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FILE - In this June 30, 2015 file photo, U.S. Olympic Committee Chairman Larry Probst speaks during a news conference in Redwood City, Calif. Larry Probst will step down as chairman of the U.S. Olympic Committee at the end of 2018 ending a decade-long stay during which he restored the federation’s international reputation but will leave it facing as many problems as he inherited on the home front. Probst will be replaced by Susanne Lyons, who recently finished serving as interim CEO following the resignation of Scott Blackmun in February.(AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
September 10, 2018 - 9:35 pm
DENVER (AP) — Larry Probst will step down as chairman of the U.S. Olympic Committee, exiting with a complicated legacy that includes restoring the federation's international reputation while leaving it saddled with as many problems on the home front as he faced when he arrived. Probst, who...
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Tennessee Titans players leave the field after a second lightning delay was called during the second half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
September 09, 2018 - 9:14 pm
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Jakeem Grant scored on a tiebreaking 102-yard kickoff return with 14 minutes to go, and the Miami Dolphins overcame two weather delays to win the longest game since the 1970 NFL-AFL merger, beating the Tennessee Titans 27-20 Sunday. Delays for lightning lasted a total of...
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A Chicago Bears fan drives into a parking lot near Lambeau Field before an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)
September 09, 2018 - 9:10 pm
The Latest on the NFL's first Sunday of the regular season (all times EDT): 9 p.m. The Chicago Bears are off to a fast start. A defense reinforced with pass-rushing linebacker Khalil Mack has forced the Green Bay Packers to punt on their first two drives. Chicago quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is...
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Tottenham Hotspur's Lucas Moura, left, celebrates with Harry Kane after scoring his side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, England, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)
September 09, 2018 - 1:32 pm
GENEVA (AP) — In a record result for European soccer, top-tier clubs combined to make a first-time profit of 600 million euros ($694 million) last year with spending on player transfers included. UEFA research — involving 711 clubs' financial accounts ending in 2017 — showed they turned around a...
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Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan prepares to throw a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
September 06, 2018 - 10:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the Atlanta Falcons playing the Philadelphia Eagles in the opening game of the NFL season (all times local): 10:35 p.m. The Atlanta Falcons lead the Philadelphia Eagles 6-3 after a sloppy, penalty-filled first half Thursday night to open the NFL season. Although...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2010, file photo, Richard DeVos, Orlando Magic owner and Amway Inc. co-founder, smiles after welcoming fans to the new Amway Center before a preseason NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Hornets in Orlando, Fla. DeVos, the billionaire father-in-law of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. He was 92. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
September 06, 2018 - 1:01 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Billionaire Richard DeVos, co-founder of direct-selling giant Amway, owner of the Orlando Magic and father-in-law of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, died Thursday. He was 92. Family spokesman Nick Wasmiller says DeVos died at his western Michigan home due to complications from an...
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FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2018, file photo, New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) answers questions during a news conference after losing to the New York Giants in a preseason NFL football game, in East Rutherford, N.J. There's big-time hope that Darnold is the answer, and that has the Jets and their fans optimistic about this season — and the future.(AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)
September 03, 2018 - 3:01 pm
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold will start at quarterback in the New York Jets' season-opening game at Detroit on Monday night. The 21-year-old Darnold will be the youngest quarterback to start in Week 1 since the 1970 NFL-AFL merger. The announcement Monday by coach Todd Bowles comes as no...
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FILE - This Oct. 22, 2016, file photo shows Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald on stage during an NFL Fan Rally in London. All-Pro defensive tackle Aaron Donald has agreed to a massive new contract with the Los Angeles Rams, ending his second consecutive preseason holdout as the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history. The Rams on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, announced a new six-year deal through 2024 for Donald, the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, File)
August 31, 2018 - 8:16 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Aaron Donald's two-year quest to become the NFL's highest-paid defensive player finally ended in success Friday morning. And just a few minutes after signing his deal, Donald was at work on the Los Angeles Rams' practice fields for the first time in months, determined to keep...
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San Francisco Giants' Andrew McCutchen follows through on an RBI-single in front of Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Alex Avila during the eighth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
August 30, 2018 - 11:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The playoff-contending New York Yankees are close to completing a trade for San Francisco Giants outfielder Andrew McCutchen. A person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Thursday night the Yankees would send infielder Abiatal Avelino and another minor...
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St. Louis Cardinals President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak, left, answers questions after the team announced Mike Shildt, right, as manager, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. The St. Louis Cardinals have removed the interim tag from Mike Shildt's title, promoting him to manager after he led the team into postseason contention since taking over for the fired Mike Matheny. Shildt has guided the Cardinals to a 26-12 record since July 15 and they now hold the top spot in the National League wild card standings. (Christian Gooden/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
August 28, 2018 - 7:31 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Thrilled with the results, the St. Louis Cardinals thanked Mike Shildt. The Cardinals took off the interim tag from Shildt's title and promoted him to full-time manager through 2020, a reward for steering the team back into postseason contention after replacing the fired Mike...
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