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Barack Obama joins Stephen Curry to tell minority boys ‘you matter’

Former President Barack Obama and Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry told a roomful of minority boys that they matter and urged them to make the world a better place. Read More

USA Gymnastics hires NBA exec Li Li Leung as new CEO

USA Gymnastics hired Leung as its new president and chief executive officer today, a job she accepted in an effort to help the organization and the sport find a way forward. Read More

Kareem: Players like Anthony Davis have value, hold power

If anyone understands what Anthony Davis is thinking, asking for a trade out of New Orleans with nearly 1 1/2 seasons left on his contract, it’s Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. His own trade request in 1974 came with two years left on his contract in Milwaukee. Read More

Carolina Hurricanes owner invests $250M in new football league

Carolina Hurricanes owner and CEO Tom Dundon is investing $250 million in the Alliance of American Football. Dundon also will serve as chairman of the eight-team league that began play on Feb. 9. Read More

Lou Gehrig cap could sell for $200K at auction

A collection of Lou Gehrig memorabilia, which includes various photographs, letters and signed documents, and baseballs, is now available at auction. Read More
 

Duke reclaims No. 1 in AP Top 25 poll

The Blue Devils earned 58 of 64 first-place votes in this week’s poll to earn a third stint at the top this season. Duke climbed one spot to replace Tennessee, which had spent four weeks at No. 1 but fell to fifth after Saturday’s loss at Kentucky. Read More
 

Team LeBron rallies to beat Team Giannis at NBA All-Star Game

LeBron James was trading lob passes with Dwyane Wade again, one last time. Catching lobs from former teammate Kyrie Irving once again, too. And after making a stepback 3-pointer late, he stared down Joel Embiid to send a message without saying a word. Read More

No. 5 Kentucky ends No. 1 Tennessee’s 19-game winning streak

No. 5 Kentucky got the strong start it sought against No. 1 Tennessee. Most important was that the Wildcats finished off the Vols on a national stage, just what they needed days after letting one slip away. Read More

Byron, Bowman start from front row in 61st Daytona 500

William Byron will start from the pole in the 61st running of the Daytona 500, combining with teammate Alex Bowman to create the youngest front row in the history of “The Great American Race.” Read More
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Cubs’ Addison Russell sorry for ‘pain’ he caused ex-wife, no details

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Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell says he’s sorry for the “hurt and the pain” he caused his ex-wife but didn’t detail what prompted a 40-game suspension under Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy. Read More
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Golfer Matt Kuchar apologizes, pledges $50,000 to Mayakoba caddie

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Matt Kuchar apologized today for what he said were insensitive comments about the caddie he used at the Mayakoba Classic in Mexico last fall and said he would pay the $50,000 the caddie requested. Read More
 

Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid settle collusion lawsuits with NFL

Kaepernick has not played in the league since 2016, while Reid missed three games last season before signing with Carolina. Read More

Olympic volunteers: One-time chance, or exploitation?

Unpaid Olympic volunteers do almost everything: guide athletes around, greet dignitaries and translate for lost fans. Read More

Wade, Nowitzki share eventful history as honorary All-Stars

Of all the opposing jerseys Dwyane Wade has collected through swaps during his final NBA season, Dirk Nowitzki’s was among those the Miami star wanted the most and somehow seemed worried he wouldn’t get. Read More

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