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Lions, coach, GM fined for violating injury reporting policy

Dec. 7, 2019 5:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Detroit Lions have been fined $75,000 for violating the NFL's injury report policy before quarterback Matthew Stafford missed a Nov. 10 game at Chicago. The league confirmed the fine Saturday, saying the team failed to properly update Stafford's status. Coach Matt Patricia was also...

Russia faces next wave of punishment in endless doping saga

Dec. 7, 2019 5:18 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The never-ending Russia doping saga hits another dramatic peak Monday when its Tokyo Olympics status and prospects for hosting international sports events are on the line. World Anti-Doping Agency leaders have been urged by expert advisers to take a hard line on Russian state tampering with a...

NFL At 100: Rooney Rule has its positives and its faults

Dec. 7, 2019 11:11 AM EST

In 2003, the NFL had three minority head coaches: future Pro Football Hall of Famer Tony Dungy, Herman Edwards and Marvin Lewis. In the 12 previous seasons, there had been six. Total. Considering that the majority of the players in the league 16 years ago were minorities, that imbalance was enormous. And...

Ohio governor not happy with plan to cut minor league teams

Dec. 7, 2019 10:43 AM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's governor isn't a fan of of Major League Baseball's proposal to drop 42 minor league teams from their leagues after next season. Republican Mike DeWine, who along with his family owns a Class A team in North Carolina, said eliminating teams would take away affordable opportunities...

Chelsea gets January transfer ban overturned by winning appeal against FIFA at Court of Arbitration for Sport

Dec. 6, 2019 6:00 AM EST
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Chelsea gets January transfer ban overturned by winning appeal against FIFA at Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Troubled waters: Open water swimming faces do-over of 2016

Dec. 6, 2019 2:36 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Haley Anderson has been through this before. In the lead-up to the Rio Olympics, all the talk about open water swimming focused on the conditions rather than the competition. Now, it's happening again with the Tokyo Games less than a year away. This time, there is concern about the...

New Mexico school football programs to see big realignments

Dec. 6, 2019 12:49 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The governing board for New Mexico high school sports has voted to realign several football programs. The Albuquerque Journal reports Mayfield High School, one of New Mexico’s most storied programs and winner of eight big-school state championships, is leaving the largest...

AP Source: Twins, Pineda agree to 2-year, $20M deal

Dec. 5, 2019 11:03 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins and starting pitcher Michael Pineda agreed Thursday to a two-year, $20 million contract to bring the right-hander back after a suspension for a banned diuretic, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition...

Clay Matthews is unapologetically focused on LA Rams' surge

Dec. 5, 2019 8:39 PM EST

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Nearly two months later, Clay Matthews still isn't sorry for his tweet condemning the performance of the NFL's referees this season. That's why his $12,500 fine for the tweet wasn't reduced by the league, the Los Angeles Rams linebacker says with a chuckle. “I was not...

Davis maintains he was unaware of Astros' sign stealing

Dec. 4, 2019 7:28 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — J.D. Davis maintains he was not aware of any electronic sign stealing by the Astros in 2017, when he made his major league debut with Houston. "I wish I would have known because I batted only like .180, .200 or something like that," he said Wednesday after playing the elf during the New...