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Potential McConnell opponent goes off air after complaint

Nov. 7, 2019 4:55 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky radio host who is considering a run against U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is off the air after Republicans accused him of campaign violations. Matt Jones, host of the popular Kentucky Sports Radio, was absent from the broadcast Thursday morning. He said...

GOP files complaint against possible McConnell challenger

Nov. 6, 2019 4:27 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Republican Party of Kentucky has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission against a radio host who is considering a run to unseat U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The complaint, filed Tuesday, seeks an investigation of Matt Jones, who has announced an...

NFL at 100: Saints top Falcons in post-Katrina 'Domecoming'

Nov. 6, 2019 11:01 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The half-century-old rivalry between the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints produced a moment so poignant that a statue was placed outside the Superdome to commemorate it. The 9-foot bronze, entitled "Rebirth," depicts the moment New Orleans special teams standout Steve Gleason dove...

Browns' Whitehead released after 'unacceptable' Twitter rant

Nov. 4, 2019 3:41 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jermaine Whitehead's disturbing social media rant cost him his job. The Browns cut the safety Monday, hours after the team reprimanded Whitehead for "totally unacceptable and highly inappropriate" posts following a 24-19 loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday. Whitehead made several...

Longtime player, broadcast Ron Fairly dies at age 81

Oct. 30, 2019 9:11 PM EDT

Ron Fairly, a two-time All-Star during his 21-year playing career and longtime broadcaster for three teams with a folksy style of calling games, has died. He was 81. The Seattle Mariners announced the death Wednesday. Fairly spent 50 years in baseball as a player and broadcaster, appearing in four World Series...

Darnold, Jets face Jaguars following 'embarrassing' MNF loss

Oct. 24, 2019 8:52 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Sam Darnold might not get much of a reprieve against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. Six days after his "seeing ghosts" sideline comment went viral, Darnold and the New York Jets (1-5) face a defense coming off one of its best games of the season. The Jaguars (3-4) allowed 291...

Jets' Darnold in 'really good place' after 'ghosts' comment

Oct. 24, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold ain't afraid of no ghost comments haunting him. Yes, the New York Jets quarterback went viral on social media Monday night when he acknowledged he was "seeing ghosts" as New England's blitz-happy defense made things miserable. But, Darnold has moved on from it —...

Schilling won't run for Arizona congressional seat

Oct. 15, 2019 9:21 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling says he's decided not to run for Congress. Schilling told a Phoenix sports radio station Tuesday that he decided not to run because of "things that have been said and done" to his wife and children since he announced he was thinking about...

Huskers doing Spanish radio broadcast with eye toward future

Oct. 3, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska will be the first school in the Big Ten to offer a Spanish-language radio broadcast for a football game when the Cornhuskers play Northwestern on Saturday, and the hope is such broadcasts become a regular part of the team’s media offering in coming seasons. The state of...

Bosnia police arrest 2 for attack on radio station over news

Sep. 28, 2019 7:10 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Two people have been arrested after a group of soccer fans broke into a radio station's offices in Sarajevo and forced its staff to withdraw a news item, Bosnian police said Saturday. The two face charges of threatening the safety and limiting the freedom of Radio...