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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 […]

Semenya appeal case mixes science, sports, gender politics

GENEVA (AP) — Caster Semenya’s running future will be decided by three judges starting next week in a landmark case that will challenge science and gender politics. The two-time Olympic 800-meter champion from South Africa is looking to overturn eligibility rules for hyperandrogenic athletes proposed by track and field’s governing body. The IAAF wants to […]

Antetokounmpo fuels Bucks late rally to charge past Pacers

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo delivered the finishing touch Wednesday. The Milwaukee Bucks needed everything he could muster. Antetokounmpo rallied the Bucks from a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit, recorded his fifth triple-double of the season and led Milwaukee past Indiana 106-97. He finished with 33 points, 19 rebounds and 11 assists to keep the Bucks atop […]

MGM CEO: Feds’ Wire Act opinion is perplexing, unenforceable

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The chairman and chief executive officer of casino operator MGM Resorts International on Wednesday decried a U.S. Department of Justice opinion that is threatening the viability of online gambling and also blamed the recent partial government shutdown for fewer Las Vegas visitors during the Chinese New Year. The remarks from Jim […]

Wisconsin judge tosses wrestler’s suspension, worrying refs

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin judge overturned a high school wrestler’s suspension for unsportsmanlike conduct after the student’s parents took legal action, worrying referees and the state’s athletic association that officiating decisions could be undermined by courts. At issue is a Feb. 2 wrestling contest in which the victor was suspended for one match for […]

Howard scores 36 as No. 10 Marquette beats DePaul

CHICAGO (AP) — Markus Howard scored almost at will. Sam Hauser and Sacar Anim also made a couple of key plays, and Ed Morrow delivered a solid performance in his hometown. It was another nice night for No. 10 Marquette up until Hauser was poked in his right eye in the second half of Tuesday’s […]

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