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Man City ownership buys Chinese club to expand portfolio

By The Associated Press MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City’s Abu Dhabi ownership has expanded its portfolio of soccer clubs by purchasing Sichuan Jiuniu FC, which plays in China’s third tier. City Football Group, of which English champion Man City is the flagship team, already has the following partnership clubs: New York City [READ MORE…

UAE-based cricket coach banned for 10 years for corruption

By The Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A United Arab Emirates-based coach and former official has been banned for 10 years after being found guilty of breaching three counts of the International Cricket Council’s anti-corruption code. The ICC said in a statement Wednesday that Irfan Ansari approached Pakistan captain Sarfaraz [READ MORE…

Sports in Brief

By The Associated Press BASEBALL LOS ANGELES (AP) — Don Newcombe, the hard-throwing Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher who was one of the first black players in the major leagues and who went on to win the rookie of the year, Most Valuable Player and Cy Young awards, has died. He was 92. The team [READ MORE…

Russell on the rise in Brooklyn and seeking first postseason

By BRIAN MAHONEY NEW YORK (AP) — D’Angelo Russell stood high above Times Square, a spot where stars are showcased in New York. He was front and center on a billboard celebrating the Nets’ midseason success, pictured with three teammates who joined him in Charlotte for the NBA’s All-Star festivities. “Brooklyn is [READ MORE HERE]…

Clyburn scores 17 to carry UNLV past Wyoming 66-56

By The Associated Press LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Kris Clyburn had 17 points as UNLV defeated Wyoming 66-56 on Tuesday night. Joel Ntambwe had 15 points for UNLV (15-11, 9-5 Mountain West Conference). Amauri Hardy added 10 points. Noah Robotham had 10 points for the visitors. Justin James had 25 points and six [READ MORE…

Hinostroza gets shootout winner as Coyotes beat Oilers 3-2

By The Associated Press EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Vinnie Hinostroza scored in regulation and get got the winner in the fourth round of the shootout to lift the Arizona Coyotes to a 3-2 victory over the short-handed Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night. Josh Archibald also scored for the Coyotes, who have won four [READ MORE…