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FILE - In this July 24, 2018, file photo, Maryland head coach DJ Durkin speaks at the Big Ten Conference NCAA college football media days in Chicago. The parents of offensive lineman Jordan McNair say suspended University of Maryland coach DJ Durkin should be fired. McNair collapsed during a preseason conditioning drill May 29 and died two weeks later. Durkin was placed on administrative leave Saturday, Aug. 11, after ESPN reported that coaches had been bullying the players. (AP Photo/Annie Rice, File)
August 16, 2018 - 10:39 am
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The parents of offensive lineman Jordan McNair say suspended University of Maryland coach DJ Durkin should be fired. McNair collapsed during a preseason conditioning drill May 29 and died two weeks later. Durkin was placed on administrative leave Saturday after ESPN...
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Simone Biles practices on the floor during a training session at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
August 15, 2018 - 10:34 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Simone Biles is not here to save gymnastics. Or at least USA Gymnastics. The reigning Olympic champion understands how bumpy of a ride it has been for her sport's national governing body since she stepped off the podium in Rio de Janeiro two years ago, a fourth Olympic gold medal...
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In this Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, photo, former UConn head basketball coach Jim Calhoun wraps his arm around former UConn and NBA star Ray Allen during Connecticut's alumni basketball game in Uncasville, Conn. Calhoun, who hosted the biannual charity game, believes the UConn program remains championship caliber. (Mark Mirko/Hartford Courant via AP)
August 15, 2018 - 2:50 pm
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Don't tell Jim Calhoun or his former players that UConn is no longer an elite basketball program. Yes, the Huskies have missed the NCAA Tournament three times in four years and are 30-35 the past two seasons while playing outside a power conference. UConn is under...
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File-This Nov. 19, 2017, file photo shows Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Ronald Darby (41) defends as Dallas Cowboys' Dez Bryant gains extra yardage after catching a pass in the first half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas. Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry says he would love for Bryant to join him in Cleveland. Landry said Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, that he has been in touch with Bryant, a three-time Pro Bowler who was released in April by the Dallas Cowboys.(AP Photo/Ron Jenkins, File)
August 14, 2018 - 6:27 pm
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Dez Bryant's going to meet with the Browns. Depending on how things go, he could stay awhile. The free agent wide receiver has scheduled a visit with Cleveland on Thursday, and the anticipated stopover could lead to the three-time Pro Bowler signing with a team craving more...
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New York Mets' Jacob deGrom delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
August 13, 2018 - 11:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — For Jacob deGrom and the New York Mets, there's still one prize left in play. No, not a playoff spot. Those plans were wiped out long ago during a disappointing season. Rather, the NL Cy Young Award for their ace. DeGrom kept pumping up his resume, striking out 12 while the Mets...
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File-This April 7, 1986, file photo shows Chicago Bears' William Perry, right, landing a punch on pro wrestler Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart during the "Over-The-Top-Rope" battle royal at Wrestlemania 2 in Rosemont, Ill. Neidhart, who joined with Bret Hart to form one of the top tag teams in the 1980s with the WWE, has died. He was 63. The Pasco Sheriff's Office said Neidhart fell at home, hit his head and "succumbed to his injury" on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in Wesley Chapel, Fla. No foul play was suspected. (AP Photo/Charlie Bennett, File)
August 13, 2018 - 8:59 pm
Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart, who joined with brother-in-law Bret Hart to form one of the top tag teams in the 1980s with the WWE, has died. He was 63. The Pasco Sheriff's Office said Neidhart fell at home, hit his head and "succumbed to his injury" on Monday in Wesley Chapel, Florida. No foul play was...
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File - In this June 12, 1939 file photo, these baseball stars were pictured as they attended the dedication and their induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. Front row; Eddie Collins, Babe Ruth, Connie Mack, Cy Young; Rear row left to right; Hans Wagner, Grover Cleveland Alexander, Tris Speaker, Napoleon Lajoie, George Sisler and Walter Johnson. A baseball with the signatures of Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner and eight other legends of the game has sold for more than $600,000. The players all signed the ball on the same day in 1939, when they had gathered to become the first class to enter the Baseball Hall of Fame. SCP Auctions said Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, that it has sold for just over $623,000. That crushes the previous record of $345,000 for a signed ball, set in 2013. (AP Photo/File)
August 13, 2018 - 8:10 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — How could a baseball artifact possibly top a ball signed by both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig? How about a ball signed by Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Ty Cobb, Cy Young, Tris Speaker, George Sisler, Walter Johnson, Connie Mack, Nap Lajoie, Eddie Collins and Pete Alexander, on the day...
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Seattle Seahawks twin brothers linebacker Shaquem Griffin, left, and cornerback Shaquill Griffin leave the field following the team's NFL football preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Seattle. The Colts won 19-17. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)
August 13, 2018 - 3:31 pm
LONDON (AP) — The new stadium being built for English Premier League club Tottenham isn't ready to host the NFL this year. The first NFL game at Tottenham was due to feature the Seattle Seahawks and Oakland Raiders on Oct. 14. That will now be played across north London at Wembley Stadium on the...
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August 13, 2018 - 2:57 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Carmelo Anthony signed a one-year, $2.4 million deal with the Houston Rockets on Monday. Anthony was traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Atlanta Hawks last month before the Hawks released him. Houston general manager Daryl Morey announced the signing and the Rockets posted a...
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August 13, 2018 - 11:09 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Lynx star Lindsay Whalen says she'll retire at the end of the season. Whalen has been balancing a new job as coach of the Minnesota Gophers with playing point for the Lynx. Her retirement will end a 15-year career that includes four championships with the Lynx, where...
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