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ESPN chief Skipper resigns, cites substance abuse problem
NEW YORK (AP) -- John Skipper, president of the sprawling ESPN sports network, said Monday that he is resigning to treat a substance abuse problem....

Facing misconduct investigation, Panthers owner selling team
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Facing a growing investigation that accuses him of sexual misconduct and using racist language at work, Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson announced Sunday that he will sell the NFL team after the season....

Villanova still No. 1, Arizona State up to No. 3 in AP poll
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Arizona State was picked to finish sixth in the Pac-12. Now the Sun Devils are one of the biggest surprises in college basketball, inching toward the program's first No. 1 ranking....

UConn still unanimous No. 1 in AP women's hoops poll
NEW YORK (AP) -- UConn remains the unanimous No. 1 team in The Associated Press women's basketball poll....

Danica Patrick, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. end 5-year relationship
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) -- Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. have split as a couple after nearly five years....

AP Exclusive: Climate change hits Winter Olympic preparation
SAAS-FEE, Switzerland (AP) -- The athletes' half-hour commute in the Swiss Alps - up two gondolas, then through a tunnel in the world's highest underground train to a glacier at 11,000 feet - served up daily grim reminders that global warming is threatening their line of work....

UCF's Scott Frost wins Associated Press Coach of the Year
Scott Frost is The Associated Press coach of the year after leading UCF to an unbeaten season and a spot in the Peach Bowl....

ICYMI in NFL Week 15: 2 rules league could stand to change
Well, no one STILL seems to agree on what, exactly, should constitute a catch in the NFL - and that contributed to the Pittsburgh Steelers' loss to the New England Patriots in a key game for home-field advantage in the AFC playoffs....

Police investigate alleged assault of Raheem Sterling
MANCHESTER, England (AP) -- Police are investigating the alleged assault of Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling at the club's training ground....

AP source: Marlins catcher JT Realmuto requests trade
MIAMI (AP) -- A person familiar with the situation says Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto has requested a trade in the wake of the team's latest payroll purge....

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