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Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow speaks during a media availability during the Major League Baseball general managers annual meetings Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)
November 13, 2019 - 8:25 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Not too long ago, the Houston Astros were the feel-good story of baseball. Led by their diminutive Venezuelan dynamo and featuring smart play on the field and in the front office, they emerged from a morass of awful seasons that got them mocked as the ‘Lastros and ascended to the top...
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November 13, 2019 - 8:07 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks have assigned Thanasis Antetokounmpo, the older brother of reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, to the G League. The Bucks announced Wednesday that Atnteokounmpo and Dragan Bender have been assigned to the Wisconsin Herd. Antetokounmpo, who signed a two-year,...
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Sports agent Scott Boras speaks to the media after a session of the Major League Baseball general managers annual meetings, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)
November 13, 2019 - 7:59 pm
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Baseball’s most prominent agent criticized teams for a lack of competition, proclaiming rebuilding teams have caused four straight years of attendance drops, then said he senses a faster-paced free agent market that could lead to earlier signings this offseason. Scott Boras...
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San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler smiles after being introduced during a news conference at Oracle Park Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in San Francisco. Gabe Kapler has been hired as manager of the San Francisco Giants, a month after being fired from the same job by the Philadelphia Phillies. Kapler replaces Bruce Bochy, who retired at the end of the season following 13 years and three championships with San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
November 13, 2019 - 7:05 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — New San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler said Wednesday that he should have sought the guidance of experts four years ago when dealing with a 17-year-old girl who contacted him about an assault reportedly witnessed by Los Angeles Dodgers minor leaguers. The teen later...
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November 13, 2019 - 5:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets have signed Iman Shumpert, adding the veteran guard to their roster with Wilson Chandler on the NBA’s suspended list. Shumpert helped Cleveland win the 2016 NBA title and has also played for the Knicks, Sacramento and Houston. He returns to New York, where he began...
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New York Knicks forward Marcus Morris (13) shakes hands with Dallas Mavericks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) after NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)
November 13, 2019 - 4:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — When Kristaps Porzingis crashed to the Madison Square Garden floor in pain on Feb. 6, 2018, it was soon clear that would be his final play of the season. Much harder to imagine was that it would be the final play of his Knicks career. Porzingis returns to the arena on Thursday for a...
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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) celebrates his touchdown during the second half of NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Frank Victores)
November 13, 2019 - 4:23 pm
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — There are times when Lamar Jackson displays the style and exuberance of a youngster playing football on the street with friends. Seemingly unaffected by the responsibility of being an NFL starting quarterback, Jackson relishes the opportunity to run, pass and match wits...
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Florida State head coach Willie Taggart tries to keep his team from interacting with the Miami team after Miami beat Florida State 27-10 in an NCAA college football game in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. Florida State fired second-year football coach Willie Taggart on Sunday, Nov. 3, less than 24 hours after the Seminoles lost to rival Miami and with the team in danger of missing a bowl game for the second consecutive season. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)
November 13, 2019 - 3:22 pm
In the last two weeks, two Power Five coaches have been fired. College Football’s silly season is about to kick into hire gear. On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports and The Athletic joins AP’s Ralph Russo in an all-coaching carousel episode. Where might...
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Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo speaks during a media availability during the Major League Baseball general managers annual meetings Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)
November 13, 2019 - 10:31 am
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Washington went against baseball's trend toward bulked-up bullpens, dedicating 39% of its payroll to three starting pitchers: Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg and Patrick Corbin. The trio triumphed, lifting the Nationals to the first World Series title in the team's 51-...
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The New York Rangers celebrate after an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, in New York. The Rangers won 3-2 in overtime. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
November 12, 2019 - 10:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kaapo Kakko scored his second goal of the game 2:36 into overtime to give the New York Rangers a 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night. Adam Fox had a goal in regulation and set up Kakko's winner as New York recovered after blowing a two-goal lead and improved to...
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