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LA Galaxy's reserve team to hold open tryouts in England |Feb 22, 2017

CARSON, Calif. (AP) The LA Galaxy's reserve team will hold open tryouts in England this summer in an attempt to find overlooked talent for the Major League Soccer franchise.The LA Galaxy II announced the tryouts Wednesday.Players between 16 and...

Eduardo Nunez set for regular role at third for Giants |Feb 22, 2017

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Eduardo Nunez finally got a chance to play regularly last season and made the most of it.Nunez had career highs with 141 games, 553 at-bats, 159 hits, 16 home runs, 40 stolen bases and 67 RBIs. After five years in...

Additions of Maybin, Revere give Angels speed, defense |Feb 22, 2017

MESA, Ariz. (AP) Cameron Maybin can't figure out why teams keep trading him.An energetic fan favorite wherever he goes, Maybin has unpacked his well-traveled bags and will play left field this season for the Los Angeles Angels."It's a great...

Punitive damages allowed in farmer lawsuit against Syngenta |Feb 22, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) A Minnesota judge will let some farmers seek punitive damages against the Syngenta seed company for selling genetically modified corn seeds before China approved imports of crops grown from them.In an order unsealed Tuesday,...

Minnesota man gets 2 year sentence for lying in terror case |Feb 22, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) A Minnesota man has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for lying to the FBI about his contact with a terror suspect linked to the Somali militant group al-Shabab.Thirty-four-year-old Mahdi Hussein Furreh pleaded...

Study: Technology trouble dents car and truck reliability |Feb 22, 2017

DETROIT (AP) If you're having issues with your car's technology, you're not alone.Technology glitches including Bluetooth phone pairing and misunderstood voice commands put a dent in car and truck reliability scores in a major survey of...

Patriots coach named as possible witness at Hernandez trial |Feb 22, 2017

BOSTON (AP) New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick (BEHL'-ih-chik) has been added to a list of people who could be called to testify at the double murder trial of former player Aaron Hernandez.Belichick's name appeared on a list of...

UConn moves forward with plans for new athletic fields |Feb 22, 2017

STORRS, Conn. (AP) The University of Connecticut's Board of Trustees on Wednesday approved spending $4.75 million to design its "Athletic District," which will include new stadiums for soccer, baseball and softball.The project, which school...

Bill filed to loosen knot over N Carolina "bathroom bill" |Feb 22, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina lawmakers filed a bipartisan bill Wednesday aimed at breaking an impasse over the state's "bathroom bill," but it's likely to face tough going in the Republican-controlled legislature.Two House Republicans and...

Wrestler's dad sues to attend matches at rival school |Feb 22, 2017

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) A Pennsylvania man has sued to overturn a ban that could keep him from attending his son's high school wrestling tournaments at a rival school.Liberty High School in Bethlehem sent Ken Fenstermacher a letter barring him from...

Chris Paul cleared by doctors, could return against Warriors |Feb 22, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) Chris Paul has been cleared by doctors and could be back in the Los Angeles Clippers' lineup on Thursday at Golden State.Coach Doc Rivers said Wednesday that Paul "looked great" in practice a day earlier and the only remaining...

Man gets 5-year term for New York Giants seat license scam |Feb 22, 2017

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) A New Jersey man has been sentenced to five years behind bars for defrauding more than a dozen people out of $116,550 in a New York Giants seat license scam.John Gorman admitted last May that he conned 16 victims into...

49ers assistant general manager Tom Gamble leaves team |Feb 22, 2017

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Longtime San Francisco 49ers personnel executive Tom Gamble is leaving the organization after a front-office overhaul this offseason.General manager John Lynch announced on Wednesday that he and Gamble decided it would...

49ers sign free agent CB K'Waun Williams to 1-year deal |Feb 22, 2017

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers have signed free agent cornerback K'Waun Williams to a one-year deal.The team announced the deal on Wednesday in the first roster addition since the hiring of new general manager John Lynch and...

Chris Paul cleared by doctors, could return against Warriors |Feb 22, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) Chris Paul has been cleared by doctors and could be back in the Los Angeles Clippers' lineup on Thursday at Golden State.Coach Doc Rivers said Wednesday that Paul "looked great" in practice a day earlier and the only remaining...

Candice Wiggins says her WNBA experience was "toxic" |Feb 21, 2017

Candice Wiggins said her experience playing in the WNBA was "toxic" and was a major reason why she retired last season.In an interview with The San Diego Union-Tribune , Wiggins said the culture in the league was "very, very harmful" and that she...

Los Angeles Lakers fire general manager Mitch Kupchak and put Magic Johnson in charge of basketball operations |Feb 21, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) Los Angeles Lakers fire general manager Mitch Kupchak and put Magic Johnson in charge of basketball operations.

Lakers trading Lou Williams to Houston for Corey Brewer |Feb 21, 2017

The Los Angeles Lakers have swung their first deal of the Magic Johnson Era, agreeing to send Lou Williams to the Houston Rockets for Corey Brewer and a future draft pick.Brewer's agent Wallace Prather confirmed the terms of the trade, which were...

Gutierrez back with Dodgers, his first major league team |Feb 21, 2017

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Franklin Gutierrez got another chance from the team that gave him his first one in professional baseball.Gutierrez turned 34 Tuesday, a day after finalizing a $2.6 million, one-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers.Los...

Mariners' Martin tells of threats in Cuban smuggling trial |Feb 21, 2017

MIAMI (AP) Seattle Mariners outfielder Leonys Martin told a Miami jury Tuesday he crossed the U.S.-Mexico border without any valid papers because he feared being kidnapped or worse after he was smuggled from Cuba by a group linked to a sports...

49ers hire DeMeco Ryans, Daniel Bullocks as assistants |Feb 21, 2017

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers have hired former NFL players DeMeco Ryans and Daniel Bullocks as assistants on coach Kyle Shanahan's staff.The Niners announced Tuesday that Ryans will be defensive quality control coach and...

Marlins' Hechavarria back on stand in Cuban smuggling trial |Feb 21, 2017

MIAMI (AP) It's a second day of testimony for Miami Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria in the trial of a Florida sports agent and a baseball trainer accused of smuggling players out of Cuba.Hechavarria is scheduled Tuesday to be...

Former Auburn coach eyes Alabama governor's mansion |Feb 21, 2017

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) Former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville is considering running for Alabama governor in 2018.The 62-year-old Arkansas native tells the Associated Press that he's discussing his options with potential...

Ex-Minnesota Orchestra maestro Stanislaw Skrowaczewski dies |Feb 21, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Former longtime Minnesota Orchestra music director Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, who conducted major orchestras in England, Japan and other countries, died Tuesday after suffering a second stroke earlier this month, the orchestra...

Lakers fire Kupchak, put Magic in charge of basketball ops |Feb 21, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Los Angeles Lakers fired general manager Mitch Kupchak on Tuesday and put Magic Johnson in charge of basketball operations in a major shake-up of the struggling franchise's front office.Lakers owner Jeanie Buss also removed...

Sword breaks off Civil War memorial; vandalism suspected |Feb 21, 2017

BOSTON (AP) A sword has broken off again from a memorial depicting the famed 54th Massachusetts Civil War regiment, featured in the Denzel Washington movie "Glory."Boston police are investigating after the damage was reported Tuesday. They...

Wells Fargo fires 4 senior managers in sales scandal inquiry |Feb 21, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) Wells Fargo's board of directors said it is firing four senior managers as part of its investigation into the bank's sales practices scandal.The board said Tuesday the four are Claudia Anderson, the former community bank chief...

Athletics hopeful Santiago Casilla to arrive in coming days |Feb 21, 2017

MESA, Ariz. (AP) As Santiago Casilla awaits his final paperwork to depart the Dominican Republic and rejoin the Oakland Athletics, he has been speaking with young baseball players at the team's academy in his home country.And keeping up with...

How long should injured pro athletes get workers comp? |Feb 20, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) Should injured pro athletes be allowed to earn worker compensation benefits until they are 67 years old, like other workers, even if their athletic careers normally would have ended more than 30 years earlier?That issue...

Angels' Espinosa eager for Orange County homecoming in trade |Feb 20, 2017

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Growing up three miles from Angel Stadium, Danny Espinosa got to watch all the heroes of the 2002 Anaheim Angels championship team: Troy Percival, Garret Anderson, Tim Salmon and Darin Erstad, among others.Now, he's getting to...

Flying coach: Many universities are using private planes |Feb 20, 2017

BOSTON (AP) Once seen as a luxury of the corporate world, private planes are becoming increasingly common at U.S. colleges and universities as schools try to attract athletes, raise money and reward coaches with jet-set vacations.Some schools...

Ducks-Coyotes Sums |Feb 20, 2017

Anaheim0112Arizona3003First Period_1, Arizona, Dvorak 10 (Perlini, Doan), 2:02. 2, Arizona, Chychrun 4 (White, Rieder), 4:46. 3, Arizona, Vrbata 12 (Schenn, Domi), 14:50. Penalties_Vatanen, ANA, (cross checking), 5:23; Doan, ARI, (hooking),...

Duck boats face increasing calls for improvements, bans |Feb 20, 2017

BOSTON (AP) With their festive, party-like ambiance and ability to travel on land and in water, duck boats have long been tourist attractions for sightseers around the U.S. But a string of deadly accidents has left the industry reeling, forced...

3 injured when race car crashes over fence in Florida |Feb 20, 2017

BARBERVILLE, Fla. (AP) Three people in a pit area were injured when they were struck by a race car that hit a barrier and catapulted over a 10-foot fence at a dirt speedway near Daytona Beach, Florida.The Volusia County Sheriff's Office said...

Former Derby, Preakness winner Charismatic dies |Feb 20, 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Former Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Charismatic has died at a thoroughbred retirement farm in Kentucky.Old Friends farm says the chestnut horse that won the first two legs of the Triple Crown in 1999 was found...

LA Kings to oversee Berlin hockey club's operations |Feb 20, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) The NHL's Los Angeles Kings will oversee the operations of Berlin Eisbaren, a team in Germany's top hockey league.The Kings and the Eisbaren announced the agreement Monday in Berlin. Both clubs are owned by conglomerate AEG...

Giants' Cueto still in Dominican Republic with ailing father |Feb 20, 2017

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Johnny Cueto remains in his native Dominican Republic helping his ailing father a week after pitchers and catchers reported to spring training.The Giants plan to reach out to him to see how he is doing and whether he...

Police: Former Detroit Lions player arrested in Oregon |Feb 19, 2017

WOODBURN, Ore. (AP) Police say they arrested a former NFL player after he tried to force his way into an Oregon home and then took his clothes off.Police went to the Woodburn home on Saturday after being told someone was making alarming...

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Fred Couples wins Chubb Classic for 12th senior title |Feb 19, 2017

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) Fred Couples won the Chubb Classic on Sunday for his 12th PGA Tour Champions title and first since 2014, rallying to beat Miguel Angel Jimenez at TwinEagles.The 57-year-old Couples shot a bogey-free 5-under 67 to finish at...

Charlotte QB Kevin Olsen arrested on rape charges |Feb 19, 2017

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Charlotte quarterback Kevin Olsen has been arrested on rape charges.The Charlotte Observer reports (http://bit.ly/2lZ88Ei ) the 22-year-old Olsen was booked into the Charlotte Mecklenburg Jail late Sunday afternoon on...

Dodgers' Ryu ready for comeback after 2 injury-plagued years |Feb 19, 2017

GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) Hyun-Jin Ryu believes he is ready to reclaim his long-lost spot in the Los Angeles Dodgers' starting rotation.The left-hander has made just one start in the past two seasons for the Dodgers, his once-promising career...

Dodgers send LHP Vidal Nuno to Orioles for prospect Moseley |Feb 19, 2017

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) The Los Angeles Dodgers have traded veteran left-hander Vidal Nuno to the Baltimore Orioles for minor league right-hander Ryan Moseley.The clubs announced the deal Sunday.Nuno never pitched for the Dodgers, who acquired him...

Penn State students raise $10 million-plus in dance marathon |Feb 19, 2017

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) Hundreds of hardy Penn State students raised more than $10 million for pediatric cancer patients in the annual 46-hour dance marathon known as Thon.The $10,045,478.44 total was announced Sunday afternoon at the...

Pope, Shrigley lead SDSU to 77-64 win against UNLV |Feb 19, 2017

SAN DIEGO (AP) The San Diego State Aztecs are finally playing up to expectations.They've won five of six games after stumbling badly at the start of the Mountain West schedule. On Sunday, Malik Pope had 17 points and nine rebounds, and Matt...

Former Syracuse player sentenced to 10 years in stabbing |Feb 19, 2017

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) A former Syracuse University football player has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for the stabbing attack on two of his former teammates last year.The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports (http://bit.ly/2l1DSqW ) Naesean...

AP Source: Pelicans acquiring Cousins in multi-player deal |Feb 19, 2017

NEW ORLEANS (AP) A person familiar with the situation says the Sacramento Kings have agreed to trade DeMarcus Cousins and Omri Casspi to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for Tyreke Evans, 2016 first-round draft pick Buddy Hield, Langston...

High school transgender wrestler wins Texas regional title |Feb 19, 2017

ALLEN, Texas (AP) A 17-year-old Dallas-area high school transgender wrestler who is transitioning from female to male has won a girls regional championship after a female opponent forfeited the match.Mack Beggs, a Euless Trinity High School...

Martin scores 26, UC Irvine moves alone into 1st in Big West |Feb 19, 2017

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) Jaron Martin made 6 of 9 from 3-point range and scored 26 points to help UC Irvine beat UC Riverside 79-60 and take sole possession first place in the Big West on Saturday night.The Anteaters (16-12, 9-3) fell behind by 10...

Two D. Webster hoops players charged after fight at game |Feb 18, 2017

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) Police have charged two members of the Daniel Webster men's basketball team after a fight during a game that required 25 officers to restore order.Nashua authorities say guard Marquise Caudill assaulted a player from the...