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September 20, 2018 - 10:43 am
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR has promoted Steve Phelps to president, the latest leadership change for the slumping motorsports series. Phelps will replace Brent Dewar on Oct. 1. Dewar is stepping down and transitioning to an advisory role next year. Phelps will oversee all competition and...
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September 20, 2018 - 10:25 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The former investment bank analyst who fed confidential stock tips to NFL player Mychal Kendricks has pleaded guilty to securities fraud. Damilare Sonoiki, who also wrote for the television show "Black-ish" for a season, pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday. Prosecutors...
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Boxers, Britain's Anthony Joshua, left, and Russia's Alexander Povetkin pose for photographers with boxing promoter Eddie Hearn, centre, after a press conference at Wembley stadium in London, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. Joshua and Povetkin are due to fight for the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles in a boxing match on Saturday at Wembley stadium. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
September 20, 2018 - 10:13 am
LONDON (AP) — This was supposed to be the week Anthony Joshua completed his whirlwind six-year journey from Olympic gold medalist to undisputed world heavyweight champion. Deontay Wilder should have been the opponent, Las Vegas potentially the venue. Instead, Joshua has to take a detour. The 28-...
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FILE - In this April 23, 2010, file photo, UCLA gymnastics coach Valorie Kondos Field, right, congratulates a member of her team after they won the NCAA gymnastics championships, in Gainesville, Fla. Longtime UCLA women’s gymnastics coach Valorie Kondos Field’s 29th season leading the Bruins will be her last. Kondos Field says she is retiring next spring to explore other pursuits, ending a remarkable run in which she’s led UCLA to seven national titles. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin, FIle)
September 20, 2018 - 10:01 am
Valorie Kondos Field nearly quit while she was behind. Nearly. Her first year as the women's gymnastics coach at UCLA in 1991 didn't go as planned. Neither did the second. Frustrated, she found herself preparing to tell senior associate athletic director Judith Holland that Holland's unusual move...
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FILE -The May 24, 2016 file photo shows a RUSADA sign reading "Russian National Anti-doping Agency" on a building in Moscow, Russia. The World Anti-Doping Agency is due to vote Thursday Sept. 20, 2018, on possible reinstatement of Russia’s anti-doping agency, RUSADA, but opponents feel Russia can’t be trusted to reform without first accepting more of the blame. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, FILE)
September 20, 2018 - 9:50 am
VICTORIA, Seychelles (AP) — The World Anti-Doping Agency reinstated Russia on Thursday despite a wave of protests, ending the nearly three-year suspension of the country's drug-testing program because of a state-sponsored doping scheme. WADA's decision after a vote of its 12-member executive...
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Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo reacts after receiving a red card during the Champions League, group H soccer match between Valencia and Juventus, at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia, Spain, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
September 20, 2018 - 7:47 am
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo should learn next Thursday if he is banned from playing at former club Manchester United in the Champions League. UEFA says its disciplinary panel will judge the case of Ronaldo's first Champions League red card on Sept. 27. Ronaldo tangled with Valencia's...
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In this Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 photo, friends hold a banner they found in Somerville, Mass., that proclaims the Boston Red Sox are the 2018 American League East Champions, though the team has not yet clinch the division. A Red Sox spokesman said the banner apparently fell off a vendor's delivery truck, and planned to send a courier to retrieve the banner Wednesday. (Ted Daniel/Boston 25 News via AP)
September 20, 2018 - 7:12 am
SOMERVILLE, Mass. (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have not clinched this year's American League East division championship, but a banner marking the accomplishment has already been accidentally unveiled. Boson-area friends Louie Iacuzzi, James Amaral and Randy Baldasarri say they found the banner on a...
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Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino calls out to his players during the Champions League, group B soccer match between Inter Milan and Tottenham Hotspur, at the Milan San Siro Stadium, Italy, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. (Matteo Bazzi/ANSA via AP)
September 20, 2018 - 6:14 am
Tottenham had more players in the World Cup semifinals than any other team. It also was the only Premier League club to not sign anyone in the European transfer window. As Mauricio Pochettino's sluggish side stumbles in the first busy period of the season, those factors might be starting to show...
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New York Yankees' Luke Voit applauds after hitting a two-run home run off Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price during the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
September 20, 2018 - 3:43 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: BUBBLY ON ICE For the third night in a row, the Red Sox attempt to clinch the AL East championship at Yankee Stadium. Boston entered the three-game set needing one victory over rival New York to secure its third consecutive division crown. But the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2016, file photo, stuntman Eddie Braun sits in the cockpit of the "Evel Spirit", a steam-powered rocket, at the team's shop in Twin Falls, Idaho. The new documentary titled "Stuntman", backed by the production company of action star Dwayne Johnson, is a nearly 90-minute film about Braun's career as a stuntman and his successful jump over the Snake River Canyon in a steam-powered rocket cycle on Sept. 16, 2016. (Drew Nash/The Times-News via AP, File)
September 20, 2018 - 3:43 am
Before climbing into the cockpit of his steam-powered rocket and blasting off across the Snake River Canyon, daredevil Eddie Braun scribbled two things on his bare chest in marker. Blood type: O positive. Allergies: Penicillin. Useful information for the paramedics — in case his jump on Sept. 16,...
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