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Phoenix Suns new NBA basketball head coach Monty Williams speaks at a news conference, Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)
May 22, 2019 - 10:15 am
PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns have gone through coaches like tear-away racing visors, the count up to five in five years. The instability has hurt them on the court, the run of playoff-less appearances stretching to nine straight seasons with this year's 19-63 finish. Monty Williams, the man GM...
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FILE - In this April 24, 2018, file photo, New York Mets' Yoenis Cespedes (52) is congratulated by manager Mickey Callaway after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in St. Louis. The slumping Mets have announced they are sticking with embattled manager Callaway "for the foreseeable future" _ and sidelined slugger Cespedes broke his right ankle in an accident on his ranch. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
May 20, 2019 - 9:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Turns out Yoenis Céspedes took the fall, not Mickey Callaway. On a hectic afternoon at Citi Field, the slumping New York Mets announced Monday they are sticking with their embattled manager "for the foreseeable future" — and Céspedes broke his right ankle in an accident on his ranch...
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Oakland Athletics' Stephen Piscotty swings to connect for a two-run double to right field during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
May 19, 2019 - 7:21 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The Oakland Athletics are closing in on a 16th straight win over Detroit — but they'll have to wait 3½ months before trying to finish it off. The A's led the Tigers 5-3 in the bottom of the seventh inning Sunday when the game was suspended because of rain. Oakland scored twice in the...
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Atlanta Braves pitcher Jonny Venters and catcher Brian McCann celebrate after defeating the Arizona Diamondbacks in a baseball game, Saturday, May 11, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
May 18, 2019 - 6:01 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Jonny Venters, the left-hander whose comeback from his third Tommy John surgery helped him win the NL Comeback Player of the Year Award last year, has been released by the Atlanta Braves. The 34-year-old Venters had a 17.36 ERA after giving up nine earned runs in 4 2/3 innings...
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This 1992 image made from video provided by WBNS-TV, shows Dr. Richard Strauss. A report released on Friday, May 17, 2017, found that the now-dead Ohio State team doctor sexually abused at least 177 male students from the 1970s through the 1990s, and numerous university officials got wind of what was going on over the years but did little or nothing to stop him. (WBNS-TV via AP)
May 18, 2019 - 1:10 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on the report detailing abuse of male athletes and students by a now-dead doctor at Ohio State. (all times local): 12:35 p.m. An attorney who is preparing a lawsuit against Ohio State University on behalf of more than 50 former athletes who say they were abused by a...
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New York Yankees' Gio Urshela celebrates with teammates after hitting an RBI single during the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday, May 17, 2019, in New York. The Yankees won 4-3. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
May 18, 2019 - 12:42 am
NEW YORK (AP) — CC Sabathia shouted salty insults at the Tampa Bay Rays and said he tried to hit one of their batters. A little while later, it was Gio Urshela who had the last word for the New York Yankees. Urshela's single capped a three-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the...
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May 17, 2019 - 6:14 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NBA has banned Indiana Pacers guard Tyreke Evans at least two years for violating the league's anti-drug policy. The league announced that Evans had been dismissed and disqualified on Friday. He can apply for reinstatement in 2021. Pacers general manager Kevin Pritchard...
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FILE - In this May 7, 2019, file photo, Tampa Bay Rays' Brandon Lowe, left, celebrates with third base coach Rodney Linares after hitting a home run off Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Taylor Clarke during the first inning of a baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla. They have a terrible stadium, hardly any fans and one of baseball's smallest payrolls. Yet, somehow, the Rays stay competitive year after year. It is one of the most compelling stories in sports, even if few people notice. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
May 17, 2019 - 4:50 pm
They play in an architectural nightmare of a ballpark. They are treated like pariahs in their own community. They have to get by with one of baseball's stingiest payrolls. Yet, somehow, the Tampa Bay Rays make it work. It's one of the most compelling stories in sports, even if few people take...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2013, file photo, John Davidson, Columbus Blue Jackets director of hockey operations, speaks during an NHL hockey news conference in Columbus, Ohio. Davidson has resigned as the Blue Jackets president of hockey operations on Friday, May 17, 2019, after the New York Rangers requested and received permission to talk to him for a similar position. (Eamon Queeney/The Columbus Dispatch via AP, File)
May 17, 2019 - 4:13 pm
John Davidson has been hired as president of the New York Rangers hours after leaving his post with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Davidson on Friday rejoined the organization he was synonymous with as a goaltender and a longtime broadcaster and will to try to turn the Rangers back into a contender. He...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012 file photo, Arizona Cardinals' Patrick Peterson warms up prior to an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Glendale, Ariz. Arizona Cardinals All-Pro cornerback Patrick Peterson has been suspended for the first six games of the 2019 season for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy. The NFL did not specify Thursday, May 16, 2019 which illegal substance Peterson allegedly used. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
May 16, 2019 - 10:04 pm
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Cardinals All-Pro cornerback Patrick Peterson has been suspended for the first six games of the 2019 season for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy. The NFL did not specify Thursday which illegal substance Peterson allegedly used. Peterson can...
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