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FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, file photo, Michigan head coach Juwan Howard reacts to a call in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Michigan State, in Ann Arbor, Mich. Howard's 2021 class is rated No. 1 in the 247Sports composite. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
November 11, 2020 - 4:33 pm
Juwan Howard's coaching acumen was never in doubt when he took over as Michigan's coach in 2019. He played 19 NBA seasons, winning two titles with Miami, and spent six seasons as a Heat assistant under Erik Spoelstra. He clearly knows the game. The biggest question in Howard's return to his alma...
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FILE - In this July 29, 2020, file photo, a security guard wearing a face mask stands near a basketball arena inside thre NBA bubble at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The NBA had teams in the bubble for three months. The NHL playoff bubble lasted 65 days from the time teams arrived in Toronto and Edmonton, Alberta, until Tampa Bay won the Stanley Cup. Officials from both leagues beamed that mask, distancing and other protocols were still being followed strictly on the final day. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, File)
November 10, 2020 - 6:09 pm
It’s official: The NBA is coming back Dec. 22. The NBA's board of governors unanimously approved Tuesday the financial terms and other parameters that were negotiated between the league and its players. Those talks were completed late Monday night, when the league and National Basketball Players...
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In this still image from an online video news conference provided by the Boston Red Sox, manager Alex Cora speaks Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, at Fenway Park in Boston. Cora, who led the Red Sox to the 2018 World Series title, was rehired as manager less than a year after the team let him go because of his role in the Houston Astros' cheating scandal. (Boston Red Sox via AP)
November 10, 2020 - 4:47 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Alex Cora wants to make one thing clear — he deserved to have his dream job as manager of the Boston Red Sox taken away earlier this year. He also is eager to prove he is worthy of his second chance to direct the team he led to a World Series title in 2018. Cora was introduced as the...
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This photo from a Zoom press conference provided by the New York Mets shows New York Mets owner Steve Cohen, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. (New York Mets via AP)
November 10, 2020 - 4:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Steven Cohen promises splashes of cash Mets fans expect from his billions — within reason. “If I don’t win a World Series in the next three to five years, ” he said Tuesday, “I would consider that slightly disappointing.” Four days after buying the Mets from the Wilpon and Katz...
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FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2019, file photo, Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow speaks at a baseball World Series news conference in Washington. Former Houston Astros general manager Luhnow has filed a breach of contract lawsuit against the team, seeking more than $22 million in salary owed under his deal when he was fired in January. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
November 09, 2020 - 4:20 pm
Former Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow has filed a breach of contract lawsuit against the team, seeking more than $22 million in salary owed under his deal when he was fired in January. The suit, filed Monday in Harris County District Court in Houston, claims Luhnow was unaware a camera...
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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) throws a pass in the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)
November 08, 2020 - 5:15 pm
The Latest on Week 9 in the NFL (all times EST): 6:10 p.m. Ben Roethlisberger is back on the field for the second half after missing Pittsburgh’s final series before halftime while his left knee was evaluated in the locker room. Roethlisberger was injured on a hit from Dallas defensive tackle...
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Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, right, reacts with running back DeeJay Dallas, second from right, and other coaches after a play against the San Francisco 49ers during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
November 08, 2020 - 4:28 pm
Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll has signed a multiyear contract extension that will keep him tied with the team well past his 70th birthday. The Seahawks did not officially announce the deal, but Carroll spoke about it following the Seahawks' 44-34 loss to Buffalo on Sunday. The new deal is...
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November 08, 2020 - 2:32 pm
Avery Williamson is active for Pittsburgh against Dallas a week after the linebacker was acquired in a trade from the New York Jets. Williamson couldn’t join the team until Saturday because of COVID-19 protocols. But the Steelers put him on the 53-man roster the first day he was eligible and made...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2019, file photo, New York Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen pauses while speaking to the media following spring training baseball practice in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Van Wagenen and many of his top aides are out, moves announced less than an hour after hedge fund manager Steve Cohen completed his $2.4 billion purchase of the team Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
November 06, 2020 - 3:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — General manager Brodie Van Wagenen and many of his top aides left the New York Mets on Friday less than an hour after hedge fund manager Steve Cohen announced he completed his $2.4 billion purchase of the team. Special assistant to the general manager Omar Minaya, assistant general...
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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2019, file photo, Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora smiles from behind the batting cage during their first full squad workout at their spring training baseball facility in Ft. Myers, Fla. The Red Sox rehired Cora as manager Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, less than a year after letting him go because of his role in the Houston Astros cheating scandal. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
November 06, 2020 - 11:56 am
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox will rehire Alex Cora as manager, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press, restoring him to the dugout less than a year after letting him go because of his role in the Houston Astros cheating scandal. The person spoke to the AP on the...
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