• August 25, 2016

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US swimmer Lochte's legal troubles mount in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian police charged American swimmer Ryan Lochte on Thursday with filing a false robbery report over an incident during the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Reed, Laird share early lead at Barclays

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Patrick Reed didn't break anything Thursday except par.

Pick Six: Strong, Sumlin entering 2016 on coaching hot seat

To consider Les Miles on the dreaded hot seat at LSU entering this season suggests a lot about job security among college football coaches these days — especially those in the Southeastern Conference.

Avalanche hire Bednar to replace Roy as coach

Joe Sakic had to rush his coaching search after the abrupt resignation of Patrick Roy. He doesn't believe the Colorado Avalanche rushed their hire.

Lundquist dives into his last season as voice of SEC on CBS

NEW YORK (AP) — Verne Lundquist recently returned from a Scandinavian summer vacation to find an email with 309 pages of stories on Texas A&M and UCLA. As the 76-year-old play-by-play man gets set for his 17th and final season as the voice of Southeastern Conference football on CBS, he is happily diving into one of his favorite parts of the job.

Correction: Giants-Mara story

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — In a story Aug. 24 about New York Giants owner John Mara commenting on placekicker Josh Brown's one-game suspension, The Associated Press erroneously reported some of the details of the allegations made against Brown and details of the NFL's personal conduct policy. According to the NFL, Brown allegedly grabbed his ex-wife by her wrist, not her throat, and the ex-wife's allegations of 20 abusive incidents were contained in a court filing, not made to the media. Additionally, the NFL's personal conduct policy doesn't mandate a six-game suspension. It calls for a baseline suspension of six games without pay for violations involving assault, with consideration given to possible mitigating or aggravating circumstances.

VOLLEYBALL: Harker Heights outlasts Salado for five-set victory on the road

SALADO — Harker Heights was more than happy to pull out an exhilarating five-set victory on the road Tuesday night. 

VOLLEYBALL: Diverse attack leads Ellison over Lampasas

The Ellison Lady Eagles volleyball team hosted Lampasas on Tuesday night and both squads got what they wanted. 

VOLLEYBALL: Strong defense leads Gatesville to sweep of Brownwood

GATESVILLE — Gracie Lee knew what was going to happen. 

VOLLEYBALL: Lady Buffs fall to Round Rock Christian

FLORENCE — There are times in athletics, when you are unable to emerge victorious, all you can do is tip your cap to the opponent and move on. 

VOLLEYBALL: Lady Roos unable to gain revenge in Temple

TEMPLE — Head coach Courtney Mitchell knew the Killeen Lady Kangaroos were going to be hungry on Tuesday night when they arrived to face the Temple Tem-Cats. 

VOLLEYBALL: 4A-No. 14 Lorena powers to home win over Belton

LORENA — Belton head coach Krystal Brodbeck knew that if her team was going to knock off 4A-No.14 Lorena on the road Tuesday night her team would have to play one of its best matches of the season. 

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Pick Six: Strong, Sumlin entering 2016 on coaching hot seat
Updated: August 25, 2016 - 6:30 pm

To consider Les Miles on the dreaded hot seat at LSU entering this season suggests a lot about job security among college football coaches these days — especially those in the Southeastern Conference.

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Sydney rain forces changes in Cal, Hawaii training schedules
Updated: August 25, 2016 - 2:15 am

SYDNEY (AP) — Heavy rainfall in Sydney over 12 hours into early Thursday morning forced changes to the practice schedules for California and Hawaii just two days away from their college football season-opener at the Olympic stadium.

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Cal, Hawaii play tourists ahead of college football opener
Updated: August 23, 2016 - 7:30 pm

SYDNEY (AP) — With the usual touristy things — Opera House, Harbour Bridge and meeting mascot-sized koalas — out of the way, the California Golden Bears and Hawaii were set to continue their practice sessions in Australia on Wednesday ahead of the opening college football game of the season.

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Dolphins, Marlins increase Zika-control efforts at stadiums
Updated: August 25, 2016 - 1:45 pm

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Dolphins and Miami Marlins say they've intensified mosquito-control treatments at their stadiums because of the Zika virus.

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Fan falls into Yankees dugout during win over Seattle
Posted: August 25, 2016

SEATTLE (AP) — A fan fell into the New York Yankees dugout during their victory over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday, landing on the dugout steps before being corralled by law enforcement.

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Hill solid, Turner homers and Dodgers beat Giants 1-0
Updated: August 25, 2016 - 1:30 am

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Turner and the Dodgers aren't thinking cruise control just yet.

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Olympics done, WNBA ready for sprint to the finish
Updated: August 24, 2016 - 3:15 pm

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — With the Olympics behind it, the WNBA is ready to restart its season after a monthlong break.

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Kobe Bryant starts $100 million investment fund
Updated: August 22, 2016 - 3:45 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Retired NBA star Kobe Bryant is moving to Wall Street, announcing the formation of a $100 million venture capital fund to invest in media, technology and data companies.

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The Latest: Rio Games close with samba-fueled Carnival party
Updated: August 21, 2016 - 10:02 pm

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The latest on the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (all times local):

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Pick Six: Strong, Sumlin entering 2016 on coaching hot seat
Updated: August 25, 2016 - 6:30 pm

To consider Les Miles on the dreaded hot seat at LSU entering this season suggests a lot about job security among college football coaches these days — especially those in the Southeastern Conference.

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Lundquist dives into his last season as voice of SEC on CBS
Updated: August 25, 2016 - 5:15 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Verne Lundquist recently returned from a Scandinavian summer vacation to find an email with 309 pages of stories on Texas A&M and UCLA. As the 76-year-old play-by-play man gets set for his 17th and final season as the voice of Southeastern Conference football on CBS, he is happily diving into one of his favorite parts of the job.

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Correction: Giants-Mara story
Updated: August 25, 2016 - 5:02 pm

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — In a story Aug. 24 about New York Giants owner John Mara commenting on placekicker Josh Brown's one-game suspension, The Associated Press erroneously reported some of the details of the allegations made against Brown and details of the NFL's personal conduct policy. According to the NFL, Brown allegedly grabbed his ex-wife by her wrist, not her throat, and the ex-wife's allegations of 20 abusive incidents were contained in a court filing, not made to the media. Additionally, the NFL's personal conduct policy doesn't mandate a six-game suspension. It calls for a baseline suspension of six games without pay for violations involving assault, with consideration given to possible mitigating or aggravating circumstances.

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Avalanche hire Bednar to replace Roy as coach
Updated: August 25, 2016 - 5:45 pm

Joe Sakic had to rush his coaching search after the abrupt resignation of Patrick Roy. He doesn't believe the Colorado Avalanche rushed their hire.

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Lundquist dives into his last season as voice of SEC on CBS
Updated: August 25, 2016 - 5:15 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Verne Lundquist recently returned from a Scandinavian summer vacation to find an email with 309 pages of stories on Texas A&M and UCLA. As the 76-year-old play-by-play man gets set for his 17th and final season as the voice of Southeastern Conference football on CBS, he is happily diving into one of his favorite parts of the job.

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Canada picks Crosby as captain for World Cup of Hockey
Updated: August 25, 2016 - 4:30 pm

The process of selecting Sidney Crosby as Canada's captain for the World Cup of Hockey was a simple one.

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Get a Grip: Harvick loves new Bristol Motor Speedway
Updated: August 22, 2016 - 1:45 am

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Kevin Harvick believes Bristol Motor Speedway is on to something. Now, he wants similar tracks to follow that lead.

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Kevin Harvick wins rain-delayed NASCAR race at Bristol
Updated: August 21, 2016 - 8:30 pm

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Kevin Harvick passed Denny Hamlin for the lead with 70 laps to go and held to win at Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday, ending a two-day, water-logged ordeal.

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NASCAR Sprint Cup race stopped once more for rain
Updated: August 20, 2016 - 11:15 pm

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — The water-logged Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway was called after just 48 of 500 laps were run because of rainstorms throughout Saturday night.

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US swimmer Lochte's legal troubles mount in Brazil
Updated: August 25, 2016 - 8:02 pm

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian police charged American swimmer Ryan Lochte on Thursday with filing a false robbery report over an incident during the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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Vegas stadium backers down to 2 top sites for Raiders
Updated: August 25, 2016 - 5:02 pm

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Backers of a proposed NFL stadium said they've whittled their list to two sites just west of the Las Vegas Strip and refuse to accept any less than $750 million in public funding toward the project, which they hope will soon be home to the Raiders.

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Hope Solo suspended from national team for 6 months
Updated: August 24, 2016 - 11:15 pm

CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. women's goalkeeper Hope Solo was suspended Wednesday for six months by U.S. Soccer for disparaging comments about Sweden following the Americans' early departure from the Rio Olympics.

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