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Troubled Antonio Brown released on bail in Florida

By CURT ANDERSON AP Legal Affairs Writer FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — NFL free agent Antonio Brown was released on bail Friday after a night in a Florida jail, where he turned himself in to face charges that he and his trainer attacked the driver of a moving truck that carried some of his ...

If the players don’t want the job, take it away from them

By TIM REYNOLDS Associated Press Once again, LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo are All-Star captains. Once again, the fans — mostly, anyway — got who they wanted as the game’s starters. And once again, too many NBA players made a mockery of their vote to decide which ...

Saints scrambling to shield emails

By JIM MUSTIAN Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Saints are going to court to keep the public from seeing hundreds of emails that allegedly show team executives doing public relations damage control for the area’s Roman Catholic archdiocese to help it contain the fallout ...

Ohio State basketball can’t catch a break

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS — Marcus Carr hit a game-winning 3-pointer with four seconds left and Minnesota beat struggling Ohio State 62-59 on Thursday night. Carr had 21 points as the Gophers rallied to stay with the Buckeyes in the second half, tying the game twice in last ...

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Buck Bailey on Saturday WELLSVILLE — The Buck Bailey Invitational Wrestling Tournament will be held on Saturday at Wellsville High School. Action will begin at 10 a.m.. Teams entered are host Wellsville, Southern, Beaver Local, Oak Glen, Salem, South Range, Buckeye Local, Steubenville, ...

Warrant issued for Brown

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — A warrant has been issued for the arrest of NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown following accusations that he and his trainer attacked another man near Brown’s Florida home, authorities said. Hollywood police spokesman Christian Latta said in a Wednesday news release that ...

Minor League mayors fight to keep teams

Dozens of mayors from across the United States have formed a task force opposing a proposal by Major League Baseball to eliminate 42 affiliated minor league franchises for the 2021 season. The coalition launched Tuesday with three leaders and was up to 30 members by Wednesday afternoon, ...

Manning was among greatest Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Eli Manning is ending a 16-year NFL career that saw him recognized as a great quarterback, a leader, a solid citizen and the man who led the New York Giants back into prominence with two Super Bowl titles. Manning, who set almost every Giants passing record in career ...

Sanders’ plan not fair to Medicare

It needs pointing out that Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All plan bears little resemblance to Medicare. The Vermont senator undoubtedly exploits the word “Medicare” to obscure the radicalness of his single-payer proposal. Medicare, after all, is very popular. Those who admire ...

Bail reform: Proceed with caution

January 2020 ushered in a unique new law in New York state that abolished cash bail for defendants arrested for nonviolent crimes. Activists in the bail reform movement called it landmark legislation that stops judges from locking up the poor while they await trial simply because they can’t ...