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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutchen watches his RBI-single off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Sal Romano during the third inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh. The Giants acquired McCutchen from the Pirates for right-hander Kyle Crick, minor league outfielder Bryan Reynolds and $500,000 in international signing bonus allocation. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
January 17, 2018 - 2:28 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Andrew McCutchen figures San Francisco's AT&T Park outfield is so big, playing right field will make him feel like a center fielder all over again. Running catches, ricochets off the wall, tricky bounces and all. And if he can save his legs a little bit from the action in...
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January 17, 2018 - 2:26 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — All-Star closer Brad Hand's $19.75 million, three-year contract with the San Diego Padres includes a $1.75 million signing bonus. Hand receives $750,000 of his signing bonus within 30 days of the deal's approval by the commissioner's office and $500,000 apiece on Nov. 15 this year...
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January 17, 2018 - 2:25 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas has hired Auburn football assistant Herb Hand as offensive line coach and co-offensive coordinator. Hand joins a program that went 7-6 in coach Tom Herman's first season. The Longhorns returned to the postseason for the first time since 2013 and beat Missouri in the Texas...
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Javier Fernandez, of Spain, skates his short program at the European figure skating championships in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
January 17, 2018 - 2:15 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Javier Fernandez took a step toward his sixth consecutive European Figure Skating Championships gold medal on Wednesday by being the only skater in the men's short program to land two quads. Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres of France took the lead in the pairs, where the top five are...
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January 17, 2018 - 2:08 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Court of Arbitration of Sport says it will begin appeals hearings on Monday for 39 Russian athletes disqualified from the Sochi Winter Games for doping and banned for life from the Olympics. Russian whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov and World Anti-Doping Agency...
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January 17, 2018 - 1:59 pm
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — East Carolina has hired former Tennessee assistant Don Mahoney as its offensive line coach. Coach Scottie Montgomery announced the hiring Wednesday. Mahoney was the Volunteers' offensive line coach from 2013-16 and spent last season as the assistant head coach at Division II...
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January 17, 2018 - 1:59 pm
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — East Carolina has hired former Tennessee assistant Don Mahoney as its offensive line coach. Coach Scottie Montgomery announced the hiring Wednesday. Mahoney was the Volunteers' offensive line coach from 2013-16 and spent last season as the assistant head coach at Division II...
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January 17, 2018 - 1:51 pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — USA Basketball will begin hosting youth national championship tournaments for boys and girls this summer. The organization announced Wednesday that the 2018 U.S. Open Basketball Championships will consist of six groups of play: eighth grade boys and girls, 13-and-...
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January 17, 2018 - 1:51 pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — USA Basketball will begin hosting youth national championship tournaments for boys and girls this summer. The organization announced Wednesday that the 2018 U.S. Open Basketball Championships will consist of six groups of play: eighth grade boys and girls, 13-and-...
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January 17, 2018 - 1:44 pm
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — JB Grimes is returning for his second stint as Auburn's offensive line coach. Auburn coach Gus Malzahn announced Wednesday that Grimes will replace Herb Hand, who left to become co-offensive coordinator and line coach at Texas. Grimes coached at Auburn from 2013-15, helping the...
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