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NEW YORK (AP) — Jon Gruden looks at the present and predicted future of youth sports. It makes him cringe. The Super Bowl-winning coach and current ESPN football analyst got involved with the Sports Matter program through the DICK's Sporting Goods Foundation last year. In just...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro conjures clear images of sun, samba and soccer. Organizers of the Olympics that start a year from now hope that's what people remember after the games — not images of polluted water, inefficient transportation and incomplete venues. The Rio...
GENEVA (AP) — Michel Platini will run for FIFA president and plans to announce his intentions this week. Two officials familiar with Platini's plans have told The Associated Press that the FIFA vice president has made a decision to try to succeed Sepp Blatter. The officials...
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — One high roller requests a refrigerator full of bananas that he squeezes and throws as he gambles. Another urinates against a wall. Other high-stakes players described by a pit manager at Mohegan Sun, one of the world's largest casinos, throw chairs,...
BOSTON (AP) — Mayor Marty Walsh drew plenty of flak, and spawned a trending hashtag, by dismissing the opposition to the city's doomed bid for the 2024 Olympics as "10 people on Twitter." "The opposition for the most part is about 10 people on Twitter and a couple people out...
MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin and Sepp Blatter just can't stop praising each other. The Russian president, speaking with Swiss TV on Monday, said the embattled head of FIFA deserves a Nobel Prize for his work. Two days after Putin and Blatter hosted the preliminary draw for the...
ALMATY, Kazakhstan (AP) — Instead of grand talk about how the Olympics will break new ground by going to a majority-Muslim country for the first time, or by making their first visit to Central Asia, Almaty's bid for the 2022 Winter Games is about tradition. After a backlash...
DENVER (AP) — A quick heads up to Jurgen Klinsmann: Should you ever need DaMarcus Beasley for national team duty again, just call. The veteran of four World Cups will always listen. Beasley was coaxed out of his retirement from the national team by the U.S. coach for the...
DENVER (AP) — Troy Tulowitzki has been traded by the Colorado Rockies to the Toronto Blue Jays for Jose Reyes and three pitching prospects in a stunning swap of star shortstops, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on...