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Georgia NCAA college football coach Kirby Smart speaks during the Southeastern Conference's annual media gathering, Tuesday, July 11, 2017, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
July 11, 2017 - 5:26 pm
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — When LSU's Ed Orgeron matter of factly declared the SEC as "the best conference in the United States," he was mostly preaching to the choir in the league's backyard. But the Southeastern Conference's once-undisputed status as college football's top league is facing strong...
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FILE - In this April 28, 2017, file photo, Matt Kenseth talks to one of his crew during qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Richmond International Raceway, in Richmond, Va. Kenseth said Friday, July 7, 2017, he has no job lined up next year and likely has no future at Joe Gibbs Racing. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
July 11, 2017 - 5:15 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Joe Gibbs Racing is replacing NASCAR's oldest full-time driver with one of the youngest as the series undergoes a rapid changing of the guard. Erik Jones will drive the No. 20 Toyota for Gibbs next season. That has been Matt Kenseth's seat since 2013, and he has won a lot of...
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July 11, 2017 - 4:26 pm
BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — There will be no getting around President Donald Trump for the USGA and the world's top golfers at the U.S. Women's Open this week. The biggest event in women's golf is being held at Trump National Golf Club, and the first day of formal interviews Tuesday had as much to do...
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July 11, 2017 - 3:42 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte is making a push to land a Major League Soccer team. The city will host MLS executives July 18 in hopes of convincing them to bring a franchise to a city that already has an NFL and NBA team. MLS4CLT, the ownership group seeking to lure a Major League Soccer (MLS)...
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Fans react to New York Yankees' Aaron Judge's performance during the MLB baseball All-Star Home Run Derby, Monday, July 10, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
July 11, 2017 - 3:30 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on the All-Star Game (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Max Scherzer and Buster Posey have been teammates in the All-Star Game before, though they have never been pitcher-and-catcher at the same time. That changes Tuesday night, when the Washington ace and the San Francisco...
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Fans react to New York Yankees' Aaron Judge's performance during the MLB baseball All-Star Home Run Derby, Monday, July 10, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
July 11, 2017 - 2:45 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on the All-Star Game (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Miami slugger Giancarlo Stanton remembers having conversations with Jose Fernandez about the All-Star Game. And Stanton has no doubt that Fernandez would have been on the mound at Marlins Park on Tuesday night. "His No. 1...
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Fans react to New York Yankees' Aaron Judge's performance during the MLB baseball All-Star Home Run Derby, Monday, July 10, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
July 11, 2017 - 1:23 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on the All-Star Game (all times local): 1:23 p.m. Players' association head Tony Clark says the union is willing to talk with management to "see if some common ground can be found" on pace-of-play issues. Major League Baseball proposed several initiatives last offseason,...
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July 11, 2017 - 1:21 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia said Tuesday that it will grant girls in public schools access to physical education, a decision that comes after years of calls by women across the kingdom demanding greater rights and access to sports. The Education Ministry said it will introduce...
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FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2017, file photo, Dr. Larry Nassar listens to testimony of a witness during a preliminary hearing, in Lansing, Mich. Nassar, a former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics sports doctor, is taking a step toward resolving one of four criminal cases against him in Michigan. Nassar is due in federal court Tuesday, July 11, to plead guilty to child pornography charges. It’s separate from sexual assault charges involving women and girls who said they were molested when they sought treatment for gymnastics injuries. (Robert Killips/Lansing State Journal via AP, File)
July 11, 2017 - 1:20 pm
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on a Michigan sports doctor pleading guilty to child pornography, one of four criminal cases against Larry Nassar (all times local): ___ 12:50 p.m. A lawyer for a Michigan sports doctor who pleaded guilty to child pornography charges says he will proceed to...
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Miami Marlins' Justin Bour reacts as he competes during the MLB baseball All-Star Home Run Derby, Monday, July 10, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
July 11, 2017 - 12:16 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The American League can pull even in Tuesday's All-Star Game. If the AL wins the game at Marlins Park, it would be the fifth straight time it has topped the National League in the Midsummer Classic. A win also would knot the all-time series: Going into Tuesday, the NL leads the series...
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