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Texas Tech basketball coach Chris Beard speaks during a news conference after being named The Associated Press College Basketball Coach of the Year Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
April 04, 2019 - 4:21 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Chris Beard of Texas Tech had a cheering, boisterous audience as he took stage Thursday to accept the trophy as The Associated Press men's college basketball coach of the year — his players and family filling the front row to celebrate his success as their own. He was happy to...
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NCAA President Mark Emmert answers questions at a news conference at the Final Four college basketball tournament, Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Matt York)
April 04, 2019 - 2:52 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament (all times local): 4:45 p.m. NCAA President Mark Emmert says the association's membership wants to prohibit college athletes from gambling on sports, despite changing laws around the country to make it legal in some states...
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Fireworks explode above the stadium as the teams stand on the pitch before the start of the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace, the first Premiership match at the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium in London, Wednesday, April 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
April 04, 2019 - 8:37 am
LONDON (AP) — Setting a world record for profit by a soccer team while keeping player costs down, Tottenham's financial gamble is paying off — for now. Tottenham moved back into third place in the Premier League on Wednesday when its new 1-billion pound ($1.3-billion) stadium opened with a 2-0...
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FILE - In this April 8, 2015, file photo, members of the Biloxi Shuckers minor league baseball team eat lunch before practice at the Pensacola Blue Wahoos' stadium in Pensacola, Fla. Minor leaguers at the lowest levels can make as little as $1,100 per month despite spending 50-to-70 hours per week at the ballpark. A lawsuit alleging MLB violated minimum wage and overtime requirements was pre-empted in 2018 when Congress passed the “Save America’s Pastime Act,” which stripped minor leaguers of the protection of federal minimum wage laws. (AP Photo/Michael Spooneybarger, File)
April 04, 2019 - 4:05 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Jeremy Wolf loved being a professional baseball player. The New York Mets were his favorite team as a child, and it was a dream fulfilled when they selected him in the 31st round in 2016. The reality was something else. From first pitch to the final out was a blast, but the time...
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FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2019, file photo, Tom Dundon, left, majority owner of the Carolina Hurricanes, and Charlie Ebersol, co-founder and CEO of the Alliance of American Football, talk to the media in Raleigh, N.C. 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/Chris Seward, File)
April 03, 2019 - 2:49 pm
Charlie Ebersol was sure his new football league was different, even as it ventured into the dark hole that had swallowed up ventures like his before. I talked to him in November, before uniforms had even been ordered and one game had aired. The Alliance of American Football league was well...
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Virginia Tech coach Buzz Williams yells across the court to his players during the first half of the team's NCAA men's college basketball tournament East Region semifinal against Duke in Washington, Friday, March 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
April 03, 2019 - 1:33 pm
Texas A&M hired Virginia Tech coach Buzz Williams on Wednesday, luring him back to his home state to try to turn the Aggies into a basketball power. "The Buzz is Back," Texas A&M tweeted from its official team account. Virginia Tech was 100-69 during Williams' five-year tenure and went to...
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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona looks on from the dugout before a game against the Chicago White Sox, in Chicago. The club signed Terry Francona to a two-year contract extension on Wednesday through the 2022 season, giving him more security and a chance to become the longest tenured manager in Cleveland's rich history. (AP Photo/Matt Marton, File)
April 03, 2019 - 9:33 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians manager Terry Francona went skydiving in Arizona during spring training. He insists his thrill-seeking days are over. "My feet are on the ground," he said. They'll stay that way in Cleveland. The Indians signed the popular Francona to a two-year contract extension through...
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Washington Nationals' Trea Turner heads to the clubhouse after a pitch hit his hand while batting during the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Nationals Park, Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
April 02, 2019 - 11:04 pm
A look at what's a happening around the majors today: FINGERS CROSSED Nationals shortstop Trea Turner will be out indefinitely after breaking his right index finger while trying to bunt. Standing at the plate in the first inning Tuesday night against Philadelphia, Turner squared to bunt versus Zach...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper flips his bat after hitting a two-run homer in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Washington. The Phillies won 8-2. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
April 02, 2019 - 9:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The first boos, guttural and loud, greeted Bryce Harper during pregame introductions 15 minutes ahead of the rain-delayed first pitch Tuesday night, as he stood in the Nationals Park visitor's dugout wearing his Philadelphia Phillies uniform — and hours before he marked his second...
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Toronto Blue Jays' Kevin Pillar (11) tosses his bat after striking out during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Toronto, Thursday, March 28, 2019. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 02, 2019 - 6:21 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Outfielder Kevin Pillar was traded by the veteran-shedding Toronto Blue Jays to the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday for infielder Alen Hanson, right-hander Derek Law and minor league pitcher Juan De Paula. Pillar was due to join the Giants in Los Angeles during their game against...
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