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The Latest: Michigan State asks AG to review Nassar events

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:13:35 -0500

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Latest on the sentencing of a former sports doctor who sexually assaulted gymnasts and others (all times local):

10:10 a.m.

Michigan State University is asking Michigan's attorney general to investigate the school's handling of complaints against a sports doctor who sexually assaulted gymnasts and other ...

Wieber comes forward to say she was assaulted by Nassar

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:44:57 -0500

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Another Olympic gold medalist has come forward to say that she too was sexually assaulted by a former sports doctor who also worked at USA Gymnastics.

Jordyn Wieber gave a victim impact statement in a Lansing, Michigan, courtroom Friday - the fourth day of sentencing for ...

Mkhitaryan left out by United amid interest from Arsenal

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:28:49 -0500

MANCHESTER, England (AP) - Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been left out of Manchester United's squad for its Premier League game against Burnley on Saturday while negotiations continue over a potential swap deal involving him and Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez.

Mkhitaryan trained with United on Friday but will not play at Turf ...

IOC: More initiatives coming to promote Korean unity

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:59:49 -0500

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - Olympics organizers on Friday welcomed an agreement between North and South Korea to unite athletes at the upcoming Winter Games in Pyeongchang, and promised that "much more exciting initiatives" promoting Korean unity will emerge this weekend.

"Watch this space," International Olympic Committee presidential spokesman Mark Adams ...

Olympics organizer to AP: 'More exciting initiatives' promoting North Korea-South Korea unity to be

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:39:06 -0500

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - Olympics organizer to AP: 'More exciting initiatives' promoting North Korea-South Korea unity to be announced Saturday.

AP Source: Panthers part ways with special teams coordinator

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:26:16 -0500

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - There has been another coaching shake-up with the Carolina Panthers.

The Panthers have parted ways with special teams coordinator Thomas McGaughey, said a person familiar with the situation. The team has promoted Chase Blackburn to take McGaughey's place after his contract was not renewed.

The person ...

Texan charged with series of crimes in Boston area

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:24:55 -0500

BOSTON (AP) - Prosecutors say a group of friends from Texas who flew to Boston last spring for an NBA playoff game committed a series of vehicle thefts and burglaries while in Massachusetts before being caught at the airport with more than $50,000 in their luggage.

One suspect, 29-year-old Fredrick ...

Bayern signs Germany midfielder Goretzka from rival Schalke

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 06:12:15 -0500

MUNICH (AP) - Bayern Munich signed Germany midfielder Leon Goretzka on Friday on a free transfer from Bundesliga rival Schalke effective from next season.

Bayern said the 22-year-old Goretzka signed a four-year deal from July 1 through June 2022.

Schalke, which Goretzka joined in 2013 from hometown club Bochum, said ...

SEPTA offers discount to NFC Championship

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 06:07:29 -0500

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority is offering a discount fare for fans attending Sunday's NFC Championship between the Eagles and Minnesota Vikings.

The $4 roundtrip pass goes on sale Friday and can be used to get to and from the game on the Broad Street Line subway.


Fernandinho follows Otamendi in signing new deal at Man City

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 05:49:24 -0500

MANCHESTER, England (AP) - Brazil midfielder Fernandinho signed a two-year contract extension with Manchester City on Friday, two days after the Premier League leaders tied Argentina defender Nicolas Otamendi to a new deal.

The 32-year-old Fernandinho's new contract runs through 2020. He joined City from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2013 and ...

Speaker: Referendum unlikely on PawSox stadium proposal

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 05:27:05 -0500

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island's House speaker says it's unlikely that lawmakers will ask the public to vote on the fate of a proposed new stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox.

Democrat Nicholas Mattiello said Thursday that his colleagues were overwhelmingly opposed to the idea of a referendum on ...

Weather again stops Singapore Open

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 04:37:44 -0500

SINGAPORE (AP) - Chapchai Nirat birdied his first four holes and then his last two in a 7-under 64 Friday to grab the clubhouse lead in the second round of the weather-interrupted Singapore Open.

The Thai golfer also birdied the 14th hole in a flawless round to jump to the ...

Curling will be working overtime at Pyeongchang Olympics

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 04:05:39 -0500

The bobsledders may push harder. The speedskaters may go faster. The ski jumpers certainly will soar higher.

Yet no one will work longer hours at the Pyeongchang Olympics than American curlers Matt and Becca Hamilton.

By qualifying for both the new mixed doubles discipline and the traditional, single-gender curling event, ...

SEC leaders suffer setbacks, top of standings wide open

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 04:01:27 -0500

A look at the upcoming week around the Southeastern Conference:

GAME OF THE WEEKEND: Florida at No. 18 Kentucky: Although Kentucky is the only Top 25 team in this matchup, Florida is the program currently atop the SEC standings. The Gators will try to maintain their SEC lead Saturday by ...

Georgia Tech-UNC game headlines this week in the ACC

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 04:01:18 -0500

A look at the upcoming week around the Atlantic Coast Conference:

GAME OF THE WEEKEND: Georgia Tech at No. 15 North Carolina. The Yellow Jackets' visit to Chapel Hill marks the best game on a weekend lineup bereft of matchups of Top 25 teams. Georgia Tech (10-7, 3-1) stumbled through ...

Players turn up the heat on Australian Open weather policy

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 03:48:05 -0500

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - French player Alize Cornet has called for the extreme heat policy at the Australian Open to be re-evaluated after she said she nearly fainted in the broiling temperatures during her third-round match Friday at Melbourne Park.

Other players echoed her concerns, with Rafael Nadal saying playing ...

Florida Legislature considering UCF national champs plate

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 03:29:18 -0500

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Fans of UCF's football team may soon have a Florida license plate celebrating its teams undefeated season and claim as national champions.

A bill in the state's House of Representatives (HB 1359) has added a UCF National Champions plate as one of nine specialty plates being ...

Thursday's Sports in Brief

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 02:50:53 -0500


FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Patriots quarterback Tom Brady missed practice with a right hand injury a day after being limited by the same issue as New England prepared for its AFC championship game matchup with Jacksonville.

Brady was present and wore a glove on the injured hand during ...

Oklahoma's Young, Duke's Bagley lead list of top performers

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 02:40:30 -0500

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Duke's Marvin Bagley III and Arizona's Deandre Ayton have met every expectation as college freshmen with star potential.

And Oklahoma's Trae Young has managed to top them both.

Those rookies are among a standout group across college basketball as the season crosses its midway point.

Here's ...

Not-household-name players get All-Star votes from NBA peers

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 02:36:56 -0500

Semi Ojeleye, Cedi Osman and Royce O'Neale have never started in an NBA game. Cameron Payne last played in April. Matt Costello has scored two points in his NBA career.

They're not stars.

Yet somehow, someone in an NBA locker room apparently thought they should start in this year's All-Star ...