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February 04, 2020 - 1:57 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — James Click was introduced as the new general manager of the Houston Astros on Tuesday, joining a scandal-plagued team that scrambled to fill two major roles just before the start of spring training. Click took over for Jeff Luhnow, suspended for a season by Major League Baseball and...
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FILE - This Oct. 3, 2018 file photo shows a view of the exterior of Wembley Stadium in London. The Jacksonville Jaguars will play two home games in London next season, strengthening the franchise’s foothold in an overseas market the NFL is eager to expand. The Jaguars will play back-to-back games at historic Wembley Stadium, giving them a potential “home-field” advantage in the second one since they won’t have to travel that week. Specific dates were not announced.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
February 04, 2020 - 12:00 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars will play consecutive home games in London next season, potentially strengthening the franchise’s foothold in an overseas market the NFL is eager to expand. The Jaguars will play back-to-back games at historic Wembley Stadium to improve revenue...
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San Antonio Spurs' DeMar DeRozan, center, drives against Los Angeles Clippers' Paul George (13) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
February 04, 2020 - 2:54 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul George got beat up again, came back and hit some big shots to help the Los Angeles Clippers rally late. Kawhi Leonard scored 22 points and George added 19 in a 108-105 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night. Leonard's one-handed dunk gave the Clippers a two-point...
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In this Jan. 29, 2020 photo, a man makes a bet on the upcoming Super Bowl at Bally's casino in Atlantic City, N.J. Business was brisk at sports books around the country on Super Bowl Sunday, with customers risking money on everything from the coin toss at the start of the game, to the color of the Gatorade dumped on the winning coach, Kansas City's Andy Reid, at the end of it. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
February 03, 2020 - 8:39 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Business was brisk at sports books around the country on Super Bowl Sunday, with customers risking money on everything from the coin toss at the start of the game, to the color of the Gatorade dumped on the winning coach, Kansas City's Andy Reid, at the end of it. The...
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Kansas City Chiefs' Damien Williams celebrates his touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
February 03, 2020 - 12:44 am
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — For Damien Williams, the trip to the Super Bowl end zone was especially long. Undrafted out of college, he made the NFL as a special teamer. Now, five years later, he was crossing the goal line while holding the ball aloft, which made him look like the exclamation point...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Mike Clevinger delivers in the first inning during Game 3 of a baseball American League Division Series against the Houston Astros in Cleveland. Clevinger doesn't know exactly how he''ll react the next time he's on the mound facing the Astros. Clevinger has been one of the most outspoken critics of the Astros since their sign-stealing scandal broke earlier this month, rocking baseball, leading to suspensions, managerial firings in Houston, Boston and New York and blanketing the sport in a net of suspicion as spring training approaches.(AP Photo/Phil Long, File)
February 01, 2020 - 3:10 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians pitcher Mike Clevinger doesn't know exactly how he'll react the next time he's on the mound facing the Houston Astros. They cheated, and he doesn't like cheaters. On Friday night, he took aim at them. “We'll see,” he said. “It'll be fun." Clevinger has been one of the most...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, file photo, San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan celebrates with his dad, Mike, after the NFC Championship NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers in Santa Clara, Calif. Passing the family business onto the kids is a delicate chore, even when the whole world isn't watching. When it plays out in the NFL, everyone gets to see the successes and failures unveiled in real time. This year’s Super Bowl features two of those stories. San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan learned a lot of what he knows from his dad, Mike, who has three Super Bowl rings of his own back at home. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
February 01, 2020 - 2:36 am
MIAMI (AP) — San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan grew up living the life of a football coach's son. He liked it so much, he decided he wanted to be just like his dad. Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt grew up living the life of a football magnate's son. All signs pointed toward the likelihood...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign stop at a Quality Inn, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, in Fort Madison, Iowa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
February 01, 2020 - 1:52 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Three days before the Iowa caucuses begin the 2020 nominating process, Joe Biden’s campaign manager downplayed the significance of Iowa and New Hampshire and prepped supporters for an extended primary season. “The vice president has said many times: Monday’s contest begins...
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FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2016, file photo, a New Orleans Saints helmet rests on the playing field before an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo. The Saints are going to court to keep the public from seeing hundreds of emails that allegedly show team executives doing public relations damage control for the area's Roman Catholic archdiocese to help it contain the fallout from a burgeoning sexual abuse crisis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
January 31, 2020 - 2:15 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A judge ruled Friday that The Associated Press may be heard in a court dispute over whether to release hundreds of confidential emails that detail the New Orleans Saints' behind-the-scenes public relations work to help area Roman Catholic leaders deal with a sexual abuse crisis...
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New Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker smiles during a baseball press conference at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
January 30, 2020 - 8:09 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Before he begins his “last hurrah," Dusty Baker intends to talk to his new team. He hasn't decided exactly what he'll say to the scandal-riddled Houston Astros when spring training starts, but he's certain of the message. “You got to go forward and make sure that it doesn't happen...
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