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FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2018, file photo, Joe Gibbs, owner of Joe Gibbs Racing, speaks during a news conference for a NASCAR Cup series auto race at the Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. Gibbs is a Hall of Fame NFL coach with three Super Bowl titles yet still changed course in his early 50s to wade into NASCAR and see if he could not build a second career and a family business. (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)
November 11, 2019 - 5:06 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Joe Gibbs is a retired Hall of Fame NFL coach with three Super Bowl titles who changed course in his early 50s to wade into NASCAR and see if he couldn't build a second career and a family business. Gibbs not only developed a championship-winning organization that gave both...
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Pittsburgh Steelers free safety Minkah Fitzpatrick (39) heads for the end zone for a touchdown after intercepting a pass from Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff (not shown) during the first half of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
November 10, 2019 - 8:06 pm
The Latest on Week 10 in the NFL (all times Eastern): 8 p.m. Minkah Fitzpatrick's takeaways are steering the Steelers in the right direction. Fitzpatrick returned Jared Goff's fumble 43 yards for a touchdown in the first half, then sealed the victory by picking off LA's quarterback in the final...
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Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak (88) beats Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson (41) for a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
November 08, 2019 - 2:48 pm
STOCKHOLM (AP) — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says the NHL plans to return to Europe for games in the next two years. Citing huge demand, Bettman said on Friday that the Boston Bruins and the Nashville Predators will open the regular season next year with a game in Prague. The Colorado Avalanche...
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Kemba Walker, de los Celtics de Boston, dispara por encima de Marvin Williams, de los Hornets de Charlotte, en la primera mitad del juego del jueves 7 de noviembre de 2019, en Charlotte, Carolina del Norte. (AP Foto/Bob Leverone)
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November 08, 2019 - 2:02 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kemba Walker says he holds no ill feelings toward Michael Jordan, even though the Hornets owner and six-time NBA champion decided not to keep him in Charlotte by paying him a $221 million supermax contract. In fact, Walker only has love for Jordan. "MJ is always going to be a...
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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2017 file photo Houston Astros owner Jim Crane is seen before Game 7 of baseball's World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles. Crane has sent a letter to a Sports Illustrated reporter to apologize for accusing her of trying to “fabricate a story” and to retract its statement. Assistant general manager Brandon Taubman eventually was fired for directing inappropriate comments at female reporters during the team's celebration after clinching the AL pennant. But the Astros initially called Stephanie Apstein’s report on it “misleading and completely irresponsible.” Crane now says: “We were wrong.” (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, file)
November 07, 2019 - 9:05 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Astros president Reid Ryan is shifting to a lesser role in the organization and owner Jim Crane's son is joining the executive team, moves announced 11 days after Crane apologized to a Sports Illustrated reporter and retracted a statement by the club accusing her of trying to "...
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A cat runs on the field during the second quarter of an NFL football game between the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys, Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
November 07, 2019 - 2:54 pm
Luckily, the black cat making its primetime debut at MetLife Stadium didn't seem to be an omen. The cat not only found the end zone but found a way to escape Monday night, which is more than most members of the Giants can do before their season is mercifully over. That's life midway through the NFL...
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In this Nov. 5, 2019, photo, the MLS Cup trophy is displayed on the roof of the Space Needle with the downtown Seattle in the background. Seattle will host the MLS Cup soccer match Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, as the Seattle Sounders face Toronto FC at CenturyLink Field. Ten years ago, the arrival of the Sounders changed expectations for what an MLS soccer expansion team should look like, and now the soccer-mad city gets a chance to shine hosting the league's championship game for the second time, but the first with the home team playing. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
November 07, 2019 - 2:20 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — As much as his lingering doubts want to convince him otherwise, Adrian Hanauer knows what's about to take place Sunday and the numbers aren't lies. Hanauer is the majority owner of the popular Seattle Sounders but sometimes can't let go of his early struggles with the club. That was...
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November 07, 2019 - 8:27 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's football federation and players' union say they have agreed on a new collective bargaining agreement that closes the pay gap between the men's and women's national teams. The new four-year CBA announced on Wednesday ensures the Socceroos and Matildas receive a 24% share of...
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Penske Corporation Chairman Rodger Penske, left, and Hulman & Co. Chairman Tony Hulman George speak after a press conference at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the IndyCar Series were sold to Penske Entertainment Corp. in a stunning move Monday that relinquishes control of the iconic speedway from the Hulman family after 74 years. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
November 06, 2019 - 11:36 am
Roger Penske spent part of Tuesday walking Indianapolis Motor Speedway, using a cool, sunny day to look over the historic venue that will soon be his. There is work to be done at the speedway, lots of work before it can be the entertainment mecca he envisions. But more than that, there is a legacy...
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2018, file photo, Washington Redskins offensive tackle Trent Williams stands on the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Tampa, Fla. A person with knowledge of the situation says Williams has reported to the Redskins, ending his holdout. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, because the team had not announced Williams’ return. He can be kept off the 53-man roster for up to three weeks after reporting.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
November 03, 2019 - 12:13 pm
The NFL Players Association came to the defense of Washington Redskins tackle Trent Williams by accusing the NFL Network of using misinformation in an attempt to tarnish the player's reputation. The NFLPA posted a statement on its Twitter account backing Williams and saying it will consider taking...
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