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November 14, 2018 - 5:46 am
LONDON (AP) — Guatemalan player Christopher Diaz-Figueroa has been banned from tennis for two years for match-fixing. The Tennis Integrity Unit, which handles corruption cases in the sport, says the 28-year-old Diaz-Figueroa admitted to match-fixing at an ITF tournament in Prague in 2017, where he...
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November 14, 2018 - 5:15 am
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A former Pilot Flying J president convicted of fraud will get to spend Christmas at home. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports an appeals court approved on Tuesday Mark Hazelwood's request to remain on house arrest until he finishes fighting his conviction. The 59-year-old...
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Former Leicester City Manager Claudio Ranieri, center, in the stands during the English Premier League soccer match between Leicester City and Burnley at the King Power stadium, Leicester, England. Saturday Nov. 10 2018 (Joe Giddens/PA via AP)
November 14, 2018 - 4:57 am
LONDON (AP) — Claudio Ranieri is back in the Premier League with Fulham, two years after overcoming 5,000-1 odds to win the title with Leicester. The 67-year-old Italian coach was hired Wednesday by Fulham, which announced the firing of Slavisa Jokanovic at the same time. The London club is in last...
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FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2012, file photo, New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith appears before an NFL football game against the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J. A Louisiana appellate court is set to hear the case of Cardell Hayes, the man convicted of manslaughter for fatally shooting retired New Orleans Saints star Will Smith. In the appeal, Hayes’s attorneys say the judge in the case should have granted a new trial because a witness who contacted the defense a day after Hayes' conviction said he had heard two guns at the time of the shooting. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)
November 14, 2018 - 4:32 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana appellate court is set to hear the case of Cardell Hayes, convicted of manslaughter for fatally shooting retired New Orleans Saints star Will Smith. Hayes insisted he shot Smith in self-defense after Smith grabbed a gun and fired as the two argued following a 2016...
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San Jose Sharks' Marc-Edouard Vlasic (44) and Marcus Sorensen (20) celebrate with teammate Joe Thornton, third from left, who scored his 400th career goal in the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Nashville Predators, in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe)
November 14, 2018 - 3:01 am
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — On a night when he reached an impressive personal milestone, Joe Thornton wasn't taking stock of his career accomplishments. The veteran San Jose Sharks center even bristled when asked about it. "I'm just trying to improve my game, to be honest with you," he said. All that...
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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2018 file photo, Kim Eun-jung, of South Korea, yells during their women's curling final in the Gangneung Curling Centre at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. Five-member women's curling team accused former Korean Curling Federation (KCF) vice-president Kim Kyong-doo of verbal abuse and team coaches of giving unreasonable orders and subjecting their private lives to excessive control. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
November 14, 2018 - 2:43 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The so-called Garlic Girls who swept to fame during their stirring run to an Olympic curling silver medal have alleged they were verbally abused by a South Korean official and subjected to unreasonable orders from coaches. South Korea's sports ministry on Wednesday...
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Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne, right, of Finland, stops a shot by Anaheim Ducks' Andrew Cogliano during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
November 14, 2018 - 2:36 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pekka Rinne is off to an even better start than last season when he finally won the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's best goalie, and backup Juuse Saros ranks among the league's top 10 for victories. With both goalies now signed to contract extensions, the Nashville Predators may...
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A Calgarian arrives to vote in a plebiscite, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Calgary, Alberta, on whether the city should proceed with a bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)
November 14, 2018 - 2:24 am
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Calgary's bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics was rebuffed on Tuesday when local voters said "no" in a nonbinding referendum. Unofficial results showed that 56 percent voted against bidding for the Olympics. Results showed that out of 767,734 eligible voters, 304,774 cast...
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Montreal Canadiens' Charles Hudon (54) skates past as Edmonton Oilers' Drake Caggiula (91) celebrates a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
November 14, 2018 - 2:05 am
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Tinkering with their top line paid dividends for the Edmonton Oilers. Reunited as linemates, Leon Draisaitl had a goal and two assists and Connor McDavid added three assists to lead Edmonton past the Montreal Canadiens 6-2 on Tuesday night. Matt Benning, Drake Caggiula,...
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Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) runs up the court after scoring against the Atlanta Hawks during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
November 14, 2018 - 1:58 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant never found his typical offensive flow and found it a little strange playing without fiery Draymond Green, even if they have yet to make up from all that went down a night earlier in Los Angeles. Durant isn't sharing any details. "I'm going to keep that in house...
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