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Ex-Packer Guion gets 1 year for domestic violence assault

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Former Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Letroy Guion was sentenced to one year in jail after pleading no contest in a domestic violence assault at his home last fall. Brown County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Walsh also ordered Guion on Tuesday to serve three years’ probation and complete a domestic […]
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Durant eager for Suns debut vs. Hornets after knee injury

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kevin Durant has been through quite a bit during his 15-year NBA career — but joining a new team midway through the season is a new one for the 13-time All-Star. The 34-year-old Durant doesn’t seem all that worried. Durant makes his highly anticipated Phoenix Suns debut on Wednesday night against […]
1 year ago
FILE - Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores stands on the sideline during the second half of an N...

Judge: NFL coach can press discrimination claims in court

NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Coach Brian Flores can pursue some of his discrimination claims against the league and its teams in court rather than through arbitration, a judge ruled Wednesday. The written decision by Judge Valerie Caproni in Manhattan was issued months after lawyers for the league tried to get the lawsuit moved to […]
1 year ago
Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Alex Stalock cools off in the first period during an NHL hockey game ...

Kane trade reinforces hard reality of Blackhawks rebuild

CHICAGO (AP) — After days of speculation, the harsh reality of the Chicago Blackhawks’ situation was reinforced by one move in a flurry of transactions ahead of the NHL trade deadline. Showtime is over, at least in Chicago, and a seemingly bright future is, well, way off in the distance. The reverberations of Chicago’s decision […]
1 year ago
FILE -  Yves Jean-Bart, president of the Haitian Football Federation, wearing a protective face mas...

Disgraced ex-Haitian soccer president announces he’s back

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s former soccer federation president whose lifetime ban from sport over sexual abuse allegations was overturned last month announced Wednesday that he is reclaiming his position. Yves Jean-Bart’s defiant announcement could lead to a standoff with FIFA, which already has appointed an emergency management committee to lead the Haitian Football Association […]
1 year ago
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Rodgers says decision on future will come ‘soon enough’

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers says he will make a decision on his future “soon enough” as the four-time MVP quarterback ponders whether to play next season and if his future remains with the Green Bay Packers. Rodgers, 39, discussed his future while speaking on an episode of the “Aubrey Marcus Podcast” that […]
1 year ago
The Los Angeles Angels and the Oakland Athletics compete during the fourth inning of a spring train...

New MLB rules get mixed fan reaction after first live looks

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — It took 2 hours, 19 minutes for the Miami Marlins to beat the Houston Astros 4-3 in a spring training game Monday — a game so fast that Ryan Murphy, a lifelong Houston fan, found himself lingering in the ballpark for a while after. “I’m a baseball fan,” said […]
1 year ago
Washington Capitals center Lars Eller skates with the puck against the New York Rangers during the ...

Deals done long before NHL trade deadline set stage for more

David Poile did not go into the final deadline of his quarter-century-long tenure as general manager of the Nashville Predators thinking he would trade longtime defenseman Mattias Ekholm or 25-year-old forward Tanner Jeannot. But the seasoned executive started listening on offers a long time ago and has so far completed three deals. And there’s still […]
1 year ago
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Georgia star Jalen Carter charged with racing in fatal wreck

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia defensive tackle Jalen Carter, projected as one of the top players in next month’s NFL draft, has been charged with reckless driving and racing in conjunction with the crash that killed offensive lineman Devin Willock and a recruiting staff member. The Athens-Clarke County Police Department has issued an arrest warrant, obtained […]
1 year ago
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred speaks to the media and answers questions during baseball spring train...

MLB sets up local media group, could broadcast 17 teams

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball added three executives to its new local media department as it prepares for a possible takeover of local broadcasts for 17 teams amid the financial deterioration of the Bally and AT&T SportsNet regional sports networks. Doug Johnson was hired as senior vice president and executive producer of local […]
1 year ago
This photo from video shows NCAA president Charlie Baker. Former Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker i...

New NCAA president says NIL rules could protect athletes

As Charlie Baker takes over as NCAA president, he brings a different way of thinking about one of the most important and polarizing issues in college athletics: regulating how student-athletes monetize their fame. To Baker, athletes such as quarterback recruit Jaden Rashada and Miami basketball players Hanna and Haley Cavinder are consumers who need help […]
1 year ago
United States' Mikaela Shiffrin speeds down the course during the first run of the women's World Ch...

Shiffrin dominates training as she eyes Stenmark’s record

American skier Mikaela Shiffrin dominated downhill training in Norway on Wednesday ahead of what could become another record-breaking weekend. Shiffrin is aiming for her 86th career World Cup victory to match the all-time mark set by Swedish great Ingemar Stenmark in the 1970s and 80s. Shiffrin is expected to have three chances this weekend, starting […]
1 year ago
Workers operate inside the construction site of the Olympic Village at the Porta Romana former rail...

Little sign of Olympics in Milan with only 3 years to go

MILAN (AP) — Perched incongruously on the 44th floor of one of Milan’s modern glass skyscrapers is a ski lodge. The “baita,” which is made of reclaimed wood from trees felled in a devastating storm that hit northern Italy in 2018, is in the headquarters of the organizing committee for the 2026 Milan-Cortina Olympics. The […]
1 year ago
FILE - France's Just Fontaine, left, tries to go past Brazil's goalkeeper Gilmar tackles in their s...

Just Fontaine, who scored 13 goals at 1958 World Cup, dies

PARIS (AP) — No one could beat Just Fontaine’s World Cup scoring record during his lifetime. His 13 goals in a single tournament was set with France in 1958 and has withstood 16 World Cups since. Fontaine’s death was confirmed Wednesday by his former club Reims and the French soccer federation. He was 89. The […]
1 year ago
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Kobe Bryant family settles photo lawsuit for $28.5 million

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The family of the late Kobe Bryant has agreed to a $28.5 million settlement with Los Angeles County to resolve the remaining claims in a lawsuit over deputies and firefighters sharing grisly photos of the NBA star, his 13-year-old daughter and other victims killed in a 2020 helicopter crash, attorneys and […]
1 year ago
FILE - Brent Sass heads down the Yukon River between Ruby and Galena, Alaska, on March 13, 2020, du...

‘A little scary’: Iditarod begins with smallest field ever

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The second half-century for the world’s most famous sled dog race is getting off to a rough start. Only 33 mushers will participate in the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Saturday, the smallest field ever to take their dog teams nearly 1,000 miles (1,609 kilometers) over […]
1 year ago
Jessie Diggins, of the United States, crosses the finish line in the Women's Cross Country Interval...

Jessie Diggins becomes 1st American to win XC gold at worlds

PLANICA, Slovenia (AP) — Jessie Diggins became the first American to win world championship gold in an individual cross country ski race, finishing 14 seconds in front of Sweden’s Frida Karlsson on Tuesday. The 31-year-old Diggins outlasted the competition in the 10-kilometer race, crossing the line in 23 minutes, 40.8 seconds to become the first […]
1 year ago
Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, right, shoots as Houston Rockets center Alperen Sengun defends ...

Jokic has 100th triple-double; Nuggets down Rockets 133-112

HOUSTON (AP) — When Nikola Jokic was presented with the game ball by Denver coach Michael Malone after recording his 100th career triple-double, Malone said the superstar seemed almost embarrassed by the gesture. “He is a unique person who doesn’t want any of the attention or credit,” Malone said. “He just wants to go about […]
1 year ago
Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) celebrates with his teammates as they are substi...

Giannis returns, Bucks beat Nets 118-104 for 15th straight

NEW YORK (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 33 points and 15 rebounds, and the Milwaukee Bucks extended their winning streak to 15 games by beating the Brooklyn Nets 118-104 on Tuesday night. Jrue Holiday had 14 points and eight assists for the Bucks, who went 10-0 in February and have passed the Boston Celtics for […]
1 year ago
Duke's Celeste Taylor, left, and North Carolina's Anya Poole dive for the ball during the first hal...

Duke beats N.C. State for fifth consecutive win, 71-67

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Jeremy Roach scored 20 points and helped Duke hold off North Carolina State in a 71-67 victory on Tuesday night to win its fifth straight game and complete a 16-0 home schedule. Tyrese Proctor added 12 points, going 8 of 9 at the line, including four in the final 18 seconds […]
1 year ago
FILE - Chicago Blackhawks' Patrick Kane smiles during an NHL hockey game Jan. 19, 2023, in Philadel...

Rangers acquire star winger Patrick Kane from Blackhawks

The New York Rangers acquired Patrick Kane in a trade with the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday, reuniting the star winger with former teammate Artemi Panarin and stamping themselves as a Stanley Cup contender in the loaded Eastern Conference. New York was believed to be out of the running for Kane after it acquired Vladimir Tarasenko […]
1 year ago
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, left, reaches for the ball against Dallas Mavericks guard ...

With James injury, Lakers face challenge to reach postseason

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — LeBron James’ injury hasn’t changed the Los Angeles Lakers’ goal of reaching the postseason. Lakers coach Darvin Ham said Tuesday that James is still going through medical evaluations before the team makes a decision on how long the NBA’s career scoring leader may be unavailable after injuring his right foot Sunday […]
1 year ago
FILE -Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) looks to pass during an NFL football game, Su...

Browns could restructure Deshaun Watson’s $230M contract

CLEVELAND (AP) — The record-setting contract Deshaun Watson received from the Browns could undergo some revising. Cleveland general manager Andrew Berry indicated the team may consider restructuring the five-year, $230 million deal — to clear salary cap space — it used to entice Watson to agree to a trade from Houston to the Browns one […]
1 year ago
Nashville Predators defenseman Mattias Ekholm (14) celebrates with goaltender Kevin Lankinen (32) a...

Rangers trade for Kane; Hurricanes, Leafs, Oilers load up

Patrick Kane is Broadway-bound, and the New York Rangers are far from the only top contender making big moves with still three sleeps left before the NHL trade deadline. The Rangers acquired Kane from Chicago in a three-team trade Tuesday night, adding the three-time Stanley Cup champion to their core that reached the Eastern Conference […]
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