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FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, file photo, New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas catches the ball during NFL football training camp in New Orleans. A person familiar with the situation says Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, that Saints receiver Thomas has been suspended one game for conduct detrimental to the team after punching a teammate during practice. (David Grunfeld/The Advocate via AP, Pool, File)

Saints rule out wide receivers Thomas, Callaway vs Bears

Oct. 30, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have ruled our receivers Michael Thomas and Marquez Callaway for Sunday’s game in Chicago. New Orleans also has listed reserve guard Nick Easton out for for a second straight game because of a concussion. Thomas, named AP 2019 Offensive Player of the Year...

FILE - In this file photo taken Saturday, March 8, 2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin, foreground, and Russia's sports minister Vitaly Mutko, standing behind, watch downhill ski competition of the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Roza Khutor mountain district of Sochi, Russia.  Russia’s status as an Olympic team and reputation as a serial cheater in international sports goes on trial on Monday Nov. 2, 2020, as the Court of Arbitration for Sport will start hearings about a manipulated database from the Moscow testing laboratory.  (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)

Russia's reputation, Olympic status on trial for doping

Oct. 30, 2020 4:14 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Russia’s status as an Olympic team, and its reputation as a serial cheater in international sports, goes on trial next week in more legal fallout from the country's state-backed doping saga. At an undisclosed location in Lausanne on Monday, the Court of Arbitration for Sport will start...

FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2020, file photo, tickets for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are on display, in Tokyo. Fans living in Japan who bought tickets for the postponed Tokyo Olympics have been guaranteed refunds by the local organizing committee. Applications begin next month. This means that fans who already know they cannot use their tickets next year can get their money back. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Tokyo Olympics to give refunds to ticket buyers in Japan

Oct. 30, 2020 4:23 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Fans living in Japan who bought tickets for the postponed Tokyo Olympics have been guaranteed refunds, the local organizing committee said Friday. This does not apply to fans who have purchased tickets outside Japan through so-called Authorized Ticket Resellers appointed by national Olympic...

Richerson elected PGA president, Tim Rosaforte honored

Oct. 29, 2020 7:55 PM EDT

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Jim Richerson was elected the 42nd president of the PGA of America on Thursday at a virtual annual meeting that included Tim Rosaforte becoming the first journalist to be awarded honorary membership. Richerson, the senior vice president of operations for Arizona-based Troon...

New York Giants' Daniel Jones walks off the field after an NFL football game Philadelphia Eagles, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Giants' Jones regrets taking mask off in NYC bar

Oct. 29, 2020 7:33 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — After a little prodding, New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones expressed regret for taking off his mask in a closed New York City bar last weekend. Speaking for the first time since a video at the bar was released, Jones did his best to avoid discussing the incident that...

FILE - This is a July 2, 2019, file photo showing Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon at a news conference in Sunrise, Fla. The National Hockey League on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, cleared Tallon of any wrongdoing after an independent investigation found claims he made inappropriate racial, religious and ethnic comments as general manager of the Florida Panthers were not substantiated. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

NHL clears ex-Panthers GM of wrongdoing after investigation

Oct. 29, 2020 1:58 PM EDT

The NHL on Thursday cleared Dale Tallon of any wrongdoing after an independent investigation found it could not substantiate claims he made inappropriate racial, religious and ethnic comments as general manager of the Florida Panthers. The league received an anonymous report in August of Tallon using racially...

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and third baseman Justin Turner pose for a group picture after the Dodgers defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 in Game 6 to win the baseball World Series, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

MLB says Turner violated protocols when he returned to field

Oct. 29, 2020 2:30 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Justin Turner violated coronavirus protocols when he celebrated with his Los Angeles Dodgers teammates and he refused instructions from security to leave the field, behavior that Major League Baseball said risked the safety of others. The commissioner’s office said Wednesday...

Rory McIlroy hits from the 10th fairway during the second round of the Zozo Championship golf tournament Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, in Thousand Oaks, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Kamaiu Johnson goes South at Torrey for a shot at PGA Tour

Oct. 27, 2020 7:01 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The North Course at Torrey Pines typically is busy with a Saturday pro-am for players who miss the cut in the Farmers Insurance Open. This year, it featured an 18-hole competition for the fledgling Advocates Pro Golf Association. Now the APGA Tour is picking up even more...

FILE - In this  Sept. 28, 2019, file photo, Christian Coleman, of the United States, celebrates winning the gold medal in the men's 100 meter final race at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. Men's 100-meter world champion Christian Coleman was banned for two years on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, for missing three doping control tests. Track and field's Athletics Integrity Unit said Coleman will be banned until May 2022, forcing him to miss the Tokyo Olympics next year. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Christian Coleman banned, runs out of chances for Olympics

Oct. 27, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

To believe that the evidence supporting Christian Coleman's two-year ban from track is flawed is to believe that the 24-year-old sprinter really has redefined the title “World's Fastest Man.” It's to believe that in the span of 29 minutes last Dec. 9, Coleman bought dinner from a Chipotle near his...

FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, March 3, 2020, FIFA President Gianni Infantino addresses a meeting of European soccer leaders at the congress of the UEFA governing body in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Infantino has tested positive for COVID-19, and according to a statement FIFA says Infantino “has reported mild symptoms, has immediately placed himself in self-isolation and will remain in quarantine at least for ten days.” (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, FILE)

FIFA president Infantino tests positive for COVID-19

Oct. 27, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA president Gianni Infantino has tested positive for COVID-19. The governing body of world soccer said Tuesday that Infantino has mild symptoms and "has immediately placed himself in self-isolation and will remain in quarantine at least for 10 days.” People who have come into...