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NHL cancels 2021 Minnesota Winter Classic, All-Star Weekend

The NHL won't take it outside and open 2021 with the Winter Classic in Minnesota but still hopes to get the hockey season going...

Dancing through quarantine and Harlem — in a bubble

NEW YORK (AP) — Living and breathing dance is par for the course at the Dance Theater of Harlem. It's just never looked like...

Twins’ Nelson Cruz wins Marvin Miller Award for leadership

NEW YOIRK (AP) — Minnesota Twins designated hitter Nelson Cruz was voted Marvin Miller Man of the Year and Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie...

Arenas, stadiums find new life as safer options for voting

ATLANTA (AP) — With long waits making headlines during early voting across the country, professional sports venues have emerged as bright spots, repurposing huge...

US jobless claims drop to 787,000, but layoffs remain high

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of laid-off Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to 787,000, a sign that job losses may have eased...

Brazilian soccer great Pelé turns 80, isolated at home

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian soccer great Pelé turns 80 on Friday, but the celebration will have to wait. ...

AP Interview: Lue wants to follow Rivers as voice for change

Tyronn Lue is ready to follow in Doc Rivers’ footsteps. That has nothing to do with coaching the Los Angeles Clippers. ...

Lowe homers twice, Rays hold off Dodgers 6-4 to even Series

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Brandon Lowe kept finding his name near the top of Tampa Bay’s lineup even as his offensive struggles continued to...

Parade of pitchers not a merry-go-round for Dodgers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — More was not merrier for Los Angeles Dodgers pitchers. ...

World Series Notebook: Rays enjoying games with fans

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — After winning the Division Series and AL Championship Series in San Diego, the Tampa Bay Rays played before fans in...

Column: Rays hungry for more after evening up World Series

Game 1 of the World Series was all about Mookie Betts and his quest to give the Los Angeles Dodgers a title and fans...

Vaunted bullpen wobbles, hangs on as Rays get even with LA

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tampa Bay's stable was a little shaky — and still managed to close out Game 2 of the World Series. ...

The Latest: Lowe hits 2 homers, Rays even World Series

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Game 2 of the World Series (all times local): ...

Dodgers, Rays draw record-low TV World Series audience

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers' victory over the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 1 drew a record-low audience of television viewers...

Penn State coach Pat Chambers resigns after investigation

Pat Chambers resigned as Penn State's basketball coach Wednesday following an internal investigation by the school into allegations of inappropriate conduct. ...

A return to Sherwood for Tiger, Mickelson but few others

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Sherwood Country Club again is hosting some of the world's best players, some of whom return to memories of...

Wright leads Villanova through COVID-19, early injuries

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An avid sports fan, Villanova coach Jay Wright watched with interest how Major League Baseball muddled through its season to get...

Stan Van Gundy agrees to become New Orleans Pelicans’ coach

Stan Van Gundy is headed to the New Orleans Pelicans, where he'll take over a promising team that includes 2019 No. 1 overall draft...

Woman’s obituary: In lieu of flowers ‘do not vote for Trump’

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An obituary for a Minneapolis-area woman who died at age 93 included one specific request for her mourners: Do...

Mickelson might go where fans are not for Masters tuneup

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Houston Open will be the first domestic PGA Tour event to have fans, and that might be enough...

Pandemic World Series draws smallest crowd in over century

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Julie and Lance Smith walked through the mostly empty concourse of Globe Life Field. ...

Former Masters champ Scott tests positive for coronavirus

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Former Masters champion Adam Scott has tested positive for the coronavirus and withdrew from the Zozo Championship at Sherwood...

Bjorkgren describes plan to take Pacers in new direction

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — New Indiana Pacers coach Kevin Bjorkgren went right to work Wednesday. ...

The Latest: NFL’s Washington team not yet allowing fans

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ...

Bullpen saved: Dodgers keep Jansen and Co. fresh for Game 2

Winning Game 1 was a sweet way to start the World Series for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ...

Kershaw, LA stars shine, Dodgers top Rays 8-3 in WS opener

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Clayton Kershaw, Cody Bellinger, Mookie Betts — the Los Angeles Dodgers stars all shined. ...

LEADING OFF: Dodgers turn to Jansen, bullpen for Game 2

A look at what's happening around the majors Wednesday: ...

Total package: Betts paying off big for Dodgers in every way

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mookie Betts slid headfirst across home plate, then popped up and did a double pump with his right fist. An...

No knocking Bellinger’s homer celebration in World Series

Cody Bellinger bashed a home run in the World Series opener, and celebrated with his Los Angeles Dodgers teammates. ...

World Series Notebook: LA rookie vs Cy Young winner in G2

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers are going with rookie right-hander Tony Gonsolin to start Game 2 of the World Series against...

Glasnow wilts, can’t stay with Kershaw as Rays drop Game 1

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tyler Glasnow had already given up a two-run homer and four of his six walks when he went back out...

The Latest: Kershaw, Dodgers take Game 1 over Rays

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Game 1 of the World Series (all times local): ...

The Latest: Imported workers test positive in New Zealand

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Eighteen fishing crewmen who last week flew to New Zealand from Moscow have tested positive for the coronavirus, underscoring the...

AP Interview: Manfred likes larger playoff, runner in extras

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ahead of a World Series capping the pandemic-shortened season, baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said he hopes to keep two of...

Longtime MLB umpire Derryl Cousins dies at 74

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Former major league umpire Derryl Cousins, who worked three World Series during a career that lasted over three decades,...

Clippers confirm hiring of Tyronn Lue as coach

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday confirmed their hiring of Tyronn Lue to replace Doc Rivers as coach. ...

Man United wins again at PSG; Messi scores in Barca rout

Marcus Rashford sprinted toward the corner flag inside an empty Parc des Princes and slid on his knees in celebration, just like two seasons...

Friedman’s Series: Built Rays, then left to build Dodgers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Andrew Friedman isn’t quite torn. ...

A return to Sherwood for Tiger Woods and the world’s best

PGA TOUR ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP AT...

Football rules nationally, Dodgers in Los Angeles

NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers played for their season Sunday night on Fox, the seventh game of the National League Championship...

Rays, Dodgers set lineups for Game 1 of the World Series

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Cody Bellinger was in his normal spot in the starting lineup for the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1 of...

The Latest: UEFA cancels men’s soccer under-19 Euros

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ...

Indiana Pacers tab Raptors assistant Nate Bjorkgren as coach

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers hired Nate Bjorkgren as their new coach Tuesday. ...

Few fans, masked umps, muted celebrations for World Series

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A World Series like no other opens Tuesday night with Clayton Kershaw’s Los Angeles Dodgers pursuing redemption, Kevin Kiermaier’s Tampa...

World Series notebook: Ailing CFs ready for Game 1 in Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Cody Bellinger knocked his right shoulder out of whack with a celebration after his home run that sent the Los...

Kershaw’s latest World Series chance with Dodgers near home

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Clayton Kershaw has pitched in the final game of the season for the Los Angeles Dodgers six of the last...

A capsule look at the Rays and Dodgers in the World Series

A capsule look at the best-of-seven World Series between the Tampa Bay Rays and Los Angeles Dodgers in Arlington, Texas, beginning Tuesday night: ...

Florida begins early voting with no major problems reported

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Floridians began early voting in much of the state Monday with no serious problems reported as the Trump campaign...

Dodgers-Rays rare wild-card era matchup of baseball’s best

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The World Series matchup between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays is a rare meeting of baseball’s best...

The Latest: UMass-Marshall football game set for Nov. 7

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ...

Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, beloved voice of hockey in US, retires

Thinking back over 50 years in hockey, Mike Emrick can't name one favorite memory or game, but one story sticks out. ...

Mickelson, Barkley to face Manning, Curry in golf match

Phil Mickelson will team up with Charles Barkley to face Stephen Curry and Peyton Manning in an exhibition golf match next month highlighting diversity,...

Bill Miller, umpiring 4th World Series, named crew chief

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Bill Miller will be the umpire crew chief for the World Series and will work home plate for Game 3...

English women’s soccer targets titles, player development

LONDON (AP) — England’s soccer leadership has a couple of priorities for the women’s teams. ...

Catch this! Betts saves Dodgers with 3rd web gem in 3 nights

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mookie Betts is leaping into the World Series, carrying to the Los Angeles Dodgers with his glove rather than with...

Data-driven approach taking Midtjylland to heady heights

They are among the poster boys for analytics in European soccer, a team that scores nearly half of its goals from set pieces and...

LEADING OFF: Rays, Dodgers all set to meet in World Series

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ...

Dodgers’ Seager NLCS MVP after 5 HRS, 11 RBIs against Braves

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Corey Seager bashed his way to NLCS MVP. ...

Baserunning gets Braves again, NLCS slips away in Game 7

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Atlanta Braves made another baserunning mistake with a lead in the NL Championship Series. ...

Bellinger HR sends Dodgers to 3rd World Series in 4 years

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrated as Cody Bellinger’s drive soared deep into the Texas night. Bellinger flung his bat off...

Koreniuk’s goal helps Galaxy beat Whitecaps, snap skid

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Kai Koreniuk scored his first MLS goal in the 90th minute to help the LA Galaxy beat the Vancouver Whitecaps...

Joe Thornton points to talk with Joe Montana in Toronto move

TORONTO (AP) — Joe Thornton had plenty of conversations about the next, and perhaps final, stop in his NHL career. ...

Longtime Minnesota sports columnist Sid Hartman dies at 100

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota sports columnist and radio personality Sid Hartman, an old-school home team booster who once ran the NBA’s Minneapolis Lakers and...

Jason Kokrak wins CJ Cup to get PGA Tour title in 233rd try

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — Jason Kokrak was playing for the 233rd time in his 10th season on the PGA Tour without ever...

Dolphins turn up heat on Jets and embattled Gase, 24-0

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Fitzpatrick blocked on a running play, improvised a left-handed completion and led cheers for his replacement during mop-up...

Astros overcome adversity to come 1 win shy of World Series

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros overcame injuries to several top stars and dealt with the fallout from their sign-stealing scandal to come a...

The Latest: Brady, Bucs roll to win, give Packers first loss

The Latest on Week 6 in the NFL (all times EDT): ...

Mickelson wins in Richmond to go 2 for 2 on senior tour

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Phil Mickelson likes to play aggressively and found the PGA Tour Champions' stop at The Country Club of Virginia the...

NLCS Game 7 1st rookie starters matchup in a winner-take-all

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Game 7 of the National League Championship became MLB's first winner-take-all postseason game matching rookie starters when the Los Angeles...

‘It’s really crazy’: Late goals cap another wild day in EPL

A two-week break for international matches has done nothing to suppress the relentless unpredictability of this season’s Premier League. ...

Tottenham collapses on Bale’s return to draw 3-3 vs West Ham

LONDON (AP) — Tottenham was transformed by Gareth Bale's homecoming, just not in the way that Jose Mourinho had imagined. ...

Betts, with another great grab, shows what Dodgers wanted

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mookie Betts jumped high against the 8-foot wall in right field, landing on an advertisement with the word “Extreme. ...

Day withdraws from final round of CJ Cup with neck injury

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — Jason Day withdrew on the second hole of the final round Sunday at the CJ Cup with a...

Marlins, Jeter part with exec Michael Hill after 19 seasons

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins executive Michael Hill's 19-season tenure with the franchise has ended. ...

Heath, Press score for United; Morgan’s Spurs debut delayed

LONDON (AP) — Alex Morgan's Tottenham debut won't now be for another few weeks, but Tobin Heath and Christen Press are up and running...

Arozarena, Rays top Astros 4-2 in Game 7, reach World Series

SAN DIEGO (AP) — By now, every baseball fan has heard of remarkable rookie Randy Arozarena. They're fast becoming familiar with his World Series-bound...

Say goodnight to the bad guys: Astros fall short in Game 7

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Houston Astros spent this odyssey of a season as baseball's biggest villains. ...

Zverev beats Auger-Aliassime in Cologne to end title wait

COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — Alexander Zverev ended his 17-month wait for a title by drawing on the pain of his U.S. Open final defeat...

Norwegian skier Braathen upsets favorites in GS for 1st win

SOELDEN, Austria (AP) — Sitting in the leader box, Lucas Braathen buried his head in his hands as he watched each racer after him...

LEADING OFF: Rookie pitchers set for NLCS Game 7, Rays in WS

A look at what’s happening around the majors Sunday: ...

Seager homers again, Dodgers force NLCS Game 7 with 3-1 win

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Corey Seager's sweet swing. Walker Buehler's calm. Kenley Jansen's resurgence. ...

Braves, Dodgers set for just 2nd NLCS Game 7 in 15 seasons

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ian Anderson doesn’t remember the last time the Atlanta Braves were in a Game 7. ...

Russell Henley with 67 soars to 3-shot lead at Shadow Creek

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — Russell Henley left everyone in his wake with three straight birdies to start the back nine, pivotal in...

Outfielder Kiermaier back in lineup for Rays in ALCS Game 7

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Three-time Gold Glove Award-winning center fielder Kevin Kiermaier was back in the lineup for the Tampa Bay Rays against the...

Van Dijk injury causes concern for frustrated Liverpool

Virgil van Dijk has been a commanding — even transcendent — presence at the heart of Liverpool’s defense throughout the team’s rise to the...

Jansen shows signs of old self as Dodgers try to stay alive

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Though Kenley Jansen never lost confidence in himself, the big right-hander might be regaining that from the Los Angeles Dodgers...

Dodgers’ Chris Taylor won’t start Game 6 against Braves

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Chris Taylor wasn't in the Los Angeles Dodgers starting lineup for Game 6 of the National League Championship Series against...

LEADING OFF: Astros-Rays go to Game 7, LA trails Braves 3-2

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ...

Ozuna mishap costs Braves as World Series wait continues

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Marcell Ozuna and the Atlanta Braves got a little ahead of themselves. ...

Smith off Smith, Seager 2 HRs as Dodgers beat Braves in NLCS

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — One Will Smith outdid another Will Smith to keep the season alive for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ...

Springer, Valdéz help Astros top Rays 7-4, force ALCS Game 7

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The blowback from a sign-stealing scandal three years ago and a losing record during the pandemic-shortened regular season don't mean...

Schauffele goes on birdie run and leads at Shadow Creek

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — Xander Schauffele began his second round by missing a 4-foot birdie putt. That was hardly a sign of...

The Latest: Md. allowing up to 10% capacity at NFL stadiums

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ...

Rays-Yankees get most viewers during Division Series

NEW YORK (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees drew the five-most watched games of the Division Series, boosted by prime-time...

Texas natives Minter for Braves, May for Dodgers in NLCS G5

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Lefty reliever A.J. Minter will be the first pitcher on the mound for the Atlanta Braves, who are going with...

Ex-Angels employee indicted in Tyler Skaggs’ fatal overdose

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A federal grand jury indicted a former Los Angeles Angels employee on drug charges for allegedly providing Angels pitcher...

Kings sign No. 2 overall pick Quinton Byfield to 3-year deal

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings have signed No. 2 overall draft pick Quinton Byfield to a three-year contract. ...

A-10 commissioner: NCAA penalties against UMass unfortunate

The NCAA is stripping Massachusetts of victories in men’s basketball and women’s tennis for overpaying 12 athletes about $9,100 in financial aid over three...

Scheuer, Philly sports media denizen for decades, dies at 88

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jack Scheuer, the go-to guy at courtside, on the field and in the press box, who covered Philadelphia sports from the...

More questions on human rights for Beijing Winter Olympics

Zumretay Arkin posed a question in a recent on-line meeting with Juan Antonio Samaranch Jr., the prominent International Olympic Committee member who oversees preparations...

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