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New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson goes to the basket before the start of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in New Orleans, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. Williamson is not scheduled to play. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)
January 15, 2020 - 6:09 pm
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Zion Williamson, the top choice in last summer’s NBA draft, is scheduled to make his regular season debut for the Pelicans on Jan. 22 when New Orleans hosts the the San Antonio Spurs, Pelicans basketball operations chief David Griffin said Wednesday. “Everything's moving in the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2019, file photo, Abel Cedillo rides Mongolian Groom in the Breeders' Cup Classic horse race at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. A report on the death of Mongolian Groom in the Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita says veterinarians missed opportunities to remove the gelding from the $6 million race because of time constraints or deficiencies in the process used to evaluate horses. In the 20-page report issued Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, Dr. Larry Bramlage identified six suggested improvements aimed at refining safety and evaluation protocols for future events. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
January 15, 2020 - 6:06 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A report on the death of Mongolian Groom in the Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita says veterinarians missed opportunities to remove the gelding from the $6 million race because of time constraints or deficiencies in the process used to evaluate horses. In the 20-page report...
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From left, Boston Red Sox owner John Henry, chairman Tom Werner, CEO Sam Kennedy and Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom participate in a baseball news conference at Fenway Park, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Boston. The Red Sox have parted ways with manager Alex Cora, with the move coming one day after baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred named him as a ringleader with Houston in the sport's sign-stealing scandal. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
January 15, 2020 - 6:05 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox need to find a new manager, and it sounds like they haven't gotten over their old one. Heaping praise on Alex Cora a day after showing him the door, Red Sox owner John Henry said on Wednesday the team was going to miss “just about everything” about the man who led...
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A Congressional Gold Medal is presented to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) advocate and former National Football League (NFL) player, Steve Gleason, in Statuary Hall on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Washington. Holding the medal is his wife Michel Gleason. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
January 15, 2020 - 6:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former NFL player Steve Gleason has received the Congressional Gold Medal — the highest civilan honor bestowed by Congress — for his work as an advocate for people with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. “This award represents the people of the...
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New York Mets manager Carlos Beltran listens to a question during the Major League Baseball winter meetings, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Associated Press
January 15, 2020 - 5:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — While the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox took decisive action in jettisoning their managers after Major League Baseball concluded they were involved in nefarious sign stealing, the New York Mets have stayed silent on Carlos Beltrán's future. Houston fired AJ Hinch one hour after...
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LSU quarterback Joe Burrow passes against Clemson during the second half of a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
January 15, 2020 - 5:27 pm
LSU won the national championship with a uniquely spectacular season from quarterback Joe Burrow. On the last AP Top 25 College Football Podcast presented by Regions Bank of the 2019 season, USA Today's Dan Wolken and Paul Myerberg join Ralph Russo to wrap up LSU's title game victory against...
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Vegas Golden Knights coach Gerard Gallant questions a call during the first period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)
January 15, 2020 - 12:34 pm
Gerard Gallant was abruptly fired by the Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday less than two years after leading them to the Stanley Cup Final in their first season of existence and winning NHL coach of the year honors along the way. Peter DeBoer, fired last month by the San Jose Sharks, takes over...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, Chairman and CEO of Alibaba Group Daniel Zhang Yong attends the Alibaba Group's listing ceremony at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX) in Hong Kong. Known globally as an online retail platform, Alibaba chief marketing officer Chris Tung announced Wednesday Jan. 15, 2020, plans to change how broadcasters, fans and organizers experience the Olympic Games. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, FILE)
January 15, 2020 - 12:26 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Alibaba’s promise to the Olympic family is to bring its technological might to help organizers, broadcasters and fans. The Chinese tech giant's Olympic sponsorship deal is worth hundreds of millions of dollars and runs for 12 years, starting in 2017 and continuing...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2006, file photo, then-NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue smiles while addressing the media at an NFL owners meeting in Grapevine, Texas. Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue has made the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his fifth attempt. Tagliabue and former New York Giants general manager George Young made it as contributors. Ex-Dallas Cowboys safety Cliff Harris and former Cleveland receiver Mac Speedie completed the centennial class announced Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. The class of 10 senior candidates, three contributors and two coaches are part of the hall's celebration of the NFL's 100th season. (AP Photo/D.J. Peters, File)
January 15, 2020 - 11:05 am
Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue has made the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his fifth attempt. Tagliabue and former New York Giants general manager George Young made it to the hall in Canton, Ohio, as contributors. Ex-Dallas Cowboys safety Cliff Harris and former Cleveland receiver Mac Speedie...
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Rafael Nadal of Spain, left, and Deb Boirg, an Australian firefighter celebrate as they play a game of tennis together during the Rally For Relief at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. Tennis stars have come together for the Rally for Relief to raise money in aid of the bushfire relief efforts across Australia. (Scott Barbour/AAP Image via AP)
January 15, 2020 - 6:50 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A capacity crowd of more than 15,000 at Rod Laver Arena watched Roger Federer defeat Nick Kyrgios in a one-set finale to the Australian Open's Rally for Relief to aid wildfire charities on Wednesday. Tennis Australia said the night helped raise nearly 5 million...
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