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Role reversal: Pro Bowl provides chance for position swap

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Pittsburgh’s Cameron Heyward jogged through the end zone, stretched out his right arm and made a one-handed catch to start Pro Bowl practice Wednesday.

Wednesday 01/22/2020
Column: Finally, the Super Bowl might be fun again

Finally, the Super Bowl might be fun again.

49ers coach Kyle Shanahan reflects on blown Super Bowl

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Kyle Shanahan's play calls from his first trip to the Super Bowl as an offensive coordinator have been heavily scrutinized.

Larry Walker's Hall plaque to feature Rockies cap, not Expos

NEW YORK (AP) — Larry Walker's Hall of Fame plaque in Cooperstown will have a Colorado Rockies cap, not a Montreal Expos hat.

Vegas casino says O.J. Simpson too tarnished to defame

LAS VEGAS (AP) — O.J. Simpson couldn’t have been defamed by accounts that he was drunk and disruptive before being banned from a Las Vegas Strip hotel-casino, because his reputation was already tarnished, attorneys for the property told a judge.

Kansas suspends De Sousa indefinitely for K-State brawl

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas suspended forward Silvio De Sousa indefinitely Wednesday in the first punishment handed out by coach Bill Self following a melee near the end of the third-ranked Jayhawks' game against rival Kansas State.

Twins, Donaldson finalize $92M deal, boost potent lineup

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins and third baseman Josh Donaldson finalized their four-year, $92 million contract Wednesday that is the richest in team history for a free agent.

Mets pick Luis Rojas to replace Carlos Beltrán as manager

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets are finalizing a multiyear agreement with quality control coach Luis Rojas to make him the team’s manager, staying in-house to replace the ousted Carlos Beltrán, general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said Wednesday.

Eastern Michigan pays $125,000 to settle Title IX lawsuit

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Eastern Michigan University will pay two female student athletes a combined $125,000 to settle a lawsuit that accused the university of discrimination when it eliminated their softball and tennis teams in 2018.

Chen knows US skating history, doesn't need to hear about it

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Long stints atop U.S. men's figure skating were common for decades. No fewer than eight skaters, including Dick Button, Scott Hamilton and Brian Boitano, have reigned for at least four straight years.

Omaha Beach installed as big favorite in the Pegasus

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Omaha Beach has been installed as the favorite for Saturday’s $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational, the final race of his career.

Maryland lawmakers met with Redskins owner on sports betting

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder met with Maryland lawmakers to discuss allowing sports betting at a new stadium in the state, a lawmaker who participated in a meeting with the team's owner said Wednesday.

No. 3 Kansas suspends Silvio De Sousa indefinitely after brawl with Kansas State

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — No. 3 Kansas suspends Silvio De Sousa indefinitely after brawl with Kansas State.

GM Brodie Van Wagenen says New York Mets finalizing agreement with quality control coach Luis Rojas to make him manager

NEW YORK (AP) — GM Brodie Van Wagenen says New York Mets finalizing agreement with quality control coach Luis Rojas to make him manager.

Olympic soccer, boxing qualifiers in China affected by virus

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Olympic qualifying events in two sports were moved from the Chinese city of Wuhan on Wednesday because of an outbreak of a deadly viral illness.

UConn vs Tennessee rivalry renewed in women's hoops Thursday

NEW YORK (AP) — For more than a decade, the rivalry in women's basketball was Tennessee and UConn.

NJ OKs XFL bets, 6th state to allow wagers on revived league

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey gambling regulators have authorized betting on XFL football games, becoming the sixth state to authorize wagers on the revived league.

Cardinals WR Fitzgerald purchases minority stake in Suns

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has purchased a minority stake in the NBA's Phoenix Suns.

Austria charges skier, coach in case linked to doping ring

INNSBRUCK, Austria (AP) — Austrian prosecutors have charged a cross-country ski coach and a skier in connection with a crackdown on a blood doping ring.

Hall of Fame HS basketball coach Morgan Wootten dies at 88

HYATTSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Morgan Wootten, a Hall of Fame basketball coach who built DeMatha High School into a national powerhouse and mentored several future NBA stars during a career that spanned parts of six decades, has died. He was 88.

Soccer players union promises to defend Olympic protesters

GENEVA (AP) — Soccer players who defy Olympic rules by making protest gestures at the 2020 Tokyo Games will be supported by their global union.

The Latest: Fognini pushes into 4th day in Australia to win

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local):

Brewers home ballpark to be renamed American Family Field

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers home ballpark will have a new name next year after a 20-year deal with Miller comes to an end.

Tennys, anyone? Sandgren, Paul stun Australian Open seeds

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Tennys Sandgren was looking in great shape for a big upset at the Australian Open after building a massive lead against No. 8 seed Matteo Berrettini on Wednesday.

Coco Gauff sets up Osaka showdown in Australia; Serena wins

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Plenty was going badly for Coco Gauff in the second round of the Australian Open.

Schilling the one to watch in next Hall of Fame vote

DETROIT (AP) — Derek Jeter's election to the Hall of Fame marked the seventh straight year with at least one first-ballot honoree.

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