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The Latest: Two-time Masters champion Olazabal makes the cut

Apr. 09, 2021 15:33 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the Masters (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Conditions are firm and fast at Augusta National, just the way Jose Maria Olazabal likes them. And it showed Friday at the Masters. The two-time Masters champion shot a...

Hearings result in 13 of Texans QB's accusers being ID'd

Apr. 09, 2021 15:35 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The names of 13 of the 22 women who have filed lawsuits accusing Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson of sexual assault and harassment will be made public following court hearings Friday. During two hearings, Watson’s attorney, Rusty Hardin, asked...

Adams said to have spurned NFL, union health programs

Apr. 09, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

The NFL and its players’ union have an array of health programs designed to help players in their life after football. According to his agent, Phillip Adams did not avail himself of those opportunities. Adams, a journeyman player, spent six seasons in the league....

Report: Ex-NFL player's brain probed for trauma-related harm

Apr. 09, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The brain of Phillip Adams — the former NFL player who killed a South Carolina physician, three family members and a repairman before fatally shooting himself — will be tested for a degenerative disease that has affected a number of pro athletes and has been shown...

Olympic Gold: Men's gymnastics struggling to survive

Apr. 09, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

The death of a 117-year-old program, one that captured championships and produced Olympians, ended with a gasp. And then a vote. The fact the former did not alter the outcome of the latter offered a stark glimpse into the steadily eroding support for men's gymnastics at...

The Latest: MLB has 4 positive virus tests in past week

Apr. 09, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Major League Baseball had two players and two staff members test positive for the coronavirus over the past week, according to results released by the league and...

Zidane hopes Messi’s 45th ‘clásico’ is not his last

Apr. 09, 2021 10:52 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi is set to play his 45th - and possibly final - “clásico” match against Real Madrid. The star status of the Barcelona forward, whose contract expires this summer, has been built on numerous titles and scoring records, as well as...

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Approval of Kansas bill on trans athletes isn't veto-proof

Apr. 09, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas conservatives on Friday pushed a proposed ban on transgender athletes in girl's and women's school sports through the Republican-controlled Legislature but don't have enough support yet to overcome a possible veto by the state's Democratic governor. ...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Apr. 09, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ New Georgia...

Report: Ex-NFL player's brain probed for trauma-related harm

Apr. 09, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The brain of Phillip Adams — the former NFL player who killed a South Carolina physician, three family members and a repairman before fatally shooting himself — will be tested for a degenerative disease that has affected a number of pro athletes and has been shown...

Olympic Gold: Men's gymnastics struggling to survive

Apr. 09, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

The death of a 117-year-old program, one that captured championships and produced Olympians, ended with a gasp. And then a vote. The fact the former did not alter the outcome of the latter offered a stark glimpse into the steadily eroding support for men's gymnastics at...

Free agent P Carpenter banned 1 year for drug violation

Apr. 09, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Free agent pitcher David Carpenter has been suspended for one year for violating the minor league joint drug prevention and treatment program. A person familiar with the matter said Carpenter's ban was for refusing to take a test. The person spoke to The...

Utah high school announces new mascot following backlash

Apr. 09, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A mostly white high school near Salt Lake City revealed its new mascot Friday that will replace its contentious Braves mascot, as school and professional sports teams nationwide face increasing backlash about using Native American names and symbols. ...

Advocates call on NCAA to act in response to anti-trans laws

Apr. 09, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

Athletes, coaches and advocates are calling on the NCAA to act in response to state laws banning transgender athletes from competing in organized sports. “Simply put, trans inclusion makes our sports, our teams and our communities stronger,” said Minnesota Lynx coach...

Charleston Southern not bringing back women's hoops coach

Apr. 09, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Charleston Southern is not renewing the contract of women's basketball coach Fred Applin. The school's athletic director Jeff Barber thanked Applin for his nine years of service Friday and said a search for his full-time replacement would...

Charly Arnolt completes move from WWE to ESPN

Apr. 09, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

Charly Arnolt has gone from ESPN part-timer to a full-time employee in three short years. Arnolt signed a multiyear extension that will continue to see her as the backup host for “First Take” as well as having a significant role in other network programming. It also...

Hearings result in 13 of Texans QB's accusers being ID'd

Apr. 09, 2021 15:35 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The names of 13 of the 22 women who have filed lawsuits accusing Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson of sexual assault and harassment will be made public following court hearings Friday. During two hearings, Watson’s attorney, Rusty Hardin, asked...