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FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2008, file photo, color lights play on the Louisiana Superdome at twilight before the BCS championship college football game in New Orleans. The state board that oversees Louisiana’s Superdome approved a contract Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, for the first phase of a $450 million renovation of the 44-year-old New Orleans landmark. (AP Photo/Rob Carr, File)
November 14, 2019 - 4:57 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The state board that oversees Louisiana’s Superdome approved a contract Thursday for the first phase of a $450 million renovation of the 44-year-old New Orleans landmark that became a symbol of the city’s rebirth following Hurricane Katrina. The unanimous vote by the Louisiana...
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Guy Fawkes Night fireworks go off outside the stadium during the Champions League group E soccer match between Liverpool and Genk at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool, England, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
November 14, 2019 - 4:56 pm
LONDON (AP) — UEFA has sold the rights to broadcast Champions League soccer games in Britain for more than $1.5 billion with BT Sport signing up for another three seasons, The Associated Press has learned. BT will continue to show every game live and air highlights for three seasons from 2021-2024...
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In this undated photo provided by Joanne Atkins-Ingram, Atkins-Ingram poses with her son Braeden Bradforth. An independent review of the heatstroke death of Bradforth, a 19-year-old football player who collapsed after the first day of conditioning practice at a Kansas community college, has found “a striking lack of leadership.” Bradforth, a 315-pound defensive lineman for Garden City Community College, was found unconscious on Aug. 1, 2018. The New Jersey native died that night. The report highlights a lack of oversight and a failure to assess athletes prior to the conditioning test, among other issues. (Courtesy Joanne Atkins-Ingram via AP)
November 14, 2019 - 4:52 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A scathing report following an independent investigation into the heatstroke death of a 19-year-old football player who collapsed after the first day of conditioning practice at a Kansas community college found “a striking lack of leadership.” Braeden Bradforth, a 315-pound (...
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Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein speaks at a media availability during the Major League Baseball general managers annual meetings, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)
November 14, 2019 - 4:15 pm
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Pitcher Jake Odorizzi accepted a $17.8 million qualifying offer to stay with the Minnesota Twins and first baseman José Abreu took the same amount to remain with the Chicago White Sox as general managers headed home following their four-day annual meeting. Using the threat...
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November 14, 2019 - 3:36 pm
The National Women’s Hockey League announced Thursday it had added enough financial backing after a two-month capital campaign to ensure its viability beyond its fifth season this year. The league declined to reveal specifics in noting its number of private investors has grown beyond 20 with the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2019, file photo, U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper talks to the media with Qatar Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Khalid Al Attiyah at the Pentagon in Washington. Barely four months into his tenure, Esper is making his second trek across the Pacific. And yet it is the Middle East – most recently a near-war with Iran and an actual war in Syria – that in Washington commands more attention and demands more American troops. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
November 14, 2019 - 2:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Mark Esper has issued new guidelines that will allow athletes attending the nation's military academies to seek waivers to delay their service and play professional sports immediately upon their graduation. A memo signed Friday by Esper requires athletes going...
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FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2019, file photo, Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman looks to first after fielding a grounder by Tampa Bay Rays' Tommy Pham, who was safe at first in the seventh inning during Game 1 of a baseball American League Division Series in Houston. If Bregman is the American League’s Most Valuable Player when the voting is announced Thursday, Nov. 14, the Astros will become the first team to have an MVP, Cy Young Award winner and Rookie of the Year in the same season. Justin Verlander took Cy Young honors, and Yordan Alvarez was picked as the AL’s top rookie. AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith, File)
November 14, 2019 - 2:06 am
Alex Bregman will try to give the Houston Astros an unprecedented sweep. If the All-Star slugger is selected the American League’s Most Valuable Player when voting results are announced Thursday, the Astros will become the first team to have an MVP, Cy Young Award winner and Rookie of the Year in...
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Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James questions a call during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
November 14, 2019 - 12:40 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — No Anthony Davis for the first time this season, no problem for the Los Angeles Lakers. LeBron James had 23 points and 12 assists in three quarters, Kyle Kuzma and JaVale McGee dominated the middle, and the Lakers rolled past the hobbled Golden State Warriors 120-94 on Wednesday...
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Villanova's Saddiq Bey (41) looks for an open shot against Ohio State's D.J. Carton during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
November 13, 2019 - 9:57 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Not even Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann saw this coming. His 18th-ranked Buckeyes looked NCAA Tournament-ready in their third game, racing out to a big lead, playing solid defense and smothering No. 10 Villanova 76-51 on Wednesday night for a significant early-season victory...
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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) celebrates his touchdown during the second half of NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Frank Victores)
November 13, 2019 - 9:34 pm
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — There are times when Lamar Jackson displays the style and exuberance of a youngster playing football on the street with friends. Seemingly unaffected by the responsibility of being an NFL starting quarterback, Jackson relishes the opportunity to run, pass and match wits...
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