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Bart Starr, QB who led Packers to greatness, dies at 85

May. 27, 2019 7:15 AM EDT

Bart Starr was an ordinary quarterback until teaming with Vince Lombardi on the powerhouse Green Bay Packers teams that ruled the 1960s and ushered in the NFL as America's most popular sport. The quarterback's graceful throws helped turn a run-heavy league into a passing spectacle, yet it's a run for which he's...

Court: NFL's Bucs not entitled to damages from BP spill

May. 26, 2019 7:49 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers is not entitled to damages from BP for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. At issue were the accounting practices the team used to argue that the 2010 spill caused the team's revenues to fall. The Bucs had sought...

After half-century of frustration, Blues can exorcise demons

May. 25, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Stanley Jackson and buddy Steven Crow can be excused if they tend to watch their beloved St. Louis Blues with their hands over their eyes, just waiting for the next thing to go wrong. So when the Blues beat the San Jose Sharks in Game 6 to earn their first berth in the Stanley Cup Final...

Longtime Texas baseball writer Gerry Fraley dies at 64

May. 25, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Gerry Fraley, a longtime baseball writer who spent most of his career with The Dallas Morning News, has died. He was 64. Fraley died early Saturday after a two-year battle with cancer, the newspaper reported. After covering the Braves for the Atlanta Constitution-Journal, Fraley joined the...

Overwatch League commissioner leaving to work on Fortnite

May. 24, 2019 11:27 PM EDT

Overwatch League Commissioner Nate Nanzer is leaving the competitive video game circuit to oversee esports competition for Fortnite publisher Epic Games. Nanzer tweeted he will be moving on from Activision Blizzard, the company behind the Overwatch game and league, for a "new opportunity." He didn't provide...

Breanna Stewart to be WNBA ambassador this season

May. 24, 2019 8:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Breanna Stewart will be a paid ambassador for the WNBA this season. The reigning MVP tore her right Achilles tendon while playing overseas this winter and because the league has no injury list for teams, the Seattle Storm suspended Stewart without pay to free up a roster spot. The WNBA will...

NWHL agrees to increase salaries, benefits, revenue sharing

May. 23, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

The National Women's Hockey League is increasing salaries, offering a 50-50 split of sponsor-related revenues and improved benefits in an agreement reached with its players' association. The union did not release any specific monetary figures in announcing the agreement Thursday. It's a one-year deal with the...

AP/CP survey: Players say NHL making progress on concussions

May. 23, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

Jason Dickinson was angry the moment he was pulled from a game to be checked for a concussion. On the receiving end of a hit that warranted a second look, the Dallas Stars forward later realized the precaution wasn't such a bad thing. "Today's game they're doing a lot, and they are focusing on concussions,"...

PSG president targeted by French corruption probe

May. 23, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi is under investigation for corruption related to Qatar's bids to host the 2017 and 2019 track world championships, a judicial official said Thursday. The official told The Associated Press the preliminary charge of "active corruption" was filed...

AP source: Braves draft pick Stewart reaches deal in Japan

May. 22, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After failing to sign with Atlanta and losing a grievance against the Braves, 19-year-old right-hander Carter Stewart has agreed to a six-year contract with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of Japan's Pacific League that will guarantee $6 million to $7 million, a person familiar with the...