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July 15, 2014 - 5:35pm
1 week 6 days ago

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — An autographed baseball glove that Lou Gehrig gave to a Connecticut man when he was a boy has sold for $287,500.

Officials with Hunt Auctions said the glove sold Tuesday at auction in Minneapolis. They didn't disclose the name of the buyer.

Howard Henderson, a 92-year-old Greenwich (GREN'-ich) resident, says the New York Yankees slugger gave him the glove in the mid-1930s. It's signed: "To Howard. I hope you have much luck...

July 15, 2014 - 5:32pm
1 week 6 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Wisconsin coach and NBA executive Stu Jackson has been hired by the Big East as to be senior associate commissioner.

Jackson will oversee men's basketball operations and strategic planning. He spent the 2013-14 season as a game analyst for Big East basketball on Fox Sports 1 and as a studio analyst on NBA TV.

Jackson spent 13 years in the NBA, most recently as executive vice president of basketball operations. He also spent six...

July 15, 2014 - 5:28pm
1 week 6 days ago

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is preparing to welcome back a senior point guard while monitoring the status of an ailing post player.

Ariel Massengale is looking forward to returning for her senior season after missing the final 16 games of the 2013-14 season with a head injury. Massengale, who also underwent offseason surgery on her right knee, said her head feels better now and that she's hoping to be 100 percent by the start of the school year next month....

July 15, 2014 - 5:25pm
1 week 6 days ago

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig can envision Montreal making a bid to return to the major leagues.

The Expos joined the National League for the 1969 season and remained in the big leagues through 2004 before moving to Washington and becoming the Nationals.

While the Expos failed to draw 1 million spectators to Olympic Stadium in any of their final seven seasons, a total of 96,350 fans attended a pair of exhibition games there in...

July 15, 2014 - 5:17pm
1 week 6 days ago

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Major League Baseball players say they may consider whether to discuss a possible ban on chewing tobacco when they negotiate their next labor contract in two years. For now, they hope individuals decide on their own to stop dipping.

Players' union head Tony Clark said Monday that several of his members have quit cold turkey following the death of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn on June 16 from oral cancer.

While the use of smokeless...

July 15, 2014 - 5:13pm
1 week 6 days ago

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Former NHL coach Tom Renney has been hired as president and chief executive officer of Hockey Canada.

He succeeds Bob Nicholson, who resigned this year after running the governing body for more than 15 years. Renney called the appointment an "absolute privilege" at a news conference Tuesday.

Renney spent parts of eight seasons as an NHL coach from 1996 through 2012 with Edmonton, the New York Rangers and Vancouver. He was a...

July 15, 2014 - 5:08pm
1 week 6 days ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA guard Lauren Holiday is ending her college basketball career after just 12 games over two seasons because of repeated head injuries.

The younger sister of former Bruins star and NBA player Jrue Holiday averaged 3.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists. Holiday, a redshirt freshman, will remain with the team as an undergraduate assistant and continue pursuing a sociology degree.

Coach Cori Close made the announcement on Tuesday...

July 15, 2014 - 5:07pm
1 week 6 days ago

SEATTLE (AP) — Alex Bentley scored 22 points and rookie Chiney Ogwumike had 14 points and 10 rebounds Tuesday, helping the Connecticut Sun beat the Seattle Storm 86-63 to snap a three-game skid.

Connecticut (10-13) had lost seven of eight.

Bentley scored 16 points during the first half. Ogwumike got into double figures for the 20th time in her first 21 games. The double-double was her eighth. Kelsey Bone added 16 points off the bench....

July 15, 2014 - 4:46pm
1 week 6 days ago

TORONTO (AP) — Drunken driving charges have been dropped against Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas.

Lawyer Alan Gold said in an email that authorities "agreed with us that there was no reasonable prospect of conviction."

Valanciunas was arrested in April in Wasaga Beach, Ontario, before the Raptors started a first-round playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets.

Police had followed up on a report that a vehicle went through...

July 15, 2014 - 4:43pm
1 week 6 days ago

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin didn't shed much light on the competition to replace star quarterback Johnny Manziel.

Sumlin's first podium question Tuesday at Southeastern Conference media days was about, What's it like to not have Manziel?

He'd already tried to head off question about the competition between sophomore Kenny Hill and highly touted freshman Kyle Allen. That question will be answered on the field not at a podium...

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