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Manchester City's head coach Pep Guardiola gestures during the English League Cup semifinal second leg soccer match between Manchester City and Manchester United at Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)
February 14, 2020 - 8:44 pm
LONDON (AP) — English Premier League champion Manchester City was banned from the Champions League for two seasons by UEFA on Friday for “serious breaches” of spending rules and failing to cooperate with investigators in a seismic ruling against one of world football's wealthiest clubs. The Abu...
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Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy, of Russia, makes a save against Edmonton Oilers' Zack Kassian during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. The Lightning won 3-1. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)
February 14, 2020 - 8:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Edmonton Oilers forward Zack Kassian was suspended seven games by the NHL on Friday for kicking an opponent in the chest. Kassian swung his right leg and kicked Tampa Bay forward Erik Cernak in the chest during a game Thursday night. He was offered an in-person hearing that allowed...
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FILE - In this July 24, 2019, file photo, Houston Astros left fielder Tony Kemp (18) leaves the field after a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in Houston. Called up in September 2017 by Houston, Kemp immediately got asked by teammates whether he wanted to be a part of the Astros' sign-stealing scheme. His answer was no, and Kemp didn't feel further pressure to do it. The second baseman arrived Friday in Oakland spring training camp and reunited with former Astros teammate Mike Fiers, who went public in November about Houston's sign stealing. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke, File)
February 14, 2020 - 7:24 pm
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Called up in September 2017 by Houston, Tony Kemp immediately got asked by teammates whether he wanted to be a part of the Astros' sign-stealing scheme. His answer was a firm no, and Kemp didn't feel further pressure to do it. “That stood,” the second baseman said Friday after...
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Cleveland Indians pitcher Kyle Dowdy, front, fields a grounder as pitchers Carlos Carrasco, left, Shane Bieber, middle, and Logan Allen, right, look on during spring training baseball workouts for pitchers and catchers Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Avondale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
February 14, 2020 - 5:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is raising the minimum salary for minor league players in 2021, according to a memo sent Friday from the commissioner’s office to all 30 teams and obtained by The Associated Press. Two years after successfully lobbying Congress to exempt minor leaguers from...
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Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Cody Bellinger leaves the batting cages during spring training baseball Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
February 14, 2020 - 5:02 pm
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Cody Bellinger thinks Houston's José Altuve stole the 2017 AL MVP award from the Yankees' Aaron Judge and the Astros swiped that year's World Series title from the Los Angeles Dodgers. “These guys were cheating for three years,’’ Bellinger said Friday at the Dodgers spring...
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Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo, right, signs autographs for fans during spring training baseball practice Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
February 14, 2020 - 3:56 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Count Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo among those not impressed or satisfied by the Houston Astros' attempts to apologize for -- and put behind them -- their sign-stealing scandal. "They cheated. They were found guilty of it. And I haven't heard it yet...
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FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Indians' starting pitcher Mike Clevinger winds up during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees, in New York. Clevinger will undergo left knee surgery after injuring himself during a spring training workout. The team said Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, that Clevinger, who went 13-4 last season, suffered a partial tear of meniscus during a workout at the team's complex in Goodyear, Arizona on Wednesday.(AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
February 14, 2020 - 10:56 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians starting pitcher Mike Clevinger will have left knee surgery after an injury during a spring training workout. Clevinger went 13-4 last season and the Indians are counting on him to help fill some of the void after they traded two-time Cy Young winner Corey Kluber to the...
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February 14, 2020 - 9:57 am
From NCAA investigator to college athlete advocate. On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, AP's Ralph Russo is joined by Tim Nevius, a former Division I baseball player who worked for five years as an NCAA investigator after leaving law school. Now Nevius works to change college sports...
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Houston Astros' Alex Bregman, right, delivers a statement as Astros owner Jim Crane listens during a news conference before the start of the first official spring training baseball practice for the team Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
February 13, 2020 - 8:44 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Alex Bregman spoke for about 30 seconds and said he was sorry, but did not say why. He said he had learned, but did not say what. On a patch of grass between the Houston Astros' spring training building and fields, under a sun obscured by clouds, the star third baseman...
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Mel Tucker, Michigan State's new football coach, speaks duirng a news conference Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
February 12, 2020 - 8:29 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Mel Tucker recalled making $400 a month when he began his career as a graduate assistant at Michigan State, sleeping under his desk hoping to be noticed when coach Nick Saban walked in or out of the building. Two-plus decades later, Tucker is back to lead the Spartans and...
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