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February 22, 2019 - 3:38 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The sun came out in Arizona. Free agents played for their new teams. Ichiro Suzuki was back in uniform at age 45. Baseball is back. A day after the scheduled exhibition opener was rained out, baseball returned to the ballparks of Florida and Arizona on Friday with the first...
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February 22, 2019 - 10:25 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Spring training is underway in Florida. There are four exhibition games on the schedule for Friday, with the Boston Red Sox starting things off against Northeastern in Fort Myers in a traditional matchup with the local school. The Tampa Bay Rays are facing the Philadelphia...
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February 22, 2019 - 10:19 am
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired center Matt Duchene from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for two top prospects. The 28-year-old Duchene, one of the top players available ahead of Monday's NHL trade deadline, was dealt Friday for forwards Vitaly Abramov and Jonathan...
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February 22, 2019 - 9:01 am
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Manny Machado calls San Diego "one of the best cities in the world" and says he was attracted to the Padres by the team's strong farm system. The 26-year-old infielder was introduced at a news conference Friday, a day after his $300 million, 10-year contract was finalized...
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February 22, 2019 - 3:32 am
ZURICH (AP) — Chelsea was banned by FIFA on Friday from signing players until the 2020 offseason transfer window for breaching rules covering youngsters. The Premier League club has the right to appeal against the sanction, which covers the next two transfer windows — the entire 2019-20 season —...
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February 22, 2019 - 2:08 am
CHONBURI, Thailand (AP) — South Korean golfer Jenny Shin snatched the lead at the LPGA Thailand with a birdie on the last hole of the second round at Siam Country Club Pattaya on Friday. Shin bogeyed the sixth hole but sunk five birdies in the rest of the round, including the par-5 18th. Her round...
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February 21, 2019 - 11:44 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James knows that he needs to turn up his intensity if the Los Angeles Lakers are going to make the playoffs. He certainly did that on Thursday night against the Houston Rockets when his team needed it the most. James scored 16 of his 29 points in the second half as the...
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February 21, 2019 - 11:16 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Fresh off his MVP performance in the All-Star game, Kevin Durant made certain the Golden State Warriors got off on the right foot for their stretch run to the playoffs. He also gave Sacramento's prized rookie Marvin Bagley III quite a lesson on defense. Durant had 28 points,...
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February 21, 2019 - 8:03 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 12 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter, Khris Middleton hit a 3-pointer in the closing seconds and the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks held off the Boston Celtics 98-97 on Thursday night. On the second-to-last position, Marcus Smart forced a jump ball...
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February 21, 2019 - 7:45 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — If there's a weakness for these Michigan Wolverines to be worried about, it's lurking behind the 3-point line. Jordan Poole and Jon Teske swished aside the concern for at least one night. Poole scored 22 points to lead a long-range shooting spree by seventh-ranked Michigan, and...
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