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Former Longhorns, NFL RB Benson dies in motorcycle accident

Benson's attorney, Sam Bassett, said Austin law enforcement told him that Benson was killed in the wreck Saturday night. Bassett said he did not have details of the accident.

Fire extinguisher damaged after player’s tantrum creates clubhouse mess for Atlanta Braves

White Sox, Yankees to play at ‘Field of Dreams’ in 2020

In video, Kaepernick says he’s ‘still ready’ to return

Dolphins’ Hall of Fame linebacker Buoniconti dies at age 78

Jill Ellis stepping down as women’s national team coach

Egan Bernal wins Tour de France

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Ex-Red Sox star David Ortiz out of hospital after shooting

NFL won’t suspend Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill in case involving son

Pumpsie Green, 1st black player on Boston Red Sox, dies

Djokovic edges Federer in 5 sets for 5th Wimbledon trophy

  Texas sheriff apologizes to Patriots player, defends deputy

Jim Bouton, former pitcher, “Ball Four” author, dies at 80

NYC to host ticker-tape parade for soccer champs Wednesday

It will be the city's first ticker-tape parade since the team's Women's World Cup win in 2015.

Coco Gauff loses at Wimbledon, while Williams wins again

The 15-year-old American who made news by beating Venus Williams last week lost in the fourth round.

US wins 4th World Cup title, 2nd in a row, beats Dutch 2-0

The United States won its record fourth Women’s World Cup title and second in a row, beating the Netherlands 2-0 Sunday night when Megan Rapinoe converted a penalty kick in the second half and Rose Lavelle added a goal.

Miami Dolphins player Kendrick Norton loses arm in crash

Norton played at the University of Miami and was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the seventh round in 2018. The Dolphins signed him in December.

US holds on to defeat England 2-1, advances to World Cup final

Angels, MLB mourn Tyler Skaggs after pitcher dies in hotel room

  Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs dies at age 27

Megan Rapinoe accepts Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s invitation to tour House of Representatives

Dominican police arrest ‘mastermind’ in David Ortiz shooting

US defeats France 2-1, advances to semis in World Cup

ESPN anchor Bob Ley retires after 40 years with network

Bob Ley tweeted that he's enjoying the "best of health" and that the decision to retire was "entirely" his own.

US defeats Spain 2-1 to advance to World Cup quarterfinals

The women's team eked out a win over a tough team from Spain to advance in the tournament.

  Italy’s Milan-Cortina wins vote to host 2026 Winter Olympics

Italy last hosted in Turin in 2006, and the Alpine ski resort Cortina previously hosted the Winter Games in 1956.

US defeats rival Sweden 2-0, finishes atop group

Already assured a spot in the round of 16 before the game, the United States finished atop its group and will head to Reims to face Spain on Monday. Sweden will play Canada in Paris.

Pelicans take Zion Williamson with No. 1 pick in NBA draft

The 6-foot-7, 285-pounder compiled a career worth of highlights into just one season, becoming the third freshman to be voted player of the year by The Associated Press.

Dominican AG: Ortiz shooting result of mistaken identity

Attorney General Jean Alain Rodríguez says the target was another man, dressed similarly to David Ortiz.

Police: 4 shot, 3 arrested at Raptors rally in Toronto

Gunfire broke out and a stampede ensued as fans celebrated at a rally Monday for the NBA champion Raptors, leaving four people shot and thousands fleeing less than a block from where the players and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sat on stage.

Arch Madness: Blues win 1st Stanley Cup, beating Bruins 4-1

The St. Louis Blues have won the first Stanley Cup in franchise history.

Morgan has 5 goals as US routs Thailand 13-0

Ranked No. 1 in the world, the Americans had dropped only one match in their previous 38.

Paul Pierce admits he faked injury in 2008 Finals to go to the restroom

What once looked like an agonizing knee injury turned out to be agonizing discomfort in another part of his body.

Child hit by line drive at Astros game, Cubs batter breaks down sobbing

Cubs outfielder Albert Almora Jr. hit a line drive in the fourth inning into the field-level stands down the third base line, where it hit the girl.

Bill Buckner, forever known for error in 1986 World Series, dies at 69

Bill Buckner, a star hitter who became known for making one of the most infamous plays in major league history, died Monday.

Raptors defeat Bucks 100-94 to advance to first NBA Finals

The Toronto Raptors overcame a 15-point deficit to win the series in six games and will host the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

Another female athlete slams testosterone rules, refuses medication

Margaret Wambui of Kenya, who won bronze in the 800 meters behind Caster Semenya at the 2016 Olympics, said she is affected by the new rules but won't take "any type of medication" to lower her natural testosterone.

Warriors beat Blazers 119-117 in OT for NBA Finals berth

The Golden State Warriors advanced to the NBA Finals for the fifth straight year with a 119-117 victory to sweep the Portland Trail Blazers.

New Orleans wins NBA draft lottery, right to pick No. 1

New Orleans has bucked the odds and won the NBA draft lottery, and now will have the first chance at choosing Zion Williamson next month.

Trump hosts winning Baylor women’s basketball team

The Lady Bears, who beat Notre Dame 82-81 earlier this month, were served fast food from Wendy's, McDonald's and Burger King in the State Dining Room — the same spread that other sports teams were served during their visits to the Trump White House.

Caleb Wilson wraps up NFL Draft as newest ‘Mr. Irrelevant’

Naturally, the later you go in the draft, the smaller your chances are of making the team.

Browns’ Denzel Ward gives $10K to alma mater Nordonia High School

The NFL player won the Division II state championship in 2014.

NFL aerial circus makes for 2nd round of DBs, WRs

The defensive big guys dominated the opening round of the NFL draft. So in Round 2, it was time for the guys who have to block them to take center stage.

3 QBs and lots of defenders highlight 1st round of draft

A Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback at the top, two more QBs along the way — and a whole lot of guys who like nothing better than putting passers on the ground. That was the look for the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night.

John Havlicek, Boston Celtics great, dies at 79

John Havlicek's legacy was built over 16 years with the Boston Celtics, eight of them as NBA champions, making him among the best to ever play the game.

  Rob Gronkowski dents New England’s Super Bowl trophy

Retired Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski used the Vince Lombardi Trophy as a bat and now it has a big ding in it.

  QB Russell Wilson is staying in Seattle, becomes highest paid player in NFL history

The $140 million contract goes through the 2023 season, and makes him the highest-paid player in NFL history, according to ESPN.

  Kenya’s Cherono wins men’s Boston Marathon in sprint to tape

"It was no man's race to win," said Cherono, who had won in Seville, Prague, Honolulu and twice in Amsterdam but never in a major marathon before.

Tiger Woods makes Masters his 15th and most improbable major

He had a two-shot lead with two holes left to emerge victorious, earning his first Masters since 2005.

Will Wade meets with LSU, NCAA officials

Suspended LSU basketball head coach Will Wade met with university and NCAA officials Friday.

Nowitzki announces retirement after final home game for Dallas Mavericks

With a record 21 seasons with the same franchise, Dirk Nowitzki, who led the Mavericks to their only championship in 2011, is the NBA's highest-scoring foreign-born player.

Virginia holds off Texas Tech in overtime for first NCAA national championship

DeAndre Hunter hit two critical threes with the Cavaliers on their heels late, one in regulation and one again in overtime, and his 27 points led the team.

Michigan State knocks off Duke 68-67 to make Final Four

Cassius Winston put Michigan State on his shoulders and carried the Spartans into the Final Four.

Virginia advances to Final Four by beating Purdue in overtime

Virginia is heading to the Final Four for the first time since 1984.

Texas Tech beats Gonzaga to reach Final Four

Texas Tech is going to the Final Four for the first time in school history.

Skateboarding and surfing proposed to the International Olympics Committee for 2024 Games

Other proposed sports for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris include sport climbing and breakdancing.

NFL: Pass interference now reviewable by officials

Coaches still will have two challenges per game, and in the final two minutes of a half or fourth quarter or for all of overtime, the replay official can order a review of offensive or defensive pass interference.

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski announces retirement

The New England Patriots' gentle giant has decided to hang up his cleats.

  NCAA tournament: Let the games begin - in earnest

What more could you want on the first real day of the dance?

Patriots owner Robert Kraft offered a plea deal in prostitution case - with a catch

Prosecutors offered Kraft, along with others a plea deal, but they must concede they would've been found guilty.

Minor league baseball team holding ‘Florida Man Night’

The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp will celebrate “Florida Man Night” on July 26.

  Jets agree to sign RB Le’Veon Bell, according to reports

Le'Veon Bell agreed to a deal early Wednesday morning, ending months of speculation about where he'd resume his playing career after six years with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

  Browns to acquire star receiver Beckham from NY

With the Browns, Beckham will be reunited with receiver Jarvis Landry, a teammate at LSU.

Sports writing great, ‘Semi Tough’ author Dan Jenkins dies at 89

Jenkins started his writing career at The Fort Worth Press and rose to stardom at Sports Illustrated. He wrote best-sellers "Semi-Tough" ''Baja Oklahoma" and "Dead Solid Perfect" and was a columnist for Playboy and Golf Digest.

Professional wrestler King Kong Bundy dead at age 61

Bundy, whose real name was Christopher Pallies, was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He was best known for facing Hulk Hogan in 1986 in a steel cage match at WWF's WrestleMania 2.

  Trump feeds FCS national champs McDonald’s, Chick-Fil-a during White House visit

The president served hamburgers from McDonald’s and chicken sandwiches from Chick-fil-a, KLVY reported.

Patriots owner Bob Kraft pleads not guilty to prostitution charges

Robert Kraft was among hundreds of men charged in a crackdown on massage parlor prostitution and an investigation into human trafficking at Florida spas.

  Syracuse hoops coach Boeheim strikes, kills pedestrian on highway

"I am heartbroken that a member of our community died as the result of last night's accident," Boeheim said in a prepared statement.

  Denny Hamlin cruises to 2nd Daytona 500 victory in 4 years

Hamlin last year suffered through his first winless season in the Cup Series and made a crew chief change during the offseason.

Team LeBron rallies back, defeats Team Giannis 178-164 in 2019 NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte

Team LeBron rallied back from a double-digit deficit and defeated Team Giannis 178-164 as the NBA’s best and most famous stars played in the 2019 NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte at the Spectrum Center Sunday night.

  After ambulance gets stuck in ice, paramedics go the extra mile for patient and push her up hill

When their ambulance wasn't going anywhere. the firefighter paramedics devised a plan B.

  NFL, Colin Kaepernick settle collusion lawsuit

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid have settled their grievances of collusion against the NFL, said a league representative Friday to the Associated Press.

  Collector finds rare 1921 Babe Ruth baseball card, buys for $2

Ball took it to get it authenticated. Turns out, the card is a 1921 Babe Ruth Shotwell E-121 model.

  Baseball Hall of Famer Frank Robinson dies at 83

Robinson played for five teams in his 21-season career. He was a member of two World Series championship teams for the Orioles.

Patriots beat Rams 13-3 in lowest scoring Super Bowl ever

New England topped the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 in a game that dragged the high-def NFL back to the days of black-and-white TV. It was the lowest-scoring Super Bowl in the 53-year history of the game.

  Andy Warhol, Bud Light-Game of Thrones crossover among most talked about Super Bowl commercials

With price tags in the millions for a 30-second spot during the big game, advertisers go all out to get people talking and make the cost worth it. Here are some of the ads people will be talking about at work Monday.

Chiefs QB Mahomes takes MVP and top offensive player awards

The Chiefs quarterback landed a pair of honors at NFL Honors on Saturday night, taking The Associated Press 2018 MVP and Offensive Player of the Year awards.

Slam dunk: Gonzalez makes Hall, along with Bailey, Reed, Law

Towering tight end Tony Gonzalez is heading to the Hall of Fame, to be joined by three defensive backs who spent parts of their career trying to stop him.

Pittsburgh news producer fired after calling Tom Brady ‘known cheater’

The former producer says he thought the local Steelers fans would find the joke funny and he actually thinks Tom Brady is a great quarterback.

  Pizza Hut to give free pizza and Super Bowl tickets to first baby born after kickoff

The pizza purveyors are offering free pizza for a year and Super Bowl tickets to next year’s game to the parents of the first baby born after kickoff on Sunday.

Super spending expected for Super Bowl consumers

The big game could cost you even if you watch from home, according to a new survey by the National Retail Federation.