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Manchester City's Sergio Aguero reacts after Crystal Palace's Cenk Tosun scoring his side's opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Crystal Palace at Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

Analysis: Man City stained by scandal, mired in uncertainty

Feb. 15, 2020 6:57 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Manchester City is now a tainted champion. A club transformed by lavish investment in part to promote the emirate of Abu Dhabi on the world stage is damaged by deceptions in the pursuit of glory on the soccer field. Cut through all the raging against the footballing prosecutors by City, UEFA...

Manchester City's head coach Pep Guardiola gestures during the English League Cup semifinal second leg soccer match between Manchester City and Manchester United at Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)

UEFA bans Man City from Champions League for 2 seasons

Feb. 14, 2020 8:45 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — English Premier League champion Manchester City was banned from the Champions League for two seasons by UEFA on Friday for “serious breaches” of spending rules and failing to cooperate with investigators in a seismic ruling against one of world football's wealthiest clubs. The...

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes holds the Super Bowl trophy during a rally in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Chiefs agree to 3-year deal with Missouri Western for camp

Feb. 14, 2020 1:31 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs agreed to a three-year deal with Missouri Western State University to host their training camp, keeping the Super Bowl champions as one of the last NFL teams to take their late-summer workouts on the road. Chiefs President Mark Donovan said Friday that the...

FILE - In this July 23, 2019, file photo, California attorney Michael Avenatti walks from a courthouse in New York, after facing charges. A Los Angeles amateur basketball league's founder told jurors Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, that Avenatti betrayed him when the lawyer threatened to make his complaints against Nike public. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)

Tapes of Avenatti threats highlight extortion trial closings

Feb. 11, 2020 5:29 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Avenatti's attorney borrowed Nike's iconic advertising slogan in a closing argument Tuesday at an extortion trial, saying Avenatti followed a client's wishes to be in attack mode when he went into a meeting with the apparel giant's lawyers intent to “Just Do It" for his...

FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2015, file photo, members of the media and grounds crew work on the field at Citi Field in New York, the day before Game 3 of the World Series between the Mets and the Kansas City Royals at the stadium. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says talks have ended over the proposed sale of a controlling share of the Mets from the families of Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz to hedge fund manager Steven Cohen. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan, File)

Manfred, Mets say sale from Wilpons to Cohen is off

Feb. 7, 2020 8:21 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred and the New York Mets say talks have ended over the proposed sale of a controlling share of the team from the families of Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz to hedge fund manager Steve Cohen. The Mets said Thursday night in a statement they intend to find...

In this Oct. 12, 2019 photo, marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge from Kenya, white vest, wearing Nike AlphaFly prototype running shoe, and his pacemaking team, wearing pink Nike Vaporfly shoes, run during the INEOS 1:59 Challenge attempt to run a sub two-hour marathon in Vienna, Austria. Nike has a new racing shoe; The Air Zoom Alphafly Next%, which was unveiled at a flashy fashion show in New York on Wednesday night, Feb. 5, 2020. Kipchoge wore a prototype of the shoe when he ran the world's first sub-2-hour marathon in an unofficial race in October.  (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File)

A step ahead? Nike's Vaporfly shoe changing marathon game

Feb. 6, 2020 3:16 PM EST

To pick the favorites in this year's Olympic marathon, just glance at the shoes of the runners on the starting line. Anyone wearing Nike's Vaporfly model may already have a head start. The shoe has shaken up distance running since the world’s largest sports apparel company introduced it four years ago,...

FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2019, file photo, California attorney Michael Avenatti arrives at federal court to enter a plea to an indictment charging him with trying to extort up to $25 million from Nike, in New York. A lawyer for Nike testified Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, that he felt like a stickup victim when well-known attorney Avenatti demanded up to $25 million to stop him from igniting a media scandal by publicizing claims that Nike employees paid the families of elite high school basketball players. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Nike lawyer: Avenatti threatened Nike with 'media scandal'

Jan. 30, 2020 5:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for Nike testified Thursday that he felt like a stickup victim when well-known attorney Michael Avenatti demanded up to $25 million to stop him from igniting a media scandal by publicizing claims that Nike employees paid the families of elite high school basketball players. The...

Tiger Woods watches his tee shot on the second hole of the South Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course during the final round of the Farmers Insurance golf tournament Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

Column: A new tour without Tiger is no tour at all

Jan. 28, 2020 12:20 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jay Monahan was at Torrey Pines for the annual players meeting, most of it pertaining to the potential of a financial windfall for top players. Five days later, after so much chatter and speculation, the possibility had moved close enough to reality that the PGA Tour commissioner felt...

NCAA President Mark Emmert speaks at the NCAA convention Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

NCAA's Emmert: 'Our job' to solve athlete compensation

Jan. 23, 2020 9:54 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — NCAA President Mark Emmert spoke for 20 minutes Thursday in a crowded ballroom at the Anaheim Convention Center, two huge video boards on either side of the stage showing his image so the folks way in the back could see. He said many outside that room view college sports as...

FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2019, file photo Chase Briscoe (98) leads the field of cars to start the NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. General Motors is planning to open a new technical center for performance and auto racing near the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The center will focus on transferring auto racing knowledge into engineering for vehicles that are sold to the public. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn, File)

GM to open racing tech center near Charlotte Motor Speedway

Jan. 23, 2020 9:55 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is planning to open a new technical center for performance and auto racing near the Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina. The company says the 75,000-square-foot center will open by mid-2020 off Interstate 85 in Concord. GM says it's still finalizing plans for the number...