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FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Rams defensive back Nickell Robey-Coleman smiles during a NFL football practice session held by the Rams and the Oakland Raiders in Napa, Calif. Robey-Coleman readily admits he should have been called for pass interference against New Orleans receiver Tommylee Lewis late in the NFC championship game last January, but the officials didn’t throw a flag and the Rams went on to win. Robey-Coleman is eager to make new memories against the Saints when they visit the Coliseum for a rematch on Sunday. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
September 12, 2019 - 12:46 pm
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — From his youth in central Florida to his college career at USC, Nickell Robey-Coleman dreamed of making a mark on NFL history. The veteran defensive back never imagined his mark might end up being a rule change that exists mostly because officials in the last NFC...
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Willy Hernangomez Geuer of the Spain, center, fights for a ball against Poland, rear, during the Basketball World Cup Quarter-Finals between Spain and Poland in Shanghai on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. (Wang Zhao/Photo
September 12, 2019 - 10:20 am
BEIJING (AP) — There's plenty of NBA talent left among the World Cup semifinalists, even if that foursome does not include the United States. Spain, France and Australia are stocked with 13 current NBA players. Only Argentina doesn't have one, although its key player is Luis Scola, who had a decade...
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September 12, 2019 - 9:33 am
NEW YORK (AP) — ESPN President Jimmy Pitaro expects competition from Silicon Valley when the NFL's television contracts come up for renewal. The cable network's $15.2 billion, eight-year contract with the league for Monday night games runs through 2021. CBS, NBC and Fox and NBC have deals with the...
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United States' coach Gregg Popovich, left talks to United States' Donovan Mitchell, center and United States' Kemba Walker at right for the FIBA Basketball World Cup in Dongguan in southern China's Guangdong province on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. The U.S. will leave the World Cup with its worst finish ever in a major international tournament, assured of finishing no better than seventh after falling to Serbia 94-89 in a consolation playoff game on Thursday night. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
September 12, 2019 - 9:00 am
DONGGUAN, China (AP) — The U.S. came to China looking to again be the best in the world. It'll go home with the worst tournament showing in program history. Such is the reality for the Americans now, assured of finishing no better than seventh at the World Cup after falling to Serbia 94-89 in a...
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FILE - In this April 7, 2018, file photo, Justify, ridden by Mike Smith, gallops past Bolt d'Oro, left, with jockey Javier Castellano, during the Santa Anita Derby horse race at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif. Justify won the race, and Bolt d'Oro came in second. The New York Times says Justify won the 2018 Triple Crown after a failed postrace drug test at Santa Anita that could have kept the horse out of the Kentucky Derby. The newspaper reported Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, that Bob Baffert-trained Justify tested positive for the drug scopolamine after winning the Santa Anita Derby. Justify went on to win the Derby and took the Preakness and Belmont stakes to complete the Triple Crown. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
September 11, 2019 - 10:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times says Justify won the 2018 Triple Crown after a failed postrace drug test at a California track that could have kept the horse out of the Kentucky Derby. The newspaper reported Wednesday that Bob Baffert-trained Justify tested positive for the drug scopolamine...
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Baltimore Orioles' Jonathan Villar runs home to score on a fielder's choice hit into by Pedro Severino during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
September 11, 2019 - 8:24 pm
Major League Baseball hitters have punctuated a power-packed year by shattering the record for most home runs in a season. Jonathan Villar of the Baltimore Orioles connected Wednesday night for the 6,106th homer. That topped the mark of 6,105 set in 2017. There are plenty more to come, too — the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 31, 2019, file photo, Fresno State quarterback Jorge Reyna, left, looks to throw a pass as Southern California USC Trojans defensive lineman Christian Rector approaches during an NCAA college football game in Los Angeles. The NCAA’s Board of Governors is urging Gov. Gavin Newsom not to sign a California bill that would allow college athletes to receive money for their names, likenesses or images. In a six-paragraph letter to Newsom, the board said the bill would give California schools an unfair recruiting advantage. As a result, the letter says, the NCAA would declare those schools ineligible for its events. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong, File)
September 11, 2019 - 8:14 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Athletes at California colleges could hire agents and sign endorsement deals under a bill the state Legislature sent to the governor Wednesday, setting up a potential confrontation with the NCAA that could jeopardize the athletic futures of powerhouse programs like USC,...
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This is a 2019 file photo showing Quincy Enunwa of the New York Jets NFL football team. Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa will be sidelined the rest of the season with a neck injury, his second in just over two years. Coach Adam Gase says Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, that Enunwa is still undergoing tests to determine the severity. He also wouldn’t speculate as to whether the injury could threaten Enunwa’s career. (AP Photo/File)
September 11, 2019 - 2:32 pm
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Quincy Enunwa's season is over after his second neck injury in just over two years. The New York Jets wide receiver was hurt Sunday in the season-opening loss to Buffalo and told the team's medical staff Monday that he wasn't feeling right physically and had several tests...
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New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown works out during NFL football practice, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. Brown to practiced with the team for the first time on Wednesday afternoon, a day after his former trainer filed a civil lawsuit in the Southern District of Florida accusing him of sexually assaulting her on three occasions. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
September 11, 2019 - 2:16 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots receiver Antonio Brown practiced with the team for the first time on Wednesday, a day after his former trainer filed a civil lawsuit in Florida accusing him of sexually assaulting her on three occasions. Before the practice session, Belichick declined to answer...
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019, file photo, Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown watches from the sidelines during the second half of the team's NFL preseason football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz. Brown, who was released by the Raiders last week and is now with the New England Patriots, has been accused of rape by a former trainer. Britney Taylor says Brown sexually assaulted her on three occasions, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday, Sept. 10, in the Southern District of Florida. Brown has denied the allegations (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
September 11, 2019 - 2:11 pm
New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown has been accused of rape by a former trainer. Britney Taylor says Brown sexually assaulted her on three occasions, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in the Southern District of Florida. Brown has denied the allegations. Darren Heitner, a lawyer...
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