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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2016, file photo, Kansas City Royals' Jarrod Dyson yawns as he waits to field balls during spring training baseball practice in Surprise, Ariz. Researchers say they've documented an unseen drag on major league baseball players that can wipe out home field advantage, make pitchers give up more home runs, and take some punch out of a team's bats. The culprit: jet lag. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
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  • FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2016, file photo, Kansas City Royals' Jarrod Dyson yawns as he waits to field balls during spring training baseball practice in Surprise, Ariz. Researchers say they've documented an unseen drag on major league baseball players that can wipe out home field advantage, make pitchers give up more home runs, and take some punch out of a team's bats. The culprit: jet lag. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

    Caught napping: Baseball hitting, pitching sapped by jet lag

    NEW YORK (AP) — Researchers say they’ve documented an unseen drag on major league baseball players that can wipe out home field advantage, make pitchers give up more home runs, and take some punch out of a team’s bats. The culprit: jet lag. Travelers are well aware of the fatigue, poor sleep and other effects […]
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    For ski resorts in Western US, too much snow is a good woe

    ARAPAHOE BASIN SKI AREA, Colo. (AP) — For ski resorts in Colorado and the Sierra Nevada, it’s a good problem to have: too much snow. Recent storms walloping mountains across the West dropped up to 10 feet of snow, creating thrilling powdery runs. But once avalanche danger emerged on roads and at the slopes, several […]
  • This computer image provided by Energy Observer, shows the Energy Observer boat, which is powered solely by renewable energies and hydrogen. The first self-sufficient boat only powered by emission-free energy will start a six-year trip around the world next spring. (Energy Observer via AP)

    Zero-emission boat prepares for round-the-world odyssey

    PARIS (AP) — The first self-sufficient boat powered only by emission-free energy will start a six-year trip around the world in the spring. Energy Observer, a former multi-hull race boat converted into a green vessel equipped with solar panels, wind turbines and a hydrogen fuel cell system, will be powered by wind, the sun and […]
  • Stanford receiver Isaiah Brandt-Sims catches a pass Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, in El Paso, Texas. The team is preparing for the Sun Bowl NCAA college football game against North Carolina on Friday. (Victor Calzada/El Paso Times via AP)

    No. 16 Stanford, minus McCaffery, ready for Sun Bowl vs UNC

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Christian McCaffery isn’t at the Sun Bowl with his Stanford teammates. That doesn’t mean the star running back hasn’t been a topic of discussion. McCaffrey helped spark a national discussion when he decided to skip not only his senior season for the NFL but Friday’s bowl game pitting the No. […]