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FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft points to fans as his team warms up before an NFL football game against the New York Jets in East Rutherford, N.J.  Florida prosecutors said Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, that they will not appeal a court's decision to block video allegedly showing Kraft paying for massage parlor sex, making it likely the charges against him will be dropped. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)

Florida decision likely clears Pats owner of soliciting sex

Sep. 21, 2020 7:02 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida prosecutors said Monday that they won't appeal a court's decision blocking video that allegedly shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft paying for massage parlor sex, making it likely the charges against him will be dropped. If the state challenged the decision...

WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert answers questions about a postponed game between the Seattle Storm and the Minnesota Lynx after Game 1 of a WNBA basketball semifinal round playoff game between the Connecticut Sun and the Las Vegas Aces, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

WNBA postpones game between Storm and Lynx due to COVID-19

Sep. 20, 2020 10:26 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — The opener of the WNBA playoff series between the Seattle Storm and the Minnesota Lynx was postponed nearly 90 minutes before its scheduled tipoff Sunday because of inconclusive COVID-19 test results for Storm players. The players with inconclusive results have undergone additional...

The Latest: Butker's FG lifts Chiefs to OT win over Chargers

Sep. 20, 2020 7:52 PM EDT

The Latest on Week 2 in the NFL (all times EDT): ___ 7:50 p.m. Harrison Butker made a 58-yard field goal in overtime, lifting the Kansas City Chiefs to a 23-20 win over the Los Angeles Chargers. Butker kicked the ball through the uprights three times at the end of the game on Sunday. A false start negated a...

CORRECTS TO $2 BILLION, NOT 1.9 BILLION AS ORIGINALLY SENT - FILE - In this July 22, 2020, file photo, the sun sets behind Allegiant Stadium, home of the Las Vegas Raiders football team, in Las Vegas. The NFL is opening in Sin City, something even the bookies in this gambling city would never have bet on happening. But on Monday night, Sept. 21, 2020,  the gamble pays off when the Raiders meet the New Orleans Saints in the opening game of the glittering $2 billion stadium that Raiders owner Mark Davis dubbed the Death Star.(AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Raiders eager to show off new digs in Vegas debut vs. Saints

Sep. 20, 2020 12:20 PM EDT

The Raiders finally have a home to call their own. After spending almost their entire 60-year existence sharing stadiums that were sometimes old and out of date, the Raiders are set to open their $2 billion palace in the Las Vegas desert. The Raiders (1-0) will host the New Orleans Saints (1-0) on Monday night...

In this Aug. 21, 2017, photo, baseball scout Gary Hughes, left, talks with Milwaukee Brewers managers Craig Counsell before a baseball game in San Francisco. Hughes' son, Michael, is married to Counsell's sister. Hughes, a beloved longtime professional scout for numerous big league organizations during a 54-year career, has died in Northern California after a battle with cancer. He was 79. Hughes was a regular at Bay Area ballparks in recent years working for the Red Sox and Diamondbacks. Arizona announced his death in a statement Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, saying he died earlier in the day. (AP Photo/Janie McCauley)

Longtime baseball pro scout Gary Hughes dies at 79

Sep. 19, 2020 9:11 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gary Hughes, a beloved professional scout for numerous big league organizations during a 54-year career, has died in Northern California after a battle with cancer. He was 79. Hughes was a regular at Bay Area ballparks in recent years working for the Red Sox and Diamondbacks. Arizona...

Tampa Bay Lightning center Alex Killorn (17) warms up before taking on the Dallas Stars during NHL Stanley Cup finals hockey action in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Bettman: Next NHL season could start in December or January

Sep. 19, 2020 9:00 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Gary Bettman will take his first sigh of relief in months when he presents the Stanley Cup. “Maybe I’ll get a full night sleep,” the NHL Commissioner said. Maybe one, and then the work begins on next season. Bettman and deputy commissioner Bill Daly had more...

FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Rams' Robert Woods (17) breaks a tackle by New England Patriots' Jonathan Jones (31) during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game in Atlanta. A person with knowledge of the deal says receiver Woods has agreed to a four-year contract extension worth up to $68 million with the Rams. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Rams announced the deal Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, without revealing the financial terms. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

AP source: Woods gets 4-year, $68M extension with LA Rams

Sep. 18, 2020 7:16 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A person with knowledge of the deal says receiver Robert Woods has agreed to a four-year contract extension worth up to $68 million with the Los Angeles Rams. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Rams announced the deal Friday without revealing...

CORRECTS TO $2 BILLION, NOT 1.9 BILLION AS ORIGINALLY SENT - FILE - In this July 22, 2020, file photo, the sun sets behind Allegiant Stadium, home of the Las Vegas Raiders football team, in Las Vegas. The NFL is opening in Sin City, something even the bookies in this gambling city would never have bet on happening. But on Monday night, Sept. 21, 2020,  the gamble pays off when the Raiders meet the New Orleans Saints in the opening game of the glittering $2 billion stadium that Raiders owner Mark Davis dubbed the Death Star.(AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Raiders ready for big opening act on Las Vegas Strip

Sep. 18, 2020 1:04 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Death Star comes alive for the first time Monday night in a prime-time debut that just a few years ago would have been unimaginable. The NFL in Sin City. Even the bookies in this gambling city would never have bet on this happening. It took a seismic shift in philosophy from a league...

Fans wait for the start of a friendly match between Parma and Empoli at the Ennio Tardini stadium in Parma Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020. For the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the stadium was opened for 1,000 fans. (Massimo Paolone/LaPresse via AP)

US-based Krause Group takes control of Parma soccer club

Sep. 18, 2020 7:24 AM EDT

PARMA, Italy (AP) — Parma became the latest Serie A team with foreign ownership Friday when the U.S.-based Krause Group purchased a 90% stake in the club. “The acquisition of Parma Calcio 1913 is the fulfillment of a long-held dream,” said Kyle Krause, the chairman and CEO of the Krause...

FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2019, file photo, Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott speaks to reporters during the Pac-12 Conference women's NCAA college basketball media day in San Francisco. The Pac-12 university presidents and chancellors will meet Friday, Sept. 17, 2020, and be presented options for staging a fall football season, but Commissioner Larry Scott says a vote by the the CEO Group is not expected. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron, File)

Going West: Move toward fall football ramps up in Pac-12, MW

Sep. 17, 2020 9:09 PM EDT

The Pac-12 university presidents and chancellors will meet Friday and be presented options for staging a fall football season, but Commissioner Larry Scott says a vote by the CEO Group is not expected. “(Friday) is a chance to get everyone caught up on what’s been a very dynamic and rapidly changing...