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World high jump champion assails Russian track officials

Nov. 22, 2019 11:03 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Three-time world high jump champion Mariya Lasitskene assailed Russian track leaders Friday after they were charged with using fake medical documents during an investigation, saying they have made a “doping nightmare” even worse. Lasitskene called for swift and radical reforms,...

Ohio State star Young returns with “chip on my shoulder”

Nov. 22, 2019 11:10 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Chase Young, who returns from a two-game suspension on Saturday, took to social media this week with what could be an ominous warning for No. 9 Penn State: “Chip on my shoulder only gotten bigger.” The meaning is clear. No. 2 Ohio State’s star defensive end and...

Russia beats Serbia 2-1 to reach Davis Cup semifinals

Nov. 22, 2019 10:44 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Novak Djokovic played singles and doubles matches Friday but couldn’t keep Serbia from losing to Russia 2-1 in the quarterfinals of the Davis Cup. Djokovic defeated Karen Khachanov 6-3, 6-3 in the second singles match to even the score at 1-1, then returned to the court about half an...

MLB probing Astros back to ’17, ‘firm’ discipline possible

Nov. 21, 2019 5:32 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Major League Baseball has widened its investigation of alleged sign stealing by the Houston Astros and will probe activity by the team over the past three seasons. After the conclusion of owners meetings Thursday, baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said MLB will “investigate...

AP Top 25 Podcast: Tua’s legacy and Alabama’s CFP hopes

Nov. 22, 2019 4:47 AM EST

Tua Tagovailoa changed Alabama football and became a star before he was even a starter. On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, ESPN playoff reporter Heather Dinich joins AP’s Ralph Russo to discuss Tagovailoa’s legacy and Alabama’s present without him. Can the Tide still make the...

Fleetwood, Rahm chase Lorenzo-Vera in Dubai; McIlroy fades

Nov. 22, 2019 9:33 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Struggling for energy as he battles a lung infection, Mike Lorenzo-Vera still managed a vigorous fist-pump after chipping in from the fringe of the 13th green to establish a seven-shot lead at the World Tour Championship. An hour later, the French golfer was finishing his...

Garrett’s suspension for helmet attack upheld after appeal

Nov. 21, 2019 8:18 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Myles Garrett’s goal was to be NFL’s top defensive player this season. He won’t finish it. Garrett’s indefinite suspension for smashing Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph over the head with a helmet was upheld Thursday by an appeals officer who...

Steelers QB Rudolph denies report he used racial slur

Nov. 21, 2019 8:31 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The on-field fight between Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph and Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett has turned into a war of words off it, with Rudolph denying an anonymous report alleging he used a racial slur shortly before their now infamous confrontation last...

Don’t look now, but Prescott leading Cowboys with passing

Nov. 21, 2019 7:25 PM EST

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott didn’t figure to be the next offensive star of the Dallas Cowboys caught up in MVP chatter, even though the quarterback edged running back Ezekiel Elliott in NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year voting three years ago. The two-time Pro Bowler was always seen as the...

Islanders beat Penguins 4-3 in OT, point streak at 16

Nov. 21, 2019 11:44 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Brock Nelson came through in overtime again for the New York Islanders. Nelson scored his second goal of the game at 4:16 of the extra period, lifting the Islanders to a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night to extend their point streak to a franchise-record 16 games....

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Ohio State star Young returns with “chip on my shoulder”

Nov. 22, 2019 11:10 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Chase Young, who returns from a two-game suspension on Saturday, took to social media this week with what could be an ominous warning for No. 9 Penn State: “Chip on my shoulder only gotten bigger.” The meaning is clear. No. 2 Ohio State’s star defensive end and...

World high jump champion assails Russian track officials

Nov. 22, 2019 11:03 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Three-time world high jump champion Mariya Lasitskene assailed Russian track leaders Friday after they were charged with using fake medical documents during an investigation, saying they have made a “doping nightmare” even worse. Lasitskene called for swift and radical reforms,...

‘U’ can go home again: Miami to visit FIU at Marlins Park

Nov. 22, 2019 10:58 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Miami is going home again, for a road game. Marlins Park is built on the Hurricanes’ roots, atop the soil where the Orange Bowl sat for more than 70 years. The Orange Bowl was where Miami won three of its five national championships, where it beat rivals like Notre Dame and Florida and...

Tar Heels begin 2-game bowl push with home finale vs Mercer

Nov. 22, 2019 10:49 AM EST

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina is down to its last two chances to earn a bowl game in Mack Brown’s return. The Tar Heels host Mercer on Saturday in their final home game. They must win that one and the regular-season finale at rival North Carolina State to reach six wins for bowl...

Russia beats Serbia 2-1 to reach Davis Cup semifinals

Nov. 22, 2019 10:44 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Novak Djokovic played singles and doubles matches Friday but couldn’t keep Serbia from losing to Russia 2-1 in the quarterfinals of the Davis Cup. Djokovic defeated Karen Khachanov 6-3, 6-3 in the second singles match to even the score at 1-1, then returned to the court about half an...

Kentucky hosts FCS UT Martin, seeking bowl eligibility

Nov. 22, 2019 10:44 AM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — All that stands between Kentucky and bowl eligibility is UT Martin. If the Wildcats (5-5) can avoid a letdown and get a win against FCS-level UT Martin (7-4) in Saturday’s nonconference matchup they will be heading to a bowl game for a fourth consecutive season. Though the...

Virginia coach says Cavaliers not looking past Liberty

Nov. 22, 2019 10:33 AM EST

Virginia is on upset alert heading into its game against Liberty. The Flames (6-4) are one victory away from becoming bowl eligible for the first time in program history. The Cavaliers (7-3), meanwhile, have already secured a bowl spot and after hosting Liberty will take on No. 25 Virginia Tech with the...

No. 25 Hokies, Pittsburgh meet in critical ACC Coastal clash

Nov. 22, 2019 10:26 AM EST

Pittsburgh and No. 25 Virginia Tech will meet in a pivotal ACC Coastal Division clash this weekend. The Panthers (7-3, 4-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) and Hokies (7-3, 4-2) both head into Saturday’s game with a chance to capture the division, although the crown won’t be determined until after...

No. 4 Georgia looks to get more offensive against Texas A&M

Nov. 22, 2019 10:16 AM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia’s offense has a chip on its shoulder. Yes, the No. 4 Bulldogs are again in prime position to make a run at the College Football Playoff. But, heading into the home finale against No. 24 Texas A&M on Saturday, there’s a bit of grumbling about an offense that has...

2020 LPGA Schedule

Nov. 22, 2019 10:16 AM EST

Jan. 16-19 — Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions, Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club Orlando, Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Jan. 23-26 — Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio, Boca Rio GC, Boca Raton, Fla. Feb. 6-9 — ISPS Handa Vic Open, 13th Beach GL, Barwon Heads, Australia. Feb. 13-16 — ISPS...