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February 22, 2019 - 10:11 pm
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets acquired Matt Duchene from the Ottawa Senators on Friday in exchange for a 2019 first-round draft pick and two top prospects, adding a veteran center as they make a push for a playoff spot. The 28-year-old Duchene, one of the top players available...
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February 22, 2019 - 8:52 pm
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says the Chicago Bears have decided to release embattled kicker Cody Parkey after one season. The person spoke Friday on the condition of anonymity because the move had not been announced. Signed to a four-year contract in March, Parkey...
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February 22, 2019 - 8:31 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tiger Woods delivered the shot that had the gallery buzzing. Dustin Johnson produced the golf that left everyone chasing him. Johnson made it through another round at the Mexico Championship without a bogey, and he was so efficient Friday that he putted for birdie on every hole,...
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February 22, 2019 - 7:59 pm
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Robert Kraft, the billionaire owner of the New England Patriots, faces charges of soliciting a prostitute after he was twice videotaped in a sex act at a shopping-center massage parlor in Florida, police said Friday. The 77-year-old Kraft denied any wrongdoing. The case comes...
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February 22, 2019 - 6:38 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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South Africa's runner Caster Semenya, current 800-meter Olympic gold medalist and world champion, arrives for the first day of her hearing at the international Court of Arbitration for Sport, CAS, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Semenya has filed an appeal in the CAS against the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) ruling, forcing female runners to medicate to reduce their testosterone levels for six months before racing internationally. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)
February 22, 2019 - 6:01 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Caster Semenya was given "the last word" when a weeklong hearing at sport's highest court ended Friday, and her decade-long battle with track and field's ruling body neared a conclusion. The two-time Olympic 800-meter champion from South Africa appealed to the Court of...
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February 22, 2019 - 3:01 pm
Chelsea was banned Friday from signing players until after the 2019-20 season, the latest European power punished by FIFA for flouting rules protecting young talent from premature international moves. FIFA punished the London club owned by Russian billionaire owner Roman Abramovich for violations...
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February 22, 2019 - 1:39 pm
Versatile Marwin Gonzalez and the Minnesota Twins have agreed to a $21 million, two-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Friday because the agreement is subject to a successful physical. Gonzalez would...
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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2018, file photo, then-Los Angeles Dodgers' Manny Machado celebrates his two-run home run against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning of Game 2 of a baseball National League Division Series, in Los Angeles. A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that infielder Manny Machado has agreed to a $300 million, 10-year deal with the rebuilding San Diego Padres, the biggest contract ever for a free agent. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, because the agreement was subject to a successful physical and had not been announced. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
February 22, 2019 - 12:48 pm
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — After adding Manny Machado, the San Diego Padres didn't shoot down the notion that another big news conference could be ahead. With Bryce Harper, Dallas Keuchel and Craig Kimbrel still free agents, could the Padres make another surprising signing? "We're always open-minded to...
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February 22, 2019 - 9:27 am
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Vandals suspected of being soccer hooligans from The Hague have painted graffiti including swastikas and anti-Semitic texts on buildings in Amsterdam. The graffiti was discovered Friday, ahead of Sunday's Dutch league match between ADO The Hague and Ajax, which is based in...
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