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Baylor probe clears ex-chairman of racist, sexist comments

Feb. 18, 2020 4:31 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — Law firm investigators hired by Baylor University concluded the former chairman of the university's board of regents did not make racist, lewd and anti-Semitic comments during a 2014 meeting in Mexico. The allegations against Richard Willis surfaced in late 2018 in federal court filings...

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...

Steelers hire Ike Hilliard as new wide receivers coach

Feb. 18, 2020 1:58 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ike Hilliard is the new wide receivers coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The club announced the move on Tuesday. Hilliard replaces Darryl Drake, who passed away last August during the early days of training camp. Ray Sherman filled the role on an interim basis last season. Hilliard...

Cincinnati coach Jan resigns amid investigation over remarks

Feb. 18, 2020 10:32 AM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — FC Cincinnati coach Ron Jans resigned amid an investigation by Major League Soccer of his use of a racial slur in the locker room. Jans resigned late Monday, FC Cincinnati President Jeff Berding said. The club had suspended Jans pending the investigation, which was prompted by a complaint...

FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2019 file photo, Atlanta Braves' Billy Hamilton reacts after popping out to end a baseball game against the Washington Nationals in Atlanta. The San Francisco Giants believe they might be making a little major league history this spring: as the first team with uniform numbers 0 and 00 in the same year. When the Giants added Hamilton on a minor league deal earlier this month, equipment manager Brad Grems called the league to make sure there's a difference between the two, because new first base coach Antoan Richardson had claimed 00 already. (AP Photo/John Amis)

San Francisco Giants are putting up zeroes, using Nos. 0, 00

Feb. 18, 2020 9:52 AM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The San Francisco Giants are putting up zeroes. They believe they are doing something rarely seen: using uniform numbers 0 and 00 in the same year. When San Francisco added speedy outfielder Billy Hamilton with a minor league deal earlier this month, equipment manager Brad Grems...

Michigan State hires Kapilovic as offensive line coach

Feb. 17, 2020 8:51 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State is hiring Chris Kapilovic as its offensive line coach and running game coordinator. The school announced the move Monday night. Kapilovic filled those same roles last season at Colorado under new Michigan State coach Mel Tucker. The Spartans hired Tucker last week...

FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2018, file photo, New Orleans Saints wide receiver Austin Carr, left, cannot hold on to the football as Cleveland Browns defensive back T.J. Carrie (38) defends during the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans. New Browns general manager Andrew Berry cleared $13 million in salary-cap space Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, by releasing veteran cornerback Carrie and three others players signed by former GM John Dorsey. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)

Browns release veteran cornerback T.J. Carrie, 3 others

Feb. 17, 2020 3:44 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — New Browns general manager Andrew Berry cleared $13 million in salary-cap space Monday by releasing veteran cornerback T.J. Carrie and three others players signed by former GM John Dorsey. Along with Carrie, Cleveland terminated the contracts of tight end Demetrius Harris, guard Eric Kush...

Maryland guard Anthony Cowan Jr. (1) drives on Michigan State forward Xavier Tillman (23) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in East Lansing, Mich., Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

No. 9 Maryland beats Michigan State 67-60 with 14-0 run

Feb. 15, 2020 9:26 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Anthony Cowan was the smallest and best player on the court when it was time for No. 9 Maryland to rally for a win at Michigan State to stay alone in first place in the Big Ten. Cowan scored 11 of his 24 points in the final two-plus minutes, helping the Terrapins beat the...

FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2019 file photo, New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman attends a news conference in New York.    Cashman had suspected that the Houston Astros had been breaking rules against electronic sign stealing long before Commissioner Rob Manfred released his report in January that resulted in three big league managers losing their jobs.

Yankees GM Cashman suspected Astros were stealing signs.

Feb. 15, 2020 1:41 PM EST

TAMPA. Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman had suspected that the Houston Astros had been breaking rules against electronic sign stealing long before Commissioner Rob Manfred released his report in January that resulted in three big league managers losing their jobs. "I'll...

Minnesota Wild head coach Bruce Boudreau watches from the bench as his team plays against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)

Minnesota Wild fire coach Bruce Boudreau

Feb. 15, 2020 1:39 AM EST

The Minnesota Wild fired coach Bruce Boudreau on Friday with the goal of correcting some inconsistencies and making a late-season push for a playoff spot. First-year general manager Bill Guerin said he felt the timing was right to move on from Boudreau and replace him with interim coach Dean Evason despite the...