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FILE - In this July 23, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Vikings defensive end Karter Schult takes part during the NFL football team's training camp in Eagan, Minn. Schult is one of the dozens of fringe players in NFL training camps this month who have been appreciating even the grind of two-a-day practices as much as anyone, given the setback their fledgling careers suffered this spring when the Alliance of American Football suddenly folded. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
August 28, 2019 - 7:24 am
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Karter Schult and his Salt Lake Stallions teammates were assembled one day this spring for what began as a position group gathering for the defensive linemen when someone in the room glanced at his phone. Their employer, the American Alliance of Football , was halting operations...
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FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2019, file photo, Liberty head coach Hugh Freeze attends an NCAA college football practice in Lynchburg, Va. Freeze still does not know if he will be on the sidelines for his debut with the Flames against No. 22 Syracuse, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019. Freeze had back surgery on Aug. 16 and has been staying in a hotel near campus because he is not allowed to climb steps, including at his home. (Taylor Irby/The News & Advance via AP, File)
August 26, 2019 - 2:36 pm
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — New Liberty coach Hugh Freeze still doesn't know if he will be on the sidelines for his debut with the Flames against No. 22 Syracuse Saturday night. Right now, he's not even on the field. He is helping to run practices from a hotel room. Freeze had back surgery on Aug. 16 and...
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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Chad Henne (4) is sacked by San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Damontre Moore (92) and defensive end Arik Armstead (91) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
August 26, 2019 - 2:11 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs lost backup quarterback Chad Henne to a broken ankle that will require surgery, and they quickly signed veteran Matt Moore on Monday to provide depth behind starter Patrick Mahomes. The Chiefs have two other quarterbacks on their roster in Chase Litton...
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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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August 25, 2019 - 10:08 am
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — In a story Aug. 23 about the many football players and coaches named Miles at Kansas and elsewhere, The Associated Press reported erroneously Trent Miles' job status. He is a former, not current, coach at Georgia State. The current coach is Shawn Elliott. A corrected version...
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FILE - In this July 24, 2000, file photo, Pat Summerall, lead play-by-play announcer for the NFL on Fox Sports, announces his retirement during a news conference in the Century City section of Los Angeles. Summerall transitioned from a successful playing career to the booth in the 1960s and became the voice of the NFL. He started off as an analyst and was part of the first Super Bowl. He shifted to a play-by-play role in 1974 at CBS and that is where he really shined. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
August 24, 2019 - 10:02 am
While fans of some sports all have their favorite local announcers, the NFL has been much more of a shared viewing experience. With all games being shown on national networks rather than solely on local channels, the most memorable voices of football are universal. There were the early voices of...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2019, file photo, injured Washington Wizards center Dwight Howard practices before the Wizards face the Denver Nuggets in an NBA basketball game in Denver. A person familiar with the decision says the Los Angeles Lakers intend to sign Howard after he completes a buyout with Memphis. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, because the deal has not been completed for Howard to make an improbable return to the Lakers six years after his acrimonious departure. Howard played in only nine games last season for Washington, which traded him to the Grizzlies last month. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
August 23, 2019 - 4:07 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers intend to sign center Dwight Howard after he completes a buyout with Memphis, a person familiar with the decision says. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because the deal hasn't been completed for Howard to make an improbable return to the...
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Cleveland Indians' Yasiel Puig hits an RBI double off Minnesota Twins pitcher Jose Berrios in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
August 23, 2019 - 12:49 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: NAME THAT NICKNAME Jerseys will take on a different look during Players' Weekend, when big leaguers are encouraged to be creative with what goes on the back of their uniforms. Cleveland outfielder Yasiel Puig will have Wild Horse, for the way he...
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FILE -- In this Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots' Patrick Chung gestures before the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game in Atlanta. Chung has been indicted in New Hampshire on a charge of cocaine possession. A Belknap County grand jury indicted the 32-year-old Chung on Aug. 8, 2019. Authorities said Chung knowingly possessed cocaine on June 25 while in Meredith, N.H. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File)
August 22, 2019 - 8:16 pm
LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — New England Patriots safety Patrick Chung has been indicted in New Hampshire on a charge of cocaine possession, according to court paperwork released Thursday. A Belknap County grand jury indicted the 32-year-old Chung on Aug. 8. Members of the Meredith, New Hampshire, police...
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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2013, photo, Anthony DeFrancesco, center, son of Tiburones head coach Tony DeFrancesco, left, practices his baseball swing as his father speaks with a player prior to a baseball game against rival Leones, at Estadio Universitario in Caracas, Venezuela. Major League Baseball is banning players from participating in the Venezuelan Winter League in one of the first public repercussions of new U.S. economic sanctions against the Venezuelan government. MLB said Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, it is in contact with the U.S. government to determine how to proceed under the new sanctions against President Nicolás Maduro's administration and at least temporarily suspending involvement in the league. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)
August 22, 2019 - 7:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is banning players from participating in the Venezuelan Winter League in one of the first public repercussions of new U.S. economic sanctions against the Venezuelan government. MLB said Thursday it is in contact with the U.S. government to determine how to...
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