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Freeze resigns as Ole Miss football coach after 5 seasons

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:22:21 GMT2017-07-21T00:22:21Z

Mississippi football coach Hugh Freeze was at Jackson Country Club on Wednesday night, giving his yearly rah-rah speech about the Rebels' overcoming adversity and getting ready for the season....



An All-American start to the British Open

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:00:28 GMT2017-07-20T21:00:28Z

SOUTHPORT, England (AP) -- The wind off the Irish Sea pushed away the rain clouds and bathed Royal Birkdale in sunshine, Stars and Stripes....



'Juice' will be loose: OJ Simpson granted parole in robbery

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:45:51 GMT2017-07-21T00:45:51Z

LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) -- O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel-room heist, successfully making his case for freedom in a nationally televised hearing that reflected America's enduring fascination with the former football star....



Biting criticism for El Salvador players for gnawing on US

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 20:26:10 GMT2017-07-20T20:26:10Z

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Pushing and shoving? Of course. Pinching? Borderline. But biting? Retired stars Landon Donovan, Alexi Lalas and Steve McManaman said lengthy suspensions are needed to stop players from sinking their teeth into opponents, as El Salvadorans did against Americans Jozy Altidore and Omar Gonzalez in the CONCACAF Gold Cup....



Alex Bowman to replace Earnhardt Jr. in No. 88 car in 2018

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:32:01 GMT2017-07-20T16:32:01Z

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. got the replacement he wanted. Alex Bowman got his dream job....



Polanco homers, Pirates beat Brewers 4-2 for 4-game sweep

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:57:15 GMT2017-07-20T21:57:15Z

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Pirates spent a good portion of the first half of the season trying - and failing - to find any sort of traction....



AP source: Cavaliers talking contract with Derrick Rose

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:54:44 GMT2017-07-20T18:54:44Z

CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Cavaliers could be adding another former MVP to their roster....



Koepka rested, but far from rusty at British Open

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:42:15 GMT2017-07-20T19:42:15Z

SOUTHPORT, England (AP) -- Brooks Koepka isn't willing to share details of his trip to Las Vegas right after he won the U.S. Open, which is probably just as well....



Kuchar has it all _ except for the wins that really matter

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:10:39 GMT2017-07-20T21:10:39Z

SOUTHPORT, England (AP) -- The smile is still there, and so is the week-in, week-out consistency that has made Matt Kuchar a very rich man....



AP source: Sandoval to sign minor league deal with Giants

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:11:12 GMT2017-07-20T23:11:12Z

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Brandon Belt expects Panda-monium in San Francisco once more....