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August 17, 2018 - 6:14 pm
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Colorado will allow alcohol sales in the general concourse areas at Folsom Field for the first time in more than two decades. The university said Friday that after a four-year trial of limited beer and wine sales through "beer gardens," the sales will be extended to the...
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August 17, 2018 - 6:00 pm
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin sports talk radio host had a good reason when listeners heard dead air this week: He'd just been struck by lightning. Bill Michaels was hit Thursday in Eau Claire as he hosted his show from the patio of a golf club as thunderstorms moved in. Michaels told the...
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August 17, 2018 - 4:53 pm
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Olympic cycling gold medalist Marty Nothstein says an anonymous tip intended to foil his bid for a Pennsylvania congressional seat led to his leave from a world-class velodrome. The Morning Call newspaper reports a sexual-misconduct claim led to Nothstein's dismissal by the...
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FILE - At left, in a May 29, 2015, file photo, Kasey Kahne looks on during practice for a NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race in Dover, Del. At right, in a March 12, 2016, file photo, Elliott Sadler looks on from pit road during NASCAR Xfinity Series qualifying in Avondale, Ariz. Kahne and Sadler, two of the more popular NASCAR drivers over the last two decades, are both stepping away from full-time racing at the end of the season. (AP Photo/File)
August 17, 2018 - 4:33 pm
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Two more drivers are headed to the checkered flag of their NASCAR careers and the laps are winding down for a golden age of racing. Kasey Kahne and Elliott Sadler both said this will be their final season of racing full time as they become the latest two veterans to find they...
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August 17, 2018 - 2:41 pm
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on a plan to move the Pawtucket Red Sox from Rhode Island to Massachusetts (all times local): 2:30 p.m. The Pawtucket Red Sox say they have signed a letter of intent to build a new ballpark in Worcester, Massachusetts. The Triple-A affiliate of the of the Boston...
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August 17, 2018 - 10:23 am
MOSCOW (AP) — An influential campaign group close to the Kremlin has called for an investigation into how stadiums and infrastructure built for the World Cup have failed to cope with floods. An embankment outside the stadium in Volgograd collapsed onto a road on the day of the final, while leaks...
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August 17, 2018 - 7:07 am
HAYDEN, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say 12 people have been hospitalized, including three who were seriously injured, after a tent collapsed at a bank's shareholders' event. WBMA-TV ( https://bit.ly/2MRgc3T ) says about 400 people were under the tent Thursday night when it came crashing down, some...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2018, file photo, Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn is shown during their NFL training camp football practice in Flowery Branch, Ga. Quinn said he's had a spot "removed or checked on" in annual skin cancer checks during physical exams. He and some of his assistants normally wear long shirts under their T-shirts during practice _ despite the Georgia heat and humidity. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
August 17, 2018 - 5:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The toughest opponent for many NFL players and coaches during the blazing hot days of training camp sits far above the football field. The sun's powerful ultraviolet rays are a leading cause of skin cancer, and shade is rare at most practice sites. So, slathered-on sunscreen, big...
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August 17, 2018 - 2:45 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Athletes from Kuwait will be able to compete under their own flag in the Asian Games after the International Olympic Committee provisionally lifted the country's suspension, which had been in place for nearly three years. The Asian Games open on Saturday in Jakarta. The...
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FILE- In this Nov 7, 2016 file photo, U.S. Singer Madonna, right, and her son David Banda perform in support of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at Washington Square Park. The Queen of Pop is also a soccer mom and she's getting ever more involved in the beautiful game. Madonna has plans to open a soccer academy in Malawi, inspired by her adopted son David Banda who has ambitions to be a professional player and is at Portuguese club Benfica's youth academy. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP file)
August 16, 2018 - 9:30 pm
BLANTYRE, Malawi (AP) — The Queen of Pop is also a soccer mom, and she's getting ever more involved in the beautiful game. Madonna has plans to open a soccer academy in Malawi, a move inspired by her adopted son David Banda, who has ambitions to be a professional player and is at Portuguese club...
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