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July 27, 2018 - 6:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is congratulating Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys football team, for saying his players will be required to stand for the playing of the national anthem. Trump writes: "Way to go Jerry. This is what the league should do!" Jones was the first...
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July 27, 2018 - 5:35 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Jerome Valcke's 10-year ban from football was upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Friday. The secretary general at FIFA for eight years during Sepp Blatter's presidency was fired in 2016 and banned from all football-related activity for 10 years by the FIFA...
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In this image made from video provided by Chris Rogers, surfer Koa Smith rides a wave off the coast of Namibia, on the Western shore of Africa. Smith rode for nearly a mile over a 120-second span and stayed upright as he traveled through eight barrels--the hollow formed by the curve of the wave as it breaks over the surfer's head. (Chris Rogers via AP)
July 27, 2018 - 12:13 am
To say Koa Smith was at the right place at the right time is perfectly accurate. To say he got lucky — that's missing the point. Perched precariously on his surfboard, the 23-year-old from Hawaii rode a wave off the coast of Namibia, on the western shore of Africa, for 120 straight seconds. He...
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New York Yankees' Aaron Judge reacts after being hit by a pitch during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Kansas City Royals on Thursday, July 26, 2018, in New York. The Yankees won 7-2. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
July 26, 2018 - 10:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge winced, and so did most everyone else at Yankee Stadium. All geared up for a pennant race, the New York Yankees caught a bad break Thursday night: Their All-Star slugger sustained a fractured right wrist when he was hit by a fastball and is expected to miss three weeks...
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July 26, 2018 - 8:19 pm
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Katie Ledecky led all the way to win the 200-meter freestyle at the U.S. national championships, earning a second event to swim in Japan next month. Ledecky touched first in 1 minute, 55.82 seconds on Thursday night, second-fastest in the world this year behind her top time of...
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Robert Garrigus reacts to his tee shot on the 17th hole during the first round of the the Canadian Open golf tournament at Glen Abbey in Oakville, Ontario, Thursday, July 26, 2018. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
July 26, 2018 - 7:26 pm
OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) — Robert Garrigus made a birdie after a rock saved his ball from water and had a one-stroke lead at 9-under 63 on Thursday when play in the RBC Canadian Open was suspended because of dangerous weather. "Hit it right in the middle of the water, and it hit a rock and bounced...
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Pittsburgh Pirates' Josh Bell, right, is congratulated by Gregory Polanco after Bell hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, July 24, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
July 26, 2018 - 6:41 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates pay Felipe Vazquez millions of dollars to close out games. It's a great way to make a living. It just doesn't happen to be the All-Star reliever's favorite thing about his gig. Vazquez's biggest perk comes in a giddy postgame clubhouse, when "DJ Nightmare"...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2018, file photo, Toronto Blue Jays' J.A. Happ pitches to the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla. . A person with knowledge of the talks tells The Associated Press the New York Yankees are nearing a deal to acquire Happ from Toronto to bolster their starting rotation. The Yankees would send infielder Brandon Drury and minor league outfielder Bill McKinney to the Blue Jays, the person said Thursday, July 26, 2018, speaking on condition of anonymity because the trade was subject to the teams approving medical records. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
July 26, 2018 - 6:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — To the New York Yankees, lefty J.A. Happ put check marks in a lot of boxes — familiar with the AL East, comfortable in the postseason and perhaps most importantly, successful against the Boston Red Sox. Hours after ace reliever Zach Britton donned pinstripes for the first time, the...
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July 26, 2018 - 5:41 pm
PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — LeSean McCoy had no doubts he'd be allowed to report for the start of Bills training camp after the running back was accused of bloodying his ex-girlfriend two weeks ago. And McCoy on Thursday said he's confident he'll be playing in the Bills' season opener at Baltimore on...
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July 26, 2018 - 5:39 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University is suing its insurance carriers over coverage of sexual assault claims by victims of jailed sports medicine doctor Larry Nassar. The lawsuit was filed Thursday in Ingham County Circuit Court. School General Counsel Robert Young says in a release...
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