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China: Calls for 2022 Winter Olympics boycott doomed to fail

BEIJING (AP) — Calls for a boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics on human rights grounds are "doomed to failure," a Chinese government spokesperson said Wednesday, as lawmakers and political advisers began converging on China's capital for the biggest annual gathering of the political ...

AP source: Eagles send Carson Wentz to Colts for draft picks

By Rob Maaddi AP Pro Football Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to trade Carson Wentz to the Indianapolis Colts, according to a person familiar with the deal. The Eagles will receive a third-round pick in this year's draft and a conditional second-round pick ...

Spurs have 4 players positive, Atlanta has All-Star concerns

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer The San Antonio Spurs are dealing with a coronavirus outbreak among four players, the NBA said Tuesday, meaning the Spurs will not play until the middle of next week at the earliest. Meanwhile, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms — whose city was picked ...

On the move: Serena’s court coverage brings her near No. 24

By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer Serena Williams agrees with everyone else that her footwork and movement are better these days than they've been for a bit — and that's a big reason she's closing in on what would be a record-tying 24th Grand Slam singles title. Here's what she wants to ...

Lots of confusion with 2 races, 3 winners at ski worlds

By ERIC WILLEMSEN Associated Press CORTINA D'AMPEZZO (AP) — Katharina Liensberger was talking to reporters in the mixed zone when she learned that her silver medal in the parallel giant slalom event had been upgraded to a tie for gold at the world championships. The Austrian fell to the ...

Smashing success: Djokovic beats Zverev, into Australian SF

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic smashed a racket, sending a piece of the frame flying. Later, he plopped himself down right there at the back of the blue court, looking forlorn as can be. He dropped the opening set against Alexander Zverev, one of the young guys trying to shove ...

AP source: Panthers to release 2-time Pro Bowl DT Short

By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers are releasing two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Kawann Short, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the team has not ...

Atlanta Falcons owner donating $17M to civil rights museum

ATLANTA (AP) — The billionaire owner of the Atlanta Falcons is donating $17 million to help a civil rights museum expand and offer new programming. Arthur Blank's family foundation announced the gift to the National Center for Civil and Human Rights on Thursday. The vast majority of the ...

Kittle dismisses ‘chatter’ about Niners trading Garoppolo

By Rob Maaddi AP Pro Football Writer George Kittle dismissed talk about the San Francisco 49ers possibly trading Jimmy Garoppolo the way he sheds tacklers after making catches. "I think it's speculation. I think it's rumors. I think it's chatter," Kittle said on the AP Pro Football ...

Eddie Rosario, Indians finalize $8 million, 1-year contract

Eddie Rosario, Indians finalize $8 million, 1-year contract By Tom Withers AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Free agent outfielder Eddie Rosario has joined the Cleveland Indians, adding a quality player who has haunted their pitchers in recent years. Rosario passed his physical on ...