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Alabama releases contracts for football assistants

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – New Alabama offensive coordinator Mike Locksley will make $1.2 million annually and defensive coordinator Tosh Lupoi is set to earn $1.1 million. Trustees approved deals for Crimson Tide assistants Monday, with only offensive line coach Brent Key remaining in the same job. Both coordinators have three-year …

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Doctor expects Farquhar will pitch again but not this year

CHICAGO (AP) – Chicago White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar has been released from a hospital, and a doctor who treated the 31-year-old right-hander expects he will pitch again but not this season. The White Sox said in a statement Monday that Farquhar is resting at home with his family after …

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US blanks Germany, Canada routs Denmark at hockey worlds

By KAREL JANICEKAssociated Press HERNING, Denmark (AP) – The United States beat Germany 3-0 to stay unbeaten and Russia shut out a third straight opponent at the world ice hockey championship on Monday. Russia routed Belarus 6-0. Canada allowed Denmark to score on the way to another big win, 7-1, …

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Piscotty loses mom, less than year after her ALS diagnosis

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – The mother of Athletics outfielder Stephen Piscotty has died, less than a year after being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Gretchen Piscotty died Sunday night from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the A’s said Monday. She was diagnosed with ALS in May 2017 when her son was with …

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Knicks announce hiring of David Fizdale as new coach

By BRIAN MAHONEYAP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP) – David Fizdale has been hired as coach of the Knicks, saying he is hoping to “build the type of winning team the passionate fans of New York will be proud of.” The Knicks announced the hiring Monday after agreeing to terms …

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WORLD CUP: Sun never sets in a St. Petersburg summer

By JAMES ELLINGWORTHAP Sports Writer MOSCOW (AP) – Known as Russia’s “Window on Europe,” St. Petersburg is a city like no other. Imperial palaces line its network of canals, its stadium looks like a spaceship and some days the sun never sets. St. Petersburg is so far north that the …

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Sporting KC boss Vermes signs extension through 2023 season

By DAVE SKRETTAAP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) – Peter Vermes laid out last November a five-year plan for Sporting Kansas City to the club’s ownership group, essentially a blueprint for how to keep the MLS team near the top of the standings. One of the owners, Mike Illig, …

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Paul Scores 27 and Harden Has 24 as Houston wins 100-87

By MATTHEW COLESAssociated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Chris Paul says that mid-range jumpers are like layups for him. The Houston Rockets have emphasized dunks and 3-pointers in becoming one of the NBA’s most efficient offenses but Paul’s in-between jumpers proved to be the difference when the long-range shots …

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Fowler’s 2-run HR in 14th rallies Cardinals past Cubs, 4-3

By KURT VOIGTAP Sports Writer ST. LOUIS (AP) – Dexter Fowler had a flair for the dramatics during his two seasons with the Chicago Cubs, from game-winning home runs early in his first year at Colorado to the leadoff blast in Game 7 of the World Series in 2016. The …

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Durant’s scores 38, Warriors down Pelicans for 3-1 lead

By BRETT MARTELAP Sports Writer NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Kevin Durant made his approach to taking over a pivotal NBA playoff game sound so simple – and look that way, too. “I just try to tell myself that I’m at my best when I don’t care what happens after the …

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