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Cleveland Cavaliers head coach John Beilein, center, talks with Cleveland Cavaliers' Collin Sexton (2) and Darius Garland (10) in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
February 17, 2020 - 12:44 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — John Beilein has admitted that losing NBA games has hit him hard. Maybe too hard. The 67-year-old former Michigan coach struggled to get through the season's unofficial first half with the young Cavaliers, who have the worst record in the Eastern Conference. It's not clear if he'll...
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Washington Nationals pitcher Sean Doolittle smashes a cabbage on a sidewalk while teammates cheer as part of a team-building exercise and in recognition of National Cabbage Day during spring training baseball practice Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
February 17, 2020 - 12:39 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — On the day position players reported to camp, the Washington Nationals finally got around to putting up a sign on the ivy-covered wall near the entrance to their spring training facility with a curly "W," a rendering of the Capitol dome and, most significantly, the...
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Porto's Moussa Marega, from Mali, left, leaves the pitch during a Portuguese league soccer match between Vitoria SC and FC Porto in Guimaraes, Portugal, Sunday, Feb. 15, 2020. The president and the prime minister of Portugal have added their voices to a national outcry over racist abuse aimed at Moussa Marega who walked off the field after hearing monkey chants. (AP Photo)
February 17, 2020 - 12:39 pm
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The president and the prime minister of Portugal added their voices to a national outcry Monday over racist abuse aimed at a black FC Porto soccer player who walked off the field after hearing monkey chants. Prime Minister Antonio Costa said the incident was “unacceptable”...
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Boston Red Sox baseball team owner John Henry listens during a news conference at Fenway Park, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Boston. The Boston Red Sox have parted ways with manager Alex Cora, with the move coming one day after baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred named him as a ringleader with Houston in the sport's sign-stealing scandal. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
February 17, 2020 - 12:38 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Red Sox owner John Henry says he knows why Boston fans are angry the team traded Mookie Betts. “When I say I understand how many of you feel about this trade with the Dodgers, I know many of you — particularly our youngest fans — are disbelieving or angry or sad about it. I...
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FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2019, file photo, Washington Nationals' Anthony Rendon celebrates in the dugout after scoring on a single by Juan Soto during the sixth inning in Game 5 of the baseball team's National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Angels paired Rendon, the best hitter on the free agent market, and Mike Trout, their three-time AL MVP, this winter at the heart of a lineup stocked with an array of tested veterans and promising youngsters. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
February 17, 2020 - 12:28 pm
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Mike Trout thinks the Houston Astros should pay more dearly for their cheating ways. The Los Angeles Angels' three-time AL MVP ripped the Astros and questioned the discipline handed out by Major League Baseball on Monday after he reported to spring training. Trout joined the...
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Atletico Madrid's head coach Diego Simone, second right, gestures during a training session in Majadahonda, outskirts of Madrid, Spain, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. Atletico Madrid will play its Champions League soccer match against Liverpool next Tuesday. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
February 17, 2020 - 6:41 am
MADRID (AP) — Liverpool and Atlético Madrid appear to be heading in opposite directions entering their last 16 meeting in the Champions League on Tuesday. While defending European champion Liverpool has everything going its way, Atlético's season will be on the line when the teams meet in Madrid in...
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Chris Paul of the Oklahoma City Thunder dunks during the first half of the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Huh)
February 16, 2020 - 9:14 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Players were taking charges, bodies were hitting the floor, calls and non-calls were being screamed about on both ends. The fourth quarter of the NBA All-Star Game was as intense as the final moments of a playoff game, the biggest stars in the league holding absolutely nothing back...
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Jennifer Hudson sings a tribute to former NBA All-Star Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, who were killed in a helicopter crash Jan. 26, before the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Huh)
February 16, 2020 - 8:55 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — It has become one of the NBA’s most revered traditions: On the morning of the NBA All-Star Game, the league pays tribute to retired players with what is called the Legends Brunch. It brings together about 3,000 guests, and every year a recent retiree with ties to the game’s host city...
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Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks dunks during the first half of the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)
February 16, 2020 - 7:55 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Sunday night's NBA All-Star Game (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 25 points and Team Giannis leads Team LeBron 133-124 after three quarters even though Kawhi Leonard is closing in on the record for most 3-pointers in an All-Star Game. The teams...
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Auburn's Austin Wiley pulls down a rebound during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Missouri on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)
February 16, 2020 - 7:46 pm
The SEC has three teams that should be locks for the NCAA Tournament. The rest of the conference may have some work to do. No. 11 Auburn (22-3) climbed as high as No. 5 in The AP Top 25 and was among the top 16 seeds in the NCAA's preliminary rankings earlier this month. The Tigers have lost just...
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