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Texas Rangers starting pitcher Bartolo Colon (40) throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)
August 14, 2018 - 12:41 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Bartolo Colon kept the Texas Rangers close after a rough first inning in his first start since setting the record for victories by a Latin American pitcher. His catcher helped the 45-year-old right-hander extend that mark. Robinson Chirinos hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in...
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FILE - In this Monday, March 9, 2015, file photo, former University of Tennessee football player A.J. Johnson leaves court after his arraignment in Knoxville, Tenn. Johnson is getting a shot in the NFL with the Denver Broncos less than a month after he was acquitted on July 27, 2018, along with a college teammate of aggravated rape charges. (Michael Patrick/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP, File)
August 13, 2018 - 9:20 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Former University of Tennessee star linebacker A.J. Johnson is getting a shot in the NFL with the Denver Broncos less than a month after he was acquitted along with a college teammate of aggravated rape charges. After his first practice as a pro Monday, Johnson said, "It's a...
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In this Sept. 16, 2017 photo, Ohio State assistant coach Zach Smith watches before the start of an NCAA college football game against Army in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State placed head football coach Urban Meyer paid administrative leave Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, while it investigates claims that his wife knew about allegations of domestic violence against Smith, years before Smith was fired last week. (Marvin Fong//The Plain Dealer via AP)
August 13, 2018 - 4:49 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on Ohio State's investigation into coach Urban Meyer's handling of domestic abuse allegations against a former assistant (all times local): 4:35 p.m. The ex-wife of fired Ohio State assistant coach Zach Smith has talked to university investigators about domestic...
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Miami Dolphins defensive end Robert Quinn (94) raises his right fist during the singing of the national anthem, before the team's NFL preseason football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
August 13, 2018 - 3:27 pm
The players kneel. The president tweets. And the great divide over protests during the national anthem at NFL games grows even wider. So far the players — at least a handful of them — aren't backing down. A few took a knee in the first weekend of exhibition games, at least two raised a fist during...
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FILE - In this July 31, 2018, file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey (20) defends against receiver D.J. Chark Jr. during a practice at NFL football training camp in Jacksonville, Fla. The Jaguars have suspended All-Pro cornerback Ramsey and defensive end Dante Fowler for violating team rules and conduct unbecoming a Jaguars football player. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
August 12, 2018 - 9:07 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars suspended All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey and defensive end Dante Fowler on Sunday for violating team rules and conduct unbecoming a Jaguars football player. Neither one will make the trip to Minnesota on Tuesday for two days of joint practices and...
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Sweden's Armand Duplantis makes an attempt in the men's pole vault final at the European Athletics Championships in the Olympic stadium in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
August 12, 2018 - 5:51 pm
BERLIN (AP) — The 18-year-old Armand Duplantis won a thrilling pole vault competition and British sprinter Dina Asher-Smith powered to her third gold medal at the European Athletics Championships on Sunday. Sweden's Duplantis was the star on the final day, soaring to an under-20 world record of 6...
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New York Yankees pitcher Aroldis Chapman delivers to the Texas Rangers during the ninth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
August 11, 2018 - 6:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Somehow, Aroldis Chapman was able to prevent this game from slipping away. Rain pouring off his hat, the New York Yankees closer struck out Jurickson Profar with the bases loaded in a steady storm to end it, preserving a 5-3 win over the Texas Rangers on Saturday. "You concentrate...
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Martin Truex Jr. watches times during qualifications for a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
August 10, 2018 - 8:59 pm
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Jim France seems to be choosing to stay in the shadows, declining to let the public hear from him as the interim chairman and CEO of NASCAR. France is not expected to be available for interviews as NASCAR prepares to run its first race, at Michigan International Speedway,...
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Gary Woodland holds his ball after making a birdie on the third hole during the second round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bellerive Country Club, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
August 10, 2018 - 8:06 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Sirens blared across Bellerive, putting the second round of the PGA Championship on hold and ending a day of scoring rarely seen in a major. Gary Woodland set the 36-hole record — for now, anyway — after a round where his driver wasn't as reliable, he didn't see many putts drop and...
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August 10, 2018 - 4:12 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian champion Corinthians has decided against signing a 19-year-old striker accused of assaulting a former girlfriend after supporters flooded its social media channels with complaints. The Sao Paulo-based club said in a statement that Sport Recife's Juninho would not be...
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