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The Associated Press will periodically look at the changing landscape of the NBA during the upcoming season from varied perspectives: A player's viewpoint, from the bench, and from the business side. A look at how the new television contracts will impact the economics of the...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Cassandra Greene knows it's difficult to get her son to open up. As she says, it can be like pulling teeth. Rashad Greene is one of the most unassuming college football stars. There's nothing silent, however, about the Florida State senior's game. He has...
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Oscar Taveras, the St. Louis Cardinals' outfielder regarded as one of the majors' top prospects, died Sunday in a car accident in his native Dominican Republic. He was 22. Taveras was driving a 2014 Chevrolet Camaro at the time of the...
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The captain of South Africa's national soccer team was fatally shot at a friend's house during an attempted robbery on Sunday night, police said. Goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa was killed around 8 p.m. after two gunmen entered a house in Vosloorus township near...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Brandon Crawford thought back to 2002, when he was 15. He's pretty sure he sat in the stands for a World Series game in San Francisco, though he's not sure which one. He remembers the Giants leaving town with a 3-2 Series lead, bursting ahead 5-0 in the...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — James Shields became "Tough Luck James" in Game 5 of the World Series. Shields bounced back from a shaky start in the Series opener with his best outing of the postseason only to be done in by Madison Bumgarner's brilliance and a few soft hits in Kansas City...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees hit rookie receiver Brandon Cooks and tight end Jimmy Graham for touchdowns, and the New Orleans Saints opened a 30-16 lead over the Green Bay Packers through three quarters Sunday night. The Saints' defense also came up with an interception of...
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras, a 22-year-old slugger who was regarded as one of the majors' top prospects, died Sunday in a car accident in his native Dominican Republic. Taveras was driving a 2014 Chevrolet Camaro at the...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees each got off to quick starts, and the Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints were tied at 10 after the first quarter Sunday night. Rodgers completed seven of his first nine passes for 203 yards, including a 70-yard touchdown pass...