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The custom first-responder cleats New York Mets slugger Pete Alonso used in a game on Sept. 11 are shown at the 9/11 Museum in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. Alonso presented the equipment to museum President Alice M. Greenwald. Alonso said "it means the world" that the memorial wanted the gear for its permanent collection. (AP Photo/Jake Seiner)
October 01, 2019 - 3:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mets slugger Pete Alonso visited the National September 11 Memorial & Museum on Tuesday to donate the custom cleats and baseball bat honoring first responders that he used in a game on the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. Alonso presented the equipment to museum...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2019, file photo, Kansas head coach Bill Self reacts in the first half during a first round men's college basketball game against Northeastern in the NCAA Tournament in Salt Lake City. A person familiar with the situation says the University of Kansas received a notice of allegations from the NCAA on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, that alleges significant violations within its storied men's basketball program. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because neither the NCAA nor the school had announced the notice, which was first reported by Yahoo Sports. That initial report, citing unnamed sources, said the notice included three Level 1 violations tied primarily to recruiting, lack of institutional control and a responsibility charge leveled against Hall of Fame coach Self. (AP Photo/Jeff Swinger, File)
September 23, 2019 - 5:54 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas received a notice of allegations from the NCAA on Monday that alleges significant violations within its storied men's basketball program, including a responsibility charge leveled against Hall of Fame coach Bill Self. The notice includes three Level 1...
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FILE - In this March 19, 2019, file photo, Georgia defensive back J.R. Reed speaks with the media on the first day of spring NCAA college football practice in Athens, Ga. Reed plays for one of the nation’s powerhouse programs, where the competition begins as soon as you step on campus. No. 3 Georgia face No. 7 Notre Dame on Saturday. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP, File)
September 17, 2019 - 2:08 pm
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — J.R. Reed plays for one of the nation's powerhouse programs, where the competition begins as soon as you step on campus. No problem. Family time prepared him well for what it took to earn a starting job in Georgia's secondary. "That's where I found the love and passion for sports...
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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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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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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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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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August 22, 2019 - 11:53 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam have donated $4.5 million to the city's eclectic musical arts. The couple has given to the Cleveland Orchestra, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Playhouse Square to help fund scholarships and educational programs at all three...
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FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2017, file photo, tennis fans move in and out of Arthur Ashe Stadium during the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. How much does each first-round loser in singles at the U.S. Open take home in prize money? Who holds the women's record for most aces in the tournament? See how much you know about the year's last Grand Slam tennis tournament by taking the AP's U.S. Open quiz. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
August 21, 2019 - 8:45 am
How well do you know the U.S. Open, the year's last Grand Slam tennis tournament? Give this AP quiz a try: ___ 1st Round: The women's and men's singles champions at the 2019 U.S. Open will each receive $3.85 million. How much does each first-round loser in singles get? a.) $8,000 b.) $28,000 c.) $...
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