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Pitino: Louisville should consider legal action vs. NCAA

Former Louisville coach Rick Pitino believes the school should consider taking legal action against the NCAA after the governing body ordered the vacation of the Cardinals’ 2013 men’s basketball champion as part of sanctions for a sex scandal. Louisville announced on Tuesday that the NCAA had denied its appeal of sanctions that included vacating 123 […]

Mavs owner Mark Cuban fined $600,000 for tanking comments

DALLAS (AP) — The NBA fined outspoken Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban $600,000 on Wednesday for comments about tanking during a podcast with Hall of Famer Julius Erving. Commissioner Adam Silver said the fine was for “public statements detrimental to the NBA.” The league said the podcast with Erving was posted Sunday, the day the […]

US women back looking for Olympic gold vs. archrival Canada

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — To three-time Olympian Hilary Knight, the thought of finally hoisting the gold medal means giving women’s hockey a big boost in the United States. How big? Huge. “The U.S. wants to be No. 1 in everything, and I think we’ve all been raised as awesome competitors so at the end […]

Czechs eliminate U.S. in shootout in Olympic quarterfinals

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — This time it was Troy Terry instead of T.J. Oshie and Ryan Zapolski instead of Jonathan Quick. In this Olympic shootout, though, the United States fell short. Playing in an elimination game without NHL stars, the U.S. was ousted from the Olympics with a 3-2 overtime loss to the Czech […]

Brewers owner Attanasio has eye on ending playoff drought

PHOENIX (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers owner Mark Attanasio says his team has the roster to end the franchise’s seven-year postseason drought without having to make another move. The Brewers exceeded expectations last year after finishing a game short of the playoffs — significantly accelerating the rebuilding plan put in place by general manager David Stearns […]

Serena Williams champions issues on — and off — tennis court

Moments after Serena Williams won her seventh Wimbledon title, she proudly raised her fist in a black power salute. It caused a bit of frenzy at the All-England Club in 2016, but Williams’ action shouldn’t have surprised anyone: She’d already been one of the most vocal supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement. She was […]

Column: Olympics should be reserved for the best athletes

By PAUL NEWBERRY, Associated Press GANGNEUNG, South Korea — Liz Swaney deserves kudos for dedication. And she had enough sense not to attempt anything on the halfpipe — and we mean anything — that might’ve resulted in a serious injury. She had no business competing in the Olympics. The same can be said for all […]

New MLB rules: Pitching change a must for 7th mound visit

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Managers or coaches must make a pitching change if they head to the mound for the seventh time in a game under baseball’s new pace of play rules. Commissioner Rob Manfred and executive Joe Torre explained some of the parameters Tuesday, one day after MLB imposed stricter limits on mound visits […]

Another surgery? Luck says, “Not an option for me.”

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck delivered some good news to Indianapolis Colts fans on Tuesday. He feels better. He ruled out additional surgery. And he’s eager to play football after spending the last 13 months rehabbing from shoulder surgery. If all goes well, the three-time Pro Bowl quarterback might even return in time for the […]

Sano reports to Twins with several unanswered questions

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — With his hulking 6-foot-4 body that’s built for football and a slugger’s mentality at the plate that can swiftly produce majestic drives soaring high over the wall, the presence of Miguel Sano looms larger than anyone else around the Minnesota Twins. This spring, so do the questions. Sano arrived at […]

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