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Bucks sign guard Grayson Allen to multiyear extension

Oct. 18, 2021 19:41 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks guard Grayson Allen has signed a multiyear contract extension less than 2 ½ months after the team acquired him from the Memphis Grizzlies. Allen joined the Bucks in an Aug. 7 trade that set guard Sam Merrill and two future second-round...

Packers taking early command of NFC North race again

Oct. 18, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

When he celebrated a touchdown run at Chicago on Sunday by shouting to the crowd, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers may have been selling his team short. Rodgers yelled, “I still own you!” to the Bears fans at Solder Field. In fact, Rodgers and the Packers...

AP WAS THERE: 1st Black player's contract bought by NBA team

Oct. 18, 2021 11:31 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Earl Lloyd, Chuck Cooper and Nat “Sweetwater” Clifton broke the color barrier in the NBA as the league’s first Black players during the 1950-51 season. Clifton was the first Black player to have his contract purchased when the New York Knicks bought his deal from the...

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...