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California court throws out caddie lawsuit against PGA Tour

AP-heads-latest5-glf-golf - 5 hours 37 min ago
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Caddies have lost their class-action lawsuit against the PGA Tour claiming they were forced to wear bibs that made them "human billboards." (...)
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Big-wave surfers gather in Hawaii for prestigious event

AP-heads-expanded-latest-sports - 5 hours 52 min ago
HALEIWA, Hawaii (AP) — "Eddie would go." That's the mantra of the Quicksilver big wave surf competition in memory of Eddie Aikau, a Native Hawaiian surfer famous for riding monster waves and saving hundreds of lives as Waimea Bay's first official lifeguard. (...)
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Paris secures sponsors; presents logo for 2024 Olympic bid

AP-heads-expanded-latest-sports - 5 hours 59 min ago
PARIS (AP) — Paris ramped up its bid for the 2024 Olympics on Tuesday, securing about 8 million euros ($8.9 million) in four sponsorship deals and presenting its Eiffel Tower-shaped logo in a ceremony on the Champs Elysees. (...)
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Kenya planning on track for Rio Olympics; No Zika boycott

AP-heads-expanded-latest-sports - 5 hours 59 min ago
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya is preparing as planned for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics while also monitoring the outbreak of the Zika virus in Brazil, the official in charge of the country's team said Tuesday. (...)
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Holy trees spark debate on future of Olympic downhill course

AP-heads-expanded-latest-sports - 5 hours 59 min ago
JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) — The long-term future of the downhill course for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics is coming under the spotlight this weekend at the Alpine skiing test event for the games. (...)
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IAAF looking into claims of state-sanctioned doping in China

AP-heads-expanded-latest-sports - 5 hours 59 min ago
BEIJING (AP) — The IAAF is investigating the authenticity of a two-decade-old letter published in Chinese media that suggests state-sanctioned doping in the 1990s, and casts doubt on the longstanding world records set by Wang Junxia in the women's 3,000 and 10,000 meters. (...)
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Pyeongchang organizers at 70 percent of sponsorship target

AP-heads-expanded-latest-sports - 5 hours 59 min ago
JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) — South Korean organizers of the 2018 Winter Olympics have reached 70 percent of their target of 870 billion won ($728 million) in domestic sponsorships. (...)
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Ennis-Hill to miss indoor season, hopes to be fit for Rio

AP-heads-expanded-latest-sports - 5 hours 59 min ago
LONDON (AP) — Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill will miss the indoor season because of an Achilles injury. (...)
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Wozniacki to be Denmark's flag-bearer at Olympics in Rio

AP-heads-expanded-latest-sports - 5 hours 59 min ago
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Former top-ranked tennis player Caroline Wozniacki has been chosen to be Denmark's flag-bearer at the opening ceremony of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. (...)
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Weibrecht competes in Pyeongchang as wife goes into labor

AP-heads-expanded-latest-sports - 5 hours 59 min ago
JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) — With his wife about to give birth back home in Lake Placid, New York, American skier Andrew Weibrecht felt conflicted about traveling to Asia to test the downhill and super-G course that will be used for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics. (...)
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JD Martinez, Tigers finalize $18.5 million, 2-year deal

AP-heads-latest5-baseball-news - 6 hours 19 min ago
DETROIT (AP) — J.D. Martinez and the Detroit Tigers finalized their $18.5 million, two-year contract Wednesday, a deal that avoided salary arbitration. (...)
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Clippard says D-backs' potential drew him to Arizona

AP-heads-expanded-latest-sports - 6 hours 29 min ago
PHOENIX (AP) — Reliever Tyler Clippard says that Arizona's potential to contend for a title was a big reason he signed with the Diamondbacks. (...)
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Maple Leafs-Flames Sums

AP-heads-expanded-latest-sports - 6 hours 29 min ago
First Period_1, Calgary, Granlund 4 (Frolik, Brodie), 10:40 (sh). 2, Toronto, Holland 8 (Corrado, Hunwick), 11:34 (pp). 3, Calgary, Backlund 7 (D.Hamilton, Bennett), 18:03 (pp). Penalties_Stajan, Cal (holding), 9:56; Froese, Tor (holding), 11:54; Toronto bench, served by Parenteau (too many men), 17:57. (...)
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Wall, Wizards ruin Rambis' Knicks debut with 111-108 win

AP-heads-expanded-latest-sports - 6 hours 29 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — The Washington Wizards put the New York Knicks in the same kind of hole under Kurt Rambis they kept falling into under Derek Fisher. (...)
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California court throws out caddie lawsuit against PGA Tour

AP-heads-latest5-glf-golf - 6 hours 41 min ago
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Caddies have lost their class-action lawsuit against the PGA Tour claiming they were forced to wear bibs that made them "human billboards." (...)
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APNewsBreak: Kenya athletes allege doping bribery

AP-heads-expanded-latest-sports - 6 hours 54 min ago
EMBU, Kenya (AP) — Two Kenyan athletes serving four-year bans for doping at the 2015 world championships say the chief executive of Athletics Kenya, the country's governing body for track and field, asked them each for a $24,000 bribe to reduce their suspensions. (...)
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Klingberg gives Stars 4-3 win over Wild in OT

AP-heads-expanded-latest-sports - 7 hours 29 min ago
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — John Klingberg scored in overtime and Kari Lehtonen made 37 saves to win for the first time in more than a month and give the Dallas Stars a 4-3 victory Tuesday over Minnesota, the 11th loss in the last 12 games for the fading Wild. (...)
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2nd-seeded Cilic beats Muller to reach last 8 in Rotterdam

AP-heads-expanded-latest-sports - 7 hours 41 min ago
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Second-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia reached the World Tennis Tournament quarterfinals on Wednesday with a 7-6 (2), 7-6 (7) second-round win against Gilles Muller of Luxembourg. (...)
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Moreland's $5.7M deal with Rangers avoids arbitration

AP-heads-expanded-latest-sports - 8 hours 36 min ago
PHOENIX (AP) — First baseman Mitch Moreland has agreed to a $5.7 million, one-year contract with the Texas Rangers, avoiding a salary arbitration hearing set for Wednesday. (...)
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Ex-OSU star Clarett admits DUI, gets 2 years' probation

AP-heads-expanded-latest-sports - 8 hours 36 min ago
MOUNT GILEAD, Ohio (AP) — Former Ohio State star running back Maurice Clarett has admitted driving under the influence. (...)
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