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Former Adidas executive James Gatto arrives to court for sentencing in New York, Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Federal prosecutors have recommended multi-year prison sentences for Gatto and two other men convicted of fraud for channeling secret payments to the
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March 05, 2019 - 1:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Three men received prison sentences Tuesday in the widespread college basketball recruiting scandal that has tainted two dozen schools. Former Adidas executive James Gatto, business manager Christian Dawkins and amateur league director Merl Code were convicted in October of...
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Simona Halep, of Romania, returns a shot to Kaia Kanepi, of Estonia, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
August 27, 2018 - 1:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Simona Halep made a quick-as-can-be exit from the U.S. Open on Monday, becoming the first No. 1-seeded woman to lose her opening match at the Grand Slam tournament in the half-century of the professional era. Halep simply was overwhelmed by the power-based game of 44th-ranked Kaia...
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Pittsburgh Pirates' Josh Harrison, right, celebrates with Gregory Polanco after hitting a three-run home run in the second inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Monday, July 23, 2018, in Cleveland. Josh Bell and David Freese scored on the play. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
July 23, 2018 - 11:12 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Harrison hit a three-run homer and Gregory Polanco had a two-run triple off Corey Kluber in his return, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cleveland Indians 7-0 in a six-inning, rain-shortened game Monday night for their 10th straight win. The game was called following three...
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St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Daniel Poncedeleon (62) throws against the Cincinnati Reds during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, July 23, 2018, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)
July 23, 2018 - 11:02 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Daniel Poncedeleon wasn't going to let a sore neck ruin his major league debut, not after all he's come through in the last year. The Cardinals' determined rookie shook it off and made St. Louis history. Poncedeleon was sensational 14 months after suffering a severe head injury,...
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New York Mets' Yoenis Cespedes takes batting practice before a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Friday, July 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
July 23, 2018 - 10:12 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday: YO, YOU GOOD? Yoenis Cespedes and the Mets are awaiting a report and recommendation from doctors after the slugger had an MRI on both feet Monday. Cespedes may need surgery to address calcification on both heels that has bothered him for 15...
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St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Daniel Poncedeleon (62) throws against the Cincinnati Reds during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, July 23, 2018, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)
July 23, 2018 - 9:36 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati's Phillip Ervin singled off St. Louis reliever Jordan Hicks with one out in the eighth inning, ending a no-hit bid started by Daniel Poncedeleon in his major league debut 14 months after he suffered a life-threatening head injury on the mound. Poncedeleon was hit on the...
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In this Aug. 9, 2016, file photo, United States' Ryan Lochte checks his time in a men's 4x200-meter freestyle heat at the 2016 Summer Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File
July 23, 2018 - 2:40 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Lochte posted a photo for the world to see, and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency noticed. It got him suspended — again. The longtime U.S. swimming star has been banned from competition until July 2019, which means the 12-time Olympic medalist cannot compete as planned...
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This July 14, 2018, photo shows people placing bets on sporting events at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford N.J.
AP Photo/Wayne Parry
July 23, 2018 - 2:34 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Meadowlands Racetrack in New Jersey took in nearly $3.5 million in sports bets during its first nine days of accepting such bets. And most of that came from two weekends that sandwiched a dead period for major professional sports caused by baseball's All-Star break,...
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