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U.S. team player and captain Tiger Woods waits for International team player Abraham Ancer of Mexico to play a shot on the 1rst in their singles match during the President's Cup golf tournament at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

Changes to Hall of Fame and a quick entry for Tiger Woods

Jan. 21, 2020 6:37 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tiger Woods won't have to wait until he's 50 to enter the World Golf Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame on Tuesday announced changes to the criteria and the selection process, starting with the age limit being reduced from 50 to 45. Players become eligible if they are 45 in the year of the...

Tadge Juechter, Corvette executive chief engineer, holds up the trophy after the new mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette was named the North American Car of the Year in Detroit, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. The Kia Telluride took Sport Utility of the Year honors and the Jeep Gladiator won the Truck of the Year Award. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Corvette wins car of year award, Kia Telluride takes top SUV

Jan. 13, 2020 11:48 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The new mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette won the North American Car of the Year award on Monday. The Kia Telluride took Sport Utility of the Year honors and the Jeep Gladiator won the Truck of the Year Award. About 50 automotive journalists serve as judges, for the awards, which are announced...

Royals agree with OF Soler on $7.3M million deal for 2020

Jan. 10, 2020 6:02 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals and slugging outfielder Jorge Soler agreed to a $7.3 million contract for next season, allowing the sides to avoid salary arbitration Friday and keep things amicable between them as they explore a long-term deal. The contract includes a $50,000 bonus for making the...

NFL announces nominees for Shula coaching award

Jan. 9, 2020 3:15 PM EST

The NFL has announced its 32 nominees for the Don Shula Award to honor the top high school coaches in the country. The nominees, one per team, will be invited to attend the Pro Bowl in Orlando, Florida, on Jan. 26, when the winner will be announced. The winner will also attend the NFL Honors show in Miami on Feb....

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, host/executive producer Steve Harvey participates in the

Harvey back as NFL Honors host when AP awards are announced

Dec. 31, 2019 7:05 PM EST

TV personality Steve Harvey will return as host of the NFL Honors show on Feb. 1, when The Associated Press hands out its individual league awards. The two-hour prime-time show airing on Fox will be held at the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami. Harvey hosted last year's show in Atlanta. Harvey hosts the game show...

FILE - In this June 13, 2008 file photo, Los Angeles Times sports columnist T.J. Simers, left, interviews legendary sports figures John Wooden, center, and Vin Scully during a charity event held in Los Angeles. A judge has overturned a $15 million jury award to a former sports columnist for the LA Times who said he lost his job because of age and health discrimination. Simers says he was demoted in 2013 from columnist to a reporter once he developed health problems. (AP Photo/Phil McCarten, File)

Judge overturns $15M award to ex-LA Times columnist Simers

Dec. 28, 2019 4:15 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has overturned a jury's award of nearly $15.5 million to a former sports columnist for the Los Angeles Times who said he was forced out of his job because of age and health discrimination. Superior Court Judge William A. MacLaughlin said the amount was not justified because of...

In this July 5, 2019, photo, an East Bay Times newspaper sits in the bottom row of empty news racks in the Financial District in San Francisco. Ownership changes and consolidations have left the region known as the East Bay with just a single daily newspaper. The East Bay Times, based in Walnut Creek, attempts to cover a region nearly the size of Delaware with a fraction of the staff of the former dailies. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Even amid affluence of tech capital, local news struggles

Dec. 28, 2019 10:49 AM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The cities and suburbs on the eastern side of San Francisco Bay are home to 2.7 million people, a world-class University of California campus and bedroom communities for Silicon Valley that produce median incomes 50 percent higher than the national average. What they no longer have...

On Football: Offbeat Awards for the 2019 season

Dec. 26, 2019 6:38 PM EST

The Associated Press will hand out its individual NFL awards on the night before the Super Bowl in Miami. Until then, here are some off-the-beaten track honors to consider. BEST GAME: Week 10, the best Monday night game in years saw Seattle beat San Francisco 27-24 in overtime in a key NFC West matchup. This one...

FILE - In this March 11, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber throws a warm up pitch before a spring training baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Goodyear, Ariz. The Indians are close to completing a trade that will send the two-time Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber to the Texas Rangers, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Indians trade two-time Cy Young winner Kluber to Rangers

Dec. 15, 2019 4:28 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Corey Kluber led by example and excellence in Cleveland. The Texas Rangers are hoping he can do the same for them. The Indians traded the two-time Cy Young Award winner — and their unquestioned ace — over the past six seasons to the Rangers on Sunday, a blockbuster deal that...

FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2019, file photo, Boston Red Sox's Rick Porcello pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees, in Boston. Former AL Cy Young Award winner Rick Porcello and the New York Mets have a agreed to a $10 million, one-year contract, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, because the agreement had not been announced. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

AP source: Porcello, Mets agree to $10 million, 1-year deal

Dec. 12, 2019 2:25 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Former AL Cy Young Award winner Rick Porcello and the New York Mets have agreed to a $10 million, one-year contract, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the agreement had not been announced. A...