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February 12, 2016 - 7:51pm
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MIAMI (AP) — Four of the five candidates for FIFA president made presentations to CONCACAF officials Friday.

On the final day of a two-day meeting of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football, favorites Gianni Infantino of Switzerland and Sheikh Salman Bin Ibrahim Al-Khalifa of Bahrain, pitched their candidacies Friday along with France's Jerome Champagne and Jordan's Ali Bin Al-Hussein. South Africa's Tokyo Sexwale did not make the...

February 12, 2016 - 7:28pm
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ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed tackle Lamar Holmes.

The team announced the deal Friday but did not provide contract terms. Holmes played for the Atlanta Falcons previously but has not appeared in a game since the 2014 season. He started 15 games in 2013.

Holmes was waived by the Falcons in December. Foot problems have hampered his progress throughout his career, and he broke his right foot last June.


February 12, 2016 - 7:26pm
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Teenager Taylor Fritz beat Benjamin Becker of Germany 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (5) on Friday at the Memphis Open, becoming the youngest American to reach an ATP semifinal since 1989.

Fritz needed 2 hours, 20 minutes to continue his amazing run at The Racquet Club. Fritz, who turned 18 on Oct. 28, used his big serve and strong forehand to advance to his first career ATP semifinal as the youngest American since Michael Chang won Wembley in 1989 at the age of 17...

February 12, 2016 - 7:06pm
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MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have traded power-hitting outfielder Khris Davis to the Oakland Athletics for a pair of prospects.

Milwaukee acquired catcher Jacob Nottingham and right-handed pitcher Bubby Derby in the deal Friday. The A's and Brewers each won only 68 games last year.

The 28-year-old Davis hit 27 home runs last season, 10th-most in the National League. He batted .247 with 66 RBIs in 121 games.

The Brewers...

February 12, 2016 - 6:48pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — Here's a Jetpack pulled a 22-1 upset Friday in the $59,000 allowance feature for New York breds at Aqueduct.

It was a successful debut in his native state for the 5-year-old gelding whose previous 15 starts were at Parx Racing outside Philadelphia.

Junior Alvarado guided Here's a Jetpack to a half-length victory over 3/5 favorite Geaux Mets in his first start for trainer Edmund Pringle.

The time was 1:12.45 for...

February 12, 2016 - 6:38pm
6 min 34 sec 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
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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
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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
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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
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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...

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