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Conor McGregor speaks during a news conference for the UFC 229 mixed martial arts bouts Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, in Las Vegas. McGregor is scheduled to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov on Saturday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
October 04, 2018 - 7:17 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Khabib Nurmagomedov wasn't about to wait around for a tardy Conor McGregor, who arrived at what was supposed to be their final prefight press conference together to find the UFC lightweight champion already gone. No worries, they'll meet soon enough when it really matters for both...
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Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo drives his car as he leaves after completing a training session at the Juventus center in Turin, Italy, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. Lawyers for a Nevada woman who has accused Cristiano Ronaldo of raping her say a psychiatrist determined she suffers post-traumatic stress and depression because of the alleged 2009 attack in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
October 04, 2018 - 2:02 pm
LONDON (AP) — Pressure built on Cristiano Ronaldo from his sponsors Thursday after Nike joined EA Sports in expressing its deep concern with the rape allegation facing the soccer star. The five-time world player of the year has denied the claim. Late Thursday night, he received public backing from...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018 filer, Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo, center, is flanked by his girlfriend Georgina, left, and his son Cristiano Jr, as he sits in the stands during a Champions League, group H soccer match between Juventus and Young Boys, at the Allianz stadium in Turin, Italy. Lawyers for a Nevada woman who has accused Cristiano Ronaldo of raping her say a psychiatrist determined she suffers post-traumatic stress and depression because of the alleged 2009 attack in Las Vegas. Kathryn Mayorga's attorney, Leslie Stovall, told reporters Wednesday that the psychiatrist's medical opinion is that Mayorga's psychological injuries made her "incompetent" to legally reach a non-disclosure settlement with Ronaldo's representatives in 2010. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
October 04, 2018 - 7:07 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo was left off Portugal's national team squad for a pair of upcoming matches, the decision coming Thursday as the soccer great fights rape allegations in the United States. Ronaldo has been accused of rape by Kathryn Mayorga, who says the player assaulted her...
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New York Yankees' Aaron Judge, left, reacts after scoring on a double by Aaron Hicks during the sixth inning of the American League wild-card playoff baseball game, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
October 04, 2018 - 2:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge got the party started with a two-run homer nine pitches in . By the time Giancarlo Stanton capped the mauling with monstrous drive in his postseason debut , New York Yankees fans already were looking ahead. "We want Boston!" they chanted. Coming up next. "It's going to...
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FILE - In this April 16, 2018 file photo, Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Robert Woods talks with reporters after off-season training at the NFL football team's practice facility in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Los Angeles police have arrested four people they say targeted celebrity homes for burglary, including those of Woods, Rihanna, Christina Milian, and Dodgers star Yasiel Puig. At a news conference in Los Angeles Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, police displayed recovered items they believe were stolen, including expensive watches, handbags, jewelry and cellphones. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker, File)
October 03, 2018 - 8:39 pm
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams realize they're a popular Super Bowl pick after their spectacular first quarter of the season. Pundits, fans and other teams seem to be lining up to praise them. While they appreciate the respect, this is a profoundly weird experience for any Rams...
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FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, file photo, Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter watches from dugout railing in the second inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros in Baltimore. Showalter has been fired as manager of the Orioles, he confirmed in a text message to The Associated Press on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
October 03, 2018 - 8:37 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles will continue their rebuilding project without manager Buck Showalter and executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette, who were fired Wednesday after the team finished with the worst record in the major leagues. With Duquette procuring the...
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Tyson Fury, left, and Deontay Wilder face off, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, during a news conference in New York ahead of their heavyweight world championship boxing match in Los Angeles on Dec. 1. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
October 03, 2018 - 7:18 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Heavyweights Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury have wrapped up their three-city publicity tour for their upcoming bout by nearly coming to blows again. The unbeaten stars' news conference in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday got physical when Wilder and Fury exchanged shoves after...
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Barcelona forward Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during the Champions League Group B soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Barcelona at Wembley Stadium in London, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
October 03, 2018 - 6:01 pm
LONDON (AP) — Back at the scene of his 2011 Champions League final triumph, Lionel Messi delivered another display of artistry at Wembley Stadium. Messi's two goals helped Barcelona fight off Tottenham's second-half resurgence and secured a 4-2 win for the visitors on Wednesday. But Wednesday's...
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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2018, file photo, Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra speaks during media day at the NBA basketball team's practice facility, in Miami. Spoelstra's rule for training camp has usually been that there's a strict players-only policy at team events. He even has preferred getting out of Miami for camp, just so the team can be around each other without distraction. But this year, everything changed. Spoelstra and his wife Nikki became parents six months ago, and the Heat coach has new rules. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
October 03, 2018 - 12:44 pm
Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra has never been through a training camp like this. Spoelstra's rule for training camp has usually been that there's a strict players-only policy at team events. He even has preferred getting out of Miami for camp, just so the team can be around each other without...
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Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo and his partner Georgina sit in the stands prior to the Champions League, group H soccer match between Juventus and Young Boys, at the Allianz stadium in Turin, Italy, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
October 03, 2018 - 10:03 am
Cristiano Ronaldo denied the accusations of rape against him, saying Wednesday that he had a "clear conscience" as he awaits the conclusions of an investigation. The 33-year-old Ronaldo has been accused of rape by Kathryn Mayorga. She has said the soccer great raped her in Las Vegas in 2009. "I...
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