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FILE - In this Dec. 23, 2018, file photo, Houston Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney moves toward the action during an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, in Philadelphia. The Houston Texans have placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on defensive end/outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola, File)
March 04, 2019 - 11:52 am
The Houston Texans placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on defensive end/outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney on Monday. The move doesn't close the door for the Texans to sign the edge rusher to a long-term deal. General manager Brian Gaine says: "Our goal is to continue to work with his...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, file photo, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney answers questions at a news conference for the NCAA college football playoff championship game in San Jose, Calif. On Sunday, March 3, 2019, Swinney slipped away from Clemson's spring football practice to speak to the St. Louis Cardinals and take a little batting practice, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
March 03, 2019 - 11:32 pm
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — For a few hours at spring training, Dabo Swinney became the Kyler Murray of coaching. Swinney slipped away from Clemson's spring football practice to speak to the St. Louis Cardinals and take a little batting practice Sunday. "Kyler Murray's not the only guy with conflicts,"...
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Nashville Predators' Ryan Johansen shoots the game-winning goal against Minnesota Wild goalie Alex Stalock during a shootout in an NHL hockey game Sunday, March 3, 2019, in St. Paul, Minn. The Predators won 3-2 in a shootout. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)
March 03, 2019 - 8:40 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — After a Stanley Cup Final appearance two years ago and the NHL's best regular-season record in 2017-18, the Nashville Predators haven't enjoyed the same vibe. There's still plenty of time to get it back, though, and this victory at Minnesota was an encouraging sign. Ryan...
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Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov celebrates his goal against the Ottawa Senators during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
March 02, 2019 - 7:12 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — NHL scoring leader Nikita Kucherov had a goal and an assist to help the Tampa Bay Lightning earn their 50th victory of the season in their 66th game by beating the Ottawa Senators 5-1 on Saturday night, tying the 1995-96 Detroit Red Wings as the fastest teams in NHL history to...
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March 02, 2019 - 2:43 pm
BOSTON (AP) — In the early years of the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, a couple hundred math whizzes gathered on the school's campus hoping for a breakthrough that would make them the next Bill James. As the event and the field grew, they aspired to professional front office jobs, like Theo...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2019, file photo, state Senate president Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, speaks at a pre-legislative news conference in Tallahassee, Fla. Galvano said he believes sports betting could be legalized without voter approval, although he said he might ask for it, anyway(AP Photo/Steve Cannon, File)
March 02, 2019 - 1:42 pm
Over the past decade, teams from California, Florida or Texas have competed in more than half the championship series in the four major professional sports — including every NBA final. That may be no surprise, considering the three states account for 27 percent of all franchises in those leagues...
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March 02, 2019 - 7:59 am
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have announced Bryce Harper's 13-year contract, the largest deal in baseball history at $330 million. Philadelphia scheduled a news conference for Saturday to introduce Harper. He will wear No. 3 rather than the No. 34 he used with the Washington...
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Philadelphia Phillies manager Gabe Kapler (19) shakes hands with team owner John Middleton before a spring training baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Friday, March 1, 2019, in Clearwater, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
March 01, 2019 - 3:07 pm
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Bryce Harper has the Philadelphia Phillies thinking October baseball before even arriving in camp. The six-time All-Star outfielder and the Phillies agreed Thursday to a $330 million, 13-year contract, the largest deal in baseball history. Now a team that hasn't had a...
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March 01, 2019 - 3:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL's salary cap will jump $11 million next season to $188.2 million. In the ninth year of the 10-year labor agreement, the cap moves up from $177.2 million. It has increased in every year of the contract, with the biggest move in 2015 to 2016, when it went up by just under $12...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2018, file photo, Washington Nationals Bryce Harper (34) reacts to his winning hit during the Major League Baseball Home Run Derby, in Washington. A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Bryce Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a $330 million, 13-year contract, the largest deal in baseball history. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, because the agreement is subject to a successful physical. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
March 01, 2019 - 9:06 am
NEW YORK (AP) — It turns out $330 million may not be all the Philadelphia Phillies pay Bryce Harper. To entice him, the team agreed to bonus provisions in the 13-year contract. According to contract details obtained by The Associated Press, Harper would earn an extra $50,000 each time he is an All-...
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