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States put limits on transgender athletes

By Emily Wagster Pettus The Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. — The Mississippi House voted Wednesday to ban transgender athletes from competing on girls’ or women’s sports teams in the state’s schools and universities. The bill heads to Republican Gov. Tate Reeves in the next several ...

Yanks’ Boone getting pacemaker

he Associated Press NEW YORK — New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone is taking a leave of absence from the team to get a pacemaker and intends to return to work in a few days. New York said the procedure was likely to be performed later Wednesday at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa, ...

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Winslow II gets 14 years SAN DIEGO — Former NFL player Kellen Winslow II was sentenced Wednesday to 14 years in prison for multiple rapes and other sexual offenses against five women in Southern California, including one who was homeless when he attacked her in 2018. The 37-year-old son ...

SUV ‘black box’ examined from Tiger Woods wreck

LOS ANGELES — Detectives are looking at data from the “black box” of Tiger Woods’ SUV to get a clearer picture of what occurred during the Southern California rollover crash that seriously injured the golf star, authorities said Wednesday. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department ...

Raptors survive virus to play again

TORONTO (AP) —The Toronto Raptors will have enough players to get back on the floor tonight, after a pair of games earlier this week were postponed for virus-related issues. But the Raptors will be seriously short-handed when they host the Detroit Pistons in Tampa, Florida — with starters ...

Byron another surprise winner

HOMESTEAD, Fla. — After years of seeing a handful of drivers — the same guys, really — dominate NASCAR’s top level nearly every week, the Cup Series is experiencing a little parity to start the season. It’s a welcome sight for some. Others hope it’s a fleeting moment. William ...

Tiger Woods survives crash, but his career might not

The sheared-off front of the wrecked SUV told part of the story, and the officers on the scene filled in the rest. Tiger Woods was lucky to be alive, they said, thanks to modern safety technology and a big dose of good luck. Alive and well, no. But alive nonetheless. The good news — no, ...

Spring games this season will look a little different

On deck Sunday exhibition: Baltimore Orioles vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 1:05 p.m. The Associated Press Colorado Rockies infielder Ryan McMahon figures players can find plenty to do with any extra time they could get at the end of days if spring training games don’t go nine innings. “Maybe ...

Shift from IndyCar to NASCAR underway

The Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Santino Ferrucci spent four hours in the simulator Friday, picked up some Bojangles french fries and headed to the team shop for last-minute preparations for his NASCAR debut. Ferrucci is hitting a reset for the third time in his short career, ...

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Sorenstam still in the mix ORLANDO, Fla. — Annika Sorenstam went more than 12 years without playing on the LPGA Tour. Now she gets two more days. Sorenstam made three birdies after making the turn Friday at Lake Nona and posted a 1-under 71 in the Gainbridge LPGA. And even with the wrong ...

Some Olympic sponsors feel the heat

The Associated Press In one corner are the 15 leading Olympic sponsors, many household names like Airbnb, Coca-Cola, Visa, Toyota, Samsung and General Electric. Together they pay at least $1 billion to the International Olympic Committee, and in the next four-year Olympic cycle the payments ...

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Former coach kills himself LANSING, Mich. — A former U.S. Olympics gymnastics coach with ties to disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar killed himself Thursday, hours after being charged with turning his Michigan gym into a hub of human trafficking by coercing girls to train and then abusing ...

Tour will have to go on minus Woods

The Associated Press The PGA Tour without Tiger Woods was always inevitable purely because of age. His shattered right leg from his SUV flipping down a hill on a sweeping road through coastal Los Angeles suburbs only brings that closer. Golf wasn’t ready Wednesday to contemplate the ...

Youth movement no bother to Hamlin

By Jenna Fryer The Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Denny Hamlin is NASCAR’s current points leader and locked in at Joe Gibbs Racing with a contract extension inked at the start of his 17th season with the organization. So when an analyst suggested Hamlin and the JGR veterans ...

Bucs talking contract extension for Brady

The Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are open to giving Tom Brady a contract extension. General manager Jason Licht reiterated Wednesday that the Super Bowl champions would like to keep the 43-year-old quarterback in uniform for as long as Brady wants to play. Licht ...

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NIL bill could change drafts The latest federal bill related to college sports would allow athletes to earn money from endorsements, loosen restrictions around transfers and permit players to return to school after entering a professional league’s draft if they choose. The proposed ...

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Mariners CEO steps down SEATTLE — Seattle Mariners president and CEO Kevin Mather resigned Monday following the emergence of video where he expressed opinions about organizational strategy and his views on some players. Mariners Chairman John Stanton said Mather’s comments were ...

Hockey star denies Russian report

New York Rangers star Artemi Panarin is taking a leave of absence from the team after a Russian tabloid printed allegations from a former coach that he attacked a woman in Latvia almost a decade ago, which he denies. Andrei Nazarov, a former NHL enforcer who coached Panarin in the Kontinental ...

Bell snags first Cup victory

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Give him good cars and Christopher Bell will win races. But in his second race? With a new team? That seemed unlikely. Bell defied the odds Sunday and earned his first career Cup series victory — in just his second race since Joe Gibbs Racing pulled him back into ...

Djokovic earns 9th Aussie Open

MELBOURNE, Australia — Maybe, just maybe, the thinking went, Novak Djokovic would be just a tad more susceptible to trouble this time around at the Australian Open. After all, he tore an abdominal muscle in the third round and wasn’t sure he could continue to compete. Entering Sunday, ...