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FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2011 file photo, Jhon Viafara of Colombia's Junior de Barranquilla celebrates after scoring against Brazil's Gremio during a Copa Libertadores soccer match in Barranquilla, Colombia. Viafara, a former Southampton and Portsmouth midfielder, has been arrested in his native Colombia on a U.S. drug warrant, said Colombia's chief prosecutor Wednesday, March 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara, File)
March 20, 2019 - 12:12 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Former Southampton and Portsmouth midfielder Jhon Viafara has been arrested in his native Colombia on a U.S. drug warrant, officials said Wednesday. Colombia's chief prosecutor's office said that prosecutors in Texas believe Viafara was part of a criminal network tied to the...
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Seattle Mariners right fielder Ichiro Suzuki, center, talks to his teammates while leaving the field for defense substitution in the fourth inning of Game 1 of the Major League opening baseball series against the Oakland Athletics at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi)
March 20, 2019 - 12:11 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Ichiro drew all the cheers. Most everyone else on the Seattle Mariners did all the hitting. A crowd that came to salute Ichiro Suzuki in his homeland saw Domingo Santana deliver the biggest hit at the Tokyo Dome, a grand slam that sent Seattle over the Oakland Athletics 9-7 Wednesday...
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March 20, 2019 - 12:11 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore has ratcheted up a bitter dispute with the owners of a historic racetrack in an effort to seize a nearly 150-year-old course and block the move of one of America's premier horse races out of the city where it was first run in 1873. Under state law, the Preakness Stakes —...
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Fans of Seattle Mariners right fielder Ichiro Suzuki cheer with banners reading "Ichiro" at the spectators' stand prior to Game 1 of a Major League opening series baseball game between the Mariners and the Oakland Athletics at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi)
March 20, 2019 - 11:55 am
TOKYO (AP) — Talk about a serious home-field advantage. Ichiro Suzuki had it on a night to celebrate all things Ichiro — "Ichiromania" in other words — as he started for the Seattle Mariners against the Oakland Athletics in MLB's opening game of the season. About 45,000 voices in a sellout crowd on...
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March 20, 2019 - 11:52 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — NBA Summer League is going international this year. The Chinese and Croatian national teams will join all 30 NBA clubs at this year's tournament in Las Vegas, taking place from July 5 through July 15. China sent a team to Summer League in 2007, and Croatia will play in the event...
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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2019 file photo, TJ Dillashaw reacts after a flyweight mixed martial arts championship bout against Henry Cejudo at UFC Fight Night in New York. Dillashaw has surrendered the UFC 135-pound championship because of an “adverse finding” in his last drug test. Dillashaw posted on social media that he would give up the belt after he was informed by the New York State Athletic Commission and the United States Anti-Doping Agency of the results of his test leading up to his last fight in January. Dillashaw suffered first-round loss to Henry Cejudo and failed to become a two-division champion. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
March 20, 2019 - 11:47 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — TJ Dillashaw has surrendered the UFC 135-pound championship because of an "adverse finding" in his last drug test. Dillashaw posted on social media that he would give up the belt after he was informed by the New York State Athletic Commission and the United States Anti-Doping...
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March 20, 2019 - 11:43 am
MUNICH (AP) — As many as 21 athletes from five sports may have been part of a doping ring stretching around the world, German prosecutors said Wednesday. Austrian police arrested five competitors at the Nordic skiing world championships last month and the case has since spread to cycling. Munich...
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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2018, file photo, Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora, left, escorts Mookie Betts off the field during the sixth inning of the team's baseball game against the New York Mets in Boston. Betts drove in just 80 runs last year while spending almost all of his time as the Red Sox leadoff hitter. That seemed like a missed opportunity, so Cora is planning to bat Betts second this season and move Andrew Benintendi to leadoff. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
March 20, 2019 - 11:43 am
BOSTON (AP) — Somehow, Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora looked at Mookie Betts' MVP season and saw room for improvement. Not the .346 batting average that was the highest in the major leagues. Not the career-high 32 homers, either. But Betts drove in just 80 runs last year while spending almost all...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2018, file photo, Danica Patrick waits during qualifications for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. Patrick, who retired from racing after last year's Indianapolis 500, will join NBC Sports' inaugural coverage of the Indianapolis 500 as a studio analyst alongside host Mike Tirico. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
March 20, 2019 - 8:57 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Danica Patrick will join NBC Sports' inaugural coverage of the Indianapolis 500 as an analyst alongside host Mike Tirico. Patrick retired from racing after last year's Indianapolis 500. Her eighth appearance in "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" prepped her for a return as a...
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March 20, 2019 - 8:16 am
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A high school lacrosse player in Delaware can't play in games because his head is too big. The News Journal of Wilmington reports that 15-year-old Billy Boyd's head measures 25 inches around. An average grown man's head is about 21 to 23 inches in circumference. Regulation...
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