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In a photo provided by the New York Yankees, New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, left, and Boston Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski appear at a fundraiser Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in New York. Dombrowski doesn't expect to be making a lot of trades with Cashman. During Dombrowski's 13 1/2 seasons as Detroit's GM, the pair made several notable swaps. (New York Yankees via AP)

With Dave Dombrowski in Boston, trades with Brian Cashman could slow

Thursday, February 11, 2016

NEW YORK — Now that he’s with the Boston Red Sox, Dave Dombrowski doesn’t expect to be making a lot of trades with Yankees general manager Brian Cashman. During Dombrowski’s 131/2 seasons as Detroit’s GM, the pair made several notable swaps. Cashman obtained outfielder Curtis Granderson from the Tigers in December 2009 and sent reliever Phil Coke and outfielder Austin …

Fantasy sports companies defend embattled industry

Thursday, February 11, 2016

BOSTON — Daily fantasy sports companies say their industry remains viable despite a rocky start to 2016. The industry’s top companies, DraftKings and FanDuel, are on the defensive after taking hits to their businesses in recent weeks as scrutiny by state policymakers across the country continues to intensify. This week, it was disclosed …

Shaq, Yao, Iverson look to take next step to Hall of Fame

Thursday, February 11, 2016

TORONTO — Shaquille O’Neal should be a lock. Yao Ming and Allen Iverson could join him. Two larger-than-life big men and one of basketball’s most exciting little guys highlight the list of players, coaches and contributors who are eligible for induction this year into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. O’Neal and …

NASCAR allows franchise system to give team owners value

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR announced a dramatic overhaul of its business model Tuesday, shifting to a franchise-like system that is intended to provide actual value and financial stability to team owners after decades of heavy reliance on sponsors. …

Jozy Altidore determined to avoid injury in a big year ahead

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

CARSON, Calif. — Jozy Altidore feels he has watched far too many of the United States’ biggest games from the sidelines over the past nine years, so he decided to do something about it. The striker showed up …

Newton defends actions at Super Bowl: ‘I will not conform’

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Cam Newton isn’t apologizing for acting like a “sore loser” after the Super Bowl. The league’s MVP has been widely criticized for walking out of a three-minute press conference after a 24-10 loss to the …

Browns deny lying about Johnny Manziel’s concussion

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

CLEVELAND — The Browns are defending their handling of Johnny Manziel’s late-season concussion. The team issued a statement on Tuesday saying Manziel was diagnosed with a concussion on Dec. 30 by an independent neurologist, countering an NFL Network report that they lied about the injury to cover up …

Nyquist 1st out of gate of Top 10 Kentucky Derby contenders

Monday, February 8, 2016

He’s an Eclipse Award-winning 2-year-old with five victories in five career races. What’s not to like about Nyquist? Nothing so far, and that’s why the bay son of Uncle Mo opens at No. 1 on The Associated Press …

Knicks fire coach Derek Fisher; Kurt Rambis gets interim job

Monday, February 8, 2016

GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Derek Fisher had just finished a long playing career when Phil Jackson picked him to coach the New York Knicks. Just 11/2 seasons later, Jackson decided he needed someone else. Fisher was fired Monday, with …

Von Miller awaits offseason filled with fun, financial reward

Monday, February 8, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO — On top of his game and now the world, Von Miller’s docket is quickly filling up. A parade. Lots of parties. A princely payday. “I was just talking to Coach Kubiak, I was asking if …

Peyton Manning spoils his fans again, walks off with a second title

Monday, February 8, 2016

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Everyone got spoiled. Over two decades of watching Peyton Manning play on the biggest stages, fans became numb to all he could do — the way he dissected defenses with clinical precision, the way …

Agent confirms Seahawks star Marshawn Lynch plans to retire

Monday, February 8, 2016

SEATTLE — When Marshawn Lynch was brought to Seattle early in the 2010 season, he was acquired because the Seahawks desperately needed a running back. What he ended up providing was an attitude and style that became the …

Slalom champion Mikaela Shiffrin returns to racing next week

Monday, February 8, 2016

Two months ago, Mikaela Shiffrin was just hoping to be back on skis before the snow melted. A week from now, she will return to World Cup racing on a knee that healed much faster than even she …