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  • Patriots join 'Deflategate' fight in court for the 1st time

    Patriots join 'Deflategate' fight in court for the 1st time

    The New England Patriots joined the latest ''Deflategate'' appeal to support Tom Brady on Wednesday, taking sides with their star quarterback in court for the first time in his fight against the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell. In an eight-page … More »

    AP - Sports - 4 minutes 4 seconds ago
  • Meg Morris making the most of her time with NWSL's Thorns

    When Thorns coach Mark Parsons phoned Meg Morris last month about possibly coming to Portland, she offered to pay for her own plane ticket and hotel room. While Parsons made no guarantees, it was pretty clear from the start that the midfielder was … More »

    AP - Sports - 8 minutes ago
  • Matz befuddles Nats, who drop series after 2-0 loss to Mets

    Slumping Nationals slugger Bryce Harper began Wednesday on the bench and then grounded out in the eighth as a pinch hitter and potential tying run. Matz pitched a career-high eight innings to win his seventh consecutive start and help the New York … More »

    AP - Sports - 11 minutes ago
  • Bad week in Buffalo: from injuries to apologies

    Bad week in Buffalo: from injuries to apologies

    Coach Rex Ryan stepped to the podium and immediately proclaimed the Buffalo Bills are ''a zillion miles ahead'' of where they were last year. It was a nine-day, what-could-go-wrong-next stretch that began May 16, when the Bills revealed rookie … More »

    AP - Sports - 12 minutes ago
  • WR DeSean Jackson a no-show at Redskins' 1st voluntary OTAs

    WR DeSean Jackson a no-show at Redskins' 1st voluntary OTAs

    DeSean Jackson isn't taking part in voluntary team workouts, and the Washington Redskins don't seem to care. Jackson was the only healthy player not at Redskins Park this week for the first organized team activities of the offseason. … More »

    AP - Sports - 13 minutes ago
  • UCI president expresses concern over Rio venue preparations

    UCI president expresses concern over Rio venue preparations

    The president of cycling's world governing body remains ''very, very concerned'' that the velodrome under construction for the Rio Olympics will not be completed in time for a proper test event. In an interview with The Associated Press, Brian … More »

    AP - Sports - 15 minutes ago
  • Hailee Cooper, Kaitlyn Papp win US Women's Amateur 4-Ball

    BOWLING GREEN, Fla. (AP) -- Hailee Cooper and Kaitlyn Papp won the U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball Championship on Wednesday at Streamsong Resort, outlasting 13-year-olds Angelina Kim and Brianna Navarrosa with a par on the first extra hole. … More »

    AP - Sports - 20 minutes ago
  • A year after discontent, Adrian Peterson happy in Minnesota

    A year after discontent, Adrian Peterson happy in Minnesota

    It was a year ago and the circus was swirling around Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer and GM Rick Spielman felt compelled to fly to Houston to visit Peterson and try to get everyone back on the same page. … More »

    AP - Sports - 27 minutes ago
  • Titans claim ex-Jets TE Cunningham

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Tennessee Titans have claimed tight end Jerome Cunningham off waivers from the New York Jets. … More »

    AP - Sports - 31 minutes ago
  • Broncos' C.J. Anderson not bothered by bold Devontae Booker

    Broncos' C.J. Anderson not bothered by bold Devontae Booker

    C.J. Anderson has the big bucks. Devontae Booker has the bravado. Denver Broncos general manager John Elway rewarded Anderson with a four-year, $18 million contract this offseason after the running back's 90-yard performance in the Super Bowl, … More »

    AP - Sports - 32 minutes ago
  • SMU teammates win US Amateur 4-Ball

    MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) -- SMU teammates Ben Baxter and Andrew Buchanan won the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship on Wednesday, beating Brandon Cigna and Ben Warnquist 3 and 2 at Winged Foot. … More »

    AP - Sports - 32 minutes ago
  • Matz goes 8 as Mets beat Nationals 2-0

    Matz goes 8 as Mets beat Nationals 2-0

    Steven Matz pitched through the eighth inning for the first time in his big league career, and the most satisfying pitch was his final one, a sinker to Bryce Harper. With Harper walking to the plate as the potential tying run for the Nationals, … More »

    AP - Sports - 33 minutes ago
  • Stephanie White ready to speed up Vanderbilt as new coach

    Stephanie White ready to speed up Vanderbilt as new coach

    Stephanie White plans to do for the Vanderbilt Commodores what she's done in a very short time with the Indiana Fever in the WNBA. Yes, the Commodores will be playing fast. Vanderbilt introduced its newest women's basketball coach Wednesday, … More »

    AP - Sports - 33 minutes ago
  • Marlins' Stanton out with sore side

    Marlins' Stanton out with sore side

    Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton has right side soreness and was out of the lineup for Wednesday night's game at Tampa Bay. ''There was a little bit of this going on in spring training at different times so at this point I'm not really that … More »

    AP - Sports - 35 minutes ago
  • Indians keep hitting, top White Sox 4-3

    Indians keep hitting, top White Sox 4-3

    CHICAGO (AP) -- Corey Kluber allowed two runs over 7 1/3 innings and the Cleveland Indians roughed up a top White Sox pitcher for the second straight day in a 4-3 win over Chicago on Wednesday. … More »

    AP - Sports - 36 minutes ago
  • 11 states could regulate daily fantasy sports by year's end

    As many as 11 states may adopt regulations permitting and regulating daily fantasy sports by the end of the year, according to an analyst who closely tracks the issue. Six states have passed bills to regulate daily fantasy sports so far, and five … More »

    The Canadian Press - 37 minutes ago
  • Foyt still having fun as popular figure at Indianapolis 500

    Foyt still having fun as popular figure at Indianapolis 500

    A.J. Foyt has always enjoyed a good show. Being the first four-time winner of the Indianapolis 500 brings that kind of respect. At 81, Foyt knows he is slowing down, which is never really a comfortable thing for a race car driver. … More »

    AP - Sports - 38 minutes ago
  • Brey wants Irish alums as assistants

    Coach Mike Brey is looking at former Notre Dame players he coached to fill two assistant jobs that just came open. The Irish have two openings because Martin Ingelsby, a former Irish player who coached with Brey for 13 seasons, was named Delaware's … More »

    AP - Sports - 41 minutes ago
  • Sano's 2-run HR helps Twins beat Royals

    Sano's 2-run HR helps Twins beat Royals

    With one powerful swing, Miguel Sano put the Minnesota Twins in front of the Kansas City Royals and out of their frustration. Sano hit the go-ahead two-run home run in the fifth inning, and the Twins staved off another series sweep Wednesday by … More »

    AP - Sports - 42 minutes ago
  • Sources: Grizzlies offer coaching job to David Fizdale

    Sources: Grizzlies offer coaching job to David Fizdale

    The sides are working toward an agreement, and a deal is expected soon. … More »

    Yahoo Sports - 43 minutes ago
  • Mazara hits 491-foot HR in Rangers' win

    Mazara hits 491-foot HR in Rangers' win

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Rangers rookie Nomar Mazara hit the longest home run in the major leagues this season, Rougned Odor drove in three runs in likely his last game before a suspension and Texas beat the Los Angeles Angels 15-9 Wednesday. … More »

    AP - Sports - 46 minutes ago
  • Parsons, Martin, Hendrick named to Hall

    Parsons, Martin, Hendrick named to Hall

    Drivers Benny Parsons and Mark Martin and car owners Rick Hendrick, Richard Childress and Raymond Parks were inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Wednesday. Parsons, the 1973 NASCAR premier series champion, was the first driver to eclipse 200 … More »

    AP - Sports - 47 minutes ago
  • Shaky Arrieta now 9-0, Cubs edge Cards

    Shaky Arrieta now 9-0, Cubs edge Cards

    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Jake Arrieta remained unbeaten on the season despite allowing as many as four runs for the first time in nearly a year and the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-8 on Wednesday. … More »

    AP - Sports - 48 minutes ago
  • Vance shuts down OU in W Va's 6-0 win in Big 12 tournament

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Senior left-hander Ross Vance held Oklahoma to one hit over the last 8 2/3 innings and Kyle Davis hit a three-run homer, leading West Virginia to a 6-0 victory over Oklahoma in the Big 12 tournament on Wednesday. … More »

    AP - Sports - 49 minutes ago
  • Texas Tech rallies to beat K-State 8-5 in Big 12 tournament

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Tyler Neslony drove in the tiebreaking run in the sixth inning, four Texas Tech relievers combined to hold Kansas State to one hit over the last five innings and the Red Raiders came from behind to win 8-5 in the Big 12 … More »

    AP - Sports - 50 minutes ago
  • Seoul need penalties, Shandong leave it late in Asian Champions League

    (Reuters) - FC Seoul needed penalties to get past Urawa Red Diamonds, Shandong Luneng a late strike to edge out Sydney FC and Al Ain twice breached the tightest defence in the competition to reach the quarter-finals of the Asian Champions League on … More »

    Reuters - 52 minutes ago
  • Copa America to use Hawk-Eye for goal-line technology

    Copa America to use Hawk-Eye for goal-line technology

    (Reuters) - Hawk-Eye technology will be used to decide whether the ball has crossed the goal-line at next month's Copa America Centenario in the United States, the tournament's organising committee said on Wednesday. The British company's … More »

    Reuters - 52 minutes ago
  • Phillies cool off Tigers, avoid sweep

    Phillies cool off Tigers, avoid sweep

    With a series in Chicago against the Cubs looming next on the schedule, Philadelphia manager Pete Mackanin felt leaving Detroit with at least one victory was crucial. ''It was a must-win,'' Mackanin said after his team beat the Tigers 8-5 on … More »

    AP - Sports - 54 minutes ago
  • Montreal caleche drivers to keep working after moratorium lifted

    Montreal caleche drivers to keep working after moratorium lifted

    Tourists in Montreal this summer will still have the option of seeing the sights from a horse-drawn carriage after all. Mayor Denis Coderre announced Wednesday he would backtrack on his decision last week to impose a year-long moratorium on the … More »

    The Canadian Press - 55 minutes ago
  • Lartique powers Ole Miss past South Carolina, 10-4

    HOOVER, Ala. (AP) -- Henry Lartique had four hits, including a three-run homer in the eighth inning, to power Mississippi past South Carolina 10- 4 on Wednesday in the Southeastern Conference tournament. … More »

    AP - Sports - 56 minutes ago
  • Langer eyeing major record at Senior PGA

    Langer eyeing major record at Senior PGA

    Fresh off a landmark victory, Bernhard Langer tries to enter a league of his own at the Senior PGA Championship. Nicklaus was the first to win the Senior Grand Slam - it took him all of two years to win all four after he turned 50 in 1990 - but he … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 6 minutes ago
  • Shawaryn's 16 Ks lead Terps over Indiana 5-3 in B10 tourney

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Mike Shawaryn struck out 16 in his third complete game of the season, and Maryland defeated Indiana 5-3 in the Big Ten tournament on Wednesday. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 15 minutes ago
  • Former NBA, NFL players charged in tax fraud scheme

    Former NBA, NFL players charged in tax fraud scheme

    A former National Basketball Association player famed for delivering a devastating punch during a 1977 on-court fight has been arrested and charged with fraud in conspiracy with a National Football League Hall of Famer, U.S. prosecutors said on … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 17 minutes ago
  • Spartans use big inning to beat Nebraska 5-1 in B10 tourney

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Left-hander Cam Vieaux allowed three hits over 8 2/3 innings and Michigan State scored all of its runs in the sixth in a 5-1 victory over Nebraska in the Big Ten tournament on Wednesday. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 17 minutes ago
  • Indy 500 security revved up for 100th running

    Indy 500 security revved up for 100th running

    By Steve Keating INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - The hundreds of thousands of spectators planning to attend Sunday's 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 should arrive early and expect to go through added layers of security, officials warned on … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 18 minutes ago
  • Giggs' dilemma: Fly solo or keep waiting at Man United?

    Giggs' dilemma: Fly solo or keep waiting at Man United?

    Ryan Giggs is part of the furniture at Manchester United, and for good reason. To many, he is Mr. Manchester United. Jose Mourinho's imminent appointment as United manager, which British media reported Wednesday is being delayed because of … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 18 minutes ago
  • Virginia assistant Kim McNeill named head coach at Hartford

    WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- The University of Hartford has hired Kim McNeill, an associate head coach at Virginia, to be its women's basketball coach. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 21 minutes ago
  • Roundtable: What should the Mets do with Matt Harvey?

    Roundtable: What should the Mets do with Matt Harvey?

    There's a lot of worry in Mets-land about Harvey but no solution yet. We have some ideas. … More »

    Big League Stew - 1 hour 23 minutes ago
  • Copa America to use goal-line technology

    CHICAGO (AP) -- Hawk-Eye will be installed for next month's Copa America, marking the first use of goal-line technology by the soccer's governing bodies for South America and for North and Central America and the Caribbean. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 30 minutes ago
  • Djokovic, Nadal seek milestone wins

    Djokovic, Nadal seek milestone wins

    Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal both will be expected to beat much lower-ranked opponents in the second round of the French Open on Thursday. Djokovic, trying to complete a career Grand Slam and win his fourth consecutive major title, can become … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 30 minutes ago