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Ohio honors 1st documented black pro football player

Jul. 16, 2018 8:59 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state of Ohio has approved legislation creating a day to honor the first documented, black professional football player, known by the nickname "The Black Cyclone." Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) signed the legislation designating Feb. 3 as Charles Follis Day. The Akron...

Tennessee Titans, police, firefighters hold blood drive

Jul. 16, 2018 2:25 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Law enforcement and firefighters are working with the Tennessee Titans in a blood drive this week. Nashville police, Davidson County Sheriff's Office and Nashville Fire Department, the American Red Cross, the Titans and Saint Thomas Health are taking part Monday in the annual Music...

Tony Romo rallies to win celebrity golf tournament

Jul. 15, 2018 7:57 PM EDT

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Nev. (AP) — Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo rallied from four points back to win his first American Century Championship at Lake Tahoe on Sunday. Romo, who retired after the 2016 NFL season and is now an NFL analyst, had 27 points on the day to beat three-time defending...

Oklahoma favored again going into Big 12 football media days

Jul. 15, 2018 12:42 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Oklahoma won another Big 12 title and made it to the College Football Playoff again in its first season without coach Bob Stoops on the sideline. The Sooners, who have won the past three Big 12 titles with quarterback Baker Mayfield, will now be trying to do it again without the...

Rush on for casinos to start sports bets before football

Jul. 15, 2018 11:46 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey gambling regulators are warning casinos to submit their plans for sports betting by Monday or risk not being approved in time for the start of football season. David Rebuck, director of the state Division of Gaming Enforcement, told The Associated Press on Sunday he...

AP NewsAlert

Jul. 14, 2018 11:22 PM EDT
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have fired manager Mike Matheny in his seventh season.

Sharks captain Pavelski leads after 2nd round in Lake Tahoe

Jul. 14, 2018 7:46 PM EDT

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Nev. (AP) — San Jose Sharks captain Joe Pavelski held off a charge from three-time defending champion Mark Mulder to maintain a one-point lead after the second round of the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament at Lake Tahoe on Saturday. Mulder began the day nine points...

New Jersey track brings sports bets to New York's doorstep

Jul. 14, 2018 12:36 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey horse racing track has brought legal sports betting to New York City's doorstep. The Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford began taking sports bets on Saturday morning. The track is located in the sports complex where the NFL's New York Giants and New...

Man sentenced in death of Wichita semi-pro football player

Jul. 14, 2018 10:25 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — One of the men accused of killing a semi-pro football player in Wichita last summer has been sentenced to life plus 13 months in prison. A jury convicted Ritchie Randle Jr. of Wichita in May of first-degree premeditated murder and criminal discharge of a firearm in the death of...

Here's the catch: NFL refs thought they were right all along

Jul. 13, 2018 8:00 PM EDT

PLANO, Texas (AP) — Walt Coleman doesn't see the revamped catch rule as a big change for NFL game officials because the veteran referee believes they've already been calling catches the new way. If anything, Coleman figures there will be fewer reviews of their rulings. "Most of the calls that seemed to...