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FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2017, file photo, Dallas Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott stands on the sideline in the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Arlington, Texas. A federal appeals court on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, has lifted an injunction that blocked a six-game suspension for Elliott, clearing the way for the NFL’s punishment over domestic violence allegations and likely leading to the running back’s legal team seeking further relief.(AP Photo/Ron Jenkins, File)
October 13, 2017 - 6:37 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Attorneys for Ezekiel Elliott have indicated they intend to ask for another hearing before the federal appeals court that cleared the way for the NFL's six-game suspension of the star Dallas Cowboys running back over domestic violence allegations. Players' union attorney Jeffrey...
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FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2016, file photo, Tennessee Titans wide receiver Rishard Matthews, center, and teammates listen to the national anthem before a scrimmage at NFL football training camp in Nashville, Tenn. Matthews spoke Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, and said he made a bad decision to tweet out that he would quit playing football if the NFL puts in a new rule on the national anthem. He quickly deleted the tweet, which someone caught via screen grabs.(AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)
October 13, 2017 - 3:42 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans wide receiver Rishard Matthews says he made a bad decision on Twitter to threaten to quit football if the NFL institutes a new rule mandating players stand for the national anthem. Asked Friday if he stands by that initial statement, Matthews says he hopes it doesn't...
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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 1968, file photo, Pat Riley, left, and Elvin Hayes of the San Diego Rockets exchange a few words before a game against the New York Knicks at New York's Madison Square Garden. Riley often was forced to wonder if his time in the NBA was over. Like when he got pulled out of a drill in his first training camp with San Diego and was told he had to get better. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler, File)
October 13, 2017 - 1:37 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Pat Riley often was forced to wonder if his time in the NBA was over. Like when he got pulled out of a drill in his first training camp with San Diego and was told he had to get better. Or when Portland cut the newly married Riley a week after his father died. Or when he realized that...
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FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2017, file photo San Juan, Puerto Rico, Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz speaks with a man as she arrives at San Francisco hospital in the Rio Piedras area of the city as about 35 patients are evacuated after the failure of an electrical plant. The AP reported on Oct. 13, 2017, that a story claiming San Juan's city council has moved to impeach Cruz was false. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti, File)
October 13, 2017 - 1:28 pm
A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts: NOT REAL: San Juan City Council Votes Unanimously To Impeach...
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October 13, 2017 - 8:39 am
NLDS-CUBS-NATIONALS Cubs reach ALCS and add to Nats' tale of playoff woe WASHINGTON (AP) — The Chicago Cubs are back in the National League Championship Series for a team-record third consecutive year. All it took was a comeback from an early 4-1 deficit, a crazy fifth-inning rally, an eighth-...
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October 13, 2017 - 3:45 am
PRO FOOTBALL FRISCO, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court cleared the way for the NFL to impose a six-game suspension on Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott over domestic violence allegations, siding with the league in the latest high-profile fight over its ability to punish players for off-field...
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October 12, 2017 - 10:32 pm
The San Antonio Stars are in negotiations to be sold and relocated, and a person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press the buyer is based in Las Vegas. The team announced the discussions on Thursday night. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither the team or...
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October 12, 2017 - 8:12 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hornets owner Michael Jordan says that NBA stars ganging up and playing for super teams will hurt competitive balance. Last year, Kevin Durant left the Thunder to join the already loaded Golden State Warriors. This year, Carmelo Anthony and Paul George landed with Russell...
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FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2017, file photo, Dallas Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott stands on the sideline in the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Arlington, Texas. A federal appeals court on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, has lifted an injunction that blocked a six-game suspension for Elliott, clearing the way for the NFL’s punishment over domestic violence allegations and likely leading to the running back’s legal team seeking further relief.(AP Photo/Ron Jenkins, File)
October 12, 2017 - 8:03 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court cleared the way Thursday for the NFL to impose a six-game suspension on Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott over domestic violence allegations, siding with the league in the latest high-profile fight over its ability to punish players for off-field...
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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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