• In this July 8, 2015, file photo, Baltimore Orioles pitcher Tommy Hunter throws against the Minnesota Twins in a baseball game in Minneapolis. Hunter and the Cleveland Indians have agreed to a one-year contract. A 29-year-old right-hander, Hunter was 4-2 with a 4.18 ERA in 58 relief appearances for Baltimore and the Chicago Cubs, who acquired him on July 31 for outfielder Junior Lake. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

    Tommy Hunter agrees to 1-year contract with Indians

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Pitcher Tommy Hunter and the Cleveland Indians have agreed to a one-year contract.

  • Contracts of Coples and McCain terminated by Miami Dolphins

    DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The contracts of defensive end Quinton Coples and cornerback Brice McCain have been terminated by the Miami Dolphins, saving the team about $10 million in salary cap space.

  • In this  Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 file photo, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant gestures to fans as he walks off of the court after an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs in San Antonio. The final NBA All-Star Game for Bryant and the first to be staged outside the U.S. is in Toronto, the city that staged the first NBA game 70 years ago and is so enthusiastic for basketball now that it could no longer be ignored no matter what the thermometer says. (AP Photo/Darren Abate, File)

    It’s Kobe’s world, at least for 1 more All-Star weekend

    TORONTO (AP) — Kobe Bryant answered questions in Spanish and Italian, raved about Canadian hospitality, showed off knowledge of both Greek basketball and English soccer. He announced plans to go to the Philippines and Taiwan, thanked fans from Japan and even asked a reporter how to say a phrase in Mandarin.

  • In this June 15, 2001,  file photo, Los Angeles Lakers' Shaquille O'Neal holds up the MVP trophy, right, and the championship trophy after the Lakers won their second straight NBA championship,  in Philadelphia.  This year's Hall of Fame class includes a star-studded field of potential finalists, including Shaquille O'Neal, Yao Ming and Allen Iverson. That trio should be a lock to get in. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

    Shaq, Iverson finalists, Yao could join them in Hall of Fame

    TORONTO (AP) — Shaquille O’Neal was just 9 years old when his stepfather began teaching him basketball with a plan to dominate like Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

  • NASCAR driver Brian Vickers walks though the garage area at Daytona International Speedway, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Vickers will replace injured Tony Stewart in the Daytona 500 auto race. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

    Recovered and ready to race, Vickers set for Daytona return

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Brian Vickers might have been more easily found on TV this week pitching a blood-thinning drug instead of practicing for the Daytona 500.

  • In this Nov. 20, 2014 file photo, Senate Commerce Committee member Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla. holds an example of the defective airbag made by Takata of Japan that has been linked to multiple deaths and injuries in cars driven in the U.S. during the committee's hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. According to documents posted Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website, Volkswagen resisted U.S. government efforts to recall more cars and trucks to fix potentially deadly Takata air bags — telling safety regulators that a recall isn't necessary. But the German automaker, already in hot water with the government for cheating on U.S. pollution tests, eventually agreed to the recall. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

    Documents show Volkswagen resisted Takata air bag recall

    DETROIT (AP) — Volkswagen resisted U.S. government efforts to recall more cars and trucks to fix potentially deadly Takata air bags — telling safety regulators that a recall isn’t necessary.

  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a town hall meeting at Denmark Olar Elementary School in Denmark, S.C., Friday Feb. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    Presidential contenders fight for minority voters in SC

    DENMARK, S.C. (AP) — The fight for black voters turned into a tug-of-war over President Barack Obama’s legacy Friday as Democratic presidential hopefuls looked for an edge in South Carolina. Republicans, meanwhile, crisscrossed the state in search of a path out of Donald Trump’s long shadow.

    Updated: 3:19 pm

  • Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh (1) goes up for a shot against San Antonio Spurs forward David West (30) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

    AP Source: Bosh out of NBA All-Star Game due to calf injury

    TORONTO (AP) — Chris Bosh’s All-Star participation for this year is over, before he ever took the floor in the city where his career began.

    Updated: 3:56 pm

  • In this Feb. 8, 2015 file photo, Arturo O'Farrill arrives at the 57th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.  O'Farrill is nominated for two Grammys, one for large jazz ensemble album for "Cuba:The Conversation Continues," and best instrumental composition for "The Afro Latin Jazz Suite." (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

    O’Farrill’s Grammy-nominated CD expands US-Cuba dialogue

    NEW YORK (AP) — Arturo O’Farrill’s Grammy-nominated “Cuba: The Conversation Continues” just happened to be made in Havana by American and Cuban musicians at a dramatic turning point in relations between the two countries.

    Updated: 1:41 pm

  • Tanaka feels good, but unsure about status for 1st start

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, coming back after arthroscopic surgery to remove a bone spur from his right elbow last October, says he feels perfectly healthy but isn’t sure when he’ll make his first regular-season start.