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  • Dallas coach honored as NFL’s top high school coach

    HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the Super Bowl (all times local): 2 p.m. Randy Allen of Highland Park High School in Dallas has been selected as the Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year. The award was created to honor high school football coaches who demonstrate a commitment to player health and […]
  • Seattle Mariners former designated hitter Edgar Martinez smiles as he speaks at a news conference announcing the retirement by the team of his jersey number 11, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, in Seattle. The Mariners will retire Martinez's number as he continues to move closer to induction in the baseball Hall of Fame. Team president Kevin Mather said that Martinez's number will be officially retired Aug. 12 as part of a weekend celebration. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

    Seattle Mariners to retire Edgar Martinez’s number

    SEATTLE (AP) — As Edgar Martinez’s candidacy for the baseball Hall of Fame began gaining more traction, the Seattle Mariners ownership started discussions of whether it was time to consider giving Martinez the ultimate honor from the franchise. When Martinez made a significant jump in the Hall of Fame voting this year, trending toward potential […]
  • FILE - In this April 20, 2003, file photo, Houston Astros' Jeff Bagwell hits a home run against the Milwaukee Brewers in the fifth inning of a baseball game in Milwaukee. Bagwell and Tim Raines are likely to be voted into baseball's Hall of Fame on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, when Trevor Hoffman and Ivan Rodriguez also could gain the honor. (AP Photo/Darren Hauck, File)

    Bagwell, Raines, Ivan Rodriguez elected to Hall of Fame

    NEW YORK (AP) — Bags and Rock and Pudge are heading to Cooperstown. After a vote that could prove to be a turning point how Steroids Era stars are viewed, Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens could be joining them in the next few years. Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez were elected to baseball’s […]
  • This Jan. 14, 2017 photo shows a countdown sign leading up to Super Bowl LI in Discovery Green park in downtown Houston. Super Bowl LI will be played Feb. 5 at NRG Stadium in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    A look at events and attractions surrounding Super Bowl LI

    HOUSTON (AP) — Houston is the nation’s fourth largest city, a sprawling metropolis larger than some small states. But the good news for those visiting for Super Bowl LI is that most of the events surrounding the game will be concentrated downtown, making it easy to visit a number of attractions. There are thousands of […]
  • ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS JAN. 14-15 - FILE - In this April 6, 2001, file photo, Montreal Expos' Tim Raines acknowledges applause from fans as he is presented before the Expos home opener in Montreal. Raines could be elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame when voting is announced Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Ryan Remiorz, File)

    On ballot for final time, Tim Raines hopes for Hall entry

    MONTREAL (AP) — The 1982 All-Star Game at Olympic Stadium was the first outside the United States, the host Montreal Expos giving the event a distinctive international flair. As Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn looked on, center fielder Andre Dawson, catcher Gary Carter and left fielder Tim Raines were among […]
  • Jake Arrieta is introduced at the Chicago Cubs' annual baseball fan convention Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Arrieta skipping White House trip, cites family reasons

    CHICAGO (AP) — When the World Series champion Chicago Cubs visit President Barack Obama at the White House on Monday, star pitcher Jake Arrieta won’t be with them. Arrieta said he needs to be home — his mother-in-law is recovering from brain surgery, son Cooper is having a tooth pulled that day. The decision, Arrieta […]
  • Snow Safety Patroller Ryan Evanczyk stands on the mountainside at Arapahoe Basin ski area, where he works, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, in Arapahoe, Colo. Evanczyk has had his hands full lately performing avalanche mitigation, given the large amount of recent snowfall. (AP Photo/P. Solomon Banda)

    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 Jan. 14, 2015 photo provided by ORDA/Whiteface Lake Placid, shows Megan Gardner, right, as she teaches participants in a lesson at Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington, N.Y., near Lake Placid. Whiteface, like other ski resorts, is creating programs to attract younger skiers as a way of maintaining interest in the sport as baby boomers age out. (ORDA/Whiteface Lake Placid via AP)

    Ski industry targeting millennials to keep coffers intact

    WILMINGTON, N.Y. (AP) — When Aaron Kellett peers out the window of his office at Whiteface Mountain, these days he’s usually smiling. “My office is right next to our beginner trail, and when I look out I see people on our beginner trail,” said the 38-year-old Kellett, who’s been the manager at Whiteface for four […]
  • Jim Herman hits from the second tee during the first round of the Tournament of Champions golf event, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, at Kapalua Plantation Course in Kapalua, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    Jim Herman, former Trump golf assistant, back at Kapalua

    KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Jim Herman’s first trip to Kapalua was for his honeymoon. The next one felt more like a fairy tale. Herman had given up on the grind of mini-tours and Q-school heartaches when he took a job as an assistant pro, got married and took his bride on a cruise of the […]
  • A worker fills barriers with water on one of the cross streets along the route of the Rose Parade on Sunday evening, Jan. 1, 2017, in Pasadena, Calif. The parade is normally held on New Year's Day, but this year will be held on Jan. 2 because of a never-on Sunday tradition. (AP Photo/John Antczak)

    Rose Parade proceeds under clouds with additional security

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The Rose Parade is underway under cloudy skies and with additional security. The 128th annual parade got started Monday with an added police presence and measures to prevent a vehicle from barreling into the route. Sturdy barricades are erected at more than 50 intersections to prevent a terrorist attack like ones […]