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Megan Rapinoe enjoys whirlwind, focuses on soccer pay fight

Oct. 18, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Megan Rapinoe is enjoying the whirlwind of a two-time World Cup winner. She picked up the FIFA Player of the Year award in Milan rocking a deeper shade of lavender hair, sent off retiring U.S. coach Jill Ellis with an undefeated victory tour and kept up the fight for pay equity against the...

Raiders DC calls Burfict suspension a 'witch hunt'

Oct. 17, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Oakland defensive coordinator Paul Guenther lashed out at the NFL for the lengthy suspension the league handed to Raiders linebacker Vontaze Burfict for a helmet-to-helmet hit, one of a series of violations for which he has been punished. Burfict was suspended for the final 12 games...

Browns GM hints he's discussed Trent Williams with Redskins

Oct. 16, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey already has pulled off one blockbuster trade. He seems eager to make another. Dorsey said he's had "a few conversations" lately with Washington Redskins President Bruce Allen and hinted one of the topics discussed has been a trade for star...

Go for 2: In today's NBA, a powerful pair beats 3 of a kind

Oct. 16, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

In today's high-stakes NBA, a powerful pair beats three of a kind. Teams who longed to build a Big Three are now striving for a dynamic duo, hoping two premier players are good enough to win a championship when the belief used to be that it required a trio. And with some of the combinations assembled this summer,...

Coming off 50 losses, Wizards focus on Beal, development

Oct. 15, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Now Bradley Beal finally gets his chance to be the focal point for the Washington Wizards from the get-go, on and off the court. The main issues of interest with this club at the moment are whether Beal's play takes another step up and whether his future with the franchise will be...

Allen or Newton? Rivera has tough decision at QB upcoming

Oct. 14, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Allen keeps on winning, making Panthers coach Ron Rivera's inevitable decision at quarterback more difficult with each passing week. Allen started out as a nice story — an undrafted QB who beat Arizona on the road in Week 3 to help the Panthers stop the losing after...

Rays disappointed, not discouraged by ALDS exit

Oct. 11, 2019 8:31 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays are disappointed, though hardly discouraged. The overachieving franchise with baseball's smallest payroll returned home from losing to the Houston Astros in the AL Division Series confident that getting its first taste of postseason success since 2013 will...

Rams' Gurley wears shirt criticizing NCAA to news conference

Oct. 10, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Todd Gurley has spelled out his feelings about college athletes' ongoing fight with the NCAA over compensation for their work. The Los Angeles Rams' star running back wore a shirt reading "Not Concerned About Athletes" in bold letters to his weekly news conference Thursday at...

Burfict's appeal of suspension for rest of season denied

Oct. 9, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

Oakland Raiders linebacker Vontaze Burfict's appeal to overturn his suspension for the rest of the season for a helmet-to-helmet hit was denied Wednesday. Appeals officer Derrick Brooks ruled he would not reduce the longest suspension ever handed down for an on-field infraction. Brooks is appointed jointly by the...

Swept out of playoffs, Twins still proud of 101-win season

Oct. 8, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — While the New York Yankees were dousing themselves with cheap drinks down the hall in the Target Field basement, the Minnesota Twins were left to wonder how 101 wins, 307 homers and so much summer fun could lead to such an abrupt autumn exit. Minnesota's major league record streak of 16...