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  • Gay cross-country runner disowned by parents, abandoned by NCAA

    A gay college athlete who was disowned by her parents has been ordered to return donations, per NCAA policy, or lose her eligibility. Emily Scheck, a Division I cross-country runner at Canisius College, was left abandoned by her family this past August after her mother found a photo of Scheck with her girlfriend. She called...

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  • Phillies owner: Ready to spend money 'and maybe be a little bit stupid about it'

    Coming off a 2018 season in which the team contended for the National League East title before a late swoon, Philadelphia Phillies owner John Middleton said he is ready to spend big in free agency. "We're going into this expecting to spend money," Middleton told USA Today Sports this week. "and maybe even be a little bit stupid about it." Middleton wouldn't address specific high-profile stars who will be available, such as Bryce Harper and Manny Machado -- "I...

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  • Here's how gamers make money

    Esports competitions and livestreaming have turned full-time gaming into a lucrative career path.

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  • USA Gymnastics chief operating officer Ron Galimore resigns

    Longtime USA Gymnastics chief operating officer Ron Galimore resigned Friday, the latest high-profile departure for the embattled organization in the wake of the Larry Nassar scandal. The move came as USA Gymnastics is facing decertification of its status as the national governing body for...

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  • Orioles hire Elias from Astros as executive VP, GM

    Astros assistant general manager Mike Elias has been hired to rebuild the Baltimore Orioles, who traded many of their star players last season before finishing with the worst record in the majors. Elias will carry the title of executive vice president and general manager. He will "oversee...

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  • Orioles hire Mike Elias from Astros as executive VP, GM

    BALTIMORE (AP) - Astros assistant general manager Mike Elias has been hired to rebuild the Baltimore Orioles, who traded many of their star players last season before finishing with the worst record in the majors. Elias will carry the title of executive vice president and general manager. He will "oversee ...

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  • How WWE will try to salvage this broken Survivor Series

    Survivor Series is supposed to be a Big Four pay-per-view for WWE, but boy this doesn’t feel like one. There are a number of factors at play. First, this is the third straight year we get “Monday Night Raw” versus “SmackDown Live” with absolutely nothing at stake — other than meaningless McMahon bragging rights. Secondly,...

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  • Purdy leading Iowa State into key Big 12 game with Texas

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Ask Texas about Iowa State's young quarterback Brock Purdy and the answers, from head coach to players, come quick. "He's undefeated," Longhorns coach Tom Herman said. "He's mobile. He can throw," defensive end Charles Omenihu said. "He's 5-0." Purdy sure has been pretty running the No. ...

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  • No. 17 Washington can't afford stumble against Oregon State

    SEATTLE (AP) - For all the hype that surrounded No. 17 Washington before the year began and the disappointment of being out of the College Football Playoff conversation by midseason, the Huskies still have a legitimate shot at a more than acceptable consolation prize. The Rose Bowl still carries significant ...

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  • The Latest: Wake Forest uses late 10-0 to beat Titans

    CONWAY, S.C. (AP) - The Latest on the Myrtle Beach Invitational (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Freshman Jaylen Hoard and Brandon Childress each scored 15 points and Wake Forest beat Cal State Fullerton 66-59 on Friday in the Myrtle Beach Invitational. Hoard also had seven rebounds and two blocks, and ...

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  • Tulsa, Navy have taken similar paths to last place in AAC

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - When Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo watched tape of Tulsa's football team, the footage was all too familiar. There were numerous narrow defeats, mistakes that made the difference between winning and losing, and a whole lot of simple bad luck. And that is why the Midshipmen (2-8, ...

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  • 24-year-old drag racer Kat Moller killed in jet car crash

    Drag racer Kat Moller was killed in an accident at Sebring International Speedway on Thursday night. Moller was making an exhibition run in her jet-powered car, which is capable of speeds of over 300 mph. A witness told DragZine.com that her main chute failed to open at the end of the 1/8-mile strip and that she...

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  • LPGA commissioner likes having many winners on tour

    The LPGA will have either 25 or 26 different winners in 32 events this season, depending on what happens when the final putt of the CME Group Tour Championship drops Sunday. Commissioner Mike Whan is just fine with that sort of diversity. Whan delivered his annual "state of the LPGA"...

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  • LPGA commissioner likes having many winners on tour

    NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - The LPGA will have either 25 or 26 different winners in 32 events this season, depending on what happens when the final putt of the CME Group Tour Championship drops Sunday. Commissioner Mike Whan is just fine with that sort of diversity. Whan delivered his annual ...

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  • Meyer, No. 9 Ohio State seeking consistency vs Maryland

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - Ohio State coach Urban Meyer hates having to defend the performance of his ninth-ranked Buckeyes, who still have a shot at winning the Big Ten and the national championship heading into Saturday's game at Maryland. Meyer bristles at those who claim this team has underachieved. ...

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  • Big game on any stage: No. 3 Notre Dame vs. No. 12 Syracuse

    Pinstripe uniforms. The Empire State Building shining blue and gold. The marching band performing at Bryant Park and the drummer's circle at Rockefeller Center. When Notre Dame plays in New York City it comes with fanfare and pageantry. The third-ranked Fighting Irish (10-0, No. 3 CFP)...

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  • Big game on any stage: No. 3 Notre Dame vs. No. 12 Syracuse

    NEW YORK (AP) - Pinstripe uniforms. The Empire State Building shining blue and gold. The marching band performing at Bryant Park and the drummer's circle at Rockefeller Center. When Notre Dame plays in New York City it comes with fanfare and pageantry. The third-ranked Fighting Irish (10-0, No. 3 CFP) ...

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  • Watch: Trump awards posthumous Medal of Freedom to baseball legend Babe Ruth

    Ruth, who died in 1948 at age 53, became one of the most baseball players of all time as an outfielder for the New York Yankees.

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  • AP source: Broncos lose guard Max Garcia to knee injury

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Denver Broncos left guard Max Garcia is out for the season because of a torn knee ligament, a person with knowledge of the injury said. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity to The Associated Press because coach Vance Joseph was at practice and wouldn't ...

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  • Tennessee seeks bowl eligibility as it hosts Missouri

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee has an opportunity Saturday to show how far it has come in the last year. One year after setting a school record for losses and failing to win a single Southeastern Conference game, the Volunteers (5-5, 2-4 SEC) are a win away from bowl eligibility. ...

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  • Pitt visits Wake looking to clinch spot in ACC title game

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Pittsburgh spoiled a conference rival's special season a year ago. The Panthers don't want Wake Forest to do the same thing to them. Pitt will clinch its first appearance in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game with a win over the Demon Deacons on Saturday. But ...

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  • Cougars seek step toward Pac-12 North title vs Arizona

    Washington State has a big game looming against rival No. 17 Washington that could determine the Pac-12 North title and extend the No. 8 Cougars' longshot bid for the College Football Playoff. But the Apple Cup is next week. First, there's the matter of Saturday's game against Arizona. "There is ...

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  • South Carolina not looking past Chattanooga this week

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina has been caught napping by an FCS opponent before - and does not want it to happen again. The Gamecocks (5-4) take on Chattanooga (6-4) of the Southern Conference on Saturday with plenty to play for, including to further distance themselves from the embarrassing ...

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  • Virginia looks for better showing against triple-option

    ATLANTA (AP) - Virginia's championship hopes could be dashed before the Cavaliers take the field Saturday. Yet, there isn't time to fret over what-ifs. The triple-option demands their full attention. Georgia Tech leads the nation in rushing yards with an average of 362.3 per game. The Yellow Jackets have pretty ...

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