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The next World Cup will jump to 48 teams. Is bigger better?

Dec. 07, 2022 04:59 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The next World Cup will be the biggest ever after world soccer body FIFA took the leap from a 32-team field to 48 teams in 2026. It means more of soccer's so-called “little teams” that didn't make it to Qatar will be given a chance of a lifetime when the...

AP source: Aaron Judge, Yankees reach $360M, 9-year deal

Dec. 07, 2022 21:23 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Aaron Judge has issued his ruling: Court remains in session in the Bronx. Judge is staying with the New York Yankees on a $360 million, nine-year contract, according to a person familiar with baseball's biggest free agent deal ever. The person spoke...

Ex-Bills punter Araiza won't be charged in alleged gang rape

Dec. 07, 2022 20:57 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Former Buffalo Bills punter Matt Araiza will not be charged in connection with an alleged gang rape of a 17-year-old girl at an off-campus party last year when he played football for San Diego State University, prosecutors said Wednesday. The San Diego County...

Emboldened athletes push back on old-school coaching methods

Dec. 07, 2022 11:47 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Some of Geoff Bond’s rowers loved and appreciated his demanding style. They thrived on how the coach at the University of California-San Diego pushed them to the limit while preparing them to take on the real world. But for others, Bond was a nightmare, with...

Rower's family says abusive coach pushed athlete to suicide

Dec. 07, 2022 14:02 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — On New Year’s Day nearly two years ago, Parker Kinney spent the day with Brian Lilly Jr. at picturesque Scripps Beach in the San Diego area and realized his friend had become a shadow of his former self. Kinney and Lilly walked on the sand for hours and went...

Bills' Von Miller to miss rest of season after knee surgery

Dec. 07, 2022 18:08 PM EST

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills’ hopes of having Von Miller back in time for the playoffs were dashed after exploratory surgery revealed the injury to the top pass rusher’s right knee was worse than the team and player previously anticipated. Miller’s season is...

McVay: Baker Mayfield likely to be active for Rams vs Vegas

Dec. 07, 2022 17:36 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Coach Sean McVay says Baker Mayfield probably will be active for the Los Angeles Rams' game against the Raiders on Thursday night, just two days after the Rams claimed the former No. 1 draft pick off waivers from Carolina. McVay wouldn't rule out the possibility...

Pro Picks sees Rams making history to kick off Week 14

Dec. 07, 2022 17:44 PM EST

The Los Angeles Rams can make history when Week 14 kicks off Thursday night. A loss to the Las Vegas Raiders would give the Rams 10 this season, tying the 1999 Denver Broncos for most by a defending Super Bowl champion. With plenty of games remaining, the Rams (3-9)...

After World Cup, US men recede to background for 3 1/2 years

Dec. 07, 2022 13:46 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Now the United States men’s soccer team recedes into the background of American sports for the next 3 1/2 years. While the Americans' four World Cup matches averaged 12.2 million viewers on Fox, their 27 games on rated English-language networks from the start...

Phillies select active duty Navy aviator in MLB Rule 5 draft

Dec. 07, 2022 19:55 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies took U.S. Navy aviator Noah Song in the Rule 5 draft Wednesday, hoping the former top pitching prospect can still be effective once he completes his military service. There is no definitive date on when the 25-year-old Song might be able...

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Ebert, No. 24 K-State women roll past UMKC 72-45

Dec. 07, 2022 21:38 PM EST

MANHATAN, Kan. (AP) — Emilee Ebert scored 14 poin ts and ran her streak of free throw makes to 32, and No. 24 Kansas State cruised to a 72-45 win over UMKC on Wednesday night. The Wildcats (9-1) scored the last six points of the first half for a 39-24 lead and had the first 13 of...

Wong hits 5 3s, scores 36 to help Miami beat Cornell 107-105

Dec. 07, 2022 21:36 PM EST

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Isaiah Wong scored a career-high 35 points, Jordan Miller added 22 points and Miami beat Cornell 107-105 Wednesday night to snap the Big Red's seven-game win streak. Wong made 11 of 17 from the field, 5 of 8 from 3-point range and 9 of 9 from the...

Ex-Bills punter Araiza won't be charged in alleged gang rape

Dec. 07, 2022 20:57 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Former Buffalo Bills punter Matt Araiza will not be charged in connection with an alleged gang rape of a 17-year-old girl at an off-campus party last year when he played football for San Diego State University, prosecutors said Wednesday. The San Diego County...

Georgetown wins 75-68 against Siena

Dec. 07, 2022 21:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brandon Murray had 20 points and Georgetown beat Siena 75-68 on Wednesday night. Murray added six rebounds for the Hoyas (5-5). Amir "Primo" Spears added 18 points while going 7 of 11 and 3 of 5 from the free throw line, and eight assists. Jay Heath recorded 16...

Panthers owner settles tax fight over failed practice space

Dec. 07, 2022 21:29 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina county where Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper started building and then abandoned a new practice facility has reached a settlement over $21 million in sales tax money given to the NFL team. Tepper will pay back the money, and York County...

No. 7 Tennessee beats Eastern Kentucky, win streak hits 7

Dec. 07, 2022 21:28 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tyreke Key scored 10 of the first 12 points of the second half and finished with 17, and No. 7 Tennessee overcame a sluggish first half and beat Eastern Kentucky 84-49 on Wednesday night. The Volunteers (8-1) struggled in the first half but still built an...

VMI knocks off Carlow 106-67

Dec. 07, 2022 21:26 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — Devin Butler scored 25 points to help VMI defeat Carlow 106-67 on Wednesday night. Butler also added five rebounds and five steals for the Keydets (4-6). Sean Conway scored 22 points while going 8 of 17 (4 for 10 from distance), and added 12 rebounds. Asher...

Ryan scores 21 to help Notre Dame hold off Boston University

Dec. 07, 2022 21:24 PM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Cormac Ryan scored 21 points, including five free throws down the stretch, and Notre Dame held off Boston University 81-75 on Wednesday night. Ryan continued his hot 3-point shooting, making all four of his attempts. In his last three games, Ryan is 14 of 19...

AP source: Aaron Judge, Yankees reach $360M, 9-year deal

Dec. 07, 2022 21:23 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Aaron Judge has issued his ruling: Court remains in session in the Bronx. Judge is staying with the New York Yankees on a $360 million, nine-year contract, according to a person familiar with baseball's biggest free agent deal ever. The person spoke...

Tre Mitchell scores 19, West Virginia beats Navy 85-64

Dec. 07, 2022 21:23 PM EST

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Tre Mitchell scored 19 points to lead West Virginia to an 85-64 win over Navy on Wednesday night. Erik Stevenson added 13 points, Joe Toussaint 12 and Kedrian Johnson 11 for the Mountaineers (7-2). Freshman Austin Benigni scored 20 points on...