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Silver memo: Hire more women, improve workplace conditions

Sep. 21, 2018 3:14 PM EDT

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants all teams to hire more women, especially in leadership and supervisory positions, and is urging them to take some of the mandates that the Dallas Mavericks must now adhere to as an impetus to improve working conditions within their own organizations. Silver, in a memo sent to...

After Russia vote, anti-doping group calls WADA compromised

Sep. 21, 2018 1:43 PM EDT

A leading anti-doping group hinted at changing the structure of the World Anti-Doping Agency, saying the decision to reinstate Russia's drug-fighting operation is a sign WADA leaders are saddled with "conflicting priorities." The Institute of National Anti-Doping Organizations said in a statement Friday that...

WADA investigator says the agency got a bad deal from Russia

Sep. 21, 2018 1:38 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Canadian lawyer who investigated the state-backed doping scheme by Russia when it hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics said the World Anti-Doping Agency rushed into accepting a bad deal by reinstating the country's drug-testing program. Richard McLaren told The Associated Press...

Cubs' Russell placed on leave after domestic violence claims

Sep. 21, 2018 2:09 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell was placed on administrative leave Friday following fresh allegations of domestic violence by his ex-wife. Last year, Melisa Reidy posted a photo on her Instagram account with a caption suggesting her husband of about 18 months had been unfaithful to...

Texas Rangers fire Banister after consecutive losing seasons

Sep. 21, 2018 3:50 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers fired manager Jeff Banister on Friday after the team stumbled to its first consecutive losing records in 10 years after winning AL West titles in each of his first two seasons. Texas announced the move with 10 games left in Banister's fourth season. In a season...

Browns appear set to switch to Mayfield as starter

Sep. 21, 2018 2:55 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns coach Hue Jackson isn't ready to "officially" make Baker Mayfield his starting quarterback. Everyone else has. Jackson said Friday that he'll wait until talking to his players before publicly announcing a decision that seems inevitable after Mayfield replaced injured starter Tyrod...

Records: Suspect in golfer's death struggled after prison

Sep. 21, 2018 1:13 PM EDT

Police in an Iowa college town had repeated interactions with a troubled drifter in the weeks between his departure from prison and his alleged killing of a star golfer from Spain, records show. Ames police reports show that 22-year-old Collin Richards struggled with drug and alcohol abuse, mental health problems...

2 ties down, many more could be coming in NFL 2018

Sep. 21, 2018 2:51 PM EDT

Two weeks, two ties. OK, let's get this out of the way now: Yes, the NFL is fit to be tied. Fit tighter than most folks might think, too. In a slopfest of an opener, the Steelers and Browns drew 21-21 . The first game of the season often can be messy and painful to watch, particularly when so many key players...

US women basketball team heavy favorite to win World Cup

Sep. 21, 2018 3:30 PM EDT

TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — It would be easy to think it's a forgone conclusion that the U.S. women's basketball team will win a third straight World Cup. The Americans haven't lost a major international contest since falling to Russia in the semifinals of the 2006 world championship. That includes winning the...

Gurley gets top RB spot in AP rankings with Bell still out

Sep. 21, 2018 1:47 PM EDT

The role and value of the running back in the NFL has evolved as much as any position over the past decade, with a league-wide trend favoring versatile players who can contribute equally to the passing attack as to the ground game. Todd Gurley embodies the postmodern ball carrier as well as anyone. After racking...

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Gore, Lynch still going strong in their 30s

Sep. 21, 2018 4:28 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The shelf life for running backs in the modern NFL is short. Get drafted, start playing and hope to get a second contract. By the time most backs reach their 30s, they're typically out of the league living in retirement. Frank Gore and Marshawn Lynch are defying those odds, still...

Titans' QB situation for Jaguars game remains uncertain

Sep. 21, 2018 4:26 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans still don't know who will start at quarterback Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Marcus Mariota was limited all week with an arm injury and is questionable for the second straight game. Blaine Gabbert started in place of Mariota in Tennessee's 20-17...

Maliek Collins out, Randy Gregory in for Cowboys at Seahawks

Sep. 21, 2018 4:25 PM EDT

Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Maliek Collins has been ruled out of Sunday's game at Seattle with a knee injury and pass rusher Randy Gregory is set to return after missing a week with a concussion. Collins missed the preseason recovering from surgery for a broken foot sustained during offseason workouts. He...

Bowles insists 'tough-minded' Jets won't let loss linger

Sep. 21, 2018 4:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — This isn't exactly where the Jets expected to be right now. At least, not this way. Todd Bowles' bunch is 1-2 after an embarrassing flop in Cleveland, falling 21-17 on Thursday night to a Browns team that hadn't won since 2016. Two losses in five days have New York looking for answers and...

Yes, folks, Belichick does know Gordon is with Patriots

Sep. 21, 2018 4:09 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — It took a few days before Bill Belichick finally admitted Friday that troubled but talented wide receiver Josh Gordon is a New England Patriot. The trade bringing Gordon, who played in just 11 games with the Cleveland Browns since 2013 due to NFL suspensions, was announced by both...

Guatemalan gets 16 years in crash that killed Colts player

Sep. 21, 2018 4:00 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A man from Guatemala living illegally in the U.S. was sentenced Friday to the maximum of 16 years in prison for a drunken-driving crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver. A Marion County judge sentenced Manuel Orrego-Savala after hearing...

Texas Rangers fire Banister after consecutive losing seasons

Sep. 21, 2018 3:50 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers fired manager Jeff Banister on Friday after the team stumbled to its first consecutive losing records in 10 years after winning AL West titles in each of his first two seasons. Texas announced the move with 10 games left in Banister's fourth season. In a season...

Thiem, Wawrinka reach St. Petersburg semifinals

Sep. 21, 2018 3:38 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Top-seeded Dominic Thiem and fit-again Stan Wawrinka won their quarterfinal matches at the St. Petersburg Open on Friday. Austrian player Thiem came through a tough encounter against Daniil Medvedev of Russia, firing 10 aces on his way to a 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (2) victory. His...

Keenum and Thomas haven't found a rhythm yet

Sep. 21, 2018 3:37 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — As a combo, the Denver Broncos' two highest-paid players aren't exactly money yet. Although Demaryius Thomas caught the winning touchdown pass from Case Keenum in their opener, the pair making a combined $27 million this season have 10 missed connections so far. That's almost as...

The Latest: Prison term for crash that killed Colts player

Sep. 21, 2018 3:34 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a Guatemalan man who pleaded guilty in a drunken driving crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver(all times local): 3:30 p.m. A man from Guatemala living illegally in the U.S. has been sentenced to 16 years in...