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Orlando Magic guard Terrence Ross (31) passes as he is defended by Atlanta Hawks forward DeAndre' Bembry (95) and center Alex Len (25) in the second half of an NBA basketball game on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland)
January 21, 2019 - 6:42 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Though only 11th in the Eastern Conference standings, the Orlando Magic are talking about their playoff hopes. One spot back in 12th, the Atlanta Hawks have not shown the consistency needed to join that discussion. Evan Fournier and Nikola Vucevic scored 29 points apiece to lead the...
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January 21, 2019 - 9:09 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC says its ethics commission ended an investigation into Olympic official Alex Gilady after cases of alleged sexual harassment were settled in Israel. The International Olympic Committee says its ethics panel closed the file after all parties "accepted their...
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New York Knicks head coach David Fizdale gestures during an NBA basketball game between New York Knicks and Washington Wizards at the O2 Arena, in London, Thursday, Jan.17, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
January 21, 2019 - 4:07 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant cherishes the opportunity to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by playing basketball on the holiday that celebrates the civil rights leader. "What MLK meant to the nation and just his message around the world. Still to this day his message has touched so many...
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Satish Udpa waves after being named interim president of Michigan State University, Thursday morning, Jan. 17, 2019, during a Board of Trustees meeting at the Hannah Administration Building at MSU in Lansing, Mich. The board acted Thursday, a day after John Engler said he'd step down next week . Engler's resignation comes amid fallout from remarks he made about some victims of former sports doctor and convicted sexual abuser Larry Nassar. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)
January 17, 2019 - 6:40 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University ousted its interim president on Thursday, a week ahead of his scheduled departure, as the school stepped up efforts to finally move beyond the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal. Its new temporary leader, Satish Udpa, is a high-ranking but low-...
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January 17, 2019 - 6:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Greg Hardy's eyes popped as he saw his name in bold print on the oversized placard that identified him as a UFC fighter. "That's dope! It's got my Twitter thing on it," Hardy said with a laugh. Yes, his Twitter handle @greghardyjr was printed underneath his name to let fans know how...
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January 17, 2019 - 1:12 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two lawsuits alleging Ohio State University ignored or failed to stop sexual misconduct decades ago by a team doctor are headed toward mediation. Federal Judge Michael Watson on Thursday told attorneys involved to recommend potential mediators for the lawsuits brought by...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2018 file photo, Michigan State University interim President John Engler listens as he runs his first Michigan State University Board of Trustees meeting on campus in East Lansing, Mich. Engler will resign as interim president of Michigan State University amid public backlash over his comments about women and girls sexually assaulted by now-imprisoned campus sports doctor Larry Nassar, a member of the school's Board of Trustees said Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP, File)
January 16, 2019 - 9:33 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The former governor brought in to help Michigan State University recover from the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal resigned Wednesday as the school's interim president amid backlash over his comments about some of the ex-sports doctor's victims. John Engler, who had resisted...
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Katherine Legge of England waits to drive during a test session at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. Legge is part of an all-female-driver team racing in the Rolex 24 at Daytona later this month. (AP Photo/Mark Long)
January 14, 2019 - 12:02 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Every racing series in the world is full of wealthy enthusiasts with ideas that sound too good to be true. Expensive promises to fund life-changing opportunities are usually broken before cars even make it to the track. Jackie Heinricher has defied those odds and turned...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, file photo, Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts hits a two-run home run against the Chicago White Sox during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Chicago. Betts and the World Series champion Red Sox agreed to a $20 million, one-year contract on Friday, a $9.5 million raise for an arbitration-eligible player that topped pitcher Max Scherzer’s $8.8 million raise from Detroit in 2014. (AP Photo/Jim Young, File)
January 12, 2019 - 12:07 am
NEW YORK (AP) — AL MVP Mookie Betts, NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom and major league home run champion Khris Davis reached high-priced one-year deals to avoid salary arbitration, while slugger Nolan Arenado and pitchers Gerrit Cole, Luis Severino and Aaron Nola were among 15 players still on...
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Rory Sabbatini watches his shot from 10th tee during the first round of the Sony Open PGA Tour golf event, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, at the Waialae Country Club in Honolulu, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Matt York)
January 11, 2019 - 8:35 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Rory Sabbatini has been playing the Sony Open the last 20 years, and this one was different before he hit a shot. Start with the flag stitched onto his golf bag. And when he stepped to the first tee Thursday, he heard words never uttered on the PGA Tour. "From Bratislava, Slovakia,...
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