Eagles fan hit with fame after hitting pole gets some glory
The moment in the spotlight isn't over yet for a Philadelphia Eagles fan who stumbled into fame as a viral video star after running into a subway pillar earlier this year.
Power failure: Leading teams struggle across European soccer
Glance across the European soccer standings and there is an unfamiliar look. At least one powerhouse team in each of the five biggest domestic leagues is finding it much tougher to challenge for the title two months into the season.
Keino says charges against him dropped, has been released
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Running great Kip Keino said Friday that charges against him in a Kenyan Olympic corruption case have been dropped and he has been released.
Wimbledon to introduce final-set tiebreakers in 2019
LONDON (AP) — That epic 70-68 fifth set at Wimbledon will never be matched or surpassed, or even challenged. The All England Club said Friday it will introduce final-set tiebreakers next year, starting when the score reaches 12-12 in the decider.
Red Sox sail into World Series, set for ace Sale's return
HOUSTON (AP) — David Price, at last, looked like a postseason ace. Craig Kimbrel pitched a lockdown inning. And much-maligned Jackie Bradley Jr.
Lots of Broncos fans on hand to watch rout of Cardinals
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — There were a lot of orange-clad Denver fans in the stands in Arizona. They must have loved watching the Broncos beat down the host Cardinals 45-10 Thursday night.
Haas fighting for 'best of the rest' in year 3
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The third season for Haas F1 has been its best, even if it's been a bit bizarre. Formula One's only U.S.-based team has scored the most points in its young history and overcome some serious bumbles early to compete with — and beat — some of the legacy team names in F1.
Week 8 Preview: ACC showdown; Heisman Herbert; Auburn slump
Follow-ups can be difficult in college football. Backing up a big victory with another one the next week is usually the sign of a true championship contender.
Red Sox finish off Astros in 5 games, head to World Series
HOUSTON (AP) — What a birthday present for rookie manager Alex Cora. He's taking the Boston Red Sox back to the World Series. David Price put his postseason woes behind him, pitching the Red Sox past the defending champion Houston Astros 4-1 Thursday night in Game 5 of the AL Championship Series.
Blazers spoil James' debut with 128-119 win over the Lakers
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — LeBron James' debut for the Los Angeles Lakers opened with two thunderous dunks and closed with a loss. He finished with 26 points and 12 rebounds, but the Portland Trail Blazers prevailed 128-119 Thursday night in the season opener for both teams.
Verlander, Astros can't soar into another World Series.
HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander and the Houston Astros couldn't soar into another World Series. A year after Houston won the first title in the team's 56 seasons, Verlander had a rare off night in an elimination game and the Astros lost the AL Championship Series to the Boston Red Sox in five games.
JBJ is MVP! Jackie Bradley Jr. wins ALCS prize for Red Sox
HOUSTON (AP) — Jackie Bradley Jr. had only three hits in the AL Championship Series. He certainly made them count. Batting at the bottom of the order, Bradley homered twice and drove in nine runs to win Most Valuable Player honors as the Boston Red Sox powered their way past Houston and into the World Series.
Broncos return 2 interceptions for TDs, beat Cardinals 45-10
Von Miller vowed his Denver Broncos would kick the Arizona Cardinals' behind, except he didn't say behind. Consider it a promise kept.
Olynyk's putback off Wade's miss lifts Heat past Wiz 113-112
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kelly Olynyk certainly wasn't counting on Dwyane Wade to miss. When Wade did, Olynyk was in the perfect spot. Olynyk grabbed the rebound off Wade's errant turnaround jumper and layed in the go-ahead basket with 0.2 seconds left Thursday night, lifting the Miami Heat to a ragged 113-112 victory over the Washington Wizards, who probably could have used sidelined center Dwight Howard's rebounding skills in their season opener.
Flexed: NFL's nice move had Bengals-Chiefs in prime time
It's been a while since the NFL flexed a game to Sunday night. The Bengals vs. Chiefs is a worthy choice. No games were moved from day to night last season, except for the final weekend, when all games are scheduled for the afternoon until the league and NBC figure out what is most attractive for prime time.
Take two: Miley back to NLCS hill, Brews try to deny Dodgers
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wade Miley, take two. And this time, the Milwaukee Brewers left-hander figures to seeing more than one batter in his next start in the NL Championship Series.
Attorney: Ex-USA Gymnastics head didn't know of indictment
DALLAS (AP) — Former USA Gymnastics President Steve Penny was arrested while in Tennessee on a family vacation, unaware a Texas grand jury had indicted him for allegedly tampering with evidence in the sexual assault investigation of imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, an attorney for the former top official said Thursday.
Lawyer: Evidence shows coaches knew of NCAA family payouts
NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for a longtime Adidas employee urged jurors Thursday to use common sense and evidence to conclude college basketball coaches like Bill Self at Kansas and Rick Pitino at Louisville knew shoe companies were paying money to families of elite athletes to steer them to their schools.
Wainwright's contract put on hold until after free agency
Adam Wainwright's contract with the St. Louis Cardinals has been put on hold because it violates the maximum-cut rule, and the pitcher will have to become a free agent before the agreement can be finalized, people familiar with the deal told The Associated Press.
Mobile Shea Patterson learning on the run for No. 6 Michigan
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Shea Patterson is learning on the run at Michigan. The quarterback has become a running threat for the sixth-ranked Wolverines in his first season under center in Ann Arbor.
Astros move Correa into cleanup spot for ALCS Game 5
HOUSTON (AP) — Carlos Correa has been moved from seventh to fourth in the Houston Astros' batting order for Game 5 of the AL Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox.
Column: Big game and a big decision for Kershaw
Even before he took the mound to twirl a playoff masterpiece, the talk was it could be the last time Clayton Kershaw — who has an opt-out clause in the contract that will pay him $65 million the next two years — wears the Dodgers home whites.
Surprising Texas, Murray among Big 12's midpoint best
There is a Big 12 surprise deep in the heart of Texas. Since the Longhorns lost their season opener to Maryland for the second year in a row, coach Tom Herman's team has a six-game winning streak and is ranked in the top 10 after September for the first time since 2009 — when they were the national runner-up after winning their last Big 12 title.
G League to offer $125,000 contracts to elite prospects
MIAMI (AP) — The G League will begin offering "select contracts" worth $125,000 next year to elite prospects who are not yet eligible for the NBA, a move that could slightly lessen the handful of one-and-done players at the college level.
Serena's coach says in-match coaching would boost tennis
Serena Williams' coach says in-match coaching should be allowed in tennis to help the sport's popularity. Patrick Mouratoglou, who admitted he used banned hand signals to try to help Williams during her loss in the U.S.

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