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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Adrian Beltre just wanted to work hard, be consistent and earn respect in the game. As a young player, he never even thought about historical numbers like 3,000 hits. "Never in my mind did I think that I was going to be in the position where I'm at right...
Andrei Markov is leaving the NHL after 16 seasons with the Montreal Canadiens to play in Russia's Kontinental Hockey League. Markov announced his decision on a conference call Thursday. He hopes to represent Russia in the Olympics next February in South Korea, which will happen...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — With Clayton Kershaw sidelined by injury, the Los Angeles Dodgers are in need of a dominant left-hander. Baseball's best team need look no farther than one locker past Kershaw's in the clubhouse. Alex Wood has been doing his best impression of the three-time...
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh says Joe Flacco will miss at least the first week of training camp because of a back injury. Harbaugh said Thursday that the Ravens likely will bring in another quarterback and haven't ruled out signing Colin...
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The "halo" cockpit head protection system that will be mandatory on Formula One cars next season protects drivers from the potentially fatal impact of objects like a loose wheel traveling at up to 225 kph (140 mph). Motor sport's governing body, FIA, has...
MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Teddy Bridgewater says he hasn't had any setbacks in his recovery from the massive injury to his left knee he suffered nearly a year ago in practice with the Minnesota Vikings. The fourth-year quarterback spoke to reporters Thursday for the first time since...
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey says Aaron Hernandez was in great spirits when they talked on the phone the day before the former New England Patriots tight end hanged himself in his cell in a maximum-security prison in Massachusetts. Pouncey and his twin,...
GENEVA (AP) — The corruption crisis in world soccer has removed another top FIFA official. Jailed in Spain on suspicion of financial wrongdoing as head of the Spanish football federation, Angel Maria Villar has resigned his top positions at FIFA and European governing body UEFA...
GENEVA (AP) — UEFA vice president Angel Maria Villar, who is being held in jail in Spain on suspicion of corruption, has resigned from the European soccer body. In a statement on Thursday, UEFA said Villar offered his resignation a day earlier "as vice president of UEFA and...