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Vilified in sports world, Astros begin another World Series

Oct. 25, 2021 21:22 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Carlos Correa, Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman whipped the ball around during a crisp infield drill, then came together for a group hug near second base after finishing up Monday. High above the diamond at Minute Maid Park, the sun gleamed off an oversized...

Texas Tech fires coach Wells after 2-plus mediocre seasons

Oct. 25, 2021 20:50 PM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech never made the Top 25 in two-plus seasons under Matt Wells, and hasn't been higher than 24th since predecessor Kliff Kingsbury's splashy debut eight years ago. Athletics director Kirby Hocutt, who hired and fired them both, again is...

Former NFL official Carl Madsen dead at age 71

Oct. 25, 2021 18:25 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Carl Madsen, who worked as an NFL on-field umpire and then as a replay official, died Sunday. He was 71. The league confirmed Monday that Madsen, who had worked the Kansas City-Tennessee game, died on his way home. Madsen,...

Judge adds federal retainer to AAU coach charged with abuse

Oct. 25, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

A former Connecticut AAU coach accused of sexually abusing players must stay in prison even if he makes bond on state sexual assault charges, a federal judge ruled Monday. Former pro basketball player Danny Lawhorn, 30, of Hartford, also faces federal child enticement...

FBI looking for players victimized by Connecticut AAU coach

Oct. 22, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

The FBI has identified “quite a few” sexual abuse victims of a former Connecticut girl's AAU basketball coach and authorities are seeking the public's help in finding others, an official said Friday. Danny Lawhorn, 30, of Hartford, faces both state sexual assault and...

Oklahoma State to move on without No. 1 pick Cade Cunningham

Oct. 22, 2021 03:19 AM EDT

Oklahoma State will learn much about where its program stands now that Cade Cunningham is in Detroit after being the top pick in the 2021 NBA draft. “I don’t know if we’ll be better than last year’s team if you just look at the talent because we do not have the...

Congress seeks information from NFL on WFT investigation

Oct. 21, 2021 18:59 PM EDT

A Congressional committee is seeking documents and information from the NFL regarding the investigation into the Washington Football Team and how the league handled it. The House Committee on Oversight and Reform said Thursday it sent a letter to Commissioner Roger...

Cousins, Vikings keeping up with NFL's late-game winners

Oct. 21, 2021 18:51 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The NFL season has already featured 22 games with a winning score in either the final minute of regulation or in overtime, the highest six-week total in history. The Minnesota Vikings, for all their problems and setbacks, have been able to play right...

Fallout from Jon Gruden emails leads to diversity questions

Oct. 21, 2021 18:31 PM EDT

Every week for the past two seasons, NFL players take the field wearing social justice messages on their helmets, and “It Takes All of Us” and “End Racism” are stenciled in the end zones as part of the league’s Inspire Change platform. But actions often speak...

Lloyd looking to get Arizona back on track in first year

Oct. 21, 2021 17:11 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Tommy Lloyd spent 20 seasons working under Mark Few, helping turn Gonzaga into one of the nation's best programs. Lloyd's task in his first season as a head coach will be to return Arizona to a place among the nation's elite. ...