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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2018, file photo, Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper, looks at the baseball field from their dugout before the start of the Nationals last home game of the season against the Miami Marlins in Washington Spring training has started, yet two of baseball's biggest stars, Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, are sitting at home. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
February 15, 2019 - 4:39 pm
Spring training has started, yet two of baseball's biggest stars, Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, are sitting at home. For those who think this is a strong indication that the national pastime is headed toward another paralyzing labor dispute, do not fret. There's too much money at stake — on all...
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In this Feb. 9, 2019, photo, invitees listen during an orientation for volunteers for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo. Unpaid Olympic volunteers do almost everything: guide athletes around, greet dignitaries, and translate for lost fans. IOC officials acknowledge the games couldn’t be held without them; invariably smiling, helpful and praised by presidents, prime ministers, and monarchs. That’s the case at next year’s Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics where about 80,000 will be needed. Just over 200,000 have applied with orientation and interviews for Japan residents starting this month. (Mizuki Ikari/Kyodo News via AP)
February 15, 2019 - 3:22 am
TOKYO (AP) — Unpaid Olympic volunteers do almost everything: guide athletes around, greet dignitaries and translate for lost fans. IOC officials acknowledge the games couldn't be held without them; invariably smiling, helpful and praised by presidents, prime ministers and monarchs. The billion-...
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Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr, center, yells at referee Ken Mauer, left, after being called for a technical foul, while guard Stephen Curry, right, watches during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. The Blazers won 129-107. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)
February 14, 2019 - 7:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Golden State coach Steve Kerr has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for verbally abusing and confronting a referee. The penalty announced Thursday by Kiki VanDeWeghe, the NBA's executive vice president of basketball operations, was for Kerr's actions in a 127-107 loss at Portland on...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2013 file photo, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game in New Orleans. A person with knowledge of the trade tells The Associated Press, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, that the Denver Broncos have agreed to acquire Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco in exchange for a fourth-round pick in this year's NFL draft. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither team announced the deal. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
February 13, 2019 - 3:39 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Joe Flacco has gone from Denver Broncos tormentor to savior. The Baltimore Ravens have agreed to trade the veteran quarterback to the Broncos in exchange for a fourth-round pick in this year's NFL draft, a person with knowledge of the agreement told The Associated Press. The...
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FILE - In this March 9, 2018, file photo, Reims' Anatole Ngamukol controls the ball during a league II soccer match against Chateauroux in Reims, eastern France. French soccer players are turning to the courts to fight workplace bullying and the practice known in France by an English word, "le loft." (AP Photo/Christian Lantenois, File)
February 13, 2019 - 12:18 pm
PARIS (AP) — As it does for many footballers, the day finally came when Anatole Ngamukol was told by his club it was time for him to move on. Embarking on a new season in the French league , Reims decided it had no further use for the player who had helped the French side climb out of the second...
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February 12, 2019 - 8:15 pm
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Raiders have had their first talks about returning for one final season in Oakland since the city filed suit over the team's planned move to Las Vegas. Oakland Coliseum executive director Scott McKibben said Tuesday that he met with Raiders president Marc Badain last week...
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Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan speaks to the media about hosting the NBA All-Star basketball game during a news conference in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
February 12, 2019 - 12:43 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael Jordan says James Harden's streak of 30 straight 30-point games and Russell Westbrook's 10 straight triple-doubles are both impressive and tough to accomplish. But the Charlotte Hornets owner said Tuesday — flashing a big grin — that there is one accomplishment...
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February 11, 2019 - 6:06 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has told Louisiana's governor there was an error in the officiating that helped the Los Angeles Rams go to the Super Bowl instead of the New Orleans Saints, but there's nothing he can do about it. Goodell wrote to Gov. John Bel Edwards saying a...
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FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2018, file photo, Carolina Panthers strong safety Eric Reid stands on the sideline prior to an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, in Philadelphia. The Panthers have re-signed safety Eric Reid to a three-year contract that runs through the 2021 season. Financial terms of the deal were not announced Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
February 11, 2019 - 2:33 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Eric Reid has signed a three-year contract worth more than $22 million with the Carolina Panthers, a deal the safety believes is additional proof that NFL owners conspired to keep him out of the league last season. Reid said Monday he believes he got "fair market value" after...
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FILE - In this June 8, 2018, file photo, Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper hits a two-RBI double during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants at Nationals Park in Washington. Harper, Manny Machado, Craig Kimbrel and Dallas Keuchel will not be around when the bat and ball bags are opened at spring training throughout Florida and Arizona this week. They are among the dozens of free agents still looking for jobs. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
February 10, 2019 - 3:24 pm
Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, Craig Kimbrel and Dallas Keuchel won't be around when the bat and ball bags are opened at spring training throughout Florida and Arizona this week. They are among the dozens of free agents still looking for jobs, joined by Mike Moustakas, Marwin Gonzalez, Carlos...
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