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Knights forward Valentin Zykov suspended for 20 games

Oct. 17, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Vegas Golden Knights forward Valentin Zykov was suspended Thursday for 20 games without pay for a violation of the NHL's performance-enhancing substances program, the league said. The suspension is accompanied by a referral to the league's program for Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health...

Spanish soccer league tries again to stage game in Miami

Oct. 17, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

Undeterred by the resistance it faced last season, the Spanish soccer league is trying again to take a regular season game to the United States. The Spanish soccer federation has been asked to allow Villarreal's home game against Atlético Madrid on Dec. 6 to be moved to Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. The...

Married NBA refs working to make the right calls at home

Oct. 17, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Lauren Holtkamp and Jonathan Sterling first met a few years ago at a meeting of college basketball referees in Virginia, and when the group when out for some socializing that night she asked him to dance. He declined. The refs now agree: That was a bad call. They eventually became the...

Tale of 2 Cities: Sapporo likes race move; Tokyo not much

Oct. 17, 2019 9:14 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Sapporo officials are thrilled with a proposal to move next year's Tokyo Olympic marathons to the northern Japanese city to avoid the summer heat in the city. That was not the case in Tokyo, where the reaction to the move seemed to catch city and organizing committee officials by surprise. "We...

Peterson's return from suspension boosts Cardinals' defense

Oct. 17, 2019 2:14 AM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Cornerback Patrick Peterson's return to the Arizona Cardinals practice facility included a gift for teammate Larry Fitzgerald, whose birthday he had missed while serving a six-game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on performance enhancers. It was a framed poster of the world's...

Wade, Pearl trying to build on success amid NCAA questions

Oct. 16, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Auburn coach Bruce Pearl and LSU's Will Wade are both hoping to build on big seasons while dealing with a major potential challenge for their respective programs off the court. Both programs were at the center of a federal corruption investigation into college basketball. Pearl and...

Unheralded Vikings LB Kendricks on verge of breakout season

Oct. 16, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — For an accomplished, experienced group like the Minnesota Vikings' defense, maintaining that edge is more of the goal than plowing new ground. If there's unheralded one player still primed for a breakout, though, middle linebacker Eric Kendricks would be the guy. He's the most prominent...

Goodell: pass interference reviews are working as expected

Oct. 16, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says the new video review rule for pass interference is working as expected, with only obvious mistakes by officials being corrected. Through Week 6, the league has had 44 reviews related to pass interference, and the on-field ruling was reversed...

The Latest: Stackhouse headlines 4 new SEC head coaches

Oct. 16, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on Southeastern Conference men's basketball media day (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Former NBA standout Jerry Stackhouse is back in school — now as a coach. Stackhouse, who played for 18 years in the NBA, is a first-time college coach at Vanderbilt after receiving...

NCAA: College athletes graduating at record high rate

Oct. 16, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Graduation rates among college athletes continue to hit record highs. The NCAA's most recent statistics, released Wednesday, show 89% of all athletes who enrolled in college in 2012 earned degrees, an increase of 1 percentage point over last year's all-time high. That's nearly 10...