Sports

February 19, 2020 - 1:19 pm
More than a month after the season ended, at least one major college football team was still trying to find a head coach. On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, Adam Rittenberg of ESPN joins AP's Ralph Russo to talk about Michigan State hiring Mel Tucker and Colorado trying to replace...
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Washington Redskins' Adrian Peterson waves after given the Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award at the NFL Honors football award show Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
February 19, 2020 - 12:16 pm
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins exercised Adrian Peterson's 2020 option Wednesday, keeping the veteran running back in the fold for another season. Peterson returns to Washington for a third season and first under new coach Ron Rivera. It'll be his 14th NFL season. “Adrian Peterson is...
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FILE - In this July 8, 2018, file photo, James Hinchcliffe celebrates after winning an IndyCar Series auto race at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. Hinchcliffe will return to Andretti Autosport for three races this season, including the Indianapolis 500. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
February 19, 2020 - 10:24 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — James Hinchcliffe will return to Andretti Autosport for three races this season, including the Indianapolis 500. Hinchcliffe in January landed enough sponsorship to run both of the May races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and set out to find a team to give him a seat. He landed...
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Hitoshi Oshitani, Professor of Department of Virology, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, speaks during a press conference in Tokyo, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. The respected Japanese virologist says if the Tokyo Olympics were tomorrow they probably couldn't be held because of the fast-spreading coronavirus from Wuhan, China. Dr. Oshitani says “right now we don't have an effective strategy and I think it may be difficult to have the Olympics." But he was more hopeful about the outlook just over five months from now when the games are to open on July 24.(AP Photo/Stephen Wade)
February 19, 2020 - 4:15 am
TOKYO (AP) — A respected Japanese virologist on Wednesday said if the Tokyo Olympics were tomorrow, the games probably couldn't be held because of the fast-spreading coronavirus from Wuhan, China. “We need to find the best way to have a safe Olympics," Dr. Hitoshi Oshitani said, speaking at the...
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Ryan Newman (6) goes airborne after crashing into Corey LaJoie (32) during the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Sunday's running of the race was postponed by rain. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
February 18, 2020 - 6:49 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt's death on the final lap of the Daytona 500 may have saved Ryan Newman's life. Earnhardt died 19 years ago Tuesday, the same day Roush Fenway Racing said Newman was awake and talking to doctors and family following his own harrowing accident on the last lap...
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Dortmund's Giovanni Reyna, middle, moves the ball against Werder's Marco Friedl, left, and Niklas Moisander, right, during a soccer game, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 in Bremen, Germany. (David Hecker/dpa via AP)
February 18, 2020 - 6:34 pm
DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Gio Reyna became the youngest American to appear in the Champions League and assisted on the go-ahead goal, helping Dortmund beat Paris-Saint Germain 2-1 Tuesday night in the first leg of the round of 16. The 17-year-old son of former U.S. national team captain Claudio...
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FILE - In this March 18, 2015, file photo, the NCAA logo is displayed at center court as work continues at The Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, for the NCAA college basketball tournament. The NCAA took a significant step toward allowing all Division I athletes to transfer one time without sitting out a season of competition. A plan to change the waiver process is expected to be presented to the Division I Council in April, 2020. If adopted, new criteria would go into effect for the 2020-21 academic year and be a boon for athletes in high-profile sports such as football and men's and women's basketball. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
February 18, 2020 - 6:33 pm
The NCAA took a significant step toward allowing all Division I athletes to transfer one time without sitting out a season of competition. A plan to change the waiver process is expected to be presented to the Division I Council in April. If adopted, new criteria would go into effect for the 2020-...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2019, file photo, former NFL player Tony Dungy is introduced before the induction ceremony at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Pro football is discovering that the spirit of the Rooney Rule is being violated. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made that a point of emphasis in his state of the league speech during Super Bowl week. So count on Goodell finding ways to more strongly implement the policy that requires teams to interview minority candidates for coaching and executive positions.(AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)
February 18, 2020 - 5:35 pm
Pro football is discovering that the spirit of the Rooney Rule is being violated. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made that a point of emphasis in his state of the league speech during Super Bowl week. So count on Goodell finding ways to more strongly implement the policy that requires teams to...
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FILE - A Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019 file photo shows a view of the burnt wreckage of a small plane that crashed into the parking lot of a post office, in Lafayette, La. Wade Berzas, the only person to survive plane crash that killed the other five people on board was discharged Monday, Feb. 17 after 52 days at the center's burn unit (Scott Clause/The Lafayette Advertiser via AP)
February 18, 2020 - 4:57 pm
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The only person to survive a December plane crash in south Louisiana that killed the other five people on board has gone home after nearly two months months in the hospital. News outlets reported that Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center said in a news release that Wade...
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Ryan Newman (6) goes airborne after crashing into Corey LaJoie (32) during the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Sunday's running of the race was postponed by rain. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
February 18, 2020 - 3:40 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Drafting, blocking and bumping are essential elements of racing on NASCAR's fastest tracks. When Ryan Blaney pushed fellow Ford driver Ryan Newman in the final lap of the Daytona 500, it was something both men have done hundreds of times on superspeedways. For a few...
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