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Former Iowa sports radio host pleads guilty in fraud case

Dec. 7, 2019 12:10 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former Des Moines sports radio host accused of swindling at least eight people out of $1.5 million has pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud. Marty Tirrell, 60, entered the plea Friday in federal court, the Des Moines Register reported. He faces up to 20 years in prison when...

Sherman says 49ers radio analyst apologized to him, others

Dec. 5, 2019 7:00 PM EST

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman said team radio analyst Tim Ryan personally apologized to him and several players for comments Ryan made regarding Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson on a sports talk show. Ryan was suspended by the team for Sunday’s game against...

Italian sports daily under fire for Black Friday headline

Dec. 5, 2019 2:06 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — A leading Italian sports daily faced widespread criticism for a headline reading “Black Friday” and featuring two black soccer players on Thursday’s cover. Corriere dello Sport ran photos of Roma defender Chris Smalling and Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku ahead Friday's...

CMU sports broadcaster Don Chiodo dies in crash

Dec. 5, 2019 1:51 PM EST

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Don Chiodo, a radio broadcaster for Central Michigan football and basketball, has died in a car crash. He was 54. Police say Chiodo died in a crash Wednesday on M-46 in Gratiot County, just a few days before CMU plays for the Mid-American Conference football championship in...

49ers suspend announcer Tim Ryan for comment about Jackson

Dec. 4, 2019 7:36 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have suspended radio analyst Tim Ryan for one game for saying Baltimore quarterback Lamar Jackson was adept at carrying out fakes because of his "dark skin color with a dark football." Ryan made the comments Monday in an interview on the 49ers' flagship...

November sweeps victory makes NBC the king of network TV

Dec. 4, 2019 4:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC's victory during the November ratings sweeps period means there's a new king of broadcast television — at least for now. The network ended CBS' 18-year winning streak in November, a period when ratings are watched closely to set advertising rates. A combination of factors,...

The 2020 Boxing Hall of Fame class

Dec. 4, 2019 3:07 PM EST

CANASTOTA, N.Y. (AP) — A look at the 13 people to be inducted June 14, 2020 into the International Boxing Hall of Fame and Museum: MODERN (last bout no earlier than 1989) MEN BERNARD HOPKINS: Nicknamed “The Executioner” and “The Alien.” ... born Jan. 15, 1965 in Philadelphia....

UEFA to boost Women's Champions League with new group stage

Dec. 4, 2019 12:16 PM EST

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — In a move to raise the quality, profile and value of women’s soccer, UEFA is changing the Champions League format to include a group stage. The 2021-22 edition will have a 16-team group stage with increased revenue from the sale of centralized broadcast and sponsor deals,...

NBA drops 2 Warriors games from national TV schedule

Dec. 3, 2019 9:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Golden State Warriors are no longer must-see TV. The NBA is taking two upcoming Golden State games off the national TV schedule, with the injury-riddled former dynasty now owning the worst record in the league. Golden State was scheduled to play on ESPN against Utah on Dec. 13 and...

Old-school Jonathan Allen provides hope for Redskins future

Dec. 3, 2019 2:12 PM EST

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Jonathan Allen turns on NFL Films and inspiration hits him with the force of one of his sacks. Defensive linemen of the past making plays and harassing quarterbacks flash across the TV. Reggie White, Lawrence Taylor, “Mean” Joe Greene, Bruce Smith and Richard Dent all...