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February 9, 2016 - 8:12pm
12 min 9 sec ago

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets coach Todd Bowles has filled three vacancies on his staff, including promoting John Scott Jr. from defensive quality control coach to assistant defensive line coach.

The team also announced Tuesday that it has hired David Diaz-Infante as assistant offensive line coach, and Tim Atkins as Scott's replacement as defensive quality control coach.

Scott, a longtime college assistant, was hired last year by Bowles...

February 9, 2016 - 8:10pm
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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Second-ranked Maryland got 16 points from Rasheed Sulaimon and cruised past Bowie State 93-62 on Tuesday night for its school-record 27th consecutive home victory.

Taking a break from their rigorous Big Ten schedule, the Terrapins (22-3) enjoyed a stress-free encounter with Bowie State, a Division II school in Maryland.

Maryland coach Mark Turgeon went to his bench early and received a solid performance from backup center...

February 9, 2016 - 7:34pm
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A person with knowledge of the investigation says the NCAA cited Mississippi's football program in nearly half of the 28 rules violations levied against the school in the Notice of Allegations the university recently received.

The person said Tuesday that 13 of the alleged violations involved the football program, and nine of those occurred during current coach Hugh Freeze's tenure. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the...

February 9, 2016 - 7:03pm
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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Yu Darvish says he feels stronger than he did before elbow surgery last spring and plans to be back on the mound for the Texas Rangers by mid-May or early June.

Darvish said Tuesday that he feels really good during his rehabilitation, and that his passion for the game has been reignited. He told a small group of Rangers beat writers that he feels like he could throw 95 mph right now if the team would let him.

The right-hander...

February 9, 2016 - 6:58pm
12 min 9 sec ago

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Olympic silver medalist Sarah Hammer will go for her third world title in the omnium while anchoring the U.S. women's pursuit team at the track cycling world championships.

Hammer was part of a nine-member team announced Tuesday that will compete in London from March 2-6.

She'll be joined by Chloe Dygert, Kelly Catlin, Jennifer Valente and Ruth Winder in the team pursuit. Catlin and Valente will also compete in the...

February 9, 2016 - 6:53pm
12 min 9 sec ago

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Grizzlies center Marc Gasol is out indefinitely with a broken bone in his right foot after an MRI exam found the fracture earlier Tuesday.

The Grizzlies said in a statement that Gasol was examined by team physicians Tuesday morning. Memphis will update Gasol's status after the All-Star break.

The 7-foot-1 Gasol is averaging 16.6 points and 7.0 rebounds in 52 games this season. He left Monday night's overtime loss to Portland in...

February 9, 2016 - 5:59pm
12 min 8 sec ago

PARIS (AP) — Second-division strugglers Sochaux reached the French Cup quarterfinals with a shock 2-1 victory at home to Monaco on Tuesday.

Sochaux fended off Monaco's early attacks and then hit back against a side that lies second in the French top-flight. The hosts opened the scoring in the 19th minute when Florian Martin beat reserve goalkeeper Paul Nardi with a calm finish after Fabinho gave the ball away.

Sochaux had several chances to extend...

February 9, 2016 - 5:55pm
12 min 8 sec ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says via Twitter that he has passed along his congratulations to the Denver Broncos for winning the Super Bowl.

Obama tweets: "Just got off the phone with Coach Kubiak. Congrats to Peyton, Von Miller, and that monster @Broncos defense — see you at the White House!"

The president routinely honors the nation's sports champions with a reception.

Obama typically doesn't predict who will win...

February 9, 2016 - 5:51pm
12 min 8 sec ago

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Prosecutors are reviewing a police file as they decide whether to charge Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy in a Philadelphia nightclub brawl that left two off-duty police officers injured.

The 27-year-old McCoy has retained a high-profile criminal defense lawyer while prosecutors review the police findings on the fight early Sunday.

The Philadelphia Police Department says the argument began as a possible misunderstanding...

February 9, 2016 - 5:46pm
12 min 8 sec ago

LONDON (AP) — Angelo Ogbonna headed home a winning goal in stoppage time of extra time to give West Ham a dramatic 2-1 victory over Liverpool in their FA Cup fourth round replay on Tuesday.

Ogbonna's strike in the 121st minute at Upton Park earned West Ham a last-16 match at Championship team Blackburn Rovers.

West Ham opened the scoring on the stroke of halftime when Ecuador striker Enner Valencia sent a ball across the Liverpool goal that was met...

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