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Editorial Roundup: Florida

Oct. 13, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

Tampa Bay Times. October 13, 2021. Editorial: The Tampa Bay Rays loss hurts. Losing the Rays would hurt a lot more The Rays are looking for a new stadium. Will the Tampa Bay area deliver? That hurt. Losing a playoff series always...

Dream picks longtime WNBA player Tanisha Wright as new coach

Oct. 12, 2021 12:23 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Dream hired longtime WNBA player Tanisha Wright as its new head coach on Tuesday, looking to bring stability to a team that struggled under two interim coaches this past season. The 37-year-old Wright played 14 seasons with the Seattle Storm,...

Washington's Rivera not considering major changes on defense

Oct. 11, 2021 16:35 PM EDT

Ron Rivera bristled at the notion of taking over defensive play-calling or making any changes to his coaching staff Monday in the aftermath of Washington giving up 33 points in a loss to New Orleans. Rivera said, “That stuff makes no sense to me” and insisted four or...

NWSL players pause games, recognize 2 who alleged misconduct

Oct. 06, 2021 22:22 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Players stopped on the field in the sixth minute of Wednesday night's National Women’s Soccer League games and linked arms in a circle to demonstrate solidarity with two former players who came forward with allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct against a...

Home not so sweet in NFL this season despite return of fans

Oct. 06, 2021 10:36 AM EDT

The fans are back and the crowds are loud, but home-field advantage still isn't a factor early in this NFL season. Road teams have won 33 of the 64 games over the first four weeks, extending a trend that began in 2019 and continued through the pandemic-impacted 2020...

Steve Baldwin resigns as CEO of NWSL's Washington Spirit

Oct. 06, 2021 01:00 AM EDT

Steve Baldwin resigned as CEO and managing partner of the National Women’s Soccer League's Washington Spirit on Tuesday in the wake of coach Richie Burke's firing following a harassment investigation. Baldwin's resignation was the latest response to a string of scandals...

Falcons place CB Oliver, punter Nizialek on injured reserve

Oct. 05, 2021 17:05 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons placed cornerback Isaiah Oliver and punter Cameron Nizialek on injured reserve Tuesday. Atlanta promoted punter Dustin Colquitt and defensive lineman Mike Pennel from the practice squad to the 53-man roster. Colquitt is...

Betts leads MLB in jersey sales, 4 Dodgers in top 10

Oct. 04, 2021 12:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mookie Betts and the reigning World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers had four of the top 10 selling jerseys in Major League Baseball this season. Betts' No. 50 uniform claimed the top spot for the second straight year after he was acquired prior to...

Rookie Carlson homers twice, Cardinals beat Brewers 4-3

Sep. 30, 2021 17:09 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rookie Dylan Carlson hit two go-ahead home runs, one from each side of the plate, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 on Thursday. Carlson’s homers made a winner out of J.A. Happ, who entered the game 0-3 in his last five starts...

Saints, Pelicans owner outlines succession plan for teams

Sep. 30, 2021 13:11 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints owner Gayle Benson's succession plan for the NFL's Saints and NBA's Pelicans calls for the sale of the team to a buyer who intends to keep the clubs in New Orleans, the teams' owner says. Benson, the widow of late Saints and Pelicans owner Tom...