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FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Twins pitcher Devin Smeltzer watches a pitch against the Kansas City Royals in the sixth inning of a baseball game in Minneapolis. The Twins remain publicly confident in the rotation anchored by returning veterans Jose Berrios and Jake Odorizzi and supplemented by youngsters like Smeltzer, Randy Dobnak and Lewis Thorpe. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

Twins express confidence in rotation that carries questions

Jan. 24, 2020 10:01 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins set a major league record for home runs last season. They created a bigger buzz with their recent signing of star third baseman Josh Donaldson to a $92 million, four-year contract — the richest in club history for a free agent. Still, the defending AL Central...

US President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with his Iraqi counterpart Barham Salih at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. Trump's two-day stay in Davos is a test of his ability to balance anger over being impeached with a desire to project leadership on the world stage. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump sets presidential record for most tweets in a day

Jan. 22, 2020 6:16 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump set a presidential record for activity on his favorite social media platform Wednesday, tweeting and retweeting at length about the Senate impeachment trial, the Democrats who want to replace him and much, much more. By 4:25 p.m. ET, Trump had barreled through his...

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) celebrates with wide receiver Deebo Samuel (19) during the NFL NFC Championship football game against the Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020 in Santa Clara, Calif. The 49ers defeated the Packers 37-20. (Margaret Bowles via AP)

Column: Finally, the Super Bowl might be fun again

Jan. 22, 2020 4:27 PM EST

Finally, the Super Bowl might be fun again. No more scowling Bill Belichick, angry as always under his hoodie. No more sly smiles and phony platitudes from Tom Brady. No talk about Spygate; no worries about deflated footballs. And no more speculation about just what New England owner Robert Kraft might be up to....

Missouri guard Xavier Pinson, bottom, dribbles around Texas A&M guard Savion Flagg, top, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

Texas A&M tops Missouri 66-64 despite record free throws

Jan. 22, 2020 12:59 AM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — For a struggling Missouri men’s basketball team, even an NCAA record-breaking night wasn’t enough for a win. After sinking 31 straight free throws in its weekend loss to Alabama, the Tigers (9-9, 1-5 Southeastern Conference) continued their streak with 23 foul shots in a...

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard shoots a 3-point basket against the Golden State Warriors during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)

Lillard scores 61 and Blazers beat Warriors 129-124 in OT

Jan. 21, 2020 2:46 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After setting a Portland record with 61 points, Damian Lillard knew exactly who held the old mark. He did. Lillard topped his own franchise scoring high Monday night in the Trail Blazers' 129-124 overtime victory against the Golden State Warriors. He also established a team best with...

New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday (11) drives against Memphis Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson Jr. (13) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

Jrue Holiday scores 36, Pelicans snap Grizzlies' win streak

Jan. 20, 2020 9:27 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — After seven games off, a well-rested Jrue Holiday matched his best scoring night of the season and helped New Orleans snap the league’s longest winning streak. Holiday scored 36 points in his return from a left elbow injury as the Pelicans set a franchise record with 21...

Baylor forward Lauren Cox, right, pulls down a rebound over West Virginia center Blessing Ejiofor, center, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Rod Aydelotte)

No. 2 Baylor women Big 12-record 45th straight league win

Jan. 18, 2020 11:32 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — No. 2 Baylor goes much deeper than its starting five, and coach Kim Mulkey is getting more confident in those players coming off the bench. Mulkey is getting plenty of chances to use them all, and the defending national champion has another record winning streak. Moon Ursin, one of the...

In this undated photo made available by The Royal Mint, a view of a rare Edward VIII Sovereign coin. One of the world's most rare coins featuring  the uncle of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, has been purchased for 1 million pounds ($1.3 million) in a new record for the sale of a British coin. The historical oddity shows King Edward VIII before he abdicated the throne in 1936 in order to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson. The 22-carat gold coins were never released to the public. (The Royal Mint via AP)

Rare coin of Britain's King Edward VIII fetches record $1.3M

Jan. 18, 2020 12:29 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — One of the world's rarest coins, a gold piece bearing the image of Britain's King Edward VIII before his abdication, has sold for 1 million pounds ($1.3 million), setting a new record for a British coin. The historical oddity shows Edward, the uncle of Queen Elizabeth II, before he...

Michigan State guard Cassius Winston (5) makes a layup during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Wisconsin, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Winston sets record, No. 15 Spartans top Wisconsin 67-55

Jan. 17, 2020 10:19 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Cassius Winston threw a lob from the right wing over the middle of the lane and Xavier Tillman dunked the basketball, breaking a record that stood for two decades. Winston had six points, and his four assists gave him the Big Ten record for career assists as No. 15 Michigan State...

-FILE- In this Friday, April 20, 2018 file image fields of flowers are left to bloom to cultivate the bulbs around spring garden de Keukenhof in Lisse, west central Netherlands. Dutch agriculture exports rose 4.6% in 2019 from the previous year to a new record of 94.5 billion euros ($105.2 billion), the country's statistics office and an economic research organization said Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. Flowers, plants and bulbs were the highest value exports, totaling 9.5 billion euros. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)

Sales of flowers, pork push Dutch farm exports to new record

Jan. 17, 2020 5:24 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch agriculture exports rose 4.6% in 2019 from the previous year to a new record of 94.5 billion euros ($105.2 billion), the country's statistics office and a research organization said Friday. In this country famous for its colorful fields of tulips, horticultural products...