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Memphis, Wiseman have 1 more game, then it's back to court

Nov. 13, 2019 2:59 AM EST

James Wiseman has one more game before heading back to court with his attorneys as they take on the NCAA in a high-stakes battle to keep the 7-foot-1 freshman playing in what could be his only year with the Memphis Tigers, one that could prove costly for the university. The nation's top-rated recruit has been...

MLB checking into report '17 Astros stole signs, broke rules

Nov. 12, 2019 8:39 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Major League Baseball has expanded its investigation into the Houston Astros after The Athletic website reported the team stole signs during home games in 2017 by using a camera positioned in center field. The report Tuesday quoted pitcher Mike Fiers, who played for the Astros that...

USA Badminton in trouble for failing safe-sport policy

Nov. 12, 2019 6:28 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee placed the future of the country's badminton federation in peril Tuesday, launching the decertification process of USA Badminton after it failed to complete a host of measures needed to protect athletes from sexual abuse. A 2018 audit...

Louisiana Supreme Court won't revive 'NOLA no-call' suit

Nov. 12, 2019 5:10 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's Supreme Court has refused to revive a New Orleans Saints fan's lawsuit against the NFL over officials' failure to call a penalty at a crucial point in a January playoff game. The court denied a motion to rehear the case without comment Tuesday. Attorney Antonio LeMon filed...

2 of a kind: Chubb, Hunt give Browns powerful backfield

Nov. 12, 2019 5:03 PM EST

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Freddie Kitchens has struggled to make two star wide receivers happy. The Browns coach now has a pair of elite running backs to please as well. One football. Four playmakers. That's not necessarily a bad problem. With Kareem Hunt returning from his eight-game NFL suspension to join Nick...

UEFA signs Takeaway.com to replace McDonald's at Euro 2020

Nov. 12, 2019 4:26 AM EST

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has announced a new food sector sponsor for the European Championship, replacing McDonald's which owned the slot since 1992. UEFA says food delivery platform Takeaway.com has signed for the Euro 2020 tournament. The value was not disclosed. Until cutting short its longstanding...

Longtime AP sports writer, editor Ben Olan dies at 96

Nov. 11, 2019 9:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Ben Olan, a sports writer and editor at The Associated Press for more than 50 years who was honored by the NHL Hall of Fame, has died. He was 96. Known for being nattily dressed during his days when AP headquarters was located at 50 Rockefeller Plaza, Olan passed away early Monday morning...

NCAA denies Alabama appeal on Jahvon Quinerly eligibility

Nov. 11, 2019 6:08 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The NCAA has denied Alabama's appeal seeking immediate eligibility for Villanova transfer point guard Jahvon Quinerly. Crimson Tide coach Nate Oats and athletic director Greg Byrne announced the NCAA's Committee for Legislative Relief's decision on Monday. It came out a few hours...

Jackets' Foligno suspended 3 games for hit on Bellemare

Nov. 11, 2019 5:03 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The NHL has suspended Columbus forward Nick Foligno for three games for a hit that leveled Colorado Avalanche forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare. The Department of Player Safety announced the penalty for the Blue Jackets captain on Monday. Foligno dropped Bellemare with the open-ice hit...

Browns coach Kitchens: Benching of WR Callaway only 1 game

Nov. 11, 2019 3:06 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns coach Freddie Kitchens said wide receiver Antonio Callaway's benching was a one-game punishment. Callaway didn't play in Sunday's 19-16 victory over the Buffalo Bills after being a surprising healthy scratch despite quarterback Baker Mayfield saying the receiver had been included in...