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Tom Brady's plate remains full after retirement announcement

Feb. 02, 2023 14:19 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady’s future figures to be busy. The seven-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback’s retirement announcement ended speculation about if and where Brady might want to play next season, opening the door for numerous off-the-field endeavors that could occupy...

Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes gets back to work for Super Bowl

Feb. 02, 2023 14:43 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes strolled through Arrowhead Stadium without any issues with his injured right ankle on Thursday, and the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback expects to practice fully in the next 10 days leading up to the Super Bowl. Mahomes sprained the ankle...

IOC details Russia stance for Olympics, cites human rights

Feb. 02, 2023 15:53 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The IOC stepped up efforts Thursday to explain its position on trying to help Russian athletes qualify for next year's Paris Olympics amid a backlash from Ukraine and its allies. The International Olympic Committee's move last week to map a pathway to Paris for...

Memorable LeBron James moments as he closes in on NBA record

Feb. 02, 2023 10:19 AM EST

As LeBron James closes in on Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and is about to become the NBA's career scoring leader the journey has included several memorable moments. And there have been many. Many. Through 20 seasons and four NBA championships, the list of James' unforgettable...

Ghana water polo grows as sport looks for more diversity

Feb. 02, 2023 06:19 AM EST

Back at the very beginning, right when the idea of water polo in Ghana started swimming into reality, Asante Prince got out a couple of balls and caps in front of a handful of curious kids. He decided to try a scrimmage, but he had no nets. So they put a soccer bench on each side of...

Vandersloot latest star to join New York Liberty

Feb. 02, 2023 15:47 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Courtney Vandersloot became the latest star to join the New York Liberty. Vandersloot, who had played her entire 12-year career with the Chicago Sky, announced Thursday on social media that she would play with the Liberty this season, a day after Breanna Stewart...

NFL prospects safeguarded from inappropriate team questions

Feb. 02, 2023 15:19 PM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — NFL prospect Jake Andrews fielded questions from teams designed to probe his personality and attitude more than just his football IQ. Those questions — such as, would you rather be a Super Bowl champion or Hall of Famer? — are standard issue for teams...

All-Star festivities showcase next generation of NHL stars

Feb. 02, 2023 06:03 AM EST

New Jersey Devils players watch from the bench often and marvel at some of the things Jack Hughes can do on the ice. “Every game, at least a couple times, I’ll be like, ‘Oh my God, that guy’s amazing,'” forward Michael McLeod said. “He just gets it done every night.” ...

US Figure Skating blasts delay in awarding of Beijing medals

Feb. 02, 2023 13:07 PM EST

U.S. Figure Skating has largely taken the high road when it comes to allegations of Russian doping at last year's Beijing Olympics, which have left its team without any sort of medal after finishing second nearly a year ago. Not anymore. In a strongly worded...

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Defensemen are in very short supply at NHL All-Star Game

Feb. 02, 2023 16:37 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — There have been 296 players listed as defensemen who have appeared in the NHL so far this season. Only six are All-Stars. Such is the reality for those who play hockey’s most thankless position, one where a player is rarely called upon...

LAFC signs defender Sergi Palencia from Saint-Étienne

Feb. 02, 2023 16:35 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles FC signed Spanish defender Sergi Palencia on Thursday to a two-year contract through the 2024 season. The 26-year-old Palencia is joining the defending Major League Soccer champions from Saint-Étienne in France's Ligue 2. His deal with LAFC includes...

IOC details Russia stance for Olympics, cites human rights

Feb. 02, 2023 15:53 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The IOC stepped up efforts Thursday to explain its position on trying to help Russian athletes qualify for next year's Paris Olympics amid a backlash from Ukraine and its allies. The International Olympic Committee's move last week to map a pathway to Paris for...

Vandersloot latest star to join New York Liberty

Feb. 02, 2023 15:47 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Courtney Vandersloot became the latest star to join the New York Liberty. Vandersloot, who had played her entire 12-year career with the Chicago Sky, announced Thursday on social media that she would play with the Liberty this season, a day after Breanna Stewart...

Pullian scores 12 in Milwaukee's 72-69 victory against IUPUI

Feb. 02, 2023 15:33 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kentrell Pullian scored 12 points to help Milwaukee defeat IUPUI 72-69 on Thursday. Pullian also added five rebounds for the Panthers (16-7, 10-3 Horizon League). BJ Freeman scored 10 points and added seven rebounds. Angelo Stuart shot 4 for 10, including 1 for...

NFL prospects safeguarded from inappropriate team questions

Feb. 02, 2023 15:19 PM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — NFL prospect Jake Andrews fielded questions from teams designed to probe his personality and attitude more than just his football IQ. Those questions — such as, would you rather be a Super Bowl champion or Hall of Famer? — are standard issue for teams...

No spectators at school basketball games after fight, death

Feb. 02, 2023 14:51 PM EST

ALBURGH, Vt. (AP) — Spectators are not allowed to attend home basketball games for the rest of the season at a middle school in northern Vermont after a brawl broke out and one of the participants died, school officials said Thursday. “We recognize that the vast majority of...

Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes gets back to work for Super Bowl

Feb. 02, 2023 14:43 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes strolled through Arrowhead Stadium without any issues with his injured right ankle on Thursday, and the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback expects to practice fully in the next 10 days leading up to the Super Bowl. Mahomes sprained the ankle...

Tom Brady's plate remains full after retirement announcement

Feb. 02, 2023 14:19 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady’s future figures to be busy. The seven-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback’s retirement announcement ended speculation about if and where Brady might want to play next season, opening the door for numerous off-the-field endeavors that could occupy...

AP sources: Saban talks with Notre Dame's Rees about OC job

Feb. 02, 2023 13:59 PM EST

Notre Dame offensive coordinator Tommy Rees has spoken with Alabama coach Nick Saban about filling a vacancy on the Crimson Tide's coaching staff and was scheduled to be in Tuscaloosa on Thursday, two people familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. Both spoke on...