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(AP) — Former national team goalkeeper Hope Solo has announced that she’s running for president of the U.S. Soccer Federation. Solo declared her candidacy Thursday night on Facebook. It comes less than a week after current U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati said he will not seek a...
Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) celebrates after a basket during the second half of Wednesday night's game against the Dallas Mavericks in Boston. The Celtics defeated the Mavericks 97-90. AP Photo/Charles Krupa
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics are no strangers to adjusting on the fly this season. They recovered from Gordon Hayward’s injury on opening night and the early absence of Marcus Morris to reel off 16 straight victories following an 0-2 start. That ability to bounce back was on display again...
Kansas' Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (10) shoots in front of Washington's Matisse Thybulle (4) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, in Kansas City, Mo. AP Photo/Charlie Riedel
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — First-year Washington coach Mike Hopkins saw how Kansas dissected Syracuse’s vaunted 2-3 zone defense last week, so he made a couple tweaks to his own version before facing the Jayhawks on Wednesday night. Primarily, Hopkins stretched the zone to take away the 3-pointer...
Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James celebrates after scoring in the second half of Wednesday's game against the Sacramento Kings in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 101-95. AP Photo/Tony Dejak
CLEVELAND (AP) — The play is called “Chicago,” named after a game-winning shot LeBron James made in the playoffs to beat the Bulls. It worked like a charm again in Cleveland. James drained a 3-pointer with 15 seconds left and finished with 32 points as the Cavaliers tied a franchise record...
NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Goodell has signed a five-year contract extension to remain commissioner of the NFL through 2024. A memo from the NFL’s compensation committee to team owners and obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press confirms that Goodell and committee chairman Arthur Blank, owner of...
BOSTON (AP) — Tired of drivers speeding through a school zone, a Boston physical education teacher turned to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for help. The Boston Globe reports Sam Balto placed laminated cutouts of the player’s face on pedestrian crossing signs outside an elementary...
NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Boone was pulling into the driveway of his home in Scottsdale, Arizona, last Thursday, bringing 8-year-old daughter Bella home from school so his wife could drive her to a dance lesson, and he noticed a missed call from Brian Cashman. Boone called back the New York Yankees...
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Cavaliers All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas played 4-on-4 on Wednesday, a significant step in his recovery from a hip injury. Thomas, who has yet to make his debut with Cleveland, scrimmaged along with injured forward Tristan Thompson, rookies Cedi Osman and Ante Zizic...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Giants general manager Bobby Evans confirmed on San Francisco’s flagship radio station KNBR that the club has reached the parameters of a potential trade for Miami slugger Giancarlo Stanton. Evans said Giants executives gathered with the NL MVP and his representatives in “a...
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Luwane Pipkins scored 13 points with two steals and four assists and Massachusetts opened up in the second half to defeat Holy Cross 64-50 Wednesday night and snap a four-game losing streak. Unique McLean added 11 points for the Minutemen (4-5) and Malik Hines and C.J....

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