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NFC quarterback Drew Brees, of the New Orleans Saints, (9) looks to pass, during the first half of the NFL Pro Bowl football game, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Saints' Brees announces intention to return for 2020 season

Feb. 18, 2020 3:26 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Quarterback Drew Brees' record-setting NFL career is on track for a 20th season — and a 15th with the New Orleans Saints. The 41-year-old Brees announced his intention to return for what would be his 20th NFL season in a social media post on Tuesday. “My feelings about the...

New York Yankees' Aaron Judge runs on the field during a spring training baseball workout Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Yankees' Judge says Astros should be stripped of 2017 title

Feb. 18, 2020 4:13 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees star Aaron Judge feels the Houston Astros should be stripped of their 2017 World Series championship. “You cheated and you didn't earn it.,” Judge said Tuesday after the Yankees' first full-squad workout. “That's how I feel. It wasn't earned. It...

Atlanta Braves outfielder Nick Markakis lays down a bunt during spring training baseball practice in North Port, Fla., Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. (Curtis ompton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Braves' Markakis: Everyone on Astros `deserves a beating'

Feb. 18, 2020 2:17 PM EST

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — Before taking batting practice, Atlanta outfielder Nick Markakis teed off on the scam-ridden Houston Astros. "I feel every single guy over there deserves a beating," he said Tuesday. Markakis wasn't happy with commissioner Rob Manfred, either. “I think the commissioner...

Ryan Newman is moved to an ambulance after rescue workers removed him from his car after he was involved in a crash on NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Sunday's race was postponed because of rain. (AP Photo/David Graham)

Hamlin and Newman contrast risk and reward at Daytona 500

Feb. 18, 2020 2:40 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — In a single thrilling lap around NASCAR's most storied track, Denny Hamlin and Ryan Newman displayed the risks and rewards of the dangerous sport they both love. Hamlin won his second consecutive Daytona 500 and third in five years on Monday night as he surged past Newman on the...

Ryan Newman (6) goes airborne after crashing into Corey LaJoie (32) during the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Sunday's running of the race was postponed by rain. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Blaney's attempted push of Newman led to violent crash

Feb. 18, 2020 3:48 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Drafting, blocking and bumping are essential elements of racing on NASCAR's fastest tracks. When Ryan Blaney pushed fellow Ford driver Ryan Newman in the final lap of the Daytona 500, it was something both men have done hundreds of times on superspeedways. For a few seconds, it...

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2019, file photo, former NFL player Tony Dungy is introduced before the induction ceremony at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Pro football is discovering that the spirit of the Rooney Rule is being violated.  
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made that a point of emphasis in his state of the league speech during Super Bowl week. So count on Goodell finding ways to more strongly implement the policy that requires teams to interview minority candidates for coaching and executive positions.(AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)

NFL putting stronger Rooney Rule front and center

Feb. 18, 2020 5:35 PM EST

Pro football is discovering that the spirit of the Rooney Rule is being violated. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made that a point of emphasis in his state of the league speech during Super Bowl week. So count on Goodell finding ways to more strongly implement the policy that requires teams to interview minority...

FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2015, file photo former owner of the San Francisco 49ers Edward DeBartolo, Jr., is interviewed before the Pro Football Hall of Fame ceremony at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio. President Donald Trump pardoned DeBartolo, who is convicted in gambling fraud scandal. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Trump pardons ex-San Francisco 49ers owner DeBartolo Jr.

Feb. 18, 2020 1:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday pardoned Edward DeBartolo Jr., the former San Francisco 49ers owner convicted in a gambling fraud scandal who built one of the most successful NFL teams in the game's history. DeBartolo, who owned the San Francisco 49ers during their 1980s-1990s dynasty,...

Fans sign a banner sending well wishes to St. Louis Blues' Jay Bouwmeester prior to the start of an NHL hockey game against the Nashville Predators Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in St. Louis. Bouwmeester suffered a cardiac episode while on the bench during a game Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Billy Hurst)

Bouwmeester on the road to recovery, Blues trade for D-man

Feb. 18, 2020 5:50 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester is back in St. Louis after collapsing on the bench during a game in Anaheim last week and said in a statement Tuesday that he is “on the road to recovery.” Bouwmeester, 36, collapsed during the first period of a game Feb. 11 after going into...

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw looks on during spring training baseball Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Kershaw to Dodgers: Use anger over cheating Astros as fuel

Feb. 18, 2020 4:43 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Clayton Kershaw is pleased practically everybody in the sport seized the opportunity to tee off on the cheating Houston Astros and Commissioner Rob Manfred's handling of the scandal over the past several days. The Los Angeles Dodgers' veteran ace also believes it's time for baseball...

Dortmund's Giovanni Reyna, middle, moves the ball against Werder's Marco Friedl, left, and Niklas Moisander, right, during a soccer game, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 in Bremen, Germany. (David Hecker/dpa via AP)

Reyna at 17 becomes youngest American in Champions League

Feb. 18, 2020 6:01 PM EST

DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Gio Reyna became the youngest American to appear in the Champions League and assisted on the go-ahead goal, helping Dortmund beat Paris-Saint Germain 2-1 Tuesday night in the first leg of the round of 16. The 17-year-old son of former U.S. national team captain Claudio Reyna...

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Dortmund's Giovanni Reyna, middle, moves the ball against Werder's Marco Friedl, left, and Niklas Moisander, right, during a soccer game, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 in Bremen, Germany. (David Hecker/dpa via AP)

Reyna at 17 becomes youngest American in Champions League

Feb. 18, 2020 6:01 PM EST

DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Gio Reyna became the youngest American to appear in the Champions League and assisted on the go-ahead goal, helping Dortmund beat Paris-Saint Germain 2-1 Tuesday night in the first leg of the round of 16. The 17-year-old son of former U.S. national team captain Claudio Reyna...

Fans sign a banner sending well wishes to St. Louis Blues' Jay Bouwmeester prior to the start of an NHL hockey game against the Nashville Predators Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in St. Louis. Bouwmeester suffered a cardiac episode while on the bench during a game Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Billy Hurst)

Bouwmeester on the road to recovery, Blues trade for D-man

Feb. 18, 2020 5:50 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester is back in St. Louis after collapsing on the bench during a game in Anaheim last week and said in a statement Tuesday that he is “on the road to recovery.” Bouwmeester, 36, collapsed during the first period of a game Feb. 11 after going into...

FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, file photo, emergency crews respond to a scene where a vehicle hit several Moore High School students in Moore, Okla. A third member of a suburban Oklahoma City high school cross-country team who was struck by a speeding pickup truck earlier this month has died. Kolby Crum, 18, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at the University of Oklahoma Medical Center, said hospital spokeswoman April Sandefer. (Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman via AP, File)

Driver who hit Oklahoma runners gets 3rd manslaughter charge

Feb. 18, 2020 5:36 PM EST

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — A man accused of striking a group of suburban Oklahoma City high school cross-country athletes with his speeding pickup truck faces an additional manslaughter charge after the death of a third student. Prosecutors on Tuesday filed a third charge of manslaughter against 57-year-old Max...

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2019, file photo, former NFL player Tony Dungy is introduced before the induction ceremony at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Pro football is discovering that the spirit of the Rooney Rule is being violated.  
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made that a point of emphasis in his state of the league speech during Super Bowl week. So count on Goodell finding ways to more strongly implement the policy that requires teams to interview minority candidates for coaching and executive positions.(AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)

NFL putting stronger Rooney Rule front and center

Feb. 18, 2020 5:35 PM EST

Pro football is discovering that the spirit of the Rooney Rule is being violated. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made that a point of emphasis in his state of the league speech during Super Bowl week. So count on Goodell finding ways to more strongly implement the policy that requires teams to interview minority...

Texas Rio Grande Valley tops Texas Permian Basin 93-80

Feb. 18, 2020 5:35 PM EST

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — Lesley Varner II had 23 points as Texas Rio Grande Valley defeated Texas Permian Basin 93-80 on Tuesday for its sixth straight victory. It's the longest winning streak for UTRGV since the 2007-08 team won seven straight. Jordan Jackson had 19 points for UTRGV (12-14). Chris Freeman...

Adam Scott, of Australia, reacts after finishing the Genesis Invitational golf tournament at Riviera Country Club, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. Scott won the tourney.(AP Photo/Ryan Kang)

Column: Approaching 40, Adam Scott only looking forward

Feb. 18, 2020 5:32 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Adam Scott knew exactly where he stood, at least at that very moment. He was on the 18th green at Riviera, his right arm thrust in the air, a winner for the first time on the PGA Tour in nearly four years. And it felt good. His location in the larger landscape of golf was a bit more...

Chris Bosh expresses disappointment over Hall of Fame snub

Feb. 18, 2020 5:14 PM EST

Chris Bosh is not hiding his frustration about not being a finalist for this year’s enshrinement class for the Basketball Hall of Fame. The former Miami and Toronto forward released a video statement on social media Tuesday, using some version of the word disappoint — be it...

Hurricanes acquire Keane from Rangers for Gauthier

Feb. 18, 2020 5:05 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have acquired defenseman Joey Keane from the New York Rangers in exchange for forward Julian Gauthier. The teams announced the deal Tuesday. The 20-year-old Keane has 30 points (eight goals, 22 assists) in 49 games at the American Hockey League level with...

FILE - A Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019 file photo shows a view of the burnt wreckage of a small plane that crashed into the parking lot of a post office, in Lafayette, La. Wade Berzas, the only person to survive plane crash that killed the other five people on board was discharged Monday, Feb. 17 after 52 days at the center's burn unit (Scott Clause/The Lafayette Advertiser via AP)

After 52 days, Louisiana plane crash victim leaves hospital

Feb. 18, 2020 4:58 PM EST

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The only person to survive a December plane crash in south Louisiana that killed the other five people on board has gone home after nearly two months months in the hospital. News outlets reported that Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center said in a news release that Wade Berzas...

Wrestling coach charged with sexually assaulting teenager

Feb. 18, 2020 4:57 PM EST

SAYREVILLE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey middle school teacher who coached wrestling at multiple schools has been charged in the sexual assault of a teenager, officials said. John Denuto, of Spotswood, was charged with sexual assault of a teenager, possession of child pornography, photographing a child in a...