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Browns GM in no rush to trade unhappy RB Duke Johnson

Apr. 18, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Duke Johnson's trade demand hasn't changed general manager John Dorsey's opinion of the running back. "He is a member of this organization moving forward," Dorsey said. For the moment. Dorsey said during his pre-draft news conference Thursday that he's in no rush to trade the versatile...

Central Michigan fires gymnastics coach after investigation

Apr. 18, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Central Michigan has fired gymnastics coach Jerry Reighard after an investigation confirmed he disregarded medical staff in addressing athlete injuries. The school made the announcement Thursday two months after it says Reighard told a student to lie about or cover up...

FIFA backs English players' social media boycott over racism

Apr. 18, 2019 2:34 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — FIFA is backing a 24-hour social media boycott by professional players in England in a protest against racial abuse and revealed plans for a new global campaign to eradicate discrimination in soccer. Following a series of high-profile cases in recent weeks, the Professional...

Kansas appeals De Sousa's 2-year suspension

Apr. 18, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has officially appealed the NCAA's two-year suspension of forward Silvio De Sousa that resulted from an FBI probe into corruption in college basketball. The university said Thursday that De Sousa was suspended for most of the 2018-19 basketball season and all of the 2019-20...

Ex-Texas swimmer sues over allegedly tainted vitamins

Apr. 18, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A world champion swimmer and former University of Texas athlete is suing a Dallas-based health company claiming that its multivitamins led to her suspension from international competition. Madisyn Cox sued Cooper Concepts on Monday in state court. She says the vitamins caused a failed drug...

Court nixes bid to send suit over Rams' move to arbitration

Apr. 17, 2019 10:16 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri court has turned down an effort by Rams owner Stan Kroenke and the NFL to send a lawsuit over the team's relocation from St. Louis to Los Angeles into arbitration. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a three-judge panel of the Missouri Appeals Court's Eastern...

Olympic silver medalist also has testosterone condition

Apr. 17, 2019 9:51 AM EDT

Caster Semenya's closest rival also has a condition that gives her high levels of naturally occurring testosterone and would be affected if track and field's governing body implements a contentious rule to control hormone levels. Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi, who won silver medals behind Semenya in the 800...

New-look Tour Championship approved for world ranking points

Apr. 16, 2019 9:57 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The player who takes the fewest strokes might not win the Tour Championship because of the radical scoring change for the FedEx Cup in which the top seed will start at 10-under par with a two-shot advantage. The PGA Tour will continue to keep a traditional score, even if it won't be...

MLB investigating racist messages sent to Cubs' Carl Edwards

Apr. 16, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Major League Baseball is investigating racist messages sent to Chicago Cubs reliever Carl Edwards Jr. on Instagram this month. Edwards was optioned to Triple-A Iowa after he had trouble with his motion and got off to a tough start this season. Lee Long, Edwards' agent, said the messages came...

Jaguars' Marrone: No punishment for Fournette after arrest

Apr. 16, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone has no plans to punish running back Leonard Fournette following his arrest for driving with a suspended license. Marrone made it clear Tuesday that Fournette made a mistake, saying "a law was broken," but added that the team would have no...