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Former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner speaks next to a bust of him during inductions at the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
August 05, 2017 - 11:57 pm
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The latest from the Pro Football Hall of Fame inductions (all times local): 11:45 p.m. The rags-to-riches tale of Kurt Warner has taken him to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The quarterback who went from grocery store worker to winning two NFL MVP awards and one league title,...
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FILE - In this July 11, 2017 file photo, Casey Wasserman chairman of Los Angeles 2024, answers questions during a news conference after the presentation of Los Angeles 2024 Candidate City Briefing for International Olympic Committee (IOC) Members, at the SwissTech Convention Centre, in Lausanne, Switzerland. Over the next five weeks, leaders from LA and the U.S. Olympic Committee have to iron out financial details about their joint marketing agreement that will figure heavily into the USOC's ability to fund its athletes and sports organizations through those 2028 Games. Sorting out the agreement is one of the biggest hurdles to clear before the IOC meets the week of Sept. 11 in Lima, Peru, to approve Paris to host the 2024 Olympics and Los Angeles for 2028.(Valentin Flauraud/Keystone via AP)
August 05, 2017 - 9:08 pm
LONDON (AP) — About that deal to bring the 2028 Olympics to Los Angeles: Not all is set in stone. Sometime over the next five weeks, leaders from LA and the U.S. Olympic Committee have to iron out financial details about their joint marketing agreement that will figure heavily into the USOC's...
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FILE - In this July 11, 2017 file photo, Casey Wasserman chairman of Los Angeles 2024, answers questions during a news conference after the presentation of Los Angeles 2024 Candidate City Briefing for International Olympic Committee (IOC) Members, at the SwissTech Convention Centre, in Lausanne, Switzerland. Over the next five weeks, leaders from LA and the U.S. Olympic Committee have to iron out financial details about their joint marketing agreement that will figure heavily into the USOC's ability to fund its athletes and sports organizations through those 2028 Games. Sorting out the agreement is one of the biggest hurdles to clear before the IOC meets the week of Sept. 11 in Lima, Peru, to approve Paris to host the 2024 Olympics and Los Angeles for 2028.(Valentin Flauraud/Keystone via AP)
August 05, 2017 - 1:07 pm
LONDON (AP) — About that deal to bring the 2028 Olympics to Los Angeles: Not all is set in stone. Sometime over the next five weeks, leaders from LA and the U.S. Olympic Committee have to iron out financial details about their joint marketing agreement that will figure heavily into the USOC's...
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August 05, 2017 - 12:33 pm
LONDON (AP) — About that deal to bring the 2028 Olympics to Los Angeles: Not all is set in stone. Sometime over the next five weeks, leaders from LA and the U.S. Olympic Committee have to iron out financial details about their joint marketing agreement that will figure heavily into the USOC's...
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FILE - In this April 28, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers looks on during the second half in Game 6 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Utah Jazz, in Salt Lake City. Doc Rivers is losing his dual roles with the Clippers. He will still coach the team while Lawrence Frank takes over Rivers’ responsibility for basketball operations. The team announced the changes Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, saying the moves are “aimed at bringing the team to a new level of excellence by creating separate roles.” (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
August 04, 2017 - 3:21 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Doc Rivers is losing his dual roles with the Los Angeles Clippers, keeping his position as coach while Lawrence Frank takes over Rivers' responsibility for basketball operations. The team announced the changes Friday, saying the moves are "aimed at bringing the team to a new...
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Dallas Cowboys running back Rod Smith (45) holds off Arizona Cardinals linebacker Zaviar Gooden (52) during the first half of the Pro Football Hall of Fame NFL preseason game in Canton, Ohio, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
August 03, 2017 - 11:59 pm
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Now that the Dallas Cowboys have taken care of business in the Hall of Fame game, they're going to hang around for a couple of days. Why not? The boss is about to get a gold jacket. With no stars and few starters on the field Thursday night, the Cowboys edged the Arizona...
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August 03, 2017 - 7:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed New York Jets owner Woody Johnson to be the U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom and former Texas GOP Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison to be ambassador to NATO. The votes came as the Senate cleared the deck of dozens of nominees as it recessed for August...
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NFL commissioner Roger Goodall, second from right, speaks during a fan forum at the Denver Broncos indoor training facility, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 in Englewood, Colo. The voice of the Denver Broncos Dave Logan, left, Denver Broncos president of football operations/general manager John Elway, second from left, and and former Denver Broncos great Steve Atwater, right, also answered questions from the fans (Andy Cross/The Denver Post via AP)
August 03, 2017 - 6:48 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says teams aren't blackballing Colin Kaepernick for kneeling during the national anthem last year. "No, teams make decisions (based) on what's in the best interest of their team ... and they make those decisions individually," Goodell said...
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FILE- In this Saturday, May 9, 2015 file photo, FC Barcelona's Neymar celebrates after scoring against Real Sociedad during a Spanish La Liga soccer match at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain. Barcelona said Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, Neymar's 222 million euro ($262 million) release clause must be paid in full if the Brazil striker wants to leave. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)
August 03, 2017 - 4:45 pm
Rules aimed at preventing unfettered spending by European soccer clubs will not disrupt Neymar's world-record transfer from Spain's Barcelona to France's Paris-Saint Germain. Any consequences will come further down the line for Paris Saint-Germain from UEFA, the governing body overseeing the...
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FILE- In this Saturday, May 9, 2015 file photo, FC Barcelona's Neymar celebrates after scoring against Real Sociedad during a Spanish La Liga soccer match at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain. Barcelona said Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, Neymar's 222 million euro ($262 million) release clause must be paid in full if the Brazil striker wants to leave. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)
August 03, 2017 - 1:46 pm
Rules aimed at preventing unfettered spending by European soccer clubs will not disrupt Neymar's world-record transfer from Spain's Barcelona to France's Paris-Saint Germain. Any consequences will come further down the line for Paris Saint-Germain from UEFA, the governing body overseeing the...
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