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Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez, left, throws to first base after forcing out Arizona Diamondbacks' Ketel Marte at second base in the first inning of a spring training baseball game Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Scottsdale, Ariz. Baez completed the double play on Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly at first. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
March 18, 2019 - 10:25 am
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — It does not take Javier Baez long to show off his magic tricks, even in a spring training game. The Chicago Cubs star singled in the first inning on Sunday against the Colorado Rockies and stole second, escaping a tag by shortstop Garrett Hampson with a deft swim move. "I wasn't...
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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots Jason, left, and Devin McCourty react to fans during their Super Bowl victory parade in Boston. The Patriots’ twin combination in the secondary will remain intact for another season. A person familiar with the move says cornerback Jason McCourty has agreed to a two-year deal to remain with the Super Bowl champions. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity to The Associated Press because teams are not permitted to announce any moves until later in the day. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
March 13, 2019 - 9:24 pm
The Latest on NFL free agency Wednesday (all times EDT): 9:15 p.m. A person with knowledge of the move says the Washington Redskins have agreed to terms on an $8 million, two-year deal with running back Adrian Peterson. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday...
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Virginia Tech's Kerry Blackshear Jr. (24) shoots against Miami's Dejan Vasiljevic (1) and Ebuka Izundu (15) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, March 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
March 13, 2019 - 5:58 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ty Outlaw and No. 16 Virginia Tech got a quick offensive start. The Hokies didn't need a whole lot more to advance in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament. Outlaw hit three 3-pointers during the Hokies' game-opening 11-point run and they never trailed in beating Miami 71-...
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In this Monday, March 11, 2019 photo, musher Ramey Smyth changes runners as he switches sleds in Unalakleet, Alaska, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (Marc Lester/Anchorage Daily News via AP)
March 12, 2019 - 8:29 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska musher leads the world's most famous sled dog race in the push to the finish. Pete Kaiser, from Bethel, Alaska, was the first musher to leave the checkpoint in White Mountain, at 4:05 p.m. Tuesday. All mushers must take a mandatory eight-hour break at White...
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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2018 file photo, Boston Celtics guard Jabari Bird appears for arraignment on domestic violence charges at Brighton Municipal Court in Boston. Bird admitted to sufficient facts during a hearing Monday, March 11, 2019, in a complaint charging him with assaulting his ex-girlfriend. While not an admission of guilt, pleading to sufficient facts means the defendant acknowledges a likely conviction at trial. Bird, who was traded to the Atlanta Hawks in February, was released on bail after the hearing pending sentencing on May 28. (Angela Rowlings/The Boston Herald via AP, Pool, File)
March 11, 2019 - 3:15 pm
BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — Former Boston Celtics guard Jabari Bird is awaiting sentencing after making a plea in a case accusing him of assaulting his ex-girlfriend. The 24-year-old Bird was released on bail after the hearing Monday pending sentencing May 28. He pleaded to sufficient facts. The plea...
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San Jose Sharks' Tomas Hertl, right, moves the puck behind Montreal Canadiens goalie Antti Niemi during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 7, 2019, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
March 08, 2019 - 1:57 am
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — With several players dealing with the flu, the San Jose Sharks managed to find a way to pull out a win that moved them closer to Calgary in the race for first place. Tomas Hertl scored his career-high 30th goal of the season, Martin Jones made 37 saves and the Sharks...
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FILE - In this undated file photo, the snow-capped mountain of Nanga Parbat is seen in northern Pakistan. A Pakistani mountaineering official says military helicopters could not drop off four Spanish rescuers to search for a missing pair of European climbers because of heavy snowing. (AP Photo/Musaf Zaman Kazmi, File)
March 04, 2019 - 1:16 pm
LONDON (AP) — The intense search for two European climbers missing on the world's ninth-highest mountain produced no leads Monday, increasing fears that they may have perished. Pakistani army helicopters that had earlier been grounded by foul weather scoured the peaks of Nanga Parbat for signs of...
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February 28, 2019 - 10:14 am
BURLINGTON CITY, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey school employee has won a round in a dispute over using a sick day during last year's Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl victory parade. The state Public Employment Relations Commission has ruled the worker's union can challenge a decision to deny him...
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FILE - In this April 13, 2017 file photo, Hartford Yard Goats players warm up before the team's first ever game in Hartford, Conn. The Double-A team say they are going peanut-free at the 6,000-seat Dunkin' Donuts Park in 2019 to make the venue safer for people with nut allergies. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb, File)
February 16, 2019 - 9:26 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Kerry Adamowicz hoped that a meeting with Hartford Yard Goats officials might lead to a few peanut-free days or maybe a peanut-free section at the Double-A baseball team's stadium, so her son and other children with food allergies could enjoy a game. The team decided to go a...
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Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell speaks at a press conference after a spring training baseball workout Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
February 15, 2019 - 5:05 pm
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell apologized Friday for the "hurt" and "pain" he caused his ex-wife but didn't detail what prompted a 40-game suspension under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy. "My past behaviors were wrong and unacceptable," he said. Russell...
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