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NEW YORK (AP) — Rusty Staub, the orange-haired outfielder who became a huge hit with baseball fans in two countries during an All-Star career that spanned 23 major league seasons, died Thursday. He was 73.

  • By Dennis Waszak Jr., AP Sports Writer

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — A blustery morning wind had just about everyone scrambling in the men's slopestyle event. Except for Red Gerard, who kept his footing all the way to the podium.

  • By Jenna Fryer, AP Auto Racing Writer

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Danica Patrick watched drivers turn laps out of the corner of her eye. In her whirlwind preparation for the "Danica Double," getting a car ready for the first event of the NASCAR season had not been a priority.

  • By Tim Dahlberg, AP Sports Columnist

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — For hours Saturday, South Korean media was abuzz over the contents of a mysterious blue folder carried by the sister of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un to her lunch date with South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

  • By Ted Anthony, Associated Press

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Tracers lit up the night. Explosions rocked the stadium, and the acrid smoke that followed the rockets' red glare left some in the crowd coughing and choking. By the time it was all over, giant flames licked toward the sky as the envoys of two enemy governments wat…

  • By Michael Sisak and Anthony Izaguirre, Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia's first Super Bowl parade provided catharsis Thursday for hundreds of thousands of Eagles fans, deliriously joyful after decades without a title and relishing the national spotlight on a team that few outside the city thought could win it all.

  • By Steve Megargee, AP Sports Writer

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The new coaches in the Southeastern Conference got their first opportunity to compete with one another over the last two months on the recruiting trail.

  • By Ted Anthony, Associated Press

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — On the one hand: The world gathers for a scripted, globalized spectacle of competition and unity. North Korean athletes and performers stream into the rival South for a display of cooperation that maybe, just maybe, could ease anxiety about possible nuclear war. Th…

  • By Rick Callahan, Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors filed felony charges on Wednesday against an immigrant illegally living in the U.S. who is suspected in a drunken-driving crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and an Uber driver.

  • By David Bauder, AP Media Writer

NEW YORK — Fresh off the Super Bowl, NBC begins more than two weeks of Winter Olympics coverage on Thursday with a new host, some new wrinkles and the hope that its business model keeps pace with the different ways people experience events on television and online.

  • By James Ellingworth, AP Sports Writer

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Six-time Olympic gold medalist Viktor Ahn and three former NHL players are among 32 Russian athletes who filed appeals Tuesday seeking spots at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

  • By Howard Fendrich and Pat Graham, AP Sports Writers

Separated in age by about a decade, Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin head to the Pyeongchang Olympics as the past, present and future of ski racing in the United States and around the world.

  • By David Eggert, Associated Press

LANSING, Mich. — Former U.S. Olympic women's gymnastics team coach John Geddert is facing a criminal investigation after complaints were filed following the sentencing of disgraced ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar, who molested girls at Geddert's elite gymnastics club in Michigan.

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  • By Dan Gelston AP Sports Writer

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kevin Hart fessed up he was tipsy when he tried to crash the Super Bowl stage and celebrate with his hometown Philadelphia Eagles when they hoisted the Lombardi Trophy. The pint-sized funnyman ran into a no-nonsense security guard who refused to allow Hart, wearing an Eag…

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  • By DAVID EGGERT, Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) — The former sports doctor whose serial sexual abuse of girls and young women upended the gymnastics world was sentenced Monday to a third prison term of 40 to 125 years for molesting young athletes at an elite Michigan training center.

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  • By DAVE ZEITLIN and KRISTEN DE GROOT, Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia was cleaning up Monday after pockets of Super Bowl victory celebrations turned unruly overnight, with rowdy Eagles fans smashing department store windows, looting a gas station convenience store and toppling a number of the city's famously greased light poles.

  • By John Zenor, AP Sports Writer

AUBURN — Auburn's leading rebounder is a 6-foot-3 transfer from Presbyterian College. The best shot blocker and tallest starter is a 6-foot-7 guy whose other college options included MIT and Yale.

  • By Rob Maaddi, AP Pro Football Writer

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — The best formula for success against the New England Patriots is to keep Tom Brady on the sideline and harass him when he's on the field.

  • By ARNIE STAPLETON, AP Pro Football Writer

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Rob Gronkowski gets to play in this year's Super Bowl after missing last year's game with a bad back. Zach Ertz gets the chance to match his wife, Julie , a soccer star who's already won a world championship.

  • By James Ellingworth, AP Sports Writer

MOSCOW — Twenty-eight Russian athletes had their Olympic doping bans overturned Thursday, throwing the International Olympic Committee's policy on the country into turmoil.

  • By DAVID BRANDT, AP Sports Writer

OXFORD, Miss. — Auburn was struggling to put away a mediocre Mississippi team in the second half when Bryce Brown made a crucial 3-pointer to give the Tigers a little separation.

  • By Richard Lardner, Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The Senate is poised to respond to the sex abuse scandal involving sports doctor Larry Nassar by approving legislation that requires governing bodies for amateur athletics to quickly report claims of abuse to law enforcement.

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