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AP Top 25 Podcast: Pac-12 in spotlight with Stanford-Oregon

No. 7 Stanford and No. 20 Oregon is the highlight game of the weekend in college football, but it's hard to assess the Ducks. On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast , guest Chantel Jennings previews the Pac-12's big game and gives the back story on Ducks star quarterback Justin Herbert. The Ducks are 3-0 but have not played a competitive opponent. So it's hard to tell if they are ready to...
Boston Bruins douse Calgary Flames 3-1 in Beijing

Boston Bruins douse Calgary Flames 3-1 in Beijing

Jake DeBrusk scored two goals, including the game-winner in the third period, to lead the Boston Bruins to a 3-1 win over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday in Beijing, China. Boston swept the O.R.G. NHL China Games. The Bruins won the exhibition season opener 4-3 in a shootout on Saturday in Shenzhen, China. DeBrusk opened the scoring with 1:51 left in the first. Calgary's Sean Monahan tied the game...
NJ probes FanDuel refusal to pay $82K on wrong football odds

NJ probes FanDuel refusal to pay $82K on wrong football odds

New Jersey gambling regulators are investigating whether FanDuel's sports book should pay out more than $82,000 to a man who was given exorbitant odds for the Denver Broncos to win Sunday against the Oakland Raiders. Anthony Prince of Newark made his bet and was handed a ticket at incredible 750-1 odds with about a minute left in the game, as the Broncos trailed by 2 points on their final drive. Denver...
Russia's reinstatement after doping scandal goes to a vote

Russia's reinstatement after doping scandal goes to a vote

Should Russia be reinstated without publicly admitting wrongdoing for its state-sponsored doping scheme? That question has caused ferocious infighting at the World Anti-Doping Agency, the watchdog body tasked with stopping any repeat of the widespread drug use and cover-ups which tarnished a sporting superpower. WADA's board is due to vote on the issue Thursday in the Seychelles. If it votes yes,...
US Open champion Osaka dominant on return to action in Japan

US Open champion Osaka dominant on return to action in Japan

Naomi Osaka's homecoming couldn't have gone much better. Playing in her first tournament since winning the U.S. Open, third-seeded Osaka impressed her Japanese fans Wednesday with a powerful 6-2, 6-1 win over Dominika Cibulkova to reach the quarterfinals of the Pan Pacific Open. Osaka was in control of the second-round match from the outset, breaking Cibulkova's serve in the first game at a sold-out...
North and South Korea say they plan bid for 2032 Olympics

North and South Korea say they plan bid for 2032 Olympics

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in said in a statement Wednesday that the countries planned to jointly bid for the 2032 Summer Olympics. At a major summit, the two leaders gave no details of which cities might host certain events at the games, or how advanced the plans were. The International Olympic Committee traditionally does not announce host cities until seven...
Taylor HR in 10th, Dodgers top Rockies 3-2, pad NL West lead

Taylor HR in 10th, Dodgers top Rockies 3-2, pad NL West lead

Chris Taylor couldn't have picked a better time to launch his first career walk-off home run. He hit a high-arching, two-strike solo shot to left field in the 10th inning, lifting the Dodgers to a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies that extended Los Angeles' NL West lead to 1 ½ games on Tuesday night. "In this tight division race that was big," said the soft-spoken outfielder who...
Uber driver suing Bucs' QB Winston over groping incident

Uber driver suing Bucs' QB Winston over groping incident

A female Uber driver in Arizona is suing Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston, accusing him of sexual assault. Court documents say the woman filed the suit in Arizona on Tuesday and is seeking more than $75,000 in damages. She said Winston grabbed her crotch in the drive-thru of a Mexican restaurant in the Phoenix area in March 2016. After an investigation into the incident, the NFL in...
Slain golfer, suspect lived contrasting lives in Iowa city

Slain golfer, suspect lived contrasting lives in Iowa city

They had both recently turned 22 and were residing in the same Iowa college town but their lives couldn't have been more different before allegedly intersecting in the most violent way. Celia Barquin Arozamena was a top amateur golfer from Spain who was finishing her degree at Iowa State University. Collin Daniel Richards was a former inmate from small-town Iowa with a history of violence. The Big...
Slain golfer, suspect lived contrasting lives in Iowa city

Slain golfer, suspect lived contrasting lives in Iowa city

They had both recently turned 22 and were residing in the same Iowa college town but their lives couldn't have been more different before allegedly intersecting in the most violent way. Celia Barquin Arozamena was a top amateur golfer from Spain who was finishing her degree at Iowa State University. Collin Daniel Richards was a former inmate from small-town Iowa with a history of violence. The Big...
Slain golfer, suspect lived contrasting lives in Iowa city

Slain golfer, suspect lived contrasting lives in Iowa city

They had both recently turned 22 and were residing in the same Iowa college town but their lives couldn't have been more different before allegedly intersecting in the most violent way. Celia Barquin Arozamena was a top amateur golfer from Spain who was finishing her degree at Iowa State University. Collin Daniel Richards was a former inmate from small-town Iowa with a history of violence. The Big...
Snell wins 20th, ties Rays record in 4-0 victory over Texas

Snell wins 20th, ties Rays record in 4-0 victory over Texas

For Blake Snell, all the setbacks set up all these victories. Snell became the major leagues' first 20-game winner in two years, helping pitch the Tampa Bay Rays past the Texas Rangers 4-0 Tuesday night. Snell (20-5) threw one-hit ball for five innings and tied the Tampa Bay record for victories in a season. David Price also won 20 in his Cy Young Award season of 2012. Little more than a year ago...
Kim agrees to dismantle main nuke site if US takes steps too

Kim agrees to dismantle main nuke site if US takes steps too

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un announced a sweeping set of agreements after their second day of talks in Pyongyang on Wednesday that included a promise by Kim to permanently dismantle the North's main nuclear complex if the United States takes corresponding measures, the acceptance of international inspectors to monitor the closing of a key missile test site...
LEADING OFF: Rockies-Dodgers duel, Red Sox try to clinch

LEADING OFF: Rockies-Dodgers duel, Red Sox try to clinch

A look at what's happening around the majors today: LAST CHAPTER Locked in a tight race for the NL West title, the Rockies and Dodgers meet for the final time in the regular season. Los Angeles leads by 1½ games and will go for a three-game sweep at Dodger Stadium when rookie Walker Buehler (7-5, 2.88 ERA) pitches against Tyler Anderson (6-9, 4.82). Colorado could be without slugger Trevor...
Walker wakes Yanks with HR, Boston's AL East bash waits

Walker wakes Yanks with HR, Boston's AL East bash waits

Neil Walker and some teammates pulled into Yankee Stadium at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, only to turn right back around for home when New York announced a six-hour postponement. The Yankees needed a jolt to get through the long, soggy day. Aaron Judge provided the first with his return to the lineup, and Walker helped finish the job. Walker hit a three-run homer, Zach Britton started a game-ending double play...
Orioles fall to Blue Jays 6-4 for a team-record 108th loss

Orioles fall to Blue Jays 6-4 for a team-record 108th loss

The Baltimore Orioles trudged off the field following a historic loss, still not absorbing that they are part of one of the worst teams in franchise history. The Orioles lost to the Toronto Blue Jays 6-4 on Tuesday. It was the team's 108th loss, the most in a season since arriving in Baltimore in 1954. "You're either playing in October or you're not," manager Buck Showalter said. "But...
Rockies hope Story can return from sore elbow in a few days

Rockies hope Story can return from sore elbow in a few days

Colorado slugger Trevor Story has inflammation in his right elbow, but there's no structural damage and the Rockies are hopeful he can return to the lineup in a few days. The All-Star shortstop tweaked his elbow on a throw in the first inning of an 8-2 loss to the Dodgers on Monday night and aggravated it on a swing in the fourth. Rockies manager Bud Black says tests on Tuesday produced "good...
Falcons G Levitre (triceps) out for season, 3rd player down

Falcons G Levitre (triceps) out for season, 3rd player down

The Atlanta Falcons have lost offensive guard Andy Levitre to a season-ending triceps injury, the third player to go down with a major injury in the first two weeks of the season. Levitre left Sunday's victory over the Carolina Panthers with what was initially described as an elbow injury. After further examination, it was determined Tuesday that he's done for the year because of a triceps problem...

First week of World Equestrian Games a 'rollercoaster ride'

The World Equestrian Games are hoping to finish on a positive note after a dreadful first week that included the cancellations of two events, an organizational mistake that sent riders in the wrong direction at the start of a race and one horse being euthanized. "It has been a rollercoaster ride," organizing committee president Michael Stone said Tuesday. The games, which are considered...
AP source: 76ers name Elton Brand general manager

AP source: 76ers name Elton Brand general manager

Elton Brand is in charge of the Philadelphia 76ers. A person familiar with the situation says the Sixers have made Brand their new general manager, replacing Bryan Colangelo. Colangelo resigned in June as the 76ers' president of basketball operations after what an investigation concluded was "careless and in some instances reckless" sharing of sensitive team information on Twitter. The person...
Pulisic back to shoot Dortmund to 1-0 win on 20th birthday

Pulisic back to shoot Dortmund to 1-0 win on 20th birthday

Christian Pulisic celebrated his 20th birthday by scoring on his return from injury to give Borussia Dortmund a late 1-0 win at Club Brugge in the Champions League on Tuesday. "It was great to come back after injury to and to be back with the team," said Pulisic, who also made his 100th appearance for the club. The American, who hadn't played since Aug. 26 due to muscular problems, came...
Judge returns for Yanks, Betts sits for Red Sox after delay

Judge returns for Yanks, Betts sits for Red Sox after delay

Afternoon showers in the Bronx were just what Aaron Judge needed to get back into the New York Yankees' lineup. For Boston Red Sox star Mookie Betts, it was just the opposite. Judge was hitless in his return and Betts sat out when the Yankees beat the Red Sox 3-2 in the opener of a three-game series Tuesday night. The game was pushed back about six hours because of rain in the forecast and began at...

APNewsBreak: Baseball union, teams meet on revenue grievance

Baseball players' union officials met last month with management of the four teams accused in a grievance of improper spending of revenue-sharing money, people familiar with the grievance process told The Associated Press. Players' association general counsel Ian Penny and Rick Shapiro, senior adviser to union head Tony Clark, were among the union executives who traveled to meet separately with officials...
New coaches get off to rough starts in 2018

New coaches get off to rough starts in 2018

Jon Gruden was welcomed back to Oakland as a returning hero when he got hired for his second stint as coach of the Raiders. There was a party he hosted for fans at a local sports bar, loud ovations in the preseason and a heightened level of excitement that Gruden could get the Raiders back to being the consistent winner they were during his first stint that started two decades ago. The reality has...
Michael Jordan donates $2M for hurricane relief in NC

Michael Jordan donates $2M for hurricane relief in NC

Michael Jordan grew up playing high school basketball in Wilmington, North Carolina. So when the former NBA star watched the destruction caused by Hurricane Florence to his hometown and surrounding area, he acted quickly to help. The six-time NBA champion and Charlotte Hornets owner donated $2 million on Tuesday to assist residents of the Carolinas — $1 million each to the American Red Cross...
US Open umpire who spoke to Kyrgios gets 2-tournament ban

US Open umpire who spoke to Kyrgios gets 2-tournament ban

The chair umpire who climbed out of his seat to talk with Nick Kyrgios during a U.S. Open match was suspended for two tournaments by the ATP. Mohamed Lahyani will not officiate at his next two scheduled events — the China Open in Beijing, which starts on Oct. 1, and the Shanghai Masters the following week, the men's tour said in a statement Tuesday. The ATP says Layhani's actions during Kyrgios'...
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