Saturday, January 18, 2020

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New Mets Manager Beltran Out Amid Sign-Stealing Scandal

New Mets Manager Beltran Out Amid Sign-Stealing Scandal

NEW YORK (AP) — Carlos Beltrán is out as manager of the New York Mets before a single game, the latest fallout from the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal that has rocked Major League Baseball.

AP Column: Astros Get the Punishment, Dodgers Pay the Price

AP Column: Astros Get the Punishment, Dodgers Pay the Price

AJ Hinch won’t be managing in the big leagues any time soon, if at all. Alex Cora will soon join him in the unemployment line, and it’s hard to believe anyone will ever give him another job that involves being a leader of men.

A Look Back at Other Infamous Cheating Scandals in Sports

A Look Back at Other Infamous Cheating Scandals in Sports

The fallout from baseball’slatest sign-stealing scandalis beginning to take shape. Houston manager AJ Hinch is out of a job, and so is general manager Jeff Luhnow. The question is what will happen with the Boston Red Sox, who are also under investigation for sign stealing.

Former NBA Commissioner David Stern Dies at 77

Former NBA Commissioner David Stern Dies at 77

NEW YORK (AP) — David Stern, the basketball-loving lawyer who took the NBA around the world during 30 years as its longest-serving commissioner and oversaw its growth into a global powerhouse, died Wednesday.

Daughter-in-Law of LSU Offensive Coordinator Killed in Plane Crash

Daughter-in-Law of LSU Offensive Coordinator Killed in Plane Crash

ATLANTA (AP) — A small plane en route to a college football playoff game crashed into a post office parking lot in Louisiana shortly after takeoff Saturday, killing five people, including a well-known sports reporter who was the daughter-in-law of one of the team’s coaches.

Prosecutor Finds No Crime in Santa Anita Horse Racing Deaths

Prosecutor Finds No Crime in Santa Anita Horse Racing Deaths

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California prosecutors found no evidence of animal cruelty or other crimes during an investigation into a spike in horse deaths at Santa Anita Park racetrack over the past year, according to a report issued Thursday.

Trump Supporter Covington Comes Up Short in Thrilling UFC 245 Bout

Trump Supporter Covington Comes Up Short in Thrilling UFC 245 Bout

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kamaru Usman sent a bloodied, bleary Colby Covington spiraling to the ground for the second time. Usman then leaped on him and went to work on Covington’s badly injured face, battering his dazed opponent with hammer fists until the referee mercifully intervened.

Spy Harder: Patriots Caught Videotaping in Spygate Sequel

Spy Harder: Patriots Caught Videotaping in Spygate Sequel

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots acknowledged on Monday night that a video crew working for the team filmed the Cincinnati Bengals sideline during Sunday’s game, a violation of league rules that echoed the team’s 2007 Spygate scandal.

Jerry Sandusky Resentenced to 30 to 60 Years, Same as Before

Jerry Sandusky Resentenced to 30 to 60 Years, Same as Before

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A judge dashed the hopes of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky for a shorter prison term Friday, resentencing him to the same 30-to-60-year term imposed against him in 2012 for sexually abusing children.

MLB Checking into Report ’17 Astros Stole Signs, Broke Rules

MLB Checking into Report ’17 Astros Stole Signs, Broke Rules

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Major League Baseball has expanded its investigation into the Houston Astros after The Athletic website reported the team stole signs during home games in 2017 by using a camera positioned in center field.

Astros Fire Exec Taubman After Rant at Female Reporters

Astros Fire Exec Taubman After Rant at Female Reporters

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Houston Astros fired assistant general manager Brandon Taubman on Thursday for directing inappropriate comments at female reporters during a clubhouse celebration, announcing the decision in the middle of the World Series and putting a renewed spotlight on domestic violence in baseball.

China Denies Asking NBA to Fire Daryl Morey

China Denies Asking NBA to Fire Daryl Morey

The rift between the NBA and China appeared to widen again Friday, as the fallout over Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey’s tweet in support of anti-government protesters in Hong Kong continued.

NBA Postpones Nets-Lakers Media Sessions in Shanghai

NBA Postpones Nets-Lakers Media Sessions in Shanghai

The NBA has postponed Wednesday’s scheduled media sessions in Shanghai for the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers, and it remains unclear if the teams will play in China this week as scheduled.

Despite China Appeasement, NBA Says Free Speech Remains Vital

Despite China Appeasement, NBA Says Free Speech Remains Vital

TOKYO (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said the league is not apologizing for Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey’s since-deleted tweet showing support for anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, even after China’s state broadcaster canceled plans to show a pair of preseason games in that country later this week.

Nike CEO’s Involvement in Doping Scandal Raises Concern

Nike CEO’s Involvement in Doping Scandal Raises Concern

NEW YORK (AP) — Nike CEO Mark Parker’s involvement in a doping scandal that brought down renowned track coach Alberto Salazar raises questions about whether the company _ or Parker _ will face any repercussions.

Kansas Receives Notice of Allegations from NCAA in Men’s Hoops

Kansas Receives Notice of Allegations from NCAA in Men’s Hoops

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas received a notice of allegations from the NCAA on Monday that alleges significant violations within its storied men’s basketball program, including a responsibility charge leveled against Hall of Fame coach Bill Self.

US Expands Hunting and Fishing at National Wildlife Refuges

US Expands Hunting and Fishing at National Wildlife Refuges

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Trump administration said Tuesday that it is expanding hunting and fishing in 77 national wildlife refuges in a move that critics contend is deferring management to states and could harm wildlife.

Seattle Soccer Fans Banned for Using Antifa Affiliated Display

Seattle Soccer Fans Banned for Using Antifa Affiliated Display

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Several Portland Timbers fans have been banned for three games for waving flags that included an anti-fascist symbol in violation of Major League Soccer’s policy that prohibits political displays at games.

Rams' Jared Goff Signs Historic 4-Year, $134 Million Extension

Rams' Jared Goff Signs Historic 4-Year, $134 Million Extension

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jared Goff has been a prolific NFL quarterback ever since Sean McVay joined him with the Los Angeles Rams. The quarterback and his coach will get the chance to chase more Super Bowl appearances together now that Goff's long-term future is finally secure.

Tiger Woods Has 5th Surgery on Left Knee

Tiger Woods Has 5th Surgery on Left Knee

Jupiter Island (AP) — Tiger Woods says he has had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee to repair what he describes as minor cartilage damage.

Semenya Won't Defend 800m Title After Court Overturns Testosterone Ruling

Semenya Won't Defend 800m Title After Court Overturns Testosterone Ruling

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Caster Semenya won’t defend her title in the 800 meters at the world championships this fall after a Swiss court overturned a temporary ruling that allowed her to compete in international events without taking testosterone-suppressing drugs.

Mariano Rivera Closes Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony with Stirring Speech

Mariano Rivera Closes Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony with Stirring Speech

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — For Mariano Rivera, it was the culmination of a storied career, dreams of being the next Pelé long since forgotten. For Brandy Halladay, the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony was a tearful moment to reflect on the accomplishments of her late husband, and she handled a difficult task admirably.

U.S. Women Defeat England, Advance to World Cup Final

U.S. Women Defeat England, Advance to World Cup Final

LYON, France (AP) — Alex Morgan celebrated her go-ahead goal with a cheeky tea-sipping celebration and Alyssa Naeher stopped a late penalty kick to send the United States into the final at the Women’s World Cup with a 2-1 victory over England on Tuesday night.

Rapinoe Scores 2 Goals As US Eliminates France 2-1

Rapinoe Scores 2 Goals As US Eliminates France 2-1

PARIS (AP) — Megan Rapinoe went from controversy to triumph, scoring twice for the United States in the much-anticipated clash with host France to send the defending champions into the semifinals of the Women’s World Cup with a 2-1 victory Friday night.

Roger Goodell: Four Preseason Games May Not Be 'Necessary Any More'

Roger Goodell: Four Preseason Games May Not Be 'Necessary Any More'

BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) — Four preseason games remain too much for Roger Goodell. The NFL Commissioner on Monday reiterated his stance of wanting to reduce the preseason schedule at a time the league and players’ association have begun preliminary talks on a new collective bargaining agreement.

Attorneys: Ohio State Needs to Reveal who Knew About Abuse

Attorneys: Ohio State Needs to Reveal who Knew About Abuse

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) —Administrators at Ohio State University should release the names of all coaches, trainers and personnel who knew of but failed to act on complaints about a now-dead team doctor who sexually abused male students for nearly two decades, said attorneys for some of the victims.

Stanley Cup Champion Capitals to Visit White House

Stanley Cup Champion Capitals to Visit White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — A person with direct knowledge of the decision says the Washington Capitals will go to the White House on Monday to celebrate their Stanley Cup championship.

Native Americans Say Movement to End ‘Redface’ Is Slow

Native Americans Say Movement to End ‘Redface’ Is Slow

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — John Little can hardly go a week without a reminder that he and other Native Americans often are viewed as relics of the past: the Indian maiden on the butter container at the grocery store, the kids’ teepees sold at popular retailers and the sports fans with their faces painted doing tomahawk chops at games.