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February 9, 2016 - 3:32pm
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin's lower-body injury will keep him out at least the rest of the week.

Coach Mike Sullivan said Tuesday that Malkin will miss Wednesday's game against the New York Rangers and a road trip through Carolina and Florida this weekend. The four-time All-Star has missed each of Pittsburgh's last three games after initially sustaining the injury last week.

Sullivan said the injury is not long term but...

February 9, 2016 - 3:23pm
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CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns say Johnny Manziel was diagnosed with a concussion late in the season by an independent neurologist, countering an NFL Network report they lied about the injury to cover up the troubled quarterback showing up intoxicated for practice.

The team issued a statement Tuesday saying Manziel reported to the team's facility on Dec. 30 — three days after a loss to Kansas City — complaining of concussion symptoms. The Browns say Manziel was tested by...

February 9, 2016 - 3:23pm
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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, coming back after arthroscopic surgery to remove a bone spur from his right elbow last October, has thrown off a bullpen mound.

Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild said the Japanese right-hander had a throwing session Tuesday in New York.

After a pre-spring training workout at Steinbrenner Field, said Rothschild said all the reports are good regarding Tanaka's rehabilitation program....

February 9, 2016 - 3:19pm
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BERLIN (AP) — Werder Bremen came from behind to win 3-1 at 10-man Bayer Leverkusen and reach the German Cup semifinals on Tuesday.

Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez fired the home side ahead with a penalty in the 22nd minute, after Alejandro Galvez fouled Stefan Kiessling.

But Santiago Garcia equalized from close range nine minutes later and Claudio Pizarro converted another penalty three minutes before the break, after Wendell was sent off for bringing...

February 9, 2016 - 3:04pm
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VERNON, Texas (AP) — A billionaire NFL owner has purchased a Texas mega-ranch that has been operated by one family for nearly a century.

The heirs of cattle baron W.T. Waggoner said Tuesday that a judge permitted the sale to Rams owner Stan Kroenke for an undisclosed sum. The ranch had been listed for $725 million when it hit the market in August 2014.

The Waggoner Ranch is about 175 miles northwest of Dallas. It's the largest behind one fence in the...

February 9, 2016 - 2:57pm
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CHICAGO (AP) — Bulls guard Jimmy Butler will miss the next 3-4 weeks with a strained left knee and will be replaced in this weekend's All-Star Game by Chicago teammate Pau Gasol.

The Bulls said Tuesday that Butler has begun rehabbing his knee and will focus on conditioning over the next few weeks. He was injured during Friday night's game at Denver.

Butler was an All-Star reserve. Gasol will replace him on the East team and make his sixth appearance...

February 9, 2016 - 2:53pm
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February 9, 2016 - 2:53pm
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February 9, 2016 - 2:42pm
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CHICAGO (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says pitcher Mat Latos has agreed to a $3 million, one-year contract with the Chicago White Sox.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced by the team.

Latos played for the Marlins, Dodgers and Angels last season, finishing with a 4-10 record and a 4.95 ERA. The 6-foot-6 right-hander is 64-55 with a 3.51 ERA in seven major...

February 9, 2016 - 2:38pm
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SAN DIEGO (AP) — Skip Schumaker has agreed to a minor league contract with the San Diego Padres and will be invited to big league spring training.

The 36-year-old became a free agent after Cincinnati declined a $2.5 million club option in November.

If he makes the club, Schumaker would provide a left-handed bat off the bench. He has played all three outfield positions and at second base.

Schumaker also played for St. Louis and...

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