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Australia police say they didn't know Bahraini was a refugee

Feb. 18, 2019 6:47 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Federal Police did not know a Bahraini soccer player was a refugee who feared persecution in his homeland when the agency alerted Bahrain and Thailand that he was on a flight bound for Bangkok, Australian officials said Monday. Australian Border Force Commissioner...

Yelich, Brewers focus on clean slate after near-miss in 2018

Feb. 18, 2019 2:24 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Christian Yelich has already had conversations with some of his Milwaukee Brewers teammates about their biggest message this spring after coming up one win short of the World Series. "What you did last year means nothing basically. Whether it was good or bad for you as an individual or as a...

His last All-Star complete, Wade turns focus on playoff push

Feb. 18, 2019 2:14 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Dwyane Wade is adamant that the end of this season will be the right time for him to bid farewell to the game of basketball. The game of basketball spent the weekend disagreeing with him. Wade's final All-Star appearance as a player is now complete, a four-day trip that had...

Figueroa lifts St. John's to 71-65 win over No. 13 Villanova

Feb. 18, 2019 1:45 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A 70-foot shot just before halftime gave St. John's momentum, and LJ Figueroa and the Red Storm used a strong defensive effort in the second half to surprise No. 13 Villanova. Figueroa scored 22 points and St. John's rallied to beat the Wildcats 71-65 on Sunday night. It was the first win...

Miller becomes US-born goalies win leader in Ducks' win

Feb. 18, 2019 1:36 AM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ryan Miller picked up a milestone win in his first game in two months. Miller became the all-time leader in wins by a U.S.-born goaltender Sunday night as he made 23 saves in the Anaheim Ducks 5-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Sunday night. It was Miller's 375th victory,...

Currys: All-Star weekend 'everything we hoped it would be'

Feb. 18, 2019 12:58 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Sonya Curry hasn't stopped smiling all weekend. She has had quality time with her grandchildren with the entire family in town for All-Star Weekend festivities. She even hit a half-court shot at a community center her family helped refurbish. On Saturday night, she emerged from Suite...

Ducks retire Hall of Fame defenseman Niedermayer's No. 27

Feb. 18, 2019 12:42 AM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Scott Niedermayer accomplished a lot during his 18-year NHL career. The Hall of Fame defenseman added one more to the list on Sunday night when he became the ninth player to have his number retired by two teams. The Anaheim Ducks raised Niedermayer's No. 27 to the rafters at the...

Antetokounmpo scores 38, but is denied MVP in defeat

Feb. 18, 2019 12:38 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Midway through the third quarter, Giannis Antetokounmpo said he began thinking he had a chance to become the first international player to win the NBA All-Star Game MVP. But the thought was fleeting, as Team LeBron mounted a rally and came from behind to defeat Team Giannis 178-164...

Team LeBron rallies to beat Team Giannis, 178-164

Feb. 18, 2019 12:34 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — LeBron James was trading lob passes with Dwyane Wade again, one last time. Catching lobs from former teammate Kyrie Irving once again, too. And after making a stepback 3-pointer late, he stared down Joel Embiid to send a message without saying a word. Oh, this mattered to James...

AP source: Mets, Hechavarria agree to minor league deal

Feb. 18, 2019 12:05 AM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Veteran shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria and the New York Mets have agreed to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training, according to a person familiar with the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday because the deal is...