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Guardians chosen as new name for Cleveland's baseball team

Jul. 23, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — While riding his bike over a bridge across the Cuyahoga River near Progressive Field, Indians owner Paul Dolan rarely paid much attention to the eight giant stone figures that seem to guard the city. They have new meaning, After...

The Latest: Spain cycling team tests negative, starts race

Jul. 23, 2021 21:25 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ The entire Spanish cycling team has been cleared for the men’s road race hours before...

Sabres Power up; select Michigan defenseman 1st in NHL draft

Jul. 23, 2021 21:20 PM EDT

The NHL draft turned Michigan maize and blue Friday night. And there’s a Hughes sibling reunion set to happen in New Jersey. The Buffalo Sabres opened the draft by selecting Wolverines defenseman Owen Power with the top pick, and were immediately followed by the...

Blackhawks acquire Seth Jones, agree on $76M, 8-year deal

Jul. 23, 2021 20:39 PM EDT

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — Seth Jones is now with the Chicago Blackhawks and could become the organization's cornerstone on the blue line. Chicago acquired the star defenseman from the Columbus Blue Jackets in a blockbuster trade Friday just before the NHL draft began. The...

Number of NFL players in vaccination process up to 80%

Jul. 23, 2021 20:27 PM EDT

The number of NFL players in the COVID-19 vaccination process has reached 80%, with nine teams having 90% or more of their players in that category. Dr. Allen Sills, the league's medical director, said Friday that nearly all Tier 1 and Tier 2 team employees — those who...

NFL dealing with multiple questions as training camps open

Jul. 23, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

From players getting COVID-19 vaccinations to relaxed coronavirus protocols to lineup issues, particularly at quarterback, the NFL faces a multitude of questions as training camps open. At least in 2021 there is the knowledge — and lessons learned — from completing...

Adam Hadwin, Ryan Armour shoot 65s to share 3M Open lead

Jul. 23, 2021 20:47 PM EDT

BLAINE, Minn. (AP) — Adam Hadwin missed the weekend cuts in his last three tournaments, continuing a disappointing stretch as he dropped to 120th in the FedEx Cup standings. The 33-year-old Canadian has put himself in position to get back in contention for the playoffs...

New commissioners thrust into conference realignment chaos

Jul. 23, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Conference realignment is back on the table in college sports just as three Power Five conferences are breaking in relatively new commissioners. While the Big 12 is trying to keep Oklahoma and Texas from being poached by the Southeastern Conference,...

Minor league to experiment with electronic catchers' signals

Jul. 23, 2021 19:33 PM EDT

Catchers' signals — and stealing them — could become a relic if an experimental electronic device is successful. Major League Baseball will give catchers in the Low A West league the option starting Aug. 3 to use a 12-button transmitter that can be strapped with...

Bauer appears in court to fight sexual assault allegations

Jul. 23, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer appeared in court Friday to fight the extension of a protective order sought by a woman who says he choked her to the point where she lost consciousness and punched her during two sexual encounters earlier this year. ...

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The Latest: Spain cycling team tests negative, starts race

Jul. 23, 2021 21:25 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ The entire Spanish cycling team has been cleared for the men’s road race hours before...

Sabres Power up; select Michigan defenseman 1st in NHL draft

Jul. 23, 2021 21:20 PM EDT

The NHL draft turned Michigan maize and blue Friday night. And there’s a Hughes sibling reunion set to happen in New Jersey. The Buffalo Sabres opened the draft by selecting Wolverines defenseman Owen Power with the top pick, and were immediately followed by the...

At Tokyo Olympics, a debt to 'Back to the Future' and 'E.T.'

Jul. 23, 2021 21:13 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Although the name Marty McFly won't be on the start list for the first Olympic skateboarding competition, the “Back to the Future” character who inspired the immortal lines “What's that thing he's on? It's a board, with wheels!” was a landmark personality for the sport...

'This can be me': Black participation rising in gymnastics

Jul. 23, 2021 21:06 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — There's a phenomenon that happens every time Simone Biles appears on a screen inside Power Moves Gymnastics & Fitness. As if flipping a switch, the young women of color on the gym's competitive team spring to life, fueled by the jolt of adrenaline that...

Orlando Pride coach Marc Skinner resigns

Jul. 23, 2021 20:51 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Orlando Pride coach Marc Skinner has resigned to pursue another coaching position. Pride assistant coach Carl Green also stepped down, but will coach the National Women's Soccer League team Saturday night at home for a game against OL Reign. ...

Adam Hadwin, Ryan Armour shoot 65s to share 3M Open lead

Jul. 23, 2021 20:47 PM EDT

BLAINE, Minn. (AP) — Adam Hadwin missed the weekend cuts in his last three tournaments, continuing a disappointing stretch as he dropped to 120th in the FedEx Cup standings. The 33-year-old Canadian has put himself in position to get back in contention for the playoffs...

Blackhawks acquire Seth Jones, agree on $76M, 8-year deal

Jul. 23, 2021 20:39 PM EDT

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — Seth Jones is now with the Chicago Blackhawks and could become the organization's cornerstone on the blue line. Chicago acquired the star defenseman from the Columbus Blue Jackets in a blockbuster trade Friday just before the NHL draft began. The...

Stars+Stripes joins New York Yacht Club's America's Cup push

Jul. 23, 2021 20:32 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The New York Yacht Club has brought on the Stars+Stripes sailing team as part of its effort to field an all-American squad for the next multi-challenger America’s Cup. The NYYC made the announcement Friday. The club held the America’s Cup from 1851...

NBC quickly hires Maria Taylor after her departure from ESPN

Jul. 23, 2021 20:28 PM EDT

Maria Taylor has joined NBC less than a week after her contract with ESPN expired. NBC formally made the announcement during its primetime Olympic show Friday before a replay of the opening ceremony. ESPN and Taylor announced Wednesday that they...

Number of NFL players in vaccination process up to 80%

Jul. 23, 2021 20:27 PM EDT

The number of NFL players in the COVID-19 vaccination process has reached 80%, with nine teams having 90% or more of their players in that category. Dr. Allen Sills, the league's medical director, said Friday that nearly all Tier 1 and Tier 2 team employees — those who...