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February 22, 2019 - 8:08 pm
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets acquired Matt Duchene from the Ottawa Senators on Friday in exchange for a 2019 first-round draft pick and two top prospects, adding a veteran center as they make a push for a playoff spot. The 28-year-old Duchene, one of the top players available...
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February 22, 2019 - 3:38 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The sun came out in Arizona. Free agents played for their new teams. Ichiro Suzuki was back in uniform at age 45. Baseball is back. A day after the scheduled exhibition opener was rained out, baseball returned to the ballparks of Florida and Arizona on Friday with the first...
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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2018, file photo, then-Los Angeles Dodgers' Manny Machado celebrates his two-run home run against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning of Game 2 of a baseball National League Division Series, in Los Angeles. A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that infielder Manny Machado has agreed to a $300 million, 10-year deal with the rebuilding San Diego Padres, the biggest contract ever for a free agent. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, because the agreement was subject to a successful physical and had not been announced. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
February 22, 2019 - 9:01 am
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Manny Machado calls San Diego "one of the best cities in the world" and says he was attracted to the Padres by the team's strong farm system. The 26-year-old infielder was introduced at a news conference Friday, a day after his $300 million, 10-year contract was finalized...
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February 22, 2019 - 3:32 am
ZURICH (AP) — Chelsea was banned by FIFA on Friday from signing players until the 2020 offseason transfer window for breaching rules covering youngsters. The Premier League club has the right to appeal against the sanction, which covers the next two transfer windows — the entire 2019-20 season —...
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February 22, 2019 - 2:08 am
CHONBURI, Thailand (AP) — South Korean golfer Jenny Shin snatched the lead at the LPGA Thailand with a birdie on the last hole of the second round at Siam Country Club Pattaya on Friday. Shin bogeyed the sixth hole but sunk five birdies in the rest of the round, including the par-5 18th. Her round...
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February 21, 2019 - 11:44 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James knows that he needs to turn up his intensity if the Los Angeles Lakers are going to make the playoffs. He certainly did that on Thursday night against the Houston Rockets when his team needed it the most. James scored 16 of his 29 points in the second half as the...
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February 21, 2019 - 11:16 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Fresh off his MVP performance in the All-Star game, Kevin Durant made certain the Golden State Warriors got off on the right foot for their stretch run to the playoffs. He also gave Sacramento's prized rookie Marvin Bagley III quite a lesson on defense. Durant had 28 points,...
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February 21, 2019 - 8:03 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 12 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter, Khris Middleton hit a 3-pointer in the closing seconds and the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks held off the Boston Celtics 98-97 on Thursday night. On the second-to-last position, Marcus Smart forced a jump ball...
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February 21, 2019 - 7:45 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — If there's a weakness for these Michigan Wolverines to be worried about, it's lurking behind the 3-point line. Jordan Poole and Jon Teske swished aside the concern for at least one night. Poole scored 22 points to lead a long-range shooting spree by seventh-ranked Michigan, and...
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Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons goes up for a dunk during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
February 21, 2019 - 7:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Boban Marjanovic covered up All-Star center Joel Embiid's absence — at least for a night. Marjanovic had 19 points and 12 rebounds and made three key free throws in the final 1 1/2 minutes to help Philadelphia 76ers beat the Miami Heat 106-102 on Thursday night. "He was our bell...
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