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Embiid not playing in Game 3 because of sore knee

Apr. 18, 2019 8:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Joel Embiid is not playing for the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night in Game 3 against the Brooklyn Nets because of a sore left knee. Embiid warmed up before the game but the 76ers announced shortly before the start that the All-Star center wouldn't be available. Greg Monroe was listed...

Network bosses pleased with NFL TV packages for this season

Apr. 18, 2019 3:04 AM EDT

Howard Katz has the most unenviable task in the National Football League. As the league's senior vice president of broadcasting and media operations, he is the point person for formulating the schedule and trying to make the executives of the league's four broadcast partners happy. Before the public got a look at...

Yanks stop using Smith recording while investigating racism

Apr. 18, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees have suspended the use of Kate Smith's recording of "God Bless America" during the seventh-inning stretch while they investigate an allegation of racism against the singer. The New York Daily News reported Thursday there are conflicting claims about Smith's 1939 song "That's Why...

Corbin earns 1st win with Nationals, beats Giants 4-2

Apr. 18, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Now this is what the Washington Nationals were looking for when they plunked down $140 million to add Patrick Corbin to the rotation. Corbin took a one-hitter into the eighth inning to earn his first win with Washington, and the Nationals beat the punchless San Francisco Giants 4-2...

Thunder's Paul George out of sync, looking to find rhythm

Apr. 18, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — When Paul George has been rolling this season, so has Oklahoma City. The Thunder's All-Star forward has been off his game against Portland, and OKC has struggled against the Trail Blazers. Yes, George is averaging 26.5 points in their first-round playoff series, but he's making just 27...

Ireland's Lowry on top after first round of RBC Heritage

Apr. 18, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Shane Lowry was convinced his game was on the rise, despite his poor scoring. He finally showed that Thursday in the RBC Heritage, shooting a 6-under 65 to take a one-shot lead. Trey Mullinax, Daniel Berger, Luke List, Ryan Moore and Ryan Palmer were tied for second....

Penguins and Lightning exits show playoff hockey differences

Apr. 18, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

Scotty Bowman had already coached six teams to the Stanley Cup championship when his high-powered Detroit Red Wings that won 12 of their first 14 playoff games couldn't get the puck away from the New Jersey Devils and got swept in the 1995 final. "They just shut us right down," Bowman said. "We were shocked, but...

Lightning GM BriseBois not overreacting to playoff loss

Apr. 18, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay general manager Julien BriseBois said Thursday he is not going to overreact to the Lightning's historically quick postseason exit and he still has confidence in coach Jon Cooper. After tying the NHL record for wins during the regular season, the perennial Stanley Cup contender...

FIFA backs English players' social media boycott over racism

Apr. 18, 2019 2:34 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — FIFA is backing a 24-hour social media boycott by professional players in England in a protest against racial abuse and revealed plans for a new global campaign to eradicate discrimination in soccer. Following a series of high-profile cases in recent weeks, the Professional...

Nelly Korda leads in Hawaii halfway through 2nd round

Apr. 18, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Nelly Korda birdied four of her final five holes Thursday to take a two-shot lead over defending champion Brooke Henderson midway through the second round of the Lotte Championship. Korda and Henderson each shot 4-under 68 at breezy Ko Olina Golf Club. At 13-under 131, Korda broke...

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Fed Cup semifinal: Azarenka to play Ash Barty in singles

Apr. 18, 2019 9:17 PM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Samantha Stosur will open against Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus when singles play begins in a Fed Cup semifinal Saturday on hard courts at Pat Rafter Arena. Ninth-ranked Ashleigh Barty of Australia will play often doubles partner Victoria Azarenka in the second singles match. The...

Grand Canyon hires Marvin Menzies as assistant coach

Apr. 18, 2019 9:10 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Grand Canyon has hired former UNLV basketball coach Marvin Menzies as an assistant coach. The school announced Thursday Menzies will serve as associate coach to Dan Majerle. Menzies was fired last month after a three-year stint with the Runnin' Rebels. He went 48-48 at UNLV and was unable to...

Cronin hires Darren Savino for his UCLA coaching staff

Apr. 18, 2019 9:09 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Darren Savino is joining UCLA coach Mick Cronin in Westwood as the Bruins' associate head coach. He most recently worked under Cronin at Cincinnati for nine years, where the Bearcats advanced to the NCAA Tournament each year. Last season, he served as associate head coach. Cronin said...

Attorneys accuse police, prosecutors of leaking Kraft video

Apr. 18, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for two of the women charged in a Florida prostitution sting asked a judge on Thursday to hold police and prosecutors in contempt of court following reports that someone was shopping around undercover video of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft. The motion was...

Red Sox place Pedroia on injured list with knee irritation

Apr. 18, 2019 8:51 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have placed second baseman Dustin Pedroia on the 10-day injured list with left knee irritation. The 35-year-old Pedroia started the season on the injured list with inflammation in his left knee. He was reinstated April 9 and appeared in four games with Boston, making four...

Crawford defends vs Khan, seeks win first and respect after

Apr. 18, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sometimes it bothers Terence Crawford. He will dominate a fight so completely that it's hard to find minutes, forget about entire rounds, that he didn't win. Yet afterward, rather than earning him praise for his package of power and precision, what follows is criticism of the beaten...

Players demand say in women's hockey future after CWHL folds

Apr. 18, 2019 8:47 PM EDT

Hilary Knight put aside the jet lag and fresh memories of helping the United States win its latest world hockey championship to begin looking ahead to next season. Yes, the star forward intends on playing professionally in October. The only question Knight can't answer is where. "Yeah, exactly," she told The...

Widows, ace guide to climb Everest to honor Sherpas

Apr. 18, 2019 8:47 PM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Five years after one of the deadliest disasters on Mount Everest, three people from Nepal's ethnic Sherpa community are preparing an ascent to raise awareness about the Nepalese mountain guides who make it possible for hundreds of foreign climbers to scale the mountain and survive....

Yanks stop using Smith recording while investigating racism

Apr. 18, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees have suspended the use of Kate Smith's recording of "God Bless America" during the seventh-inning stretch while they investigate an allegation of racism against the singer. The New York Daily News reported Thursday there are conflicting claims about Smith's 1939 song "That's Why...

Deep Cyclones seeking replacements for Butler, Montgomery

Apr. 18, 2019 8:42 PM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State should have one of the most talented teams in school history. The Cyclones will also be without two of the most gifted players they've ever had in wide receiver Hakeem Butler and running back David Montgomery, and replacing that lost production will be paramount to their...