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AP sources: Watson to meet with NFL disciplinary officer

Jun. 25, 2022 19:46 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Deshaun Watson's short-term future with the Browns could be coming into focus. Cleveland's quarterback will have a hearing next week with NFL disciplinary officer Sue L. Robinson, three people familiar with the scheduled meeting told The Associated Press on...

NHL experiencing sustained growth with female, younger fans

Jun. 25, 2022 18:18 PM EDT

One of the biggest stories in the NHL this season has been the increase in viewers in the league's first year of its television contracts with ESPN and TNT. The league is also seeing unparalleled growth in female and younger fans that should have a big impact for years to come. ...

Former Astros GM Luhnow buys Spanish soccer club Leganés

Jun. 25, 2022 16:02 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — An investment group led by former Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow has bought Spanish soccer club Leganés. “We will do all we can to improve this club,” Luhnow said in Madrid on Thursday after purchasing the second-division team for an undisclosed sum...

Athletes react to the Supreme Court's abortion decision

Jun. 25, 2022 00:43 AM EDT

U.S. national soccer team star Megan Rapinoe expressed her anger Friday over the Supreme Court's decision to strip the nation’s constitutional protections for abortion, decrying an erosion of rights that women have had for a generation. “I think the cruelty is the point because...

AP source: Clifford to return as head coach of the Hornets

Jun. 24, 2022 18:37 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Steve Clifford is heading back to Charlotte. Clifford has agreed to a multiyear contract to return as head coach of the NBA’s Hornets, according to a person familiar with the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity...

Waiting game continues in Deshaun Watson discipline case

Jun. 24, 2022 18:12 PM EDT

A decision regarding discipline for Deshaun Watson is still expected before training camp, though the league has yet to conclude its investigation and turn it over to a disciplinary officer, according to two people with knowledge of the case. Both people spoke to The Associated Press...

Heat draft Serbian forward Nikola Jovic with 27th pick

Jun. 24, 2022 00:36 AM EDT

Serbian forward Nikola Jovic was selected by the Miami Heat with the 27th pick in Thursday's NBA draft. The 19-year-old was born in England and moved to Serbia when he was 9. He has played for Mega Basket in the Serbian league, averaging 11.7 points on 43% shooting in that league...

It's Banchero to Orlando: Magic grab Duke standout at No. 1

Jun. 23, 2022 23:22 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Paolo Banchero never worked out for the Orlando Magic. He didn’t have to, either. His year at Duke provided all the information they needed. The latest — and perhaps most important — piece to Orlando’s rebuild is Banchero, the 6-foot-10...

Parson signs law exempting World Cup tickets from sales tax

Jun. 23, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Thursday signed a bill that will reduce the cost of World Cup tickets when the soccer tournament comes to Kansas City in 2026. The bill exempts tickets for the FIFA World Cup games from sales tax. The Missouri Legislature passed...

Chairman says former TN governor perfect steward for Preds

Jun. 23, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Herb Fritch wanted to start a transition away from his role as chairman of the Nashville Predators, and he saw a former Tennessee governor as the perfect person to take over as majority owner. “We’re stable financially, we’re stable here,” Fritch...