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August 12, 2019 - 4:22 pm
Former defender Kate Markgraf has been named general manager of the U.S. women's national team, U.S. Soccer announced Monday. Markgraf will oversee the search for a new coach to replace Jill Ellis, who is leaving the team in October. Ellis is stepping away from the job after leading the United...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2019, file photo, Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr speaks at a news conference after Game 3 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors in Oakland, Calif. Kerr knows that a new era of Warriors basketball is about to begin. He just doesn't know what that means yet. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
August 12, 2019 - 2:52 pm
The NBA schedule is a little bit easier on players. Fans might be catching a break — and some more sleep — as well. The league announced its 2019-20 schedule on Monday, featuring another dip in back-to-back games for teams and a major change in the number of nationally televised games starting at...
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August 12, 2019 - 1:17 pm
A person with knowledge of the hiring says former defender Kate Markgraf has been named general manager of the U.S. women's national team. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity Monday because the appointment had not yet been formally announced by U.S. Soccer. Yahoo...
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Texas running back Keaontay Ingram adjusts his helmet during a morning practice at the team's facility in Austin, Texas, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
August 12, 2019 - 12:41 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas had just demolished Georgia in the Sugar Bowl when quarterback Sam Ehlinger shouted to the Superdome rooftop the two words Longhorns fans until then had only been willing to whisper. "We're ba-aack!" Ehlinger said as coach Tom Herman stood nearby with a half grin, half...
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New York Mets' Michael Conforto, right, is greeted by teammate Pete Alonso after hitting a solo run home run against the Miami Marlins in the seventh inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
August 12, 2019 - 12:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball will open its 2020 season on March 26, its earliest start other than international games. The schedule also features an April series in Puerto Rico between the New York Mets and Miami Marlins. Globe Life Field, the new home of the Texas Rangers, opens March 31...
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August 12, 2019 - 12:24 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A friend of LeSean McCoy's ex-girlfriend has dropped a lawsuit against the Buffalo Bills running back. Elizabeth Donald is a childhood friend of Delicia Cordon. Donald was with Cordon during a violent home invasion in July 2018 at a house near Atlanta owned by McCoy. Donald sued...
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August 12, 2019 - 11:46 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio State diving club coach accused of having sex with a diver when she was a teenager has been sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to sexual battery. Estee Pryor says William Bohonyi began pressuring her for sex when she was 16. At a sentencing...
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August 11, 2019 - 12:49 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Brittney Griner and five other players were ejected after a fight broke out midway through the fourth quarter of Dallas' 80-77 win over Phoenix on Saturday night. With 6:23 left in the final period, Griner and Wings forward Kristine Anigwe got tangled up in the lane and a scuffle...
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Los Angeles Rams quarterback Brandon Allen, right, evades a tackle by Oakland Raiders' Jason Cabinda (53) during the first half of a preseason NFL football game Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
August 11, 2019 - 12:44 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Nathan Peterman ran farther on one play in his first preseason game with the Oakland Raiders than he ever did with the Buffalo Bills. If it helps Peterman gain an edge in the battle to be Derek Carr's backup, he's more than happy to keep doing it. Peterman scrambled 50 yards...
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New York Mets' Luis Guillorme is greeted by teammates after hitting a home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
August 10, 2019 - 11:13 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday: METS MAGIC Ace Jacob deGrom (7-7, 2.77) and the streaking Mets go for their ninth straight win and a three-game sweep of Washington. New York has won 15 of 16, posting a pair of late-inning comeback wins this weekend at energized Citi Field. The...
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