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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 20, 2019 - 4:38 pm
So many factors went into Antonio Brown's release by the Patriots on Friday. It would be stunning if he draws interest from any other teams as the league's investigation continues. His time in the NFL might be over. As much as Brown's stellar career has been overshadowed and besmirched by his...
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New York Yankees' Domingo German pitches during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
September 20, 2019 - 3:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that New York Yankees pitcher Domingo Germán is being investigated for an alleged domestic violence incident involving his girlfriend at home this week. The person spoke to the AP on Friday under condition of anonymity...
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Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio walks across the field before an NCAA college football game against Arizona State, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
September 20, 2019 - 3:06 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former football recruiter who is suing Michigan State says he urged coach Mark Dantonio to reject a player who subsequently was convicted of sexual assault. The former recruiter, Curtis Blackwell, said Dantonio chose Auston Robertson in 2016 over the objections of staff...
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Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly, center, poses with president of baseball operations Michael Hill, left, and CEO Derek Jeter, right, after a news conference Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Miami. Mattingly will be back with the Marlins in 2020. His contract extension announced Friday is for two years, plus a mutual option for a third year in 2022. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
September 20, 2019 - 2:52 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Don Mattingly says he's glad to be returning next year as the Miami Marlins manager to provide stability for a struggling franchise, because as a player he experienced the other extreme. Mattingly played for the New York Yankees from 1982 to 1995, when they made 12 managerial changes...
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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 20, 2019 - 2:33 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Antonio Brown was released by the Patriots on Friday after a second woman accused him of sexual misconduct. New England is the third team in seven months to tire of the off-field behavior that has overshadowed his accomplishments as one of the NFL's most prolific receivers...
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September 20, 2019 - 1:23 pm
The NBA's board of governors was unanimous in its approval of a plan to stiffen potential penalties for tampering with players and employees under contract with other clubs, hoping for increased compliance in existing league rules. Fines of up to $10 million are now possible in the most egregious...
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New York Giants' Sterling Shepard (87) helps clear running room for running back Saquon Barkley (26) as Dallas Cowboys cornerback Byron Jones (31) defends in the second half of a NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)
September 20, 2019 - 1:20 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard said he knew he had a concussion in the season opener against Dallas but played to try to help the team win. Speaking on Friday for the first time since sustaining the concussion on Sept. 8, Shepard said he didn't start...
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Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo gestures during the Champions League Group D soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Juventus at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
September 20, 2019 - 1:04 pm
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Juventus' revenues increased by more than 100 million euros in Cristiano Ronaldo's first season with the club but losses doubled due in part to the five-time Ballon d'Or winner's hefty transfer fee of 100 million euros and a salary of 31 million euros ($34 million). The publicly...
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Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) looks to pass against the Los Angeles Rams during the first half an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
September 20, 2019 - 1:01 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers will be counting on second-year quarterback Kyle Allen to help them climb out of an 0-2 hole to start the season. Allen was named Carolina's starter for Sunday's game at Arizona after Cam Newton was ruled out with a mid-foot sprain. It will be the second career...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2019, file photo, New York Rangers center Filip Chytil (72) collides with Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) as he scores a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston. The goal counted, Chytil faced no repercussions and Rask was concussed. Those kinds of collisions are happening at an alarming rate over the past couple of seasons, leading to an increase in goaltender concussions. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm, File)
September 20, 2019 - 11:47 am
Goaltenders in the National Hockey League are seeing a recent increase in head injuries. Just two NHL goalies were concussed in 2016-17, missing a total of 15 games. Over the past two seasons, 14 different goalies missed a total of 276 games with a concussion or head injury caused by everything...
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