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Twins show faith in young core with Kepler, Polanco contracts

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Minnesota Twins have talked a lot about how much they like their young core of players. They proved that Friday by locking up…

Twins sign pair of core young players _ Kepler and Polanco

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have talked a lot about how much they like their young core of players. They proved that Friday by locking…

Most hip and knee replacements ‘last longer than thought’

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Pique ‘will prove Davis Cup critics wrong’

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique says he will “prove wrong” critics of his role in the reform of the Davis Cup. And the four-time Champions League winner says he…

Defending champion Croatia to face Spain in new Davis Cup

MADRID (AP) — Defending champion Croatia will meet Rafael Nadal’s Spain in the first edition of the new Davis Cup Finals in November. Russia also was drawn into…

Can we fix it? The inside story of match fixing in tennis

Scottish Gossip: Celtic, Rangers, Hearts, Valencia, Hibs, Heckingbottom, West Brom

Hearts have vowed to work with Police Scotland to hunt down the Auchinleck Talbot supporters who allegedly aimed racist abuse at Uche Ikpeazu and Demetri Mitchell during their…

Petra Vlhova is ‘a very strong rival’ for Mikaela Shiffrin

ARE, Sweden (AP) — If Mikaela Shiffrin can be likened to a sleek, technically perfect Formula One car, the Slovakian skier who is developing into her biggest rival…

Failed London Garden Bridge project cost £53m

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Shiffrin, the new face of skiing, cites Osaka as inspiration

ARE, Sweden (AP) — During her inexorable rise to someday becoming the most successful Alpine skier in history, Mikaela Shiffrin has been shooting some admiring glances at another…

No. 6 seed Jarry loses at Argentina Open

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — No. 6 seed Nicolas Jarry of Chile was eliminated in the first round of the Argentina Open on Monday. Italian Lorenzo Sonego knocked…

No. 6 seed Jarry loses at Argentina Open

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — No. 6 seed Nicolas Jarry of Chile was eliminated in the first round of the Argentina Open on Monday. Italian Lorenzo Sonego knocked…

Richmond leaders approve renaming street after Arthur Ashe

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Richmond City Council has approved a proposal to rename a historic street after tennis champion Arthur Ashe Jr. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that…

Tinder-style app for cows tries to help the meat market

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Cold feat: Vonn’s legacy not solely defined by wins, crashes

The temperature: absolutely freezing. The time: barely after sunrise. The place: the bottom of a training hill in Vail, Colorado, waiting for Lindsey Vonn to finish a few…

Blackface turmoil comes amid bid to honor black tennis great

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A movement to rename a Richmond, Virginia, thoroughfare for groundbreaking black tennis player Arthur Ashe Jr. is cresting just as the state finds itself…

Fed Cup: Johanna Konta felt ‘light-headed’ & was given option to retire in GB win

A “light-headed” Johanna Konta was given the option of retiring during her Fed Cup win over Serbia’s Aleksandra Krunic by captain Anne Keothavong. The exhausted British number one…

Whittaker meets Gastelum, Adesanya takes on Silva at UFC 234

Israel Adesanya can already imagine fighting Robert Whittaker for the UFC middleweight title later this year in a huge stadium full of roaring Australian fans. To make the…

David Williams, 1st black athletic director in SEC, has died

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — David Williams II, the first black athletic director in the Southeastern Conference and an “incomparable leader” at Vanderbilt, died Friday, hours before his retirement…

Judy Murray meets 10-year-old girl who wrote asking for coaching advice

‘Worst I’ve seen in my life’ – line judges criticised by Greek players in GB win

Greek player Maria Sakkari described the line judges as “the worst I have ever seen in my life” in her Fed Cup defeat by Britain’s Johanna Konta. The…

Boulter survives scare to put GB ahead v Greece in Fed Cup

British number two Katie Boulter survived a scare to beat Greece’s Valentini Grammatikopoulou and continue the hosts’ winning start to their round-robin Fed Cup group. Boulter, 22, dropped…

11-year-old girl goes missing on way to school

Battered and bruised, Vonn is down to her last race

ARE, Sweden (AP) — The red marks around her puffed-up right eye made Lindsey Vonn look like a roughed-up boxer. And that was nothing next to the purple-colored…