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WATCH: Duke star Williamson sprains knee after Nike shoe blows out

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Freshman sensation Zion Williamson was knocked out of the North Carolina-Duke rivalry game with a knee sprain after his Nike shoe blew out during the top-ranked Blue Devils’ opening possession Wednesday night. While describing the sprain as mild and the knee as stable, coach Mike Krzyzewski said he doesn’t know how […]

After veteran salaries drop, baseball players want change

NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Walker’s salary dropped from $17.2 million to $2 million in two years. Greg Holland was cut from $14 million to $2 million this season. Daniel Murphy fell from $17.5 million to $10 million. While Manny Machado agreed to a pending $300 million, 10-year contract with San Diego and Bryce Harper […]

Kareem: Players like Anthony Davis have value and hold power

MIAMI (AP) — There was no social media or around-the-clock basketball coverage in October 1974, on the night when Kareem Abdul-Jabbar looked up from his dinner plate and told the Milwaukee Bucks that he would like to be traded. As such, hardly anybody knew initially about the demand. If anyone understands what Anthony Davis is […]

Moustakas has unfinished business in Milwaukee

PHOENIX (AP) — Mike Moustakas fell one win shy of reaching the World Series with the Milwaukee Brewers. “I think we had some unfinished business after last year,” Moustakas said Tuesday after finalizing a $10 million, one-year deal with the Brewers. “I loved playing here last year. It was a lot of fun. We fell […]

QB coach brings familiar face for Rodgers on Packers’ staff

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — When Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers gets ready for his 15th season, he’ll be working with a new coach and offensive coordinator. Plus, for the first time in his career, he’ll be directing a new offense. At least there will be a constant for the 35-year-old quarterback: the return […]

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 […]

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