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NEW YORK (AP) — Texas, the New York Yankees and Minnesota can pay the most to a young international amateur free agent as highly touted pitcher-outfielder Shohei Otani prepares to enter the market, and Major League Baseball and its Japanese counterpart have agreed to the outlines of a deal to keep...
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Ezekiel Elliott skipped his weekly media session Wednesday because of more legal limbo in the star Dallas Cowboys running back’s fight over the NFL’s six-game suspension on alleged domestic violence. The difference this week is that Elliott, the NFL’s second-leading rusher,...
(AP) — Well, this is awkward. Stricter rule enforcement in the National Hockey League has led to more defensemen taking draws this season and, well, it has been a challenge — even for some of the best players in the world. “It’s a little bit unnatural,” Arizona Coyotes defenseman Luke Schenn...
NEW YORK (AP) — Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has threatened to sue the NFL over a proposed contract extension for Commissioner Roger Goodell, a dispute apparently sparked by star running back Ezekiel Elliott’s six-game suspension over alleged domestic violence, a person with knowledge of the...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady isn’t masking his respect for the Broncos, even as Denver enters its prime-time home matchup with New England riding a four-game losing streak. Brady’s history against the Broncos is reason enough to make him wary of Sunday’s opponent. The Patriots quarterback...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A fierce competitor on the mound, Roy Halladay was generous and gentle away from the field. The eight-time All-Star loved his family, baseball and flying. Halladay’s passion for piloting cost him his life Tuesday when his private plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico. He...
Mahar's Jazmyn Vautour sends the ball upfield during the team's playoff game against the Southwick Rams on Tuesday night in Orange. The Rams won 2-1 in overtime. Photo by Mike Phillips
ORANGE — As the snow began to fall just as overtime got underway, Southwick’s Autumn Waitt felt it was time to go home. Three minutes and 16 seconds into the overtime period, tied at one apiece, Waitt redirected a ball from teammate Karli Langan within the penalty area past Mahar goalie Elysha...
BOSTON (AP) — A lawsuit brought over hacked jailhouse phone calls of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez has been dismissed by a Massachusetts judge. The Boston Herald reports that Suffolk Superior Court Judge Helene Kazanjian on Monday dismissed the lawsuit Hernandez brought last year against...
(AP) — College basketball is better than ever on the floor. Scoring is up, stars players fill every corner of the country and fan support is sky high. Off the floor, it has an image problem. A federal probe this summer uncovered the dark underbelly of college basketball, revealing a web of...
BEIJING (AP) — UCLA basketball coach Steve Alford will sit the three players involved in a shoplifting incident in China for Saturday’s game against Georgia Tech in Shanghai. Alford, however, declined to address the issue further. “The University came out with a statement, so I won’t have any...

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