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United States women's soccer team member Megan Rapinoe holds the Women's World Cup trophy as she poses for the media after arriving with the rest of the team at Newark Liberty International Airport, Monday, July 8, 2019, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
July 09, 2019 - 1:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Megan Rapinoe stepped off the plane with champagne in hand — a fizzy souvenir from a most memorable trip overseas. "Thank you, France, for the hospitality," the U.S. soccer star said. "But wow, we are very excited to be back in America." The U.S. women's national team arrived in New...
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United States women's soccer team member Megan Rapinoe holds the Women's World Cup trophy as she poses for the media after arriving with the rest of the team at Newark Liberty International Airport, Monday, July 8, 2019, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
July 09, 2019 - 9:49 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Megan Rapinoe stepped off the plane with champagne in hand — a fizzy souvenir from a most memorable trip overseas. "Thank you, France, for the hospitality," the U.S. soccer star said. "But wow, we are very excited to be back in America." The U.S. women's national team arrived in New...
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July 06, 2019 - 2:31 pm
Good afternoon! Here's a look at how AP's news coverage is shaping up today in the Deep South. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to: The Atlanta AP Bureau at 404-522-8971 or apatlanta@ap.org The Columbia AP Bureau at 803-799-5510 or apcolumbia@ap.org The...
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2015, file photo, Clemson's Tyshon Dye warms up prior to the Atlantic Coast Conference championship NCAA college football game against North Carolina in Charlotte, N.C. Former Clemson and East Carolina running back Tyshon Dye drowned Friday, July 5, 2019 after swimming in a lake during a family outing. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)
July 06, 2019 - 3:51 am
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Former Clemson and East Carolina running back Tyshon Dye drowned Friday after swimming in a lake during a family outing. Dye was 25 years old. Elbert County Corner Chuck Almond told several media outlets Dye was at Richard B. Russell State Park in Georgia when he tired in the...
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In this Sept. 26, 2018, photo, Hawaii's Scheyenne Sanitoa (41) and teammates practice in Honolulu. Sanitoa died on Thursday, July 4, 2019, the school said in a statement Friday. He was 21. University spokesman Derek Inouchi said the death did not happen on campus, and Sanitoa was not involved in any athletics department activities at the time of his death. (Dennis Oda/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP)
July 05, 2019 - 11:08 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A University of Hawaii football player has died. Linebacker Scheyenne Sanitoa died on July 4, the school said in a statement Friday. He was 21. Teammates were brought together Friday morning to discuss the death, and campus counselors were available for students and staff, the...
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July 03, 2019 - 3:50 pm
Are great college football players recruited and simply on the way to stardom no matter where they play? Or is development better in some programs than others? Nature or nurture? On the latest AP Top 25 Podcast , Barton Simmons, scouting director for 247 Sports, joins AP's Ralph Russo to discuss...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2019 file photo Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) walks off the field after NFL football practice in Frisco, Texas. Elliott is vowing to avoid incidents similar to a recent one in Las Vegas that forced the star running back to meet with Commissioner Roger Goodell. Elliott tweeted Tuesday, July 2, 2019 after meeting with Goodell in New York that he had “worked hard to make better decisions” but “failed to do that” during a music festival in May at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, file)
July 03, 2019 - 3:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Ezekiel Elliott won't be suspended over an incident in Las Vegas that police said involved an altercation between the star running back of the Dallas Cowboys and a security guard. The league said Wednesday that Commissioner Roger Goodell determined Elliott didn't violate the league'...
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This undated product image obtained by the Associated Press shows Nike Air Max 1 Quick Strike Fourth of July shoes that have a U.S. flag with 13 white stars in a circle on it, known as the Betsy Ross flag, on them. Nike is pulling the flag-themed tennis shoe after former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick complained to the shoemaker, according to the Wall Street Journal. (AP Photo)
July 02, 2019 - 10:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Nike's sales have only grown since it seized attention with its ad campaign featuring former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. So, the shoemaker deferred to its star endorser when he raised concerns over a sneaker featuring an early American flag. Nike pulled the Air Max 1 USA shoe...
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July 02, 2019 - 11:17 am
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina police say former University of South Carolina quarterback Anthony Wright is recovering in the hospital from being shot in a domestic dispute. Concord Police said in a news release they think Wright got into an altercation with his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend when...
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July 01, 2019 - 9:42 am
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Former Super Bowl hero Mark Rypien has been arrested in Washington state on suspicion of domestic violence. The Spokesman-Review cites Spokane police saying Rypien was facing a charge of fourth-degree assault. Rypien, 56, was processed at the Spokane County Jail at around 6:30...
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