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FILE - In this July 24, 2018, file photo, Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora leans against the dugout rail during the second inning of the team's baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Baltimore. The Red Sox rewarded Cora for winning a World Series in his first year with the team, giving him a new contract that includes an additional guaranteed year through the 2021 season, in a deal announced Wednesday, Nov. 14. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
November 14, 2018 - 8:28 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Alex Cora brought a new voice and culture to the Boston Red Sox that helped propel them to their latest World Series title. The Red Sox rewarded him for bringing home a championship in his first year with the team by giving him a new contract with an additional guaranteed year through...
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New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner speaks to reporters Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
November 14, 2018 - 5:04 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Flush with cash, the New York Yankees may take a run at Manny Machado. But first, the slugging infielder would have some explaining to do. Arriving in Atlanta for two days of owners meetings at a hotel next to the Braves' SunTrust Park, Hal Steinbrenner discussed the state of a team...
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November 14, 2018 - 4:57 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Forward Austin Watson has been reinstated to the Predators' roster after serving an 18-game suspension for domestic abuse, and he issued a statement apologizing to everyone for the June incident that cost him the start of the season. Watson issued the statement Wednesday...
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Manchester City's Ilkay Gundogan celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)
November 12, 2018 - 6:09 pm
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Previously concluded Financial Fair Play cases could be reopened, UEFA warned on Monday as evidence grows of Manchester City's attempts to disguise its source of income and spending. The UEFA statement on the prospect of the financial compliance system being "abused" by...
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Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola looks on before the Champions League Group F soccer match between Manchester City and Shakhtar Donetsk at Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
November 09, 2018 - 4:27 pm
LONDON (AP) — Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola raised the prospect Friday of soccer authorities punishing the Premier League champions over attempts to circumvent financial fair play rules. City is leaving Guardiola to field questions about the leaked internal correspondence published by...
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November 09, 2018 - 2:42 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland's chief economic crimes prosecutor was suspended last week while leading an investigation into corruption linked to FIFA, the federal prosecutor's office said Friday. It was unclear how Olivier Thormann's suspension will affect the integrity of ongoing criminal proceedings...
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FILE - In this July 17, 2018, file photo, Baylor head coach Matt Rhule speaks during the NCAA college football Big 12 media days, in Frisco, Texas. At 43, Baylor coach Rhule is far removed from a playing career. That doesn't mean he won't run the gauntlet with his guys to prove a point. When Rhule was helping turn around the program at Temple, he already had many of his players outfitted with XTECH shoulder pads, a revolutionary protective device that is gaining traction on all levels of football. "I even wore the XTECH pads and went through bull-in-the-ring while I was at Temple," he recalls, "and I can tell you that the next day I felt less sore than I should have felt." (AP Photo/Cooper Neill, File)
November 09, 2018 - 3:52 am
EAST HANOVER, N.J. (AP) — At 43, Baylor coach Matt Rhule is far removed from a playing career. That doesn't mean he won't run the gauntlet with his guys to prove a point. When Rhule was helping turn around the program at Temple, he already had many of his players outfitted with XTECH shoulder pads...
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Los Angeles Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman speaks to reporters during the Major League Baseball General Manager Meetings Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Carlsbad, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
November 08, 2018 - 7:38 pm
CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Major League Baseball and its players' union likely will not decide until the eve of spring training whether to change rules in an effort to increase action on the field next year. Deputy Commissioner Dan Halem said Thursday as the annual general managers' meetings ended...
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The new president of the amateur boxing federation Gafur Rakhimov speaks to the media upon becoming the head of AIBA in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. Rakhimov, an Uzbek businessman who has been accused of ties to organized crime was elected president of the amateur boxing federation on Saturday, putting the sport on a collision course with the International Olympic Committee. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
November 08, 2018 - 9:54 am
ROME (AP) — The election of an Uzbek businessman accused of ties to organized crime as president of AIBA isn't the IOC's only problem with the amateur boxing association. Gafur Rakhimov, who is on a U.S. Treasury Department sanctions list for alleged links to international heroin trafficking, was...
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino speaks during an inauguration ceremony for the new building of the Asia Football Confederation in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
November 07, 2018 - 1:29 pm
ZURICH (AP) — Soccer's biggest names would be banned from the World Cup if they played in a breakaway European Super League, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said Wednesday. Infantino, speaking to a small group of reporters at FIFA headquarters, said the governing body would punish players at clubs...
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