Relationships

NBA referees Jonathan Sterling, left, and Lauren Holtkamp-Sterling, the only married couple in NBA refereeing history, pose for a photo with their daughter Stoan at their home Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
October 17, 2019 - 10:38 am
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Lauren Holtkamp and Jonathan Sterling first met a few years ago at a meeting of college basketball referees in Virginia, and when the group when out for some socializing that night she asked him to dance. He declined. The refs now agree: That was a bad call. They eventually...
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October 03, 2019 - 11:17 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce (KEHL’-see) is tackling a new role: fatherhood. Kelce and his wife, Kylie, welcomed their new daughter, Wyatt Elizabeth, this week. Kelce and the team posted a photo of mother and baby Thursday. The baby is holding up two fingers, and Kelce...
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Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) celebrates after he recovered a ball fumbled by Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
September 18, 2019 - 6:18 pm
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Derek Watt and J.J. Watt have played against each other in the yard of their parents' home in Waukesha, Wisconsin. There will be bigger stakes on Sunday when Derek and the Los Angeles Chargers host the Houston Texans and his All-Pro older brother. It will be the first time...
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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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FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, file photo, Iowa offensive linemen Landan Paulsen, from left, Tristan Wirfs and Levi Paulsen show off their beards during Iowa's NCAA college football media day in Iowa City, Iowa. Football players often refer to their teammates as brothers. In the Big Ten, a lot of them truly are. At Iowa, left guard Landan Paulsen and right guard Levi Paulsen will be the team’s first twins to start since 1980. (Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen via AP, File)
August 29, 2019 - 11:40 am
Football players often refer to their teammates as brothers. In the Big Ten, a lot of them truly are. On Nebraska's defensive line, twins Carlos and Khalil Davis are starting ends and Darrion Daniels and little brother Damion are the top two nose guards. On the offensive line, Matt Farniok is 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 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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FILE - In this April 14, 2019, file photo, Tiger Woods reacts as he wins the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga. Woods' appeal worldwide, particularly in Asia, remains stronger than ever after his 15th major title.(AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
August 08, 2019 - 6:23 am
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Tiger Woods' first vacation to Thailand was a lot different from when he goes there for work. "No one knew who I was," Woods said Wednesday with a smile. That might be true when no one's trying to bother him at a resort with his mother, children and girlfriend. Still, there...
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In this July 25, 2019 file photo New York Jets' Trevon Sanders leaves the field after a practice at the NFL football team's training camp in Florham Park, N.J. Sanders spent some time off from crushing ballcarriers on the football field to crunch numbers for the city budget. Lengthy meetings with local leaders, spirited conversations and hearty handshakes _ lots of them _ were all in a day's work for Hizzoner. The New York Jets rookie defensive lineman was honored in February as the Mayor for the Day in his hometown of North Charleston, South Carolina, trading in his jersey for a spiffy jacket and tie. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, file)
August 04, 2019 - 3:24 pm
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Trevon Sanders spent some time off from crushing ball carriers on the football field to crunch numbers for the city budget. Lengthy meetings with local leaders, spirited conversations and hearty handshakes — lots of them — were all in a day's work for Hizzoner. The New...
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Members of the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates World Championship team Dave Parker (39) and Mike Easler, left, wait in the dugout before a pre-game ceremony honoring the team before a baseball game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Philadelphia Phillies in Pittsburgh, Saturday, July 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
July 20, 2019 - 5:50 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — John Candelaria can't quite pinpoint when the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates adopted "We Are Family" by Sister Sledge as the club's de facto theme song on the way to a World Series title. Ultimately, the timing doesn't really matter. What matters is that every word rang true. The proof...
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