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FILE - In this Sunday, March 24, 2019 file photo, Minnesota's Taylor Heise (9) controls the puck during the third period in the NCAA Division I women's Frozen Four hockey championship game against Wisconsin in Hamden, Conn. A viable professional hockey league for women is the goal of the current crop of veteran players, and the youngsters who dream of playing the sport professionally when they get older are behind the current efforts being made. Sophomore Taylor Heise of the University of Minnesota, says having them fight for players like her “is amazing.” (AP Photo/Stephen Dunn, File)
October 02, 2019 - 10:40 pm
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Debbie Osborne eased into a seat inside Herb Brooks Arena and stared out at her 17-year-old daughter, Kayle, as a hockey game between the United States and Canada featuring girls under age 18 was set to get under way. A single mother who has a full-time job in the Canadian...
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October 02, 2019 - 7:54 pm
Former NBA player Rick Fox has filed a lawsuit accusing business partners at the esports organization he co-founded of multiple instances of fraud and is seeking damages worth tens of millions of dollars. The suit filed in Los Angeles County on Monday claims that Echo Fox partner Amit Raizada used...
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October 02, 2019 - 7:54 pm
Former NBA player Rick Fox has filed a lawsuit accusing business partners at the esports organization he co-founded of multiple instances of fraud and is seeking damages worth tens of millions of dollars. The suit filed in Los Angeles County on Monday claims that Echo Fox partner Amit Raizada used...
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Oakland Raiders outside linebacker Vontaze Burfict (55) speaks with Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle (84) after his helmet-to-helmet hit on Doyle during the first half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. Burfict has been suspended for the rest of the season for the hit. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)
October 02, 2019 - 4:19 pm
The Oakland Raiders are upset about the lengthy suspension handed down to linebacker Vontaze Burfict for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Indianapolis tight end Jack Doyle. Burfict was suspended Monday for the final 12 games of the season and any playoff games for "repeated violations of unnecessary...
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FILE - In this July 25, 1996 file photo, Jim 'Mattress Mack' McIngvale listens during a press conference at the the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce building in Atlanta. Jim McIngvale, a mattress store owner from Houston who calls himself "Mattress Mack,” plans to bet at least $1.5 million on the Astros in New Jersey on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. (Richard Carson/Houston Chronicle via AP)
October 02, 2019 - 3:45 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Here’s one Houston Astros fan who’s putting his considerable money where his mouth is. Jim McIngvale, a 68-year-old mattress store owner from Houston who calls himself "Mattress Mack,” plans to put down at least $1.5 million on the Astros in New Jersey on Thursday. That’s...
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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2019, file photo, New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) makes a pass during an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, in East Rutherford, N.J. Darnold has been cleared by doctors for non-contact activities, but his availability for New York's game at Philadelphia remains uncertain. Coach Adam Gase says Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, that Darnold can begin throwing footballs at practice this week but can't yet lift weights as he continues to recover from a bout with mononucleosis that has sidelined him the last two games. (AP Photo/Steve Luciano, File)
October 02, 2019 - 1:39 pm
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold was back on the field, breaking down the pre-practice huddle and tossing passes while looking as though he hadn’t missed a beat. The New York Jets and their quarterback still need to wait before they know if he can play in a game. Darnold practiced Wednesday...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber, right, leaves during the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the Miami Marlins, in Miami. For the first time since 2015, baseball’s postseason will go on without the Indians. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
October 02, 2019 - 1:05 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians wasted no time on one of their biggest offseason decisions: Bringing back Corey Kluber was a no-brainer. Cleveland said it intends to exercise Kluber’s $17.5 million contract option for next season, when the two-time Cy Young Award winner is expected to be healthy _ and...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft leaves his seat during an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Miami Heat, in New York. A judge made several errors when he threw out video evidence allegedly showing New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft twice paying for sex at a Florida massage parlor, prosecutors argued in a court document, keeping alive their case against one of the NFL’s most prominent personalities. The state attorney general’s office filed its argument with the Fourth District Court of Appeal late Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, just before a deadline that likely would have meant the dismissal of Kraft’s second-degree misdemeanor charge. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
October 02, 2019 - 12:19 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A judge made several errors when he threw out video evidence allegedly showing New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft twice paying for sex at a Florida massage parlor, prosecutors argued in a court document, keeping alive their case against one of the NFL’s most...
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Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey, center, talks with defensive coordinator Todd Wash as he stands on the sidelines during the first half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
October 02, 2019 - 10:17 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Disgruntled defender Jalen Ramsey missed his fifth consecutive practice with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Wednesday. Ramsey was listed on the injury report with a back injury, the same issue that caused him to miss the first game of his four-year NFL career. “We’re going to...
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FILE - In this Dec. 28, 2015, file photo, former Minnesota head football coach Jerry Kill watches from the sidelines during the first half of the Quick Lane Bowl NCAA college football game against Central Michigan in Detroit. Some of the most experienced head coaches in the Atlantic Coast Conference aren’t exactly coaches anymore. North Carolina, Florida State and Virginia Tech have hired former head coaches to advisory or analytical positions in the past 10 months. The programs benefit from having an extra voice of experience. The ex-coaches themselves see it as a way to stay involved in the sport without having to do any on-field coaching or recruiting. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
October 02, 2019 - 8:15 am
Some of the most experienced head coaches in the Atlantic Coast Conference aren’t exactly coaches anymore. Three schools _ North Carolina, Florida State and Virginia Tech _ have hired former head coaches to advisory or analytical positions in the past 10 months, providing an additional voice of...
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