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The custom first-responder cleats New York Mets slugger Pete Alonso used in a game on Sept. 11 are shown at the 9/11 Museum in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. Alonso presented the equipment to museum President Alice M. Greenwald. Alonso said "it means the world" that the memorial wanted the gear for its permanent collection. (AP Photo/Jake Seiner)
October 01, 2019 - 3:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mets slugger Pete Alonso visited the National September 11 Memorial & Museum on Tuesday to donate the custom cleats and baseball bat honoring first responders that he used in a game on the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. Alonso presented the equipment to museum...
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FILE- In this file photo dated Monday, July 23, 2012, newly appointed CONCACAF Secretary General Enrique Sanz speaks during an interview in Miami, U.S.A.. FIFA has imposed a life ban for bribery on Enrique Sanz, Tuesday oct. 1, 2019, the former general secretary of North American soccer body CONCACAF, who allegedly arranged and took bribes linked to commercial deals for international soccer tournaments. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, FILE)
October 01, 2019 - 11:48 am
ZURICH (AP) — FIFA has imposed a life ban for bribery on Enrique Sanz, the former general secretary of North American soccer body CONCACAF. Sanz was easily identified as an unnamed co-conspirator in U.S. Department of Justice documents in 2015 — No. 4 in the original indictment in May that year,...
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander, second from left, walks back to the mound after giving up a two-run home run to Los Angeles Angels' Andrelton Simmons, second from right, during the fourth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
September 30, 2019 - 11:45 pm
Justin Verlander didn't intend to alter his pitching strategy, not after 14 seasons as a major league ace. But then the home runs stopped making sense. A long drive by Yankees slugger Aaron Judge? The Houston Astros ace can live with that. This season, though, was full of surprises. Like when...
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PSG Neymar is seen before the French League One soccer match between Bordeaux and PSG at the Matmut stadium in Bordeaux, southwestern France, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)
September 30, 2019 - 10:19 am
SAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian judge says the model who accused soccer superstar Neymar of rape will face trial on charges of fraud. Another judge dropped serious charges that followed a decision to reject her rape complaint for lack of evidence. Attorney Cosme Araujo said Sunday he will appeal the...
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FILE - In this April 19, 2014, file photo, St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold poses for a photograph before a baseball game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park in Washington. A videographer who collapsed from a heart attack in the visiting dugout at Busch Stadium is alive, thanks in part to a St. Louis Post-Dispatch journalist. The videographer, 64-year-old Mike Flanary, was in the Chicago Cubs' dugout Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, before the game the Cardinals eventually won 9-0 to clinch the National League Central title. Flanary collapsed and was briefly without a pulse. The Post-Dispatch reports that baseball writer Derrick Goold had CPR training as a youth and rushed to help. The stadium doctor on duty, David Tan, says Goold's CPR "probably saved" Flanary's life.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
September 30, 2019 - 9:39 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A videographer who collapsed from a heart attack in the visiting dugout at Busch Stadium is alive, thanks in part to a St. Louis Post-Dispatch journalist. The videographer, 64-year-old Mike Flanary, was in the Chicago Cubs' dugout Sunday before the game the Cardinals eventually won...
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FILE - In this March 2, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) controls the ball in the second half during an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns in Phoenix. A sweat-stained jersey James wore while playing Ohio high school basketball and during his first Sports Illustrated magazine cover shoot as a teenager in 2002 is being auctioned. The online auction listing says the gold mesh jersey from the NBA star’s days with the St. Vincent-St. Mary Fighting Irish in Akron features green lettering with the word “Irish” and number 23, the number he’d later wear for the Cleveland Cavaliers. The auction runs until Oct. 19. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
September 29, 2019 - 10:26 am
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A sweat-stained jersey LeBron James wore while playing Ohio high school basketball and during his first Sports Illustrated magazine cover shoot as a teenager in 2002 is being auctioned. The online auction listing says the gold mesh jersey from the NBA star's days with the St...
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Tampa Bay Rays players celebrate on the field after they defeated the Toronto Blue Jays and clinched an MLB American League wild-card berth in Toronto, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 27, 2019 - 10:01 pm
The creative Tampa Bay Rays and the tenacious Oakland Athletics earned playoff spots Friday night, filling out the 10-team field for the Major League Baseball postseason. Several of the pairings and sites are still to be determined before the playoffs begin Tuesday night with the NL wild-card game...
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Red Star's Milan Pavkov, left, duels for the ball with Bayern's Benjamin Pavard during the Champions League group B first round soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and Red Star Belgrade, in Munich, Germany, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
September 27, 2019 - 7:23 am
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has punished Red Star Belgrade for the latest "racist behavior" by its fans, and banned the club from selling tickets to its fans for a Champions League game at Tottenham. UEFA said Friday its disciplinary panel found the charge proven against the Serbian champion at a...
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September 27, 2019 - 6:26 am
ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte has applauded a lifetime ban for a soccer supporter who racially abused Roma defender Juan Jesus on social media. The Brazilian — who is black — posted a screenshot of the messages on Instagram. Roma says it has reported the account to Italian police and...
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September 26, 2019 - 2:54 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The "Nola No-call" lawsuit is back on, weeks after an attorney and New Orleans Saints fan said he was dropping it. Antonio Le Mon (luh MAHN) sued the NFL over game officials' failure to call an obvious penalty at a crucial point in a January playoff game against the Los Angeles...
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