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Coyotes forward Josh Archibald suspended for 2 games

Nov. 16, 2018 7:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Arizona Coyotes forward Josh Archibald was suspended for two games without pay by the NHL on Friday for an illegal check to Nashville forward Ryan Hartman's head. Archibald was given a minor penalty for an illegal check to the head Thursday night in the Coyotes' 2-1 home victory. The...

LPGA commissioner likes having many winners on tour

Nov. 16, 2018 5:50 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — The LPGA will have either 25 or 26 different winners in 32 events this season, depending on what happens when the final putt of the CME Group Tour Championship drops Sunday. Commissioner Mike Whan is just fine with that sort of diversity. Whan delivered his annual "state of the LPGA"...

NBA promotes 5 refs, including 2 women, to full-time status

Nov. 15, 2018 3:14 PM EST

Ashley Moyer-Gleich is eight years removed from playing in the NCAA Division II tournament. Natalie Sago officiated her first game six years ago, and the players were sixth-grade girls. They're in the NBA now — as part of one of the most elite sororities in the game. Moyer-Gleich and Sago are among five...

NFL awarding more than $35 million to brain injury studies

Nov. 15, 2018 3:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL is awarding more than $35 million in funding to five organizations conducting research into diagnosis and treatment of brain injuries. Through its Scientific Advisory Board established as part of its "Play Smart. Play Safe" initiative, the NFL is awarding grants to investigative...

The Latest: Fitzgerald passes TO on yards receiving list

Nov. 15, 2018 10:51 AM EST

The Latest on Week 10 in the NFL (all times EST): 5 p.m. Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald has passed Hall of Famer Terrell Owens to move into second place on the career yards-receiving list. The 15th-year player had six catches for 50 yards to up his total to 15,952 — moving 18 ahead of Owens...

FIFA boss says he doesn't know why prosecutor was suspended

Nov. 15, 2018 4:22 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — FIFA President Gianni Infantino says he doesn't know why the lead investigator into corruption within the organization was suspended from that role. Infantino is a friend of the federal prosecutor, Olivier Thormann, who also teaches law at the same university in Switzerland where the FIFA...

Cowboys' Elliott faces Falcons, 1st foe for last year's ban

Nov. 14, 2018 6:51 PM EST

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Ezekiel Elliott paused and lowered his voice when asked what he was doing when the Dallas Cowboys played without their star running back for the first time during his six-game suspension last year. Not only was Elliott having a self-described "tough time" with the NFL's ban over...

Graduation rates for NCAA athletes reach new high of 88 pct.

Nov. 14, 2018 5:43 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Graduation rates for NCAA athletes have reached a record high of 88 percent, according to data released by college sports' governing body. Graduation Success Rate data released Wednesday by the NCAA showed a 1-percentage point increase from 2017, with similar increases among men's...

Watson reinstated to Predators' roster after suspension

Nov. 14, 2018 4:58 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Forward Austin Watson has been reinstated to the Predators' roster after serving an 18-game suspension for domestic abuse, and he issued a statement apologizing to everyone for the June incident that cost him the start of the season. Watson issued the statement Wednesday through the...

Next generation of biotech food heading for grocery stores

Nov. 14, 2018 4:40 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The next generation of biotech food is headed for the grocery aisles, and first up may be salad dressings or granola bars made with soybean oil genetically tweaked to be good for your heart. By early next year, the first foods from plants or animals that had their DNA "edited" are...