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Dallas Cowboys moving on without Jason Garrett as coach

The King reigns: LeBron James is AP’s male athlete of decade

Serena Williams aces AP Female Athlete of the Decade honors

The Fun Guy: Kawhi Leonard is the AP’s male athlete of 2019

Lindsey Vonn proposes to fiancé P.K. Subban

‘True to 7’: Nike releases Kaepernick-inspired ‘Air Force 1’ sneakers

AP Exclusive: Computer plate umps allowed in new labor deal

Umpires agreed to cooperate with Major League Baseball in the development and testing of an automated ball-strike system as part of a five-year labor contract announced Saturday, two people familiar with the deal told The Associated Press.

NBA sends teams proposal for 78-game season, other changes

Players on the winning team in the in-season tournament would get a $1 million prize each.

Herman Boone, immortalized in ‘Remember the Titans,’ dies at 84

Herman Boone, the legendary high school football coach portrayed by Denzel Washington in the film “Remember the Titans,” has died at the age of 84.

Former NBA Commissioner David Stern has emergency brain surgery

The NBA says former Commissioner David Stern suffered a sudden brain hemorrhage earlier and underwent emergency surgery.

10 ex-NFL players charged with defrauding healthcare program

22 MLB teams to expand protective netting at ballparks

Spy Harder: Patriots caught videotaping in Spygate sequel

World Anti-Doping Agency imposes 4-year ban on Russia

College Football Playoff showdowns: LSU vs. Oklahoma; Ohio State vs. Clemson

Charges filed in stabbing of ex-Ohio State QB Terrelle Pryor

Cardinals’ Josh Shaw suspended for betting on NFL games

Arizona Cardinals cornerback Josh Shaw has been suspended through at least the end of the 2020 season for betting on NFL games on multiple occasions this season, the first time in more than 35 years a player has been banned for gambling.

PETA wants Georgia to retire Uga because ‘HE LOOKS MISERABLE!’

For the second time this year, the University of Georgia has found itself in the crosshairs of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

Brawl breaks out after Michigan high school football game

The Michigan high school football playoff game between Denby and Almont ended early with a confrontation between Almont fans and Denby players and coaches.

Dwayne Haskins misses Redskins’ final play to take selfies with fans

Washington Redskins rookie Dwayne Haskins missed the final play of the game because he was celebrating and posing for selfies with fans.

Harvard-Yale game delayed by student protest; 20-30 arrested

Protesters wearing the colors of both Harvard and Yale staged a sit-in at midfield of the Yale Bowl during halftime of the 136th edition of the annual football rivalry known as The Game.

Steelers QB Rudolph fined $50,000 for brawl with Browns

Rudolph was fined $50,000 on Saturday by the NFL for his involvement in the melee that began when Browns defensive end Myles Garrett pulled off his helmet and hit him over the head with it.

Snowboarding visionary Jake Burton Carpenter dies at 65

Carpenter quit his job in New York in 1977 to form the company now known simply as Burton. His goal was to advance the rudimentary snowboard, then called a "Snurfer," which had been invented by Sherman Poppen a dozen years earlier.

Garrett’s suspension for helmet attack upheld after appeal; Rudolph denies racial slur use

Myles Garrett’s season is over after the NFL’s indefinite suspension of the Cleveland Browns star defensive end was upheld Thursday by an appeals officer.

  Pirates pitcher Vazquez faces more child sex-related charges

Suspended Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Felipe Vázquez is facing additional charges stemming from an alleged illegal sexual relationship with an underage girl.

Last-minute audible: Kaepernick workout moves to high school

Colin Kaepernick threw passes for about 40 minutes on a high school field, then signed autographs for hundreds of fans who gathered in an end zone to watch his NFL workout that was suddenly moved Saturday, the latest strange twist in the saga of the exiled quarterback.

Browns’ Garrett suspended for rest of season by NFL for swinging helmet at QB

Garrett ripped off Rudolph’s helmet and clobbered him on top of the head, triggering a brawl between the rival teams.

NFL says 11 teams have signed up for Kaepernick’s audition

The NFL said Thursday that 11 teams have committed to attending Colin Kaepernick’s workout in Atlanta this weekend and that more teams are expected to attend the former NFL quarterback’s audition.

Colin Kaepernick plans to audition for NFL teams on Saturday

Colin Kaepernick plans to audition for NFL teams on Saturday in a private workout arranged by the league to be held in Atlanta.

Football coach suspended for running up score on undefeated team

A rule preventing lopsided scores was violated when a New York high school football coach left his first-team players in a game that was already well in hand.

Black cat scampers on field during Monday Night Football

The cat scampered on the field during a Giants drive in the second quarter and delayed the game for a few minutes while it was chased out of the stadium.

Penske buys Indianapolis Motor Speedway, IndyCar Series

The deal was done in roughly six weeks and began when Tony George, grandson of Tony Hulman, approached Penske before the season-ending race in California in September.

Nationals fan chops off beard for first time since 2012

A man who said he wouldn't shave his beard until the Nationals took the pennant has taken it off.

Golden State Warriors’ Curry undergoes hand surgery, to miss at least 3 months

Stephen Curry underwent surgery on his broken left hand.

  Nationals top Astros in Game 7 to win 1st World Series title

Howie Kendrick and Anthony Rendon homered in the seventh inning as the Washington Nationals overcame a two-run deficit and rocked the Houston Astros 6-2 Wednesday night in Game 7 to claim the first World Series title in franchise history.

  Ex-All-Star slugger Josh Hamilton charged with child injury

According to an affidavit by a Keller Police Department detective, Hamilton's daughter told police that he went on a rampage Sept. 30.

Nats beat Astros 7-2, force Game 7 in World Series

Stephen Strasburg gutted through without his best fastball to throw a five-hitter Tuesday night, and now it’s on to Game 7 in the first World Series ever in which the visiting team won each of the first six games.

NCAA board approves athlete compensation for image, likeness

The board voted unanimously on Tuesday to clear the way for the amateur athletes to “benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness.”

Cole pitches Astros to 3-2 Series lead over Nats

The Houston Astros handed the ball to Gerrit Cole, and he gave them a firm grip on the World Series.

Trump draws boos when introduced to crowd at World Series

President Donald Trump's low-profile appearance Sunday night at Game 5 of the World Series came at a high-profile moment of his presidency. Yet he still drew loud boos and jeers when introduced to the crowd.

Trump intends to uphold tradition of presidents and baseball

President Donald Trump's plan to attend Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday will continue a rich tradition of intertwining the American presidency with America's pastime.

Astros pound Nats 8-1, even World Series 2-2

Houston and Washington are all even in a World Series that has been one big road show.

Altuve, Astros show up in World Series, win Game 3 in DC 4-1

The World Series finally showed up back in Washington, 86 years later — and, sparked by José Altuve, the Houston Astros finally showed up in this World Series.

Nationals’ Trea Turner stole a base, so Taco Bell will give us a free taco

Participating Taco Bells will give fans a free taco between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Oct. 30.

Staff fired, season canceled when suspended player suits up disguised as new player

A school in St. Louis has forfeited the 2019 season and fired all of its football coaches after a scandal involved a suspended player participating while disguised as a non-existent one.

Nationals sweep Cardinals; DC in World Series for 1st time since ’33

The team went from 19-31 during a mediocre May to the Fall Classic in an outstanding October — and the city's first World Series appearance since 1933.

Simone Biles sets all-time medal record at gymnastics worlds

Winning her 24th and 25th world championship medals in beam and floor Sunday put the United States gymnast top of the all-time medal charts for the championships.

Teen in wheelchair scores touchdown with 8th-grade football team

Helena Baker, his mom, said she was proud of her son, who even helped draw up his big play.

Boxer Errol Spence seriously injured in Dallas Ferrari crash

Welterweight boxing champion Errol Spence crashed a speeding Ferrari in Dallas early Thursday and was badly injured but is expected to survive, police said.

Simone Biles sets record as US wins world gymnastics team gold

Simone Biles won a record 21st medal at the world gymnastics championships on Tuesday as the United States retained its women's team all-around title.

Are you angry? ‘Rage room’ at Philadelphia Flyers arena allows fans to smash stuff

Fans will be able to destroy items like guitars, televisions and dishware using a variety of tools - from baseball bats to hockey sticks.

NBA postpones Nets-Lakers media sessions in Shanghai amid furor over GM’s tweet

The teams were practicing in Shanghai, where at least two other NBA events in advance of the start of the China games were canceled as part of the ongoing rift that started after Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey posted a tweet last week that showed support for anti-government protesters.

  Penn State player tweets ‘racist’ letter sent to teammate about ‘disgusting’ dreadlocks

Penn State head coach James Franklin said the message in the letter does not fit with the spirit of football.

NBA’s reaction to Morey tweet differs in English, Chinese

Morey tweeted an image that read "Fight for Freedom. Stand with Hong Kong." referring to the four-month-old protests in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. That led to Houston owner Tilman Fertitta turning to Twitter to say that Morey does not speak for the Rockets, and sparking an outcry that in

1st transgender pro boxer becomes new face of Everlast

The company picked Patricio Manuel for its "Be First" campaign.

California to let college athletes sign endorsement deals

Under the law, which takes effect in 2023, students at public and private universities in the state will be allowed to sign deals with sneaker manufacturers, soft drink makers or other businesses and profit from their images, names or likenesses, just like the pros.

Student with special needs runs for 80-yard touchdown

PJ Allred was put in on the final play and ran 80 yards to score.

J. Lo, Shakira to perform at Super Bowl halftime show

Jennifer Lopez and Shakira are going to bring the heat to the 2020 Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show.

In cryptic tweet, Antonio Brown appears to retire from NFL

In a Twitter rant on the morning his most recent team was getting ready to play without him, the former New England Patriots receiver says, "Will not be playing in the NFL anymore."

Antonio Brown cut by Patriots amid sexual misconduct claims

Brown has been accused of rape in a lawsuit by a former trainer. He is also accused of exposing himself to a painter he had hired. He has denied the allegations.

High schooler returns to football 2 years after losing part of his leg

A California high school sophomore is back on the football field after an injury kept him off for two years. He hasn't lost his love for the sport that cost him part of his leg.

AP source: NFL to meet with Antonio Brown accuser Monday

Darren Heitner, a lawyer representing Brown, said Brown and Taylor had "a consensual personal relationship."

Bullied Tennessee fan with homemade ‘UT’ shirt offered 4-year scholarship

UT said the Vol Shop has received more than 50,000 T-shirt pre-orders for the design inspired by the boy's homemade version, with proceeds going to an anti-bullying organization.

Patriots’ Brown practices, status for Sunday’s game unclear

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.

Antonio Brown faces rape accusations by former trainer

Britney Taylor says Brown sexually assaulted her on three occasions, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in the Southern District of Florida.

Cat survives being shot in face twice with rifle

Employees of an Albuquerque body shop told police the shop owner shot the cat with a rifle.

19 Slams: Nadal stops Medvedev comeback bid to win US Open

Rafael Nadal held off a strong comeback bid to win his 19th Grand Slam title by edging Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4 in a thrilling U.S. Open final that lasted nearly five hours Sunday.

Cut by Raiders, Brown becoming a Patriot on eve of opener

Antonio Brown agreed to terms with the New England Patriots hours after the Oakland Raiders cut him.

Bianca Andreescu beats Serena Williams in US Open final

Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu built a big lead and then held on to upset Serena Williams 6-3, 7-5 in the U.S. Open final for her first Grand Slam title.

Serena turns ankle in US Open win; Djokovic quits his match

Serena Williams was in pain — "acceptable" pain, her coach called it — after rolling her right ankle during the second set of a U.S. Open victory.

15-year-old American Gauff’s US Open run ends against Osaka

Coco Gauff has generated all sorts of attention already by making it to the second week at Wimbledon in July and becoming the youngest woman to win two matches at Flushing Meadows since 1996.

Skaggs family ‘shocked’ over possible Angels link to death

The family of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs says it was startled to learn that a club employee "may" be part of the investigation into the 27-year-old's death from an accidental drug overdose.

Hall of Famer Jim Langer, of the Dolphins perfect season, dead at 71

The native Minnesotan was a first-year starter and played every offensive down for the NFL's only unbeaten, untied team that went 17-0.

Report: Patriots unlikely to visit the White House

Both sides told The New York Times they were unable to find a date that works for both of them. But the two sides say it has nothing to do with politics.