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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2017, file photo, Columbus Crew fans show their support for the team before the start of their MLS Eastern Conference semifinal soccer match against New York City FC in Columbus, Ohio. The Austin City Council is scheduled to decide Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 whether to move ahead with a stadium plan that could prompt Major League Soccer’s Columbus Crew to leave its home city after 22 years. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)
August 15, 2018 - 3:27 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Austin City Council has voted to move ahead with a plan for a new, privately funded stadium on city land sought by the owner of Major League Soccer's Columbus Crew for a move to Texas. Crew owner Anthony Precourt has been courting Austin for a potential move since late 2017...
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Oakland Athletics' Jed Lowrie, right, celebrates with Matt Chapman (26) after hitting a two-run home run off Seattle Mariners' Felix Hernandez in the third inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
August 15, 2018 - 2:09 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Another solid outing from Mike Fiers and Jed Lowrie's 100th career home run helped the surging Oakland Athletics move a step closer to first place in the AL West. The Seattle Mariners, who were eight games ahead of Oakland six weeks weeks ago, are just trying to stick around...
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Seattle Mariners' Robinson Cano blows bubble gum during batting practice prior to a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. Cano is returning after an 80-game drug suspension. The All-Star second baseman last played May 15. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
August 15, 2018 - 2:08 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Robinson Cano is back in the major leagues with the Seattle Mariners after serving an 80-game drug suspension. The eight-time All-Star has a new position — first base, for the first time — and a new spot in the batting order, too. "It feels great to be back, especially the...
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This Aug. 1 2018 photo shows a board at Harrah's casino in Atlantic City, N.J., listing the odds on pro football games in the first week of the NFL season. Resorts casino will begin taking sports bets in person on Wednesday, Aug. 15, becoming the fifth Atlantic City casino to do so. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
August 14, 2018 - 7:46 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Sports betting is off and running in New Jersey, with three casinos and two racetracks taking in $40.6 million in wagers in July, the first full month it was legal. Those figures were part of a report that showed that Hard Rock debuted as Atlantic City's No. 3 casino in...
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FILE - In this April 14, 2018, file photo, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer watches the NCAA college football team's spring game in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State has placed Meyer on paid administrative leave while it investigates claims that his wife knew about allegations of abuse against an assistant coach years before he was fired last week. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)
August 14, 2018 - 3:25 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Urban Meyer investigation is costing Ohio State $500,000, but whether the superstar football coach keeps his job still comes down to whether the university wants to stick with him based on how he's already been tainted by the scandal. Meyer is on paid leave while Ohio...
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August 14, 2018 - 12:21 am
The standoff between the Chicago Bears and No. 8 overall draft pick Roquan Smith is over. A person familiar with the situation says the linebacker has agreed to a four-year contract that guarantees $18.5 million and includes an $11.5 million signing bonus. The person spoke Monday night on condition...
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File-This April 7, 1986, file photo shows Chicago Bears' William Perry, right, landing a punch on pro wrestler Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart during the "Over-The-Top-Rope" battle royal at Wrestlemania 2 in Rosemont, Ill. Neidhart, who joined with Bret Hart to form one of the top tag teams in the 1980s with the WWE, has died. He was 63. The Pasco Sheriff's Office said Neidhart fell at home, hit his head and "succumbed to his injury" on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in Wesley Chapel, Fla. No foul play was suspected. (AP Photo/Charlie Bennett, File)
August 13, 2018 - 8:59 pm
Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart, who joined with brother-in-law Bret Hart to form one of the top tag teams in the 1980s with the WWE, has died. He was 63. The Pasco Sheriff's Office said Neidhart fell at home, hit his head and "succumbed to his injury" on Monday in Wesley Chapel, Florida. No foul play was...
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File- This Nov. 9, 2017, file photo shows Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony, left, looking to pass the ball as Denver Nuggets guards Gary Harris, front right, and Will Barton defend during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Denver. Anthony signed a one-year, $2.4 million deal with the Houston Rockets on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. Anthony was traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Atlanta Hawks last month before the Hawks released him. Houston general manager Daryl Morey announced the signing and the Rockets posted a picture on social media of Anthony signing his contract. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
August 13, 2018 - 3:27 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Carmelo Anthony signed a one-year, $2.4 million deal with the Houston Rockets on Monday. Anthony was traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Atlanta Hawks last month before the Hawks released him. Houston general manager Daryl Morey announced the signing and the Rockets posted a...
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August 13, 2018 - 11:09 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Lynx star Lindsay Whalen says she'll retire at the end of the season. Whalen has been balancing a new job as coach of the Minnesota Gophers with playing point for the Lynx. Her retirement will end a 15-year career that includes four championships with the Lynx, where...
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August 12, 2018 - 7:37 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have suspended All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey and defensive end Dante Fowler for violating team rules and conduct unbecoming a Jaguars football player. Neither one will make the trip to Minnesota on Tuesday for two days of joint practices and a...
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