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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018, file photo, United States' Crystal Dunn, right, prepares to strike the ball during the second half of an international friendly soccer match in Carson, Calif. Dunn is pragmatic about her shifting roles: Whatever helps get the U.S. women’s national team to next year’s World Cup in France is fine with her. Dunn plays midfielder for the North Carolina Courage, which just won the National Women’s Soccer League championship after a record breaking season. On Thursday, she moves to defense when national team opens the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying tournament with a match against Mexico in Cary, N.C. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
October 04, 2018 - 5:13 am
LONDON (AP) — Male sports fans make up more than half of the group of people with an interest in women's sports, according to a report published Thursday by analysts Nielsen Sports. The report found that 84 percent of general sports fans in eight key markets around the world, including the United...
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Seattle Hockey Partners David Bonderman, left, and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan talk to the media as they leave a meeting at National Hockey League headquarters, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in New York. Members of Seattle's potential ownership group and Mayor Durkan presented their case to the Board of Governors' executive committee at the league office. If the executive committee moves the process forward, the board could vote as soon as December to award the NHL's 32nd franchise to Seattle. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
October 02, 2018 - 9:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL is moving forward with plans to expand to Seattle. Commissioner Gary Bettman said Tuesday the Board of Governors' executive committee recommended proceeding with Seattle's expansion application, with an eye on voting to approve the league's 32nd franchise in December. The...
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This Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, combo of file photos shows athletic shoes worn by professional athletes. After years of building billion-dollar brands around sports celebrities, shoe and apparel makers now find themselves flashpoints in the political, racial and cultural clashes surrounding the Trump administration and some athletes are increasingly using their shoes as a form of expression. (AP Photo)
September 07, 2018 - 2:14 pm
A pair of shoes are set aflame with a cigarette lighter, captured on video and shared widely online to protest a political statement made by the manufacturer. The New Balance shoes were burned by their owners two years ago after a spokeswoman indicated the company's support for President Donald...
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New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur celebrates with the Stanley Cup
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
August 29, 2018 - 7:06 am
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Martin Brodeur is returning to the New Jersey Devils as executive vice president of business development. Brodeur is back with the franchise he led to the Stanley Cup three times and became the NHL's all-time-leading goaltender in victories. The 46-year-old shifts to the...
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Justin Thomas watches his tee shot on the fifth hole during the final round of the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament at Firestone Country Club, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, in Akron, Ohio. (AP Photo/David Dermer)
August 05, 2018 - 5:25 pm
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Justin Thomas took all the drama out of the final World Golf Championship at Firestone, never letting anyone closer than two shots and closing with a 1-under 69 to win the Bridgestone Invitational for his third PGA Tour title this season. Sweeter than capturing his first World...
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FILE - In this May 28, 2018 file photo NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks during a news conference prior to Game 1 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final hockey game between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Washington Capitals in Las Vegas. Bettman says the league wants a cut of gambling profits if its intellectual property, data or video from games are used. Bettman tells guest host Larry Lage in the in the latest episode of “PodcastOne Sports Now” on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 those who want to conduct gambling business with NHL assets will need to negotiate. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, file)
July 31, 2018 - 10:47 am
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says the league wants a cut of gambling profits if its intellectual property, data or video from games are used. Bettman tells guest host Larry Lage in the in the latest episode of "PodcastOne Sports Now" those who want to conduct gambling business with NHL assets will...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2018, file photo Toronto Blue Jays' pitcher Roberto Osuna throws against the Minnesota Twins in a baseball game in Minneapolis. The Houston Astros traded Ken Giles to the Blue Jays along with a pair of pitching prospects for Roberto Osuna. Houston also sent right-handers David Paulino and Hector Perez to Toronto as part of the deal, struck a day before the deadline for trades without waivers. The 23-year-old Osuna is eligible to pitch in the major leagues starting Sunday after a 75-game suspension under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, file)
July 30, 2018 - 11:15 pm
Closers Roberto Osuna and Ken Giles switched spots. Adam Warren and Zach Duke moved into the Seattle bullpen. Lance Lynn got a new look in pinstripes. Adam Duvall will be slugging for the Braves. And Ian Kinsler is primed for a playoff run with his new team, the Red Sox. A day before the deadline...
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Washington Nationals' Trea Turner reacts after being hit by the ball during an at-bat in the third inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Sunday, July 29, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
July 30, 2018 - 2:13 am
As major leaguers Trea Turner, Sean Newcomb and Josh Hader face up to racist and homophobic tweets they sent as teenagers, publicist Lauren Walsh recalls how she dealt with a football player who had offensive Facebook posts years before he prepared for the NFL draft. She went through his whole...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon warms up during the team's organized team activity at its NFL football training facility, in Berea, Ohio. Grordon, who has been suspended numerous times by the NFL for drug violations, announced on Twitter that he will not be with the team when camp opens later this week. Gordon says his absence “is a part of my overall health and treatment plan.”(AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)
July 23, 2018 - 2:26 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Days before opening training camp, the Cleveland Browns learned Josh Gordon will be missing again. For how long remains unclear. The troubled wide receiver, who has been suspended numerous times over the past six years by the NFL for drug violations, said on Twitter that he won't...
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FILE - In this Thursday, July 19, 2018, file photo, Hamilton Tiger-Cats quarterback Johnny Manziel looks on from the sideline during second-half CFL football game action against the Saskatchewan Roughriders in Hamilton, Ontario. Manziel is headed to the Montreal Alouettes. Montreal acquired the former Heisman Trophy winner and offensive linemen Tony Washington and Landon Rice from the Hamilton Tiger-Cats for defensive end Jamaal Westerman, wide receiver Chris Williams and first-round draft picks in 2020 and 2021. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
July 22, 2018 - 9:31 pm
MONTREAL (AP) — Johnny Manziel is headed to the Montreal Alouettes in a reunion with the coach who recruited him to Texas A&M. The Canadian Football League team acquired the former Heisman Trophy from the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in a blockbuster trade Sunday. "I look forward to reuniting with...
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