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Clemson QB Lawrence leads AP preseason All-America team

Aug. 20, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence headlines The Associated Press preseason All-America team, and he has two teammates from the top-ranked Tigers with him on the first team. Lawrence, the first freshman to quarterback to lead a team to a national championship in more than 30 years, was joined on the first-team...

Antonio Brown practices with Raiders in certified helmet

Aug. 20, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Star receiver Antonio Brown practiced in a certified helmet with the Oakland Raiders on Tuesday, two days after being given an ultimatum by general manager Mike Mayock to be "all in or all out." "He's all in, ready to go," coach Jon Gruden said. "That's my understanding. Really happy...

He said, he said: Browns stars Mayfield, OBJ rip NY Giants

Aug. 20, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Maybe it's good the Browns and Giants won't play this season. They're already trash-talking. Comments by brash Cleveland quarterback Baker Mayfield and star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. created a stir at the training camps for both teams Tuesday, adding extra heat to brutally humid weather...

Trout, Heaney with career highs in Angels' 5-1 win at Texas

Aug. 20, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Andrew Heaney was focused on going as deep as he could for the Los Angeles Angels in the opener of a hot day-night doubleheader. After the Angels used eight pitchers in an 11-inning series-opening loss, and then flipped their scheduled starters Tuesday because of Jaime Barria's...

Saints' Brees dismisses concerns about arm strength, stats

Aug. 20, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees sees discussions about his arm strength and recently declining passing yardage as moot points. Efficiency is what wins, the 40-year-old, record-setting Saints quarterback says — and that will be a driving factor in determining his longevity. "I can't throw the ball 70...

Cowboys, LB Smith agree on extension amid Elliott holdout

Aug. 20, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys have agreed on a $64 million, five-year contract extension with young linebacker Jaylon Smith while the holdout by Pro Bowl running back Ezekiel Elliott nears a month since the team reported to training camp. The 24-year-old Smith's contract, which includes $35.5...

Pan Am Games protesters each get 12 months of probation

Aug. 20, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The letter went to the two protesters. The message was meant for a much wider audience. The CEO of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee sent letters of reprimand to hammer thrower Gwen Berry and fencer Race Imboden for protesting on the medals stand last week at the Pan American Games,...

American teen Anisimova out of US Open after father's death

Aug. 20, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — American teenager Amanda Anisimova withdrew from the U.S. Open on Tuesday because of the recent death of her father and coach, Konstantin. A statement from family members, released by Anisimova's representatives, said: "We are shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of our father. We...

Ex-Michigan State star Cleaves acquitted in sex assault case

Aug. 20, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A jury acquitted former Michigan State basketball star Mateen Cleaves on Tuesday of allegations he sexually assaulted a woman in a motel room four years ago. The verdict announced in a Genesee County courtroom in Cleaves' hometown of Flint came after a nearly-two week trial that...

Column: FedEx Cup about the money, not the majors

Aug. 20, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The FedEx Cup is still about the money. Whoever wins this week at the Tour Championship gets $15 million, more than Greg Norman's career earnings on the PGA Tour. The FedEx Cup might one day be as much about prestige. Tiger Woods (twice), Vijay Singh and Jim Furyk won the first four FedEx...

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Indians' Kluber shut down 2 weeks with abdominal strain

Aug. 20, 2019 7:25 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Corey Kluber's comeback has been sidetracked. The Cleveland Indians ace will be shut down for two weeks with an abdominal strain, an injury he sustained as he was rehabbing from a broken arm. Kluber was pulled from a minor league outing for Triple-A Columbus at Charlotte on Sunday after...

Joan Jett, Underwood to perform 'Sunday Night Football' open

Aug. 20, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

Fred Gaudelli knew NBC would have to come up with something grand for this season's "Sunday Night Football" opener since the NFL is celebrating its 100th anniversary. It didn't take long for the show's executive producer to arrive at something: Carrie Underwood came up with the perfect idea. This season, the show...

Russ Conway, writer who brought down hockey union boss, dies

Aug. 20, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Russ Conway, a hockey writer who was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 1992 for his stories about corruption in the NHL Players Association that helped bring down union head Alan Eagleson, has died. He was 70. His death was reported by the Eagle-Tribune of Lawrence, Massachusetts, where...

AP Source: Broncos rookie QB Lock to miss rest of preseason

Aug. 20, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Drew Lock's preseason is over, though the good news is that he won't require surgery on his sprained right thumb. The Denver Broncos rookie quarterback will sit out the final two exhibition games, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Tuesday. The person spoke on...

Cowboys' Elliott won't face criminal charge in Vegas scuffle

Aug. 20, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dallas Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott won't face criminal charges after scuffling with a music festival security guard in Las Vegas. Prosecutor Steve Wolfson said Tuesday the findings of a police investigation "lacked prosecutorial merit." The NFL said last month that Elliott...

Strycova upset in first match at WTA's Bronx Open

Aug. 20, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Wimbledon semifinalist Barbora Strycova was knocked out of the Bronx Open on Tuesday with a 3-6, 6-2, 6-1 loss to Bernarda Pera. Strycova was the No. 3 seed and was playing her opening match in the new WTA tournament after receiving a first-round bye. But the 33-year-old Czech, the oldest...

Pan Am Games protesters each get 12 months of probation

Aug. 20, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The letter went to the two protesters. The message was meant for a much wider audience. The CEO of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee sent letters of reprimand to hammer thrower Gwen Berry and fencer Race Imboden for protesting on the medals stand last week at the Pan American Games,...

Rahal team says data absolves Sato of blame for Pocono crash

Aug. 20, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing did an internal review of the opening-lap crash at Pocono Raceway and absolved driver Takuma Sato of causing the accident. The team said it took the rare step Tuesday of publicly defending Sato, who has been widely blamed for triggering a five-car accident that altered the...

Shanahan downplays Garoppolo's rough return to action

Aug. 20, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo's return to game action for the San Francisco 49ers might have been a flop. But three rough series in an exhibition game aren't enough to cause concern for coach Kyle Shanahan. Garoppolo completed just one of six passes for zero yards and threw an...

Monahan part of golf power brokers in a match with Trump

Aug. 20, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan didn't think twice when President Donald Trump invited him to play golf last Saturday. It was the second time they played since Trump has been in office. "I'm concerned about criticism for everything that I do," Monahan said Tuesday. "But in this instance...