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Women’s basketball teams honor cancer survivors

NEW YORK (AP) — Women’s basketball teams across the country found many different ways to honor cancer survivors this week as part of the Play4Kay initiative. Texas A&M and Iowa had their players wear names on their jerseys of people who had touched their lives and battled cancer. Aggies coach Gary Blair had a jersey […]

Yelich, Brewers focus on clean slate after near-miss in 2018

PHOENIX (AP) — Christian Yelich has already had conversations with some of his Milwaukee Brewers teammates about their biggest message this spring after coming up one win short of the World Series. “What you did last year means nothing basically. Whether it was good or bad for you as an individual or as a team, […]

Grandal gets proactive about learning staff with Brewers

PHOENIX (AP) — The ink was hardly dry on his $18.25 million, one-year contract with Milwaukee when Yasmani Grandal started working the phone, reaching out to as many new teammates as possible from his offseason home in Peoria. The Brewers’ new backstop wanted to get a running start when pitchers and catchers reported to spring […]

‘The new Miguel Sano’ trimmed down as Twins camp opens

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Miguel Sano walked into the Minnesota Twins’ clubhouse just before 8 a.m., looking trimmed down in rainbow sneakers and a black sweat suit. “You look good,” said catcher Jason Castro, a sentiment echoed by teammates between hugs and handshakes with the 25-year-old slugger. A slimmer Sano is a promising sign […]

Adam Silver’s annual NBA address keys on competitive balance

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Milwaukee has the best record in the NBA, Denver has its coaching staff at the All-Star Game and Sacramento is in position to end the league’s longest current playoff drought. Overseeing a league that has wanted competitive balance, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver likes what he’s seeing on those fronts. But he […]

Nats’ Zimmerman: Trying to win should be norm, not exception

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Zimmerman finds it odd that so many teams now feel the need to announce they are trying to win. “I try and win every day,” the veteran Washington Nationals first baseman said Sunday. “I think that’s kind of the point of sports. That’s kind of what the whole […]

Kaepernick, Eric Reid settle collusion grievances with NFL

NEW YORK (AP) — Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid have settled collusion cases against the NFL. The league and Kaepernick’s lawyer sent out statements Friday saying that “the parties have decided to resolve the pending grievances” and that a confidentiality agreement would prevent either side from commenting further. It remains unclear if the NFL admitted […]

Nationals’ Scherzer, Astros’ Verlander concerned about game

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two more aces are expressing concern about how major league teams are playing their cards. Washington right-hander Max Scherzer said Thursday there are too many teams trying not to win, and all the rebuilding “poisons the game.” Houston star Justin Verlander, a former teammate of Scherzer with Detroit, thinks […]

Twins manager’s era begins with efficient new workout format

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The first noticeable change for the Minnesota Twins under new manager Rocco Baldelli came on the first day of workouts for pitchers and catchers. There was simply less standing around between drills by the players on the field. “The goal is to have it individualized for the guys so they […]

Wisconsin native, Megan Gustafson, posting monster stats for No. 14 Iowa

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Megan Gustafson scored 16 points on 8-of-8 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds in Iowa’s narrow loss to Florida State on Nov. 24. Statistically speaking, it was her worst game of the year. Gustafson’s epic production has only increased during a second consecutive stellar season for the 14th-ranked Hawkeyes. Such an […]

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