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Spy Harder: Patriots caught videotaping in Spygate sequel

Dec. 10, 2019 12:10 AM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots acknowledged on Monday night that a video crew working for the team filmed the Cincinnati Bengals sideline during Sunday's game, a violation of league rules that echoed the team's 2007 Spygate scandal. In a statement posted on Twitter and the team website,...

Eagles rally past Manning, Giants 23-17 in OT

Dec. 10, 2019 1:14 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carson Wentz relied on a bunch of guys off the practice squad and his go-to guy Zach Ertz to rally the Philadelphia Eagles. After Eli Manning led the New York Giants to a 14-point lead, Wentz brought the injury-depleted Eagles back and tossed a 2-yard touchdown pass to Ertz in overtime...

Fields, Hurts, Young join Burrow as Heisman Trophy finalists

Dec. 9, 2019 7:04 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts and Ohio State teammates quarterback Justin Fields and defensive end Chase Young will join LSU quarterback Joe Burrow as Heisman Trophy finalists. The top vote-getters for college football's most famous player of the year award were announced Monday, and...

NHL Commissioner: We will not tolerate abusive behavior

Dec. 9, 2019 11:57 PM EST

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Commissioner Gary Bettman said Monday the NHL will work swiftly to make changes to better deal with personnel conduct issues in the wake of incidents that surfaced in recent weeks. Speaking at the end of the first day of the Board of Governors meeting at the Inn at Spanish Bay...

Column: Russian doping would have made El Chapo envious

Dec. 10, 2019 5:38 AM EST

Russia cranked up a state-sponsored, industrial-scale doping operation ahead of the 2014 Sochi Games that would have turned El Chapo green with envy. It swept up more than 1,000 athletes and stretched from lowly lab technicians to the highest reaches of the nation’s sports ministries. And despite getting...

Column: Reed becoming known for more than 'Captain America'

Dec. 10, 2019 2:59 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — This might be the end of that Captain America business. If it wasn't his finger-pointing interview after the Ryder Cup in France, a few swipes of sand in the Bahamas should make it a little more clear. Patrick Reed is not doing or saying the things that should make American golf...

Patriots go from very back luck to very bad look

Dec. 10, 2019 4:02 AM EST

One day, things aren't looking good at all for the New England Patriots. The next, the defending champs are grappling with a very bad look. A day after officiating blunders and another poor passing performance by Tom Brady were the biggest takeaways from New England's first home loss in two years, the Patriots...

Barrett was warned about life in the NBA and Knicks deliver

Dec. 10, 2019 3:07 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — RJ Barrett was asked to explain something that would have been unusual to a 10-year veteran, let alone someone who had played 21 NBA games. Was it strange to have a coach run practice, only to fire him after it ended? “I mean, I have no idea. I just got here," Barrett said. “I...

Strasburg, Nationals reach record $245M, 7-year deal

Dec. 9, 2019 9:46 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Stephen Strasburg returned to the Washington Nationals with a record contract on the first day of the winter meetings, a deal that puts fellow free agent pitcher Gerrit Cole in position for an even larger payday. Washington and the World Series MVP agreed to a $245 million, seven-year...

Butler trip to Baylor highlights Top 25 college hoops slate

Dec. 10, 2019 3:11 AM EST

Butler's trip to Baylor this week probably wouldn't have mentioned a merit when a list of intriguing nonconference matchups was generated before the college basketball season tipped off. Now, their game Tuesday night might well deserve top billing. The No. 18 Bulldogs, who finished with a losing record last...

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iGym levels playing field for disabled, able-bodied children

Dec. 10, 2019 8:27 AM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — One Kreps brother uses a wheelchair and the other doesn't, yet they are able to play sports together on a level playing field thanks to an augmented reality system developed at the University of Michigan. The technology, called iGYM, allows people with mobility disabilities and...

World trade without rules? US shuts down WTO appeals court

Dec. 10, 2019 7:12 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Global commerce will lose its ultimate umpire Tuesday, leaving countries unable to reach a final resolution of disputes at the World Trade Organization and instead facing what critics call “the law of the jungle.’’ The United States, under a president who favors a...

Not Truist yet: Braves park keeping SunTrust name for now

Dec. 10, 2019 6:31 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — SunTrust and BB&T have combined into a megabank with a new name, Truist, but the completion of their merger won't immediately change the name of the Atlanta Braves home field. Officials of both companies said in a statement on Monday that Truist is now the nation’s sixth-largest...

Column: Russian doping would have made El Chapo envious

Dec. 10, 2019 5:38 AM EST

Russia cranked up a state-sponsored, industrial-scale doping operation ahead of the 2014 Sochi Games that would have turned El Chapo green with envy. It swept up more than 1,000 athletes and stretched from lowly lab technicians to the highest reaches of the nation’s sports ministries. And despite getting...

Patriots go from very back luck to very bad look

Dec. 10, 2019 4:02 AM EST

One day, things aren't looking good at all for the New England Patriots. The next, the defending champs are grappling with a very bad look. A day after officiating blunders and another poor passing performance by Tom Brady were the biggest takeaways from New England's first home loss in two years, the Patriots...

Butler trip to Baylor highlights Top 25 college hoops slate

Dec. 10, 2019 3:11 AM EST

Butler's trip to Baylor this week probably wouldn't have mentioned a merit when a list of intriguing nonconference matchups was generated before the college basketball season tipped off. Now, their game Tuesday night might well deserve top billing. The No. 18 Bulldogs, who finished with a losing record last...

Barrett was warned about life in the NBA and Knicks deliver

Dec. 10, 2019 3:07 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — RJ Barrett was asked to explain something that would have been unusual to a 10-year veteran, let alone someone who had played 21 NBA games. Was it strange to have a coach run practice, only to fire him after it ended? “I mean, I have no idea. I just got here," Barrett said. “I...

Despite doping ban, Russian athletes prepare for Olympics

Dec. 10, 2019 3:01 AM EST

Despite another doping ban, many Russian athletes will still be competing at the next Olympics. The sanctions handed down by the World Anti-Doping Agency on Monday mean there won't be a Russian flag or national anthem at a string of major sports competitions, including next year's Tokyo Olympics. But there are...

Els makes International team feel like one with a new logo

Dec. 10, 2019 3:00 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Captains for the Presidents Cup usually get the most attention for the wild-card picks that fill out their teams and the pairings they create. Ernie Els might have done his best work long before that point. The Presidents Cup is a PGA Tour creation, and so it was the PGA Tour...

Column: Reed becoming known for more than 'Captain America'

Dec. 10, 2019 2:59 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — This might be the end of that Captain America business. If it wasn't his finger-pointing interview after the Ryder Cup in France, a few swipes of sand in the Bahamas should make it a little more clear. Patrick Reed is not doing or saying the things that should make American golf...