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NFL's top stat is COVID-19 vaccine percentages

Jul. 30, 2021 14:25 PM EDT

The NFL’s most discussed stat has been COVID-19 vaccination percentages. As the first week of training camp kicked off, numbers continue to increase while debate persists. So far, 88.5% of players have had at least one shot of the vaccine and 20...

Castro banned 30 games under MLB policy; Nats to release him

Jul. 30, 2021 12:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Nationals infielder Starlin Castro has been suspended for 30 games without pay and fined an undisclosed amount for violating Major League Baseball's policy on domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse. Shortly after MLB announced the...

State gambling regulators wonder where poker went

Jul. 30, 2021 12:09 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts gambling regulators, in response to complaints, want to know why two of the state's casinos have not yet brought back poker. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission normally receives about five complaints a month, but lately has been receiving...

Olympics Latest: US mixed relay team reinstated after appeal

Jul. 30, 2021 12:03 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ The U.S. Olympic mixed relay team has been reinstated after originally being disqualified...

Transgender weightlifter Hubbard thanks IOC before competing

Jul. 30, 2021 08:56 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard is in Japan for the Tokyo Games and thanked the International Olympic Committee on Friday for helping to make it possible for her to compete. Hubbard has been a focus for support and criticism since qualifying for the...

Doping talk rears its head after Russian swimmers win

Jul. 30, 2021 06:37 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — After losing to Russian swimmers in two races at the Olympics, American backstroke star Ryan Murphy said Friday that doping remains a huge problem in the sport and he wonders if all his competitors are clean. Seeming to take aim at a country that has...

Mariners' Santiago banned 80 games for positive drug test

Jul. 29, 2021 20:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Turns out Héctor Santiago was using more than sticky stuff. The Seattle Mariners pitcher was suspended for 80 games Thursday by Major League Baseball following a positive test for external testosterone, exactly one month after he was banned for 10 games...

NFLPA President criticizes league on vaccine wristbands

Jul. 29, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns center and NFLPA President JC Tretter feels the NFL is trying to shame players by urging teams to require vaccinated and unvaccinated players to wear different colored wristbands. He called the idea “nonsensical.” ...

NFLPA expands RealResponse agreement to report violations

Jul. 29, 2021 11:49 AM EDT

The NFL Players Association has expanded its agreement with RealResponse to allow for reporting of all issues, including drug policy infractions and social injustice concerns. The players' union previously joined RealResponse to communicate COVID-19 health and safety...

'OK not to be OK': Mental health takes top role at Olympics

Jul. 28, 2021 20:01 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — For decades, they were told to shake it off or toughen up — to set aside the doubt, or the demons, and focus on the task at hand: winning. Dominating. Getting it done. For years, Simone Biles was one of the very best at that. Suddenly — to some,...