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Kansas head coach David Beaty yells to his team during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Iowa State in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
November 04, 2018 - 1:27 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has fired football coach David Beaty, effective at the end of the season, ending a three-plus year tenure marked by modest improvement but just a handful of wins. Kansas (3-6) has three games left to play against Kansas State, No. 6 Oklahoma and No 15 Texas. News that...
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November 03, 2018 - 7:58 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds say pitcher Jairo Capellan was killed and two other minor leagues players injured in a car accident Saturday morning in the Dominican Republic. Dick Williams, the Reds' president of baseball operations, confirmed Capellan's death and said pitcher Raul Hernandez...
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FILE - This is 2018 file photo, shows third base coach Chris Woodward of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team in Glendale, Ariz. The Texas Rangers have hired Dodgers third base coach Chris Woodward as their manager, six weeks after Jeff Banister was fired. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
November 03, 2018 - 12:32 pm
Los Angeles Dodgers third base coach Chris Woodward was hired as manager of the Texas Rangers on Saturday six weeks after Jeff Banister was fired. He received a three-year contract with a club option for 2022, the Rangers said. He is to be introduced at news conference Monday. Woodward inherits a...
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Interim President of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) Gafur Rakhimov attends a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Nov.1, 2018. With boxing’s Olympic future on the line, one-time Olympic silver medalist from Kazakhstan, Serik Konakbayev, will fight to save his sport, running against Interim President Rakhimov, as candidates in the upcoming presidential vote Saturday Nov. 3, at AIBA, the amateur boxing federation. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
November 03, 2018 - 11:33 am
MOSCOW (AP) — An Uzbek businessman who has been accused of ties to organized crime was elected president of the amateur boxing federation on Saturday, putting the sport on a collision course with the International Olympic Committee. The IOC criticized Gafur Rakhimov's bid to become head of AIBA,...
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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) goes for a layup past Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) and forward Markieff Morris (5) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Al Drago)
November 02, 2018 - 9:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Continuing their turnaround from a terrible season start, the Oklahoma City Thunder picked up their fourth consecutive victory by beating the struggling, booed-at-home Washington Wizards 134-111 behind Russell Westbrook's 23 points and 12 assists Friday night. From 0-4 to 4-4, the...
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FILE- In this Aug. 17, 2018, file photo, Chicago Cubs starter Cole Hamels pitches to a Pittsburgh Pirates batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh. The Cubs face a decision on Hamels' option on Friday, Nov. 2,2018, as baseball teams decide whether to make $17.9 million qualifying offers to their eligible former players (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
November 02, 2018 - 5:07 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs exercised their $20 million option on Cole Hamels on Friday, solidifying their rotation for next year, and traded fellow left-hander Drew Smyly to the Texas Rangers. Hamels, who turns 35 in December, went 4-3 with a 2.36 ERA in 12 starts after he was acquired in a...
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Los Angeles Dodger general manager Farhan Zaidi talks as President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman, left, during a press conference, on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles (Scott Varley/The Orange County Register via AP)
November 01, 2018 - 6:11 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers are in ongoing negotiations with ace Clayton Kershaw, and they still need to resolve the future of manager Dave Roberts, too. According to president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman, the talks with Kershaw's camp are "ongoingly pleasant." The three-time NL Cy...
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November 01, 2018 - 1:10 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain's sports minister has resigned over what she calls an unjustifiable delay in reducing the maximum wager on gambling machines. Tracey Crouch campaigned for the maximum stake on electronic slot machines to be cut from 100 pounds ($130) to 2 pounds ($2.60) to help tackle problem...
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National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks to the media prior to the ice hockey NHL Global Series match Florida Panthers vs Winnipeg Jets in Helsinki, Finland on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. (Martti Kainulainen/Lehtikuva via AP)
November 01, 2018 - 12:58 pm
HELSINKI (AP) — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said that the NHL is planning to play a season-opening game in Prague and another two games in Stockholm next season. Bettman, speaking before the Florida Panthers and the Winnipeg Jets play for the first of their two regular-season games in Finland on...
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Boston Red Sox fans cheer during a parade to celebrate the team's World Series championship over the Los Angeles Dodgers, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
October 31, 2018 - 8:59 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Confetti cannons boomed and huge crowds of fans cheered wildly on Wednesday as the Boston Red Sox rumbled through downtown aboard duck boats to mark the team's fourth World Series championship in the past 15 years. One of the team's championship trophies and team manager Alex Cora...
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