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LOS ANGELES (AP) — One retired jersey number just isn’t enough for Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers will retire Bryant’s No. 8 and No. 24 in a ceremony Dec. 18 during their game against Golden State, the franchise announced Tuesday. Bryant wore No. 8 from 1996 to 2006, when...
PHOENIX (AP) — A trial will begin for NBA players Marcus and Markieff Morris, who allegedly assaulted a man outside a Phoenix recreation center two years ago. Maricopa County Superior Court officials announced the trial’s upcoming jury selection will start Wednesday morning. The Morris...
CLEVELAND (AP) —It’s almost unthinkable for a team to win 20 straight games. Usually, that only happens in the movies. “Moneyball” has its sequel. Following a familiar script of scoring first, playing strong defense and riding dominant pitching, the Indians extended their winning streak to...
Los Angeles Chargers kicker Younghoe Koo (9) attempts a game-tying field goal attempt against the Denver Broncos in Denver. The kick was blocked and the Broncos won 24-21. AP Photo/Jack Dempsey
DENVER (AP) — The rookie head coach iced the rookie kicker. Shelby Harris got a hand on Younghoe Koo’s 44-yard game-tying field goal try with a second left and the Denver Broncos began the Vance Joseph era with a 24-21 win over the Los Angeles Chargers on Monday night. “It was a little too...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots are replacing their artificial turf field after just one regular-season game because of what some players said was a surface with too much give. Since it was installed in May, the field also has been used by the New England Revolution. “While...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Sam Bradford set the NFL record for completion percentage for Minnesota last season, his accuracy aided by the volume of short passes under heavy pressure. With protection from the rush, he showed Monday night he can throw the ball down the field with the best of them....
NEW YORK (AP) — Accustomed to entering in the ninth inning, David Robertson heard the bullpen phone ring in the fourth and knew he might be replacing CC Sabathia. An accomplished closer with 132 saves, Robertson relieved in the fifth and pitched a career-long 2 2/3 innings that helped the New...
Tampa Bay Rays' Brad Miller, left, tries to tag Boston Red Sox's Brock Holt, right, as Holt steals second base in the second inning of Sunday's game in Boston. AP Photo/Steven Senne
BOSTON (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash went to check his phone for Hurricane Irma news as soon as he reached his office after the final out. Wilson Ramos stood at his locker and wanted to show reporters a video on his iPhone of heavy winds swaying palm trees that a friend watching his...
In this July 31, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks during a press conference to make an announcement for the city to host the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games 2028, at Stubhub Center in Carson, outside of Los Angeles, Calif.  AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File
LIMA, Peru (AP) — More than anything, the United States was looking for a city that liked the Olympics. After a debacle in Boston, where public support for hosting the games hovered at around 40 percent, the U.S. Olympic Committee turned to Los Angeles, which almost instantly commissioned a poll...
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay defensive lineman Mike Daniels’ strip sack of Russell Wilson deep in Seattle territory in the third quarter set up Ty Montgomery’s 6-yard touchdown run on the next play to spark the Packers’ 17-9 win on Sunday. Aaron Rodgers was 28 of 42 for 311 yards and added a...

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