FILE - In this Dec. 23, 2018, file photo, Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph runs into the end zone untouched for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit. Rudolph has had a pretty stable career with just the Vikings, but he was involved in at least one significant trade. In his father's fantasy football keeper league.(AP Photo/Jose Juarez, File)
September 13, 2019 - 9:43 am
Kyle Rudolph is now in his ninth season with the Minnesota Vikings, the team that drafted him in 2011. He's had a stable career with just that franchise, but he was involved in at least one significant trade. In his father's fantasy football keeper league. "My dad actually did not draft me when I...
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Sisters Jessica and Nelly Korda of the US during a press conference at Gleneagles, Auchterarder, Scotland, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. The Solheim cup runs from 13-15 Sept. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
September 12, 2019 - 10:44 am
GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) — If things had worked out differently, they might have been walking out together in the blue of Europe on the opening day of the 2019 Solheim Cup. Instead, Nelly and Jessica Korda will be proudly wearing U.S. colors on Friday when they become the first sisters to be...
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Former Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz throws out a ceremonial first pitch before a baseball game against the New York Yankees in Boston, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
September 09, 2019 - 5:12 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz had a chance to thank his adoring fans at Fenway Park exactly three months after he was shot in the back while in his native Dominican Republic. In his first public appearance since June 9, when he was seriously injured in a Santo Domingo nightclub,...
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FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2010, file photo, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks at a media conference at the New Orleans Saints training facility in Metairie, La. There's Spygate and deflated footballs, a bullying incident and a bounties case. Those are just a few of the biggest scandals that have plagued the NFL just in the past 15 years, excluding all the players suspended for allegations of domestic violence. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
September 06, 2019 - 9:11 am
There's Spygate and Deflategate, bullying and bounties. Those are just a few of the NFL's biggest scandals in just the past 15 years. And that's not taking into account all the players suspended for allegations of domestic violence. The most divisive of all — Colin Kaepernick's protest for social...
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Grigor Dimitrov, of Bulgaria, tapes his racket grip before facing Roger Federer, of Switzerland, in the fifth set during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
September 04, 2019 - 11:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Plenty of Roger Federer wannabes had the same experience when they first tried tennis. They would retreat to the baseline, wait for the ball to come, take a swing, and whack ... into the bottom of the net. So the next ball would come, they would swing a little harder, and whack .....
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FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2019, file photo, Oakland Athletics pitcher Liam Hendriks celebrates as the final out is made in the team's baseball game against the New York Yankees, in Oakland, Calif. Manager Bob Melvin and the Oakland Athletics have put their faith in Hendriks to finish games as a reliable ninth-inning option night after night. Never one to stick with traditional methods and frustrated with himself last year in Triple-A, Hendriks searched for a way to transform his mental approach. This good-natured Aussie was in need of an attitude shift. And an energy healer named Rubi Rios sure provided a nice assist in his transformation process. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
September 02, 2019 - 1:47 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Liam Hendriks has put his trust in tarot cards and an energy healer named Rubi. Given how reliable this versatile reliever has been for the Oakland Athletics, nobody is about to question what's working. Manager Bob Melvin has gone with Hendriks as his ninth-inning option...
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Ohio State defenders Baron Browning, top, and Jashon Cornell, tackle Florida Atlantic receiver Willie Wright during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
September 01, 2019 - 1:20 pm
To fix a defense that statistically was the worst in Ohio State history, new coach Ryan Day went to the wedding planners' playbook: something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. There are much tougher tests to come for the fifth-ranked Buckeyes. But against Florida Atlantic, the...
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FILE - In this July 31, 2019, file photo, Washington Redskins offensive lineman, Hugh Thornton (69) runs drills as he is directed by offensive line coach Bill Callahan, right, during NFL football training camp in Richmond, Va. Now 27 months removed from a painful decision similar to what former teammate Andrew Luck made last week, Thornton is attempting to complete an NFL comeback with the Redskins that would be a major milestone in a lifelong journey full of adversity. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
August 27, 2019 - 10:42 am
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Hugh Thornton had to walk away. Ankle injuries knocked him off his feet periodically during his first three seasons as a guard for the Indianapolis Colts and cost him his fourth after having reconstructive surgery. "I knew that if I was going to be back, if I was going to reach...
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FILE - In this July 5, 1958, file photo, New York's Althea Gibson waves the winner's plate aloft after she defeated Britain's Angela Mortimer in the women's singles tennis final at Wimbledon, England. Gibson won an amazing 11 Grand Slam titles in three years from 1956-58, including the French Open, Wimbledon and U.S. Open. On Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, the USTA will unveil a statue in her honor at the U.S. Open. (AP Photo/File)
August 24, 2019 - 10:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Althea Gibson basked in a ticker-tape parade in New York a decade before Arthur Ashe won the 1968 U.S. Open. Gibson won 11 majors in three years from 1956-58, including the French Open, Wimbledon and U.S. Open singles titles. She integrated two sports — tennis and golf — during an...
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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2018, file photo, Florida head coach Dan Mullen, left, talks with defensive back Chauncey Gardner-Johnson during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Jacksonville, Fla. Mullen is navigating a few last-minute roster tweaks before the season opener. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
August 22, 2019 - 12:17 pm
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Dan Mullen and Manny Diaz first crossed paths a decade ago in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. It was 45 degrees in mid-October for an 11:30 a.m. kickoff between Mississippi State and Middle Tennessee State. Mullen was calling plays in his first year as the Bulldogs' head coach,...
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