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Jost, Francouz help Avalanche beat Lightning 6-2

Oct. 19, 2019 10:58 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Pavel Francouz overcome soe pregame jitters to get his second win in two career starts. Francouz made 44 saves, Tyson Jost had three goals, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the high-powered Tampa Bay Lightning 6-2 Saturday night to remain the only NHL team without a regulation loss this...

Vaughn scores twice, Vandy upsets No. 22 Missouri 21-14

Oct. 19, 2019 8:52 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Derek Mason wants it known he's the best coach for the Vanderbilt Commodores. Riley Neal came off the bench and threw a 21-yard touchdown to Cam Johnson with 8:57 left, and Vanderbilt upset No. 22 Missouri 21-14 on Saturday with a stifling defensive performance. Ke'Shawn Vaughn ran...

Braves plan to discuss tomahawk chop with American Indians

Oct. 19, 2019 11:19 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Braves officials say they plan to have talks with Native Americans about the Tomahawk Chop chant that has drawn complaints and stoked controversy during the Major League Baseball post-season. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that team representatives will hold the talks...

Matt Every suspended 3 months for drug of abuse

Oct. 18, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Matt Every was suspended for 12 weeks Friday for what the PGA Tour said was a violation of its conduct policy on drugs of abuse. Every said it was legal prescription for cannabis to treat mental health. "To be clear, I tested positive for cannabis, a drug I do not abuse and a...

The Wonderwall: Minnesota United has steep backing behind it

Oct. 18, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — When Minnesota United takes the field for the franchise's first match in the MLS playoffs, the Loons will have a stadium full of fired-up fans behind them. If the home team wins, the scene at Allianz Field will briefly become a 19,400-person karaoke bar with the patrons passionately...

Lawyer details limits on Olympic athlete sponsorships

Oct. 18, 2019 11:36 AM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — A lawyer with the Association of National Olympic Committees on Friday detailed the limits on athletes promoting their sponsors within new guidelines for the 2020 Tokyo Games. ANOC legal commission chairman Michael Chambers told the 206-nation group members that only generic advertising...

Silver: China asked for Rockets GM Daryl Morey to be fired

Oct. 17, 2019 9:24 PM EDT

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Chinese officials wanted Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey to be fired for his tweet supporting anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, and the league emphatically dismissed the request. Silver also said that the league is already feeling "substantial" financial losses...

Spanish soccer league tries again to stage game in Miami

Oct. 17, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

Undeterred by the resistance it faced last season, the Spanish soccer league is trying again to take a regular season game to the United States. The Spanish soccer federation has been asked to allow Villarreal's home game against Atlético Madrid on Dec. 6 to be moved to Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. The...

Raiders DC calls Burfict suspension a 'witch hunt'

Oct. 17, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Oakland defensive coordinator Paul Guenther lashed out at the NFL for the lengthy suspension the league handed to Raiders linebacker Vontaze Burfict for a helmet-to-helmet hit, one of a series of violations for which he has been punished. Burfict was suspended for the final 12 games...

Knights forward Valentin Zykov suspended for 20 games

Oct. 17, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Vegas Golden Knights forward Valentin Zykov was suspended Thursday for 20 games without pay for a violation of the NHL's performance-enhancing substances program, the league said. The suspension is accompanied by a referral to the league's program for Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health...