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New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, left, talks with officials during the first half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Scott Eklund)
September 24, 2019 - 6:05 am
Tom Brady has clout, and his indignation may have saved the NFL's 100th season from being ruined by the refs even though he backtracked like he was avoiding Shaq Barrett . Yellow flags flew at an alarming rate over the first two weeks of the season, and Shawn Hochuli's crew called 20 infractions...
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September 20, 2019 - 4:55 am
LONDON (AP) — English soccer authorities say they have had a "productive and positive" meeting with representatives from Twitter in the wake of black players receiving racist abuse on the social-media platform this season. The Football Association, the Premier League and the English Football League...
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FILE - In this Saturday, June 18, 2016 file photo, Alexander Shprygin holds a Russian flag while speaking to the media as a group of soccer fans deported from France arrived in Moscow. Russian fans’ organizer Shprygin has been banned from soccer for two years by FIFA for posting far-right content online. FIFA says on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019 its ethics committee judges found Shprygin, a former member of the Russian soccer federation’s executive committee, guilty of discrimination. Shprygin achieved notoriety at the 2016 European Championship in France, and was deported twice after Russia games. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
September 13, 2019 - 9:41 am
ZURICH (AP) — Russian fans organizer Alexander Shprygin has been banned from soccer for two years by FIFA for posting far-right content online. FIFA said Friday its ethics committee judges found Shprygin, a former member of the Russian Football Union executive committee, guilty of discrimination...
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Alabama wide receiver Jerry Jeudy (4) runs a pass reception win for a 19-yard touchdown against New Mexico State during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)
September 10, 2019 - 1:50 pm
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Jerry Jeudy couldn't pass up the chance to work out with one of the NFL's best receivers, a guy he has been watching since high school. The Alabama star reached out to Antonio Brown over the summer on Instagram while both were training in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. "I just...
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FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2019 file photo, Oakland Raiders' Antonio Brown smiles before stretching during NFL football practice in Alameda, Calif. Brown was released by the Raiders, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
September 07, 2019 - 5:36 pm
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Randy Moss. Josh Gordon. And now Antonio Brown. A dozen years after Bill Belichick took a chance on Moss when the talented but troubled diva had worn out his welcome in Oakland, the Patriots picked up Brown on Saturday hours after he was released by the Raiders without ever...
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FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2019, file photo, Oakland Raiders' Antonio Brown (84) and teammates gather before an NFL preseason football game against the Green Bay Packers in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Star receiver Antonio Brown is not with the Oakland Raiders four days before the season opener amid reports he could be suspended over a confrontation with general manager Mike Mayock. Mayock issued a brief statement at the beginning of practice Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, saying that Brown wasn't at the Raiders facility and won't be practicing a day after Brown posted a letter from the GM on social media detailing nearly $54,000 in fines (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
September 05, 2019 - 2:23 pm
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Star receiver Antonio Brown was not with the Oakland Raiders four days before the season opener amid reports he could be suspended over a confrontation with general manager Mike Mayock. Mayock said at the beginning of practice Thursday that Brown wasn't at the Raiders...
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Manchester United's Marcus Rashford reacts after missing to score on a penalty kick during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Old Trafford in Manchester, England Saturday, Aug, 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
September 04, 2019 - 9:42 am
LONDON (AP) — Soccer players in England are asking social media companies to permanently delete accounts after a single racist post and commit greater resources to identifying abuse. The Professional Footballers' Association met with Twitter, Facebook and Instagram after many of its members staged...
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Inter Milan's Romelu Lukaku celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during the Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Lecce at the San Siro stadium, in Milan, Italy, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
September 04, 2019 - 5:45 am
MILAN (AP) — A group of Inter Milan "ultra" fans have written a social media post saying monkey chants at soccer matches are not meant to be racist. The group posted a statement on its Facebook page after Cagliari supporters racially abused Inter striker Romelu Lukaku. "We understand that it could...
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In this Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, photo, Oakland Athletics rookie pitcher Nathan Patterson tosses a baseball, in Mesa, Ariz. Patterson earned a contract after hitting 96 mph on the radar gun at a fan pitching challenge at Colorado’s Coors Field. He made his last appearance for the A’s in rookie league on Aug. 25, allowing a hit in 2 2/3 innings with two strikeouts against the Cleveland Indians. (AP Photo/John Marshall)
August 25, 2019 - 11:14 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Nathan Patterson never even made the varsity baseball team as a middle infielder during high school back home in Kansas. In fact, he'd strayed far from the game — running his own landscaping business and working various other jobs that included sales and software — before...
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In this Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, photo, Ohio State defensive lineman Robert Landers (67) celebrates his sack on Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson (2) in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Columbus, Ohio. Robert Landers struggles with mental illness, and he doesn’t care who knows it. In fact, he wants more people to know it. He took to Twitter in the aftermath of the mass shooting in his hometown of Dayton to make his struggle public, understanding that survivors of the shooting and others may have issues to contend with. (Marvin Fong/The Plain Dealer via AP)
August 12, 2019 - 12:53 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State defensive tackle Robert Landers struggles with mental illness, and he doesn't care who knows it. In fact, he wants more people to be aware of it. The mass shooting in his hometown of Dayton, Ohio, rattled him enough that he decided it was time to speak out. The...
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