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Truck driver indicted on 23 counts in motorcyclist deaths

Oct. 21, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — A pickup truck driver accused of causing a collision that killed seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire has been indicted on 23 charges saying he negligently caused the deaths and was under the influence of one or more drugs at the time. Volodymyr Zhukovskyy , 23, of Springfield,...

Cardinals' defense clicking through 7 games

Oct. 21, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Cardinals' offense is still trying to find its way after a day of taking bite-sized yardage chunks just outside the Big Apple. Arizona's defense appears to be in top form after devouring the New York Giants. The Cardinals' voracious defense made up for their inconsistent offense in...

Matt Every suspended 3 months for drug of abuse

Oct. 18, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Matt Every was suspended for 12 weeks Friday for what the PGA Tour said was a violation of its conduct policy on drugs of abuse. Every said it was legal prescription for cannabis to treat mental health. "To be clear, I tested positive for cannabis, a drug I do not abuse and a...

Raiders TE Darren Waller earns big new contract

Oct. 18, 2019 4:22 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — When Darren Waller signed a multiyear contract extension worth a reported $9 million a season, he couldn't help but reflect on the journey he's been on since signing a deal in that same office a year ago to join the Oakland Raiders from Baltimore's practice squad. A player who nearly...

Knights forward Valentin Zykov suspended for 20 games

Oct. 17, 2019 3:14 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...

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...

Jets waive QB Falk to make room for LB Copeland

Oct. 12, 2019 8:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Jets have waived quarterback Luke Falk to make room on the roster for newly reinstated linebacker Brandon Copeland. Falk started the last two games in place of Sam Darnold, who will play Sunday against Dallas after missing three games while recovering from mononucleosis. Falk went 47 of...

Lewis carries Central Michigan past New Mexico State, 42-28

Oct. 12, 2019 7:56 PM EDT

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Kobe Lewis rushed for 161 yards and two touchdowns as Central Michigan cruised past winless New Mexico State, 42-28 in a nonconference game on Saturday. The Chippewas lost starting quarterback David Moore Tuesday to an NCAA suspension after he tested positive for a banned...

ESPN reports Angels PR employee supplied Skaggs with opioids

Oct. 12, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels say they don't know whether a longtime public relations official had been providing drugs to late pitcher Tyler Skaggs, as detailed in a report Saturday on ESPN's "Outside the Lines." Eric Kay, a 24-year employee of the Angels' PR department, told the Drug...

Nike closing Oregon Project in wake of Salazar doping ban

Oct. 11, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

Nike is closing its elite Oregon Project track and field program overseen by Alberto Salazar following his recent four-year doping ban in a move welcomed by the sport's governing body. But the sportswear giant and Salazar's protégée, Galen Rupp, are backing the disgraced coach's efforts to overturn the...