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Longtime Free Press writer Lowe wins BBWAA excellence award

Dec. 06, 2022 22:53 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — John Lowe, who created the quality start statistic while covering baseball for the Detroit Free Press and other newspapers for more than three decades, won the BBWAA Career Excellence Award on Tuesday. The honor was announced by the Baseball Writers' Association of...

Jay Wright at ease leaving Nova after 'fighting it' as coach

Dec. 06, 2022 15:28 PM EST

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Jay Wright settled in a booth at the restaurant across the street from the basketball gym he called home for two decades and the cheerful waitress quizzed him at lunch if he had dined here before. He had, the spot is a popular hangout at Villanova. So,...

St Louis Cards announcer McLaughlin arrested on DWI charge

Dec. 06, 2022 01:16 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Cardinals television announcer Dan McLaughlin was charged Monday as a persistent offender of driving while intoxicated, a day after he was arrested in suburban St. Louis. Bond was set at $25,000, the Creve Coeur Police Department said. “We have...

Dolphins at Bills highlights 3-game Week 15 Saturday slate

Dec. 05, 2022 14:27 PM EST

The NFL will feature three current division leaders playing on Saturday, Dec. 17, and highlighted by the Buffalo Bills hosting the Miami Dolphins in a prime-time showdown that could go far in determining who wins the AFC East. The three-game Week 15 Saturday slate announced on...

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2022

Dec. 05, 2022 13:17 PM EST

One would have to go back hundreds of years to find a monarch who reigned longer than Queen Elizabeth II. In her 70 years on the throne, she helped modernize the monarchy across decades of enormous social change, royal marriages and births, and family scandals. For most Britons, she...

Texas Football magazine high school playoff pairings

Dec. 05, 2022 03:07 AM EST

Here are the high school football playoff sites and times for the state semifinals, and six-man championships, provided by Texas Football magazine and TexasFootball.com and distributed by The Associated Press: CLASS 6A DIVISION I State Semifinals Prosper...

FIFA official Wenger knocks teams protesting at World Cup

Dec. 04, 2022 09:04 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — FIFA official Arsène Wenger took a shot at World Cup teams who tried to make political statements in Qatar, saying Sunday they lacked focus for their first games. Wenger said teams who had a good opening game were mentally ready to focus on the competition and...

Whitmore sparks Villanova past Oklahoma in fantastic debut

Dec. 03, 2022 16:02 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Cam Whitmore only touched a basketball a few times over seven weeks because of a broken thumb that delayed the start of his career that already seemed set as a brief one at Villanova. Once he got his shot, Whitmore used his size, athleticism and skill that made...

EXPLAINER: How will College Football Playoff expansion work?

Dec. 02, 2022 11:33 AM EST

The College Football Playoff will include 12 teams, starting with the 2024 season. An expansion plan that was crafted for two years and haggled over for another 18 months finally cleared all the obstacles needed to go from idea to reality. The CFP announced Thursday...

Klinsmann leads FIFA team analyzing World Cup on the road

Dec. 01, 2022 14:35 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The black SUV packed with soccer fans wearing Lionel Messi shirts pulls up alongside a World Cup -branded vehicle, both inching forward in late-night traffic after leaving Argentina’s game against Poland. Two men in the Jeep Wrangler with Bahrain license plates...