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Report: Whitecaps’ response to allegations `appropriate'

Aug. 11, 2022 18:28 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — An investigation concluded the Vancouver Whitecaps’ response to allegations of misconduct by former women’s coaches Bob Birarda and Hubert Busby Jr. was serious and “appropriate.” The report, prepared for Major League Soccer by lawyers...

AP source: Watson willing to accept 8-game suspension, fine

Aug. 11, 2022 18:16 PM EDT

Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson would accept an eight-game suspension and $5 million fine to avoid missing the entire season, a person familiar with his defense told The Associated Press on Thursday. Watson, who is facing a potential year-long ban for sexual misconduct,...

FIFA moves World Cup start in Qatar up 1 day to Nov. 20

Aug. 11, 2022 16:45 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — FIFA has formally moved the World Cup start up by one day to give host nation Qatar an exclusive Sunday evening slot with a global audience. Qatar will now play Ecuador in Doha on Nov. 20 — just 101 days after FIFA’s decision Thursday — stretching the World Cup...

Trevor Bauer's accuser files countersuit to defamation claim

Aug. 11, 2022 16:13 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A San Diego woman who alleges Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer sexually abused her has filed a countersuit to his defamation claim, alleging the baseball star beat her and left her bruised, according to a court filing. Bauer has denied abusing the woman...

Broncos name NFL exec Damani Leech as team's new president

Aug. 11, 2022 14:09 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos' new owners have tabbed NFL International CEO Damani Leech as the team's new president. Owner and CEO Greg Penner made the announcement Thursday, his second day on the job. Leech has a quarter-century's worth of experience...

Tagovailoa on Miami tampering with Brady: 'I'm still here'

Aug. 11, 2022 09:21 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa would rather chat with Tom Brady than answer questions about him taking his job. Tagovailoa spent time talking with Brady while the Miami Dolphins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers held a joint practice Wednesday. He had a simple reply when asked about...

Vela gets MLS All-Stars going in 2-1 win over Liga MX

Aug. 10, 2022 23:49 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Dayne St. Clair entered the interview room, wearing a smile as bright as his orange goalkeeper's jersey and clutching a crystal trophy after helping the MLS All-Stars beat Liga MX. Coach Adrian Heath said slyly, “What did you win?” ...

Table tennis CEO Virginia Sung gets board spot on USOPC

Aug. 10, 2022 22:38 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — USA Table Tennis CEO Virginia Sung won an election to serve on the board of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee on Wednesday. She will take over a spot held by former Duke athletic director Kevin White. Sung won in a race that came down to her and Max Siegel,...

Rodolfo Castro's on-field MLB phone flub a relatable moment

Aug. 10, 2022 19:15 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The moment was hilarious because it was so relatable. Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Rodolfo Castro and third base coach Mike Rabelo stood and stared, mortified, at a smartphone that had mistakenly made its way onto a Major League Baseball field on Tuesday night. Even...

Watson starting Browns' preseason opener as suspension looms

Aug. 10, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Deshaun Watson's debut for the Browns is tentative and subject to change. The same is true for his first season in Cleveland. Watson is scheduled to start the exhibition opener — his first game action since 2020 — at Jacksonville on Friday while...