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BEIJING (AP) — No matter how many hurdles Aries Merritt clears this week at the world championships, he knows there's an even bigger one waiting for him in a few days back at home — a kidney transplant. That's why the Olympic 110-meter hurdles champion and world-record holder is...
Orlando Scandrick's season is over before it started after the Dallas cornerback tore two ligaments in his right knee in practice at training camp Tuesday. A person with knowledge of the injury told The Associated Press that an MRI exam revealed tears to the anterior cruciate...
PHOENIX (AP) — Three weeks after he took a line drive to the face that nearly killed him, relief pitcher Evan Marshall was back at Chase Field on Tuesday night, hugging his teammates and recounting what so far has been a remarkably fast recovery. After a strong season with the...
Big 12 Conference athletic directors are unanimously backing a proposal that would prohibit schools from accepting transfers who were disciplined for violent acts at their previous schools. In a text to The Associated Press, Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said Tuesday that...
NEW YORK (AP) — Rafael Nadal has won 14 Grand Slam titles while coached by his uncle. A few difficult months won't change his loyalty to Toni Nadal. "I have (had) an amazing career with the team that I have today, the same team from the beginning," the younger Nadal said Tuesday...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Michael Vick needed a job. The Pittsburgh Steelers needed a backup quarterback. One solid workout solved both problems. The Steelers signed the four-time Pro Bowler to a one-year deal on Tuesday night, hopeful there's enough game left in the 35-year-old's still...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anxiety over taxpayer costs helped cripple Boston's 2024 Olympic bid, but organizers in potential stand-in Los Angeles projected Tuesday that they could stage events from Santa Monica Beach to the Hollywood Hills and bank a $161 million surplus. Los Angeles,...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anxiety over taxpayer costs helped cripple Boston's 2024 Olympic bid, but organizers in potential stand-in Los Angeles disclosed a budget Tuesday that shows the city holding a $161 million surplus after staging events from Santa Monica beaches to the Hollywood...
EDISON, N.J. (AP) — The words were big and bold coming out of Trump National. Only this time, it wasn't The Donald doing the talking. It was a 15-year-old from Texas. Jordan Spieth had just won the U.S. Junior Amateur on Trump's course in Bedminster for the biggest trophy of his...