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Silver: China asked for Rockets GM Daryl Morey to be fired

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Chinese officials wanted Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey to be fired for his tweet supporting anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, and the league emphatically dismissed the request.

Thursday 10/17/2019
Hinch blows whistle, calls signal suspicions 'a joke'

NEW YORK (AP) — Astros manager AJ Hinch is blowing his own whistle on sign stealing and pitch tipping: He's had enough of allegations about Houston hitters going out of bounds to decipher what's coming at the plate.

Mahomes, banged-up Chiefs face Denver on short rest

DENVER (AP) — Patrick Mahomes was without two of his linemen and one of his receiving threats for the banged-up Kansas City Chiefs' game against the Denver Broncos on Thursday night.

Arkansas track plans to end greyhound racing by end of 2022

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An east Arkansas track agreed Thursday to phase out greyhound racing over the next three years, citing a decline in dog racing nationally and fears that the state's voters would approve ending the practice.

Hinch: Astros will come off field if fans throw objects

NEW YORK (AP) — Astros manager AJ Hinch says he will remove his team from the field if fans at Yankee Stadium again throw objects at Houston players.

Stanton still out, Hicks moved up to 3rd in Yanks' order

NEW YORK (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton remained out of the New York Yankees lineup for the third straight game and Aaron Hicks was moved up to third in the batting order for Game 4 of the AL Championship Series against the Houston Astros on Thursday night.

Wizards sign Beal to 2-year, $72 million extension

Bradley Beal signed a two-year extension worth nearly $72 million with Washington on Thursday, a major victory for the Wizards and a move that will keep the All-Star guard out of free agency for at least the next three summers.

Spanish soccer league tries again to stage game in Miami

Undeterred by the resistance it faced last season, the Spanish soccer league is trying again to take a regular season game to the United States.

Soccer star Rapinoe, boxer Shields win sportswomen of year

Soccer star Megan Rapinoe and boxer Claressa Shields have been honored as Sportswomen of the Year by the Women's Sports Foundation.

Atlanta businessman spared prison in college hoops scandal

NEW YORK (AP) — An Atlanta businessman and former NBA referee was spared prison time Thursday after pleading guilty in a college basketball scandal that paid bribes to steer top athletes to certain schools and money managers.

APNewsBreak: Liberty to play at Barclays starting in 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Liberty will have a new home next year — Barclays Center.

Tale of 2 Cities: Sapporo likes race move; Tokyo not much

TOKYO (AP) — Sapporo officials are thrilled with a proposal to move next year's Tokyo Olympic marathons to the northern Japanese city to avoid the summer heat in the city.

Nathan Chen begins Grand Prix season at Skate America

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nathan Chen would love little more than to become the first man to win four straight U.S. figure skating championships since Brian Boitano achieved the feat in the mid-1980s.

Dolphins heading toward wrong end of history

Forty-seven years since the Miami Dolphins had the only undefeated season in NFL history, the team is heading toward an ignominious record.

Michigan-Penn State, LSU-Auburn key games before Halloween

Except for South Carolina's stunning overtime win at Georgia, there haven't been many results so far this season that figure to shape the College Football Playoffs standings.

Women are having a greater impact on NBA than ever before

Practice is over and Boston Celtics assistant coach Kara Lawson is still working.

Wednesday 10/16/2019
Ramsey 'overjoyed' by LA move; Rams eager for long-term deal

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams fully understand the risks they took in acquiring volatile cornerback Jalen Ramsey.

Joe Maddon returns to Los Angeles Angels as manager

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Joe Maddon is back under the halo.

Vrabel: Titans switch to Tannehill at QB looking for spark

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans want to jump-start an offense that has just one touchdown over the past 10 quarters, so they're turning to veteran quarterback Ryan Tannehill and benching Marcus Mariota.

Iditarod changes tack, will meet with animal welfare leader

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The new head of Alaska's Iditarod plans to meet with a leader of an animal welfare group that's devoted to ending the world's most famous sled dog race, which it sees as a cruel, deadly event for its canine participants.

Los Fresnos solidifies hold on first in 32-6A

LOS FRESNOS — The pecking order in District 32-6A volleyball has been established, at least at the top.

Goodell: pass interference reviews are working as expected

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says the new video review rule for pass interference is working as expected, with only obvious mistakes by officials being corrected.

Brownsville Jubilee sweeps Santa Rosa, eyes district title

BROWNSVILLE — The Brownsville Jubilee Lady Titans took one more step toward the first UIL district title in program history, making quick work of Santa Rosa with a convincing 25-12, 25-12, 25-14 sweep Tuesday night.

Shields' brother charged in assault on Habazin's trainer

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A prosecutor has filed an assault charge against the brother of boxer Claressa Shields in connection with an attack on the trainer for Ivana Habazin before the weigh-in for their fight.

Yanks' Boone defends catcher Sánchez as 'excellent' defender

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees manager Aaron Boone wasn't sure Wednesday what his lineup for the next day's Game 4 of the AL Championship Series would look like.

Girardi out, Brosius in as US manager for Olympic qualifiers

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Joe Girardi quit as manager of the U.S. baseball team trying to qualify for the Olympics before it played a single game.

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