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NFL's handling of concussions questioned after Tua's injury

Sep. 30, 2022 20:16 PM EDT

The NFL’s handling of concussions has evolved dramatically from the days when players were given smelling salts on the bench and sent back into the game. The league and the NFL Players Association have implemented extensive protocols and hired unaffiliated neurotrauma consultants...

UFC mysteriously closes show at Vegas campus to fans, media

Sep. 29, 2022 17:01 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The UFC is holding its next fight show without fans or media members in attendance, and the mixed martial arts promotion isn't saying why. The UFC will stage a 13-bout Fight Night card at the Apex Gym on its corporate campus in Las Vegas on Saturday night, but no...

Former El Salvador soccer boss sentenced in US bribery case

Sep. 29, 2022 13:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The former president of El Salvador’s soccer federation was sentenced on Thursday to 16 months in prison in the long-running FIFA corruption scandal. Reynaldo Vasquez, 66, told a judge in federal court in Brooklyn that he felt “great shame” over his role in a...

NFL teams use new rights to jockey for fans, revenue in UK

Sep. 29, 2022 11:21 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The “J-E-T-S” chants gave way to British-accented berating of quarterback Joe Flacco at the London sports pub where fans watched the Cincinnati Bengals ease to victory last week. Sebastian Randazzo is optimistic, though. The young Englishman who founded a Jets fan...

LIV Golf denies report of deal to buy TV time on FS1

Sep. 28, 2022 20:24 PM EDT

Saudi-funded LIV Golf denied a report Tuesday that it was close to a U.S. television deal in which it would buy time to be shown on FS1. Golfweek cited multiple sources it did not identify in saying the agreement is still being finalized. It would go against what Greg...

Procedural dramas jump to front in TV's opening week

Sep. 27, 2022 18:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Besides live sports, the one thing broadcast networks can be counted on for these days is franchise procedural dramas. That was evident on opening week of a new television season, when the 10 most-watched scripted programs all fit this tried-and-true formula,...

Wolves' Edwards 'working to be better' after homophobic post

Sep. 26, 2022 18:27 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Anthony Edwards said he's “willing to do whatever it takes to make it right” with the LBGTQ community and Minnesota Timberwolves fans following the homophobic remarks he recently made on social media. Addressing reporters at Timberwolves media day on Monday,...

Jokic has supporting cast back with healthy Murray, Porter

Sep. 26, 2022 17:51 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Jamal Murray spotted his two-time reigning MVP teammate in the open and quickly hollered out to him. "Grab me a grape,” the Denver Nuggets point guard said with Nikola Jokic breaking toward a fruit tray Monday at media day. With that, Jokic dished...

Young Grizzlies still cocky, hungrier after semifinals loss

Sep. 26, 2022 17:31 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — All-Star point guard Ja Morant borrowed a professional camera for photos of his teammates, even turning the lens on reporters covering the Memphis Grizzlies' media day Monday. Ziaire Williams, going into his second NBA season, used a disposable camera from...

Magic build a new facility, now try to build a winner

Sep. 26, 2022 15:07 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Every Orlando Magic locker inside the newly built AdventHealth Training Center comes with its own walk-in closet. The facility has nap rooms, floatation pods, an outdoor grilling area, a heated indoor pool, an area that provides players with three meals a day, a game room and...