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Japan's Kei Nishikori enters the court for the men's singles match against Austria's Dominic Thiem on day five of the ATP Finals at The O2 Arena, London, Thursday Nov. 15, 2018. (John Walton/PA via AP)
November 15, 2018 - 11:39 am
LONDON (AP) — The Davis Cup and the Laver Cup are getting a new team-competition companion. The men's tennis tour said Thursday the debut of the ATP Cup will take place in January 2020, just a week before the start of the Australian Open. The announcement of the 24-team event comes three months...
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November 15, 2018 - 10:34 am
DETROIT (AP) — A young man who was fired from his food service worker job at the Detroit Tigers' home stadium after video surfaced showing him spitting on a pizza has been sentenced to 18 months of probation. Twenty-one-year-old Jaylon Kerley also was ordered Thursday to take an anger management...
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Kyle Busch celebrates after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, in Avondale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
November 15, 2018 - 10:25 am
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Busch has been showered in confetti and doused with alcohol in every victory lane in NASCAR. So when the traditional pit stop for race winners in Phoenix underwent a makeover this season, the 2015 series champion knew his way around the site enough to have some gripes...
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WADA President Craig Reedie attends the World Anti-Doping Agency's board meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. The World Anti-Doping Agency's board meets Thursday to discuss issues including Russia's record on drug-testing, following disputes over alleged bullying within WADA. (AP Photo)
November 15, 2018 - 9:55 am
BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Russia will allow an international delegation to inspect its shuttered drug-testing lab this month, World Anti-Doping Agency president Craig Reedie said Thursday. The visit is part of a deal between WADA and the Russian government which allowed the country's anti-doping...
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Italy's Francesco Molinari plays a shot on the 1st hole during the first round of the DP World Tour Championship golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
November 15, 2018 - 9:25 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Francesco Molinari missed two par putts from less than two feet in his opening round of the World Tour Championship on Thursday to give Tommy Fleetwood a sliver of a chance of keeping the European Tour season title. Molinari was cruising at one stage, having...
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All Japan starter Shotaro Kasahara pitches against MLB All-Stars in Game 6 at their All-Stars Series baseball at Nagoya Dome in Nagoya, central Japan, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. Kasahara struck out four and gave up four hits over 4 2/3 scoreless innings for Japan's 4-1 win. (Kyodo News via AP)
November 15, 2018 - 8:46 am
NAGOYA, Japan (AP) — Sosuke Genda drove in three runs with a bases-clearing triple as Japan beat the MLB All-Stars 4-1 in the final of their six-game exhibition series on Thursday. Genda tripled down the right field line off MLB starter Brian Johnson, and Ryosuke Kikuchi made it 4-0 on a sacrifice...
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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2018, file photo, a worker grooms the snow after installing a set of Olympic Rings on the ski jump hill at the 2018 Winter Olympics at the Alpensia Ski Jumping Center in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Does anyone really want to host the Winter Olympics? Residents in Calgary answered that question with a resounding "No," and now the International Olympic Committee has some soul-searching to do. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
November 15, 2018 - 7:11 am
ROME (AP) — Enjoying its status as the leading contender to host the 2026 Winter Olympics, the Milan-Cortina d'Ampezzo bid has received another boost with a funding promise from the Italian government. Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said if "private funding isn't enough, we'll make the final push...
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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, right, gestures to his teammates while being guarded by Portland Trail Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 126-117. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
November 15, 2018 - 5:06 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A floating jumper, a foul and a free throw in the fourth quarter of a tight game. With a gorgeous three-point play , the King jumped over the Big Dipper. LeBron James' inimitable presence has already been felt in his first few weeks in Hollywood. His most impressive game yet for...
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Kim Eun-jung, second from right, a member of South Korean Olympic women's curling team, speaks during a press conference in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. South Korea's hugely popular Olympic curlers have accused their coaches of ruining the team with abusive treatment in a dispute that has spoiled one of the year's feel-good sports stories.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
November 15, 2018 - 4:43 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Garlic Girls, South Korea's hugely popular Olympic silver medalist curlers, accused their coaches Thursday of ruining the team with abusive treatment in a dispute that has spoiled one of the year's feel-good sports stories. The women's claims, if confirmed, suggest a...
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November 15, 2018 - 4:21 am
MIAMI (AP) — FIFA President Gianni Infantino says he doesn't know why the lead investigator into corruption within the organization was suspended from that role. Infantino is a friend of the federal prosecutor, Olivier Thormann, who also teaches law at the same university in Switzerland where the...
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