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FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 5, 2016 file photo, Timo Boll carries the flag of Germany during the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Athletes in Germany have scored a victory over Olympic restrictions on games-times advertising. A German federal agency says "abusive" limits on Olympic promotional activities should be relaxed. The Federal Cartel Office says the Olympic Charter's rules are "too far-reaching and thus constitute abusive conduct." (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
February 27, 2019 - 11:38 am
GENEVA (AP) — In a win for athletes over Olympic restrictions, a German anti-trust agency has ruled that "abusive" limits on games-time promotional activities should be relaxed. The Olympic Charter's rules are "too far-reaching and thus constitute abusive conduct," the Federal Cartel Office said in...
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File-This Sept. 21, 2018, file photo shows Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado in the first inning during a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix. Arenado likes where he's at and the direction the Colorado Rockies are headed. So he's staying put. For possibly a long, long time. And for a chance to finish what this team has been brewing. The All-Star third baseman agreed to a $260 million, eight-year contract on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been finalized. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
February 26, 2019 - 7:43 pm
DENVER (AP) — Nolan Arenado likes where he's at and the direction the Colorado Rockies are headed. So he's staying put. For possibly a long, long time. And for a chance to finish what this team has been brewing. The All-Star third baseman and Rockies agreed to an eight-year contract on Tuesday, and...
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February 25, 2019 - 4:41 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft visited a Florida massage parlor for sex acts the night before and the morning of last month's AFC Championship Game, authorities said Monday in documents charging him with two misdemeanor counts of soliciting prostitution. Kraft...
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February 24, 2019 - 8:43 pm
RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico (AP) — Martin Trainer won the Puerto Rico Open on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title, closing with a 5-under 67 at windy Coco Beach Golf and Country Club for a three-stroke victory over four players. Making his 11th PGA Tour start, Trainer birdied four of the last 10 holes...
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February 23, 2019 - 11:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Claude Giroux reigned again as Philadelphia's captain in the clutch. Giroux's shield provided little relief from the heavy rain that turned the ice into such a puddled mess that it needed a squeegee more than a Zamboni. His visor fogged up and he was busy knocking raindrops off...
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February 22, 2019 - 9:39 pm
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Robert Kraft, the billionaire owner of the New England Patriots, faces charges of soliciting a prostitute after he was twice videotaped in a sex act at a shopping-center massage parlor in Florida, police said Friday. The 77-year-old Kraft denied any wrongdoing. The case comes...
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February 22, 2019 - 12:13 pm
A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that versatile Marwin Gonzalez and the Minnesota Twins have agreed to a $21 million, two-year contract. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Friday because the agreement is subject to a successful physical. Gonzalez...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2019, file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks during NBA All-Star festivities in Charlotte, N.C. A person with knowledge of the matter says that the NBA recently sent a proposal to the National Basketball Players Association about lowering the minimum age to enter the NBA Draft from 19 to 18, as the sides continuing moving toward eliminating the "one-and-done" policy that has many elite players going to college for one season. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
February 21, 2019 - 5:44 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The NBA and its players are continuing to move forward on plans to eliminate the "one-and-done" rule in college basketball, something that the sides have been working toward for months. The league has sent a proposal to the National Basketball Players Association on lowering the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2018, file photo, Milwaukee Brewers' Mike Moustakas hits an RBI single during the eighth inning of Game 2 of the National League Divisional Series baseball game against the Colorado Rockies in Milwaukee. A person familiar with the negotiations says Moustakas and the Brewers are nearing a deal that would keep the third baseman in Milwaukee for a guarantee of about $10 million. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, because the agreement will be subject to a successful physical. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
February 19, 2019 - 6:24 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Mike Moustakas fell one win shy of reaching the World Series with the Milwaukee Brewers. "I think we had some unfinished business after last year," Moustakas said Tuesday after finalizing a $10 million, one-year deal with the Brewers. "I loved playing here last year. It was a lot of...
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2019, file photo, Rob Manfred, commissioner of Major League Baseball, speaks during a news conference at owners meetings in Orlando, Fla. Players' union head Tony Clark criticized baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred for blaming players’ demands for the slow free agent market and said an increasing number of teams make little effort to "justify the price of a ticket." (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
February 19, 2019 - 6:19 pm
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred predicts top free agents will all get deals and the second slow free-agent market won't have lasting significance. "In some ways I feel like it's a little much ado about nothing if in fact those players all sign at the end of the day," he...
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