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Dylan Cease throws second no-hitter in San Diego Padres history, 3-0 win over Washington Nationals

Jul. 25, 2024 15:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dylan Cease pitched the second no-hitter in San Diego Padres history, a 3-0 win over the Washington Nationals on Thursday that completed a three-game sweep. After falling one out short of a no-hitter two years ago when he gave up a single to current teammate Luis...

Argentina coach slams chaotic 'scandal' at Olympic soccer match vs Morocco

Jul. 25, 2024 13:49 PM EDT

The head of Argentina's soccer federation said the chaotic ending to its Olympic soccer match against Morocco on Wednesday “makes no sense," and coach Javier Mascherano called the scene “a scandal.” The opening match of the men's soccer tournament was suspended for nearly two...

All Aboard! US women's basketball team arrives at Olympics via train from London

Jul. 25, 2024 15:01 PM EDT

VILLENEUVE-D'ASCQ, France (AP) — Brittney Griner settled into her seat on the Eurostar train and put on her headphones to watch “Vikings” — one of her favorite TV shows — during the 90-minute trip to France from London. It was an escape to help her forget her last time on a...

Bills' Von Miller says he believes domestic assault case to be closed, with no charges filed

Jul. 25, 2024 13:22 PM EDT

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — No charges have been filed, and Von Miller said Thursday that he considers the case of him allegedly assaulting his pregnant girlfriend as being closed based on feedback the Buffalo Bills edge rusher got from his legal representatives. “No charges were ever...

It's a college football player's paradise, where dreams and reality meet in new EA Sports video game

Jul. 25, 2024 09:32 AM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Freshman quarterback DJ Lagway grabbed a controller, settled comfortably into a leather stool and immediately started to adjust Florida’s roster. There was only one move to make, really: Lagway benched Graham Mertz and inserted himself into the starting...

An Olympic-sized fight erupts among anti-doping officials, and it's just getting started

Jul. 25, 2024 13:26 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The stream of threats, recriminations and anti-doping innuendo flowed freely again Thursday when tensions over a U.S. law designed to combat drugs in sports escalated on the eve of the Paris Olympics. It's a fight that's been simmering for a decade, sparked by...

I tried Speedo's Olympic swimsuit. It's fast in the pool, but takes forever to put on

Jul. 25, 2024 12:15 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — It's usually not a good sign when a swimsuit needs instructions for how to put it on. More concerning? When you learn that even Olympians need about 10 minutes to get into Speedo's new Fastskin LZR Intent and LZR Valor suits. Determined to squeeze into the latest...

Flyers sign All-Star Travis Konecny to an 8-year extension worth $70 million

Jul. 25, 2024 14:51 PM EDT

The Philadelphia Flyers signed All-Star Travis Konecny to an eight-year extension worth $70 million, committing to him being a long-term part of their core as they seek to shift from rebuilding mode to contending. The deal announced Thursday keeps Konecny under contract through 2033....

With big goals and gambles, Paris aims to reset the Olympics with audacious Games and a wow opening

Jul. 25, 2024 03:14 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Paris has long been a city of dreamers: Just look at the Eiffel Tower, for decades the world's loftiest structure. Audacity also underpins the French capital's plans for its first Olympic Games in a century, which open Friday with an opening ceremony for the ages. The...

Argentine President Milei travels to France to meet Macron after outcry over racist soccer chants

Jul. 25, 2024 15:07 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine President Javier Milei arrived Thursday in Paris, his office said, where he is expected to meet French President Emmanuel Macron after tensions escalated between their countries over the Argentine soccer team's derogatory post-match chants about French...

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An Indigenous sailor who has never owned a boat is the flagbearer for Fiji for Paris Games

Jul. 25, 2024 16:31 PM EDT

MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Growing up in Fiji in the South Pacific, Viliame Ratulu saw sailing as a “rich man’s sport.” The 24-year-old Ratulu has never owned a boat, but he is primed to become the first I-Taukei Indigenous sailor to compete at the Olympics. He also is the male...

Jets running back Breece Hall guarantees he'll rush for more than 1,000 yards this season

Jul. 25, 2024 16:30 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Breece Hall's comeback journey from a major knee injury finished 6 yards short of 1,000 last season. The New York Jets running back insists he'll scamper far past that statistical milestone, leaving any doubts behind him — along with would-be tacklers....

Migrants and homeless people are cleared out of Paris during the Olympics

Jul. 25, 2024 16:27 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Carrying backpacks and small children, hundreds of people sleeping on the streets of Paris climbed aboard buses surrounded by armed police on Thursday, the latest group of migrants and homeless people to be driven out of the city ahead of the opening ceremony of the 2024 Olympics. ...

Wisconsin gives AD Chris McIntosh a 5-year contract extension that includes pay raise

Jul. 25, 2024 16:23 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin athletic director Chris McIntosh has signed a five-year contract extension that includes a pay raise. McIntosh’s contract will now run through June 30, 2029. He has served as Wisconsin’s athletic director since Barry Alvarez’s retirement in the...

Scherzer passes Verlander for 10th on career strikeout list with 3,400, most among active pitchers

Jul. 25, 2024 16:16 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer moved into 10th place on the career strikeout list and the most among active pitchers with 3,400, fanning a season-high nine for the Texas Rangers on Thursday against the Chicago White Sox. Scherzer passed...

Olympic tennis schedule has Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz in action Saturday

Jul. 25, 2024 16:13 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz all are on the Paris Olympics' tennis schedule Saturday, the first day of action at Roland Garros. Serbia's Djokovic will compete in singles only, Nadal in doubles only and Alcaraz in both. Nadal and Alcaraz are teammates...

Jets place edge rusher Haason Reddick on the reserve/did not report list as he seeks a new contract

Jul. 25, 2024 16:11 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Haason Reddick is officially a training camp holdout. The New York Jets placed the star defensive end on the reserve/did not report list Thursday, the second day of camp practice for the team. Reddick, acquired from Philadelphia in the...

North Carolina running back Omarion Hampton wants to become more versatile like Christian McCaffrey

Jul. 25, 2024 16:09 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Omarion Hampton is eager to become a more versatile, well-rounded running back entering his third season at North Carolina. Hey, even second-team All-Americans need goals. Hampton was fifth in the nation in rushing last season with 1,504 yards...

Dylan Cease throws second no-hitter in San Diego Padres history, 3-0 win over Washington Nationals

Jul. 25, 2024 15:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dylan Cease pitched the second no-hitter in San Diego Padres history, a 3-0 win over the Washington Nationals on Thursday that completed a three-game sweep. After falling one out short of a no-hitter two years ago when he gave up a single to current teammate Luis...

Javier Báez hits a 3-run homer, Tigers blank Guardians 3-0

Jul. 25, 2024 16:00 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Javier Báez hit a three-run homer in the second inning and six pitchers combined on a four-hitter, sending the Detroit Tigers to a 3-0 victory over the AL Central-leading Cleveland Guardians on Thursday. Báez homered for the first time since April 14, belting a...