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FIFA to consider four bids to host 2023 Women's World Cup

Dec. 13, 2019 2:06 PM EST

FIFA has received bids from Brazil, Japan, Colombia and a joint bid from Australia and New Zealand to host the 2023 Women's World Cup. Soccer's international governing body will now assess the bids, which will include visiting each country. Evaluations will be submitted to the FIFA Council and a vote on the host...

Former NBA Commissioner Stern has emergency brain surgery

Dec. 13, 2019 11:56 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former NBA Commissioner David Stern had emergency surgery after suffering a brain hemorrhage while having lunch not far from league headquarters. The league had no update on his condition Friday. The 77-year-old Stern underwent the operation at Mount Sinai St. Luke's Hospital after he was...

South Korea withdraws bid for 2023 Women's World Cup

Dec. 13, 2019 4:45 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has withdrawn from the bidding to host the 2023 Women's World Cup. The Korea Football Association made the announcement hours before Friday's deadline for candidates to submit completed bid books to soccer's governing body, FIFA. The KFA said it initially pushed to...

NBA says former Commissioner David Stern had emergency surgery after sudden brain hemorrhage

Dec. 12, 2019 10:39 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — NBA says former Commissioner David Stern had emergency surgery after sudden brain hemorrhage.

10 ex-NFL players charged with defrauding healthcare program

Dec. 12, 2019 9:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten former NFL players were charged in a multimillion-dollar scheme to defraud the league’s health care benefit program by submitting false claims for medical equipment, including devices used on horses, the Justice Department said Thursday. The players were charged in two separate...

Enraged in Rio, Conlan aims to avenge Olympic boxing defeat

Dec. 12, 2019 1:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Conlan was almost ready to forget about revenge and move on. He had ached for another shot at Vladimir Nikitin ever since the Russian's disputed victory at the 2016 Olympics sent Conlan storming out of Rio de Janeiro enraged with the judges he thought robbed him and the...

Michigan is poised to legalize sports, online gambling

Dec. 11, 2019 7:56 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's Legislature voted Wednesday to legalize sports betting and internet gambling, expanding options for gamblers in a state with three commercial casinos in Detroit and two-dozen tribal casinos elsewhere. The bills reflect a compromise with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer after lawmakers...

NFL executive recognizes "angst" with interference rules

Dec. 11, 2019 5:47 PM EST

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Amid the concern and controversy over coaches challenges and video reviews of pass interference, the NFL plans a hard look at the rules adjustment instituted this season. The change was for the 2019 season only and the 32 team owners would have to ratify it again — on a...

Ex-NC State coach's attorneys question fairness of NCAA case

Dec. 11, 2019 5:38 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Attorneys for former North Carolina State coach Mark Gottfried are questioning the fairness of the NCAA process after he was charged with failing to adequately monitor the Wolfpack men's basketball program for violations, including during the recruitment of former basketball star...

Astros probe widens to almost 60 witnesses, 76,000 emails

Dec. 11, 2019 5:12 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Major League Baseball has interviewed almost 60 people and obtained tens of thousands of electronic messages in its investigation into allegations the Houston Astros broke rules by using a television camera to steal signs. Former Houston pitcher Mike Fiers sparked the investigation when he...