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  • Former Ames standout McDermott traded to OKC

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Thunder got some help for Russell Westbrook by acquiring forwards Taj Gibson and Doug McDermott from Chicago ju ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 9:50 am
  • Cubs’ Schwarber not ready to let go of catching dream

    MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Kyle Schwarber made it known early in camp he was 100 percent healthy and wanted to return to catching, even in a limited role.
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 9:50 am
  • Butler stuns Villanova

    VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Butler coach Chris Holtmann told his players to expect to be punched in the mouth playing on the road against one of the best te ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 9:37 am
  • Optimism in high gear at Daytona for NASCAR’s top teams

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Optimism abounds after the opening weekend at Daytona International Speedway, especially for NASCAR’s top teams.
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 9:37 am
  • Ford looking for titles with upgraded NASCAR lineup

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ford’s courtship of Stewart-Haas Racing was nothing short of clandestine.
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 10:17 am
  • Elliott wins Daytona 500 pole

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — It’s impossible to tell the history of NASCAR without mentioning Elliott and Earnhardt.
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 9:54 am
  • Fowler fitting in perfectly with Cardinals

    JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Dexter Fowler breezes through the center of St. Louis’ clubhouse leaving a trail of handshakes and hellos in his wake before land ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 9:53 am
  • NASCAR hopes for boost after big swings at spicing it up

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR has a new sponsor, a new format and welcomes back its most popular driver, all providing optimism for a series eager ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 9:43 am
  • Jets’ Revis charged following fight in Pittsburgh

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis was charged with four first-degree felonies and one misdemeanor after allegedly being involv ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 9:43 am
  • Danica Patrick gets sponsorship help days before Daytona 500

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — One of Danica Patrick’s sponsors has stepped up to fill a sudden funding void created when Stewart-Haas Racing sued her primary ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 11:27 pm
  • Cards right-hander Alex Reyes has sore elbow, will have MRI

    JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Alex Reyes did not throw his scheduled bullpen session Tuesday because of a sore right elbow and will ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 9:39 am
  • NASCAR will not permit damaged race cars to return to track

    CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR will not permit damaged race cars to return to the track this season unless the repairs can be made on pit road within a t ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 10:12 am
  • Cubs’ Rizzo reaches out to boy who was attacked at middle school

    CHICAGO (AP) — Children at a suburban Chicago school are wearing Cubbie blue in support of a classmate who was severely beaten and Cubs star Anthony R ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 10:11 am
  • Shanahan, Lynch hired to rebuild Niners’ strong tradition

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers officially hired Atlanta offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan as their new head coach on Monday, mor ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 10:10 am
  • Royals, Herrera agree to $5,325,000 deal, avoid arbitration

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals felt comfortable trading star closer Wade Davis in part because they had Kelvin Herrera, a two-time All-Star in his ...
    Feb. 7, 2017 - 9:50 am