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August 13, 2019 - 1:59 pm
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Juan Martin del Potro, the 2009 champion, has withdrawn from the U.S. Open because he is still recovering from surgery on his right knee. The 12th-ranked del Potro fractured his kneecap for the second time in less than a year while playing at grass-court tournament in June...
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August 13, 2019 - 10:02 am
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Sounders are adding Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and wife Ciara, hip-hop artist Macklemore and Microsoft CEO Sataya Nadella to the MLS club's ownership group. Other investors are also coming aboard while current majority owner Adrian Hanauer is increasing his...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2019, file photo, Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr speaks at a news conference after Game 3 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors in Oakland, Calif. Kerr knows that a new era of Warriors basketball is about to begin. He just doesn't know what that means yet. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
August 12, 2019 - 11:52 am
The NBA schedule is a little bit easier on players. Fans might be catching a break — and some more sleep — as well. The league announced its 2019-20 schedule on Monday, featuring another dip in back-to-back games for teams and a major change in the number of nationally televised games starting at...
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August 12, 2019 - 9:24 am
ATLANTA (AP) — A friend of LeSean McCoy's ex-girlfriend has dropped a lawsuit against the Buffalo Bills running back. Elizabeth Donald is a childhood friend of Delicia Cordon. Donald was with Cordon during a violent home invasion in July 2018 at a house near Atlanta owned by McCoy. Donald sued...
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Seattle Storm forward Alysha Clark, right, passes as New York Liberty guard Kia Nurse, left, and center Tina Charles,center, defend during the first half of a WNBA basketball game, Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
August 11, 2019 - 11:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Storm guard Alysha Clark makes her biggest assists off the basketball court, at Seattle's Children's Hospital. Through an annual drive, she has donated over 10,000 toys to the hospital, including over 2,000 this year. This year she wanted to do more. Clark remembered a conversation...
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FILE - In this 1934 file photo, University of Chicago halfback Jay Berwanger is shown in the action pose that served as the model for the Heisman Trophy. In the early days of the NFL, college football was king and playing the game professionally was not necessarily something players aspired to do. (AP Photo/File)
August 10, 2019 - 7:34 am
Jay Berwanger won the inaugural Heisman Trophy in 1935 for the University of Chicago and became the No. 1 player taken in the first NFL draft a few months later. He chose to work at a rubber company and be a part-time coach for his alma mater rather than try to make a living playing football. More...
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RETRANSMISSION TO CORRECT DATE OF PHOTO TO JUNE 22, 1997 - FILE - In this June 22, 1997 undated file photo, people portraying ghost players emerge from a cornfield as they reenact a scene from the movie "Field of Dreams" at the movie site in Dyersville, Iowa. The Chicago White Sox will play a game against the New York Yankees next August at the site in Iowa where the movie "Field of Dreams" was filmed. Major League Baseball announced Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, that the White Sox will play host to the Yankees in Dyersville, Iowa, on Aug. 13. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
August 09, 2019 - 8:27 pm
Major League Baseball is heading to the "Field of Dreams" next season to pay homage to a terrible flick. Yep, the Chicago White Sox will face the New York Yankees in a temporary stadium, to be constructed among the Iowa cornfields where that corn pile of a movie was filmed. Given my contempt for "...
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Miami Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills kneels during the national anthem before the team's preseason NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
August 08, 2019 - 9:41 pm
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills says he has no hard feelings toward Stephen Ross regarding the team owner's support for Donald Trump, and says his objections to a fundraiser for the president aren't political. But Stills says there's a contradiction in Ross showing...
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2016, file photo, Mateen Cleaves walks out of the district court at Genesee District Court in Flint, Mich. Former Michigan State University basketball star Cleaves is standing trial on sexual assault charges in his Michigan hometown. Opening statements began Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in Genesee County Circuit Court in Flint, where Cleaves is charged with criminal sexual conduct, assault with intent to commit criminal sexual conduct and unlawful imprisonment. He's accused of assaulting a 24-year-old woman after a charity golf event and a visit to a Flint-area bar in 2015. A district judge dismissed the charges in 2016, but a circuit court reinstated them on appeal. (Mark Felix/The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP, File)
August 08, 2019 - 7:07 pm
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — An attorney for former Michigan State basketball star Mateen Cleaves says during his trial on sexual assault charges that consensual sex between two adults is not a crime. Defense attorney Frank Manley made the comment Thursday in an opening statement in Cleaves' trial in...
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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2017, file photo, Miami Dolphins owner Stephen M. Ross watches his team before an NFL football game against the New England Patriots in Miami Gardens, Fla. Ross is defending his support of longtime friend Donald Trump after being criticized about it by one of his players. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
August 07, 2019 - 5:22 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross is defending his support of longtime friend Donald Trump after being criticized about it by one of his players. Receiver Kenny Stills' comments Wednesday followed a report by the Washington Post that Ross plans to host a fundraiser for the president...
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