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Belichick says he was unaware of filming at Bengals' game

Dec. 10, 2019 12:06 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick says neither he nor his coaching staff has watched any video footage shot by an in-house production team now at the center of an NFL investigation for inappropriately filming the Cincinnati Bengals’ sideline at a recent game. ...

Russia doping saga likely heads back to Switzerland's courts

Dec. 10, 2019 3:10 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Sports punishments imposed on Russia this week closed one big body of work for the World Anti-Doping Agency. Now, the sports lawyers can enter the field — yet again, in a doping scandal that has raged since 2014. A Russian legal challenge seems certain after Russia’s anti-doping...

Patriots go from very bad luck to very bad look

Dec. 10, 2019 10:17 AM EST

One day, things aren't looking good at all for the New England Patriots. The next, the defending champs are grappling with a very bad look. A day after officiating blunders and another poor passing performance by Tom Brady were the biggest takeaways from New England's first home loss in two years, the Patriots...

Dallas Stars fire Jim Montgomery for unprofessional conduct

Dec. 10, 2019 2:21 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Stars fired second-year coach Jim Montgomery on Tuesday for what the team called unprofessional conduct. General manager Jim Nill said Montgomery had acted inconsistently with “core values and beliefs of the Dallas Stars and the National Hockey League.” He did not...

Patrick Reed still the talk of the Presidents Cup

Dec. 10, 2019 11:39 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — As if being the first playing captain in 25 years at the Presidents Cup weren't enough, Tiger Woods filled yet another role Tuesday at Royal Melbourne. This wasn't necessarily by design. Woods had Patrick Reed in his group for the first full practice round for a U.S. team still...

Column: Reed becoming known for more than 'Captain America'

Dec. 10, 2019 2:59 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — This might be the end of that Captain America business. If it wasn't his finger-pointing interview after the Ryder Cup in France, a few swipes of sand in the Bahamas should make it a little more clear. Patrick Reed is not doing or saying the things that should make American golf...

Young, McFadden, White head to Hall of Fame without Heismans

Dec. 10, 2019 4:36 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Vince Young put up dizzying dual-threat numbers at Texas before it was common in college football. Arkansas' Darren McFadden was one of the first great running backs to get swept aside as college football became dominated by the wave of dual-threat quarterbacks who followed Young. Lorenzo...

Column: Olympic 'Family' Has Its Own Doping Problem

Dec. 10, 2019 1:16 PM EST

Russia cranked up a state-sponsored, industrial-scale doping operation ahead of the 2014 Sochi Games worthy of its own gold medal. It swept up more than 1,000 athletes and stretched from lowly lab technicians to the highest reaches of the nation’s sports ministries. And despite getting busted twice since,...

Despite doping ban, Russian athletes prepare for Olympics

Dec. 10, 2019 3:01 AM EST

Despite another doping ban, many Russian athletes will still be competing at the next Olympics. The sanctions handed down by the World Anti-Doping Agency on Monday mean there won't be a Russian flag or national anthem at a string of major sports competitions, including next year's Tokyo Olympics. But there are...

Barrett was warned about life in the NBA and Knicks deliver

Dec. 10, 2019 3:07 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — RJ Barrett was asked to explain something that would have been unusual to a 10-year veteran, let alone someone who had played 21 NBA games. Was it strange to have a coach run practice, only to fire him after it ended? “I mean, I have no idea. I just got here," Barrett said. “I...

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Auburn hires ex-Arkansas coach Chad Morris to run offense

Dec. 10, 2019 4:49 PM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Former Arkansas coach Chad Morris is staying in the Southeastern Conference Western Division as Auburn's offensive coordinator. Auburn coach Gus Malzahn announced the hiring on Tuesday a month after Arkansas fired his longtime friend. Morris failed to win an SEC game in nearly two full...

Two injured when Amtrak train hits car in Independence

Dec. 10, 2019 4:45 PM EST

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — Two people were injured when an Amtrak train collided with a vehicle Tuesday in Independence. The collision occurred shortly after Amtrak's Missouri River Runner, which travels between St. Louis and Kansas City, left the Independence station on the way to Kansas City, police said....

Young, McFadden, White head to Hall of Fame without Heismans

Dec. 10, 2019 4:36 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Vince Young put up dizzying dual-threat numbers at Texas before it was common in college football. Arkansas' Darren McFadden was one of the first great running backs to get swept aside as college football became dominated by the wave of dual-threat quarterbacks who followed Young. Lorenzo...

Bill Cosby sex assault verdict upheld; spokesman lashes out

Dec. 10, 2019 4:35 PM EST

Bill Cosby lost his bid to overturn his sexual assault conviction Tuesday, as an appeals court upheld the verdict in the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era. In its ruling, the Superior Court affirmed the right of prosecutors to call other accusers to bolster their case — the same issue fought over in...

Illini sell more beer than expected at home football games

Dec. 10, 2019 4:25 PM EST

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Football fans have been thirstier than expected, University of Illinois athletic officials said. Memorial Stadium beer sales totaled roughly $488,000 during home games this season, The (Champaign) News-Gazette reported. When school officials announced plans earlier this year to sell...

Thomas out 4 games for violating substance abuse policy

Dec. 10, 2019 4:21 PM EST

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins cornerback Simeon Thomas has been suspended four games for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. The league announced Thomas’ suspension Tuesday that extends through the end of this season and Week 1 of 2020. Thomas is suspended without pay during...

Padres, D-Backs meet in regular-season games in Mexico City

Dec. 10, 2019 4:18 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks will play each other in April in Major League Baseball's first regular-season games in Mexico City. The commissioner's office said Tuesday the two games on April 18 and 19 will be at Alfredo Harp Helú Stadium, a 20,000-capacity ballpark...

Newspaper criticizes film's take on Olympic bombing coverage

Dec. 10, 2019 4:08 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — After a bomb exploded in a downtown Atlanta park midway through the 1996 Olympics, a security guard initially cast as a hero was recast as a villain virtually overnight. More than 20 years later, a movie to be released later this week, “Richard Jewell,” explores the roles...

Democrats, White House forge new North American trade deal

Dec. 10, 2019 3:58 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats and the White House announced a deal on a modified North American trade pact, handing President Donald Trump a major Capitol Hill win Tuesday on the same day that impeachment charges were announced against him. Both sides hailed the deal as a win for American workers. They...

Manning's feel-good story fizzles in another Giants loss

Dec. 10, 2019 3:54 PM EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The best feel-good story of a disastrous season for the New York Giants came to a disappointing and frustrating ending. What did you expect from a team sporting a 2-11 record, including a franchise record-tying nine-game losing streak? The Giants have found ways to lose games...