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FILE - In this May 17, 2013 file photo, Paris Saint-Germain soccer club President Nasser Al-Khelaifi, arrives to speak to the media during a press conference at Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. Swiss federal prosecutors have announced Thursday Oct.12, 2017 a criminal case for suspected bribery linked to World Cup broadcast rights against Nasser Al-Khelaifi. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
October 12, 2017 - 5:30 pm
GENEVA (AP) — The Qatari president of one of Europe's most glamorous soccer clubs, Paris Saint-Germain, is under investigation by Swiss prosecutors for suspected bribery of a top FIFA executive to get World Cup broadcasting rights. Criminal proceedings against Nasser Al-Khelaifi, PSG president and...
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October 12, 2017 - 6:35 am
ALDS-YANKEES/INDIANS Yankees take the fifth CLEVELAND (AP) — The New York Yankees are back in the American League Championship Series for the first time in five years after taking the final three games of their LDS against the Indians. Didi Gregorius (DEE'-dee greh-GOHR'-ee-uhs) was 3-for-4 with a...
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October 12, 2017 - 2:03 am
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Members of the San Francisco 49ers kneel during the playing of the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, in Indianapolis. Vice President Mike Pence left the 49ers-Colts game after about a dozen San Francisco players took a knee during the national anthem Sunday. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
October 11, 2017 - 10:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says "it is about time" that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell demands "that all players STAND for our great National Anthem-RESPECT OUR COUNTRY." Trump made a reference Wednesday on Twitter to Goodell's meetings next week with NFL owners, where they will...
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Members of the San Francisco 49ers kneel during the playing of the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, in Indianapolis. Vice President Mike Pence left the 49ers-Colts game after about a dozen San Francisco players took a knee during the national anthem Sunday. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
October 11, 2017 - 2:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jerry Jones may want to bench Dallas Cowboy players who don't stand for the national anthem, but NFL owners could find themselves facing a First Amendment lawsuit if they punish football players or coaches for their protests after taking government money into the private business...
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Vegas Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury signs posters before an NHL hockey game between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Arizona Coyotes, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
October 10, 2017 - 11:47 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Hockey fans arrived on the Las Vegas Strip in the crisp desert afternoon, gathering in jovial groups outside the rink. Many wore the striking, multicolored jerseys of the Vegas Golden Knights, the NHL expansion team playing its historic first regular-season home game Tuesday night...
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FILE - This Oct. 15, 2012 file photo shows spectators arriving at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Islanders owner Jon Ledecky said the team will play at Barclays Center through the end of next season, and the 'singular focus' beyond that is for a new arena at Belmont Park, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
October 10, 2017 - 10:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Islanders owner Jon Ledecky said the team will play at Barclays Center through the end of next season, and the 'singular focus' beyond that is for a new arena at Belmont Park. "We are locked and loaded on Belmont," Ledecky said Tuesday at a luncheon with Islanders beat writers. "We...
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Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor speaks during a press conference in Minneapolis, Minn., Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. The Twins announced Monday that Molitor is getting a new three-year deal that keeps him under contract through 2020. (Shari L. Gross/Star Tribune via AP)
October 10, 2017 - 5:58 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A bleary-eyed Paul Molitor walked into a season-ending meeting with executives Derek Falvey and Thad Levine less than 10 hours after the Minnesota Twins fell to the New York Yankees in the AL wild-card game. Molitor built a Hall of Fame playing career by being able to anticipate...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a ceremony to honor the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins, Tuesday Oct. 10, 2017, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
October 10, 2017 - 5:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — After adding to the uproar over NFL players who protest during the national anthem, President Donald Trump mostly stuck to hockey in honoring the Stanley Cup-winning Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday, calling them "true champions and incredible patriots." Trump welcomed the Penguins...
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Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta holds a jersey during an introductory news conference, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, in Houston. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)
October 10, 2017 - 4:17 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Billionaire Tilman Fertitta has been a fan of the Rockets since before they moved to Houston. To make his dream come true he had to shell out an NBA-record $2.2 billion. On Tuesday, he was introduced as the team's new owner and he says it was worth every dime. Fertitta is the owner...
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