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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff looks to pass during the first half of the team's NFL divisional football playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys in Los Angeles. The Rams have agreed to a four-year contract extension through the 2024 season with Goff. The former No. 1 overall draft pick led the Rams to the Super Bowl last season. He is a two-time Pro Bowl selection under coach Sean McVay’s tutelage. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
September 03, 2019 - 8:58 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jared Goff has been a prolific NFL quarterback ever since Sean McVay joined him with the Los Angeles Rams. The quarterback and his coach will get the chance to chase more Super Bowl appearances together now that Goff's long-term future is finally secure. Goff agreed to a four-...
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United States' coach Gregg Popovich briefs the team before a Group E match against Czech Republic for the FIBA Basketball World Cup at the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. U.S. defeats Czech Republic 88-67. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
September 02, 2019 - 12:12 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — Will Voigt epitomizes how basketball is a global game. The coach of Angola's national team at this World Cup speaks no fewer than six languages and doesn't regularly get his mail because he's hardly ever near Idaho — the place he currently calls home. He grew up in Vermont, went to...
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Coco Gauff, right, and her partner Catherine McNally celebrate after winning their women's doubles second round match, against Nicole Melichar and Kveta Peschjka, at the US Open tennis championships Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
September 01, 2019 - 4:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Coco Gauff and Caty McNally have aced doubles tennis together. Like many teenagers, they are still learning their history. They won their U.S. Open women's doubles match Sunday on Louis Armstrong Stadium, then were later asked what they knew about the man the stadium was named for...
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In this Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019 photo, Poland's head coach Mike Taylor celebrates during their group phase basketball game against Venezuela in the FIBA Basketball World Cup at the Cadillac Arena in Beijing. American coach Mike Taylor led Poland to its first World Cup victory in 52 years in the first game against Venezuela. Now he'll try to upset host China in the second game on Monday. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
September 01, 2019 - 2:40 am
BEIJING (AP) — Poland made history in its opening game of the basketball World Cup in China, winning at the tournament for the first time in 52 years. Beating Venezuela might have been just for starters. Next comes China on Monday in the second game for two countries trying to break through. China...
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Australia's Matthew Dellavedova, left, and United States' Kemba Walker in action during their exhibition basketball game in Melbourne, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
August 31, 2019 - 6:23 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — Kemba Walker sees an irony in the notion that USA Basketball is vulnerable going into the World Cup. It might be new for the U.S. program. It isn't that new for these U.S. players. The 12-man squad that makes its World Cup debut Sunday (8:30 a.m. EDT) isn't overpowering on paper...
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Chinese team member and former NBA player Yi Jianlian, right, speaks as coach Li Nan listens at a press conference at the Cadillac Arena ahead of the start of the FIBA Basketball World Cup in Beijing, Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. The competition, which features 32 teams from around the globe, will be held in 8 cities across China starting on Saturday. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
August 30, 2019 - 10:20 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — The biggest basketball World Cup is about to begin. Many of the world's top players — and a couple of the world's top national teams — are not in China for the FIBA World Cup, a 32-team extravaganza that begins Saturday. At stake over the next 16 days: The world championship, along...
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Venezuela's head coach Fernando Duro, left, speaks as player Jose Vargas listens during a press conference at the Cadillac Arena, one of the venues of the FIBA Basketball World Cup, in Beijing, Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. Venezuela's basketball team hopes to send some good news to a country suffering economic sanctions and a political crisis that has forced millions to flee in recent years. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
August 30, 2019 - 4:47 am
BEIJING (AP) — Venezuela's basketball team hopes to send some good news back to a country suffering through economic sanctions and a political crisis that has forced millions to flee in recent years. The mission starts Saturday in Beijing when Venezuela faces Poland on the opening day of the...
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Carla Suarez Navarro, of Spain, reacts after losing a point to Timea Babos, of Hungary, during the first round of the US Open tennis tournament Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)
August 29, 2019 - 2:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In the latest example of a player fined thousands of dollars at a Grand Slam tournament for what tennis officials deem a lack of effort, 28th-seeded Carla Suárez Navarro of Spain was docked $40,000 at the U.S. Open on Thursday, two days after retiring from her first-round match with...
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U.S head coach Gregg Popovich talks to player in a time-out during their exhibition basketball game in Melbourne, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
August 29, 2019 - 1:00 pm
SHANGHAI (AP) — Even now, U.S coach Gregg Popovich remains a military man. Nearly a half-century after his graduation from the U.S. Air Force Academy, it hasn't been uncommon in recent San Antonio Spurs offseasons for Popovich to return for workouts on the wooded trails of that campus in Colorado...
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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2019, file photo, United States' Kemba Walker is shown during the second half of an exhibition basketball game against Spain in Anaheim, Calif. The Boston Celtics will have at least three and possibly four players on the final 12-man roster that USA Basketball will take to China next week for the FIBA World Cup. So these Team USA practices have been a get-to-know-you bonus of sorts for new Celtics guard Kemba Walker and Boston teammates Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
August 28, 2019 - 10:08 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — It is gold or bust for U.S. as the two-time defending World Cup champions try to become the first nation to win three straight. Serbia, Spain and Greece are among the top teams that won't make it easy for the Americans. The tournament starts Saturday and there will be two teams...
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