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Colorado Avalanche goaltender Philipp Grubauer takes a drink during a timeout during the second period of the team's NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils on Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
March 17, 2019 - 7:29 pm
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche needed somebody to step up to help their postseason hopes. They got two big performances before a crucial road trip. Philipp Grubauer made 22 saves for his third shutout in his last five starts, and the Avalanche beat the New Jersey Devils 3-0 on Sunday to end a...
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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin holds the women's World Cup slalom discipline trophy at the alpine ski, World Cup finals in Soldeu, Andorra, Saturday, March 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
March 16, 2019 - 10:54 am
SOLDEU, Andorra (AP) — Citius, altius, 40th. Embodying the Olympic motto in a World Cup slalom Saturday, Mikaela Shiffrin went faster in her second slalom run and higher in the World Cup all-time lists by being stronger than Wendy Holdener to win an intense duel. Shiffrin's 40th career victory in...
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March 15, 2019 - 11:05 am
LONDON (AP) — A Chilean tennis player has been banned for life for trying to bribe an opponent. The Tennis Integrity Unit says 31-year-old Mauricio Alvarez-Guzman offered his opponent 1,000 euros ($1,130) to lose a set during a 2016 tournament in Germany. Alvarez-Guzman was also found guilty of...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018 file photo, men work on the construction site of the Ras Abu Aboud stadium, backdropped by the city skyline in Doha, Qatar. A FIFA feasibility study concluded the 2022 World Cup can expand to 48 teams by using at least one of Qatar's neighbors as an additional host, and found there is a low legal risk to changing the format and an additional $400 million in revenue could be generated The Associated Press obtained a copy of the 81-page report on Monday, March 11, 2019 that assesses the political, logistical and legal issues surrounding adding 16 teams _ a significant change to the format more than eight years after Qatar won the hosting rights. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)
March 12, 2019 - 4:52 am
LONDON (AP) — Persian Gulf countries would have to lift boycotts of Qatar before being eligible to join hosting of the World Cup, FIFA determined in a feasibility study recommending its ruling council endorse expansion of the 2022 tournament to 48 teams despite the logistical and political...
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Policemens stand next to spectators during the English Premier League soccer match between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park in Liverpool, England, Sunday, March 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
March 11, 2019 - 9:49 pm
LONDON (AP) — For a person who's determined to storm a Premier League field and confront — even assault — a player, there isn't much that stands in the way. Seating is packed close to the action, and players — especially when taking corners and throw-ins — are in touching distance of rival fans...
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United States' Tobin Heath, second from right, is congratulated on her goal by Mallory Pugh (11), Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan (13) during the first half of a SheBelieves Cup soccer match against Brazil Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)
March 11, 2019 - 3:12 am
While Serena Williams admittedly doesn't follow soccer, the U.S. women's national team caught her attention with its lawsuit seeking equitable pay. The players accuse the U.S. Soccer Federation of "institutionalized gender discrimination" that includes unequal pay with their counterparts on the men...
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March 09, 2019 - 11:56 am
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Oliver Wilson of England grabbed the sole lead of the Qatar Masters by shooting a 3-under 69 in the third round on Saturday despite making his first bogey of the tournament. Wilson finished with a birdie on the 18th for a 10-under total of 206, putting him one shot clear of a...
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Florida Panthers center Henrik Borgstrom (95) and goaltender James Reimer (34) congratulate goaltender Sam Montembeault (33) after they defeated the Minnesota Wild during an NHL hockey game, Friday, March 8, 2019, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
March 08, 2019 - 11:33 pm
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panthers bounced back from a crushing loss in a big way. Aleksander Barkov set a franchise record with five assists, and defensemen MacKenzie Weegar and Mike Matheson each scored twice as the Panthers beat the Minnesota Wild 6-2 on Friday night to snap a six-game...
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The home stretch race track is empty at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., Thursday, March 7, 2019. Extensive testing of the dirt track is under way at eerily quiet Santa Anita, where the deaths of 21 thoroughbreds in two months has forced the indefinite cancellation of horse racing and thrown the workaday world of trainers, jockeys and horses into disarray. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
March 08, 2019 - 6:05 pm
It was supposed to be one of the most thrilling days of the year at Santa Anita. Two big races at the historic Southern California track, including one of the top preps for the Kentucky Derby. Bob Baffert in the house, sending out a pair of undefeated 3-year-olds. But the place will be empty on...
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Auto Racing legend Mario Andretti, left, talks with Robert Wickens at the IndyCar Grand Prix of St. Petersburg auto race in St. Petersburg, Fla., Friday, March 8, 2019. Wickens returned to a race track for the first time since he suffered a major spinal cord injury in a crash six months ago. (Dirk Shadd/Tampa Bay Times via AP)
March 08, 2019 - 4:37 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — His psychologist has warned Robert Wickens to consider the worst possible scenarios as he recovers from a spinal cord injury. Wickens prefers to think only about the day when he is no longer in a wheelchair and able to race cars again. "There's a mental aspect that I'm...
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