• February 24, 2017


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Tom Brady: The Movie? Fans divided and foes say they'll pass

BOSTON (AP) — Tom Brady: The Movie?

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Forsberg's hat trick helps Predators beat Avalanche 4-2

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Filip Forsberg is living up to every bit of his 'Scoresberg' nickname right now for the Nashville Predators.

Earnhardt's confidence sky high amid return for Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. traded in his T-shirt, jeans and sneakers for a head-to-toe pilot uniform, climbed up the portable stairs and slipped into the cockpit of the iconic Goodyear Blimp.

UConn moves forward with plans for new athletic fields

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut's Board of Trustees on Wednesday approved spending $4.75 million to design its "Athletic District," which will include new stadiums for soccer, baseball and softball.

Column: Baseball should get serious about speeding up games

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — There are all sorts of ways to give baseball a much-needed boost of speed.

Talking 'bout AI: Gaughan recalls Hoya days with Iverson

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Brendan Gaughan was the only NASCAR driver to earn a shoutout in Allen Iverson's Hall of Fame induction speech last fall.

Earnhardt wants to win a title then ride into retirement

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Upon further review, hoisting a championship trophy is exactly how Dale Earnhardt Jr. wants to end his career.

The Latest: Mexico's Daniel Suarez wants to inspire others

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Daytona 500 media day (all times local):

Big punching Wilder believes he can save heavyweights

Deontay Wilder was in the Super Bowl media center in Houston a few days before the game when a somewhat familiar face walked by.

Rejuvenated and reinvented, Toure integral to Man City again

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — It has been one of the great sights of English soccer in recent years, Yaya Toure picking up possession in central midfield for Manchester City, rampaging upfield and scattering opponents in his path.

Detroit Tigers 2016 Batting Stats

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Kinsler still a Tiger after shrugging off trade talk

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — When the Detroit Tigers indicated they were willing to listen to offers for their top players, Ian Kinsler became a prime candidate to be traded.

Hamlin could become 4th repeat Daytona 500 champion

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Denny Hamlin rode the escalator to a stadium concourse and spotted his Daytona 500 championship show car on display and wrapped to resemble its appearance moments after the race.

Draft Diary: Reddick's path to NFL started as Temple walk-on

As a walk-on at Temple, Haason Reddick earned a starting spot before he got a scholarship.

Arrieta hopeful of landing new contract to stay with Cubs

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Jake Arrieta is hopeful of working out a new contract that would keep him with the Chicago Cubs before he becomes eligible for free agency after the 2017 season, yet he also realizes this could be his final year with the club if talks don't materialize.

Israel fumbles goodwill visit of NFL players

JERUSALEM (AP) — It was supposed to be a feel-good visit by a group of professional football players to give a boost to image-conscious Israel.

PSG playing its best soccer since Qatari takeover in 2011

PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain is dreaming big, just like its motto says.

US heavyweight boxer wins court case in unanimous decision

NEW YORK (AP) — In a unanimous court decision, U.S. heavyweight boxer Deontay Wilder won his latest fight Monday.

NFL player pulls out of Israel trip, feels 'used'

JERUSALEM (AP) — An American professional football player has pulled out of a sponsored trip to Israel, accusing its government of trying to use him for PR purposes and citing sympathy for the Palestinians.

Stolen bases an afterthought as spring training starts

The stolen base has been stolen from baseball, an afterthought when spring training starts next week.

Kazakhstan denies doping after police raid biathlon team

ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) — Kazakhstan's government has denied its national biathlon team has been doping after Austrian police raided the team's hotel and seized medical equipment.

Police raid Kazakh biathlon team lodgings ahead of worlds

HOCHFILZEN, Austria (AP) — The Austrian federal criminal agency said Thursday it raided the lodgings of the Kazakh national biathlon team on the eve of the world championships on suspicion of doping.

Assault charges involving family dropped against boxer

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Prosecutors dropped assault charges against former lightweight boxing champ Paul Spadafora for allegedly stabbing his brother and kicking his mother during a family dispute, though he's still charged with threatening city police officers who intervened, and spitting on one.