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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018, file photo, Serena Williams walks on a practice court with her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, in New York. Serena Williams' coach says in-match coaching should be allowed in tennis to help the sport's popularity. Mouratoglou, who admitted he used banned hand signals to try to help Williams during her loss in the U.S. Open final, wrote Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in a posting on Twitter that legalizing coaching and making it part of the spectacle would let "viewers enjoy it as a show."(AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)
October 18, 2018 - 2:51 pm
Serena Williams' coach says in-match coaching should be allowed in tennis to help the sport's popularity. Patrick Mouratoglou, who admitted he used banned hand signals to try to help Williams during her loss in the U.S. Open final, wrote Thursday in a posting on Twitter that making coaching part of...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 file photo, former NBA basketball all-star Kobe Bryant gestures as he moderates a panel about youth sports during the Aspen Institute's Project Play Summit in Washington. Kobe Bryant has been dropped from the jury of an animated film festival after calls for the former NBA star’s ouster over a 2003 rape allegation. The CEO of the organization behind the Animation Is Film Festival said in a statement Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 that the festival’s stakeholders decided to drop Bryant to keep its focus on films.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
October 17, 2018 - 7:45 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant was dropped Wednesday from the jury of an animated film festival after calls for the former NBA star's ouster over a 2003 rape allegation. Eric Beckman the CEO of GKIDS, the company that organizes the Animation Is Film Festival, announced the move. "After discussions...
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Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch speaks during a news Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in Houston. The Astros will face the Boston Red Sox in Game 3 of the baseball American League Championship Series Tuesday Oct. 16 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
October 17, 2018 - 12:43 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Houston Astros may be defending more than their World Series title. The champions are under scrutiny after Cleveland filed a complaint to Major League Baseball about a man associated with Houston attempting to film in the Indians' dugout during Game 3 of the AL Division Series...
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FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2014 file photo broadcaster and Hall of Fame golfer Johnny Miller stands on the 18th green of the Silverado Resort North Course during the final round of the Frys.com PGA Tour golf tournament in Napa, Calif. Miller is retiring as the lead golf analyst for NBC Sports after three decades of giving viewers his unfiltered views. Miller says he will sign off on Feb. 3 at the Phoenix Open. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
October 16, 2018 - 2:33 pm
The comment was vintage Johnny Miller, raw enough to cause most television producers to wince. Miller was in the NBC Sports booth at Doral in 2004 when he watched Craig Parry hit another beautiful shot to the green. Miller said what he saw. That was his job. He just didn't say it like other golf...
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FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2014 file photo broadcaster and Hall of Fame golfer Johnny Miller stands on the 18th green of the Silverado Resort North Course during the final round of the Frys.com PGA Tour golf tournament in Napa, Calif. Miller is retiring as the lead golf analyst for NBC Sports after three decades of giving viewers his unfiltered views. Miller says he will sign off on Feb. 3 at the Phoenix Open. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
October 15, 2018 - 6:56 pm
Johnny Miller is retiring after three decades of calling the shots the way he sees them. Miller said Monday he will make his last call from the Phoenix Open the first weekend in February, ending a career as the lead golf analyst for NBC Sports that made him as famous as the 63 he shot at Oakmont to...
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FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2016, file photo, John Carlos, left, and Tommie Smith pose for a portrait at Georgetown University in Washington. When Smith and Carlos raised their fists 50 years ago at the Mexico City Olympics, they had a captive audience, back in the age when TV was king and the entire audience was rapt. A half-century later, many of the messages our athletes disseminate are every bit as powerful, but the audience is much more distracted. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz, File)
October 14, 2018 - 1:58 am
Two men stood together, utilizing the worldwide platform that only the Olympics can provide, to call attention to the struggle they shared with fellow Americans during a divisive, seemingly intractable period in their country's history. In 1968, sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their...
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Dirk Nowitzki of Dallas Mavericks, center, reacts against Philadelphia 76ers during the Shenzhen basketball match of the NBA China Games in Shenzhen city, south China's Guangdong province, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
October 12, 2018 - 9:51 am
It was the final minute of a preseason game between Philadelphia and Dallas, the 76ers were up by four points with the ball, and thousands of fans were screaming "defense" at the top of their lungs. A common scene, with an uncommon detail: The game was in China. "Fantastic," Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki...
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2018, file photo, Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo warms up prior to a soccer match against Udinese, in Udine, Italy. Ronaldo's new Las Vegas lawyer is calling documents cited in media reports about a woman's claim that he raped her in 2009 "complete fabrications," and says the encounter was consensual. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, file)
October 11, 2018 - 10:06 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Attorneys for a Nevada woman accusing Cristiano Ronaldo of rape challenged the international soccer star's legal team on Thursday to prove that documents cited in European media reports about their 2009 encounter in Las Vegas are false. Anything that proves that documents were...
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Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant drives against Los Angeles Lakers guard Josh Hart during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
October 11, 2018 - 7:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James' first game against the Warriors as a Laker drew nearly 2 million viewers, making it ESPN's most-watched preseason game ever. The Lakers' 123-113 victory Wednesday night in Las Vegas was watched by 1.98 million viewers, the network said Thursday. A spokesman says that...
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In this June 2009 photo made available to the Associated Press on Friday Oct. 5, 2018, soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo is pictured with Kathryn Mayorga in Rain Nightclub in Las Vegas. A lawyer for Mayorga, who is alleging that Ronaldo raped her in Las Vegas in 2009 said her client was "emotionally fragile" and agreed to an out-of-court financial settlement nine years ago because then she never wanted her name made public. Mayorga filed a lawsuit last week in state court seeking to void the agreement she signed while accepting $375,000 to keep quiet about the alleged encounter. (Matrixpictures via AP) NO SALES NO ARCHIVE MANDATORY CREDIT
October 11, 2018 - 6:17 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on a Nevada woman's allegation that soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo raped her at a Las Vegas hotel in 2009 (all times PDT): 2:45 p.m. Attorneys for a Nevada woman accusing Cristiano Ronaldo of rape say the soccer star's legal team should turn over evidence about the origin...
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