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FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018 file photo, Washington Nationals starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson throws during the first inning of the second baseball game of the team's doubleheader against the Cincinnati Reds at Nationals Park in Washington. A person familiar with the negotiations says that right-hander Jeremy Hellickson and the Washington Nationals have agreed in principle to a $1.3 million, one-year contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 because the deal was subject to a successful physical exam. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
February 06, 2019 - 6:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Right-hander Jeremy Hellickson and the Washington Nationals have agreed in principle to a $1.3 million, one-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the deal was subject...
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Newly acquired player Kristaps Porzingis, left, responds to questions as head coach Rick Carlisle, center, and team owner Mark Cuban, right, listen during a news conferences where the newly acquired players were introduced in Dallas, Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
February 04, 2019 - 7:59 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis won't play for the Mavericks this season while continuing his recovery from a knee injury after Dallas acquired the 2018 All-Star in a blockbuster trade with the New York Knicks. As for the next 20 years, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said Monday he envisions Porzingis...
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FILE - This June 15, 2016, file photo shows AT&T Park from an overhead view as the San Francisco Giants play the Milwaukee Brewers during a baseball game in San Francisco. The Oakland Raiders are in talks with the Giants about playing their home games next season at Oracle Park, formerly known as AT&T Park. A person with knowledge of the negotiations said Sunday night, Feb. 3, 2019, the two sides are in discussions, but no deal has been reached. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because nothing has been finalized. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
February 04, 2019 - 1:27 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Oakland Raiders are in talks with the Giants about playing their home games next season at Oracle Park in San Francisco. A person with knowledge of the negotiations said Sunday night the two sides are in discussions, but no deal has been reached. The person spoke to The...
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President Donald Trump walks with his wife first lady Melania Trump and their son Barron Trump on the tarmac of Andrews Air Force Base, Md., to switch from Marine One to Air Force One that will take the first family for the weekend at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
February 03, 2019 - 7:13 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump claimed that "a lot of people" from the NFL have been calling and thanking him for signing legislation addressing concerns with the criminal justice system. Trump also said during an interview broadcast Sunday that he and NFL Commissioner Roger...
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Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz speaks Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, at an event to promote his book, "From the Ground Up," in Seattle. Schultz has faced a rocky reception since he announced earlier in January that he's considering an independent presidential bid. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
February 01, 2019 - 5:03 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — "Grande ego. Venti mistake": That was the message protesters had for former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz as he returned to his hometown of Seattle after announcing that he's mulling an independent run for president. Several dozen protesters gathered outside a downtown theater before...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady speaks with members of the media during a news conference Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, ahead of the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game against Los Angeles Rams in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
February 01, 2019 - 1:32 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Who's No. 1 in football? When it comes to merchandise sales, who else but Tom Brady? According to the NFLPA Top 50 Player Sales List, based on total sales of all officially licensed NFL player merchandise from March-November 2018 — the most updated survey available — the quarterback...
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David Schwartz, of Bellevue, Wash., yells as he takes part in a protest outside a book-promotion event held by former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Seattle. Schultz has faced a rocky reception since he announced earlier in January that he's considering an independent presidential bid. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
January 31, 2019 - 11:32 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — "Grande ego. Venti mistake": That was the message protesters had for former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz as he returned to his hometown of Seattle on Thursday after announcing that he's mulling an independent run for president. Several dozen protesters gathered outside a downtown...
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NFL Players Association President Eric Winston, left, talks with Executive Director DeMaurice Smith during a news conference at the media center for the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
January 31, 2019 - 6:48 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Two years before the labor agreement with the NFL runs out, the players' union is gathering a war chest it hopes it doesn't need. Union leaders, however, expect a work stoppage in 2021, while not exactly inevitable, will be difficult to avoid. "We feel good where we are, the lines we...
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Kyle Williams, right, and his son Grant, 8, of Monroe, Ga., watch a video while waiting in line to see the Vince Lombardi Trophy at the NFL Experience ahead of Sunday's Super Bowl 53 football game between the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots in Atlanta, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
January 31, 2019 - 4:02 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on Super Bowl 53 (all times EST): 4 p.m. As chairman of the Miami Super Bowl Host Committee, Rodney Barreto is eager to show the NFL what it has been missing. Next year the game will be played in Miami for the first time since 2010, and Barreto predicts visitors are "going...
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In this Aug. 12, 2018, photo, Canberra Raiders' Sam Williams, left, and Joey Leilua react during a Round 22 NRL rugby match between the Canberra Raiders and the Wests Tigers at GIO Stadium in Canberra, Australia. An Australian football team says it wants to continue Huawei’s longest-ever sports sponsorship despite the Chinese communication giant’s legal wrangle with the United States and its ban from Australia's 5G networks. Huawei has been the major sponsor of the Raiders since 2012 and will consider this year extending its first sponsorship contract with a sports team anywhere in the world. (Lukas Coch/AAP Images via AP)
January 31, 2019 - 5:42 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian rugby league team wants to continue Huawei's longest-ever sports sponsorship despite the Chinese communication giant's ban from Australia's 5G networks and legal wrangle with the United States. Huawei has been the major sponsor of the Canberra Raiders, the...
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