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October 03, 2019 - 11:17 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce (KEHL’-see) is tackling a new role: fatherhood. Kelce and his wife, Kylie, welcomed their new daughter, Wyatt Elizabeth, this week. Kelce and the team posted a photo of mother and baby Thursday. The baby is holding up two fingers, and Kelce...
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Lazio fans cheer during a Serie A soccer match between Lazio and Genoa, at the Rome Olympic Stadium, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
October 03, 2019 - 5:50 am
ROME (AP) — After weeks of silence, Italian soccer leaders are finally starting to confront the growing problem of racism inside the country’s stadiums _ although not without another insulting gaffe by one official. Italian soccer federation president Gabriele Gravina hailed new rules approved this...
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FILE - In this July 24, 2019, file, photo, workers adjust fences at the construction site of the New National Stadium, a venue for the opening and closing ceremonies at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
October 03, 2019 - 4:45 am
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers and two government bodies building venues for next year’s games have until the end of the month to agree to outside inspections on construction sites. Ambet Yuson, the general secretary of the Building and Wood Workers’ International, made the request on...
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FILE - In this Sunday, March 24, 2019 file photo, Minnesota's Taylor Heise (9) controls the puck during the third period in the NCAA Division I women's Frozen Four hockey championship game against Wisconsin in Hamden, Conn. A viable professional hockey league for women is the goal of the current crop of veteran players, and the youngsters who dream of playing the sport professionally when they get older are behind the current efforts being made. Sophomore Taylor Heise of the University of Minnesota, says having them fight for players like her “is amazing.” (AP Photo/Stephen Dunn, File)
October 02, 2019 - 10:40 pm
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Debbie Osborne eased into a seat inside Herb Brooks Arena and stared out at her 17-year-old daughter, Kayle, as a hockey game between the United States and Canada featuring girls under age 18 was set to get under way. A single mother who has a full-time job in the Canadian...
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October 02, 2019 - 5:10 pm
GILROY, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California high school says its varsity football season has been canceled following four players being cited by police for sexual battery after a teammate reported he was assaulted on campus. The Gilroy Unified School District said Wednesday it has learned “that...
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FILE - In this July 25, 1996 file photo, Jim 'Mattress Mack' McIngvale listens during a press conference at the the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce building in Atlanta. Jim McIngvale, a mattress store owner from Houston who calls himself "Mattress Mack,” plans to bet at least $1.5 million on the Astros in New Jersey on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. (Richard Carson/Houston Chronicle via AP)
October 02, 2019 - 3:45 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Here’s one Houston Astros fan who’s putting his considerable money where his mouth is. Jim McIngvale, a 68-year-old mattress store owner from Houston who calls himself "Mattress Mack,” plans to put down at least $1.5 million on the Astros in New Jersey on Thursday. That’s...
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In this Sept. 24, 2017 file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan stands before an NFL football game against between the Jaguars and the Baltimore Ravens at Wembley Stadium in London. Khan announced Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, that he is a majority investor in the nation's only 24-hour news network aimed at African American viewers. The network is to begin broadcasting in November and will be based in Tallahassee, Florida's capital, with bureaus around the country. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
October 02, 2019 - 3:44 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan disclosed Wednesday that he will be the majority investor in the nation’s only 24-hour news network aimed at African American viewers, giving the network a deep pocket as it launches next month. The network has been in the works for...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft leaves his seat during an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Miami Heat, in New York. A judge made several errors when he threw out video evidence allegedly showing New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft twice paying for sex at a Florida massage parlor, prosecutors argued in a court document, keeping alive their case against one of the NFL’s most prominent personalities. The state attorney general’s office filed its argument with the Fourth District Court of Appeal late Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, just before a deadline that likely would have meant the dismissal of Kraft’s second-degree misdemeanor charge. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
October 02, 2019 - 12:19 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A judge made several errors when he threw out video evidence allegedly showing New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft twice paying for sex at a Florida massage parlor, prosecutors argued in a court document, keeping alive their case against one of the NFL’s most...
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October 02, 2019 - 8:00 am
CHICAGO (AP) — An attorney for a woman convicted of murder in the 2007 shooting death of ex-Chicago Bear Shaun Gayle’s pregnant girlfriend is asking for a new trial or an evidentiary hearing because he contends the woman falsely confessed out of fear that police would charge her teenage son in the...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019 file photo, Nantes soccer team supporters stand by a poster of Argentinian player Emiliano Sala and reading "Let's keep hope" outside La Beaujoire stadium in Nantes, western France. FIFA says Cardiff must pay 6 million euros ($6.5 million) to Nantes as a first installment of the transfer fee for Emiliano Sala, agreed in January before he died in an airplane crash. FIFA says on Monday, Sept. 30 its players’ status panel “never lost sight of the specific and unique circumstances of this tragic situation” in the dispute between the two clubs. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, file)
October 02, 2019 - 1:58 am
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Cardiff says it will appeal to sport's highest court against FIFA's ruling that the club should pay 6 million euros ($6.5 million) to Nantes as a first installment of the transfer fee for Emiliano Sala. The Argentine striker died in an airplane crash near the Channel Island of...
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