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Serena's Legacy: Plenty of wins, plenty of stands on issues

Aug. 10, 2022 12:05 PM EDT

A couple of days before Serena Williams claimed the 22nd of her 23 Grand Slam singles titles at Wimbledon in 2016, she was asked what she makes of it when people refer to her as one of history's greatest female athletes. Her reply: She prefers being characterized as "one of the...

Federal judge denies LIV golfers bid for PGA Tour postseason

Aug. 09, 2022 21:42 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge in California ruled Tuesday that three golfers who joined Saudi-backed LIV Golf will not be able to compete in the PGA Tour's postseason. U.S. District Judge Beth Labson Freeman made her decision in San Jose after attorneys for the sides each...

Goodell: NFL appeal of Watson suspension 'right thing to do'

Aug. 09, 2022 18:58 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he feels the league needed to keep pushing for a year-long suspension for Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson because of his “egregious” and "predatory behavior" toward women. Speaking at the owners' meetings...

Veteran emissary Richardson hopeful for Griner, Whelan swap

Aug. 09, 2022 12:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bill Richardson, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and a frequent emissary in hostage negotiations, said Tuesday he was hopeful about the chances of a two-for-two prisoner swap that could result in Russia's release of WNBA star Brittney Griner and another jailed...

FIFA looks to start World Cup in Qatar 1 day earlier

Aug. 10, 2022 10:56 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Host nation Qatar is set to play in the opening game of its own World Cup tournament after all — and on a stand-alone day being added to the schedule barely 100 days before kickoff. Soccer's marquee tournament is now set start one day earlier than originally...

Serena's Choice: Williams' tough call resonates with women

Aug. 10, 2022 04:33 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams said it plainly: It isn’t really fair. A male athlete would never have to make the same choice. But after a trailblazing career that both transformed and transcended her sport, Williams, who turns 41 next month, has told the world she’ll soon...

Castro loses phone in Pirates' 6-4 loss to Diamondbacks

Aug. 10, 2022 02:25 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Rodolfo Castro got the call-up and dropped a call in his return to the big leagues. The Pittsburgh infielder lost his phone during a slide into third base and the Pirates lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-4 on Tuesday night. “I don’t think...

Heralded 2021 QB class looks for more success in year 2

Aug. 10, 2022 13:08 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The performance didn't come close to matching the hype for the 2021 quarterback class. With QBs going 1-2-3 for third time ever in the common draft era and five going off the board in the first round for the fourth time, expectations were high for Trevor...

Go the Distance: Cubs, Reds play at Iowa's 'Field of Dreams'

Aug. 10, 2022 13:48 PM EDT

David Bell's grandfather, father and brother played in the majors. Bell spent 12 years in the big leagues himself and worked as a coach and front office executive before taking over as manager of the Cincinnati Reds. So yeah, “ Field of Dreams,” a movie about family and baseball,...

High note: Mets closer Díaz trumpets saves in sound of Citi

Aug. 10, 2022 12:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Trumpets blare, the bullpen door pops open — here comes Edwin Díaz, baseball's most dominant closer. Cue the fiesta at Citi Field. Once the regular target of angry boos, and decried a rotten egg in the Big Apple, Díaz has become the toast of the...

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14 HBCU medical students chosen for NFL diversity initiative

Aug. 10, 2022 14:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There will be 14 students from Historically Black College and University medical schools working for the first time on the staffs of NFL clubs this season. The students are coming from the four HBCU medical schools in the country and will be working with eight...

As MLB considers future game sites, check out these ideas

Aug. 10, 2022 13:59 PM EDT

Egypt. Australia. A hot dog place in Pennsylvania. A junior college in Chicago. If Major League Baseball is looking for another place for a game, oh man, do we have some fun ideas. The second “Field of Dreams” game is Thursday night in the cornfields of eastern...

Go the Distance: Cubs, Reds play at Iowa's 'Field of Dreams'

Aug. 10, 2022 13:48 PM EDT

David Bell's grandfather, father and brother played in the majors. Bell spent 12 years in the big leagues himself and worked as a coach and front office executive before taking over as manager of the Cincinnati Reds. So yeah, “ Field of Dreams,” a movie about family and baseball,...

Goal-setting Pitts eager to build on brilliant rookie season

Aug. 10, 2022 13:42 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Kyle Pitts likes to set goals. He's not much for talking about what's on the list — “that's confidential,” he quipped — but one thing is definitely on his mind after a brilliant rookie season. Getting to end zone more often. ...

Browns place Grant on IR after he tore Achilles in practice

Aug. 10, 2022 13:36 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Browns Pro Bowl return specialist Jakeem Grant Sr. was placed on injured reserve Wednesday after tests confirmed he tore his left Achilles tendon during practice. Grant will miss the season, forcing the Browns to find another option to fix their...

Matsuyama withdraws from Memphis with neck injury

Aug. 10, 2022 13:33 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Hideki Matsuyama withdrew Wednesday from the FedEx St. Jude Championship because of a neck injury, saying he is hopeful he can return in the postseason. Matsuyama, the first Japanese man to win a major championship, is a two-time winner on the PGA Tour this...

Heralded 2021 QB class looks for more success in year 2

Aug. 10, 2022 13:08 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The performance didn't come close to matching the hype for the 2021 quarterback class. With QBs going 1-2-3 for third time ever in the common draft era and five going off the board in the first round for the fourth time, expectations were high for Trevor...

Panthers to attack with McCaffrey, not worry about injuries

Aug. 10, 2022 12:44 PM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers aren’t planning to change their approach with Christian McCaffrey, even though the star running back has missed 23 of the last 33 regular-season games due to injuries. It’s full speed ahead when it comes to McCaffrey this season. ...

Serena's Legacy: Plenty of wins, plenty of stands on issues

Aug. 10, 2022 12:05 PM EDT

A couple of days before Serena Williams claimed the 22nd of her 23 Grand Slam singles titles at Wimbledon in 2016, she was asked what she makes of it when people refer to her as one of history's greatest female athletes. Her reply: She prefers being characterized as "one of the...

High note: Mets closer Díaz trumpets saves in sound of Citi

Aug. 10, 2022 12:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Trumpets blare, the bullpen door pops open — here comes Edwin Díaz, baseball's most dominant closer. Cue the fiesta at Citi Field. Once the regular target of angry boos, and decried a rotten egg in the Big Apple, Díaz has become the toast of the...