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Trump is 10th sitting president to attend Army-Navy game

Dec. 8, 2018 5:07 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Saturday was a day of politics and football for President Donald Trump, who announced the departure of his chief of staff, nominated a new top military adviser and then threw fist pumps at this year's Army-Navy football game. The commander in chief flew to Philadelphia for the 119th...

Jets OL Harrison's post-football path will include mystery

Dec. 7, 2018 3:12 PM EST

Jonotthan Harrison's career path after football will include lots of mystery. The New York Jets center has his sights set on helping solve murders as a larger-than-life homicide detective. "It sounds strange, but I'm a real puzzle-type guy," the 6-foot-4, 300-pound Harrison said with a smile. "I have all kinds of...

Political football: Trump to handle coin toss at Army-Navy

Dec. 7, 2018 10:30 AM EST

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — President Donald Trump will officiate the coin toss before the Army-Navy game on Saturday. West Point made the announcement on Friday leading to the game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, where the No. 22 Black Knights (9-2) play the Midshipmen (3-9). This will be Trump's...

The 2019 Boxing Hall of Fame class

Dec. 5, 2018 2:46 PM EST

CANASTOTA, N.Y. (AP) — A look at the nine people to be inducted June 9, 2019 into the International Boxing Hall of Fame and Museum: ___ MODERN CATEGORY (last bout no earlier than 1989): DONALD CURRY: Born Sept. 7, 1961 in Fort Worth, Texas. ... Posted a 400-4 record as an amateur and defeated Davey Moore...

NFL refs back official accused of calling player vulgar name

Dec. 5, 2018 2:24 PM EST

The NFL Referees Association is questioning why the league isn't focusing more attention on Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes for threatening umpire Roy Ellison following Buffalo's game at Miami last weekend. Ellison has been placed on administrative leave while the NFL investigates Hughes' accusation that Ellison...

Week 13 chock full of bad calls and bad looks for the NFL

Dec. 4, 2018 4:05 PM EST

Just when the NFL was enjoying a ratings rebound and an explosion of offensive firepower that has fans giddy over their favorite and/or fantasy teams, the league reverted to its bumbling ways in Week 13. It began with a prime-time officiating fiasco by its most experienced crew. The poor performance by referee...

Video assistant referee set for Champions League this season

Dec. 2, 2018 5:43 PM EST

DUBLIN (AP) — Video review is being fast-tracked into the Champions League this season. People with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that UEFA's executive committee is set to approve video assistant referees from the round of 16 in February. The people spoke on condition of anonymity...

Texas-Oklahoma a bad blood border rivalry

Nov. 28, 2018 4:04 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas-Oklahoma rivalry is never short on bad blood between the Big 12 border states. Whether it's "horns down," Darrell Royal accusing Barry Switzer of spying or Brian Bosworth's critique of vomit-inducing burnt orange, a rivalry that dates to 1900 has more than its share of antics...

Despite embarrassing miss, Newcastle wins at Burnley 2-1

Nov. 26, 2018 5:30 PM EST

BURNLEY, England (AP) — Newcastle wasn't made to pay for an embarrassing miss from Matt Ritchie as Rafa Benitez's side held on to beat Burnley 2-1 for a third straight win in the English Premier League on Monday. With the goal completely open in the 50th minute, Ritchie sliced a sidefooted shot with his...

Official scoring change gives Ohio State QB another TD pass

Nov. 25, 2018 10:41 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An official scoring change in Ohio State's 62-39 victory over Michigan has credited Buckeyes quarterback Dwayne Haskins with a sixth touchdown pass in the game. Parris Campbell was originally credited with a 78-yard rushing TD on a play in which he crossed in front of Haskins, took...