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Pitcher Luzardo beats Miami Marlins in salary arbitration

Feb. 03, 2023 11:59 AM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Pitcher Jesús Luzardo became the second player in two days to beat the Miami Marlins in salary arbitration and was awarded $2.45 million on Friday. Miami had argued for $2.1 million during a hearing Thursday before a panel of John Stout, Melinda Gordon...

Utah Tech tops UT Rio Grande Valley in WAC opener, 81-66

Dec. 30, 2022 00:52 AM EST

SAINT GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Isaiah Pope scored 20 points as Utah Tech beat UT Rio Grande Valley 81-66 in a Western Athletic Conference opener on Thursday. Pope added five rebounds and five assists for the Trailblazers (9-5). Jacob Nicolds added 18 points while going 6 of 7 from the...

Nolley scores 23, Cincinnati tops Tulane 88-77 in AAC opener

Dec. 30, 2022 00:20 AM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Landers Nolley II scored 23 points as Cincinnati beat Tulane 88-77 in an American Athletic Conference opener on Thursday night. Nolley was 7-of-13 shooting, including 5 for 9 from distance, for the Bearcats (10-4). Mika Adams-Woods scored 18 points while shooting...

St. Francis tops Central Connecticut 80-72 in NEC opener

Dec. 29, 2022 22:49 PM EST

LORETTO, Pa. (AP) — Landon Moore scored 20 points to help St. Francis (PA) defeat Central Connecticut 80-72 in a Northeast Conference opener on Thursday night. Moore also contributed six rebounds and five assists for the Red Flash (4-10). Luke Ruggery scored 15 points while...

Behind the Lens: The Sri Lanka presidential palace, overrun

Dec. 16, 2022 15:01 PM EST

Associated Press photographers talk about their 2022 assignments, and share some of the stories behind the images. ___ THE PLACE: Colombo, Sri Lanka THE STORY: Sri Lankan protesters swarm leaders' domains THE PHOTOGRAPHERS: Eranga...

Watchdog finds prison failures before Whitey Bulger killing

Dec. 07, 2022 16:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The beating death of notorious gangster James “Whitey” Bulger at the hands of fellow inmates was the result of multiple layers of management failures, widespread incompetence and flawed policies at the Bureau of Prisons, the Justice Department’s inspector general said in a...

On outskirts of Doha, laborers watch World Cup they built

Nov. 26, 2022 09:52 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Far from Doha's luxury hotels and sprawling new World Cup stadiums, scores of South Asian workers poured into a cricket ground in the city’s sandy outskirts to enjoy the tournament they helped create. Unlike the official FIFA fan zone near Doha’s pristine...

Cricket flourishes among Qatar World Cup migrant laborers

Nov. 25, 2022 11:52 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — As dawn broke Friday in Qatar, the laborers who built this energy-rich country's World Cup soccer stadiums, roads and subway filled empty stretches of asphalt and sandlots to play the sport closest to their hearts — cricket. The sport that spread across the...

Beane moves into advisory role for A's, Forst stays GM

Nov. 18, 2022 16:06 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Longtime executive Billy Beane is stepping away from the day-to-day operations of the Oakland Athletics to become the senior advisor to owner John Fisher. David Forst will lead baseball operations, maintaining his title of general manager. ...

Sydney woman alleges violent rape by Sri Lankan cricketer

Nov. 09, 2022 02:41 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — A Sydney woman who alleges she was raped by Sri Lankan cricketer Danushka Gunathilaka told police her date with the 31-year-old turned into a nightmare in which she feared for her life, according to prosecution documents made public on Wednesday. The woman was...