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Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell a no-show as deadline approaches

Nov. 13, 2018 2:32 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Le'Veon Bell watch is almost over for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The star running back has until 4 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon to sign his one-year franchise tender and be eligible to play this season. Coach Mike Tomlin says the AFC North-leading Steelers (6-2-1) have not heard from Bell....

Japan rallies to beat MLB All-Stars 5-3 to lead series 3-1

Nov. 13, 2018 2:37 PM EST

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Ryosuke Kikuchi drove in the go-ahead run on a squeeze bunt in a four-run ninth inning as Japan beat the MLB All-Stars 5-3 Tuesday and took a 3-1 lead in their six-game exhibition series. MLB led 3-1 when Kirby Yates walked leadoff batter Kazuki Tanaka, who stole second and scored...

AP All-America Watch: WVU's top tackler; UCLA's talented TE

Nov. 13, 2018 1:07 PM EST

The Associated Press has been honoring college football's best with an All-America team since 1925. The full three-team AP All-America selections will be unveiled in December. The ninth All-America watch of the season features West Virginia's virtually unblockable linebacker, UCLA's bright spot tight end and...

Nets say LeVert could return from foot injury this season

Nov. 13, 2018 1:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Caris LeVert's injury wasn't as bad as it looked. The Brooklyn Nets said Tuesday their leading scorer suffered only a dislocation of his right foot and no fractures, and he could return this season. That's far better than what was feared when LeVert's leg appeared to bend in a gruesome...

Hue Jackson back in Cincinnati, helping to run defense

Nov. 13, 2018 3:16 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Hue Jackson needed only a few weeks to land another job in the place where he's always welcomed. The Bengals hired Jackson on Tuesday as a special assistant to head coach Marvin Lewis as he tries to resurrect Cincinnati's historically bad defense. Jackson was fired by the Cleveland Browns...

Bilas: College basketball players will one day be paid

Nov. 13, 2018 12:18 PM EST

College basketball analyst Jay Bilas believes players will eventually be paid, and tells PodcastOne Sports Now that he's not sure top players will forgo a year on the big stage in college to play in the NBA's developmental league. Bilas joins co-hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg to discuss the opening of the...

Caps' Wilson has suspension cut to 14 games by arbitrator

Nov. 13, 2018 1:18 PM EST

Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson has had his 20-game suspension reduced to 14 by a neutral arbitrator and is eligible to play immediately. Wilson has already served 16 games of his suspension for an illegal check to the head of St. Louis forward Oskar Sundqvist in each team's preseason finale. The ruling by...

More angst at Maryland: QB Hill out for season with torn ACL

Nov. 13, 2018 2:47 PM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — During a harsh season in which the Maryland football team has been forced to deal with an array of setbacks — none worse than the death of player Jordan McNair — the Terrapins have repeatedly showed their resiliency. With No. 9 Ohio State next on the schedule,...

NFL players are reprising some old, costly celebrations

Nov. 13, 2018 2:45 AM EST

NFL players seem to have run out of creative ways to celebrate. Either that, or they've decided to pay homage to the players they grew up watching, even if it costs them some funds for injecting fun into the game. Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill was the latest to go old school when he commemorated his second...

TOP 25 THIS WEEK: No. 25 Buffalo earns 1st AP ranking

Nov. 13, 2018 2:43 AM EST

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Buffalo grabbed headlines for taking down Arizona in last year's NCAA Tournament, then going on the road to hand a ranked West Virginia team its first loss in a home opener in 15 years. The 25th-ranked Bulls won't surprise anyone now, not with the program's first appearance in the...

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Minnesota car track owner dies in Florida swim accident

Nov. 13, 2018 3:47 PM EST

BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — The owner of Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota has died in a swimming accident off the Florida coast. Jed Copham was 46. The raceway said Copham had been swimming from his parents' boat on Sunday near Fort Myers when he went missing. According to the Lee County Sheriff's...

Heat reach out to Miami-Dade officials as naming deal looms

Nov. 13, 2018 3:33 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Heat sent a letter to Miami-Dade County commissioners Tuesday, saying they want to set the record straight on what the team perceives as misconceptions about the relationship between it and the county as a new naming-rights deal looms. The letter from Heat Business Operations...

Pistons say Kennard to continue rehab for 2 more weeks

Nov. 13, 2018 3:19 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons say injured guard Luke Kennard will continue his rehab for two more weeks while working his way back toward basketball activity. The Pistons updated Kennard's status Tuesday. He injured his right shoulder in an Oct. 25 game against Cleveland. Bernard Condevaux, the team's...

Hue Jackson back in Cincinnati, helping to run defense

Nov. 13, 2018 3:16 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Hue Jackson needed only a few weeks to land another job in the place where he's always welcomed. The Bengals hired Jackson on Tuesday as a special assistant to head coach Marvin Lewis as he tries to resurrect Cincinnati's historically bad defense. Jackson was fired by the Cleveland Browns...

Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright has surgery on left knee

Nov. 13, 2018 3:03 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox knuckleballer Steven Wright has had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee for an injury that kept him out of the World Series. The team says Dr. Riley Williams operated Monday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Williams also performed a debridement to remove...

Premier League hires Discovery's Susanna Dinnage as CEO

Nov. 13, 2018 2:58 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The English Premier League hired broadcasting executive Susanna Dinnage as chief executive on Tuesday, making her the most powerful female executive in global sports. Dinnage will leave her role as global president of Discovery's Animal Planet brand early next year to succeed Richard...

More angst at Maryland: QB Hill out for season with torn ACL

Nov. 13, 2018 2:47 PM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — During a harsh season in which the Maryland football team has been forced to deal with an array of setbacks — none worse than the death of player Jordan McNair — the Terrapins have repeatedly showed their resiliency. With No. 9 Ohio State next on the schedule,...

MLB investigation racism claims against Mariners

Nov. 13, 2018 2:42 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Major League Baseball is investigating claims made against the Seattle Mariners by the team's recently fired training and conditioning director, who said team management had disparaged Latino players. The Mariners denied the allegations in a statement on Monday following the social media...

New FBS postseason game, Myrtle Beach Bowl, to start in 2020

Nov. 13, 2018 2:39 PM EST

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — The Myrtle Beach Bowl is coming to South Carolina's Grand Strand resort area in 2020, and will be shared by Conference USA, the Mid-American Conference and the Sun Belt. The conferences and ESPN Events announced the new Myrtle Beach Bowl on Tuesday. The network will own, operate and...

Japan rallies to beat MLB All-Stars 5-3 to lead series 3-1

Nov. 13, 2018 2:37 PM EST

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Ryosuke Kikuchi drove in the go-ahead run on a squeeze bunt in a four-run ninth inning as Japan beat the MLB All-Stars 5-3 Tuesday and took a 3-1 lead in their six-game exhibition series. MLB led 3-1 when Kirby Yates walked leadoff batter Kazuki Tanaka, who stole second and scored...