Men's sports

FILE - In this May 28, 2018, file photo, United States' Tim Weah reacts towards fans during an international friendly soccer match against Bolivia, in Chester, Pa. Weah, the 18-year-old son of former FIFA Player of the Year and current Liberia President George Weah, says he turned down a possible loan to remain and learn this season at Paris Saint-Germain, where he just scored his first Ligue 1 goal. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
September 04, 2018 - 6:24 pm
WHIPPANY, N.J. (AP) — Tim Weah knows he can't escape the name on the back on his jersey. The 18-year-old midfielder is the son of George Weah, the 1995 FIFA Player of the Year and current president of Liberia. "I use that to my advantage," Tim Weah said at training with the U.S. national team this...
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September 04, 2018 - 6:03 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ryan Howard has officially retired nearly two years after he last played in the majors with the Philadelphia Phillies. The 2006 NL MVP spent 13 seasons with the Phillies and helped them win five division titles and the 2008 World Series. He hit 382 homers and had 1,194 RBIs with...
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Phil Mickelson, left, listens to Tiger Woods speak during a news conference where they were announced as captain's picks for the 2018 U.S. Ryder Cup Team, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in West Conshohocken, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
September 04, 2018 - 5:53 pm
WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. (AP) — Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, golf's most prominent players for more than two decades, never realized the Ryder Cup would mean so much. For Woods, it's the culmination of a comeback that began in January after a fourth surgery on his lower back. For Mickelson, more...
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Former Louisville NCAA college basketball head coach Rick Pitino answers questions during an interview, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in New York. It's been nearly a year since Pitino was fired from Louisville after the school acknowledged that it's men's program was being investigated as part of a federal corruption probe. He wrote a book "Pitino: My Story" to tell his side of the events that led to his ousting from the school he coached at for 16 years and led to a national championship in 2013. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
September 04, 2018 - 2:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rick Pitino knows his coaching days are most likely behind him. He still wants to be involved in basketball, where he's spent a lifetime. "I think my time has passed, I really do," Pitino said of coaching again on Tuesday from the headquarters of The Associated Press. "I'm young. I'...
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John Isner, of the United States, returns a shot to Milos Raonic, of Canada, during the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
September 04, 2018 - 2:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — With his top singles player unavailable, U.S. captain Jim Courier brought doubles stalwart Mike Bryan out of Davis Cup retirement for the semifinals. Bryan was part of the lineup Courier selected Tuesday for the matches in Croatia from Sept. 14-16. John Isner, playing in the U.S...
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September 04, 2018 - 9:41 am
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — The Winnipeg Jets have signed captain Blake Wheeler to a $41.25 million, five-year contract extension. General manager Kevin Cheveldayoff announced the signing Tuesday. The 32-year-old Wheeler led the Jets with a career-high 91 points last season. He had 23 goals, and his...
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Houston Astros' Alex Bregman (2) watches his home run against the Los Angeles Angels during the seventh inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
September 04, 2018 - 1:56 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: ASCENDING ASTRO Alex Bregman has homered in three straight games for Houston, part of his surge since making the All-Star team. The third baseman has reached base safely in 31 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the majors, and looks...
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Bryson DeChambeau holds the trophy after winning the Dell Technologies Championship golf tournament at TPC Boston in Norton, Mass., Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
September 04, 2018 - 1:47 am
NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Golf's latest search for a breakout star has come to the quirky little laboratory of Bryson DeChambeau. The 24-year-old physics major known as the "Mad Scientist" won his second straight event in the FedEx Cup playoffs on Monday, shooting a 4-under-par 67 at TPC Boston to win...
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Roger Federer, of Switzerland, sits in front of a fan during a changeover in his match against John Millman, of Australia, during the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament early Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
September 04, 2018 - 12:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Federer served poorly. Closed poorly, too. And now he's gone, beaten at the U.S. Open by an opponent ranked outside the top 50 for the first time in his career. Looking slow and tired on a sweltering night in Arthur Ashe Stadium, the No. 2-seeded Federer double-faulted 10...
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Roger Federer, of Switzerland, returns a shot to John Millman, of Australia, during the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
September 03, 2018 - 11:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 12 a.m. Roger Federer is in some trouble at the U.S. Open, trailing two sets to one against 55th-ranked John Millman in the fourth round. Federer won the opening set 6-3 on a humid night in Arthur Ashe Stadium, but he...
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