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Diego Maradona blows a kiss to fans in Cannes, France, on May 20, 2008. Diego Maradona has died. The Argentine soccer great was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity. He was 60. (Gian Mattia D'Alberto/LaPresse via AP)
November 25, 2020 - 12:59 pm
Tributes to Argentina soccer great Diego Maradona, who died Wednesday at age 60: ___ “A very sad day for all Argentinians and for football. He leaves us, but he is not gone because Diego is eternal. I stay with all the beautiful moments I lived with him and I wanted to send my condolences to his...
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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2013, file photo, Marty Lyons speaks as he is inducted into the New York Jets' Ring of Honor during a halftime ceremony of the team's NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in East Rutherford, N.J. Lyons has been on a mission for 38 years and counting to fulfill the wishes of children who have been diagnosed with a terminal or life-threatening illness. He started the Marty Lyons Foundation in 1982 and the nonprofit has granted over 8,000 wishes and raised over $35 million. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
November 24, 2020 - 11:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Marty Lyons pauses, fights back tears and clears his throat nearly every time he mentions the children who are no longer here. The former New York Jets defensive lineman and longtime team radio analyst has seen way too many youngsters enter his life and then die from the cancer and...
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Associated Press
November 24, 2020 - 10:18 am
Peyton Manning, Charles Woodson, Jared Allen and Calvin Johnson are first-year eligible players to make the list of 25 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s class of 2021. Joining them are four players who previously have been eligible, but never made the semifinals: Eric Allen, Willie...
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November 20, 2020 - 4:13 am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A fundraising campaign has been launched in an effort to raise enough money to renovate and reopen a museum at Muhammad Ali's childhood home in Louisville, Kentucky. The nonprofit Muhammad Ali Childhood Home Museum is trying to raise $5.8 million that would be used to build a...
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Associated Press
November 19, 2020 - 5:04 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Jake Scott, the star safety who was the most valuable player in the Super Bowl that completed the Miami Dolphins’ 1972 perfect season, died Thursday in Atlanta. He was 75. Scott died after a fall down a stairway that left him in a coma, former teammate Dick Anderson said. Scott played...
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November 19, 2020 - 5:03 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Jake Scott, the star safety who was the most valuable player in the Super Bowl that completed the Miami Dolphins’ 1972 perfect season, died Thursday in Atlanta. He was 75. Scott died after a fall down a stairway that left him in a coma, former teammate Dick Anderson said. Scott played...
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Toronto Raptors' Fred VanVleet (23) celebrates with teammate OG Anunoby (3) during the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game against the Boston Celtics Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
November 17, 2020 - 6:27 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The Canadian government is reviewing a proposal from the NBA and the Raptors to play in Toronto amid the pandemic. A spokesman for Health Minister Patty Hajdu said Tuesday officials have been in contact with the Raptors and will continue to engage with them “in the coming weeks.”...
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2017 file photo, former New York Knicks player Charles Oakley exchanges words with a security guard during the first half of an NBA basketball game between the New York Knicks and the LA Clippers, in New York's Madison Square Garden. A jury can decide whether former New York Knicks star Oakley was ejected from Madison Square Garden with excessive force when he was removed as a spectator to a 2017 game, an appeals court ruled Monday. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
November 16, 2020 - 12:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A jury can decide whether former New York Knicks star Charles Oakley was ejected from Madison Square Garden with excessive force when he was removed as a spectator to a 2017 game, an appeals court ruled Monday. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated assault and battery...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, file photo, Minnesota head coach P.J. Fleck hugs defensive back Chris Williamson (6) during an NCAA college football game against Wisconsin, in Minneapolis. Fleck has never lacked for clever ways to connect and motivate his players. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs, File)
November 16, 2020 - 9:25 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Starting with his trademarked “Row the Boat” motto that touts energy, trust and optimism, University of Minnesota football coach P.J. Fleck has never lacked for clever ways to connect with and motivate his players. The team-wide meeting on the eve of each game has become a real...
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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 file photo, Conseslus Kipruto of Kenya, gold medal winner in the the men's 3000 meter steeplechase final, celebrates at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. Olympic steeplechase champion Conseslus Kipruto of Kenya has been charged with having sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old girl and was released on bail Monday, Nov. 16, 2020 after pleading not guilty. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)
November 16, 2020 - 7:50 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Olympic steeplechase champion Conseslus Kipruto of Kenya has been charged with having sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old girl and was released on bail Monday after pleading not guilty. Kipruto was charged with what is referred to as “defilement” in Kenyan law — sexual...
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