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Arbitrator upholds Voynov suspension but says he served half

May. 23, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An arbitrator upheld Slava Voynov's one-season NHL suspension Thursday but is giving him credit for serving half of it in 2018-19. Commissioner Gary Bettman suspended the former Los Angeles Kings defenseman for the upcoming season and the 2020 playoffs after determining he committed acts...

Bengals guard Redmond suspended 4 games by league

May. 23, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has suspended Cincinnati Bengals guard Alex Redmond for the first four games of the 2019 regular season for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances. Redmond is eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games before sitting out the...

USSF, promoter clash in court over international matches

May. 23, 2019 3:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for a promoter asked a judge to order the U.S. Soccer Federation to sanction international league matches in the United States. The USSF last month denied an application by Relevent Sports, a company owned by Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, to have Ecuador's Barcelona and...

AP/CP survey: Players say NHL making progress on concussions

May. 23, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

Jason Dickinson was angry the moment he was pulled from a game to be checked for a concussion. On the receiving end of a hit that warranted a second look, the Dallas Stars forward later realized the precaution wasn't such a bad thing. "Today's game they're doing a lot, and they are focusing on concussions,"...

Senior PGA Championship 1st round suspended due to weather

May. 23, 2019 11:54 AM EDT

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — The first round of the Senior PGA Championship has been suspended due to dangerous weather conditions. A series of thunderstorms were scheduled to pass over suburban Rochester, where the major is being played at Oak Hill Country Club's East Course. The forecast on Thursday calls for...

PSG president targeted by French corruption probe

May. 23, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi is under investigation for corruption related to Qatar's bids to host the 2017 and 2019 track world championships, a judicial official said Thursday. The official told The Associated Press the preliminary charge of "active corruption" was filed...

NBCSN to air 30-minute interview with Lance Armstrong

May. 23, 2019 10:39 AM EDT

NBCSN will broadcast an interview with Lance Armstrong following Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals. The network announced Thursday that the 30-minute special will start after the game on Wednesday night. Armstrong will discuss his career with Mike Tirico in "Lance Armstrong: Next Stage." The interview covers the...

Olympic officials reassure sports federations about cuts

May. 23, 2019 9:09 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — An Olympic official made a guarantee Thursday that will please the heads of world sports federations who are concerned that Tokyo Games organizers might be cutting things they see as "decoration" but federations view as "essential." Many federations fear what happened at the 2016 Rio de...

While NCAA stalls, game publisher forms college esports body

May. 22, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A month after the NCAA voted to table a discussion regarding esports, "League of Legends" publisher Riot Games launched a governing body for its college and high school competitive video game activities. The Riot Scholastic Association of America (RSAA) will feature a six-member advisory...

Pagano puts stamp on Bears 'D' after year out of coaching

May. 22, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chuck Pagano made the most of his time away from the sideline. He's also glad to be coaching again. The Chicago Bears' new defensive coordinator gets to put his stamp on a unit that emerged as one of the best the past four seasons under Vic Fangio, particularly now that offseason...