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  Nationals sweep Cardinals; DC in World Series for 1st time since ’33

The team went from 19-31 during a mediocre May to the Fall Classic in an outstanding October — and the city's first World Series appearance since 1933.

Boxer Errol Spence seriously injured in Dallas Ferrari crash

Simone Biles sets record as US wins world gymnastics team gold

  Are you angry? ‘Rage room’ at Philadelphia Flyers arena allows fans to smash stuff

  NBA postpones Nets-Lakers media sessions in Shanghai amid furor over GM’s tweet

  Penn State player tweets ‘racist’ letter sent to teammate about ‘disgusting’ dreadlocks

Saints linebacker won’t have to pay fine; school shows support with ‘Child of God’ headbands

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  NBA’s reaction to Morey tweet differs in English, Chinese

PETA asks Mississippi State to retire live mascot after collision with Auburn player

  1st transgender pro boxer becomes new face of Everlast

California to let college athletes sign endorsement deals

Student with special needs runs for 80-yard touchdown

J. Lo, Shakira to perform at Super Bowl halftime show

In cryptic tweet, Antonio Brown appears to retire from NFL

In a Twitter rant on the morning his most recent team was getting ready to play without him, the former New England Patriots receiver says, "Will not be playing in the NFL anymore."

Antonio Brown cut by Patriots amid sexual misconduct claims

Brown has been accused of rape in a lawsuit by a former trainer. He is also accused of exposing himself to a painter he had hired. He has denied the allegations.

High schooler returns to football 2 years after losing part of his leg

A California high school sophomore is back on the football field after an injury kept him off for two years. He hasn't lost his love for the sport that cost him part of his leg.

AP source: NFL to meet with Antonio Brown accuser Monday

Darren Heitner, a lawyer representing Brown, said Brown and Taylor had "a consensual personal relationship."

Bullied Tennessee fan with homemade ‘UT’ shirt offered 4-year scholarship

Patriots’ Brown practices, status for Sunday’s game unclear

Antonio Brown faces rape accusations by former trainer

Cat survives being shot in face twice with rifle

19 Slams: Nadal stops Medvedev comeback bid to win US Open

Cut by Raiders, Brown becoming a Patriot on eve of opener

Bianca Andreescu beats Serena Williams in US Open final

Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu built a big lead and then held on to upset Serena Williams 6-3, 7-5 in the U.S. Open final for her first Grand Slam title.

Serena turns ankle in US Open win; Djokovic quits his match

Serena Williams was in pain — "acceptable" pain, her coach called it — after rolling her right ankle during the second set of a U.S. Open victory.

15-year-old American Gauff’s US Open run ends against Osaka

Coco Gauff has generated all sorts of attention already by making it to the second week at Wimbledon in July and becoming the youngest woman to win two matches at Flushing Meadows since 1996.

Skaggs family ‘shocked’ over possible Angels link to death

The family of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs says it was startled to learn that a club employee "may" be part of the investigation into the 27-year-old's death from an accidental drug overdose.

Hall of Famer Jim Langer, of the Dolphins perfect season, dead at 71

The native Minnesotan was a first-year starter and played every offensive down for the NFL's only unbeaten, untied team that went 17-0.

Report: Patriots unlikely to visit the White House

Both sides told The New York Times they were unable to find a date that works for both of them. But the two sides say it has nothing to do with politics.

Lightning strike at Tour Championship causes 6 injuries

Six people were injured Saturday when lightning struck a 60-foot pine at the Tour Championship where they were taking cover from rain and showered them with debris, Atlanta police said.

Luck announces retirement following Colts loss to Bears

The Indianapolis Colts quarterback heard boos as he walked away from the field, then walked to the podium and made the surprise decision official. The oft-injured star is retiring at age 29.

Son charged in death of ex-NFL lineman Bennett, wife

The son of former NFL lineman Barry Bennett is accused of shooting Bennett and his wife multiple times, killing them, then driving out of state and boarding a flight to Mexico, according to criminal charges filed Friday.

Former Longhorns, NFL RB Benson dies in motorcycle accident

Benson's attorney, Sam Bassett, said Austin law enforcement told him that Benson was killed in the wreck Saturday night. Bassett said he did not have details of the accident.

Police release video of Yankees GM being stopped at gunpoint

Cashman later praised police for their professionalism during the encounter, which happened on Aug. 9 as police responded to a report of a man with a gun inside a Jeep.

  US fencing medalist Imboden kneels during anthem at Pan Am Games

The American knelt during the national anthem at the medal ceremony Friday to protest racial and social injustice.

Fire extinguisher damaged after player’s tantrum creates clubhouse mess for Atlanta Braves

The damage occurred when Braves reliever Sean Newcomb kicked a garbage can in anger after giving up the winning run in the 10th inning of Saturday night's ugly 7-6 loss to the Marlins.

  Newly-released body cam video shows ‘white substance’ on hood of GSU quarterback’s car

One week after one of the strangest arrests many have ever seen, Georgia Southern University quarterback Shai Werts is back in the huddle for the Eagles.

White Sox, Yankees to play at ‘Field of Dreams’ in 2020

The Chicago White Sox will play the New York Yankees next summer at the site in eastern Iowa where the movie "Field of Dreams" was filmed.

In video, Kaepernick says he’s ‘still ready’ to return

In a video posted Wednesday on social media, Colin Kaepernick is shown working out in a gym. He says in the video: “5 a.m. 5 days a week. For 3 years. Still Ready.”

Dolphins’ Hall of Fame linebacker Buoniconti dies at age 78

Buoniconti was bypassed in the NFL draft but went on to a 15-year career. He helped the Dolphins win back-to-back Super Bowls, including the 1972 team that finished 17-0.

Jill Ellis stepping down as women’s national team coach

Ellis will remain with the team for a World Cup victory tour, which kicks off Saturday with a match against Ireland at the Rose Bowl.

Egan Bernal wins Tour de France

Egan Bernal has become the first Colombian to win the Tour de France as the three-week race ended with the 21st and final stage on the Champs-Elysees.

Ex-Red Sox star David Ortiz out of hospital after shooting

Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is out of the hospital following three surgeries after being shot in the back at a bar in the Dominican Republic.

NFL won’t suspend Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill in case involving son

The league said Friday it has not been given access to information in the court proceedings, and a district attorney in June said an investigation was dropped because officials couldn't prove who injured the boy.

Pumpsie Green, 1st black player on Boston Red Sox, dies

Former Boston Red Sox infielder Elijah "Pumpsie" Green, the first black player on the last major league team to field one, has died. He was 85.

Secret brand deodorant donates $529,000 to US women’s soccer to help close pay gap

The company, which supports U.S. soccer through its Secret deodorant brand, says it will donate $529,000 — $23,000 for each of the 23 players on the U.S. team that won the World Cup earlier this month — to help close the pay gap.

Djokovic edges Federer in 5 sets for 5th Wimbledon trophy

By barely emerging to win 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 13-12 (3) after nearly five tight, tense and terrific hours, Djokovic claimed his fifth championship at the All England Club and second in a row.

Halep wins Wimbledon, stops Williams’ bid for 24th Slam

Pretty much perfect from start to finish, Halep beat Williams 6-2, 6-2 in stunning fashion in the final at the All England Club on Saturday.

  Texas sheriff apologizes to Patriots player, defends deputy

Deputy Adam Watkins, who is white, ultimately was issued a verbal reprimand for how he conducted the stop, according to sheriff's Capt. Steve Holtz.

Iowa woman sets world record for heaviest female to complete marathon

At 346 pounds, the Quad Cities woman set the world record for heaviest female to complete a marathon.

Jim Bouton, former pitcher, “Ball Four” author, dies at 80

Jim Bouton, the former New York Yankees pitcher who shocked and angered the conservative baseball world with the tell-all book "Ball Four," has died.

NYC to host ticker-tape parade for soccer champs Wednesday

It will be the city's first ticker-tape parade since the team's Women's World Cup win in 2015.

Coco Gauff loses at Wimbledon, while Williams wins again

The 15-year-old American who made news by beating Venus Williams last week lost in the fourth round.

US wins 4th World Cup title, 2nd in a row, beats Dutch 2-0

The United States won its record fourth Women’s World Cup title and second in a row, beating the Netherlands 2-0 Sunday night when Megan Rapinoe converted a penalty kick in the second half and Rose Lavelle added a goal.

  Coco Gauff, 15, pulls off another upset at Wimbledon

As it is, Gauff was the youngest player to qualify for Wimbledon in the professional era, winning three matches last week against higher-ranked women in the preliminary rounds.

Miami Dolphins player Kendrick Norton loses arm in crash

Norton played at the University of Miami and was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the seventh round in 2018. The Dolphins signed him in December.

US holds on to defeat England 2-1, advances to World Cup final

After a nerve wracking semifinal, the U.S. Women's national team will play in the World Cup Final.

Report: Nike pulls Betsy Ross flag sneaker after Kaepernick complaint

The shoe's heel has a U.S. flag with 13 white stars in a circle on it, known as the Betsy Ross flag.

Angels, MLB mourn Tyler Skaggs after pitcher dies in hotel room

Skaggs died Monday, when the 27-year-old pitcher was found unresponsive in his Texas hotel room. The scheduled series opener against the Rangers was postponed.

  Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs dies at age 27

Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs died Monday at the age of 27, stunning Major League Baseball and leading to the postponement of the team’s game against the Texas Rangers.

Gauff, just 15, shocks 5-time champ Venus, 39, at Wimbledon

Coco Gauff, already the youngest competitor ever to qualify at the All England Club in the professional era, showed the poise and power of a much older, much more experienced player, pulling off a 6-4, 6-4 victory in the first round over Venus Williams, who at 39 was the oldest woman in the field.

Megan Rapinoe accepts Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s invitation to tour House of Representatives

After the Yanks eliminated host nation France 2-1 in the quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) invited Rapinoe and the women’s national team to tour the lower house anytime.

Dominican police arrest ‘mastermind’ in David Ortiz shooting

Police said Víctor Hugo Gómez was detained in the Caribbean country. No further details were immediately released.

US defeats France 2-1, advances to semis in World Cup

The U.S. advances in the tournament and will play England on July 2.

ESPN anchor Bob Ley retires after 40 years with network

Bob Ley tweeted that he's enjoying the "best of health" and that the decision to retire was "entirely" his own.

Attorney: Girl hit during Astros game had skull fracture

Attorney Richard Mithoff says the girl had bleeding and swelling in her brain as well as a brain contusion after she was hit.

US defeats Spain 2-1 to advance to World Cup quarterfinals

The women's team eked out a win over a tough team from Spain to advance in the tournament.

  Italy’s Milan-Cortina wins vote to host 2026 Winter Olympics

Italy last hosted in Turin in 2006, and the Alpine ski resort Cortina previously hosted the Winter Games in 1956.

US defeats rival Sweden 2-0, finishes atop group

Already assured a spot in the round of 16 before the game, the United States finished atop its group and will head to Reims to face Spain on Monday. Sweden will play Canada in Paris.

Pelicans take Zion Williamson with No. 1 pick in NBA draft

The 6-foot-7, 285-pounder compiled a career worth of highlights into just one season, becoming the third freshman to be voted player of the year by The Associated Press.

Dominican AG: Ortiz shooting result of mistaken identity

Attorney General Jean Alain Rodríguez says the target was another man, dressed similarly to David Ortiz.

Police: 4 shot, 3 arrested at Raptors rally in Toronto

Gunfire broke out and a stampede ensued as fans celebrated at a rally Monday for the NBA champion Raptors, leaving four people shot and thousands fleeing less than a block from where the players and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sat on stage.

Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen dies at age 75

Pat Bowlen, the Denver Broncos owner who transformed the team from also-rans into NFL champions and helped the league usher in billion-dollar TV deals, has died.

Raptors capture first NBA title, beat Warriors in Game 6

The Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors 114-110 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night. The Raptors won the series 4-2, denying the Warriors what would have been a third straight championship.

Arch Madness: Blues win 1st Stanley Cup, beating Bruins 4-1

The St. Louis Blues have won the first Stanley Cup in franchise history.

Morgan has 5 goals as US routs Thailand 13-0

Ranked No. 1 in the world, the Americans had dropped only one match in their previous 38.

Paul Pierce admits he faked injury in 2008 Finals to go to the restroom

What once looked like an agonizing knee injury turned out to be agonizing discomfort in another part of his body.

Child hit by line drive at Astros game, Cubs batter breaks down sobbing

Cubs outfielder Albert Almora Jr. hit a line drive in the fourth inning into the field-level stands down the third base line, where it hit the girl.

LAPD officer contracts typhoid fever

The LAPD's central division had to be disinfected after an officer was sickened with typhoid fever. Another employee has typhus-like symptoms.

Bill Buckner, forever known for error in 1986 World Series, dies at 69

Bill Buckner, a star hitter who became known for making one of the most infamous plays in major league history, died Monday.

Raptors defeat Bucks 100-94 to advance to first NBA Finals

The Toronto Raptors overcame a 15-point deficit to win the series in six games and will host the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.