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February 12, 2016 - 6:38pm
20 hours 8 min ago

TORONTO (AP) — New York Knicks All-Star Carmelo Anthony has been elected to the NBA Players Association's executive committee as a vice president.

Anthony was voted in by players Friday during a meeting at All-Star weekend.

The veteran joins close friends Chris Paul, the union president, and LeBron James, who was elected a vice president last year, on the nine-player committee.

Players and owners have until December to declare if...

February 12, 2016 - 6:37pm
20 hours 8 min ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — Pitcher Tommy Hunter and the Cleveland Indians have agreed to a one-year contract.

A 29-year-old right-hander, Hunter was 4-2 with a 4.18 ERA in 58 relief appearances for Baltimore and the Chicago Cubs, who acquired him on July 31 for outfielder Junior Lake.

Primarily a starter from 2008-12, Hunter has pitched out of the bullpen for the past three seasons. He has a 46-33 career record with a 4.31 ERA in 75 starts and 209 relief...

February 12, 2016 - 6:35pm
20 hours 8 min ago

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Sung Kang of South Korea had to scramble for par on the last hole Friday to set the course record at Monterey Peninsula with an 11-under 60. It gave him a share of the lead with Hiroshi Iwata, with Phil Mickelson in contention again at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

On another gorgeous day, Mickelson and Kang each raised talk about a 59.

Mickelson was 7 under through 10 holes at Monterey Peninsula, with a pair of par 5s...

February 12, 2016 - 6:25pm
20 hours 18 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Closer Aroldis Chapman and the New York Yankees have agreed to a one-year contract worth $11,325,000, avoiding salary arbitration.

Acquired from Cincinnati in December, Chapman had asked for $13.1 million and had been offered $9 million when the sides exchanged figures last month. The agreement Friday was $275,000 above the midpoint.

Chapman threw the 62 fastest pitches in the major leagues last season, ranging from 103.92 to 102.36...

February 12, 2016 - 6:23pm
20 hours 18 min ago

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The contracts of defensive end Quinton Coples and cornerback Brice McCain have been terminated by the Miami Dolphins, saving the team about $10 million in salary cap space.

Coples, a former first-round draft pick, was acquired off waivers from the New York Jets in November and played in six games as a reserve. McCain, a seven-year veteran, spent one season with Miami and started 11 games in 2015.

The Dolphins made the moves Friday...

February 12, 2016 - 6:23pm
20 hours 18 min ago

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina coach Roy Williams doesn't sound worried about the vertigo that sidelined him for part of Tuesday's win at Boston College.

The 65-year-old coach Friday was instead eager to reiterate he's OK and crack jokes while talking about a two-decade history with vertigo going back to his time at Kansas. He says he feels fine and said it was "the first time it's ever happened in a basketball game, that public."


February 12, 2016 - 6:19pm
20 hours 18 min ago

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville coach Rick Pitino says he won't bring back injured junior forward Mangok Mathiang now that the No. 13 Cardinals are out of postseason following a self-imposed ban.

The 6-foot-10 Mathiang broke his left foot Dec. 19 against Western Kentucky and was expected to miss six to eight weeks after surgery. He had been working out and Pitino said Friday he considered playing him in the postseason.

But Louisville announced the...

February 12, 2016 - 5:59pm
21 hours 18 min ago

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have hired Joe McIlvaine as senior adviser of player personnel.

McIlvaine will work with the front office staff at the major league level and help with scouting, with a strong focus on this year's draft.

McIlvaine was the New York Mets executive vice president of baseball operations from July 1993 thru July 1997.

Most recently, he worked with the Seattle Mariners as special assistant to the...

February 12, 2016 - 5:49pm
21 hours 18 min ago

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — FC Porto rallied to defeat Benfica 2-1 on Friday, snapping the rival's eight-game winning streak and getting back to the title race at the Portuguese league.

Greek forward Konstantinos Mitroglou put Benfica ahead in the 18th minute at its Stadium of Light, but Mexican midfielder Hector Herrera equalized in the 28th and Cameroon striker Vincent Aboubakar scored Porto's winner in a breakaway in the 65th.

Porto moved within three...

February 12, 2016 - 5:42pm
21 hours 58 min ago

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves say they are planning a new Hank Aaron statue at SunTrust Park, which will open in 2017.

The Braves said in a statement released Friday they no longer will contest the fate of the Aaron statue which now sits at the main entrance to Turner Field.

The team had said Wednesday Aaron should decide the fate of his current statue. The Atlanta Fulton County Recreation Authority says it owns rights to the statue. The Braves...

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