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Toronto FC midfielder Michael Bradley talks to reporters Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, during a news conference in Seattle. Toronto FC will face the Seattle Sounders on Sunday in the MLS Cup soccer match in Seattle, the third time the two teams will have met for the MLS championship. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
November 08, 2019 - 4:59 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — When Michael Bradley left Italy and returned to Major League Soccer to join Toronto FC, he was the secondary attraction. Most of the attention was on Toronto's simultaneous acquisition of striker Jermain Defoe. Six seasons later, Defoe is long gone and Bradley is secondary to no one...
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November 07, 2019 - 7:03 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Raiders center Rodney Hudson and right tackle Trent Brown are active against the Chargers. Two of the key members of the offensive line will play Thursday night against Los Angeles despite being listed on the injury report as questionable. The Raiders also dressed...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt, left, talks with running back Nick Chubb during practice at the NFL football team's training camp facility, in Berea, Ohio. Hunt’s self-inflicted punishment is over. The Browns running back, who quickly went from being one of the NFL’s rising stars to a violent offender, has returned from his eight-game NFL suspension and will play this week against the Buffalo Bills. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
November 07, 2019 - 6:24 pm
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Kareem Hunt learned humility during his time away from football for two violent, off-field altercations, the lengthy layoff forcing him to grow up. It was a tough lesson. A needed one. While serving his eight-game NFL suspension for losing control of his emotions and becoming...
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A cat runs on the field during the second quarter of an NFL football game between the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys, Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
November 07, 2019 - 2:54 pm
Luckily, the black cat making its primetime debut at MetLife Stadium didn't seem to be an omen. The cat not only found the end zone but found a way to escape Monday night, which is more than most members of the Giants can do before their season is mercifully over. That's life midway through the NFL...
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In this Nov. 5, 2019, photo, the MLS Cup trophy is displayed on the roof of the Space Needle with the downtown Seattle in the background. Seattle will host the MLS Cup soccer match Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, as the Seattle Sounders face Toronto FC at CenturyLink Field. Ten years ago, the arrival of the Sounders changed expectations for what an MLS soccer expansion team should look like, and now the soccer-mad city gets a chance to shine hosting the league's championship game for the second time, but the first with the home team playing. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
November 07, 2019 - 2:20 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — As much as his lingering doubts want to convince him otherwise, Adrian Hanauer knows what's about to take place Sunday and the numbers aren't lies. Hanauer is the majority owner of the popular Seattle Sounders but sometimes can't let go of his early struggles with the club. That was...
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November 07, 2019 - 8:27 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's football federation and players' union say they have agreed on a new collective bargaining agreement that closes the pay gap between the men's and women's national teams. The new four-year CBA announced on Wednesday ensures the Socceroos and Matildas receive a 24% share of...
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FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2016, file photo, San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) kneels after an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif. From his first career start in 2006 to some riveting comebacks and crushing defeats, Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers has had plenty of memorable experiences playing against the Raiders at the Oakland Coliseum. So there will be a bit of nostalgia when Rivers plays his final scheduled game there Thursday night, Nov. 7, 2019, when the Chargers (4-5) take on the Raiders (4-4) in a game crucial for both teams' playoff hopes. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
November 06, 2019 - 2:50 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — From his first career start in 2006 to some riveting comebacks and crushing defeats, Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers has had plenty of memorable experiences playing against the Raiders at the Oakland Coliseum. So there will be a bit of nostalgia when Rivers plays his final...
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Penske Corporation Chairman Rodger Penske, left, and Hulman & Co. Chairman Tony Hulman George speak after a press conference at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the IndyCar Series were sold to Penske Entertainment Corp. in a stunning move Monday that relinquishes control of the iconic speedway from the Hulman family after 74 years. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
November 06, 2019 - 11:36 am
Roger Penske spent part of Tuesday walking Indianapolis Motor Speedway, using a cool, sunny day to look over the historic venue that will soon be his. There is work to be done at the speedway, lots of work before it can be the entertainment mecca he envisions. But more than that, there is a legacy...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, file photo, Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur celebrates with quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) after a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, in Kansas City, Mo. Being a rookie head coach in the NFL is challenging enough, and also calling plays for the offense only increases the difficulty. Having Rodgers has helped ease the growing pains for LaFleur. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
November 06, 2019 - 3:00 am
Maybe Sean McVay made it all look just too easy. McVay coached the Los Angeles Rams to the playoffs each of his first two seasons, including the Super Bowl in February. He proved such a perfect match with quarterback Jared Goff that six of eight NFL teams hiring this offseason turned to offensive-...
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Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton stands on the sidelines during the first half of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
November 05, 2019 - 4:55 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers have placed quarterback Cam Newton on injured reserve, meaning he can't play for the rest of the regular season. Panthers general manager Marty Hurney said in a statement Tuesday that Newton is still experiencing pain in his foot and needs to continue to rehab...
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