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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2019 file photo, Cuba's Los Leneros de las Tunas baseball players listen to their national anthem before facing Panama's Los Toros de Herrera for the final, Caribbean Series baseball tournament championship game at Rod Carew stadium in Panama City. The Trump administration is moving to end a deal allowing Cuban baseball players to sign contracts directly with Major League Baseball organizations, which appears to once again require Cuban players to cut ties with their national program before signing with MLB. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco, File)
April 08, 2019 - 5:56 pm
HAVANA (AP) — The Trump administration is moving to end a deal allowing Cuban baseball players to sign contracts directly with Major League Baseball organizations. The change will once again require Cuban players to cut ties with their national program before signing with MLB. The Treasury...
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April 08, 2019 - 5:22 pm
HAVANA (AP) — The Trump administration is moving to end a deal allowing Cuban baseball players to sign contracts directly with Major League Baseball organizations. The change will once again require Cuban players to cut ties with their national program before signing with MLB. The Treasury...
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Vanderbilt basketball coach Jerry Stackhouse answers questions at a news conference Monday, April 8, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. Stackhouse was hired to replace Bryce Drew as head. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
April 08, 2019 - 4:28 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jerry Stackhouse was preparing to interview for NBA jobs, not take over the struggling Vanderbilt men's basketball program. He had a couple of interviews for NBA head coaching jobs lined up, but then he got a call from the Commodores' new athletic director. The mutual...
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New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold models the NFL football team's new "Gotham green" uniform Thursday, April 4, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
April 05, 2019 - 2:56 am
NEW YORK (AP) — New colors, a tweaked logo, flashy uniforms and fired-up fans and players. The New York Jets are the latest NFL franchise to switch up their playbooks and call for a major rebranding, with the team's revamped look unveiled Thursday night during a launch party at a midtown Manhattan...
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FILE - In this Sunday, March 24, 2019, file photo, Calgary Inferno's Brigette Lacquette, left, battles for the puck with Les Canadiennes de Montreal's Lauriane Rougeau during the second-period action of the Clarkson Cup hockey game in Toronto, Ontario. The Canadian Women's Hockey League will discontinue operations on May 1, the league announced Sunday, March 31. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
April 02, 2019 - 7:30 pm
The National Women's Hockey League is moving swiftly to expand to Toronto and Montreal following the demise of its Canadian-based rival. NWHL Commissioner Dani Rylan told The Associated Press on Tuesday the league's board had approved an investment plan to establish teams in Canada's two largest...
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April 02, 2019 - 7:23 pm
HAVANA (AP) — The Cuban Baseball Federation released its first group of players able to sign contracts directly with Major League Baseball organizations, and some could be playing in the United States this year. The 34 players are 17 to 25, classified as international amateurs under MLB rules and...
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FILE - In this March 17, 2019, file photo, San Diego Fleet tight end Gavin Escobar (89) makes a critical first down catch on fourth and long over Birmingham Iron defensive back Max Redfield (20) late in the second half of an Alliance of American Football game in San Diego.The Alliance of American Football is suspending operations eight games into its first season. A person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press the eight-team spring football league is not folding, but games will not be played this weekend. The decision was made by majority owner Tom Dundon. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because league officials were still working through details of the suspension. An announcement from the league is expected later Tuesday, April 2, 2019.(AP Photo/Peter Joneleit, File)
April 02, 2019 - 6:08 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Alliance of American Football co-founder Bill Polian said he's been told that football operations have been suspended and that virtually everyone involved with the fledgling spring league will be terminated within 24 to 48 hours. Polian declined to say where he got that information...
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FILE - In this March 17, 2019, file photo, San Diego Fleet tight end Gavin Escobar (89) makes a critical first down catch on fourth and long over Birmingham Iron defensive back Max Redfield (20) late in the second half of an Alliance of American Football game in San Diego.The Alliance of American Football is suspending operations eight games into its first season. A person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press the eight-team spring football league is not folding, but games will not be played this weekend. The decision was made by majority owner Tom Dundon. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because league officials were still working through details of the suspension. An announcement from the league is expected later Tuesday, April 2, 2019.(AP Photo/Peter Joneleit, File)
April 02, 2019 - 4:37 pm
The Alliance of American Football, which had a promising start as the latest spring league, is suspending operations eight games into its first season. Games will not be played this weekend. The decision was made by majority owner Tom Dundon, who also owns the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes, two people...
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Boston Red Sox's Xander Bogaerts gets high-fives in the dugout after scoring during the seventh inning of the team's spring training baseball game against the Chicago Cubs on Monday, March 25, 2019, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
March 31, 2019 - 10:21 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts has agreed to terms on a new contract that would keep him in Boston through 2025 and guarantee him $132 million, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Sunday night. Bogaerts will earn $12 million this year under the...
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Boston Red Sox's Xander Bogaerts gets high-fives in the dugout after scoring during the seventh inning of the team's spring training baseball game against the Chicago Cubs on Monday, March 25, 2019, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
March 31, 2019 - 9:57 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that shortstop Xander Bogaerts and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a deal that guarantees him $132 million through 2025. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday night because the agreement had not yet been...
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