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  • Trump: No White House run if he’d bought the Buffalo Bills

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s flirtation with professional football lasted for three decades. He never ended up with an NFL franchise despite repeated demonstrations of interest. That’s probably for the best, he says. Had his…

  • Luge World Cup Results

    Sunday At Sochi, Russia Men 1. Felix Loch, Germany, 1:43.967 (51.950-52.017). 2. Wolfgang Kindl, Austria, 1:44.399 (52.191-52.208). 3. Dominik Fischnaller, Italy, 1:44.431 (52.112-52.319). 4. Stepan Fedorov, Russia, 1:44.494 (52.301-52.193). 5. Ralf Palik, Germany, 1:44.518 (52.136-52.382).…

  • NBA reviewing if jump-on-back foul should be flagrant

    NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA is reviewing whether the act of jumping on a player’s back to intentionally foul him should be interpreted as a flagrant foul. Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens told reporters…

  • Barcelona ties all-time club record of 28 games without loss

    MADRID (AP) — Barcelona did just enough to defeat last-place Levante 2-0 on Sunday and tie its all-time record of 28 consecutive games without a loss. Barcelona took the lead with an own goal by…

  • Caps’ Ovechkin notches goal No. 30 against the Flyers

    Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin recorded his 30th goal of the season Sunday, in the process joining another elite group in NHL history.

  • Austin Rivers out 4-6 weeks with broken left hand

    MIAMI (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers is expected to miss four to six weeks with a broken left hand. Rivers was hurt during the Clippers’ game at Minnesota on Wednesday, and the…

  • Bencic, Hingis help Switzerland beat Germany 3-2 in Fed Cup

    LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — Belinda Bencic and Australian Open doubles champion Martina Hingis sent Switzerland to the Fed Cup semifinals with a 3-2 win over Germany on Sunday. The 18-year-old Bencic and Hingis, who won…

  • Hamburg held to 1-1 draw by Cologne in Bundesliga

    BERLIN (AP) — Hamburger SV was lucky to escape with a 1-1 draw against Cologne but the home side’s slump continued Sunday in its sixth Bundesliga game without a win. “We know that we have…

  • Czech Republic beats Romania 3-2 in Fed Cup

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Defending champion Czech Republic beat host Romania 3-2 Sunday to advance to the semifinals of the Fed Cup. Karolina Pliskova again won her singles rubber of the first-round match, defeating Monica…

  • Bobsleigh World Cup Results

    Sunday At St. Moritz, Switzerland 1. Germany (Maximilian Arndt, Kevin Korona, Martin Putze, Ben Heber), 2:11.88 (1:05.63-1:06.25). 2. Austria (Benjamin Maier, Marco Rangl, Markus Sammer, Danut Ion Moldovan), 2:12.06 (1:06.10-1:05.96). 3. Latvia (Oskars Melbardis, Daumants…

  • Napoli and Juventus record narrow wins to remain 1st and 2nd

    MILAN (AP) — Napoli and Juventus both recorded narrow victories against relegation-threatened sides to remain first and second in Serie A on Sunday ahead of their showdown in Turin next weekend. Second-place Juventus, which beat…

  • Costa strikes late as Chelsea holds Man United to 1-1 draw

    LONDON (AP) — Chelsea striker Diego Costa struck in stoppage time against Manchester United to maintain his scoring streak under interim manager Guus Hiddink, ensuring a 1-1 stalemate in Sunday’s meeting of fallen Premier League…

  • Fed Cup Results

    WORLD GROUP First Round Winners to semifinals, April 16-17 Czech Republic 3, Romania 2 At Sala Polivalenta Cluj-Napoca Cluj-Napoca, Romania Surface: Hard-Indoor Singles Karolina Pliskova, Czech Republic, def. Simona Halep, Romania, 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-2.…

  • PSV beats Utrecht to stay atop the Dutch Eredivisie

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — PSV Eindhoven beat FC Utrecht 2-0 Sunday to stay one point ahead of Ajax atop the Dutch Eredivisie. Santiago Arias and Marco van Ginkel, on loan from Chelsea, scored the goals inside…

  • Saint-Etienne routs Bordeaux 4-1 to move level with Nice

    PARIS (AP) — Saint-Etienne romped to a 4-1 win away to Bordeaux to move level on points with third-place Nice in the French league on Sunday. Midfielder Vincent Pajot and new signing Oussama Tannane scored…