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Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) celebrates his touchdown with team mates during the second half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
September 18, 2018 - 7:20 pm
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have lost offensive guard Andy Levitre to a season-ending triceps injury, the third starter to go down in the first two weeks of the season. Levitre left Sunday's victory over the Carolina Panthers with what was initially described as an elbow injury...
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Florida Panthers NHL hockey players Aleksander Barkov, left, of Finland, and Derek MacKenzie pose after a practice session in Sunrise, Fla., Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Barkov is the new captain of the Florida Panthers. Barkov is taking over for forward MacKenzie, who held the role for the last two seasons. (Emily Michot/Miami Herald via AP)
September 18, 2018 - 3:27 am
Ryan Johansen remembers how the Columbus Blue Jackets didn't have a captain until one day it clicked and everyone knew it should be Nick Foligno. "There was just no doubt," Johansen said. "It's just one of those things you don't want to force. You don't want to rush. You don't want to regret. Once...
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Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Billy Hurst)
September 14, 2018 - 11:53 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rookie Walker Buehler allowed two hits in eight innings, Yasiel Puig homered twice and the Los Angeles Dodgers drew even with the St. Louis Cardinals in the NL wild-card race with a 3-0 victory on Friday night. Buehler (7-5) pitched beyond the seventh inning for the first time and...
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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2018, file photo, Naomi Osaka, of Japan, is hugged by Serena Williams after Osaka defeated Williams in the women's final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, in New York. Naomi Osaka told television host Ellen DeGeneres that Serena Williams said she was "proud" of her during the trophy ceremony while boos filled the stadium. Osaka appeared on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" Wednesday.(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
September 13, 2018 - 1:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka told television host Ellen DeGeneres that Serena Williams said she was "proud" of her during the trophy ceremony while boos filled the stadium. Osaka appeared on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" Wednesday. She says Williams also whispered to her "the crowd...
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September 11, 2018 - 8:53 pm
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Rams wide receiver and return specialist Pharoh Cooper is expected to miss several weeks because of a sprained ankle. Head coach Sean McVay said Tuesday that Cooper might need surgery to repair the injury he suffered in the third quarter of the Rams' 33-13...
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New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles, left, and Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia talk after an NFL football game in Detroit, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. The Jets won 48-17. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)
September 11, 2018 - 8:36 pm
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Matt Patricia tried not to send mixed signals as he sought to decipher the cause behind the Detroit Lions' worst loss in a home season opener in franchise history. The first-year Detroit coach said the difference in Monday's 48-17 loss to the New York Jets came down to a...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2015 file photo, U.S. Olympic Committee Chairman Larry Probst speaks during a news conference in Redwood City, Calif. Larry Probst will step down as chairman of the U.S. Olympic Committee at the end of 2018 ending a decade-long stay during which he restored the federation’s international reputation but will leave it facing as many problems as he inherited on the home front. Probst will be replaced by Susanne Lyons, who recently finished serving as interim CEO following the resignation of Scott Blackmun in February.(AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
September 10, 2018 - 9:35 pm
DENVER (AP) — Larry Probst will step down as chairman of the U.S. Olympic Committee, exiting with a complicated legacy that includes restoring the federation's international reputation while leaving it saddled with as many problems on the home front as he faced when he arrived. Probst, who...
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Chicago Bears' Khalil Mack intercepts a pass and returns it for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)
September 10, 2018 - 2:11 am
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Khalil Mack got off to a rousing start with the Chicago Bears. The ending had a familiar feel for his new team. Make it five straight losses for the Bears to their NFC North archrivals after a 24-23 defeat to Green Bay on Sunday night. "I prepared all offseason for the first...
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Notre Dame's Jafar Armstrong (8) celebrates his 4-yard touchdown run with Brock Wright (89) in the first half of an NCAA football game against Michigan in South Bend, Ind., Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
September 05, 2018 - 6:55 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — TV viewers are idling away the final weeks of summer the way they started it: with reality programs. Half of last week's 20 most-watched programs were unscripted contests, according to Nielsen Co. figures released Wednesday. The field was topped by NBC's two episodes of "America'...
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President Donald Trump jokes around with a red card during a meeting with FIFA president Gianni Infantino, center, and United States Soccer Federation president Carlos Cordeiro in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 28, 2018 - 3:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of FIFA, soccer's international organization, is presenting President Donald Trump with a gift he might actually want to use. FIFA president Gianni Infantino gave Trump several tokens during a meeting in the Oval Office Tuesday, including red and yellow penalty cards that...
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