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Mets minor leaguer Tebow keeps aiming for majors at age 32

Feb. 16, 2020 5:05 PM EST

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Be it on a Triple-A field in Syracuse or a tennis court in South Asia, Tim Tebow is still working, hoping for a shot at the majors. Now 32, the former celebrated quarterback is back for his fifth year as a minor league outfielder for the New York Mets. A two-time national...

Raceland grad gets NFL assistant coaching job

Feb. 16, 2020 10:38 AM EST

ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — Tyler Boyles’s accomplishment of a dream resonated well beyond himself. “It’s, like, the NFL,” Boyles’s high school coach, Randy Vanderhoof, said in a tone overjoyed, awed and a little reverential, carefully enunciating each of those famous letters,...

Ex-Wisconsin receiver surrenders, charged in double-homicide

Feb. 15, 2020 9:12 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A former University of Wisconsin football player who is the brother of a standout in the 2011 Super Bowl surrendered to Chicago police on Saturday in connection with the deaths of two people who were found with gunshot wounds on a road in Janesville, Wisconsin. Marcus Randle El, 33, turned...

Baylor guard Jared Butler reacts to a score against West Virginia in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Rod Aydelotte)

No. 1 Baylor tops No. 14 W Virginia 70-59, ties Big 12 mark

Feb. 15, 2020 7:42 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — Jared Butler said he wasn't trying to make up for the absence of Baylor's second-leading scorer behind him as the top-ranked Bears chased the Big 12 record for consecutive wins. Maybe it just seemed that way when the junior guard connected on a 3-pointer just 21 seconds in and hit three...

Tressel, Burton staying on defensive staff at Michigan State

Feb. 15, 2020 5:58 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Mike Tressel and Ron Burton are remaining on the defensive staff for Michigan State's football team. The team announced via its Twitter account Saturday that the two assistants would be back. A team spokesman said Burton will coach the defensive line, and Tressel's role is to be...

FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett (95) hits Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph (2) with a helmet during the second half of an NFL football game in Cleveland. Suspended Browns star defensive end Myles Garrett met Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to discuss his possible reinstatement, a person familiar with the meeting told The Associated Press. (Joshua Gunter/Cleveland.com via AP, File)

Rudolph's agent: Garrett legally liable after ESPN interview

Feb. 15, 2020 2:08 PM EST

The agent for Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph says Cleveland defensive end Myles Garrett opened himself up for potential legal action after reiterating his claim that Rudolph used a racial slur shortly before their infamous brawl in November. During an interview with ESPN, his first since being hit with a...

President Donald Trump displays photos of the border wall under construction as he speaks to members of the National Border Patrol Council at the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's wall claim is beyond 'redemption'

Feb. 15, 2020 8:34 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the eve of the New Hampshire primary, President Donald Trump told a rally that people who are in the United States illegally are paying for his Mexico border wall. It was the latest iteration of his effort to convince the public that Mexico is covering the cost, just as he promised...

Clint Bowyer gets ready for a NASCAR auto race practice at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

Ready for closeup? NASCAR funnyman Bowyer expands Fox gig

Feb. 15, 2020 2:17 AM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Clint Bowyer slips into the TV production studio, sweat glistening on his forehead, sits down on a stool and waits for a high-definition camera to move toward his face. It’s time for his closeup. “I’m more like a 10-foot guy,” Bowyer quips. No amount...

2 Tupelo legends honored during Black History Month Exhibit

Feb. 15, 2020 12:01 AM EST

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — It was a full house at the Oren Dunn City Museum Thursday (Feb. 6) evening as Tupelo leaders, residents and family and friends gathered to honor the legacy of Frank Dowsing and Sam Bell. Both honorees are credited for being community leaders and breaking racial barriers through their...

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2019, file photo, Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman (24) tackles New England Patriots running back Sony Michel (26) during the second half of an NFL football game in Landover, Md. The Redskins have released Norman and wide receiver Paul Richardson. Norman struggled to live up to the $75 million, five-year contract he signed in 2016 after an All-Pro season in Carolina. He was let go with one year left on that deal. Norman's release and $12.5 million salary-cap savings could pave the way for Washington to give cornerback Quinton Dunbar a raise. Richardson's release doesn't save as much. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Redskins release CB Josh Norman, WR Paul Richardson

Feb. 14, 2020 8:51 PM EST

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins on Friday released cornerback Josh Norman with one year left on the big contract he signed in 2016, and wide receiver Paul Richardson after two disappointing, injury-plagued seasons. Norman struggled to live up to the expectations set by the $75 million,...