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May 15, 2017 - 3:16 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities in Texas say rookie Kansas Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes escaped injury after being robbed last weekend. The Smith County, Texas, Sheriff's Office says Mahomes and three other victims were stepping from a vehicle on a driveway outside Tyler on Friday night...
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FILE - In this May 29, 2016, file photo, Martin Truex Jr (78) and Joey Logano (22) lead the field out of Turn 4 for the start of the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
May 15, 2017 - 12:48 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR is adding a fourth stage to the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Memorial Day weekend. The series said Monday that the stages in the 400-lap race will be uniformly set at 100 laps apiece. Races this year have had three stages under a format change...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2006, file photo, Team USA coach John McLaren, left, presents supervisor of umpires Steve Palermo, right, with a statue he bought with Palermo in mind several years ago in Venezuela, as manager Buck Martinez, center, looks on during practice in Phoenix. Former big league umpire Palermo, whose accomplished career ended when he was shot trying to break up a robbery in 1991, has died. He was 67. (AP Photo/Paul Connors, File)
May 14, 2017 - 9:37 pm
Mention the name of Steve Palermo around baseball and those who worked with him, knew him or had only heard of him usually bow their heads, lower their eyes and simply nod. An umpire with Hall of Fame potential, all cut short on that summer night in Texas a long time ago. Palermo, whose...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2006, file photo, Team USA coach John McLaren, left, presents supervisor of umpires Steve Palermo, right, with a statue he bought with Palermo in mind several years ago in Venezuela, as manager Buck Martinez, center, looks on during practice in Phoenix. Former big league umpire Palermo, whose accomplished career ended when he was shot trying to break up a robbery in 1991, has died. He was 67. (AP Photo/Paul Connors, File)
May 14, 2017 - 5:41 pm
Former big league umpire Steve Palermo, whose accomplished career ended when he was shot trying to break up a robbery in 1991, has died. He was 67. Major League Baseball announced Sunday that Palermo had died, without providing details. Palermo, who lived in the Kansas City area, had been in poor...
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FILE - In this April 29, 2017, file photo, Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson stands in the dugout during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit. Anderson's friend Branden Moss, 23, was slain early Sunday morning after he helped a man who was assaulted outside a bar in Tuscaloosa, Ala., police told AL.com. Moss was talking to one of the men involved in the altercation when another man who was not involved in the fight came up from behind and shot him several times, Capt. Gary Hood with the Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit said. Moss ran about 75 feet before collapsing. A suspect was arrested later that morning. Anderson broke down when he found out what happened. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
May 11, 2017 - 2:45 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Tim Anderson and Branden Moss became close friends when they were just teenagers, and the connection only grew over time. Anderson is the godfather of Moss' daughter. Same for Moss and Anderson's little girl. The pair shares a distinct bond, and now Anderson is playing for Moss after...
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San Francisco Giants' Hunter Pence hits an RBI single during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets Wednesday, May 10, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
May 10, 2017 - 5:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Christian Arroyo broke a ninth-inning tie with a three-run double and the San Francisco Giants took advantage of a critical error by third baseman Wilmer Flores, rallying past the New York Mets 6-5 on Wednesday to stop a five-game losing streak. Hunter Pence hit a tying single off...
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San Francisco Giants' Hunter Pence hits an RBI single during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets Wednesday, May 10, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
May 10, 2017 - 5:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Christian Arroyo broke a ninth-inning tie with a three-run double and the San Francisco Giants took advantage of a critical error by third baseman Wilmer Flores, rallying past the New York Mets 6-5 on Wednesday to stop a five-game losing streak. Hunter Pence hit a tying single off...
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German judge Hans-Joachim Eckert, left, and Swiss prosecutor Cornel Borbely speak after a FIFA ethics press conference in Manama, Bahrain, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Hundreds of prosecutions of suspected wrongdoing by soccer officials will be affected by President Gianni Infantino firing FIFA's top judge and prosecutor. (AP Photo/Rob Harris)
May 10, 2017 - 2:22 pm
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Hundreds of prosecutions of suspected wrongdoing by soccer officials will be affected by President Gianni Infantino firing FIFA's top judge and prosecutor. The ousted investigator, Cornel Borbely, said Wednesday that the workload — heavier than even most FIFA critics imagined...
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May 10, 2017 - 10:21 am
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Hundreds of prosecutions of suspected wrongdoing by soccer officials will be affected by President Gianni Infantino firing FIFA's top judge and prosecutor. The ousted investigator, Cornel Borbely, said Wednesday that the workload — heavier than even most FIFA critics imagined...
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FILE - In this Saturday, April 29, 2017 file photo, FIFA President Gianni Infantino gives a press conference at the National Palace in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. An accelerated process to hand North America the 2026 World Cup is set to be approved by soccer leaders this week, with FIFA President Gianni Infantino hoping for a "bulletproof" process to avoid past voting scandals. The United States, Canada, and Mexico are seeking an unchallenged path to co-hosting rights for the 2026 showpiece, if FIFA's technical requirements are met by next year "It's an interesting, original proposal and we will discuss it tomorrow at the council and present the recommendation to the congress," Infantino told The Associated Press on Monday, May 8, 2017 .(AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery, file)
May 09, 2017 - 7:26 pm
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Even after a year under new leadership, FIFA is still pleading with the world: Trust us. The message is proving as hard to sell as sponsorship of the World Cup. Especially when FIFA President Gianni Infantino has been accused of ousting the ethics leadership whose mission was...
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