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Nets' Aldridge retires at 35 due to irregular heartbeat

Apr. 15, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge retired from the NBA on Thursday after saying he experienced an irregular heartbeat during his final game with the Brooklyn Nets. Aldridge, 35, posted a statement on social media saying the heart concern he had during and after...

Dolphins QB Jacoby Brissett prepares for life after the NFL

Apr. 15, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

Jacoby Brissett has experienced everything in the NFL from starting to playing behind Tom Brady, Andrew Luck and Philip Rivers. Brissett is already preparing for life after football, though he’s not done playing. The 28-year-old quarterback signed...

Almost perfect: Rodón settles for no-hitter after HBP in 9th

Apr. 15, 2021 01:26 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Carlos Rodón jumped around near the mound, surrounded by exuberant teammates. All the injuries, all the uncertainty, it seemed like a lifetime ago. From no roster spot to no-hitter — Rodón had arrived at his moment. The...

AP sources: NCAA dumps requirement that transfers sit a year

Apr. 14, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

Starting next season, major college football and basketball players will be permitted to transfer one time before graduating without being required to sit out a year of competition. The NCAA Division I Council voted Wednesday to changed the long-standing rule that has...

Curry's 42, Green's triple-double lead Warriors past Thunder

Apr. 15, 2021 00:22 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 25 of his 42 points in the third quarter, and the Golden State Warriors ran away from the Oklahoma City Thunder 147-109 on Wednesday night. Curry went 8 for 8 from the field and made all six of his 3-point attempts in the third...

5 Astros land on injured list because of COVID-19 protocols

Apr. 14, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros have placed second baseman Jose Altuve, third baseman Alex Bregman, designated hitter Yordan Álvarez, catcher Martín Maldonado and infielder Robel Garcia on the injured list because of COVID-19 health and safety protocols. General...

Officials say Olympic cancellation, no fans still an option

Apr. 15, 2021 08:01 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Two officials in Japan's ruling LDP party on Thursday said changes could be coming to the Tokyo Olympics. One suggested they still could be canceled, and the other said even if they proceed, it might be without any fans. Toshihiro Nikai, the No. 2 and...

Man accuses NFL's Aaron Donald of assault at Pittsburgh club

Apr. 14, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A lawyer and his 26-year-old client told Pittsburgh police Wednesday that Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald and others assaulted the man at a nightclub last weekend, causing multiple injuries Attorney Todd J. Hollis said his client,...

Embiid, 76ers top undermanned Nets 123-117 for 1st in East

Apr. 14, 2021 22:20 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Nets played without starters from the opening tip. The 76ers tried to rest theirs in the fourth quarter. But with Brooklyn's deep reserves making it a game late between the two top teams in the East, Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid checked in to...

LEADING OFF: Jackie Robinson Day, Red Sox go for 10th in row

Apr. 15, 2021 03:40 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ REMEMBERING JACKIE All players, managers, coaches and umpires will wear No. 42 to celebrate Jackie Robinson Day, marking the anniversary of the date the Brooklyn Dodgers...

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9 deceased new members of Hall of Fame to be honored in May

Apr. 15, 2021 12:12 PM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The nine new members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame who are deceased will be honored in a television special next month. Eight men who were selected for the 2020 centennial class and one from the 2021 group will be recognized. They are Bobby...

Dolphins QB Jacoby Brissett prepares for life after the NFL

Apr. 15, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

Jacoby Brissett has experienced everything in the NFL from starting to playing behind Tom Brady, Andrew Luck and Philip Rivers. Brissett is already preparing for life after football, though he’s not done playing. The 28-year-old quarterback signed...

Steelers bring back LB Williams on 1-year deal

Apr. 15, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Vince Williams isn't going anywhere after all. The Pittsburgh Steelers re-signed the veteran inside linebacker to a one-year deal on Thursday, a month after they cut him in a cost-cutting measure. Financial terms were not disclosed...

Nets' Aldridge retires at 35 due to irregular heartbeat

Apr. 15, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge retired from the NBA on Thursday after saying he experienced an irregular heartbeat during his final game with the Brooklyn Nets. Aldridge, 35, posted a statement on social media saying the heart concern he had during and after...

ITF moves rankings cutoff for Olympic tennis to June 14

Apr. 15, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The WTA and ATP rankings of June 14 will be used to determine which tennis players earn direct entry into the Tokyo Olympics for singles and doubles, a delay of a week to match the change in dates for the French Open. The ITF announced Thursday that its...

12-time Oscar nominee Diane Warren hopes for 'awesome' win

Apr. 15, 2021 10:33 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For a dozen and more reasons, Diane Warren would be overjoyed to win a best original song Oscar for her work in “The Life Ahead” starring Sophia Loren. A trophy for the Italian-language film's song, “Io Si (Seen),” would be Warren’s first...

Top-ranked Djokovic loses to Evans for 1st defeat this year

Apr. 15, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

MONACO (AP) — Top-ranked Novak Djokovic lost 6-4, 7-5 to Dan Evans on Thursday in the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters for his first defeat of the year. The Australian Open champion was 10-0 coming into the match but faced pressure from the outset as he trailed...

The Latest: Rice out of NCAA women’s volleyball tournament

Apr. 15, 2021 09:54 AM EDT

The Latest on the efffects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Rice is out of the NCAA women’s volleyball tournament in Omaha, Nebraska, because of COVID-19 protocols, and its opening match against North Carolina A&T on...

Islanders close to selling out inaugural season at UBS Arena

Apr. 15, 2021 09:16 AM EDT

EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (AP) — Nearly six months before the opening of their new arena, the New York Islanders are reporting they have nearly sold out of season tickets for the first season in their new home. UBS Arena, being built next to the racetrack at Belmont Park with...

NFL reprises Draft-a-Thon to raise money for pandemic relief

Apr. 15, 2021 09:16 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL is bringing back the Draft-a-Thon that raised money last year for charities dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. The league announced Thursday that this year’s three-day fundraiser coinciding with the NFL draft April 29-May 1 and hosted by...