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NFL, Goodell working on 5-year contract extension

Updated on  August 21, 2017 at 10:37 am
Roger Goodell is on track to maintain his prominent place at the table for the next round of collective bargaining between NFL owners and players, as the league is working on a five-year contract extension for the league commissioner. Read More

Boldin turns focus from NFL to bridging racial divisions

A deadly, racially charged conflict in Charlottesville, Virginia, caused Anquan Boldin to re-assess his priorities and led to the Buffalo Bills receiver’s decision to retire after 14 NFLseasons. Read More

Alabama starts at No. 1 for 2nd straight year in AP poll

The Crimson Tide became the first program in 12 years to take the top spot in The Associated Press preseason media poll two straight years, and will start the season ranked in the top five for the ninthconsecutive time. Read More

Ragan Smith wins first U.S. championship title win

The Ragan Smith that earned a spot as an alternate to the U.S. women’s Olympic gymnastics team last summer got by on precision, precociousness and more than a dash of charm. Read More

Umpires end protest, will meet with Commissioner Manfred

Major League Baseball umpires have ended their protest of what they called “abusive player behavior” after Commissioner Rob Manfred offered to meet with their union’s governing board. Read More

MLB umpires wear wristbands to protest ‘abusive’ treatment

Major League Baseball umpires wore white wristbands during games today, protesting “abusive player behavior” after Detroit second baseman Ian Kinsler was fined but not suspended for his recent verbal tirade against ump Angel Hernandez. Read More

Mariota, Titans slip past Panthers for preseason win

Updated on  August 19, 2017 at 8:35 pm
Marcus Mariota and the rest of the Titans offense finally got going in the preseason. With some help from the Panthers. Read More

Liukin creates upbeat approach at USA Gymnastics

Updated on  August 19, 2017 at 7:19 pm
The Italian beach outside their hotel beckoned to the group of American teenage girls, many on their first major international assignment as seniors for the U.S. women’s national gymnastics team. Read More

With betting and $200K for winner, online World Cup pays

In the days after Neymar’s world-record transfer, Paris Saint-Germain was wrapping up another ground-breaking signing. One less costly and lacking the Brazilian’s fanfare. Read More

Saints’ Te’o reconnects with Chargers pals in joint practice

Updated on  August 18, 2017 at 4:26 pm
Manti Te’o has been surrounded by friends while his New Orleans Saints held two joint practices this week with the Chargers, his team for the previous four seasons. Read More

Celtics to retire Paul Pierce’s No. 34

Updated on  August 18, 2017 at 1:45 pm
The Boston Celtics will retire Paul Pierce’s No. 34 during their Feb. 11 game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Read More