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Michigan State, Big Ten take Midwest hoops show to Big Apple

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — What an odd year in the Big Ten. Michigan State looks Final Four-worthy but faces off-court questions. Wisconsin looks better of late but still faces a losing record. And Nebraska — Nebraska! — is up. It’s time to take this Midwest hoops show back on the road again. The Big Ten […]

Union files grievance against Marlins, A’s, Pirates, Rays

BRANDETON, Fla. (AP) — The Major League Baseball Players Association filed a grievance against the Miami Marlins, Oakland Athletics, Pittsburgh Pirates and Tampa Bay Rays, accusing the teams of failing to appropriately spend revenue-sharing money. Union spokesman Chris Dahl, speaking Tuesday at the union’s training camp for free agents, said the grievance was filed Friday. […]

Source: NFL seeking $2M from Jerry Jones over legal spats

DALLAS (AP) — The NFL is exploring options to get more than $2 million in reimbursement for legal fees from Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones over his threat to derail Commissioner Roger Goodell’s contract extension and support of running back Ezekiel Elliott’s fight to avoid a six-game suspension, said a person with knowledge of the […]

Mavericks allegations could dog potential Cuban campaign

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Mark Cuban, the billionaire owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks and driving force behind TV’s “Shark Tank,” has for months teased the notion of running for president in 2020 in a campaign that could mirror President Donald Trump’s blend of reality television and politics in a ride to the White House. […]

Heading into playoffs, Central moves up in final poll

As the playoffs get underway Tuesday, the final AP poll in boys basketball is out. In Division 2, Central High School (20-2) remains in the No. 2 spot, while Onalaska (19-3) moved up two spots to fourth. Kaukauna (19-3) remains the top-ranked team. At 7 p.m. Friday, the Red Raiders will host the winner of […]

UW-L men win 17th consecutive WIAC championship, women win 6th

STEVENS POINT, Wis. – For the 17th consecutive season, the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse men’s track and field team won the WIAC indoor championship. Not to be outdone, the UW-L women’s track team also won conference. It was their sixth consecutive title. MEN The Eagles finished with 157.5 points UW-Whitewater was second at 105.0. The […]

WATCH: Brewers Brett Phillips candid interview in facing Angels Ohtani

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani didn’t quite dazzle in his spring pitching debut with the Los Angeles Angels. Maybe things will change when he swings the bat for the first time in a Cactus League game. The star two-way player from Japan had mixed results in his first big league mound appearance Saturday, when […]

No. 2 Michigan State beats Wisconsin, wraps up Big Ten title

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — No. 2 Michigan State arrived at Wisconsin feeling a little discombobulated with so many off-court issues swirling around the program. The Spartans are returning to East Lansing with the outright Big Ten regular-season title and more clarity about the future of star forward Miles Bridges. Cassius Winston scored 20 points and […]

Column: Americans over-promise, under-deliver in SKorea

By PAUL NEWBERRY, AP GANGNEUNG, South Korea — They had their moments, without a doubt. From a nerve-wracking victory in women’s hockey to the fun-loving guys over at the curling sheet to Shaun White’s spiraling run of redemption, the American athletes gave the folks back home some compelling reasons to stay up to all hours […]

The day after: Pyeongchang breathes, bids Olympics farewell

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — From volunteers to support staff to the joint Korea women’s hockey team, people from many cultures bid farewell to each other and to the 2018 Winter Olympics on Monday as a swath of the eastern Korean Peninsula readied itself for something novel: relative normalcy. Seven years after a successful Olympic […]

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