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FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2011, file photo, then-St. Louis Cardinals scouting director Christopher Correa, left, assistant general manager Mike Girsch, center, and general manager John Mozeliak, right, arrive at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport in St. Louis, Mo. Major League Baseball ordered the Cardinals to forfeit their top two picks in this year's amateur draft and pay Houston $2 million as compensation for hacking the Astros email system and scouting database. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred banned former St. Louis scouting executive Correa for life on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, and stripped the Cardinals of the 56th and 75th draft choices in June. (Chris Lee/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP, File)
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  • FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2011, file photo, then-St. Louis Cardinals scouting director Christopher Correa, left, assistant general manager Mike Girsch, center, and general manager John Mozeliak, right, arrive at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport in St. Louis, Mo. Major League Baseball ordered the Cardinals to forfeit their top two picks in this year's amateur draft and pay Houston $2 million as compensation for hacking the Astros email system and scouting database. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred banned former St. Louis scouting executive Correa for life on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, and stripped the Cardinals of the 56th and 75th draft choices in June. (Chris Lee/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP, File)

    Cardinals must give Astros top 2 picks, $2M for hacking

    NEW YORK (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals were stripped of their top two picks in this year’s amateur draft Monday and ordered to give them to Houston along with $2 million as compensation for hacking the Astros’ email system and scouting database, the final and unprecedented step in an unusual case of cybercrime involving […]
  • Northwestern center Barret Benson, center, reacts as he celebrates with guard Bryant McIntosh, left, and forward Vic Law after scoring a basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Indiana, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, in Evanston, Ill. Northwestern won 68-55. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Rolling Northwestern dreaming of 1st NCAA Tournament berth

    EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Bryant McIntosh is close enough he can see it when he closes his eyes. They all can, up and down the coaching staff and throughout the roster. With every 3-pointer, every shutdown performance, they move one step closer to the sweetest of uncharted territory for Northwestern. At long last, the NCAA […]
  • FILE - In this Sunday, April 10, 2016, file photo, Jordan Burroughs celebrates after beating Andrew Howe in their 75-kilogram freestyle finals match at the U.S. Olympic Wrestling Team Trials, in Iowa City, Iowa. USA Wrestling executive director Rich Bender said Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, that the American team still plans to compete in a major upcoming tournament in Iran despite President Donald Trump's 90-day ban on travel to the U.S. by citizens of seven countries, including Iran. Bender told The Associated Press that the Americans have "every intention" of traveling to Kermanshah for the men's freestyle World Cup on Feb. 16-17.  (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

    US wrestlers planning to travel to Iran despite travel ban

    The executive director of USA Wrestling said Monday that the American team still plans to compete next month in Iran, one of seven Muslim-majority countries whose citizens were temporarily banned from the U.S. by an executive order from President Donald Trump. USA Wrestling’s Rich Bender told The Associated Press that the Americans have “every intention” […]
  • Spain's Rafael Nadal makes a forehand return to Switzerland's Roger Federer in the men's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. (Scott Barbour/Pool via AP)

    Rafael Nadal out of Davis Cup after grueling Australian Open

    MADRID (AP) — Rafael Nadal is taking some time off after his Australian Open final loss to Roger Federer. The Spanish tennis federation said Monday that Nadal has been dropped from Spain’s Davis Cup team because of fatigue following his five-set loss to Federer in Sunday’s final. He will be replaced with Feliciano Lopez for […]
  • Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love, left, drives against Oklahoma City Thunder' Andre Roberson in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

    Kevin Love’s back problem could be big pain for Cavs

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Love’s back flared up just when things were starting to calm down for the Cavaliers. Love was to have an MRI and medical evaluation Monday to see what’s causing the back spasms that have bothered him for several weeks. The All-Star forward, who left Sunday’s win over Oklahoma City in the […]
  • Gonzaga coach Mark Few yells at an official during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Pepperdine, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, in Malibu, Calif.. Gonzaga won 96-49. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

    Gonzaga moves to No. 1 for second time in school history

    Gonzaga, the last unbeaten team in Division I, moved to No. 1 in The Associated Press college basketball poll for the second time in school history. The Zags (22-0) jumped up from third when Villanova and Kansas both were beaten in a week when seven of the top 10 lost. Gonzaga received 46 first-place votes […]
  • FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, file photo, Milwaukee Bucks head coach Jason Kidd talks with Giannis Antetokounmpo during an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets in Milwaukee. Antetokounmpo, the do-it-all franchise cornerstone for the Milwaukee Bucks, has blossomed into an NBA All-Star nearly a year after coach Kidd made him the team’s primary ball-handler. The 6-foot-11 forward is a tough matchup for his athleticism and wingspan. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash, File)

    Giannis blossoms into playmaking All-Star for Bucks

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — As Giannis Antetokounmpo read the defense at the top of the lane, towering over his defender, John Hammond couldn’t help but think of another tall, dynamic ball-handler. The Milwaukee Bucks general manager often resists making comparisons. But in that one moment, the way that the 6-foot-11 Antetokounmpo handled the ball and surveyed […]
  • Switzerland's Roger Federer waves to fans as he holds his Australian Open trophy at Carlton Gardens in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. Federer defeated Spain's Rafael Nadal in the men's final at the Australian Open tennis championships on Sunday. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

    More life yet in Federer’s dancing feet after major No. 18

    Roger Federer needed his exhausted legs for one last big effort Sunday night — going out dancing to celebrate his remarkable 18th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open. And after seeing the sun rise over Melbourne, then celebrating some more with his children as they woke up in his family’s hotel suite, the man […]
  • Central Division goalie Devan Dubnyk, right, of the Minnesota Wild, is scored on by Pacific Division forward Johnny Gaudreau, of the Calgary Flames, as forward Bo Horvat, of the Vancouver Canucks, skates by during the first game of an NHL All-Star hockey game at Staples Center, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    NHL luminaries praise All-Star Game’s 3-on-3 format

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — When it comes to the NHL All-Star Game, less is definitely more. While the NFL’s Pro Bowl spent years struggling with ballooning scores, little defense, a lack of effort and concerns over its long-term viability, the NHL seemingly remedied many of those same issues by changing to a 3-on-3 format last […]
  • Minnesota Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau yells during the third quarter of the team's NBA basketball against the Brooklyn Nets in Minneapolis, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017. The Timberwolves defeated the Nets 129-109. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

    Belichick has quite a fan in Minnesota’s Thibodeau

    Tom Thibodeau has won an NBA championship with the Boston Celtics, a gold medal with Team USA and been hired to take over the Minnesota Timberwolves and remake them to fit a vision he has carefully honed over the last two decades. Among all those sporting highs over a long career, one day stands out […]