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Yankees would be wise to acquire Kyle Schwarber to fill DH role

The Yankees wanted Shohei Otani mostly for his pitching, but they were also willing to let him hit as a DH when he wasn’t on the mound, so his refusal to consider playing in the Bronx raises the question of who will get those at-bats. GM Brian Cashman could plan on dividing them up among […]

Comments - 2:14 pm

Cavs’ Thomas nearing return

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Cavaliers All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas played 4-on-4 on Wednesday, a significant step in his recovery from a hip injury. Thomas, who has yet to make his debut with Cleveland, scrimmaged along with injured forward Tristan Thompson, rookies Cedi Osman and Ante Zizic, and members of the coaching staff. With coach Tyronn […]

Comments - 8:33 am

Pittsburgh Steelers rallying around injured linebacker Ryan Shazier

PITTSBURGH — Ryan Shazier’s locker sat untouched in a corner of the Pittsburgh Steelers locker room Wednesday save for one little piece: his yellow No. 50 practice jersey, which found its way into the hands and over the shoulders of good friend and fellow inside linebacker Vince Williams. While Williams and the rest of Shazier’s […]

Comments - 7:57 am

Troy Vincent: NFL to look at video reviews for targeting

NEW YORK — The NFL will look into adding targeting as a specific category for video review. Troy Vincent, the league’s football operations chief, says it is on the agenda to discuss with the competition committee and the players’ union after the season. In responding to questions about helmet-to-helmet hits and players launching to make […]

Comments - 6:50 am

Penguins shut down and out by Dustin Tokarski and rival Lehigh Valley

ALLENTOWN — For the third time in their last four games, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins surrendered a short-handed goal. And for the first time since last week’s shakeup in the cage, the Penguins were forced to pull a starting goaltender. Corban Knight had a goal and an assist Wednesday and Tyrell Gill sent Anthony Peters to […]

Comments - 10:50 pm

Aaron Boone knows he’s a rookie who has to prove himself to Yankees

NEW YORK — Aaron Boone was pulling into the driveway of his home in Scottsdale, Arizona, last Thursday, bringing 8-year-old daughter Bella home from school so his wife could drive her to a dance lesson, and he noticed a missed call from Brian Cashman. Boone called back the New York Yankees general manager as his […]

Comments - 7:57 pm

Putin will allow Russians to compete at Pyeongchang Olympics

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin won’t boycott the Pyeongchang Olympics. Putin said Wednesday his government will allow Russians to compete as neutral athletes at the upcoming games in South Korea. The International Olympic Committee has banned the Russian team from games as punishment for doping violations at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. The IOC, however, […]

Comments - 6:43 pm

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell signs 5-year contract extension

NEW YORK — Roger Goodell has signed a five-year contract extension to remain commissioner of the NFL through 2024. A memo from the NFL’s compensation committee to team owners and obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press confirms that Goodell and committee chairman Arthur Blank, owner of the Atlanta Falcons, have signed the extension. That extension […]

Comments - 6:30 pm

NFL Notebook: Chiefs suspend cornerback Marcus Peters for Raiders game

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Marcus Peters chucked an official’s flag into the stands, stalked off the field wearing a smile, then ran back onto it without wearing socks when he realized he hadn’t been ejected. Well, he won’t have to worry about socks on Sunday. Chiefs coach Andy Reid suspended the volatile young cornerback […]

Comments - 5:49 pm

Saquon Barkley wins Paul Hornung Award

STATE COLLEGE – Junior running back Saquon Barkley has been selected as the Paul Hornung Award winner as the most versatile player in college football. He is the first Penn State player to win the honor and the second-straight Big Ten student-athlete. Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers won the award last year. Barkley will be recognized at […]

Comments - 10:36 am - updated: 4:48 pm.

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