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FILE - In this April 7, 2012, file photo, members of the original nine women, from left to right, Billie Jean King, Peaches Bartkowicz, Kristy Pigeon, Valerie Ziegenfuss, Judy Tegart Dalton, Julie Heldman, Kerry Melville Reid, Nancy Richey and Rosie Casals, who helped start the women's professional tennis tour are honored at the Family Circle Cup tennis tournament in Charleston, S.C. The nine signed a dollar contract 50 years ago, and it turned into millions for female tennis players. They were tired of being squeezed out of events by promoters and paid 10 times less than men. (AP Photo/Mic Smith, File)

Original 9, Hewitt, Raymond among nominees for tennis Hall

Sep. 21, 2020 8:48 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Billie Jean King and the other members of the Original 9 who laid the groundwork for the women’s professional tennis tour are the first group nominated together for the International Tennis Hall of Fame. They join Jonas Bjorkman, Sergi Bruguera, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Lleyton...

Aaron Jones, de los Packers de Green Bay, se escapa para un touchdown en la segunda mitad del juego ante los Lions de Detroit, el domingo 20 de septiembre de 2020, en Green Bay. (AP Foto/Matt Ludtke)

Packers' Aaron Jones making his case for contract extension

Sep. 21, 2020 6:15 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Jones’ bid for a new contract is paying early dividends for the Green Bay Packers. Jones had a career-high 168 yards rushing, a team-high 68 yards receiving and three touchdowns in a 42-21 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday. He leads the NFL in rushing (234) and...

Germany's Ilkay Gundogan, center, runs with the ball past Spain's Thiago Alcantara, left, and Spain's Fabian Ruiz during their UEFA Nations League soccer match at the Mercedes-Benz Arena stadium in Stuttgart, Germany, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Gundogan the latest Man City player to contract coronavirus

Sep. 21, 2020 6:15 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Ilkay Gundogan has become the latest Manchester City player to test positive for the coronavirus. The Premier League club gave no details of Gundogan's condition on Monday, only saying he would be self isolating for 10 days based on government protocols. “Everyone at the...

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Jack Flaherty delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/David Dermer) Pennsylvania

Molina homers, Flaherty fans 11 as Cardinals top Pirates 2-1

Sep. 20, 2020 7:39 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Yadier Molina hit a two-run homer and Jack Flaherty struck out 11 as the St. Louis Cardinals kept their hold on a postseason spot with a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday. Molina’s home run to the bleachers in left field came in the seventh inning off Derek Holland...

Chicago Bears running back Tarik Cohen (29) tries to break the tackle of Detroit Lions strong safety Duron Harmon (26) in the first half of an NFL football game in Detroit, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

Bears agree to 3-year contract extension with RB Cohen

Sep. 20, 2020 12:13 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears have agreed to a three-year contract extension with running back and return specialist Tarik Cohen. The deal announced Sunday guarantees about $9.5 million and could be worth $18.25 million, agent Drew Rosenhaus said. Drafted by the Bears out of North Carolina A&T in...

FILE - In this March 3, 2020, file photo, Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander reacts after a pitch during the third inning of a spring training baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in Jupiter, Fla.  The Astros announced Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, that Verlander needs Tommy John surgery and could miss the entire 2021 season.  (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

LEADING OFF: Verlander set for TJ, Bumgarner seeks 1st win

Sep. 19, 2020 7:27 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday: ___ SHUT DOWN Justin Verlander’s bid to rejoin the Astros for a playoff push is over. The reigning AL Cy Young Award winner says he needs Tommy John surgery, likely putting him out of action through all of next year. The 37-year-old right-hander threw to...

FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2018, file photo, Minnesota Wild's Mikko Koivu, of Finland, celebrates after scoring as teammate Jason Zucker, right, watches during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues, in St. Louis. Koivu's extraordinary career with the Minnesota Wild is over. General manager Bill Guerin said Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, the team will not resign the 37-year-old Finn, whose contract is expiring.(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Wild captain Koivu's long run comes to an end in Minnesota

Sep. 18, 2020 7:42 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Mikko Koivu's extraordinary career with the Minnesota Wild is over. General manager Bill Guerin said Friday the team will not resign the 37-year-old Finn, whose contract is expiring. Koivu is the only full-time captain the club has had — he was appointed in 2009 after the role...

FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Rams' Robert Woods (17) breaks a tackle by New England Patriots' Jonathan Jones (31) during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game in Atlanta. A person with knowledge of the deal says receiver Woods has agreed to a four-year contract extension worth up to $68 million with the Rams. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Rams announced the deal Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, without revealing the financial terms. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

AP source: Woods gets 4-year, $68M extension with LA Rams

Sep. 18, 2020 7:16 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A person with knowledge of the deal says receiver Robert Woods has agreed to a four-year contract extension worth up to $68 million with the Los Angeles Rams. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Rams announced the deal Friday without revealing...

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Los Angeles Rams during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong )

Cowboys' Elliott reveals "painful" new "Feed Me" tattoo

Sep. 18, 2020 1:47 PM EDT

Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott pulled up his jersey to reveal a new “Feed Me” tattoo on his stomach after scoring the first Cowboys touchdown of the season against the Rams. The two-time rushing champion said he got the tattoo over the summer, with the message obvious based on the slogan that...

Miami Heat forward Bam Adebayo (13) celebrates after their NBA conference final playoff basketball game against the Boston Celtics on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Heat won 106-101. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

To Bam Adebayo, Heat game days are always Mother's Day

Sep. 18, 2020 2:13 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Miami center Bam Adebayo went into the locker room at halftime of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals knowing that he wasn’t doing enough. He didn’t need to see video. Or talk to Heat teammates. Or check the stats. He only needed to think of his mother....