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NFL’s Saints seek to shield PR help to church in sex crisis

The New Orleans Saints are going to court to keep the public from seeing hundreds of emails that allegedly show team executives doing public relations damage control for the area's Roman Catholic archdiocese to help it contain the fallout from a burgeoning sexual abuse crisis.

Super Bowl 54 may be most expensive one yet

Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow is a married man

Previously undetected lymphoma led to ESPN reporter’s death, fiancée reveals

Demi Lovato to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl

Red Sox manager Alex Cora fired in sign stealing scandal

Joe Burrow meets Drew Brees for the first time: ‘You were my idol growing up'

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NFL Network report: Dallas Cowboys hire Mike McCarthy as new head coach

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

On Monday, the sneaker company released the “Nike Air Force 1 Colin Kaepernick,” also known as “True to 7.”

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

Spy Harder: Patriots caught videotaping in Spygate sequel

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

Saints come out on short end of shootout against 49ers

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

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Silins scores 15 to lift FAU past Canisius 62-59

Karlis Silins registers 15 points as Florida Atlantic narrowly beats Canisius, 62-59

Corcoran carries FIU past Florida Gulf Coast 71-53

Cameron Corcoran had 15 points as Florida International beat Florida Gulf Coast 71-53

Boston takes on Miami, looks for 8th straight home win

Boston heads into a matchup against Miami as winners of seven straight home games

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

A woman was charged with attempted homicide in a Pittsburgh stabbing that critically injured former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor, who is also facing a charge, police said.

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.

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.

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.

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.

MLB investigates Houston Astros on claims they broke the rules to win ’17 World Series

The report says a former Astros pitcher confirmed the scheme.

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.

No. 22 LSU basketball takes on Bowling Green

The No. 22 LSU men’s basketball team begins its 2019-2020 season in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center against the Bowling Green Falcons.

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.

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.

Nationals dominate Astros, take 2-0 World Series lead

The Washington Nationals erupted for 10 runs over their last three at-bats and rolled to a 12-3 rout of the Houston Astros.

Soto, Nationals top Cole, Astros 5-4 in World Series opener

The Nats had a week off after sweeping St. Louis in the NL Championship Series and easily answered any worries about whether the layoff would result in rest or rust.

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.

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.

Pope tweets at saints, but not those Saints - social media goes wild

Who dat thought the Pope was a Saints fan?

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.

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.

Fake Nikes worth $2.2 million seized at California port

The street value of the faux cargo is estimated at more than $2.2 million.

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

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."

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.

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.

Lightning strike at Tour Championship causes 6 injuries

Six people were injured Saturday when lightning struck a 60-foot pine at the Tour Championship where they were taking cover from rain and showered them with debris, Atlanta police said.

Luck announces retirement following Colts loss to Bears

The Indianapolis Colts quarterback heard boos as he walked away from the field, then walked to the podium and made the surprise decision official. The oft-injured star is retiring at age 29.

Son charged in death of ex-NFL lineman Bennett, wife

The son of former NFL lineman Barry Bennett is accused of shooting Bennett and his wife multiple times, killing them, then driving out of state and boarding a flight to Mexico, according to criminal charges filed Friday.

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.

Earnhardt Jr. takes weekend off after plane crash

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will take the weekend off from broadcasting to be with his wife and daughter after the three were in a plane crash landing Thursday near Bristol Motor Speedway.

Police release video of Yankees GM being stopped at gunpoint

Cashman later praised police for their professionalism during the encounter, which happened on Aug. 9 as police responded to a report of a man with a gun inside a Jeep.

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

The damage occurred when Braves reliever Sean Newcomb kicked a garbage can in anger after giving up the winning run in the 10th inning of Saturday night's ugly 7-6 loss to the Marlins.

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

The Chicago White Sox will play the New York Yankees next summer at the site in eastern Iowa where the movie "Field of Dreams" was filmed.

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

In a video posted Wednesday on social media, Colin Kaepernick is shown working out in a gym. He says in the video: “5 a.m. 5 days a week. For 3 years. Still Ready.”