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Sounders land new jersey sponsor in online retailer Zulily

Jan. 17, 2019 6:07 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Sounders have a new jersey sponsor after signing a multiyear deal with online retailer Zulily. The partnership was announced Thursday, along with Zulily's deal to be the jersey sponsor for the Seattle Reign of the NWSL. The Sounders had been sponsored by Microsoft and Xbox since...

Journalist in Ghana who exposed soccer corruption shot dead

Jan. 17, 2019 1:42 PM EST

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — An investigative journalist in Ghana who helped expose a high-ranking official at world soccer body FIFA as corrupt was shot dead by gunmen on a motorbike as he drove home alone at night, police said Thursday. His employers said he was assassinated. Ahmed Hussein-Suale was killed late...

List of Vols' violations include Fulmer offering instruction

Jan. 17, 2019 11:29 AM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has reported a minor NCAA violation that involved athletic director Phillip Fulmer instructing offensive linemen during a football practice. This was one of eight Level III athletics violations that Tennessee reported over the last six months of 2018. They were obtained...

The Latest: 9 others arrested after deadly Kenya attack

Jan. 17, 2019 11:15 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on the extremist attack on a Nairobi hotel complex (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Kenyan police say nine more people have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the extremist attack in Nairobi this week, bringing the total number of suspects in detention to 11. A...

Canadiens' Paul Byron suspended 3 games for charging

Jan. 16, 2019 6:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Montreal Canadiens forward Paul Byron was suspended for three games without pay by the NHL on Wednesday for charging Florida Panthers defenseman MacKenzie Weegar. Byron was assessed a minor penalty for charging in the second period of Montreal's 5-1 home victory Tuesday night. The...

Malaysia says it won't host any more events involving Israel

Jan. 16, 2019 5:22 AM EST

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's foreign minister said Wednesday that the government will not budge over a ban on Israeli athletes in a para swimming competition and has decided that the country will not host any events in the future involving Israel. Malaysia, a strong supporter of the Palestinian...

Stricker looking to play more on PGA Tour this year

Jan. 15, 2019 5:47 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Steve Stricker came to Hawaii for two weeks of work, just like the old days, but with a twist. Instead of starting at the winners-only field at Kapalua and then going over to the Sony Open, he started at the Sony Open and heads to the winners-only field on the Big Island for the PGA Tour...

Swimming body ends threat to ban breakaway athletes

Jan. 15, 2019 9:08 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — In a standoff about the right of swimmers to compete for improved prize money, governing body FINA on Tuesday lifted its threat to ban those taking part in independently run competitions. FINA has been criticized in recent weeks by top swimmers who want more say in how their sport is run and...

Takeda corruption probe sullies 2020 Tokyo Olympics and IOC

Jan. 15, 2019 3:44 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Tsunekazu Takeda, the president of the Japanese Olympic Committee and a powerful IOC member, again denied corruption allegations against him, suggesting on Tuesday that any guilt was with others at the Japanese body. Takeda read a seven-minute prepared text and then took no questions from...

Uneasy twosome: Golf and politics at Saudi Arabia tournament

Jan. 14, 2019 5:34 PM EST

Golf usually isn't all that complicated for Dustin Johnson. He decides where he's going to play and tries to post the lowest score. The newest addition to his schedule involved a little more than that. Johnson is among several of golf's biggest stars who are scheduled to play the Saudi International at the end of...