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New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, left, talks with officials during the first half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Scott Eklund)
September 24, 2019 - 6:05 am
Tom Brady has clout, and his indignation may have saved the NFL's 100th season from being ruined by the refs even though he backtracked like he was avoiding Shaq Barrett . Yellow flags flew at an alarming rate over the first two weeks of the season, and Shawn Hochuli's crew called 20 infractions...
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September 23, 2019 - 6:27 pm
ELMONT, N.Y. (AP) — Work has begun on a $1.3 billion arena for the New York Islanders hockey team at Belmont Park. The 19,000-seat arena will also include shops, restaurants and a hotel. Work is expected to be completed in time for the 2021-2022 season. Until then, the Islanders will play home...
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FILE - In this March 3, 2004, file photo, Texas Tech's Andre Emmett (14) reaches out to bring the basketball to himself as he backs into the lane against Missouri's Rickey Paulding (23) during an NCAA basketball game in Lubbock, Texas. Authorities say Emmett has been shot to death near his home in Dallas. Dallas police say 37-year-old Emmett was shot early Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. (Joe Don Buckner/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal via AP File)
September 23, 2019 - 4:25 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Former Texas Tech basketball standout Andre Emmett, the team's all-time leading scorer, was shot to death early Monday near his home in Dallas. Emmett, 37, was sitting in his vehicle outside his home at about 2:30 a.m. when he was approached by two people who displayed a handgun,...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown (17) on the sidelines,during the first half at an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Patriots released Brown on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
September 23, 2019 - 1:10 pm
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Antonio Brown is going back to school. Central Michigan University spokeswoman Heather Smith said Monday that Brown began taking online courses last week, adding he is not attending classes on campus. Brown played for the Chippewas from 2007 to 2009 before Pittsburgh...
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FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2010, file photo, Mississippi quarterback Jevan Snead (4) throws a pass during the first half of the Cotton Bowl NCAA college football game against Oklahoma State at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Snead, the former Mississippi quarterback who ranks among the school's career passing leaders, has died in Texas. He was 32. Police say officers responding to a deceased-person call found Snead dead in Austin, Texas, Saturday night, Sept. 21, 2019. Austin police provided no information except to say Snead's death isn't considered suspicious. (AP Photo/Mike Fuentes, File)
September 23, 2019 - 9:33 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Jevan Snead, the former Mississippi quarterback who ranks among the school's career passing leaders, has died in Texas at 32. Police say officers responding to a call found Snead dead in Austin on Saturday night. Austin police provided no information except to say the death isn...
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September 22, 2019 - 10:00 am
PARMA, Italy (AP) — Racist chants have prompted a brief suspension during an Italian league soccer match between Atalanta and Fiorentina. The referee ordered a warning to be read over the stadium's loudspeaker after the chants were apparently made by Atalanta fans toward Fiorentina fullback Dalbert...
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September 21, 2019 - 12:49 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa has reopened an inquiry into allegations that members of the school's marching band were targets of abuse during last weekend's game at Iowa State University. Members of the Hawkeye Marching Band allege that they were subjected to racial slurs and other...
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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2018 file photo, Iranian women cheer as they wave their country's flag after authorities in a rare move allowed a select group of women into Azadi stadium to watch a friendly soccer match between Iran and Bolivia, in Tehran, Iran. Sahar Khodayari, an Iranian female soccer fan died after setting herself on fire outside a court after learning she may have to serve a six-month sentence for trying to enter a soccer stadium where women are banned, a semi-official news agency reported Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. The 30-year-old was known as the "Blue Girl" on social media for the colors of her favorite Iranian soccer team, Esteghlal. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)
September 21, 2019 - 11:03 am
ZURICH (AP) — Soccer's governing body FIFA says an inspection visit to Iran has shown "no noteworthy operational obstacles" to lifting the country's 40-year ban and letting women attend a World Cup qualifying game next month. After meeting government and soccer officials in Tehran this week, FIFA...
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In this Aug. 28, 2019, photo, Amy Bockerstette, the golfer with Down syndrome who was an internet sensation by making par at the 16th hole at the Phoenix Open with soon-to-be 2019 U.S. Open champion Gary Woodland, smiles as she holds up a personalized logo golf ball after her golf lesson at Palmbrook Country Club in Sun City, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
September 20, 2019 - 5:17 pm
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — There are times in life, maybe a handful, when everything changes. A moment, simple or world shattering, slanting the past, shaping all still to come. There are people who have the same effect, someone so generous, so genuine, so joyful, meeting them transforms perspective. Amy...
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FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2018, file photo, Iowa forward Cordell Pemsl celebrates during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Iowa City, Iowa. Pemsl has been arrested for suspected drunken driving and suspended from the team. The Hawkeyes say in news release that the team suspended Pemsl indefinitely following his arrest early Friday Sept. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall File)
September 20, 2019 - 10:12 am
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa forward Cordell Pemsl has been arrested for suspected drunken driving and suspended from the team. The Hawkeyes say in news release that the team suspended Pemsl indefinitely following his arrest early Friday on a driving under the influence charge. Iowa City authorities...
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