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MEXICO CITY | A new country, big excitement in Mexico over Tiger Woods

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Two small openings on both sides of a tree-covered path were packed with fans young and old, some with caps they wanted signed, others holding phones to capture the moment. They were screaming one word that translates in any language at the Mexico Championship. “Tiger!” Tiger Woods eventually walked by on … Continue reading MEXICO CITY | A new country, big excitement in Mexico over Tiger Woods

Stricker appointed US captain for Ryder Cup in home state

Steve Stricker is going to his seventh straight Ryder Cup, this time in his home state of Wisconsin as the American captain. Stricker officially was appointed Ryder Cup captain Wednesday morning in Milwaukee, an hour south of where the Americans will try to win back the Ryder Cup in 2020 at Whistling Straits. Europe already … Continue reading Stricker appointed US captain for Ryder Cup in home state

OAKLAND, Calif. | Obama joined by Curry to tell minority boys ‘you matter’

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama and Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry told a roomful of minority boys on Tuesday that they matter and urged them to make the world a better place. Obama was in Oakland, California, to mark the fifth anniversary of My Brother’s Keeper, an initiative he launched after … Continue reading OAKLAND, Calif. | Obama joined by Curry to tell minority boys ‘you matter’

LOS ANGELES | Former Dodgers great Don Newcombe dies at 92

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Don Newcombe, the hard-throwing Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher who was one of the first black players in the major leagues and who went on to win the Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player and Cy Young awards, has died. He was 92. The team confirmed that Newcombe died Tuesday morning after … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Former Dodgers great Don Newcombe dies at 92

PANAMA CITY | Mariano Rivera calls child support allegations ‘unfounded’

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Just weeks after becoming baseball’s first unanimous Hall of Fame selection, Mariano Rivera is defending himself from accusations in his native Panama that he has failed to support two children he had outside his marriage. The former New York Yankees’ closer on Tuesday called the demands filed against him in the … Continue reading PANAMA CITY | Mariano Rivera calls child support allegations ‘unfounded’

PHOENIX | Moustakas has unfinished business in Milwaukee

PHOENIX (AP) — Mike Moustakas fell one win shy of reaching the World Series with the Milwaukee Brewers. “I think we had some unfinished business after last year,” Moustakas said Tuesday after finalizing a $10 million, one-year deal with the Brewers. “I loved playing here last year. It was a lot of fun. We fell … Continue reading PHOENIX | Moustakas has unfinished business in Milwaukee

CHARLOTTE, N.C | McDowell defends Daytona 500 decision not to push Logano

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael McDowell was still digesting his fifth-place finish at the Daytona 500 when Joey Logano appeared at the front of his car, angrily pointing at the Ford logo. He was questioning McDowell’s loyalty to the brand. “He shows up pointing at the Ford emblem, pushing on the Ford, making his point … Continue reading CHARLOTTE, N.C | McDowell defends Daytona 500 decision not to push Logano

SAN DIEGO | AP source: Machado, Padres agrees to $300M, 10-year deal

SAN DIEGO (AP) — All-Star infielder Manny Machado has agreed to a $300 million, 10-year deal with the rebuilding San Diego Padres, the biggest contract ever for a free agent, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Tuesday. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the agreement … Continue reading SAN DIEGO | AP source: Machado, Padres agrees to $300M, 10-year deal