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Penn State settles ‘outstanding issues’ with Paterno family

By Mark Scolforo Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Penn State and the family of the late head football coach Joe Paterno announced Friday they have resolved "outstanding issues" that had divided them, eight years after he was fired following Jerry Sandusky's child molestation ...

Union mulls terms approved by NFL owners for new labor deal

By Barry Wilner AP Pro Football Writer NEW YORK (AP) — NFL player representatives decided Friday to not vote on a new labor deal approved by team owners. Instead, the NFL Players Association is seeking more negotiations with the league next week. "Today the NFLPA Board of Players ...

Lake Placid celebrates its Olympic past, and eyes its future

By Tim Reynolds AP Sports Writer LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — The benefits of a miracle have been reaped in Lake Placid for 40 years. The plan now is to keep those miracles — and miracle-seekers — coming. Parts of Lake Placid's sports landscape are largely under construction again these ...

Yankees’ Severino frustrated by being shut down again

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees right-hander Luis Severino says it is “definitely frustrating” to be shut down in spring training for the second consecutive year. Severino has right forearm soreness near the elbow, which has been an off and on issue since October. “It’s more ...

2-time Cy Young winner Kluber has ‘a lot to prove’ in Texas

By Stephen Hawkins AP Baseball Writer SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — After Corey Kluber was traded to Texas, his new manager got a lot of texts and calls from people saying what a phenomenal pitcher and person the Rangers got. The only message that surprised Chris Woodward was the one he got ...

No. 11 Louisville routs Syracuse 90-66 to end 2-game slide

By GARY B. GRAVES AP Sports Writer LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Consecutive losses prompted Louisville's captains to conduct a players-only meeting to sort things out. That discussion obviously put the No. 11 Cardinals on the same page in many phases considering how they handled ...

Rangers score 5 times in third period, top Blackhawks 6-3

MATT CARLSON Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — The New York Rangers, Mika Zibanejad and Chris Kreider have all gotten hot, and are ready to chase a playoff spot. Zibanejad and Kreider each had a goal and two assists as the Rangers scored five times in the third period and beat the Chicago ...

Johnson, Daniels help NC State rout No. 6 Duke 88-66

By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State overwhelmed sixth-ranked Duke so thoroughly that the Blue Devils' Hall of Fame coach could only describe his team as "never there" after a historically lopsided loss. Markell Johnson scored a career-high 28 ...

Moretti, Texas Tech top K-State 69-62, stay in 3rd in Big 12

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Davide Moretti flinched as a pass the Texas Tech guard wasn't expecting glanced off his back and bounced toward Kansas State's Cartier Diarra. When Diarra tried to get too fancy with the ensuing breakaway dunk and clanged a windmill attempt off the rim, Moretti made the ...

Galchenyuk scores in shootout, Wild beat Canucks 4-3

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Alex Galchenyuk scored the tying goal and the shootout winner as the Minnesota Wild beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 on Wednesday night and delivered new coach Dean Evason his first win as an NHL coach. "It's amazing," Evason said. "You hear things happen for ...