FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2017, file photo, baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred speaks during a news conference at the annual MLB owners meetings in Orlando, Fla. A person familiar with the agenda tells The Associated Press that owners plan to vote on a new term for Manfred, a new television contract with Fox and an agreement for in-game cut-ins with the subscription video streaming service DAZN when they meet next week in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
November 15, 2018 - 12:42 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Baseball owners have extended the contract of Commissioner Rob Manfred and signed off a new television deal with Fox after two days of meetings in Atlanta. The owners put off any decision Thursday on changes that might speed games. Manfred says they prefer to reach a consensus with...
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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 - 12:32 pm
NAGOYA, Japan (AP) — Sosuke Genda hit a three-run triple that chased starter Brian Johnson in a four-run second inning, and Japan beat the MLB All-Stars 4-1 Thursday for their fifth win in the six-game series. Genda scored on Ryosuke Kikuchi's sacrifice fly off Erasmo Ramirez at the Nagoya Dome. NL...
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Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) attacks on New Jersey Devils goaltender Keith Kinkaid (1) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
November 15, 2018 - 11:55 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby will miss Thursday night's game against Tampa Bay due to an upper-body injury. The team disclosed the injury on Wednesday when Crosby skipped practice. Crosby worked out before his teammates hit the ice on Thursday for their pregame skate...
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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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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 - 11:27 am
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Busch has been showered in confetti and sprayed champagne 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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FILE - This file photo released by the Detroit Police Department shows Jaylon Kerley, who was fired from his job as a food vendor at the Detroit Tigers' baseball stadium after video surfaced showing him spitting on a pizza. Kerley was sentenced Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, to 18 months of probation. (Detroit Police Department via AP, File)
November 15, 2018 - 11:04 am
DETROIT (AP) — A food service worker at the Detroit Tigers' stadium who was fired 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 class and to not work around...
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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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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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