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MLB returns with thrills; red flags remain after 1st weekend

NEW YORK (AP) — The World Series champion Washington Nationals stood six feet apart along the first base line and watched as a banner commemorating their title was raised, then took a knee alongside the New York Yankees in a call for social justice. Star slugger Juan Soto wasn’t there — he was flagged hours […]

Athletes, teams, celebs are ‘All In’ to feed hungry

With factories closed, tens of millions out of work and a recession looming because of the coronavirus pandemic, athletes, teams, entertainers and business leaders are donating prized possessions in response to a challenge to feed families suddenly in need. The “All In Challenge” was started by Philadelphia 76ers partner Michael Rubin on Tuesday, and some […]

McIlroy roars out to a 2-shot lead in Mexico Championship

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Rory McIlroy switched back to his old putter for the Mexico Championship and it made a world of difference. It helps that he’s still hitting the ball like the No. 1 player in the world. McIlroy ripped a 4-iron from 275 yards into the thin air at Chapultepec to 15 feet […]

McCullers, Kluber back on mound after injuries, deGrom sharp

Lance McCullers struck out Paul Goldschmidt on curveball, then looked toward the Houston dugout. That was enough on this day. After being out of the game for more than a year, 16 pitches were plenty Sunday. Sidelined since having Tommy John surgery in November 2018, McCullers started in a spring training game against St. Louis […]

Yanks’ Severino needs Tommy John surgery, will miss season.

New York Yankees pitcher Luis Severino has an elbow injury that requires Tommy John surgery. The team said Tuesday the 26-year-old right-hander has a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament, a development that means the two-time All-Star will miss all of 2020 after being sidelined for nearly all of 2019. Mets medical director Dr. David Altchek […]

Women’s 3-on-3, shots from stands highlight NHL skills event

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Hilary Knight stood among the NHL’s best players and felt a little intimidated by the challenge in front of her. At the time, she was in the glare of the spotlight shooting pucks from the stands at targets on the ice as part of one of the newest events at the […]

Justin Bieber says he’s battling Lyme disease

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Bieber says that he has been battling Lyme disease. In an Instagram post on Wednesday, the pop star wrote that “it’s been a rough couple years but (I’m) getting the right treatment that will help treat this so far incurable disease and I will be back and better than ever.” […]

Guns N’ Roses, Maroon 5, Khaled part of pre-Super Bowl shows

NEW YORK (AP) — Guns N’ Roses, Maroon 5, DJ Khaled and DaBaby will bring the heat to Super Bowl week in Miami. On Location Experiences announced the lineup for its second Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest, to take place Jan. 30 through Feb. 1 at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami. DJ Khaled, who has […]

Swift questions AMAs performance over fight with music group

Taylor Swift said Thursday that she may not perform at the American Music Awards and may have to put other projects including a forthcoming Netflix documentary on hold because the men who own her old recordings won’t allow her to play her songs.

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