MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Ian Poulter is an unabashed fan of the sandbelt courses of southeast Melbourne. So it came as no surprise that he gave England’s highest-ranked player at the World Cup of Golf, Tyrrell Hatton, a gentle nudge that he’d like to be on the England team. Poulter and Hatton are among the …

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Maisha Scott thought she and her husband, former NFL defensive back Bryan Scott, handled the end of his playing career very well. They invested in franchises, including a boxing club. Bryan Scott appeared on the TV show “Shark Tank” and got Mark Cuban to invest in a business, and he also …

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MIAMI (AP) — Spencer Dinwiddie is wearing art on his feet this season. It’s for a good cause. The Brooklyn guard is planning to have a different set of sneakers in every game this year, paying tribute to either various people or causes on that particular night. On Tuesday in Miami, his shoes were an …

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The 55 in-season NHL coaching changes since beginning of salary cap era in 2005: 2005-06 New York Islanders replaced Steve Stirling with Brad Shaw, missed playoffs New Jersey Devils replaced resigning Larry Robinson with Lou Lamoriello, made playoffs Pittsburgh Penguins replaced Ed Olczyk with Michel Therrien, missed playoffs Los Angeles Kings replaced John Torchetti …

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Peter Chiarelli didn’t feel like he could wait another day. The Edmonton general manager didn’t sleep well after another tough loss, put the wheels in motion to replace coach Todd McLellan with Ken Hitchcock and made the move on Tuesday — a game day. After no in-season coaching changes around the NHL last season, there …

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It’s almost time for reflection in season-long fantasy leagues, but not in daily. As the playoff races heat up, so do the prize pools in daily fantasy and we can still gain an edge by looking in-depth at some of the teams in the best position to succeed in Week 12. Leveraging Vegas implied team …

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Leon Draisaitl scored 51 seconds into overtime and Connor McDavid had his 100th career goal to give the Edmonton Oilers a 4-3 win over the San Jose Sharks in Ken Hitchcock’s first game as coach Tuesday night. The Oilers began the day by firing Todd McLellan and replacing him with …

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Still one of baseball’s best-kept secrets, the Arizona Fall League wrapped up on Saturday afternoon at Scottsdale Stadium. The Peoria Javelinas defeated the Salt River Rafters 3-2 in an extra-inning affair to take home their second consecutive title. Winning the Arizona Fall League on a walk-off gives you the right to send your bat to …

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Backup point guards share the spotlight with the hottest scorer in the NBA when the Indiana Pacers visit the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday night. The Pacers arrive in town riding a three-game winning streak, all at home. But they’ve also been hot on the road, rebounding from an 0-2 start to win five of their last six. Indiana closed …

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MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins have designated for assignment infielder-outfielder Derek Dietrich, who had been with the team since 2013. Dietrich is eligible for arbitration after making $2.9 million this year, when he hit .265 with 16 home runs in 149 games while playing mostly in left field. He’s a .254 career hitter with …

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