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Penn State settles ‘outstanding issues’ with Paterno family

By Mark Scolforo Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Penn State and the family of the late head football coach Joe Paterno announced Friday they have resolved "outstanding issues" that had divided them, eight years after he was fired following Jerry Sandusky's child molestation ...

Union mulls terms approved by NFL owners for new labor deal

By Barry Wilner AP Pro Football Writer NEW YORK (AP) — NFL player representatives decided Friday to not vote on a new labor deal approved by team owners. Instead, the NFL Players Association is seeking more negotiations with the league next week. "Today the NFLPA Board of Players ...

Lake Placid celebrates its Olympic past, and eyes its future

By Tim Reynolds AP Sports Writer LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — The benefits of a miracle have been reaped in Lake Placid for 40 years. The plan now is to keep those miracles — and miracle-seekers — coming. Parts of Lake Placid's sports landscape are largely under construction again these ...

Yankees’ Severino frustrated by being shut down again

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees right-hander Luis Severino says it is “definitely frustrating” to be shut down in spring training for the second consecutive year. Severino has right forearm soreness near the elbow, which has been an off and on issue since October. “It’s more ...

2-time Cy Young winner Kluber has ‘a lot to prove’ in Texas

By Stephen Hawkins AP Baseball Writer SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — After Corey Kluber was traded to Texas, his new manager got a lot of texts and calls from people saying what a phenomenal pitcher and person the Rangers got. The only message that surprised Chris Woodward was the one he got ...

No. 11 Louisville routs Syracuse 90-66 to end 2-game slide

By GARY B. GRAVES AP Sports Writer LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Consecutive losses prompted Louisville's captains to conduct a players-only meeting to sort things out. That discussion obviously put the No. 11 Cardinals on the same page in many phases considering how they handled ...

Rangers score 5 times in third period, top Blackhawks 6-3

MATT CARLSON Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — The New York Rangers, Mika Zibanejad and Chris Kreider have all gotten hot, and are ready to chase a playoff spot. Zibanejad and Kreider each had a goal and two assists as the Rangers scored five times in the third period and beat the Chicago ...

Johnson, Daniels help NC State rout No. 6 Duke 88-66

By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State overwhelmed sixth-ranked Duke so thoroughly that the Blue Devils' Hall of Fame coach could only describe his team as "never there" after a historically lopsided loss. Markell Johnson scored a career-high 28 ...

Moretti, Texas Tech top K-State 69-62, stay in 3rd in Big 12

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Davide Moretti flinched as a pass the Texas Tech guard wasn't expecting glanced off his back and bounced toward Kansas State's Cartier Diarra. When Diarra tried to get too fancy with the ensuing breakaway dunk and clanged a windmill attempt off the rim, Moretti made the ...

Galchenyuk scores in shootout, Wild beat Canucks 4-3

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Alex Galchenyuk scored the tying goal and the shootout winner as the Minnesota Wild beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 on Wednesday night and delivered new coach Dean Evason his first win as an NHL coach. "It's amazing," Evason said. "You hear things happen for ...

Mamukelashvili shot at buzzer lifts Seton Hall over Butler

By Tom Canavan AP Sports Writer NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — With the game tied and less than a second to play, Seton Hall coach Kevin Willard had a feeling Butler would be looking for Pirates’ leading scorer Myles Powell to get the ball. So he called a play Sandro Mamukelashvili, one he had ...

NFL free agent Greg Robinson jailed in Texas on pot charge

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — NFL offensive tackle Greg Robinson remained in a West Texas jail without bond Wednesday after federal agents said they found 157 pounds (71.21 kilograms) of marijuana in a rented vehicle in which he and two other people were riding. Robinson, 27, of Thibodeaux, ...

Beilein resigns as coach, says emotional goodbye to Cavs

By Tom Withers AP Sports Writer INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — John Beilein stood in front of the Cavaliers and emotionally explained why he’s leaving. This was goodbye. But even on his way out, the admired coach gave his players one last lesson. He showed them honesty, dignity and ...

Hamlin wins 3rd Daytona 500; Newman hospitalized

By Jenna Fryer AP Auto Racing Writer DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Newman flipped across the finish line, his Ford planted upside down and engulfed in flames, a grim reminder of a sport steeped in danger that has stretched nearly two decades without a fatality. At the finish line, ...

Hall of Fame golfer Mickey Wright dies at 85

By Terry Spencer Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Hall of Fame golfer Mickey Wright, who won 82 LPGA tournaments including 13 majors, died Monday of a heart attack, her attorney said. Wright was 85. Attorney Sonia Pawluc said Wright had been hospitalized in Florida for the ...

If at first: Ryan Braun back at 1B for OF-heavy Brewers

By Andrew Wagner Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Ryan Braun spent much of his first morning at spring training looking for equipment. The Milwaukee Brewers’ veteran outfielder is expecting to get significant time at first base this season after the team added Avisaíl García to a mix ...

Báez says Cubs lacked proper preparation last season

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. Associated Press MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Javier Báez wants his Chicago Cubs to be better prepared this season. The two-time All-Star said Sunday at spring training that he and the Cubs were lacking last year when it came to their pregame routines and work ...

Mike Trout rips cheating Astros, calls for bigger punishment

By Greg Beacham AP Sports Writer TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Mike Trout thinks the Houston Astros should pay more dearly for their cheating ways. The Los Angeles Angels’ three-time AL MVP ripped the Astros and questioned the discipline handed out by Major League Baseball on Monday after he ...

War of words on Astros scandal now involves partial tattoo

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The verbal sparring between the Houston Astros and others around the majors over the team's sign-stealing scandal is reaching new levels of absurdity — from accusations of illiteracy to claims about a player's partial tattoo. Yes, really. And spring training ...