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Red Sox promote Ron Roenicke to interim manager

By Jimmy Golen AP Sports Writer FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The Boston Red Sox promoted bench coach Ron Roenicke to manager Tuesday, hiring him to replace Alex Cora on the day the team’s pitchers and catchers reported for the start of spring training. The move is an indication that ...

LeBron James among 44 US Olympic basketball team finalists

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer LeBron James is considering a return to the Olympics. James — a two-time gold medalist and three-time Olympian — was among 44 players announced by USA Basketball on Monday as finalists for the team that will play in the Tokyo Games this summer. James ...

Beauvillier scores 2, Islanders beat Capitals 5-3

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Anthony Beauvillier scored twice, Josh Bailey had three assists and the New York Islanders kept Alex Ovechkin stuck at 698 career goals in beating the Washington Capitals 5-3 Monday night. The Islanders jumped out to a 5-1 lead and held on to hand ...

Northeastern wins 3rd straight Beanpot, beats BU 5-4 in 2OT

By GETHIN COOLBAUGH Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Northeastern needed one of the longest games in Beanpot history to prove that it was still the top dog. Jordan Harris made sure the Huskies retained that title over the Boston University Terriers. Harris scored 14:33 into double overtime, ...

Baylor beats Texas for 21st straight Big 12 victory

By MARK ROSNER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — With No. 1 Baylor's offense struggling, the team's defense locked in and helped the Bears win again. Baylor, producing its lowest point total of the season, beat Texas 52-45 Monday night for its 21st straight victory — one short of the ...

Jones, Goldwire help No. 7 Duke beat No. 8 FSU 70-65

By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Seventh-ranked Duke had just followed a wild overtime win against its fiercest rival by battling through the final minutes of a close game to beat eighth-ranked Florida State when coach Mike Krzyzewski paused on his way off the ...

NBA changing 3-point contest format at All-Star Saturday

By Tim Reynolds AP Basketball Writer The NBA is changing the format to this season's 3-point contest at All-Star Saturday Night in Chicago by adding a pair of deep shots that will be worth three points apiece. That change means each round will now be a total of 27 shots instead of 25, and ...

Knicks fire Steve Mills, begin search for new president

By Brian Mahoney AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks made a big move before the trade deadline — by getting rid of the guy who would have been making their deals. They fired President Steve Mills on Tuesday, shaking up the front office at a most unusual ...

Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio retiring after 13 seasons

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio announced his retirement Tuesday, ending a 13-year run in which he guided the Spartans to heights they hadn't reached in decades. Dantonio went 114-57 as Michigan State's coach and won Big Ten titles in 2010, 2013 and 2015. ...

Golf rulers says increased distance must be slowed

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Golfers at all levels keep hitting the ball farther, and the game's governing bodies plan to do something about it by going after the one area they can control — equipment. The USGA and the R&A on Tuesday released their ...