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Russia faces possible track expulsion over faked documents

Nov. 22, 2019 2:06 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — The governing body for track and field will consider expelling Russia from membership following new charges that senior officials faked medical records. Russia has been suspended by World Athletics, formerly known as the IAAF, over widespread doping since 2015. There will be a review of...

Column: MLB ignores grassroots with plan to whack minors

Nov. 22, 2019 1:16 PM EST

Baseball is already struggling to attract new fans — especially younger ones. So, what brilliant idea have the powers-that-be come up with to expand the popularity of the national pastime? Contraction, of course. With its eyes firmly on the bottom line and not the future of the game, Major League Baseball...

AP MVP is not just for QBs and is far from decided

Nov. 22, 2019 2:51 PM EST

During its Monday night telecast from Mexico City, ESPN showed a graphic of contenders for the AP's NFL Most Valuable Player. Oops, folks, there were quite a few players missing from the graphic, which included only quarterbacks. In another ESPN episode, a radio commentator mentioned that Russell Wilson will win...

Ohio State star Young returns with “chip on my shoulder”

Nov. 22, 2019 11:10 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Chase Young, who returns from a two-game suspension on Saturday, took to social media this week with what could be an ominous warning for No. 9 Penn State: “Chip on my shoulder only gotten bigger.” The meaning is clear. No. 2 Ohio State’s star defensive end and...

President Trump meets at WH with 22 college champion teams

Nov. 22, 2019 1:23 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday met with athletes and coaches from 22 collegiate national championship teams. The traditional honorary White House visit for champion college and pro sports teams has become a politically-loaded event in Trump’s presidency. Some athletes, including...

AP Exclusive: Kaillie Humphries now ‘safe’ with USA Bobsled

Nov. 22, 2019 2:46 PM EST

Kaillie Humphries was on what bobsledders call a track walk a few days ago. The two-time Olympic champion was checking out the ice-covered sliding chute at Mount Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid, New York, when she unexpectedly crossed paths with some members of Canada’s bobsled team. Brief hellos were...

Russia beats Serbia 2-1 to meet Canada in Davis Cup semis

Nov. 22, 2019 12:13 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Novak Djokovic played singles and doubles matches but couldn’t prevent Serbia from losing to Russia 2-1 in the Davis Cup quarterfinals on Friday. Djokovic defeated Karen Khachanov 6-3, 6-3 in the second singles to even the score at 1-1, then returned to the court about half an hour...

Davis Cup organizers already looking at changes for 2020

Nov. 22, 2019 11:40 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Organizers are already considering changes to the new Davis Cup. The first edition of the Davis Cup Finals is not yet over but the CEO of the group behind the revamped team competition said things need to improve. Kosmos Tennis CEO Javier Alonso told The Associated Press on Friday that...

Browns’ Jarvis Landry: Garrett inquiry by league unfair

Nov. 22, 2019 3:19 PM EST

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry called the NFL for two penalties — false start and illegal procedure in its handling of Myles Garrett’s suspension. “It was not fair to Myles,” Landry said. Garrett was banned indefinitely by the league for striking Steelers...

When NFL needed change, Paul Tagliabue was choice in 1989

Nov. 22, 2019 12:10 PM EST

The NFL needed a change. And team owners knew one thing in 1989 when they sought a successor to Pete Rozelle: They wanted a commissioner who was going to bring the league out of the dark decade of the 1980s, when litigation, labor troubles and stagnant TV ratings dramatically slowed the growth of the league and...

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Jerry Sandusky resentenced to 30 to 60 years, same as before

Nov. 22, 2019 4:14 PM EST

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A judge dashed the hopes of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky for a shorter prison term Friday, resentencing him to the same 30-to-60-year term imposed against him in 2012 for sexually abusing children. Judge Maureen Skerda gave Sandusky what prosecutors and...

Chargers cornerback Michael Davis suspended 2 games

Nov. 22, 2019 4:12 PM EST

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Chargers cornerback Michael Davis has been suspended two games for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. The Chargers (4-7) are on their bye this week. The suspension will cover road games against Denver (Dec. 1) and Jacksonville (Dec. 8). Davis, who is in...

Jets release rugby league star Holmes from practice squad

Nov. 22, 2019 4:11 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Jets have released running back-wide receiver Valentine Holmes from the practice squad as he eyes a return to Australia to resume his rugby league career. The 24-year-old Holmes joined New York in April as part of the NFL's International Player Pathway Program. He participated in...

No. 14 Arizona dismisses Doutrive for violating team rules

Nov. 22, 2019 4:06 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — No. 14 Arizona has dismissed guard Devonaire Doutrive for a violation of team rules. The team announced the decision Friday, one day after the Wildcats improved to 5-0 by beating South Dakota State. Doutrive played 19 minutes in the game, scoring two points and grabbing four rebounds....

Critics: Tahoe resort project would hamper fire evacuations

Nov. 22, 2019 3:54 PM EST

OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Conservationists trying to block expansion of the Lake Tahoe ski resort that hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics say the developer is trying to hide the impacts of the project on the pristine mountain environment. In legal action, the group Sierra Watch also cited a dramatic...

No. 6 Oregon faces Arizona State with CFP hopes intact

Nov. 22, 2019 3:45 PM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Oregon took care of one goal, clinching the Pac-12 North with a blowout win against Arizona last week. Facing another team from the desert in Arizona State, the sixth-ranked Ducks can ill-afford a slipup. At No. 6 in the latest standings, Oregon is still in the mix for a College...

Deontay Wilder rolls the dice in Las Vegas fight with Ortiz

Nov. 22, 2019 3:44 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Deontay Wilder is rolling the dice in a city where a good gamble can quickly go bad. Beat Luis Ortiz on Saturday and a lucrative rematch with Tyson Fury in February can’t come soon enough. Walk into the wrong end of a big right hand, though, and any plans to dominate the heavyweight...

Seahawks place tight end Ed Dickson back on injured reserve

Nov. 22, 2019 3:44 PM EST

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks placed tight end Ed Dickson back on injured reserve Friday, just two days after activating him. The Seahawks signed Tyrone Swoopes from the practice squad to take Dickson’s place. The addition of Dickson earlier this week was an important move since...

Frustrated Fournette gets pep talk from Hall of Famer Allen

Nov. 22, 2019 3:44 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — After Leonard Fournette’s frustration reached a new level, the Jacksonville Jaguars running back reached out — to his coaches, his dad and even a Hall of Famer. Fournette had a series of meetings and calls this week after carrying the ball a season-low eight times in...

Bourdais to move to IMSA after split with Dale Coyne Racing

Nov. 22, 2019 3:39 PM EST

Sebastian Bourdais has parted ways with Dale Coyne Racing and will move from IndyCar to sports cars in IMSA in 2020. The announcement came after several weeks of negotiations between Coyne and Bourdais, who had a year remaining on his contract but support from engine provider Honda had been pulled for the...