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Former major league outfielder Angel Echevarria dies at 48

February 8, 2020

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Former major league outfielder Angel Echevarria, who played seven seasons with three different teams, has died. He was 48.Rutgers, where he set a career home run record that has since been broken, announced his death Saturday...

Deadly fire hangs over success of top Brazilian soccer club


RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — When Marília de Barros Silva heard reports that the popular Brazilian soccer club Flamengo was signing a player for almost 17 million euros ($18.6 million), she felt sadness — but also resentment.For a year, she has been trying...

Kris Bryants days on the Chicago Cubs are most likely numbered

Kris Bryant’s days on the Chicago Cubs are most likely numbered

By Aaron Doster | February 6, 2020

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2019, file photo, Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant (17) sits in the dugout during a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati. The All-Star third baseman has lost his service-time grievance against the Cubs, two people with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster, FIle)

Hobbs’ leads streaking Boise St. past Wyoming 67-62

February 5, 2020

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Alex Hobbs scored a career-high 24 points off the bench to help Boise State rally late for a 67-62 win over Wyoming on Tuesday night.Boise State (16-8, 8-4 Mountain West Conference) trailed 53-51 after Jake Hendricks made 1 of 2...

Johnson lead W. Michigan past Miami (OH) 64-60

February 4, 2020

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Brandon Johnson scored 21 points on 7-of-10 shooting from the field and foul line and Western Michigan beat Miami (Ohio) 64-60 Tuesday night.Following Johnson's basket that broke a 58-all tie, Dae Dae Grant went to the foul line...

Arbitrator rules union didn’t prove Bryant case vs Cubs

By RONALD BLUM | February 4, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Arbitrator Mark Irvings issued his decision Tuesday to deny the grievance filed by Cubs star Kris Bryant, ruling the players' association did not prove Chicago's reasons for holding the third baseman in the minors at the start of the...

Emotional Johns scores 1st goal, Stars beat Rangers 5-3

By DENIS P. GORMAN | February 4, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Johns wasn't sure he'd ever score another goal — let alone with his parents in the stands.“I waited a long time,” he said.Johns scored his first goal since his return from a lengthy absence, Joe Pavelski scored power-play...

Former White Sox minor leaguer charged with raping a child

January 31, 2020

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A former Chicago White Sox minor leaguer who went on to coach a South Dakota youth team after his playing career ended has been charged with sexually assaulting a child and possession child pornography.Juan Thomas Jr., a first-baseman...

KC fans under closer scrutiny for chants, ‘tomahawk chops’


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — While other sports teams using Native American nicknames and imagery have faced decades of protests and boycotts, the Kansas City Chiefs have largely slid under the radar.Until now.The Chiefs will appear in their first Super...

AP sources: Cubs’ Kris Bryant loses service-time grievance

By JAY COHEN | January 29, 2020

CHICAGO (AP) — Kris Bryant has lost his service-time grievance against the Chicago Cubs, providing some clarity for the team and the All-Star third baseman with spring training on the horizon.Two people with direct knowledge of the situation confirmed...

Kobe Bryant helicopter lacked recommended safety device


LOS ANGELES (AP) — The helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant didn’t have a recommended warning system to alert the pilot he was too close to land but it’s not clear it would have averted the crash that killed nine because the pilot may have lost control...

Love’s big first half lifts Cavaliers past Pistons 115-100

By NOAH TRISTER | January 27, 2020

DETROIT (AP) — Before his team took the court, Cavaliers star Kevin Love spent some of his day looking back at Kobe Bryant's life and career.“I watched his short film, I watched all of his highlights, I watched his interviews,” Love said. “I have...