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Bloomberg makes debate stage, facing Dem rivals for 1st time

Feb. 18, 2020 10:08 AM EST

Billionaire Mike Bloomberg has qualified for the upcoming Democratic presidential debate, marking the first time he’ll stand alongside the rivals he has so far avoided by bypassing the early voting states and using his personal fortune to define himself through television ads. A new NPR/PBS...

Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan courthouse for his rape trial in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Jury to begin deliberating in Harvey Weinstein's rape trial

Feb. 18, 2020 9:53 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A jury is expected to begin deliberations Tuesday in Harvey Weinstein's trial after often-emotional testimony from multiple women who accused him of sexual assault. The panel of five women and seven men will begin to weigh the evidence that Weinstein raped a woman in a Manhattan hotel room...

Yankees slugger Aaron Judge has minor right shoulder issue

Feb. 18, 2020 8:59 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge was not in any batting practice group for the team's first full squad workout on Tuesday because of a minor right shoulder issue. The problem is not considered serious and Judge is expected to take part in other drills. The outfielder hit .272 with 27...

Xavier's Zach Freemantle (32) tries to get around the defense of St. John's LJ Figueroa during an NCAA college basketball game in New York on Monday, Feb 17, 2020. (Steven Ryan/Newsday via AP)

Xavier closes with 8-0 run to beat St. John's 77-74 at MSG

Feb. 17, 2020 10:51 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In a game they couldn't afford to lose, the Xavier Musketeers rallied just in time and got the biggest shot of the night from a freshman. Zach Freemantle made the go-ahead basket with 10.4 seconds left and added two late free throws as Xavier scored the final eight points to surge past St....

Vegas Golden Knights left wing Max Pacioretty (67) celebrates with teammates after scoring against the Washington Capitals during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Vegas beats Caps for 3rd straight win; Ovi stuck on 698

Feb. 17, 2020 10:24 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Marc-Andre Fleury looked out at Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals, and the veteran goalie had just one thought regarding Ovie's bid for a historic goal. “Not today, not today,” Fleury said. Max Pacioretty scored his team-high 27th goal, Fleury made 24 saves and the...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at the Clark County Democratic Party

The Latest: Warren calls for party unity in taking on Trump

Feb. 17, 2020 5:06 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local): 2 p.m. Elizabeth Warren is preaching Democratic unity in taking on President Donald Trump, a challenge she framed as an existential crisis for America. Warren, having partly recovered her voice after catching a cold, said at a...

FILE - In this July 20, 2018, file photo, New York Mets' Yoenis Cespedes stretches before the team's baseball game against the New York Yankees in New York. It’s been a bizarre offseason for the Mets — even by their standards. They dumped two different managers, cut Cespedes’ salary, and ownership took a swing at selling a controlling share of the franchise before the proposed deal collapsed. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

Céspedes arrives at spring training as silent as his bat

Feb. 17, 2020 4:02 PM EST

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Yoenis Céspedes arrived at spring training and was as silent as his bat has been for most of the past two seasons. The New York Mets outfielder stepped back toward his locker as the media approached before the team's first full-squad workout on Monday and said, “Not...

Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg gives his thumbs-up after speaking during a campaign event at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery in Richmond, Va., Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. (James H. Wallace/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

Bloomberg takes veiled swipe at rival's aggressive loyalists

Feb. 17, 2020 11:11 AM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — With the Nevada caucuses less than a week away, Democratic presidential candidates campaigning were fixated on a rival who wasn't contesting the state. Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg all went after billionaire Mike Bloomberg and made...

Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks dunks during the first half of the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Huh)

For NBA players, a little rest now before a hectic finish

Feb. 17, 2020 10:23 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — And now, they rest. Until Thursday, anyway. That’s when the NBA comes back for a frantic eight-week sprint to the finish of the regular season, with teams having from anywhere between 25 and 29 games left to play before the 16-team field for the playoffs is filled and set. The...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders I-Vt., smiles during his campaign event in Carson City, Nev., Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

One thing unites establishment Democrats: Fear of Sanders

Feb. 17, 2020 8:33 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A growing number of Democratic lawmakers, union officials, state leaders and party strategists agree that Bernie Sanders is a risky nominee to put up against President Donald Trump. There's less agreement about whether — and how — to stop him. Critics of the Vermont senator,...