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Charlotte Hornets guard Malik Monk, right, celebrates with guard Devonte' Graham (4) after scoring during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in Chicago, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. The Hornets won 103-93. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Hornets' Monk suspended indefinitely by the NBA

Feb. 26, 2020 3:03 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hornets guard Malik Monk has been suspended without pay for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA anti-drug program. The suspension begins with Wednesday night's game against the New York Knicks and will continue until he is determined to be in full compliance with the program. The...

USOPC tabs former US surgeon general for board of directors

Feb. 26, 2020 2:48 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Former U.S. surgeon general Vivek H. Murthy is joining the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee's board of directors. Murthy takes the place of Dan Doctoroff, who stepped down because of competing time demands, the USOPC said Wednesday in a news release. Murthy, who has...

Workers wearing face masks spray disinfectant as a precaution against the new coronavirus in front of Myungsung Church in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. The number of new virus infections in South Korea jumped again Wednesday and the U.S. military reported its first case among its soldiers based in the Asian country, with his case and many others connected to a southeastern city with an illness cluster. (Yun Dong-jin/Yonhap via AP)

Globe battles virus as cases multiply outside China

Feb. 26, 2020 2:36 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Crews scrubbed everything from money to buses, military bases were on high alert and quarantines were enforced Wednesday from a beachfront resort in the Atlantic to a remote island in the Pacific, as the world worked to halt the fast-spreading virus that for the first time counted...

Koepka: 'I'm going to play where the best players play'

Feb. 26, 2020 1:09 PM EST

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Brooks Koepka said he respects everything Rory McIlroy had to say on the notion of a Premier Golf League and why he wouldn’t want to be part of one. Then again, McIlroy’s thoughts apparently aren’t going to sway Koepka. The world’s No. 3 player...

Tourists wear masks as they pause for photos with the New National Stadium, a venue for the opening and closing ceremonies at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Tokyo organizers, government take offensive on virus threat

Feb. 26, 2020 8:46 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers and the Japanese government went on the offensive Wednesday after a senior IOC member said the 2020 Games were being threatened by the spread of a viral outbreak, with their fate probably decided in the next three months. Tokyo organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto...

Manchester City's head coach Pep Guardiola ahead of the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and West Ham at Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

Manchester City files appeal against UEFA ban at CAS

Feb. 26, 2020 6:12 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Manchester City has filed an expected appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport against a two-year ban from European soccer competition. The club met its late-Monday deadline to challenge UEFA, CAS said Wednesday. “It is not possible to indicate at this time when a final award in...

FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2020, file photo, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) hands off to running back Tevin Coleman (26) during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Minnesota Vikings at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. The current collective bargaining agreement expires in March 2021, but NFL owners are eager to get a new contract in place as soon as possible. That would enable them to begin looking toward new, lucrative broadcast deals, with a decade of labor peace assured. But the players don't appear to be in a rush to approve the new agreement that is the result of 10 months of negotiations between the sides. Indeed, several player reps last Friday night were adamant that more negotiating is needed. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

Player reps send new CBA to union members for approval

Feb. 26, 2020 1:52 AM EST

The NFL moved closer to labor peace for another decade early Wednesday when player representatives voted to send a new deal already approved by the owners that includes a 17-game season to the full union membership. A simple majority of some 2,000 players must accept the agreement for it to go into effect this...

FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2019, file photo, New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino leaves the game against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning in Game 3 of baseball's American League Championship Series in New York. Severino needs Tommy John surgery and will miss the 2020 season, another setback for the two-time All-Star and the rotation of the AL East favorites. “His plan is to have it done as soon as possible,” Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Yanks' Severino needs Tommy John surgery, out for year

Feb. 25, 2020 10:40 PM EST

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Luis Severino will miss the season with an elbow injury that requires Tommy John surgery, and the New York Yankees' rotation no longer looks all that imposing. New York announced Tuesday that the 26-year-old right-hander has a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament, a development...

Detroit Mercy's appeal of postseason ban denied

Feb. 25, 2020 8:58 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Mercy's appeal of its postseason ban for men's basketball has been denied. The university said Tuesday its appeal to the NCAA had not been granted. The ban was because of the team's Academic Progress Rate. The postseason ban applies only to this season. The school said the NCAA has...

New York Yankees' Luis Severino delivers a pitch in the bullpenn during a spring training baseball workout Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Yanks' Severino needs Tommy John surgery, will miss season.

Feb. 25, 2020 8:55 PM EST

New York Yankees pitcher Luis Severino has an elbow injury that requires Tommy John surgery. The team said Tuesday the 26-year-old right-hander has a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament, a development that means the two-time All-Star will miss all of 2020 after being sidelined for nearly all of 2019. Mets...