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Drug supplier pleads guilty in MLB doping case
MIAMI (AP) -- A man who admitted working as a black market chemist at a garage lab in his suburban home pleaded guilty Thursday to being the main supplier of banned performance-enhancing substances in Major League Baseball's most recent steroid scandal....

Rivera: Newton 'probably' will start vs. Browns
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Panthers coach Ron Rivera says Cam Newton will "probably" start Sunday against the Cleveland Browns barring any physical setbacks this week....

Little-known coach has Memphis off to record start
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Memphis coach Dave Joerger is constantly thinking of new plays for his Grizzlies or tweaking something he saw another team that might benefit his squad....

Two-speed labor system in Qatar for 2022 World Cup
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- Men crammed together, dozens to a room, on bunk beds so close they can reach over and shake hands....

Lauren Hill to become honorary coach
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Lauren Hill's basketball career is finished....

Column: Thaw in US-Cuba relations warms up MLB
If one ripple from the thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations means baseball prospects get off the island and into the major leagues without payoffs to smugglers and threats from kidnappers, it's hard to see the downside....

For MLB, changes in Cuba will take time to sort out
NEW YORK (AP) -- Fred Claire can see the day when Major League Baseball teams open academies for prospects in Cuba....

Grizzlies outlast Spurs 117-116 in 3 overtimes
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- The Memphis Grizzlies ended years of frustration in San Antonio, and had to play late into the night to do it....

FIFA meets amid crisis over Garcia's resignation
MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) -- Amid another crisis at FIFA, President Sepp Blatter and his executive committee opened a two-day meeting Thursday to discuss the sudden resignation of ethics prosecutor Michael Garcia and whether to publish his confidential World Cup report....

Harlon Hill finalist Vander Laan leads AP Little All-America
Harlon Hill Trophy finalists Jason Vander Laan of Ferris State and Anthony Bilal of Lake Erie highlight The Associated Press Little All-America team, honoring the top players in Divisions II and III and NAIA....

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