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Reds’ Bauer says tipping pitches for Dodgers all in fun

By Gary Schatz Associated Press GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Trevor Bauer thinks his decision to tip pitches for a Los Angeles Dodgers batter during a spring training game and the resulting attention are good for baseball. The Cincinnati Reds’ outspoken starter signaled pitches to the ...

Yelich stays quiet amid reports of new contract with Brewers

By Jay Cohen AP Sports Writer PHOENIX (AP) — Christian Yelich is staying quiet when it comes to his contract situation with the Milwaukee Brewers. While Yelich is brushing off questions about his new deal, his teammates are all-too-happy to sing his praises. The 28-year-old is ...

Italian sport to take place without fans until April 3

By DANIELLA MATAR Associated Press MILAN (AP) — All sporting events in Italy will take place without fans present for at least the next month due to the virus outbreak in the country, the Italian government announced on Wednesday. That will likely see the Italian soccer league resume in ...

Smoke returns: Stewart plans to race on Indy road course

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Smoke is hoping to kiss the bricks one more time. NASCAR Hall of Famer driver Tony Stewart announced plans Wednesday to drive in the Xfinity Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 4. The three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and 2020 Hall of Fame inductee will ...

Pirates sanitize LECOM Park as proactive measure vs. virus

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have given their spring training home a deep clean as a proactive measure after a man in Manatee County tested positive for coronavirus. Pirates spokesman Brian Warecki said workers sanitized the clubhouse, press box, concession stands and other ...

Iowa hoping season dominance carries over to Big Ten meet

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's top-ranked wrestling team made it through the regular season undefeated. Ten of the Hawkeyes' 13 dual-meet wins came against nationally ranked teams, including a 13-day stretch in January in which they defeated Nebraska, Ohio State and Penn State — all teams ...

UMKC, Chicago State men’s hoops not traveling due to virus

SEATTLE (AP) — Missouri-Kansas City has joined Chicago State in canceling a trip to Seattle for a regularly scheduled Western Athletic Conference men's basketball game this week over concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, the conference announced Wednesday. UMKC was scheduled to play ...

Crosby collects 800th assist, Penguins top Senators

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby scored and collected his 800th career assist as the Pittsburgh Penguins ended a six-game losing streak with a 7-3 win over Ottawa on Tuesday night. Crosby became the 32nd player in NHL history to reach the 800-assist plateau when he earned the secondary assist ...

Judge, Stanton likely to start on IL; Sale elbow hurting

Injured New York Yankees outfielders Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton are likely to miss New York's opener at Baltimore on March 26. Judge is having more tests to determine the cause of soreness in the right pectoral area near his shoulder. Judge has not hit on the field since spring training ...

Rose has sprained ankle, to be re-evaluated in 2 weeks

DETROIT (AP) — Pistons guard Derrick Rose has a sprained right ankle and is expected to be re-evaluated in two weeks. The team announced Tuesday that Rose had an MRI that confirmed a grade two sprain. The 31-year-old Rose is averaging 18.1 points per game this season, his highest output ...

Japan Olympic Minister: Games could be held any time in 2020

By YURI KAGEYAMA and MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Olympic minister said Tuesday the contract to hold the Tokyo Games only specifies the event has to be held during 2020. Seiko Hashimoto's response to a question in the upper house of parliament implies the Olympics ...

List of sports events affected by the virus from China

By The Associated Press undefined ARCHERY ISSF International Solidarity Championships in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Feb. 22-28 postponed. World Cup in Shanghai from May 4-10 cancelled. ATHLETICS World indoor championships in Nanjing from March 13-15 postponed to March 2021. Hong Kong Marathon ...

Bucks, at 52-9 so far, have reached some rare NBA air

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer It's reasonable to think Milwaukee is not going to win all 21 of its remaining games, which means not all is lost for the Golden State Warriors this season. They'll still be the only team in NBA history to win 73 games. The Warriors were a record 73-9 in ...

NBA to players: Avoid high-fives as virus concern grows

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer MIAMI (AP) — The NBA has told players to avoid high-fiving fans and strangers and avoid taking any item for autographs, the league's latest response in its ongoing monitoring of the coronavirus crisis that has spread to most corners of the planet. The ...

No. 4 Baylor holds on for 71-68 overtime win over Texas Tech

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer WACO, Texas (AP) — With the shot clock winding down in overtime and a defender in his face, Baylor guard MaCio Teague quickly stepped back behind the line and hit a 3-pointer. "That was crazy, saved the day like Superman," Bears guard Jared Butler said. ...

Bowman holds off Busch bros at Fontana

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Before Alex Bowman started looking for tattoo shops somewhere between Los Angeles and Phoenix, he celebrated a win that suggested even more permanent success ahead for the hard-working driver and his resurgent team. Bowman raced to his second career NASCAR Cup Series ...

Penn State settles ‘outstanding issues’ with Paterno family

By Mark Scolforo Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Penn State and the family of the late head football coach Joe Paterno announced Friday they have resolved "outstanding issues" that had divided them, eight years after he was fired following Jerry Sandusky's child molestation ...

Union mulls terms approved by NFL owners for new labor deal

By Barry Wilner AP Pro Football Writer NEW YORK (AP) — NFL player representatives decided Friday to not vote on a new labor deal approved by team owners. Instead, the NFL Players Association is seeking more negotiations with the league next week. "Today the NFLPA Board of Players ...

Lake Placid celebrates its Olympic past, and eyes its future

By Tim Reynolds AP Sports Writer LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — The benefits of a miracle have been reaped in Lake Placid for 40 years. The plan now is to keep those miracles — and miracle-seekers — coming. Parts of Lake Placid's sports landscape are largely under construction again these ...

Yankees’ Severino frustrated by being shut down again

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees right-hander Luis Severino says it is “definitely frustrating” to be shut down in spring training for the second consecutive year. Severino has right forearm soreness near the elbow, which has been an off and on issue since October. “It’s more ...