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NFL Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy found dead at age 48
Cortez Kennedy was a hulking force at defensive tackle, the cornerstone of a franchise that had little to cheer about for most of his playing career....



LeBron locked in for Game 4 after being locked out in Game 3
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) -- LeBron James had that look - faraway, yet focused....



NFL cuts OT to 10 minutes and opens up end zone celebrations
CHICAGO (AP) -- NFL owners cut the overtime period from 15 minutes to 10 minutes during the regular season, but also gave players plenty of leeway to celebrate after a touchdown....



Areas outside of arenas becoming a bigger priority
LONDON (AP) -- Even before the suicide bombing that killed 22 people at a Manchester, England, arena Monday night, the Chicago Cubs were evaluating ways to make the area around Wrigley Field safer....



3 Michigan State players accused of assault violated policy
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan State University investigated an alleged sexual assault and found that three football players violated campus policy, a lawyer said Tuesday....



AP Exclusive: Mixed emotions for Dixon after armed robbery
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The whole plan had been to celebrate Scott Dixon's pole-winning run for the Indianapolis 500 at a downtown Italian restaurant....



Celtics G Isaiah Thomas visits specialist, surgery undecided
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Boston Celtics star guard Isaiah Thomas has visited one hip specialist and plans to see others....



Rio Olympic planning assailed for 'white elephant' venues
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- A federal prosecutor looking into last year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics says that many of the venues "are white elephants" that were built with "no planning."...



Faster, higher, rustier: Medals from Rio Olympics damaged
Kyle Snyder made history at the Rio Olympics by becoming the youngest American wrestler to win a gold medal....



A big week for European golf, but baby steps to narrow gap
The European Tour has reason to celebrate, as long as it can avoid comparisons....