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Anaheim Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler, left and Washington Capitals right wing Devante Smith-Pelly vie for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
February 20, 2019 - 1:37 pm
The Washington Capitals have placed winger Devante Smith-Pelly on waivers ahead of next week's NHL trade deadline. Smith-Pelly was put on waivers Wednesday after winger Dmitrij Jaskin did not practice in Toronto. Coach Todd Reirden told reporters the plan was to waive Jaskin but the team changed...
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February 20, 2019 - 1:17 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Le'Veon Bell's time in Pittsburgh is over. Antonio Brown's potential departure isn't quite so certain. Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert says the team will not place a transition or franchise tag on Bell, meaning the star running back will become a free agent next month...
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2019, file photo, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, center, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell, left, and guard Patrick Beverley defend during the second half of an NBA basketball game, in Los Angeles. Golden State is still the favorite for a fourth title in five years.c "Every year is a new challenge, different circumstances," Golden State guard Stephen Curry said. "We are motivated. We understand what's at stake." (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
February 20, 2019 - 1:15 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Golden State is still the favorite for a fourth title in five years. Milwaukee, Toronto, Indiana, Boston, Philadelphia, Oklahoma City, Denver, can all go ahead and cancel those mid-April vacation plans if they were foolish enough to have made them in the first place. For LeBron James...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, welcomes FIFA President Gianni Infantino for the talks in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (Yuri Kadobnov/Pool Photo via AP)
February 20, 2019 - 12:06 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday he wants FIFA to help ensure last year's World Cup has an effective legacy. "Ahead of us we now have a different task, to use everything that was done for the World Cup, to use it effectively, and on this issue we are also counting on...
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February 20, 2019 - 11:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two leading advocates for retired NFL players have teamed up in pushing for increased pension benefits for pre-1993 retirees. The Pro Football Retired Players Association, a nonprofit chaired by Hall of Famer Jim Brown, donated $100,000 to Fairness for Athletes in Retirement, a...
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Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Andrew MacDonald (47) and Detroit Red Wings left wing Thomas Vanek (26) fight for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
February 20, 2019 - 11:00 am
Thomas Vanek remembers waking up in Edmonton, Alberta, and turning on the TV in his hotel room to find out where he was heading. It was March 5, 2014, the NHL's trade deadline day, and Vanek's bags were packed. He knew he had played his final game a few days earlier for the New York Islanders after...
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Former President Barack Obama, left, hugs Golden State Warriors basketball player Stephen Curry after speaking at the My Brother's Keeper Alliance Summit in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
February 20, 2019 - 10:21 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama and Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry told a roomful of minority boys on Tuesday that they matter and urged them to make the world a better place. Obama was in Oakland, California, to mark the fifth anniversary of My Brother's Keeper...
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February 20, 2019 - 9:49 am
Steve Stricker is going to his seventh straight Ryder Cup, this time in his home state of Wisconsin as the American captain. Stricker officially was appointed Ryder Cup captain Wednesday morning in Milwaukee, an hour south of where the Americans will try to win back the Ryder Cup in 2020 at...
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Switzerland's Roger Federer, centre, poses for a selfie with supporters, during a pre-event of the Laver Cup, in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, February 8, 2019. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
February 20, 2019 - 5:47 am
MADRID (AP) — Roger Federer will play at the Madrid Open as part of his return to the clay court. Organizers say the 20-time Grand Slam champion will participate in the tournament from May 3-12. The 37-year-old Federer didn't play in clay tournaments for two seasons, but said he will be back this...
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File-This Sept. 10, 2018, file photo shows Tyler "Ninja" Blevins before an NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and New York Jets in Detroit. For the first time since its meteoric rise, “Fortnite” is no longer a no-doubt victory royale atop the video game industry. “Apex Legends”, a battle royale from Electronic Arts, has stormed the market and smashed “Fortnite” records for downloads and viewership since its release three weeks ago. Blevins and other streaming stars have powered that surge, as has the emergence of an 18-year-old “Apex” superstar. Esports teams are already scrambling to sign talented players and invest long-term in the breakout title. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez, File)
February 20, 2019 - 2:46 am
NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time since its meteoric rise, "Fortnite" is no longer a no-doubt victory royale atop the video game industry. "Apex Legends" — a battle royale from Electronic Arts — has charged into the market and smashed "Fortnite" records for downloads and viewership since its...
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