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Yanks newcomer LeMahieu on his role: 'Bring a lot of gloves'

Jan. 16, 2019 5:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — DJ LeMahieu is putting away his mittens and packing more mitts. A star second baseman for Colorado, LeMahieu is set to join a crowded New York Yankees infield. "I was told to bring a lot of gloves," he said Wednesday on a conference call. That's fine with LeMahieu, who became a free agent...

Steelers still waiting to hear from Antonio Brown

Jan. 16, 2019 5:21 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers aren't ruling out the possible return of wayward wide receiver Antonio Brown. Time, however, appears to be running out. Steelers president Art Rooney II said Wednesday the team still hasn't heard from Brown since he left Heinz Field following a victory over...

LeBron cleared to practice after missing next 2 games

Jan. 16, 2019 5:17 PM EST

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — LeBron James has been cleared to practice with the Los Angeles Lakers after they return from their upcoming two-game road trip. The Lakers gave the latest update on James' groin injury Wednesday. James strained his groin on Christmas. He will have missed 13 consecutive games by...

Chiefs' Berry, Ware practice ahead of AFC title game

Jan. 16, 2019 4:58 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs safety Eric Berry and running back Spencer Ware returned to practice Wednesday, raising the possibility that both will be available for their AFC championship showdown with New England. Berry missed most of the season with a heel injury that developed in training camp, then...

Texas shortstop to miss season after scooter accident

Jan. 16, 2019 4:41 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas standout junior shortstop David Hamilton will miss the 2019 season after tearing his Achilles tendon in a motorized scooter accident. Hamilton was injured last week when his scooter hit a pothole in an accident coach David Pierce called "pretty innocent but unfortunate."...

Vonn to start injury-delayed final full season in Cortina

Jan. 16, 2019 2:38 PM EST

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — It's going to be an emotional weekend for Lindey Vonn. Finally ready to open her injury-delayed final full season on the World Cup circuit, Vonn will also be racing in one of her favorite resorts for the last time. "It's kind of a lot to process. There's a lot going on at...

MVP Martinez signs 5-year extension with Atlanta United

Jan. 16, 2019 12:38 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Major League Soccer MVP Josef Martinez kept insisting he was happy with Atlanta United. He backed it up Wednesday by signing a five-year contract extension with the MLS Cup champion, ending any questions about whether might be looking for another shot in Europe after a record season. No...

Packers name Jags assistant Hackett as offensive coordinator

Jan. 16, 2019 11:16 AM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers hired former Jacksonville assistant Nathaniel Hackett as their new offensive coordinator Wednesday. Hackett spent most of the last four seasons with the Jaguars as quarterbacks coach (2015-16) and then as offensive coordinator before he was fired in November...

With Bob back, Bryans win in Australia; a lesson for Murray?

Jan. 16, 2019 6:03 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Bob Bryan was four months removed from hip replacement surgery when he joined his twin, Mike, for practice sessions in December in the hopes of reuniting the most successful men's doubles team of tennis' professional era. It felt, Bob jokes now, like some sort of audition to...

Ball scores 19 as Lakers deal Bulls eighth straight loss

Jan. 16, 2019 2:31 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lonzo Ball and the Los Angeles Lakers were angry after the NBA's worst team broke a long losing streak on their home floor. They weren't about to let the league's second-worst team do the same thing on Tuesday night. Ball scored 13 of his 19 points in the second half as the Lakers handed...