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Players to vote on NFL CBA

The NFL Players Association sent ballots to members Thursday for voting on the proposed collective bargaining agreement, giving the union a week to either ensure another 11 years of labor peace or send the matter back to the drawing board. The NFLPA announced that votes would be accepted ...

Curry set to return

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry is scheduled to return from a more than four-month absence with a broken left hand to play for Golden State against the Toronto Raptors on Thursday. The Warriors announced Wednesday night that Curry had been medically cleared to play and would be in the ...

NHL player gets 90 stitches

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk needed 90 stitches to his eyelid after being hit in the face with a skate but suffered no damage to his eye, president and general manager Lou Lamoriello said Wednesday. Boychuk was cut Tuesday night when he was hit by Artturi ...

North Dickinson rolls in district opener

SOUTH REPUBLIC - Senior Brianna Smith and sophomore Ashton Hord each netted 18 points, as U.P.S.S.A. No. 4 ranked North Dickinson cruised past winless Republic-Michigamme 61-18 in MHSAA Division 4 District 99 action here on Monday night. The Nordics and head coach Kirk Mattson, who improve ...

Virus postpones baseball event

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Baseball's final qualifying event for the Tokyo Olympics has been postponed from April to June because of concerns over the virus outbreak that has infected nearly 89,000 people and caused more than 3,000 deaths. The qualification event scheduled for Taichung and Dou ...

NBA issues advisory for Coronavirus

MIAMI (AP) — The NBA has told players to avoid high-fiving fans and strangers and avoid taking any item for autographs, the league’s latest response in its ongoing monitoring of the coronavirus crisis that has spread to most corners of the planet. The league, in a memo sent to teams on ...

Wisconsin slips past Minnesota 71-69

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A little more than a month into the season, Wisconsin was 5-5. With a week to go in Big Ten play, the Badgers are one game out of first place. Brad Davison scored 20 points and Brevin Pritzl added 15 as Wisconsin rallied from a late deficit to beat Minnesota 71-69 on ...

Antetokounmpo’s 41 points lift Bucks

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo caught the ball on the baseline with 2:39 left in the game, turned and faded away to bury a 9-foot jumper over the outstretched hands of Miles Bridges. Bridges shook his head in disbelief as he ran back down the court, knowing there was nothing ...

Tigers dump Yankees 10-4; Lester much improved for Chicago

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - Spencer Turnbull allowed just one hit over three scoreless innings, striking out three in the Tigers’ 10-4 win over the Yankees Sunday. Sandy Baez struck out the side in his inning of relief while walking one and giving up a base hit. Ryan Kreidler, taken in the fourth ...

MSU downs Maryland

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Tom Izzo certainly got Michigan State in the proper frame of mind, and he should be commended for devising a game plan good enough to deny Maryland a chance to clinch first place in the Big Ten. The long-time Spartans coach also laughingly took credit for the shot ...

Brewers counting on Keston Hiura for offensive production

PHOENIX (AP) — Keston Hiura gave Milwaukee a lift when he was called up in mid-season. His reward is more responsibility in a new-look Brewers offense. Following the departures of Yasmani Grandal and Mike Moustakas as free agents, manager Craig Counsell and the Brewers are counting on a ...

Brewers, Peralta agree to five-year, $15M extension

PHOENIX — It remains to be seen whether Freddy Peralta’s new slider will stick, or whether he will settle into a starting role or relief. But one thing is certain: Peralta will have some security while he finds his way after the Brewers and their 23-year-old right-hander agreed to a ...

Spring training: Stanton latest Yankee injury woe

New York Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton will likely miss opening day because of a strained right calf, another significant injury for a team that was beset by health problems last season. Manager Aaron Boone said Stanton was hurt near the end of defensive drills on Tuesday. An MRI found a ...

Japan bans fans due to virus

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's professional baseball league says it will play its 72 remaining preseason games in empty stadiums because of the threat of the spreading coronavirus. The regular season is to open on March 20. The virus that began in China is disrupting all of the country's sports ...

Deep wide receiver class jockeying at NFL combine

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — If your favorite NFL team doesn't have a Tyreek Hill, Julio Jones or Courtland Sutton streaking down the field, making cornerbacks cringe and constantly redefining the highlight catch, just wait. Chances are good they'll grab one in this year's draft. The NFL scouting ...

Severino to have surgery

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 ...

Potter leads Wisconsin in 79-71 win over Rutgers

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Micah Potter missed Wisconsin’s December loss to Rutgers. He made sure to leave an impression on the Scarlet Knights Sunday, coming off the bench to score 18 points and grab nine rebounds in a 79-71 Wisconsin win. With the Ohio State transfer having to out that Dec. ...

Spring baseball

Detroit Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire rakes the infield during a spring training baseball workout earlier this week in Lakeland, Fla. Teams around Major League Baseball begin Spring Training games this afternoon. The Tigers open against Southeastern University on Friday and play Philadelphia on ...

Antetokounmpo scores 33 to lead Bucks to rout of Pistons

DETROIT (AP) — Like many NBA coaches, Mike Budenholzer was worried about his Milwaukee Bucks needing a game or two to get back up to speed after the All-Star break. It wasn't a concern for long Thursday night. The Bucks had 70 points by halftime on their way to a 126-106 victory over the ...

Bryant will bat leadoff for Cubs

A few days ago the big question in Mesa, Ariz., was whether Kris Bryant would make it through spring training in a Cubs uniform. After Bryant met with manager David Ross on Wednesday morning, the question was whether Bryant would be the Cubs next leadoff man. The answer, Ross later ...