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BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — The NFL is putting some bite in its on-field discipline. NFL owners on Wednesday approved as a one-year trial ejecting a player who draws two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties from specific categories. Those categories include throwing a punch at or kicking an opponent;...
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Roger Goodell will not be returning the draft picks stripped from the New England Patriots for the use of deflated footballs in the 2014 AFC championship game. The NFL commissioner said Wednesday at the owners’ meetings that he responded to a letter from Patriots owner...
Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4) drives to the basket against Toronto Raptors guard Cory Joseph (6) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday. The Celtics defeated the Raptors 91-79. AP Photo/Charles Krupa
BOSTON (AP) — With a late-season losing streak barely behind them, the Boston Celtics entered their final regular-season matchup with Toronto searching for a statement win. The Celtics not only got it, but may have grabbed just the momentum boost they craved with a pivotal five-game road trip...
The NCAA Tournament started about as expected, the upsets, buzzer beaters and extraordinary performances coming at nearly every turn. Now that the first week is over and the pixie dust has settled, the bracket is down to a Sweet 16 that includes 15 teams from college basketball’s Power Seven...
VIERA, Fla. (AP) — Alex Rodriguez says he plans to retire from baseball after the 2017 season, when his $275 million, 10-year contract with the New York Yankees expires. The 40-year-old slugger, fourth the career home-run list with 687, revealed his intentions Wednesday during an interview with...
NEW YORK (AP) — Internet giant Yahoo says it will suspend its paid daily fantasy sports operations in New York. In doing so, the Sunnyvale, California-based company joins fantasy sports giants DraftKings and FanDuel. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (SHNEYE’-dur-muhn) said Tuesday...
MIAMI (AP) — Goalkeeper Tim Howard says his decision to leave the English Premier League had nothing to do with being benched at Everton. It was the chance to play elsewhere — specifically, the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer. “It gives me a chance to be in the shop window for the next...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A month break to let his back heal has turned into much longer for Nick Watney, who says he is done for the rest of the season. Watney, whose six PGA Tour victories include a World Golf Championship and a FedEx Cup playoff event, has a herniated disc in his lower back. He...
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — The chop block has been entirely outlawed from NFL games, and extra-point kicks snapped from the 15-yard line are now permanent. NFL owners voted Tuesday to approve both those proposals by the competition committee. They also passed a resolution to expand what is a horse-...
Members of the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team on the field during the playing of the nationals anthems before the start of an exhibition game against the Cuban National team at the Estadio Latinoamericano, Tuesday, in Havana, Cuba. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro also attended the game. AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais
HAVANA (AP) — When President Barack Obama watches the Tampa Bay Rays play Cuba’s national team Tuesday, it will come at the deepest moment of crisis in more than 50 years for the island’s famed state-run baseball league. A flood of high-profile defections to the U.S. has gutted the country’s...

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