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Viktor Hovland becomes PGA Tour’s first Norwegian winner

February 23, 2020

RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico (AP) — Viktor Hovland won the Puerto Rico Open on Sunday to become the first Norwegian winner in PGA Tour history, chipping in for eagle on the par-5 15th and racing in a 30-footer for birdie on the par-5 18th for a one-stroke...

Wade expresses his gratitude at jersey retirement cremony

By STEVEN WINE | February 22, 2020

MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade went through a long list of thank-yous as he delivered a 20-minute speech at his jersey retirement ceremony Saturday night, mentioning everyone from his business manager and the Miami Heat ball boys to Pat Riley.“I could have...

Antetokounmpo scores 33, leads Bucks to rout of Pistons

By DAVE HOGG | February 20, 2020

DETROIT (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 33 points and 16 rebounds as the Milwaukee Bucks routed the Detroit Pistons 126-106 on Thursday night.The Bucks led 70-41 at halftime and by as many as 34 points in the second half. Detroit could never get enough...

Giants, Cubs raising pay for minor leaguers this season

By JAKE SEINER | February 18, 2020

The Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants are pushing ahead with pay raises for minor league players this season, days after Major League Baseball mandated salary bumps beginning in 2021.Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer and Giants baseball executive Farhan...

Devils selling with the NHL trade deadline approaching

By TOM CANAVAN | February 17, 2020

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — With the NHL trade deadline a week away, the New Jersey Devils may as well have a giant “for sale” sign hanging outside the dressing room.Interim general manager Tom Fitzgerald gave a clear indication the Devils are ready to...

Silver: NBA, USA Basketball still may play in China in 2020

By TIM REYNOLDS | February 15, 2020

CHICAGO (AP) — The NBA and USA Basketball are still considering playing in China later this year, though the complexities of both the political rift caused by a tweet last fall and the ongoing health concerns in the world’s most populous country are...

Cubs 3B Bryant: No hard feelings on losing grievance

By JANIE McCAULEY | February 15, 2020

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Chicago Cubs star Kris Bryant realized all along his service-time grievance against the team would be tough to win, and he still believes how he handled himself might help players in the future.The 28-year-old Bryant will be eligible...

Place your bet: New NBA All-Star format could attract action

By BRIAN MAHONEY | February 13, 2020

While some basketball purists are skeptical about this year's new format for the NBA All-Star Game, the changes have curiosity brewing within the betting industry.This year the league's annual showcase is essentially multiple games within the game, which...

NFL team’s deep Catholic ties behind role in abuse crisis


NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Why would an NFL team, even one called the Saints, strike a behind-the-scenes alliance with the Roman Catholic Church on an issue as emotionally fraught as clergy sex abuse?It’s a question even die-hard Saints fans in this heavily...

Saints owner denies team had role in clergy sex abuse list

By JIM MUSTIAN | February 10, 2020

The owner of the New Orleans Saints said Monday that the NFL team played no role in determining which priests would be named in the list of “credibly accused” clergy published by the area's Roman Catholic Church.Gayle Benson, a devout Catholic who...

Knicks edge Magic 105-103 for third straight win

By BRIAN MAHONEY | February 6, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Julius Randle scored 22 points, Taj Gibson had 19 and the New York Knicks beat the Orlando Magic 105-103 on Thursday night for their third straight victory.Despite trading leading scorer Marcus Morris to the Clippers earlier in the day,...

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...