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FILE - In this July 27, 2019, file photo, Allyson Felix holds her daughter Camryn after running the women's 400-meter dash final at the U.S. Championships athletics meet in Des Moines, Iowa. A rebellion led by some of the sport's top runners, Allyson Felix, Kara Goucher and Alysia Montano, is helping change that, and two months after the U.S. women's soccer players stated their case for equal pay, women in athletics are finding footing on an equally important crusade. "I feel like (my voice has been heard), and I feel like that only because of women coming together," Felix said in an interview with The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
September 26, 2019 - 2:33 am
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — For decades, the message to women in track and field was crystal clear: get pregnant, lose sponsorship money. A rebellion led by some of the sport's top runners, Allyson Felix, Kara Goucher and Alysia Montano, is helping to change that. Two months after the U.S. women's soccer...
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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 25, 2019 - 6:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees pitcher Domingo Germán's administrative leave under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy has been extended through the World Series. Germán was placed on leave for seven days last Thursday. MLB and the players' association agreed to the extension on Wednesday,...
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September 25, 2019 - 6:37 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Theo Epstein says he has no plans of returning to the Boston Red Sox. Speculation in Boston has centered on Epstein possibly replacing Dave Dombrowski, who was fired Sept. 8 as the president of baseball operations for the Red Sox. Epstein is finishing his eighth season as the...
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September 24, 2019 - 4:08 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — In a story Sept. 22 about former New England Patriots receiver Antonio Brown, The Associated Press reported erroneously that team owner Robert Kraft was arrested in connection with a prostitution and sex trafficking sting in a Florida massage parlor. Kraft was charged with...
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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2017, file photo, the Detroit Red Wings play an NHL preseason game against the Boston Bruins at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. The Red Wings are desperately trying to keep fans filing into Little Caesars Arena while the allure of the relatively new facility wears off while the team goes through a painful rebuild. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
September 24, 2019 - 11:58 am
DETROIT (AP) — Red Wings season-ticket holder Matt Larson pays about $74 for two of the cheapest seats in Little Caesars Arena. The 32-year-old fan gets a pair of chairs set up behind a counter — giving him plenty of space for food and drink — in a spacious area perched near the rafters behind a...
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San Diego Padres' Ty France reacts after hitting a two-run home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the fourth inning of a baseball game in San Diego, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
September 22, 2019 - 9:03 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Rookie Seth Mejias-Brean got a sports drink shower at home plate after hitting his first career walkoff home run, leading to a beer shower in the clubhouse for Rod Barajas after his first victory as interim manager of the San Diego Padres. Mejias-Brean, 28, who made his big league...
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September 22, 2019 - 12:07 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The reality of what the new women's pro hockey union was launching didn't resonate with Brianne Jenner until she came out of the locker room and saw the crowd — many of them young girls — in the stands of the 700-seat arena. The leap of faith taken by the Canadian national team...
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FILE - In this May 30, 2019, file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver holds a news conference before Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors in Toronto. The NBA's board of governors was unanimous Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in its approval of a plan to stiffen potential penalties for tampering with players and employees under contract with other clubs, hoping for increased compliance in existing league rules. "We need to ensure that we're creating a culture of compliance in this league," Silver said after two days of meetings concluded in New York. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
September 20, 2019 - 4:38 pm
The NBA's board of governors was unanimous Friday in its approval of a plan to stiffen potential penalties for tampering with players and employees under contract with other clubs, hoping for increased compliance in existing league rules. Fines of up to $10 million are now possible in the most...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2019, file photo, Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly speaks to members of the media before the start of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, in Miami. The Dolphins look like the worst team in the NFL, and might even be the worst team in Miami. On the other hand, a comparison with the Marlins is one matchup the Dolphins might win. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
September 19, 2019 - 10:55 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly has agreed to a contract extension and will return for a fifth season in 2020, a person familiar with the negotiations said Thursday. The person confirmed the agreement to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Marlins hadn't...
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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees watches from the sidelines after getting hurt during the first half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Los Angeles. Brees has been diagnosed with a torn ligament near the thumb of his throwing hand that is expected to sideline him at least six weeks, said a person familiar with the situation. Brees has elected to have surgery, but it is not yet clear when the operation will take place or who will perform it, the person said. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday, Sept. 16, 2019.(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
September 18, 2019 - 8:38 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — As Drew Brees underwent surgery on his injured throwing hand Wednesday afternoon in Los Angeles, his New Orleans Saints teammates went about business mostly as usual preparing for their first game without the star quarterback. The plan remains to be a Super Bowl contender. Nothing's...
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