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A large billboard stands on top of a Nike store showing former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick at Union Square, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in San Francisco. An endorsement deal between Nike and Colin Kaepernick prompted a flood of debate Tuesday as sports fans reacted to the apparel giant backing an athlete known mainly for starting a wave of protests among NFL players of police brutality, racial inequality and other social issues. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
September 05, 2018 - 6:20 pm
Nike has unveiled its first "Just Do It" ad narrated by Colin Kaepernick, a spot scheduled to air during the NFL season opener Thursday night as well as during the U.S. Open tennis tournament and other major sporting events. The two-minute spot released Wednesday highlights superstar athletes...
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Hachette Books via AP
September 05, 2018 - 7:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The next book to take on President Donald Trump isn't focused on Russia or tax policy. It's about his golf game. Hachette Books announced Wednesday that Rick Reilly's "Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump" will come out next May. Hachette is calling the book a close study of...
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Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo, right, celebrates with David Bote after hitting a two-run home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
August 15, 2018 - 4:40 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Rizzo homered, drove in three runs and stole two bases in his return to the cleanup spot, and the Chicago Cubs restored their three-game lead in the NL Central by topping the Milwaukee Brewers 8-4 on Wednesday. Jason Heyward added three hits and two RBIs as Chicago bounced...
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Miami Dolphins defensive end Robert Quinn (94) raises his right fist during the singing of the national anthem, before the team's NFL preseason football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
August 10, 2018 - 9:14 am
NFL players demonstrated during the national anthem at several preseason games Thursday night, protests that again drew a rebuke from President Donald Trump. Writing on Twitter from his New Jersey golf resort, Trump said Friday players "make a fortune doing what they love," and those who refuse to...
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New York Yankees' Miguel Andujar (41) gestures after hitting an RBI against the Chicago White Sox during the 13th inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in Chicago. The Yankees won 4-3 in 13 innings. (AP Photo/David Banks)
August 08, 2018 - 12:05 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Miguel Andujar homered and singled in the go-ahead run in the 13th inning, Sonny Gray won in his first relief outing since 2013 and the New York Yankees beat the Chicago White Sox 4-3 on Tuesday night. Andujar had three hits, including a go-ahead single in the 13th, and Giancarlo...
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2014, file photo, former running back Jim Brown stands on the field during a halftime ceremony of an NFL football game between the Cleveland Browns and the Baltimore Ravens in Cleveland. Brown says he would never kneel during the national anthem. The 82-year-old Brown, who championed civil rights during his NFL career and became a social activist in retirement, said Tuesday night, Aug. 7. 2018, that he respects players’ rights to do what they want but his preference is they would stand during "The Star-Spangled Banner.” (AP Photo/David Richard, File)
August 07, 2018 - 8:55 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Jim Brown has spent much of his post-NFL career fighting for social justice and change. However, the Hall of Fame running back would never kneel during the national anthem. The 82-year-old Brown, who championed civil rights during his playing career and became an activist in...
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Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Sean Newcomb (15) is shown during batting practice before of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins Monday, July 30, 2018 in Atlanta. Newcomb apologized Sunday for racist, homophobic and sexist tweets he sent as a teenager, calling them "some stupid stuff." "I definitely regret it, for sure," he said. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
July 31, 2018 - 1:41 am
A pair of Twitter users whose posts exposing offensive tweets by baseball players went viral over the weekend say their aim was not malicious but to give fans a fuller picture of who they're cheering for, and to expose the sport's "toxic" culture. In exclusive interviews with The Associated Press,...
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This July 14, 2018, photo shows people placing bets on sporting events at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford N.J. On Monday, July 23, 2018, track operator Jeff Gural told The Associated Press the Meadowlands took in nearly $3.5 million in sports bets during its first nine days of operation. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
July 30, 2018 - 6:44 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Two Atlantic City casinos owned by Caesars Entertainment will start taking sports bets this week, and another two in Mississippi will do so in mid-August. Caesars Entertainment tells The Associated Press its Bally's casino in Atlantic City will start taking sports bets at...
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FILE - This undated file photo shows a photo of Dr. Richard Strauss. About a dozen former male athletes and students at Ohio State University now are saying publicly that they were groped and fondled decades ago by Strauss, who is now dead. Many of the men now in their 40s and 50s are just starting to acknowledge and confront what they experienced. Some say they’re still not sure whether what they went through was sexual abuse or something else, but that they now it was more than just weird and uncomfortable. (Ohio State University via AP, File)
July 27, 2018 - 10:53 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ten more former students have sued Ohio State University over alleged sexual misconduct by a now-dead team doctor, accusing school officials of facilitating abuse by ignoring complaints and requiring some athletes to get physicals from him to maintain their sports...
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AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster
July 27, 2018 - 6:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is congratulating Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys football team, for saying his players will be required to stand for the playing of the national anthem. Trump writes: "Way to go Jerry. This is what the league should do!" Jones was the first...
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