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APNewsBreak: Kickoff fair catches not catching on

Oct. 19, 2018 5:53 PM EDT

The new college football rule rewarding teams for making fair catches on kickoffs has not caught on like officiating supervisors expected and more changes could be made in 2019 to further reduce kick returns or make them safer. If a fair catch is made on a kickoff anywhere between the goal line and 25 this...

Browns' Garrett rips officials after rash of bad calls

Oct. 19, 2018 4:47 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns defensive end Myles Garrett roughed up NFL officials. The No. 1 overall pick unloaded on officials on Friday, criticizing them for several calls that have gone against Cleveland in recent weeks and swung momentum in their games. "Do your job just like we need to do our job,"...

CEO Derek Bouchard-Hall to leave USA Cycling at year's end

Oct. 19, 2018 4:38 PM EDT

USA Cycling is once again on the hunt for another chief executive. It's in a decidedly better place than last time. Derek Bouchard-Hall announced Friday he is resigning as president and CEO at the end of the year, opening a job he assumed in 2015 amid uncertain times. The sport was still getting over doping...

Kip Keino innocent but reputation has suffered, lawyer says

Oct. 19, 2018 4:17 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kip Keino's reputation has been damaged unfairly in the Kenyan Olympic corruption scandal, his lawyer said Friday as he pushes for charges against the running great to be dropped. Lawyer Cecil Miller said he "very much" believes that the charges will be dropped and Keino will instead...

Lawyer: Evidence shows coaches knew of NCAA family payouts

Oct. 18, 2018 7:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for a longtime Adidas employee urged jurors Thursday to use common sense and evidence to conclude college basketball coaches like Bill Self at Kansas and Rick Pitino at Louisville knew shoe companies were paying money to families of elite athletes to steer them to their schools....

Cowboys WR Terrance Williams gets 3-game substance abuse ban

Oct. 18, 2018 5:35 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys receiver Terrance Williams has been suspended three games for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy, a ban he will serve while on injured reserve because of lingering issues from offseason surgery for a broken right foot. The league said Thursday the suspension will...

Dominion extends support of PGA Tour Champions for 10 years

Oct. 18, 2018 4:46 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The PGA Tour Champions has announced that Dominion Energy has agreed to a 10-year extension of its sponsorship of a tour stop in Richmond. The extension, announced on the day before the opening day of the tour's annual visit to the Country Club of Virginia's James River Course, extends...

NBA revamps website dedicated to providing officiating info

Oct. 18, 2018 3:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA is getting even more transparent about the calls its officials make. The league has revamped its nba.com/official website, adding video archives of plays that merited reviews as well as detailed breakdowns of the responsibilities of officiating crews working each game. A daily...

Track star Semenya adds fans as testosterone battle drags

Oct. 17, 2018 11:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — South African track star Caster Semenya can add LeBron James to the list of admirers ahead of her showdown with the international track and field governing body. James watched the world and Olympic 800-meter champion win a race last month in Berlin. She's his fan, and they're both...

MLB says Astros doing surveillance, not spying in dugouts

Oct. 17, 2018 11:07 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Houston Astros didn't cheat. They didn't want to get cheated. That's their story, and Major League Baseball agrees. Following an investigation into two incidents this postseason, MLB said that the defending World Series champions were conducting surveillance — not spying...