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Professional Baseball | February 23, 2017
Bucs' Marte set for center field
BRADENTON, Fla. — Starling Marte, the guy displacing Andrew McCutchen in center field for the Pittsburgh Pirates this year, hasn't played the position regularly since the minor leagues.
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Professional Auto Racing | February 23, 2017
Dale Jr. would retire with NASCAR title
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Upon further review, hoisting a championship trophy is exactly how Dale Earnhardt Jr. wants to end his career.
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Professional | February 23, 2017
In Brief
Sports doctor faces multiple charges
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Professional | February 22, 2017
Kang ruling coming March 3
SEOUL, South Korea — Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang appeared in a South Korean court today as judges heard arguments in a trial over charges that he fled the scene after slamming a car into a guardrail while driving under the influence of alcohol.
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Professional Hockey | February 22, 2017
Crosby, Malkin key win
RALEIGH, N.C. — Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin spent more time in the penalty box than usual for the Pittsburgh Penguins.
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Professional Auto Racing | February 22, 2017
Johnson chasing 8th NASCAR title
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Jimmie Johnson might have had an easier time had his 6-year-old daughter asked for help with a school art project. Genevieve Johnson instead left dad briefly bewildered with a messier question:
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Professional Baseball | February 22, 2017
Joyce latest ump to retire from MLB
NEW YORK — Jim Joyce has joined John Hirschbeck, Tim Welke and Bob Davidson in retiring from Major League Baseball’s umpire staff.
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Professional Baseball | February 22, 2017
Wieters joining Nats
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — After waiting and waiting to find a free-agent deal, four-time All-Star catcher Matt Wieters finally found a match with the Washington Nationals.
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Professional Basketball | February 22, 2017
Magic in charge of L.A. Lakers
With the Los Angeles Lakers mired in the worst years in franchise history, owner Jeanie Buss has turned to Magic Johnson to lead them back to championship contention.
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Professional Baseball | February 22, 2017
No comeback plans on tap for Yanks’ Rodriguez
TAMPA, Fla. — Alex Rodriguez maintains he will not attempt a comeback.
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Professional Baseball | February 21, 2017
Nutting keeping patient approach
BRADENTON, Fla. — The Pittsburgh Pirates missed the playoffs last season for the first time in four years, but that won’t cause chairman Bob Nutting to abandon the team’s steady, build-from-within approach.
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Other Professional Sports | February 21, 2017
Derby, Preakness winner Charismatic found dead in stall
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Former Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Charismatic, whose bid for the Triple Crown ended with a dramatic leg injury as he neared the finish line in the Belmont Stakes, has died at a thoroughbred retirement farm in Kentucky.
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Professional Baseball | February 21, 2017
Ex-Pirate Locke deals with bicep tendinitis
Former Pirate left-hander Jeff Locke has stopped throwing for a few days due to bicep tendinitis. The Marlins expect him to resume his program by the end of the week.
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Professional Baseball | February 21, 2017
Swisher, A-Rod coaching Yanks
TAMPA, Fla. — Nick Swisher has arrived as a New York Yankees guest spring training instructor and Alex Rodriguez is on deck.
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Professional Hockey | February 20, 2017
Wings still in flight toward playoffs
PITTSBURGH — Admittedly not where they want to be in the standings, the Detroit Red Wings still have plenty of fight left.
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Professional Auto Racing | February 20, 2017
Elliott, Earnhardt start 1-2 at Daytona
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — It’s impossible to tell the history of NASCAR without mentioning Elliott and Earnhardt.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Golf | February 20, 2017
Johnson becomes world’s No. 1 golfer
LOS ANGELES — Dustin Johnson’s raw talent and a trophy case that keeps growing allowed him to believe he was the best player in golf.
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Professional Baseball | February 20, 2017
Yankee arbitration hearing goes bitter
PHOENIX — Baseball union chief Tony Clark called the public comments surrounding the salary arbitration hearing involving Yankees reliever Dellin Betances “unprecedented” and “unprofessional.”
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Professional Hockey | February 18, 2017
Weary Pens nipped
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Pittsburgh Penguins and Columbus Blue Jackets provided a sellout crowd at Nationwide Arena with a captivating look at what the first round of the playoffs might look like.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Baseball | February 18, 2017
McCutchen calls move to right difficult
BRADENTON, Fla. — Andrew McCutchen began what could be his final spring training with the Pittsburgh Pirates by moving to a new position.
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Professional Baseball | February 18, 2017
Westbrook, Durant reunion adds awkward spice to All-Star game
NEW ORLEANS — Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant had plenty to say at their first All-Star appearance.
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Professional Baseball | February 18, 2017
Swisher officially retires
At spring training with the New York Yankees as a guest instructor, Nick Swisher says he has retired as a player.
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Professional Auto Racing | February 18, 2017
NASCAR hopes for big boost
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR has a new sponsor, a new format and welcomes back its most popular driver, all providing optimism for a series eager to halt a steady decline in attendance, ratings and sponsorship.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Hockey | February 17, 2017
Sidney strikes for 1,000
PITTSBURGH — It was, in many ways, Sidney Crosby’s remarkable career distilled to its essence. Game on the line. A wide-open net. A race to the puck. These are the moments the Pittsburgh Penguins star embraces as well as anyone in his sport.
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Professional Football | February 17, 2017
Steelers, Brown talking new deal
PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers are following through on their promise to offer All-Pro wide receiver Antonio Brown a new contract.
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Professional Baseball | February 17, 2017
Watson loses in arbitration
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Reliever Tony Watson has lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates in salary arbitration and will make $5.6 million this year rather than $6 million.
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Professional Baseball | February 17, 2017
Nova thrilled to stay a Pirate
BRADENTON, Fla. — Ivan Nova is happy to be back with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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Professional Football | February 17, 2017
Albert, Williams cut loose by Miami
DAVIE, Fla. — Left tackle Branden Albert was among four players released Thursday by the Miami Dolphins, clearing the way for 2016 first-round draft pick Laremy Tunsil to move over from guard.
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Professional Football | February 17, 2017
Jets’ Revis facing 5 charges
PITTSBURGH — New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis faces five pending charges, including two counts of aggravated assault, after allegedly being involved in a fight with two men last weekend.
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