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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown carries his helmet during an NFL football practice in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots released Brown on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
September 20, 2019 - 10:51 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Antonio Brown was released by the New England Patriots on Friday after a second woman accused him of sexual misconduct — the third team in seven months to tire of the off-field behavior that has overshadowed his accomplishments as one of the NFL's most prolific receivers...
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New York Yankees' Domingo German pitches during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
September 20, 2019 - 6:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees pitcher Domingo Germán is being investigated for an alleged domestic violence incident involving his girlfriend at home this week, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Friday. The person spoke under condition of anonymity because no details have...
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Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio walks across the field before an NCAA college football game against Arizona State, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
September 20, 2019 - 6:06 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former football recruiter who is suing Michigan State says he urged coach Mark Dantonio to reject a player who subsequently was convicted of sexual assault. The former recruiter, Curtis Blackwell, said Dantonio chose Auston Robertson in 2016 over the objections of staff...
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FILE - This is an Aug. 31, 2019, file photo showing New York Yankees pitcher Domingo German throwing to first in a pickoff attempt during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, in New York. Yankees star pitcher Domingo Germán has been placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball because of domestic violence. MLB did not give details in its statement Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, but said the leave "may last up to seven days, barring an extension." (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
September 19, 2019 - 10:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees star pitcher Domingo Germán was placed on administrative leave under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy on Thursday, casting doubt over whether New York's top winner this season will be available for the playoffs. Manager Aaron Boone was informed of the...
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New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown puts on his shoe during an NFL football practice, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
September 19, 2019 - 5:53 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots receiver Antonio Brown declined to answer questions about allegations of sexual assault and rape against him and says he's keeping his focus on football. Brown answered only four questions at his locker on Thursday in an interview that lasted just over a minute. It...
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FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2016, file photo, Fiji's Leone Nakarawa, center, catches the ball during an international rugby union test match between Fiji and Japan at Stade de la Rabine in Vannes, western France. Teams from the Pacific islands are immensely popular around the world and their appearances at the Rugby World Cup are likely to attract large and admiring crowds. But an appreciative welcome won't disguise the fact that the Pacific nations begin the tournament under a considerable handicap. (AP Photo/David Vincent, File)
September 18, 2019 - 9:36 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Fiji captain Leone Nakarawa has made the transition from 15-a-side to rugby sevens to pick up an Olympic gold medal and now he's back again in the traditional format aiming to take his country further than ever at the World Cup. Olympic rugby players will be contesting the Rugby World...
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Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) celebrates after he recovered a ball fumbled by Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
September 18, 2019 - 9:18 pm
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Derek Watt and J.J. Watt have played against each other in the yard of their parents' home in Waukesha, Wisconsin. There will be bigger stakes on Sunday when Derek and the Los Angeles Chargers host the Houston Texans and his All-Pro older brother. It will be the first time...
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FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2016, file photo, Louisville NCAA college basketball head coach Rick Pitino answers a question during the Atlantic Coast Conference media day in Charlotte, N.C. The University of Louisville Athletic Association and Rick Pitino have agreed to settle a federal lawsuit, with the former Cardinals men's basketball coach's changing his termination to a resignation. The settlement unanimously approved Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, by the ULAA states that Pitino has received compensation and the school agrees not to pursue further legal action. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, FIle)
September 18, 2019 - 5:15 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A fiercely competitive coach on the court, Rick Pitino didn't want to fight in one anymore. So the University of Louisville Athletic Association and Pitino settled lawsuits stemming from his departure from the school, with the former men's basketball coach's personnel file...
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Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Marco Gonzales delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
September 17, 2019 - 11:15 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates' season has been going downhill since the All-Star break and it got even worse Tuesday night. Marco Gonzales allowed six hits in seven innings, Austin Nola and Omar Narvaez hit back-to-back home runs and the Seattle Mariners beat Pittsburgh 6-0 after Pirates...
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Cleveland Browns' Odell Beckham (13) catches a pass in front of New York Jets' Nate Hairston (21) during the first half of an NFL football game Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
September 17, 2019 - 1:05 am
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. felt right at home again — in the end zone and on the highlight reels. With an 89-yard touchdown catch and a spectacular one-handed grab in his return to MetLife Stadium, the Browns wide receiver helped lift Cleveland past the short-handed and banged-...
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