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Emboldened athletes push back on old-school coaching methods

Dec. 07, 2022 11:47 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Some of Geoff Bond’s rowers loved and appreciated his demanding style. They thrived on how the coach at the University of California-San Diego pushed them to the limit while preparing them to take on the real world. But for others, Bond was a nightmare, with...

Netherlands' Noppert on Messi in World Cup: `He's a human'

Dec. 07, 2022 11:44 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Andries Noppert is ready to face Lionel Messi if the Argentina star takes a penalty kick in Friday's World Cup quarterfinal match. “He’s the same like us. He’s a human,” the Netherlands goalkeeper said Wednesday. Messi has scored 21 goals...

AP source: Mets, Quintana agree to $26 million, 2-year deal

Dec. 07, 2022 11:15 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The New York Mets and José Quintana agreed to a $26 million, two-year contract on Wednesday, adding another veteran arm to the team's rotation. A person familiar with the negotiations confirmed the move to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the...

Croatia, Serbia fined for Balkan statements at World Cup

Dec. 07, 2022 11:14 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Croatian and Serbian soccer federations were fined by FIFA on Wednesday for making Balkan political statements at the World Cup. FIFA fined the Croatians 50,000 Swiss francs ($53,000) after the team's fans verbally abused and taunted Canada goalkeeper Milan...

Bradley, Froch, Rafael Marquez top boxing Hall of Fame class

Dec. 07, 2022 11:13 AM EST

CANASTOTA, N.Y. (AP) — Timothy Bradley Jr. and Rafael Marquez, two-division champions whose exciting styles earned both of them “Fight of the Year” honors, and Carl Froch were inducted Wednesday to the International Boxing Hall of Fame. The three fighters will make up the...

Emboldened athletes push back on old-school coaching methods

Dec. 07, 2022 10:59 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Some of Geoff Bond’s rowers loved and appreciated his demanding style. They thrived on how the coach at the University of California-San Diego pushed them to the limit while preparing them to take on the real world. But for others, Bond was a nightmare, with...

AP source: Aaron Judge, Yankees reach $360M, 9-year deal

Dec. 07, 2022 09:53 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Aaron Judge has issued his ruling: Court remains in session in the Bronx. Judge is staying with the New York Yankees on a $360 million, nine-year contract, according to a person familiar with baseball's biggest free agent deal ever. The person spoke...

AP source: Aaron Judge returning to New York Yankees on $360 million, nine-year deal following AL MVP season

Dec. 07, 2022 08:47 AM EST
SAN DIEGO (AP) — AP source: Aaron Judge returning to New York Yankees on $360 million, nine-year deal following AL MVP season.

Belgium forward Hazard retires from international soccer

Dec. 07, 2022 08:26 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium forward Eden Hazard retired from international soccer on Wednesday, nearly a week after his country's aging generation of players was eliminated from the World Cup. The 31-year-old winger made his debut with the national team in 2008 at the age of 17. He...

Ronaldo loses Portugal spot to sully World Cup journey

Dec. 07, 2022 08:23 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — So, the dream is still alive for Cristiano Ronaldo. Soccer's most prolific modern-day scorer might yet, at the age of 37 and probably playing in his last World Cup, claim the one major title to elude him in a career like no other. It didn’t quite...