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Hinch, Luhnow Fired for Astros’ Sign Stealing

HOUSTON — Astros manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow were fired Monday after the pair were suspended by Major League Baseball for the team's use of electronics for sign-stealing during Houston's run to the 2017 World Series title and again in the ...
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49ers Stay Perfect, Dominate Mayfield, Browns in 31-3 Win

SANTA CLARA — Richard Sherman has a strong message for anyone still doubting the unbeaten San Francisco 49ers. "If you said we weren't going to make it, you said we were some way early on, stick with that position. Hold it. Don't try to give us credit now. ...
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NFL Aims to Handle Kraft Case Like Any Other Conduct Matter

NEW YORK — The NFL says it will handle the sex solicitation case involving New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft as it would any other issue under the league's conduct policy. The 77-year-old owner has been charged with soliciting a prostitute in Florida ...
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Gronk Gets Bonked by Beer Can During Super Bowl Parade

BOSTON — Gronk got bonked. Rob Gronkowski, the New England Patriots' star tight end, says he got hit in the face by a can of beer thrown during Tuesday's Super Bowl victory parade in Boston. Gronkowski told "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" the can dr...