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USA Gymnastics sets up fund for athletes abused by Nasser

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — USA Gymnastics has established a fund it says it designed to assist gymnasts who were victims of former sports doctor Larry Nassar. The organization’s president, Kerry Perry, says it wants to provide the financial support for the young women and girls to access counseling and mental health services. The Athlete Assistance Fund, […]

Norovirus at Olympics has officials scrambling, worried

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Signs posted around the Olympic venues urge extreme caution. Nine hundred troops stream into the area to help. Worried organizers sequester 1,200 people in their rooms. Officials are scrambling on the eve of the biggest planned event in South Korea in years — not because of anything related to North […]

LeBron at the buzzer does in Timberwolves

CLEVELAND (AP) — One second. One shot. One player. For one night, LeBron James made all of Cleveland’s problems disappear. James dropped in a fade-away jumper over Jimmy Butler’s outstretched hand as the buzzer sounded in overtime, giving the Cavaliers a cleansing 140-138 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night. A WINE & GOLD […]

Eagles fan to pay for stadium chair stolen after Super Bowl

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man who stole a seat from U.S. Bank Stadium after the Philadelphia Eagles beat the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl has agreed to pay for its replacement. Stadium manager SMG says it plans no further action against the Eagles fan. That seat and two other damaged seats were replaced […]

Nowitzki cherishes 20 seasons, content to help Mavs rebuild

DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki made peace years ago with the reality that spending his entire career with the Dallas Mavericks would likely mean little or no chance to win a second championship. The most accomplished European player in NBA history never seriously considered leaving the franchise that courted him as a teenager in Germany […]

Baseball union head says rebuilding teams threaten integrity

NEW YORK (AP) — Players’ union head Tony Clark claims the number of rebuilding teams and unsigned free agents in a historically slow market threatens the sport’s integrity, an assertion immediately rejected by Major League Baseball. In a statement and a telephone interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday, Clark voiced the frustration of the […]

LeBron says he’s staying put, as Cavs blow huge lead in loss to Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — After another embarrassing defeat and two days before the trade deadline, LeBron James let it be known he’s not going anywhere, at least for now. “I’m here for this season right now to try and figure out a way we can still compete,” James said after his Cleveland Cavaliers blew a […]

DUNK OF THE YEAR: Giannis leaps over Hardaway Jr. on lob from Middleton

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 23 points, 11 rebounds, six assists, two blocks, a steal and this basic dunk from Khris Middleton. And, keeping with the sarcasm, Giannis of course had to make fun of Middleton for the pass saying, “Still a bad pass tho.” Yes, #Giannis DID JUMP OVER HIM!! pic.twitter.com/RGa6LsPUg3 — Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) February […]

Patriots’ Butler denies off-field misconduct before benching

BOSTON (AP) — Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler says he didn’t miss a curfew or do anything off the field that would have hurt New England’s chances of winning the Super Bowl before he was benched for the game. In a statement released Tuesday on Twitter and Instagram, Butler says reports of misconduct off the field […]

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