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AP Interview: IAAF head Coe discusses Bolt, Coleman, Semenya

Aug. 25, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Usain Bolt's absence may feel like a giant void for fans, including IAAF President Sebastian Coe, when the world athletics championships begin next month. Bolt retired after the 2017 worlds, taking a haul of gold medals and jaw-dropping world records of 9.58 seconds in the 100 and 19.19 in the...

Lightning strike at Tour Championship causes 6 injuries

Aug. 25, 2019 4:55 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Six people were injured Saturday when lightning struck a 60-foot pine at the Tour Championship where they were taking cover from rain and showered them with debris, Atlanta police said. The third round of the season-ending PGA Tour event had been suspended for about 30 minutes because of...

Patriots' Kendricks suspended for regular-season opener

Aug. 24, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

Patriots tight end Lance Kendricks has been suspended without pay for the first game of the season for violating the NFL's policy and program on substances of abuse. Kendricks' suspension leaves the Patriots further depleted at the position. Benjamin Watson will miss the first four games of the season for...

How Major League Baseball will create baseball magic in Iowa

Aug. 24, 2019 11:02 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — James Earl Jones, playing the writer Terrance Mann, rises from the wooden bleachers in the final scenes of "Field of Dreams." He implores the bankrupt Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) to keep his magical baseball field carved into a cornfield on the outskirts of Dyersville. "The one...

Sounders best Timbers 2-1 for Cascadia Cup

Aug. 24, 2019 1:24 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Cristian Roldan and Raul Ruidiaz each scored and the Seattle Sounders defeated the Portland Timbers 2-1 Friday night to secure this season's Cascadia Cup trophy amid a fan protest over Major League Soccer's ban on political displays. Jordan Morris assisted on both goals as the Seattle...

NCAA clears Wisconsin WR Quintez Cephus to play

Aug. 23, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin wide receiver Quintez Cephus was declared eligible to play Friday, a year after he was suspended in the fallout from a sexual assault allegation that resulted in his acquittal by a jury at trial. Cephus was suspended from the team in August 2018 after he was charged with...

2 ex-state lawmakers appointed to Missouri Gaming Commission

Aug. 23, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two former state lawmakers have been appointed to the Missouri commission that regulates casinos, fantasy sports and bingo. Gov. Mike Parson announced the appointments Friday to the Missouri Gaming Commission of former Republican Rep. Mike Leara, of St. Louis County, and former...

Kings, NBA taking no action against Walton in assault case

Aug. 23, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Sacramento Kings and the NBA have announced they are taking no action against Luke Walton after not finding enough evidence during an investigation into allegations that the coach sexually assaulted a woman. The team and league began a joint investigation in April following a...

Son charged in death of ex-NFL lineman Bennett, wife

Aug. 23, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

LONG PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The son of former NFL lineman Barry Bennett is accused of shooting Bennett and his wife multiple times, killing them, then driving out of state and boarding a flight to Mexico, according to criminal charges filed Friday. Authorities issued an arrest warrant and were searching for...

Mississippi State placed on 3 years' probation by NCAA

Aug. 23, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — While Mississippi State's basketball and football programs dodged postseason bans, the NCAA has put the school on three years' probation as part of a slew of penalties after an investigation into academic violations. A review of the self-reported violations determined a part-time...