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Agency clears way for Oakland Athletics $12B ballpark plan

Jun. 30, 2022 20:17 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California agency on Thursday cleared the way for the Oakland Athletics to continue planning a $12 billion waterfront ballpark project. The San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission voted 23-2 to reclassify a 56-acre terminal at the Port of...

Pegula almost didn't go to Wimbledon; now she eyes 3rd round

Jun. 29, 2022 15:33 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Jessica Pegula heard the jokes from other players at Wimbledon: “They’re like, ‘Did you play yet? You still haven’t played?!’ And they're already on their second-round matches.” The 28-year-old American, who is seeded No. 8 at the All England...

AP sources: NFL insists on indefinite suspension for Watson

Jun. 28, 2022 21:01 PM EDT

The NFL insisted on an indefinite suspension while Deshaun Watson’s legal team argued there’s no basis for that punishment as both sides presented their cases in front of a retired judge in Delaware on Tuesday, two people in attendance told The Associated Press. The hearing will...

Bills, Sabres co-owner 'progressing' from health issue

Jun. 28, 2022 18:05 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills and Sabres co-owner Kim Pegula is “progressing well” while rehabilitating from a health issue she experienced earlier this month, the family said in a statement released on Tuesday. The family would only say Pegula is resting, while adding...

Charissa Thompson to host Amazon Prime Video TNF coverage

Jun. 28, 2022 14:54 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prime Video is turning to an experienced host for its coverage of “Thursday Night Football”. Amazon announced Tuesday that Charissa Thompson will host the pregame, halftime and postgame coverage for its first season as the exclusive home of the primetime...

Baker Mayfield 'ready to move on' from Browns

Jun. 28, 2022 14:51 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Baker Mayfield said the Cleveland Browns have work ahead if they want him to help them through their situation with Deshaun Watson. Mayfield, speaking at his football camp near the University of Oklahoma’s campus on Tuesday, didn’t entirely close the door...

Marlin Briscoe, 1st Black starting QB in AFL, dies at 76

Jun. 27, 2022 22:04 PM EDT

Marlin Briscoe, who became the first Black starting quarterback in the American Football League more than 50 years ago, died Monday. He was 76. His daughter, Angela Marriott, told The Associated Press that Briscoe died of pneumonia at a hospital in Norwalk, California. He had been...

Lawsuit: Texans 'turned a blind eye' to QB Watson's actions

Jun. 27, 2022 15:06 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans had been told that their former quarterback Deshaun Watson was sexually assaulting and harassing women during massage sessions, but instead of trying to stop him, the team provided him with resources to enable his actions and “turned a blind eye” to his...

Ex-Panthers star Luke Kuechly joining radio broadcast team

Jun. 27, 2022 10:51 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Five-time All-Pro linebacker Luke Kuechly is returning to the Carolina Panthers as a member of its radio broadcast team. Kuechly, a seven-time Pro Bowler who retired in 2020, will be joining play-by-play announcer Anish Shroff and either Jordan Gross or Jake...

Joe Sakic joins fellow Denver icon John Elway as dual champ

Jun. 27, 2022 02:27 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Joe Sakic was so busy relishing and reminiscing that he nearly missed the team photo with the Stanley Cup before racing over just in time to join the on-ice celebration at Amalie Arena. The general manager of the Colorado Avalanche joined fellow Denver icon John Elway...