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In nearly 3 years on job, Phil Jackson hasn't fixed Knicks
NEW YORK (AP) -- Carmelo Anthony had a half-season of clues about what Phil Jackson thought of him, and now it was his turn to evaluate his boss....

The Latest: Hendrick 'can't sit still' despite Turn 4 issues
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- The Latest on Daytona 500 media day (all times local):...

MLB to push forward with process for rule changes
PHOENIX (AP) -- Major League Baseball intends to push forward with the process that could lead to possible rule changes involving the strike zone, installation of pitch clocks and limits on trips to the pitcher's mound. While baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred expressed hope the ongoing process would lead to an agreement, he said clubs would reserve the right to act unilaterally, consistent with the rule-change provision of the sport's labor contract....

Lakers shake-up: Magic is in charge after GM Kupchak fired
With the Los Angeles Lakers mired in the worst years in franchise history, owner Jeanie Buss has turned to Magic Johnson to lead them back to championship contention....

Lakers trading Lou Williams to Houston for Corey Brewer
The Los Angeles Lakers have swung their first deal of the Magic Johnson Era, agreeing to send Lou Williams to the Houston Rockets for Corey Brewer and a future draft pick....

NHL teams expected to pick up trading pace over next week
DETROIT (AP) -- Brendan Smith was planning to spend his bye week in Florida, trying to relax. It might be tough for him to truly get away....

Lean on me: International NBA players supporting each other
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Boris Diaw arrived at his favorite Salt Lake City coffeehouse expecting to meet fellow Frenchman Rudy Gobert, and just smirked when told Gobert was running late....

Super subs are now key players on pitching-dominated rosters
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- Jace Peterson starts out the day shagging fly balls in the outfield. Then, he changes gloves and heads to the infield to take some grounders....

Play vs. Rest: For many NBA teams, it's still a real battle
MIAMI (AP) -- There are 27 games remaining on Cleveland's regular-season schedule, and perhaps only one person over that stretch will be able to stop LeBron James....

UConn moves forward with plans for new athletic fields
STORRS, Conn. (AP) -- The University of Connecticut is moving forward with plans to build new athletic facilities for its soccer, baseball and softball teams....

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