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February 20, 2018 - 2:25 pm
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan has hired former Florida coach Jim McElwain to coach its wide receivers. Jim Harbaugh announced the addition to his staff Tuesday. McElwain and the Gators agreed to a split last season when the team was 3-4. McElwain won 19 games over his first two years. The former...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor smiles as he finishes up with batting practice at the Indians spring training facility, in Goodyear, Ariz. Even months after Cleveland’s unexpected loss to the New York Yankees in the AL playoffs, the Indians’ All-Star shortstop hasn’t shaken the sting of a special season ending well short of a World Series title. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
February 20, 2018 - 1:37 pm
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Francisco Lindor changed his hair color. He can't shake the sting from October. Even months after Cleveland's unexpected loss to the New York Yankees in the AL playoffs, the Indians All-Star shortstop is anguished by a season that seemed headed toward a World Series title. "I...
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February 20, 2018 - 1:31 pm
Hello! The interim Carolinas News Editor is Jeffrey Collins. The supervisor is Martha Waggoner. For technical support, please call the AP's Services and Technology Department in Raleigh at 919-881-9974. NBA: HORNETS-GENERAL MANAGER FIRED UNDATED — The struggling Hornets have shaken up their front...
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February 20, 2018 - 1:27 pm
NORMAL, Ala. (AP) — Jared Sam had 20 points and 12 rebounds as Southern defeated Alabama A&M 60-50 on Monday. Emanual Shepherd had 10 points and three blocks for Southern (14-14, 10-5 Southwestern Athletic Conference), which won its fifth consecutive game. Chris Thomas added eight rebounds...
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February 20, 2018 - 1:18 pm
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — A Chicago Bears defensive back has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors stemming from a fracas at a bar in northeast Iowa. Deiondre' Hall and Green Bay Packers defensive back Makinton Dorleant were arrested March 26 last year outside Sharkey's Funhouse in Cedar Falls. Court...
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February 20, 2018 - 1:13 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Two-time Pro Bowl running back Doug Martin has been released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who may look for a replacement in free agency. Martin rushed for a career-low 406 yards in 2017, when he averaged just 2.9 yards per carry after missing the first three games of the season...
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FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2017, file photo, Baltimore Orioles' Tim Beckham (1) is congratulated by Manny Machado on his home run against the Seattle Mariners on the first pitch of the first inning of a baseball game,in Seattle. Last year, Tim Beckham changed teams. This spring, he's trying a new position for the Baltimore Orioles, switching to third base from shortstop to accomodate teammate Manny Machado. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
February 20, 2018 - 1:11 pm
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — When the Baltimore Orioles acquired Tim Beckham from the Tampa Bay Rays last July 31, they hoped that he would be the successor to J.J. Hardy at shortstop. Beckham had an impressive August for the team, hitting .394 with 50 hits in 29 games. His September wasn't as good when...
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FILE - In this April 13, 2017, file photo, Charlotte Hornets general manager Rich Cho speaks to the media during a news conference in Charlotte, N.C. The struggling Hornets have fired general manager Rich Cho. Team owner Michael Jordan announced the news in a release Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, saying “we’re deeply committed to our fans and to the city of Charlotte to provide a consistent winner on the court. The search will now begin for our next head of basketball operations who will help us achieve that goal.”(AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
February 20, 2018 - 12:52 pm
The struggling Hornets have shaken up their front office, firing general manager Rich Cho on Tuesday. "Rich worked tirelessly on behalf of our team and instituted a number of management tools that have benefited our organization," Hornets owner Michael Jordan said in a release. "We are deeply...
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February 20, 2018 - 11:57 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former Indianapolis Colts receiver Reggie Wayne will become the 15th member of the Indianapolis Colts' Ring of Honor next season. A date for the ceremony will not be determined until the NFL schedule is released. Wayne joins former teammates Marvin Harrison, Edgerrin James, Jeff...
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February 20, 2018 - 11:36 am
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Andy Cannizaro has resigned as Mississippi State's baseball coach, effective immediately. Cannizaro said Tuesday in a university release that "unfortunately, I made some poor decisions." Cannizaro added that "I hope Mississippi State University and all of the fans and...
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