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Tokyo 1-Year Out: Scandal, high costs but unrivaled demand

Jul. 22, 2019 2:22 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Despite scandals, rising costs and doubts about the economic payoff, the Tokyo Olympics will be a must-see event — if you can find a ticket or a hotel room — when they open in a year. Tokyo was supposed to be a "safe pair of hands" after Rio de Janeiro's corruption and...

ESPN reasserts political talk policy after attack on Trump

Jul. 21, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — ESPN is making sure that its employees know there is not change in the network's policy to avoid talking about politics unless it intersects with sports after radio talk show host Dan Le Batard criticized President Donald Trump and his recent racist comments and ESPN itself on the air this...

Writer Jayson Stark, late broadcaster Helfer honored by Hall

Jul. 20, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Jayson Stark accepted the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for meritorious contributions to baseball writing on Saturday afternoon at Cooperstown's Doubleday Field, and he was moved by the moment. "I am literally living the dream. It feels like it is happening to somebody else," said Stark,...

Harbaugh, Michigan looking to play game outside US

Jul. 19, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Michigan hasn't played a game outside the United States in more than a century but coach Jim Harbaugh said that will change soon. Asked about the possibility of playing a game in Mexico, Harbaugh tipped an upcoming international date. "We're close to announcing playing a team on foreign...

Ohio State, other Big Ten East powers facing uncertainty

Jul. 19, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The two most important spots on a football team are the coach and the quarterback. Ohio State has questions at both. The Buckeyes aren't the only powerhouse program with uncertainty in the Big Ten's East Division. Michigan and Michigan State each have a new offensive coordinator, and Penn...

The Latest: Millen recovers from heart transplant surgery

Jul. 19, 2019 12:32 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest from Big Ten football media days (all times local): 11:25 a.m. Matt Millen will be back in a broadcast booth when the coming college football season begins, new heart and all. The former Penn State star who played on four-time Super Bowl championship teams says heart transplant...

Locksley excited to lead Terps football past tumultuous 2018

Jul. 19, 2019 6:33 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — When Mike Locksley was hired in December as Maryland's head football coach — the first black head coach in program history — he knew the timing was perfect. Locksley, a Washington D.C. native, was Maryland's offensive coordinator and then interim coach for the latter half of...

A different era: Oda wins Japan's first Olympic gold in 1928

Jul. 19, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Few paid much attention when Mikio Oda won Japan's first Olympic gold medal — and Asia's first individual gold medal — way back at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics. There was no podium ceremony. That protocol was introduced in 1932 at the Winter Games in Lake Placid and the Summer...

Big Ten's Delany says old mistakes to blame for college woes

Jul. 18, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Outgoing Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany kicked off his final Big Ten football media days Thursday by saying he thinks some serious mistakes made in the 1970s created problems today in college athletics. Delany, who is in his 31st and final year as commissioner, said the loss of the...

The Latest: Ohio St DE emulates Hayes: 'The team up north'

Jul. 18, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest from the opening day of Big Ten football media days (all times local): 5:25 p.m. It's never too early for some Ohio State-Michigan sniping. Hours after Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh took a swipe at former Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer's legacy, Ohio State defensive end Jonathon...