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Guaranteed: Joe Namath voted NFL's greatest character

Oct. 18, 2019 11:44 PM EDT

White shoes. Fur coat. Pantyhose. Fu Manchu mustache. And an arm that would make Superman proud. Yep, Joe Namath is the NFL's greatest character. Guaranteed. The Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback who guaranteed his three-touchdown underdog New York Jets would beat the mighty Baltimore Colts in the third Super...

Clothing co. gets attention with billboard of hog-tied Trump

Oct. 18, 2019 9:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A clothing company has put up a billboard in New York City's Times Square that depicts President Donald Trump being hog-tied by a woman clad in its athletic wear. The 30-foot-high billboard featuring a model binding a Trump look-alike with red, white and blue rope while stomping on his...

Women impacting NBA in various roles, 11 assistant coaches

Oct. 18, 2019 12:26 AM EDT

Practice is over and Boston Celtics assistant coach Kara Lawson is still working. She stands under the basket rebounding, giving feedback to rookie guard Carsen Edwards as he shoots from different spots on the court. After swishing his final three attempts, he jogs over to her. "Thanks coach," Edwards says before...

New coach Juwan Howard talks up Michigan at media day

Oct. 17, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — When asked if anything about his new job has surprised him, Michigan coach Juwan Howard mentioned recruiting. "I knew you have to recruit, but all the work that comes behind the recruiting. Like I haven't talked on the phone in years. What we all do now is just text, right? Or...

SEC's stability underscores challenge for Lady Vols' Harper

Oct. 17, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — New Tennessee coach Kellie Harper understands the enormity of her task as she tries to get the Lady Vols back among the nation's premier women's basketball programs. Tennessee has been picked to finish sixth out of 14 teams in the Southeastern Conference, its lowest projection in...

Feds: Retailer broke law by selling rifle in Texas attack

Oct. 17, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A sporting goods retailer violated the law by selling an AR-15-style rifle and large capacity magazine to a man who later used them to kill more than two dozen worshippers at a Texas church, federal prosecutors said in a court filing. Devin Patrick Kelley presented a Colorado driver's...

South Korean soccer team tells of 'rough' match in Pyongyang

Oct. 17, 2019 3:17 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's national soccer team described their World Cup qualifier against North Korea in Pyongyang as a "rough" match played under strange conditions that may be raised with FIFA. The historic match ended in a scoreless draw Tuesday at huge Kim Il Sung Stadium, which was...

New SEC faces get opportunity after offseason talent drain

Oct. 16, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — There will be plenty of new faces with an opportunity to make an impact in the Southeastern Conference now that the upperclassmen who dominated the league last year have departed. Auburn coach Bruce Pearl is confident the league will remain strong, even after losing 12 of its top 13...

The Latest: Stackhouse headlines 4 new SEC head coaches

Oct. 16, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on Southeastern Conference men's basketball media day (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Former NBA standout Jerry Stackhouse is back in school — now as a coach. Stackhouse, who played for 18 years in the NBA, is a first-time college coach at Vanderbilt after receiving...

Clemson's dominance provides lift for struggling ACC

Oct. 16, 2019 12:44 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson is once again sitting atop the Atlantic Coast Conference — and the third-ranked Tigers are putting the struggling league on their back and bringing the ACC along for the championship ride. The ACC hasn't had much to hang its hat on this football season with Clemson the...