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AP source: Bucks assistant Taylor Jenkins hired as new Grizzlies head coach

The Memphis Grizzlies finally filled their coaching vacancy by hiring Milwaukee Bucks assistant Taylor Jenkins. Jenkins is expected to be introduced at news conference on Wednesday, a person told The Associated Press Tuesday on condition of anonymity because Memphis has not publicly announced the hiring. The Grizzlies have been looking for a new coach since […]

Vikings, Rudolph reach contract extension agreement

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings and tight end Kyle Rudolph have agreed to terms on a contract extension, keeping the team’s longest-tenured offensive player in place despite a tight salary cap situation. The Vikings announced the deal on Tuesday as minicamp began. Rudolph had entered the final year of his previous contract with […]

Brewers ride 4-game win streak into matchup with Astros

Milwaukee Brewers (38-28, first in the NL Central) vs. Houston Astros (45-22, first in the NL West) Houston; Tuesday, 6:40 p.m. WKTY 96.7 FM / 580 AM PITCHING PROBABLES: Brewers: Freddy Peralta (3-2, 5.11 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, 52 strikeouts) Astros: Brad Peacock (5-3, 3.20 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 67 strikeouts) BOTTOM LINE: Milwaukee enters the matchup […]

David Ortiz back in Boston after being shot in Dominican bar

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — David Ortiz was back in Boston on Monday night for medical care, a day after authorities said the former Red Sox slugger affectionately known as Big Papi was ambushed by a gunman at a bar in his native Dominican Republic. A plane carrying the 43-year-old retired athlete landed after […]

Warriors hang on to stay alive, win Game 5 of NBA Finals

TORONTO (AP) — The Golden State Warriors aren’t letting go of the NBA title just yet. With Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson shooting and Draymond Green swatting, the champions found a way to win even after a gut-wrenching loss. Curry scored 31 points, Thompson added 26 and they led a season-saving surge long after Kevin […]

Durant returns from injury — then hurts his Achilles

TORONTO (AP) — Golden State forward Kevin Durant has an injured right Achilles, a massive blow for the perennial All-Star and two-time NBA Finals MVP who may be three weeks away from free agency and could also be facing a long rehabilitation process. Warriors general manager Bob Myers was teary when he gave the news […]

2nd horse in 2 days, 29th overall, dies at Santa Anita

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — A second horse in two days and 29th overall has died at Santa Anita, where management has chosen to continue racing for the rest of the current meet. Truffalino collapsed in the final stages of the third race on turf Sunday. A track spokesman says the 3-year-old filly died of a […]

Police: David Ortiz shot in ambush at Santo Domingo bar

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was ambushed by a man who got off a motorcycle and shot him in the back at close range Sunday night in his native Dominican Republic, authorities said. Dominican National Police Director Ney Aldrin Bautista Almonte said Ortiz was at the Dial […]

Bart Starr remembered at memorial in his native Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Former NFL quarterbacking great Bart Starr was remembered Sunday at a public memorial event in his native Alabama. An event celebrating Starr’s legacy as a star of professional and college football was held Sunday afternoon at Samford University in suburban Birmingham. Starr’s family also planned a private funeral. The Green Bay […]

Moustakas HR wins car for fan, Yelich HR, Brewers sweep Bucs

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers topped their crowd-pleasing Christian Yelich bobblehead giveaway with another surprise gift, thanks to Mike Moustakas. Moustakas launched a homer that won a new SUV for a fan, Yelich hit his major league-leading 24th home run and the Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 Sunday for a three-game sweep. “That […]

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