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Harold Baines waves during a news conference for the baseball Hall of Fame during the Major League Baseball winter meetings, Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
December 10, 2018 - 7:36 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Major League Baseball's winter meetings (all times local): 5:33 p.m. The Texas Rangers have claimed infielder Carlos Asuaje off waivers from San Diego. Asuaje was designated for assignment Friday after spending parts of the past three seasons with the Padres, hitting...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2013, file photo, Alan Ashley, chief of sport performance with the U.S. Olympic Committee, speaks with reporters during a news conference in Park City, Utah. The U.S. Olympic Committee has fired chief of sport performance Alan Ashley in the wake of an independent report that said neither he nor former CEO Scott Blackmun elevated concerns about the Larry Nassar sexual abuse allegations when they were first reported to them. The 233-page independent report was released Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. It detailed an overall lack of response when the USOC leaders first heard about the Nassar allegations from the then-president of USA Gymnastics, Steve Penny. Blackmun resigned in February because of health concerns.(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
December 10, 2018 - 5:27 pm
DENVER (AP) — An independent report details a toxic pattern of bureaucratic paralysis among Olympic leaders who reacted slowly, if at all, after they knew Larry Nassar was suspected of molesting young gymnasts. From the top office at the U.S. Olympic Committee to FBI bureaus in three cities to what...
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Boston Red Sox pitcher Nathan Eovaldi attends the Major League Baseball winter meetings, Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
December 10, 2018 - 3:56 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nathan Eovaldi loved what he started in Boston — emphasis on started. "There were a lot of teams that reached out, wanted me to be a closer," he said. "I view myself as a starter, and that's something I've always done my entire career. And I enjoy doing that. So if I had that...
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2018, file photo, Oakland Raiders new head coach Jon Gruden, center, poses for photographs next to owner Mark Davis, left, and general manager Reggie McKenzie during an NFL football press conference in Alameda, Calif. The Raiders have fired general manager Reggie McKenzie less than two years after he was named the NFL's executive of the year. A person familiar with the move says McKenzie was let go on Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, from the position he had held for almost seven seasons. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not made an announcement. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
December 10, 2018 - 3:29 pm
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders fired general manager Reggie McKenzie on Monday, less than two years after he was named the NFL's executive of the year. McKenzie was let go from the position he had held for almost seven seasons a day after Oakland beat Pittsburgh 24-21 for its third win...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2014, file photo, ESPN television broadcasters prepare to cover a baseball game between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox from the top of the Green Monster at Fenway Park, moments before the game, in Boston. ESPN plans to announce it will move up the starting time of the nationally televised game by one hour, with the first pitch planned for shortly after 7 p.m. EDT. The network intends to make the announcement on Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, at the winter meetings, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday because the announcement had not yet been made. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
December 10, 2018 - 2:15 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Baseball players may get a little more sleep when traveling after Sunday night games next year. ESPN announced Monday it is moving up the starting time of the nationally televised game by one hour, with the first pitch planned for shortly after 7 p.m. Eastern. "From a travel...
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December 10, 2018 - 2:10 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Phillies manager Gabe Kapler intends to be more publicly critical of his players in his second season following his team's late fade. Philadelphia led the NL East in early August, then went 16-33 and wound up with its sixth straight losing record at 80-82. "One thing that I can do...
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Kansas' Mitch Lightfoot (44) celebrates after getting past New Mexico State's Ivan Aurrecoechea (15) for a dunk during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Kansas City, Mo. Kansas won 63-60. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
December 10, 2018 - 12:12 pm
Kansas is back where it started the season. The preseason No. 1, the Jayhawks are again the top-ranked in The Associated Press Top 25 despite struggling to get past New Mexico State at home. Kansas received 57 first-place votes from a 65-person media panel in the poll released Monday, sliding into...
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As she stands with Michigan State teammates Claire Hendrickson, left, and Taryn McCutcheon, right, Jenna Allen, center, reacts after leading an upset of Oregon in an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
December 10, 2018 - 12:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A win over Oregon vaulted Michigan State into the women's AP Top 25. The Spartans enter the poll at No. 23 on Monday, a day after upsetting the then-third ranked Ducks 88-82. Michigan State (8-1) only had three votes from the 31-member national media panel last week. It's the first...
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FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2018, file photo, Alabama defensive back Deionte Thompson (14) celebrates after Mississippi State place kicker Jace Christmann (47) missed a field goal-attempt during the first half of a game, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Thompson was named to the 2018 AP All-America NCAA college football team, Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)
December 10, 2018 - 11:57 am
The College Football Payoff semifinalists combined to place 10 players on The Associated Press All-America first team, including a high of four from No. 1 Alabama. The Crimson Tide had six players chosen to the three All-America teams, more than any other school. No. 2 Clemson has three first-...
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Chelsea's Eden Hazard, right, and Manchester City's Bernardo Silva fight for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge in London, Saturday Dec. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
December 10, 2018 - 4:24 am
A midseason tactical switch sparked Chelsea's surge to the Premier League title two years ago under Antonio Conte. Could the same happen under his successor this season? For the first time in his debut season at Chelsea, Maurizio Sarri deployed a lineup without a genuine striker for the match...
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