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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 […]
  • FILE - In this Friday, March 26, 2010, file photo, Tennessee's J.P. Prince, top, and Ohio State's Kyle Madsen fight for a rebound during an NCAA Midwest Regional college basketball game, in St. Louis. Eric Fleisher, the agent for Prince and fellow American basketball player Joseph Jones, said Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, he hopes they will be able to return to the country to finish their season. Prince and Jones remain in Dubai, where they were during a break when President Donald Trump temporarily suspended immigration from seven majority Muslim countries. Iran is among them and officials there threatened retaliation against the U.S., including limiting visas to U.S. citizens. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

    2 US basketball players hope to return to team in Iran

    The agent for two Americans who play professional basketball in Iran hopes they will be able to return to the country to finish their season. J.P. Prince and Joseph Jones remain in Dubai, where they were during a break when President Donald Trump temporarily suspended immigration from seven majority Muslim countries. Iran is among them […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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” […]
  • Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr yells out at his team during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland, Ore., Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. The Warriors won the game 113-111. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

    Warriors coach derides Trump administration’s travel ban

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Warriors coach Steve Kerr expressed dismay over President Donald Trump’s executive order that bans citizens of seven majority Muslim countries from entering the United States. Kerr spoke about the administration’s travel ban following a 113-111 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday night, calling it a “horrible idea.” “As someone […]
  • FILE - A Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016 file photo of Britain's Mo Farah gesturing on the podium as he waits to receive his gold medal for the men's 5000-meter race during athletics events at the Summer Olympics inside Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah has criticized U.S. President Donald Trump's immigration policy, saying Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, the temporary travel ban "seems to have made me an alien" and leaves him unsure whether he can return to his U.S home. Farah is a British citizen who was born in Somalia, one of seven predominantly Muslim nations subject to the executive order signed by Trump that currently bars entry to the United States. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

    Somalia-born Farah troubled by Trump’s travel ban

    Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah has criticized U.S. President Donald Trump’s immigration policy, saying Sunday the temporary travel ban “seems to have made me an alien” and left him unsure whether he can return to his U.S. home. Farah is a British citizen who was born in Somalia, one of seven predominantly Muslim nations subject […]
  • Arsenal manager Wenger banned from touchline for 4 games

    LONDON (AP) — The English Football Association has banned Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger from the touchline for four matches after an altercation with a match official. Wenger escaped a stadium ban for shoving fourth official Anthony Taylor in the tunnel area at Emirates Stadium on Sunday during Arsenal’s 2-1 victory over Burnley in the Premier […]
  • FILE - In this July 22, 2011 file photo, business magnate Donald Trump arrives at Temple Emmanuel, in Newton, Mass., for the funeral services for Myra Kraft, wife of New England Patriots football team owner Robert Kraft. In the six New England states that voted for Hillary Clinton, some Patriots fans are trying to reconcile their team allegiance with their distaste for Republican President Trump. The New York billionaire has made it no secret he's good friends with team owner Robert Kraft, head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady. New England faces the Atlanta Falcons in the Super Bowl on Feb. 5, 2017 in Houston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

    Political football: For some, Super Bowl reflects US divide

    BOSTON (AP) — Not even the grandest of American sports spectacles is immune to the nation’s deep political divisions. Patriots fans have spent nearly two full seasons being reminded of the close friendship between President Donald Trump and their team’s three top figures — owner Robert Kraft, star quarterback Tom Brady and coach Bill Belichick. […]
  • FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2015, file photo, University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler speaks in Minneapolis. A university investigation called for punishing 10 players following an alleged sexual assault on campus last fall. Coach Tracy Claeys was fired in part because of his public support of his players differed with Kaler and athletic director Mark Coyle. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

    Hearings begin for suspended Minnesota football players

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ten Minnesota football players suspended for their alleged involvement in a sexual assault faced a panel of university employees on Thursday and Friday in an attempt to avoid expulsion and other punishments recommended by the school’s Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action office. The players have denied any wrongdoing and remain enrolled. The […]
  • FILE - In this July 24, 2010, file photo, USA Team member and Olympic gold medalist Jennie Finch warms up before a game against Japan in a World Cup of Softball game in Oklahoma City. Finch is pitching youth softball this spring as an ambassador for Major League Baseball. The commissioner's office announced Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, that she'll join Cal Ripken Jr. and Ken Griffey Jr. as MLB youth ambassadors. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams, File)

    Olympian Jennie Finch joins MLB as youth softball ambassador

    NEW YORK (AP) — Olympic pitcher Jennie Finch is aiming for the next generation of softball players. She’ll travel to five cities this spring and summer as the youth softball ambassador for Major League Baseball. The commissioner’s office announced Wednesday that she’ll join Cal Ripken Jr. and Ken Griffey Jr. as youth ambassadors for softball […]