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Houston Astors third baseman Alex Bregman is interviewed by the media during the baseball team's FanFest at Minute Maid Park on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Houston. (Steve Gonzales/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Astros, Red Sox look ahead in wake of sign-stealing scandal

Jan. 18, 2020 9:00 PM EST

Players from two teams at the center of baseball’s sign-stealing scandal faced their fans on Saturday for the first time since the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox ousted their managers amid the fallout from the investigation into Houston’s elaborate scheme. The Astros and Red Sox held their annual...

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 206 file photo, former Cincinnati Reds player and manager Pete Rose speaks during a press conference where it was announced that he will be inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame in Cincinnati.   Rose says cheating on the field is bad for the game, and the one thing he never did with his bets is change the outcome of a game. (AP Photo/Gary Landers, File)

Where does Astros cheating rank in scandals? Ask Pete Rose

Jan. 18, 2020 10:19 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Pete Rose was taking a break from signing autographs at the MGM Grand hotel when asked a question he’s uniquely qualified to address. What’s worse, betting on baseball or cheating at baseball? “I don’t know,’’ Rose tells The Associated Press....

A spectator reads a sign warning of air quality ahead of the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Federer, Nadal seem sure all will be OK at Australian Open

Jan. 18, 2020 2:53 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — As messages on video boards cautioned Australian Open spectators to "be aware we are expecting a reduction in air quality" Saturday, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal seemed satisfied that all will be fine at the year's first Grand Slam tournament despite recent days of smoke...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 photo, Cleveland Browns wide receiver and former LSU star Odell Beckham Jr. walks off the field after the NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game between Clemson and LSU in New Orleans. The New Orleans Police Department said Saturday, Jan 18, 2020, that a misdemeanor simple battery warrant for Beckham has been rescinded. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Warrant for Odell Beckham Jr. rescinded in butt-swat case

Jan. 18, 2020 5:50 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A misdemeanor simple battery warrant for Cleveland Browns wide receiver and former LSU star Odell Beckham Jr. has been rescinded, the New Orleans Police Department confirmed Saturday. The warrant was issued Thursday as video posted on social media appeared to show Beckham swatting a...

LSU fans cheer as players ride on floats during a parade celebrating LSU's NCAA college football championship, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

LSU title parade draws massive crowds

Jan. 18, 2020 7:20 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Thousands of LSU fans wearing purple and gold lined streets near Tiger Stadium and packed a basketball arena for a parade on Saturday honoring the football team's national championship season. A day after visiting with President Donald Trump at the White House, Tigers players rode...

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Calmer McGregor: Irish star returns vs Cerrone at UFC 246

Jan. 17, 2020 6:29 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Conor McGregor became a two-division UFC champion because he was a tremendous fighter. He became the biggest mixed martial artist in the world only because he talked an even bigger game. McGregor's loquacious, pugnacious personality was an enormous factor in his rise to previously...

Louisville guard Lamarr Kimble (0) celebrates with the bench at the end of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Duke in Durham, N.C., Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. Louisville won 79-73. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Johnson, No. 11 Louisville earn win at No. 3 Duke 79-73

Jan. 19, 2020 12:06 AM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Louisville's big lead was all but gone, leaving the 11th-ranked Cardinals clinging to a slim margin while the fans packed into Duke's famously hostile home arena were roaring at ear-ringing levels. Chris Mack's squad proved they were tough enough to punch back in those critical moments...

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) bumps Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) as he drives to the basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets 124-115

Jan. 18, 2020 11:27 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — LeBron James had 31 points and 12 assists and the Los Angeles Lakers rode a big third quarter to a a 124-115 win over the Houston Rockets on Saturday night. The Lakers bounced back after a loss to Orlando on Wednesday night that snapped their nine-game winning streak. The loss was the third...

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry runs to a drill during an NFL football practice Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans are scheduled to face the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship game Sunday. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Stopping Titans RB Derrick Henry a goal for Chiefs

Jan. 18, 2020 2:05 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The first thing that most NFL defensive coordinators prioritize is stopping the run, even in this modern pass-happy era, because that tends to make the opposing offense one-dimensional and typically leads to overall success. For the Kansas City Chiefs, stopping the run in their AFC...

Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (22) lays the ball up over Boston Celtics forward Daniel Theis (27) and forward Grant Williams (12) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

Suns overcome Smart's record 11 3s, beat Celtics 123-119

Jan. 18, 2020 10:44 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Devin Booker sure loves playing in TD Garden. His near triple-double effort was just barely enough for the Phoenix Suns to overcome Boston guard Marcus Smart’s performance. Booker had 39 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists and the Suns withstood a franchise-record 11 3-pointers by...

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New Mexico St. beats Seattle 75-67, stays undefeated in WAC

Jan. 19, 2020 12:24 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Ivan Aurrecoechea had 19 points and 11 rebounds and New Mexico State beat Seattle 75-67 on Saturday night to remain undefeated in the Western Athletic Conference. The game was tied 59-59 with 4:48 to play before Aurrecoechea converted a three-point play and Johnny McCants added a dunk and...

Gonzaga guard Admon Gilder (1) shoots in front of BYU guard Jake Toolson (5) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

Tillie leads No. 1 Gonzaga past BYU 92-69.

Jan. 19, 2020 12:15 AM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Killian Tillie had 22 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 1 Gonzaga beat BYU 92-69 on Saturday night for its 12th consecutive win. The Zags (20-1, 6-0 West Coast) stretched their home win streak to 34 in a row, tops in the county, and also became the first school to 20 wins this season....

Utah forward Timmy Allen, center, drives to the basket between Arizona State's Taeshon Cherry (35) and Rob Edwards (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)

Arizona State pulls away to beat Utah 83-64

Jan. 19, 2020 12:13 AM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State coach Bobby Hurley turned several shades of red during the course of a game the Sun Devils had to have. He raised his arms to rev up the crowd, was hit with a technical foul and nearly got another one. So much for the “stoic” Bobby Hurley. Feeding off the...

Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons reacts after scoring a three-point basket in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Tobias Harris' late 3 seals Sixers' win over Knicks

Jan. 19, 2020 12:10 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The 76ers haven't won as much on the road as they'd like. They relied on defense to get it done at Madison Square Garden. Tobias Harris hit a go-ahead 3-pointer late in the fourth quarter, Ben Simmons had 21 points and Philadelphia beat the New York Knicks 90-87 on Saturday night for its...

Chicago Bulls forward Chandler Hutchison, left, pulls down a rebound next to Cleveland Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. The Bulls won 118-116. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

LaVine scores 42, Chicago rallies late to beat Cavs 118-116

Jan. 19, 2020 12:10 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls overcame a poor performance in the first three quarters with a strong finish. Zach LaVine scored 21 of his 42 points in the fourth and the Bulls rallied from 15 points down in the final period for a 118-116 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night. Chicago,...

Wertz scores 31 to carry Santa Clara over Pacific 84-80

Jan. 19, 2020 12:07 AM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Trey Wertz had a season-high 31 points as Santa Clara won its 15th consecutive home game, holding on to beat Pacific 84-80 on Saturday night. Wertz shot 10 for 12 from the field and converted 9 of 10 from the line. Josip Vrankic had 16 points for Santa Clara (16-4, 3-2 West Coast...

Louisville guard Lamarr Kimble (0) celebrates with the bench at the end of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Duke in Durham, N.C., Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. Louisville won 79-73. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Johnson, No. 11 Louisville earn win at No. 3 Duke 79-73

Jan. 19, 2020 12:06 AM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Louisville's big lead was all but gone, leaving the 11th-ranked Cardinals clinging to a slim margin while the fans packed into Duke's famously hostile home arena were roaring at ear-ringing levels. Chris Mack's squad proved they were tough enough to punch back in those critical moments...

2 horses die in 2 days of racing at Santa Anita

Jan. 19, 2020 12:02 AM EST

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Two horses have died in two days of racing at Santa Anita, where four deaths have occurred since last month. Uncontainable and Harliss were both euthanized after breaking their right front ankles. Uncontainable was injured in a turf race on Saturday. The 5-year-old gelding trained...

Montreal Canadiens' Ilya Kovalchuk (17) celebrates with teammates Tomas Tatar (90), Shea Weber (6) and Phillip Danault (24) after scoring against the Vegas Golden Knights during first-period NHL hockey game action in Montreal, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)

Tatar scores in shootout, Canadiens beat Golden Knights 5-4

Jan. 18, 2020 11:54 PM EST

MONTREAL (AP) — Carey Price went from dejection to jubilation in a matter of minutes. Price and the Montreal Canadiens squandered a two-goal lead late in the third period, but Tomas Tatar scored in the fourth round of a shootout for a 5-4 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday night. Vegas...

Perry, Carter lead Mississippi State over Georgia 91-59

Jan. 18, 2020 11:51 PM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Reggie Perry and Tyson Carter combined for 40 points to lead Mississippi State to an easy 91-59 victory over Georgia on Saturday night. It was the largest margin of victory over Georgia in Mississippi State's program history. Perry collected 22 points, 12 rebounds and six assists...