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Applications being accepted for College World Series grants

Sep. 17, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The annual grant program sponsored by the College World Series and NCAA is accepting applications through Oct. 1. Since it began in 1973, the program has donated more than $4 million. Grants are primarily distributed to local sports organizations to support baseball and softball. A total...

Payton, Fangio get their digs in on officials

Sep. 17, 2019 2:56 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Sean Payton found a way to get his dig in on the officials, and so did Vic Fangio . Walt Anderson's crew denied New Orleans an 87-yard fumble return for a touchdown early in the Saints' 27-9 loss to the Rams on Sunday. Defensive end Trey Hendrickson knocked the ball from Jared Goff's hand and...

Brown's status in question after strong debut with Pats

Sep. 16, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Antonio Brown had a stellar debut with the New England Patriots. Whether he will have an opportunity for a repeat performance this week will be up to the NFL. Brown led the Patriots with four catches for 56 yards and a touchdown during New England's 43-0 win over of the Miami...

Brown's status again in limbo this week amid allegations

Sep. 16, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots receiver Antonio Brown's availability is again in limbo this week with the NFL preparing to meet with the former trainer that has filed a civil lawsuit accusing the star receiver of rape and sexual assault. On Monday, the NFL declined to comment on the...

Popularity of NBA in China seems to create endless options

Sep. 16, 2019 11:09 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Kobe Bryant went to China for the first time in 1998, making the trip to Beijing to help operate an instructional basketball clinic for about a dozen kids. The local coaches working with him didn't know a lot about the game. Barely anyone noticed that an NBA player was in town. Basketball...

Judo champion who defied Iran's rules now in hiding

Sep. 16, 2019 5:21 AM EDT

DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Saeid Mollaei has been in hiding since he left the Iranian judo team last month, saying he had been ordered to withdraw from the world championships on political grounds. Now he's training for next year's Olympics without a guarantee he can compete. Mollaei was the defending...

Capitals' Evgeny Kuznetsov suspended 3 games by NHL

Sep. 14, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov has been suspended without pay for three regular-season games by the NHL for "inappropriate conduct," less than a month after he was banned from playing for Russia for four years because of a positive test for cocaine. The NHL announced its...

Officiating woes are not monopolized by NFL

Sep. 14, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

While Saints fans must be feeling picked on as NFL game officials made another error that damaged them in the opener, it must be noted that pro football hardly has a monopoly on officiating problems. Yes, things have gotten murky in that area in the NFL, so much so that pass interference now can be challenged by...

Capitol Watch: Doomsday for e-cigs?

Sep. 14, 2019 10:49 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In New York state government news, lawmakers are taking aim at e-cigarettes amid a worrisome wave of lung illnesses thought to be linked to the popular products. Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed banning all flavored e-cigs, while state lawmakers have proposed restrictions on the sale of the...

Pats' Antonio Brown said to be eligible, but will he play?

Sep. 13, 2019 11:07 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Antonio Brown is said to be eligible to play against Miami. Whether he actually does after just three practices with the Patriots is still not clear. "We're determining that," coach Bill Belichick said Friday. "I'm not gonna hand out a copy of the game plan. We'll do what we think...