Manfred faces long list of issues as new baseball commish

NEW YORK (AP) — Rob Manfred’s desk on the 31st floor of baseball’s Park Avenue offices was tidy on Monday, the first business day after he succeeded Bud Selig and started a five-year term as commissioner. Having worked for MLB since 1998 as an executive vice...

Rams notify St. Louis they’ll go year-to-year on dome lease

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Rams took a step toward lame-duck status in St. Louis and a possible move back to the West Coast, notifying the city’s Convention and Visitors Commission on Monday that they intend to shift to a year-to-year lease agreement for their use of the...
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Patriots owner makes strong defense of team

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft reads a statement during a news conference Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in Chandler, Ariz. The Patriots play the Seattle Seahawks in NFL football Super Bowl XLIX Sunday, Feb. 1, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) New England Patriots owner...
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Kobe Bryant to have shoulder surgery, likely out for season

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant watches from the bench during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant watches from the bench during the first half of...

Eastern Michigan basketball player and fellow student killed

YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say an Eastern Michigan University women’s basketball player and another student were killed in a head-on collision. The Washtenaw County sheriff’s department says the collision happened at around 1 a.m. Sunday in...
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Wade, Bosh, Whiteside lead Heat over Bulls 96-84

Miami Heat guard Mario Chalmers (15) drives against Chicago Bulls center Pau Gasol, second from left, and forward Joakim Noah (13) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) Miami Heat guard Mario Chalmers (15) drives...
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AP Explains: What makes the Super Bowl such a big deal

Diego Santa Cruz, 8, from Phoenix, poses for a photo in a set of Roman numerals at the Super Bowl XLIX NFL Experience Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) Diego Santa Cruz, 8, from Phoenix, poses for a photo in a set of Roman numerals at the Super Bowl...
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Family attorney: Cubs great Ernie Banks died of heart attack

Ronnie Wickers (WooWoo) lays a doll outside Wrigley Field in remembrance of Cubs baseball legend Ernie Banks in Chicago, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2014. Banks died at the age of 83, Friday night at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) Ronnie Wickers (WooWoo)...
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Family attorney: Cubs great Ernie Banks died of heart attack

Ronnie Wickers (WooWoo) lays a doll outside Wrigley Field in remembrance of Cubs baseball legend Ernie Banks in Chicago, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2014. Banks died at the age of 83, Friday night at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) Ronnie Wickers (WooWoo)...