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More than two years after first being charged with five top-level violations, North Carolina finally appeared Wednesday before an NCAA infractions committee panel amid its long-running academic scandal. School representatives — including chancellor Carol Folt, athletic director...
LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers first-round pick T.J. Watt will take all the preseason snaps he can get at right outside linebacker. And perhaps most of them in the regular season too, a fact the man his is in the process of replacing isn't fighting. James Harrison is...
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The two biggest cornerstones of the emerging Edmonton Oilers franchise are now locked up for the long haul. Six weeks after extending Connor McDavid for eight years and $100 million, the Oilers signed 21-year-old Leon Draisaitl to an eight-year contract...
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Like your baseball with some offensive firepower? The Little League World Series looks like the place to be starting Thursday. The 16 teams competing at the 71st annual tournament boast some gaudy statistics. Eight are from the United States and...
MASON, Ohio (AP) — Ninth-seeded Venus Williams was knocked out of the Western & Southern Open by qualifier Ashleigh Barty in a three-set, second-round match on Wednesday. Barty, who is ranked No. 48 on the WTA Tour, bounced back after dropping the second set to pull out a 6-...
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers have signed center Leon Draisaitl to an eight-year contract extension with an average annual value of $8.5 million. The extension runs through the 2024-25 season, similar to the eight-year, $100-million extension superstar captain...
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — European golfer Suzann Pettersen has pulled out of this weekend's Solheim Cup because of a back injury. Pettersen says she couldn't guarantee that she'd be able overcome a slipped disc in time for the biennial tournament between the U.S. and Europe,...
Kei Nishikori is the latest top player to pull out of the U.S. Open because of an injury. The agent for the 2014 runner-up and 2016 semifinalist at Flushing Meadows said Wednesday that Nishikori will miss the rest of the season because of a torn tendon in his right wrist...
College hockey's top player is an NHL free agent after former University of Denver defenseman Will Butcher allowed a deadline to pass without signing with the Colorado Avalanche. The Avalanche selected Butcher in the fifth round of the 2013 draft and had until Tuesday to sign...