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Hit the gym, then shop? Kohl’s links up with Planet Fitness

NEW YORK (AP) — Some shrunken Kohl’s stores are getting a new neighbor: Planet Fitness gyms. Kohl’s, which is on a mission to shrink its biggest department stores, said it will lease or sell the newly empty space at 10 locations to Planet Fitness, but may increase that number in the future. The new neighbor […]

Some prospects saw their stock slide at combine

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Many headliners boosted their draft stock at the NFL’s annual scouting combine with a wonderful workout, a dazzling 40-yard dash, a brilliant bench press or, in Kyler Murray’s case, just standing up straight. Mississippi State edge rusher Montez Sweat and Ole Miss wide receiver D.K. Metcalf were the big winners along with […]

Now pitching: Harper lobbies for Trout to join him in Philly

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Now pitching for the Philadelphia Phillies, Bryce Harper. The new Phillies slugger has again lobbied for superstar Mike Trout to join the franchise in 2021, a possible violation of Major League Baseball’s tampering rule. Trout, a two-time AL MVP with the Los Angeles Angels, grew up near Philadelphia, attended the Phillies […]

3 get prison in college basketball recruiting scandal

NEW YORK (AP) — A former Adidas executive and two others who paid families to persuade top college basketball recruits to play for schools sponsored by the shoe brand were sentenced to prison Tuesday by a judge who said he wanted to send a “great big warning light to the basketball world.” U.S. District Judge […]

Deadwood sports betting amendment gets new life at Capitol

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A measure proposing that South Dakota voters should decide on legalizing sports betting in Deadwood got new life Monday after earlier failing during a committee hearing. The House State Affairs Committee voted 7-3 against the proposal, but representatives later used a procedural move to order its delivery to the floor. The […]

Bucks lose to Suns, NBA’s second-worst team

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns have had a dreadful season, one of growing pains, long losing streaks and blowout losses. However, on Monday night they put together a performance that was far from that of the team that came in with the NBA’s worst record. Kelly Oubre Jr. had 27 points and 13 rebounds, […]

Wisconsin native, Gustafson, named Big Ten player of the year for U of Iowa

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa senior Megan Gustafson was named the Big Ten player of the year Monday, becoming the first Hawkeye to win the award twice. Gustafson was tabbed for the honor in a vote by the league’s coaches and media members. Gustafson, once a relatively unknown recruit out of Port Wing, Wisconsin, […]

Twins tap All-Star Berrios to start on opening day

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Jose Berrios will be Minnesota’s opening day starter, the first such assignment for the 24-year-old right-hander. Twins manager Rocco Baldelli announced the decision to reporters on Monday, a natural honor for the team’s only All-Star last season. Berrios posted a career-best 3.84 ERA last year, his third in the major […]

College teams add more glitz in attempt to keep fans coming

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — College basketball teams are trying to get fans to keep coming to games in the age of smartphones by making those phones an integral part of the experience. That’s evident every time cellphones in the stands light up arenas across the country during pregame lineup introductions. Over 20 schools subscribe to […]

Paying full Bryce: Harper, Phils agree to record $330M deal

NEW YORK (AP) — It took a long time and a lot of money, but the Philadelphia Phillies finally landed Bryce Harper with a record contract. The young star outfielder and the Phillies agreed Thursday to a $330 million, 13-year contract, the largest deal in baseball history. Harper’s agent, California-based Scott Boras, said the deal […]

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