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NBA hands Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic $25K fine

NEW YORK — The NBA fined Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic $25,000 for using derogatory and offensive language during a postgame interview. Jokic made his comments to the media following the...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Most Improved Players playing key roles at halfway point

NEW YORK — Established superstars such as Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers grab all the attention when their teams do well. But a team’s success or failure can often be determined by which players make...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Teams, agents wonder if MLB’s slow market will repeat

CARLSBAD, Calif. — Agent John Boggs stood in the lobby at the hotel hosting the general managers’ meetings and talked about last winter, when dozens of free agents remained unsigned after spring...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Developing young QBs in NFL a tricky balancing act

NEW YORK – Start them right away? Ease ‘em in? Have them sit a whole season? When it comes to developing young quarterbacks in the NFL, it all depends on who you talk to. Some teams think it’s best...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Senators players filmed trashing team, coach while in Uber

Seven players from the Ottawa Senators have apologized after a video surfaced showing them insulting the team and an assistant coach during an Uber ride, the latest bit of humiliation for the...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

USMNT roster will feature its young fab four for friendlies vs. England, Italy

Barring any injuries this week, the U.S. men’s national soccer team will enter its final activities of the year with four young cornerstones together in training camp for the first time. In naming...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

NBA, NFL stars explain why ‘voting feels more important than ever’

Warriors coach Steve Kerr, members of the NFL Players Coalition and former NBA MVP Stephen Curry agree: This year, voting feels different. It’s more than just a nuisance or chore, something you...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Murray scores 48 as Nuggets beat Celtics 115-107

DENVER – Jamal Murray simply got caught up in the moment when he hoisted a long shot with the clock winding down. He took some heat for it. No disrespect meant, he maintained. Murray scored a...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Steinbrenner, Piniella, Johnson on Hall ballot next month

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Late New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, former managers Lou Piniella, Davey Johnson and Charlie Manuel, and six players headed by Lee Smith are on the 10-man ballot for...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

John Elway says coach Vance Joseph’s job is safe for now

ENGLEWOOD – John Elway says he’s going to “stay the course” with Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph despite his 8-17 record. Elway told Broncos broadcasting partner Orange & Blue 760 that he’s...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

USOC moves to shut down USA Gymnastics after Nassar scandal

The U.S. Olympic Committee is moving to revoke USA Gymnastics’ status as the governing body for the sport at the Olympic level, meting out the nuclear option to an organization that has botched its...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

FanDuel inks deals with NHL, Devils for sports bets, fantasy

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – The wall that professional sports leagues in the U.S. fought so hard to maintain between themselves and legal sports betting continues to crumble. The four major pro sports...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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