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Baseball union head says rebuilding teams threaten integrity

NEW YORK – Baseball players’ union head Tony Clark says the number of rebuilding teams and unsigned free agents in a historically slow market threatens the sport’s integrity. “A record number of...

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

Pyeongchang Olympics could be last for Shiffrin, Vonn to share

Separated in age by about a decade, Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin head to the Pyeongchang Olympics as the past, present and future of ski racing in the United States and around the world. In...

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

Froome set to start Ruta del Sol in Andalucia despite doping investigation

MANCHESTER, England – Chris Froome will compete in the five-day Ruta del Sol in Andalucia this month despite being under investigation by cycling’s world governing body for failing a doping test....

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

Nick Foles a Super Bowl MVP and unlikely folk hero in Philadelphia

MINNEAPOLIS – Cast aside once in Philadelphia, Nick Foles delivered the city its first Super Bowl title, and he outdueled the great Tom Brady to do it. Foles, who took over when Carson Wentz...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Philadelphia Eagles fly past New England Patriots in epic Super Bowl

MINNEAPOLIS – The Philadelphia Eagles’ flight from last to first ended up with a Lombardi Trophy. In a record-setting shootout between Nick Foles and Tom Brady of the favored New England Patriots,...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Tom Brady oldest player to win NFL MVP

MINNEAPOLIS – For the third time, Tom Brady is the NFL’s Most Valuable Player. Now he goes for his sixth Super Bowl title, and perhaps with it a fifth MVP trophy for the NFL championship. Brady...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Rickie Fowler birdies last 3 holes to take Phoenix Open lead

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Rickie Fowler birdied the last three holes to take the lead in the Waste Management Phoenix Open, overcoming a sluggish start in front of the largest crowd in golf history....

DATE: Feb. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Brian Dawkins, Ray Lewis, Randy Moss, Terrell Owens, Brian Urlacher highlight NFL Hall of Fame class

MINNEAPOLIS – Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher terrorized opposing offenses from the middle of the field. Randy Moss and Terrell Owens did the same to defenses on the outside. The two hard-hitting...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Comeback Kings: Patriots thrive at late-game playoff rallies

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Tom Brady is the comeback king in the playoffs. From his past two Super Bowl wins to the AFC championship game rally against Jacksonville that got the Patriots to the NFL’s...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Lindsey Vonn beats rival for bittersweet 80th World Cup win

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany – Lindsey Vonn edged Sofia Goggia in a foretaste of the Pyeongchang Olympic downhill on Saturday, raising her career total to 80 World Cup victories. The American...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

With Olympics looming, U.S. skier Breezy Johnson scores career best

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany – With the Pyeongchang Olympics looming, American downhill skier Breezy Johnson has come close to fulfilling her dream: Sharing a podium with Lindsey Vonn. Johnson...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Watabe wins 4th straight Nordic combined World Cup event

HAKUBA, Japan – Akito Watabe of Japan won his fourth straight Nordic combined World Cup event on Saturday to enhance his position as a gold medal contender at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Watabe...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports