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New Mets Manager Beltrán Out Amid Sign-Stealing Scandal

NEW YORK (AP) — Carlos Beltrán is out as manager of the New York Mets before a single game, the latest fallout from the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal that has rocked Major League Baseball.

Carlos Beltran

AP Column: Astros Get the Punishment, Dodgers Pay the Price

AJ Hinch won’t be managing in the big leagues any time soon, if at all. Alex Cora will soon join him in the unemployment line, and it’s hard to believe anyone will ever give him another job that involves being a leader of men.

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A Look Back at Other Infamous Cheating Scandals in Sports

The fallout from baseball’s latest sign-stealing scandal is beginning to take shape. Houston manager AJ Hinch is out of a job, and so is general manager Jeff Luhnow. The question is what will happen with the Boston Red Sox, who are also under investigation for sign stealing.

Cheating Scandals

Burrow, LSU Cap Heisman Season, Beat Clemson 42-25 for Title

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Joe Burrow threw five touchdown passes, ran for another score and capped one of the greatest seasons in college football history by leading No. 1 LSU to a 42-25 victory against No. 3 Clemson on Monday night to win the national championship.

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IOC President Defends Rules Limiting Olympic Protests

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The political neutrality of the Olympics would be undercut if an athlete took a knee in protest on the medal podium at this year’s Tokyo Games, IOC President Thomas Bach said Friday.

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MLB to Investigate Reports 2018 Champion Red Sox Stole Signs

BOSTON (AP) — Major League Baseball says it will investigate allegations the Boston Red Sox illegally used their video replay room to steal signs between opposing pitchers and catchers during their 2018 World Series championship season.

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Don Larsen, Who Threw Only Perfect World Series Game, Dies at 90

NEW YORK (AP) — Don Larsen, the journeyman pitcher who reached the heights of baseball glory when he threw a perfect game in 1956 with the New York Yankees for the only no-hitter in World Series history, died Wednesday night. He was 90.

Don Larsen

Former NBA Commissioner David Stern Dies at 77

NEW YORK (AP) — David Stern, the basketball-loving lawyer who took the NBA around the world during 30 years as its longest-serving commissioner and oversaw its growth into a global powerhouse, died Wednesday. He was 77.

David Stern

Giants Fire Coach Pat Shurmur, GM Dave Gettleman Stays

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have fired coach Pat Shurmur after the once-proud franchise took a step back by winning four games in a season marked by a franchise record-tying nine-game losing streak.

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Redskins Fire President Bruce Allen, Eye Ron Rivera to Coach

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Bruce Allen was mocked five years ago when he proclaimed that his perennially last-place Washington Redskins were “winning off the field.” More eye rolls arrived recently when Allen defended the club’s “culture.”

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Daughter-in-Law of LSU Offensive Coordinator Killed in Plane Crash

ATLANTA (AP) — A small plane en route to a college football playoff game crashed into a post office parking lot in Louisiana shortly after takeoff Saturday, killing five people, including a well-known sports reporter who was the daughter-in-law of one of the team’s coaches.

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Prosecutor Finds No Crime in Santa Anita Horse Racing Deaths

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California prosecutors found no evidence of animal cruelty or other crimes during an investigation into a spike in horse deaths at Santa Anita Park racetrack over the past year, according to a report issued Thursday.

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