FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 file photo, Seattle Mariners' Ichiro Suzuki bats during the third inning of a spring training baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in Peoria, Ariz. Jerry Dipoto's first introduction to the world of Ichiro Suzuki was only a small taste compared to what the Seattle Mariners are about to experience when they open the season in Tokyo with a pair of games against the Oakland Athletics. The most decorated player ever to export his talents from Japan to the major leagues is returning home for what could be a farewell to his Hall of Fame career on both sides of the Pacific. His teammates can't wait. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
March 06, 2019 - 10:55 pm
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Jerry Dipoto never met Ichiro Suzuki in person until the day he was reintroduced as a member of the Seattle Mariners during spring training in 2018. Suzuki's one request for the hoopla that surrounded his return to the Mariners was the news conference and ensuing activities be...
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Chiquita Evans smiles after being selected as the 56th pick overall by the Warriors Gaming Squad at the NBA 2K League draft Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in New York. Evans is the first woman selected in the esports league. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
March 05, 2019 - 9:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After over three hours of sitting, waiting and stressing, Chiquita Evans heard her name called. She stood, smiled and put on a Warriors cap, striding to the stage backed by the loudest applause of the night. Someone put a microphone in front of her and asked her how it felt. That's...
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March 05, 2019 - 6:36 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Scott Dixon's newest IndyCar title defense began Tuesday with some endorsements. Team owner Chip Ganassi tabbed the five-time series champ as someone whose star power will linger for decades. PNC Bank executive vice president Lou Cestello announced his company would continue to...
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President Donald Trump welcomes the 2018 NCAA FCS College Football Champions, The North Dakota State Bison, to the State Dining room of the White House in Washington, Monday, March 4, 2019, with McDonald's and Chick-fil-A fast food. Fourth from left is Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., third right is Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., and fourth from right is North Dakota State Bison quarterback Easton Stick. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
March 04, 2019 - 3:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The smell of burgers and fries wafted through the State Dining Room as President Donald Trump celebrated the championship football players from North Dakota State on Monday with fast food, like he did when he honored the national champion Clemson Tigers. Trump told the football...
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In this photo taken on Sunday, March 3, 2019, tourists walk next to the Olympic rings on the mountain resort of Krasnaya Polyana near the Black Sea resort of Sochi, southern Russia. In the five years since the Sochi Olympics, Russians have been flocking south to enjoy their subtropical ski slopes. (AP Photo/James Ellingworth)
March 04, 2019 - 7:27 am
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — In the five years since the Sochi Olympics, Russians have been flocking south to enjoy their subtropical ski slopes. The mountains above the Black Sea resort city are full of weekend skiers, with nearly a million visitors making the trip each winter. That's quite a...
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FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2019, file photo, California's Kristine Anigwe drives to the basket during an NCAA college basketball game against UCLA at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley, Calif. Anigwe scored 32 points with 30 rebounds for her 30th straight double-double as California beat Washington State 80-58 on Sunday, March 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Tomas Ovalle, File)
March 04, 2019 - 2:16 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Cal's Kristine Anigwe put on a show in her final regular-season game. The senior forward had 32 points and 30 rebounds for her 30th straight double-double on Sunday in an 80-58 win over Washington State. She's the first player in Division I women's basketball to have over 30 points...
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March 02, 2019 - 5:43 pm
BOSTON (AP) — In the early years of the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, a couple hundred math whizzes gathered on the school's campus hoping for a breakthrough that would make them the next Bill James. As the event and the field grew, they aspired to professional front office jobs, like Theo...
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Bryce Harper walks on the field after being introduced as a Philadelphia Phillies player during a news conference at the team's spring training baseball facility, Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Clearwater, Fla. Harper and the Phillies agreed to a $330 million, 13-year contract, the largest deal in baseball history. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
March 02, 2019 - 5:32 pm
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Bryce Harper sounded like a typical Philadelphian talking about a goal every Phillies fan will endorse. "I want to be on Broad Street on a frickin' boat or bus or whatever it is and hold a (World Series) trophy over my head," the six-time All-Star said Saturday after putting...
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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2018, file photo, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft walks on the sidelines before an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit. Kraft has pleaded not guilty to two counts of misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution. Kraft’s attorney Jack Goldberger filed the written plea in Palm Beach County, Fla., court documents released Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. The 77-year-old Kraft is requesting a non-jury trial. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
March 01, 2019 - 9:19 am
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors haven't yet seen videos police say show New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and other men engaging in sex acts and handing over cash in a Florida spa. Lawyers for some of the men have filed court motions to keep the videos from being made public, arguing...
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March 01, 2019 - 7:34 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A beer with your urine sample? No longer in Russian sports. Citing "aggressive" athletes and interference with drug-testing results, Russia has barred sportspeople from drinking alcohol when they're tested for banned substances. A post-race beer might help a dehydrated athlete produce...
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