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Dahlberg: 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 joined him Tuesday in the unemployment line, and it’s hard to believe anyone will ever give him another job that...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Broncos hire ex-Giants coach Pat Shurmur as offensive coordinator

ENGLEWOOD – Denver Broncos head coach Vic Fangio hired former New York Giants coach Pat Shurmur as his offensive coordinator Tuesday. Shurmur will become the Broncos’ fifth offensive play-caller in...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Red Sox manager Alex Cora fired in sign stealing scandal

BOSTON – The Boston Red Sox fired manager Alex Cora on Tuesday, a day after baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred implicated him in the sport’s sign-stealing scandal. Cora was the bench coach for the...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Astros look ahead after firing of Hinch and Luhnow

HOUSTON – The Houston Astros suddenly have a couple more holes to fill. Less than a month before the start of spring training, the American League champions are without a manager and general...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Petra Vlhova tops Shiffrin for second consecutive slalom win

FLACHAU, Austria – After her rare second straight defeat in a women’s World Cup slalom on Tuesday, Mikaela Shiffrin admitted to lacking confidence. Not that she felt overly confident when she was...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

WNBA sets new eight-year labor deal, raises average salary

NEW YORK – The WNBA and its union announced a tentative eight-year labor deal Tuesday that will allow top players to earn more than $500,000 while the average annual compensation will surpass six...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Australian Open qualifying begins as wildfires continue to rage

MELBOURNE, Australia – Smoke haze and poor air quality caused by wildfires temporarily suspended practice sessions for the Australian Open at Melbourne Park on Tuesday, but qualifying began later...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Top young US men’s players uncertain for Olympic soccer

CHICAGO – If the U.S. qualifies for this year’s Olympic men’s soccer tournament, it might decide that Christian Pulisic is better off remaining with Chelsea than going to Tokyo. “We might have the...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Houston Astros fire AJ Hinch, Jeff Luhnow for sign stealing

HOUSTON – The Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal cost manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow their jobs, and Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora could be next. Hinch and Luhnow were fired...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Broncos fire offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello

DENVER – The Denver Broncos are looking for their fifth offensive coordinator in five seasons after Vic Fangio changed his mind about keeping his coaching staff intact and fired Rich Scangarello on...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Nuggets get back on track with win over Clippers

DENVER – The Denver Nuggets put an ugly loss behind them with a statement win over a top-tier team. Nikola Jokic had 20 points and 15 rebounds, and the Nuggets withstood a big rally to beat the Los...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Packers hold off Seahawks to reach NFC title game

GREEN BAY, Wis. – Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers have relied more on character and resilience than offense or defense this season, lagging well behind past editions in aesthetics. This...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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