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Samuel Eto'o sorry for altercation outside World Cup game

Dec. 07, 2022 03:07 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Cameroon soccer federation president and former star player Samuel Eto’o apologized for kicking a man to the ground in what he called a “violent altercation” outside a World Cup stadium early Tuesday. Eto’o had paused to pose for photos with fans near...

MLB commissioner Manfred says 2023 'big year' for A's future

Dec. 06, 2022 23:12 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Oakland Athletics will have their relocation fee waived if they decide to move to Las Vegas, and MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred says 2023 is a big year when it comes to the future of the franchise. Speaking at baseball's winter meetings in San Diego, Manfred also...

Hall of Famer Croom: 'Not enough progress' for Black coaches

Dec. 06, 2022 19:00 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sylvester Croom had a Hall of Fame career as an offensive lineman at Alabama, and was among the first Black players to become a star and team leader under coach Bear Bryant. Three decades later, Croom became the Southeastern Conference's first Black head football...

IOC warns Afghanistan over women's sports and Olympics

Dec. 06, 2022 15:12 PM EST

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday warned that it could stop working with Afghanistan ahead of the next Olympics in 2024 if women are not allowed to play sports under Taliban rule. The IOC said its support for Afghanistan's National Olympic...

Players from all 3 US tours get together for QBE Shootout

Dec. 06, 2022 09:53 AM EST

PGA TOUR QBE SHOOTOUT Site: Naples, Florida. Course: Tiburon GC. Yardage: 7,382. Par: 72. Prize money: $3.8 million. Winning team's share: $950,000. Television: Friday, 1-4 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 1:30-2:30 p.m. (Golf...

Phils' Gregg wins Fishel Award for MLB PR excellence

Dec. 05, 2022 23:11 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies executive Kevin Gregg has won the Robert O. Fishel Award for Public Relations Excellence. Major League Baseball made the announcement Monday at the winter meetings. Gregg is the vice president of baseball communications for the...

Serbia charged by FIFA for team, fans conduct at World Cup

Dec. 05, 2022 10:37 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — FIFA brought disciplinary charges against Serbia on Monday for alleged misconduct by players and fans including offensive chants at a World Cup match against Switzerland. Tensions flared in the stands and on the field in a rematch of their stormy game at the 2018...

Watson rusty in return but Browns get 27-14 win over Texans

Dec. 04, 2022 18:40 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Deshaun Watson didn't play well Sunday in his return after sitting out almost two years. Cleveland’s defense and special teams ensured the Browns got the win despite his struggles. Watson turned in a sloppy performance in his first game in 700 days,...

Liberty hires Coastal Carolina's Chadwell to replace Freeze

Dec. 04, 2022 17:37 PM EST

Liberty has hired Coastal Carolina’s Jamey Chadwell, a former college quarterback known for his innovative approach to offense, to replace Hugh Freeze as the Flames’ coach. The school in Lynchburg, Virginia, introduced Chadwell at a news conference Sunday. Freeze left Liberty...

FIFA official Wenger knocks teams protesting at World Cup

Dec. 04, 2022 09:04 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — FIFA official Arsène Wenger took a shot at World Cup teams who tried to make political statements in Qatar, saying Sunday they lacked focus for their first games. Wenger said teams who had a good opening game were mentally ready to focus on the competition and...