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Baylor confirms NCAA investigation after sex abuse scandal

2017-06-26T22:33:08Z

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The NCAA is conducting an "ongoing, pending investigation" into Baylor University in the wake of a sexual assault scandal that led to the firing of football coach Art Briles and the departure of the school president, the school's lawyers confirmed in a federal court filing....



Selanne, Kariya headline Hockey Hall of Fame class of 2017

2017-06-26T20:05:46Z

Teemu Selanne and Paul Kariya were a dynamic duo in Anaheim for several years, and now they are going into the Hockey Hall of Fame together....



Marlins trade SS Hechavarria to Rays for 2 minor leaguers

2017-06-26T22:40:07Z

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- The Miami Marlins have traded shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria to the Tampa Bay Rays for two minor leaguers....



Column: Dale Jr. farewell tour begins, but it isn't goodbye

2017-06-26T22:24:48Z

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. had just completed a satisfying sixth-place finish at Sonoma Raceway when he was stopped by the Fox Sports cameras in what might have been his final post-race interview with the network....



Vikings player Floyd expected to appear in Arizona court

2017-06-26T19:39:13Z

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Vikings wide receiver Michael Floyd is expected to appear in an Arizona court after being flagged for failed alcohol tests that are part of his monitoring for house arrest in Minnesota....



8-time All-Star Dwight Howard: I have a lot left in the tank

2017-06-26T18:43:28Z

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- At 31 and entering his 14th NBA season, eight-time All-Star Dwight Howard says his best basketball is ahead of him....



Team New Zealand routs Oracle Team USA to win America's Cup

2017-06-26T21:57:25Z

HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) -- Redemption for a gutty crew of five New Zealanders and one Australian came on the turquoise waters of Bermuda's Great Sound, four years and 3,000 miles removed from one of the most brutal collapses in sports....



Brother of boxer Julio Cesar Chavez slain in home in Mexico

2017-06-26T18:09:31Z

CULIACAN, Mexico (AP) -- The brother of legendary boxer Julio Cesar Chavez was killed in his home in western Mexico, state authorities said Monday....



Bolt curious about who will replace him as fastest man

2017-06-26T16:40:51Z

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) -- Usain Bolt is curious as to who will replace him as the world's fastest man....



NHL movement just getting started going into free agency

2017-06-26T12:16:16Z

As New York Rangers players cleaned out their lockers after a second-round playoff exit, all the talk was about impending change....