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FILE - In this June 4, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) talks with head coach Freddie Kitchens at the team's NFL football training facility in Berea, Ohio. Browns coach Freddie Kitchens says he doesn’t care if controversial comments by brash quarterback Baker Mayfield put a target on his team. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)
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August 20, 2019 - 6:11 pm
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Maybe it's good the Browns and Giants won't play this season. They're already trash-talking. Comments by brash Cleveland quarterback Baker Mayfield and star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. created a stir at the training camps for both teams Tuesday, adding extra heat to brutally humid...
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FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2018, file photo, Aldermanic President Lewis Reed, left, high-fives Carolyn Kindle Betz after a proposed soccer stadium in St. Louis was approved by unanimous vote at a meeting in St. Louis. On Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, the league officially announced that St. Louis would become its 28th club when it begins play for the 2022 season. “Our ownership group has come a long way since we first announced our bid last October at Mathews-Dickey Boys and Girls Club, and it’s an incredible feeling to now be able to say, ‘St. Louis is home to the first official majority female-led ownership group in MLS,’” said Carolyn Kindle Betz, granddaughter of Enterprise founder Jack Taylor and the president of Enterprise Holdings Foundation. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
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August 20, 2019 - 3:03 pm
The prospects of a Major League Soccer franchise ever calling St. Louis home appeared to have died two years ago when voters turned down the use of a business tax to finance a new downtown stadium. Then a new potential ownership group came along. Led by members of the founding family of car rental...
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FILE - In this April 18, 2019 file photo Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber speaks at a news conference in Los Angeles. Garber's 20th anniversary as Major League Soccer's commissioner is Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019 and the league's challenge these days is growth and not survival, an upward trajectory that will be boosted when the U.S. co-hosts the World Cup in 2026. MLS has doubled in size to 24 teams under Garber's leadership, plays primarily in soccer specific stadiums and maintains an average attendance among the top 10 soccer leagues in the world. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, file)
August 01, 2019 - 5:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Don Garber keeps a fireman's hat in his office. "When you're running a business like this, you are a fireman. You're putting out fires every day," he said. Garber's 20th anniversary as Major League Soccer's commissioner is Sunday, and the league's challenge these days is growth, an...
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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, top right, gives autographs at NFL football training camp Saturday, July 27, 2019, in St. Joseph, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
July 29, 2019 - 6:34 pm
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes spent this past offseason riding horses through the surf and throwing passes on the beach, swapping jokes with Jimmy Kimmel and hob-knobbing with celebrities on the red carpet. He's the cover boy for this year's Madden video game. The Texas Tech die-hard who...
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FILE - In this May 26, 2000, file photo, Philadelphia Flyers Eric Lindros, third from right, is assisted after getting hit in the first period of Game 7 of their NHL hockey Eastern Conference finals against the New Jersey Devils in Philadelphia. Lindros could easily be the poster boy for concussions in the NHL given his experience. (AP Photo/Chris Gardner, File)
May 23, 2019 - 1:18 pm
Jason Dickinson was angry the moment he was pulled from a game to be checked for a concussion. On the receiving end of a hit that warranted a second look, the Dallas Stars forward later realized the precaution wasn't such a bad thing. "Today's game they're doing a lot, and they are focusing on...
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In this Tuesday, April 2, 2019, photo, former NHL player Dan Carcillo poses for a portrait with his wife Ela at his rural home in Homer Glen, Ill. Carcillo is hurting inside and out after seven documented concussions in the National Hockey League and what he believes could be hundreds of traumatic brain injuries. Almost a year removed from his last round of neurological treatment in early April, the bad days outnumber the good and the suicidal thoughts returned. Carcillo explains where his head is at. This is a bad day. "I'm going to choose when I'm going to go," Carcillo said. "I'll make that decision of how much pain I'm going to put my loved ones through that are around me." (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
May 23, 2019 - 1:14 pm
HOMER GLEN, Ill. (AP) — Wearing a black shirt with "Fight for your happiness" on the front and "Sick not weak" on the back, Daniel Carcillo eats an apple as his wife makes a cappuccino nearby and their oldest daughter scampers around the kitchen. This is the family he always wanted, just not the...
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May 23, 2019 - 10:39 am
NBCSN will broadcast an interview with Lance Armstrong following Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals. The network announced Thursday that the 30-minute special will start after the game on Wednesday night. Armstrong will discuss his career with Mike Tirico in "Lance Armstrong: Next Stage." The...
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FILE - In this March 10, 2019, file photo, Boston Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy gives instructions during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh. Cassidy's Bruins will face the St. Louis Blues in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday, May 27, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
May 22, 2019 - 7:31 pm
BOSTON (AP) — It's been more than three months since the last championship parade in Boston, and the city is getting antsy. Sure, the Red Sox won the World Series last October. And the New England Patriots earned their sixth Super Bowl victory in February. But since then: Nothing. And Boston's...
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Fernando Alonso, of Spain, drives out of the pit area during practice for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Friday, May 17, 2019 in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
May 20, 2019 - 2:07 am
Like most aspiring broadcasters of his era, Mike Tirico remembers tuning into ABC every Saturday to watch Wide World of Sports, listening in rapt attention to the dulcet tones of Jim McKay. "It was Channel 7 back in New York," Tirico recalled fondly, "and this was a time that was almost...
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San Jose Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson (65), of Sweden, skates away after scoring the winning goal past St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington, left, during overtime in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference final series Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in St. Louis. The Sharks won 5-4 to take a 2-1 lead in the series. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
May 16, 2019 - 6:45 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Don't tell San Jose coach Peter DeBoer his Sharks have gotten lucky during their playoff run. "It irks me when you use words like that because this is a team that we've played four or five elimination games, not moments, games, 12 to 15 periods of elimination hockey against Vegas...
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