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FILE - In this April 24, 2018, file photo, New York Mets' Yoenis Cespedes (52) is congratulated by manager Mickey Callaway after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in St. Louis. The slumping Mets have announced they are sticking with embattled manager Callaway "for the foreseeable future" _ and sidelined slugger Cespedes broke his right ankle in an accident on his ranch. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
May 20, 2019 - 9:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Turns out Yoenis Céspedes took the fall, not Mickey Callaway. On a hectic afternoon at Citi Field, the slumping New York Mets announced Monday they are sticking with their embattled manager "for the foreseeable future" — and Céspedes broke his right ankle in an accident on his ranch...
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Former NFL football player Kellen Winslow Jr., center, stands as the jury enters the courtroom on the first day of his rape trial, Monday May 20, 2019, in Vista, Calif. Winslow's attorneys Brian Watkins, right, and Marc Carlo, left, flank him. (John Gibbins/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP, Pool)
May 20, 2019 - 8:01 pm
VISTA, California (AP) — Kellen Winslow Jr., the son of a pro football star who himself earned over $40 million in an injury plagued NFL career, "took what he wanted," including raping a 54-year-old hitchhiker and a 59-year-old homeless woman, prosecutors said Monday. Meanwhile defense lawyers...
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Los Angeles Lakers NBA basketball team general manager Rob Pelinka, left, introduces Frank Vogel as the Lakers new head coach at their training facility in El Segundo, Calif., Monday, May 20, 2019. (Scott Varley/The Orange County Register/SCNG via AP)
May 20, 2019 - 6:39 pm
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Frank Vogel's determination to build "organizational togetherness" within the Los Angeles Lakers met the reality of the team's current dysfunction Monday. Vogel's introduction as the Lakers' coach was almost overshadowed by comments made earlier by Magic Johnson. The...
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Atlanta Braves pitcher Jonny Venters and catcher Brian McCann celebrate after defeating the Arizona Diamondbacks in a baseball game, Saturday, May 11, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
May 18, 2019 - 6:01 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Jonny Venters, the left-hander whose comeback from his third Tommy John surgery helped him win the NL Comeback Player of the Year Award last year, has been released by the Atlanta Braves. The 34-year-old Venters had a 17.36 ERA after giving up nine earned runs in 4 2/3 innings...
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This 1992 image made from video provided by WBNS-TV, shows Dr. Richard Strauss. A report released on Friday, May 17, 2017, found that the now-dead Ohio State team doctor sexually abused at least 177 male students from the 1970s through the 1990s, and numerous university officials got wind of what was going on over the years but did little or nothing to stop him. (WBNS-TV via AP)
May 18, 2019 - 1:10 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on the report detailing abuse of male athletes and students by a now-dead doctor at Ohio State. (all times local): 12:35 p.m. An attorney who is preparing a lawsuit against Ohio State University on behalf of more than 50 former athletes who say they were abused by a...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012 file photo, Arizona Cardinals' Patrick Peterson warms up prior to an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Glendale, Ariz. Arizona Cardinals All-Pro cornerback Patrick Peterson has been suspended for the first six games of the 2019 season for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy. The NFL did not specify Thursday, May 16, 2019 which illegal substance Peterson allegedly used. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
May 16, 2019 - 9:01 pm
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Cardinals All-Pro cornerback Patrick Peterson has been suspended for the first six games of the 2019 season for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy. The NFL did not specify Thursday which illegal substance Peterson allegedly used. Peterson can...
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May 16, 2019 - 5:50 pm
VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A judge is barring prosecutors from using surveillance video taken inside a Florida massage parlor in a prostitution case, days after another judge suppressed video in a similar case involving New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft. The Indian River County judge ruled...
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FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 file photo, New York Jets linebacker Darron Lee (58) runs the ball after an interception against the Detroit Lions during an NFL football game at Ford Field in Detroit. Two people with direct knowledge of the deal say the New York Jets have agreed to trade linebacker Darron Lee to the Kansas City Chiefs for a sixth-round draft pick, Wednesday, May 15, 2019. The deal is pending a physical, according to the people who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because neither team had announced the move. It also comes on the same day the team fired general manager Mike Maccagnan and installed coach Adam Gase as the acting GM. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski, File)
May 15, 2019 - 11:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Adam Gase needed just a few hours as the Jets' acting general manager to pull off a big deal. Two people with direct knowledge of the trade told The Associated Press that New York agreed Wednesday night to send linebacker Darron Lee to the Kansas City Chiefs for a sixth-round draft...
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FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2018 file photo, New York Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan speaks to reporters in Florham Park, N.J. The New York Jets have fired Maccagnan and coach Adam Gase will serve as the acting GM in his place. The stunning decision by team chairman and CEO Christopher Johnson was announced in a statement posted on the team's Twitter account. Maccagnan had been the Jets' general manager since 2015. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
May 15, 2019 - 10:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Maccagnan helped lead the Jets' coaching search this offseason, spent big money in free agency and oversaw the team's draft. Now, stunningly, he's out as New York's general manager. Team chairman and CEO Christopher Johnson announced the decision to fire Maccagnan in a...
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David Griffin, New Orleans Pelicans Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations, gets a hug from head coach Alvin Gentry after it was announced that their team had won the first pick during the NBA basketball draft lottery Tuesday, May 14, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nuccio DiNuzzo)
May 15, 2019 - 6:06 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In the NBA city most familiar with "gris-gris," folks see no small measure of poetic justice in the fact that their team will dictate the fate of a coveted prospect named Zion. Mystical explanations aside, the Pelicans are in the driver's seat now — but say they're in no hurry to...
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