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On Baseball: The Padres Have San Diego, and the Spotlight, to Themselves Padres players in spring training. With the Chargers gone, San Diego is the only major league city whose team has no N.F.L., N.B.A. or N.H.L. counterpart. On College Basketball: This Year’s A.C.C. Might Be the Best College Basketball League Ever Ty Outlaw of Virginia Tech going in for a layup against Louisville’s Deng Adel. Both teams might make the N.C.A.A. tournament and help give the Atlantic Coast Conference a record number of teams in the field. Lakers, in Shake-Up, Hand Reins to Magic Johnson Magic Johnson was named the Lakers’ president for basketball operations as Mitch Kupchak, the G.M., was fired. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Begins Again After Concussion, With Altered Priorities Dale Earnhardt Jr. will begin his 18th full season at Nascar’s top level on Sunday in the Daytona 500. Former USA Gymnastics Doctor Faces New Sexual Assault Charges Dr. Lawrence G. Nassar, who specialized in treating gymnasts and had a clinic at Michigan State, listened to testimony at a hearing on Friday in Lansing, Mich.
Budapest Withdraws Bid to Host 2024 Summer Olympics The Hungarian Parliament was the backdrop last month for an Olympic logo promoting Budapest as the potential host of the 2024 Olympics. Alex Rodriguez Embraces New Role at Yankees’ Camp Alex Rodriguez, a special adviser to the Yankees, conversing with another former Yankee, Lee Mazzilli, at camp on Tuesday. On Baseball: A Kansas City Royals Slugger? Jorge Soler Could Fit the Bill Kansas City’s spacious Kauffman Stadium before Game 2 of the 2015 World Series. The Royals hit only two home runs in their five-game victory over the Mets, and one was inside the park. Goalie Eats Pie and Loses His Job, While Bettors’ Wallets Fatten Sutton’s backup goalkeeper, Wayne Shaw, eats a pie during the match against Arsenal on Monday. Wild Hire a Top Fixer, and the Result Is Hard to Argue With Under Coach Bruce Boudreau, the Wild already have more wins than they had last season and are on track for one of their best regular-season records.
Sports Briefing: Candice Wiggins Calls W.N.B.A. ‘Toxic’ In an interview with The San Diego Union-Tribune, the former W.N.B.A. player Candice Wiggins said that she was treated poorly in the league because she was straight. Canadiens Slow Rangers’ Surge With Shootout Win The Canadiens’ Paul Byron after beating Henrik Lundqvist for the decisive goal of a shootout. Montreal was 1-6-1 in its previous eight games; the Rangers had won seven of eight. White House Memo: Trump Uses His Tee Times for a Mix of Diplomacy and Recreation President Trump’s motorcade leaving Trump International Golf Club this month in West Palm Beach, Fla. Baseball: MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred Criticizes Union’s Resistance to Change Commissioner Rob Manfred said he planned to continue to push for rule changes like a pitch clock and limits on mound visits.