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Ex-Auburn assistant basketball coach pleads guilty

Mar. 19, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Auburn assistant coach and 13-year NBA veteran Chuck Person has pleaded guilty to a bribery conspiracy charge in the widespread college basketball bribery scandal. Person entered the plea on Tuesday in Manhattan federal court, averting a June trial. Prosecutors say he accepted...

Talented young arms make Marlins optimistic about future

Mar. 19, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The path to progress for the Miami Marlins starts on the mound. The Marlins believe their reboot will gain momentum in Season 2 under CEO Derek Jeter, and any improvement likely will be most apparent in the rotation. There's more depth there than elsewhere, and perhaps a starter or three who...

Gio Gonzalez, Yankees agree to minor league deal

Mar. 19, 2019 11:54 AM EDT

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — The New York Yankees reached into the remainder of the free-agent market to bolster their ailing rotation, agreeing Monday to a minor league contract with Gio Gonzalez. If added to the 40-man roster, the 33-year-old left-hander would get a $3 million salary while in the major leagues...

Maddon, Cubs looking to rebound from disappointing finish

Mar. 19, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — After four consecutive playoff appearances and the 2016 World Series title, the Chicago Cubs are way past playing for Joe Maddon's future. They also know what's going on, too. Maddon is entering the final year of his contract after the team declined to offer an extension to its 65-year-old...

US Sen. Markey to give away campaign donations from Kraft

Mar. 19, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Edward Markey planned to donate campaign contributions he received from New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who is charged with soliciting prostitution in Florida, to an organization that works to end human trafficking. Markey received $3,600 in donations from Kraft during the...

Union head praises Jays for raising minor league pay by half

Mar. 18, 2019 9:57 PM EDT

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Union head Tony Clark lauded the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday for giving minor league players a 50 percent raise, and he hopes other clubs do the same. Representatives from the players' association visited the Blue Jays spring training camp a day after The Athletic reported the team...

FC Cincinnati wins for 1st time in MLS, beating Timbers

Mar. 17, 2019 9:48 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Allan Cruz and Mathieu Deplagne scored two minutes apart in the second half and expansion FC Cincinnati won for the first time in MLS, topping the 10-man Portland Timbers 3-0 on Sunday in its home debut. Kendall Waston scored FC Cincy's first home goal in the MLS in the 15th minute by...

AP source: Jaguars, free-agent LB Jake Ryan agree to deal

Mar. 17, 2019 2:47 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A person with knowledge of negotiations says the Jacksonville Jaguars and free-agent linebacker Jake Ryan have agreed to terms on a contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity Sunday because the deal had not been finalized. The person says the...

New Mexico Democrats boost school spending, shun marijuana

Mar. 16, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Democrat-led Legislature approved a $700 million general fund spending increase Friday that will go mostly toward public education as lawmakers scramble to address a court order to expand learning opportunities for low-income and minority students. The budget for the fiscal year...

Puerto Ricans decry austerity, hurricane help at hearing

Mar. 15, 2019 9:50 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hundreds of Puerto Ricans filled a coliseum on Friday to speak at a first of its kind public hearing organized by a group of U.S. legislators visiting the U.S. territory amid complaints about austerity measures and the pace of federal hurricane recovery funds nearly two years...