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Deshaun Watson practicing, not talking ahead of Browns debut

Nov. 30, 2022 16:48 PM EST

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — As Deshaun Watson walked toward his locker, staying behind the sizable media contingent awaiting his first interview in three months, Browns linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah spotted his teammate. “There he goes right now if you want to flip the camera on...

FIFA says rainbow items are allowed at World Cup stadiums

Nov. 30, 2022 04:14 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — One day after Iran and Wales were eliminated at the World Cup, FIFA finally gave a public assurance Wednesday that rainbow items and banners supporting protests in Iran will be allowed into stadiums. Stadium security staff organized by Qatari authorities had...

Hugh Freeze asks Auburn fans for 'chance to earn your trust'

Nov. 29, 2022 16:26 PM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Hugh Freeze's checkered past in the Southeastern Conference means he'll have to win more than just games. He'll also have to win over Auburn fans. Freeze's return to the league more than five years after his scandal-plagued exit was greeted by considerable...

England and Wales players take a knee in World Cup match

Nov. 29, 2022 15:29 PM EST

AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — The players for both England and Wales took a knee before their final World Cup group game on Tuesday. The teams made the gesture as a sign of solidarity in the fight against discrimination. England and Wales were among seven European nations...

Attorney: As QB Watson returns, accusers say 'we matter'

Nov. 29, 2022 13:53 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — With nearly all of the more than two dozen lawsuits filed against Deshaun Watson having been settled, most of the women who accused the Cleveland quarterback of sexual misconduct have no interest in his return to Houston on Sunday and just want to move on with their lives,...

Protester with rainbow flag banned from World Cup matches

Nov. 29, 2022 09:39 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The protester who ran onto the field during a World Cup match carrying a rainbow flag and wearing a blue Superman T-shirt with messages in support of Ukraine and Iranian women was banned Tuesday from attending any more matches during the tournament in Qatar. The...

Analysis: As Qatar World Cup unfolds, planet keeps spinning

Nov. 29, 2022 04:56 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Soccer — or football, to most of the global billions watching the World Cup this month — is not human society itself, with all its thorny issues. But at times, the game is a reflection of the entire planet — of nations, their disputes, their aspirations and those of a...

Bouchard, Draisaitl help Oilers beat Panthers 4-3 in OT

Nov. 29, 2022 01:53 AM EST

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Evan Bouchard scored the tying goal with 5 seconds remaining in the third period and Leon Draisaitl got the winner 22 seconds into overtime as the Edmonton Oilers beat the Florida Panthers 4-3 on Monday night. Bouchard took a desperate shot from the slot...

Auburn hires Liberty's Hugh Freeze, who's coming back to SEC

Nov. 28, 2022 19:35 PM EST

Auburn is bringing Hugh Freeze back to the Southeastern Conference as head coach of the Tigers, more than five years after his resignation from SEC West rival Mississippi amid both personal and NCAA scandals. Auburn athletic director John Cohen announced on Monday the hiring of...

Browns' Watson back from NFL ban, clear to start in Houston

Nov. 28, 2022 18:25 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Deshaun Watson won't have a playbook for everything that lies ahead. The practices, meetings, film work, making handoffs, throwing passes for the Browns, all of that will be easy, second nature. The rest: protesters, heightened scrutiny and pointed questions, will...