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Make it 16 wins in 17 games for the surging Toronto Raptors. Pascal Siakam had 37 points and 12 rebounds and Toronto beat Phoenix 118-101 on Friday night, its fifth straight victory over the Suns.

By IAN HARRISON, Associated Press February 21, 2020
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Arizona reliever Archie Bradley won the final salary arbitration case of the year, leaving teams with a 7-5 advantage over players.

By Associated Press February 21, 2020
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Bryson DeChambeau kept making so many birdies in the Mexico Championship that when he rolled in his ninth one from 45 feet, all he could do was throw his hands in the air in pure wonder.

By DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer February 21, 2020
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Paul Goldschmidt never found consistency with his swing last season.

By CHUCK KING, Associated Press February 21, 2020
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It will be champs vs. cheaters in a World Series rematch when the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros play their exhibition opener on Saturday night.

By KRISTIE RIEKEN, AP Sports Writer February 21, 2020
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Jordan Binnington had a light night in net for the St. Louis Blues, yet he couldn’t relax, even as his teammates peppered Antti Raanta with shots.

By DAVID SOLOMON, Associated Press February 20, 2020
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The woman had been waiting for her opportunity for more than an hour, which was no big deal because, technically, she had been waiting 40 years. She went to the Lake Placid Center for the Arts on a frigid night earlier this week with a folder containing a stack of perfectly preserved photographs and news clippings.

By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Sports Writer February 20, 2020
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Rory McIlroy switched back to his old putter for the Mexico Championship and it made a world of difference. It helps that he's still hitting the ball like the No. 1 player in the world.

By DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer February 20, 2020
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Roger Federer will miss the French Open and no fewer than three other tournaments while he is sidelined for at least four months after having arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.

By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Tennis Writer February 20, 2020
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Joey Votto has no desire to rehash what he considers his worst season, which was also the sixth year in a row the Cincinnati Reds missed the playoffs with a losing record.

By STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Baseball Writer February 20, 2020
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Jason Kipnis joined the Chicago Cubs this spring for a shot at the second base job. He also realizes the role he plays in helping develop 22-year-old prospect Nico Hoerner.

By Associated Press February 20, 2020
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Giancarlo Stanton's intimidating presence was missing from the middle of the Yankees' lineup for a big chunk of 2019 because of an injury-filled season.

By DAVID BRANDT, AP Sports Writer February 20, 2020
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Tom Fitzgerald changed teams twice at the NHL trade deadline as a player and knows how it feels.

By STEPHEN WHYNO, AP Hockey Writer February 20, 2020
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Jamie Oleksiak broke a third-period tie with his first goal in 26 games and the Dallas Stars held on to beat the Arizona Coyotes 3-2 on Wednesday night.

By Associated Press February 19, 2020
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The Connecticut Sun acquired guard Briann January from Phoenix on Wednesday in a three-way deal that sent fan favorite Courtney Williams to the Atlanta Dream.

By Associated Press February 19, 2020
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Rory McIlroy became the first top player to publicly reject the idea of a proposed new tour, saying he values his choice of where to play over whatever money the Premier Golf League is promising.

By DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer February 19, 2020
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President Donald Trump on Tuesday pardoned Edward DeBartolo Jr., the former San Francisco 49ers owner convicted in a gambling fraud scandal who built one of the most successful NFL teams in the game's history.

By Associated Press February 18, 2020
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LeBron James is stepping to the plate for ballplayers furious over baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred's handling of the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scam.

By Associated Press February 18, 2020
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Arizona reliever Archie Bradley and Los Angeles Angels outfielder Brian Goodwin and went to salary arbitration hearings Tuesday.

By Associated Press February 18, 2020
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Back managing a team, just being able to talk with his players is a challenge for Matt Williams.

By KEN POWTAK Associated Press February 18, 2020
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Clayton Kershaw is pleased practically everybody in the sport seized the opportunity to tee off on the cheating Houston Astros and Commissioner Rob Manfred's handling of the scandal over the past several days.

By GREG BEACHAM Associated Press February 18, 2020
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The Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants are pushing ahead with pay raises for minor league players this season, days after Major League Baseball mandated salary bumps beginning in 2021.

By JAKE SEINER Associated Press February 18, 2020
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Arizona's offense showed plenty of potential during quarterback Kyler Murray's rookie season. Now the Cardinals have made sure to keep the talented big man at left tackle who protects him.

By DAVID BRANDT Associated Press February 18, 2020
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SCOTTSDALE — MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred apologized Tuesday for what he called a disrespectful reference to the World Series trophy as a "piece of metal."

By STEPHEN HAWKINS Associated Press February 18, 2020
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Ryan Newman has barrel-rolled his way through many terrifying crashes over his 20-year NASCAR career. This one, though, caused the sport to pause. Newman slid across the finish line in a crumpled heap of metal, sparks flying as his car skidded to a halt with fuel pouring onto the track frighteningly close to open flames.

By MARK LONG Associated Press February 17, 2020

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