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FILE - At left, in a May 29, 2015, file photo, Kasey Kahne looks on during practice for a NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race in Dover, Del. At right, in a March 12, 2016, file photo, Elliott Sadler looks on from pit road during NASCAR Xfinity Series qualifying in Avondale, Ariz. Kahne and Sadler, two of the more popular NASCAR drivers over the last two decades, are both stepping away from full-time racing at the end of the season. (AP Photo/File)
August 17, 2018 - 4:33 pm
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Two more drivers are headed to the checkered flag of their NASCAR careers and the laps are winding down for a golden age of racing. Kasey Kahne and Elliott Sadler both said this will be their final season of racing full time as they become the latest two veterans to find they...
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Roger Federer, of Switzerland, returns to Leonardo Mayer, of Argentina, at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
August 17, 2018 - 4:20 pm
MASON, Ohio (AP) — Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep made quick work of their rain-delayed matches Friday afternoon and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Western & Southern Open, facing the daunting challenge of playing a few hours later in extremely humid conditions. Several...
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Martin Truex talks with a crew member during practice for a NASCAR Cup Series auto race, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, in Bristol, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
August 17, 2018 - 4:18 pm
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — NASCAR champion Martin Truex Jr. needs sponsorship to stay with his championship-winning race team. Truex is locked in a fierce battle with former champions Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick in his push to defend last year's Cup Series title. His Furniture Row Racing team is in the...
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Man United women's team manager Casey Stoney smiles during an interview with the Associated Press at Manchester United's AON Training Complex in Manchester, England, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Stoney has rebuilt the Man United women's soccer squad and the rebooted women’s side plays its first game upcoming Sunday Aug. 19, 2018, against Liverpool, with Stoney as coach. (AP Photo/Rob Harris)
August 17, 2018 - 3:08 pm
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Within a few weeks, Casey Stoney has completed the job many soccer coaches would envy and some find daunting: Assembling a squad completely from scratch. Thirteen years after Manchester United women's team was disbanded to prioritize resources on the men, gender equality...
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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2017, file photo, Middle Tennessee head coach Rick Stockstill hugs his son, quarterback Brent Stockstill (12), after beating Arkansas State in the Camellia Bowl NCAA college football game in Montgomery, Ala. Stockstill goes into his senior season already as the Blue Raiders career leader in touchdown passes (77) and 300-yard passing games (14). “It’s everything that I wanted it to be, and more,” said the younger Stockstill, who plans to be a coach like his dad. “We’ve grown closer and closer and really tried to just do it the right way and show people that it’s a special opportunity.” (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP, File)
August 17, 2018 - 2:18 pm
Lane Kiffin knew very little about Conference USA before he became Florida Atlantic's head coach. Same for Butch Davis at Florida International. The high-profile coaches made immediate impacts in their new league, and at their new schools not all that far apart. FAU is the preseason favorite to...
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FILE - In this July 19, 2018, file photo, Baltimore Ravens cornerbacks Jackson Porter, from left, Darious Williams, Bennett Jackson and Stanley Jean-Baptiste stretch during an NFL football training camp practice at the team's headquarters in Owings Mills, Md. In recent years, the presence of yoga has grown in the NFL. The fast-paced, hard-hitting sport has accepted the more calming practice that emphasizes conscious breathing and body flow. Much like yin and yang, the two complement each other both mentally and physically. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
August 17, 2018 - 2:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — During the mandatory rookie camp back in June, the New York Giants required players to take a yoga class. Running back Robert Martin walked in, looked around at his new teammates and thought, man, this is crazy. "We usually don't do yoga," he said. "We stretch, but we don't do yoga...
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FILE - In this Dec. 24, 1999, file photo, New Orleans Saints linebacker Keith Mitchell (59) deflects a pass away Dallas Cowboys tightend David LaFleur (89) during the fourth quarter in New Orleans. Mitchell deflected the ball to teammate Mark Fields (55) who intercepted the pass, sealing the Saints 31-24 victory. On a routine tackle on Sept. 14, 2003, Keith Mitchell wound up flat on his back unable to move. His playing career was over. He had a spinal contusion. Now Mitchell is a certified yoga instructor with more than a decade of experience. He founded the Light It Up Foundation and the KM59 wellness movement that helps children, trauma survivors, first responders and veterans. (AP Photo/Bill Haber, File)
August 17, 2018 - 2:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Keith Mitchell only ever considered himself a football player. It was a label he willingly claimed for so long. When that was ripped away, he was lost. "You don't realize how attached you are to the identity," the former All-Pro linebacker said. "I didn't know myself." He had to...
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FILE - In this July 28, 2018, file photo, Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle La'el Collins, left and running back Ezekiel Elliott, center, listen to yoga instructor Stacey Hickman, right, as the team does some flexibility exercises at NFL football training camp in Oxnard, Calif. (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas, File)
August 17, 2018 - 2:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Without stretching, New York Giants offensive lineman Chad Wheeler folds his 6-foot-7, 317-pound frame over far enough to place his palms flat on the ground. His knees are straight but not fully locked, because that's poor form, and he can comfortably hold himself there — he's that...
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FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2017, file photo, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) carries the ball against the Philadelphia Eagles during an NFL game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. A person familiar with the negotiations says free agent wide receiver Dez Bryant concluded his visit with the Browns without agreeing to a contract. The former Dallas star wide receiver and his agent met with Cleveland officials for the second straight day, but the sides parted before a deal could be worked out, said the person who spoke Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the talks. (AP Photo/Brad Penner, File)
August 17, 2018 - 1:03 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Dez Bryant and the Browns are in a holding pattern. The free agent wide receiver concluded his visit with Cleveland on Friday without agreeing to a contract, but "conversations continue" between the sides, a person familiar with negotiations told The Associated Press. The person...
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August 17, 2018 - 12:40 pm
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The University of Colorado Boulder has announced it will allow alcohol sales in the general concourse areas at its Folsom Field for the first time in more than two decades. The Daily Camera reports CU stopped alcohol sales at Folsom Field in 1996, but the athletic department...
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