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FILE - In this June 2, 2018, file photo, Major League baseball umpire Kerwin Danley (44) is shown during the first inning of a baseball game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Miami Marlins in Phoenix. Danley became the first African-American umpire crew chief in Major League Baseball during a series of retirements, promotions and additions announced Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
February 27, 2020 - 2:50 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has appointed its first African American umpire crew chief, promoting Kerwin Danley to the position this week, The Associated Press has learned. A person familiar with the move spoke to the AP on Wednesday night on condition of anonymity because the...
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Vegas Golden Knights center Nick Cousins (21) celebrates after scoring against the Edmonton Oilers during the third period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
February 27, 2020 - 1:25 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — When Nick Cousins learned the Vegas Golden Knights acquired him from Montreal at the NHL's trade deadline Monday, the first thing he did was check the standings. "In first place, they've had a good team, they're always hard to play against and I'm just excited to contribute any way...
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Inter Miami CF Managing Owner Jorge Mas is interviewed during the Major League Soccer 25th Season kickoff event in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 26, 2020 - 4:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Three days ahead of the Major League Soccer's 25th season, owners, executives and players gathered for a day of unbridled optimism and hyperbole. Los Angeles FC lead owner Larry Berg predicted MLS will surpass Major League Baseball in popularity during the next 10 years and Inter...
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FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2020 file photo St. Louis Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester skates against the Colorado Avalanche during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Denver. Bouwmeester collapsed on the bench during a break in play in the first period, prompting the Blues and Anaheim Ducks to postpone their game Tuesday night, Feb. 11, 2020. Bouwmeester appeared to be awake and alert as he was being transported out of the arena to a hospital. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, file)
February 26, 2020 - 4:07 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester has been ruled out from returning to play in the regular season or in the playoffs. General manager Doug Armstrong made the announcement on Wednesday. In a news conference at the Enterprise Center, Bouwmeester spoke to reporters for the...
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Manchester City's head coach Pep Guardiola ahead of the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and West Ham at Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
February 26, 2020 - 4:47 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Manchester City has filed an expected appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport against a two-year ban from European soccer competition. The club met its late-Monday deadline to challenge UEFA, CAS said Wednesday. “It is not possible to indicate at this time when a...
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New Orleans Pelicans' Zion Williamson (1) looks on from under the basket during free throws next to Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
February 26, 2020 - 1:12 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James sees a long, prosperous future ahead of Zion Williamson and the up-tempo New Orleans Pelicans. In the immediate present, James and Anthony Davis are a whole lot closer to basketball's ultimate goal, as they proved in their first meeting with their fellow No. 1...
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LSU quarterback Joe Burrow talks to the media at the NFL Scouting Combine on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 in Indianapolis. (Detroit Lions via AP)
February 25, 2020 - 2:52 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Who wouldn't want to follow in the footsteps of John Elway and Eli Manning? Joe Burrow, that's who. The Heisman Trophy winner, national champion and consensus No. 1 pick in next month's draft said Tuesday at the NFL scouting combine that he'd have no qualms playing in Cincinnati...
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Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid, right, moves the puck while under pressure from Los Angeles Kings defenseman Sean Walker during the third period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Oilers won 4-2. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
February 25, 2020 - 2:53 am
Mired in a run of one playoff appearance in 13 seasons, the Edmonton Oilers could really use some hockey deep into April and perhaps May and June. General manager Ken Holland took a few small steps toward making that happen at the NHL trade deadline by picking up defenseman Mike Green and forwards...
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Houston Astros' Jose Altuve runs to first base after getting hit with a pitch during the fifth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Lakeland, Fla. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
February 25, 2020 - 2:05 am
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — José Altuve insisted he tuned out the hecklers. He couldn't avoid a pitch that grazed him. “He was hit in the foot. That ain’t nothing, you know what I mean?” Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker said Monday after an 11-1 win over Detroit at half-empty Joker Marchant Stadium. “...
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New York Yankees' Gerrit Cole throws to first base during a spring training baseball workout Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
February 24, 2020 - 6:53 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Gerrit Cole struck out two and walked one over a hitless inning in his spring training debut for the New York Yankees against Pittsburgh on Monday night. Cole's first pitch to Adam Frazier was a 97 mph fastball. After Frazier popped out and Bryan Reynolds struck out, Cole Tucker...
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