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Report urges new board, funding model for US Olympic system

DENVER (AP) — A report examining the U.S. Olympic system urges a move away from the “money for medals” funding system and a reconfigured board of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee that would give more power to athletes. The document was requested by the USOPC and was delivered this week by a committee led…read more »

Ex-Giants offensive lineman Mitch Petrus dies of heat stroke

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Offensive lineman Mitch Petrus, a walk-on at Arkansas who went on to a three-year NFL career that included a Super Bowl win with the New York Giants, has died. He was 32. Pulaski County Coroner Gerone Hobbs said Petrus died of heat stroke Thursday night at a North Little Rock…read more »

NFL won’t suspend Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill in case involving son

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tyreek Hill has been cleared to report to Chiefs training camp next week after the NFL said Friday it would not suspend the star wide receiver under its personal conduct policy after a domestic violence case involving his 3-year-old son. The league spent eight hours interviewing Hill late last month…read more »

Royals Hold off White Sox 6-5

KANSAS CITY(AP) – When the Kansas City Royals gave starter Brad Keller the lead with a five-run third inning, Keller made sure to show his gratitude. The 23-year-old took care of the White Sox batters in the top of the fourth, striking out the side on 14 pitches to get his guys back to the…read more »

Edman’s Grand Slam Lifts Cardinals Over Reds 7-4

CINCINNATI -(AP)Tommy Edman snapped a sixth-inning tie with his first career grand slam and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-4 Thursday night for their fifth win in six games. All-Star Paul DeJong hit a two-run homer in the fifth, and Edman broke it open an inning later. The slam came one pitch…read more »

Big Ten’s Delany says old mistakes to blame for college woes

CHICAGO (AP) — Outgoing Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany kicked off his final Big Ten football media days Thursday by saying he thinks some serious mistakes were made in the 1970s that still create problems today in college athletics. Delany, who is in his 31st and final year as commissioner, said the loss of the…read more »

Enter Rivera: Yankee closer awaits his place in Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — It never changed for Mariano Rivera — from his childhood in the fishing village of Puerto Caimito in Panama to the pitcher’s mound at Yankee Stadium. “I always wanted to be the last guy to kick the ball or took the last shot at the basket. Give me the ball,” Rivera…read more »

Missouri audit cites Parson for travel to shows, sports game

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s Democratic state auditor on Thursday called out Republican Gov. Mike Parson for being reimbursed for unnecessary travel and wasting taxpayer money during his time as lieutenant governor. Auditor Nicole Galloway’s report criticized Parson for getting reimbursed for travel expenses when he used his personal vehicle to travel to musical…read more »

SEC experiencing rare moment with coaching stability

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference pays big money to its coaches and that’s one reason patience is often in short supply when things go wrong. But in a rare quirk, there were no new head coaches at the podium during SEC media days for the first time since 2006. Fans should embrace the…read more »

Darvish Finally Wins at Wrigley, Cubs Top Reds 5-2

CHICAGO(AP) – Yu Darvish finally had a reason to celebrate at Wrigley Field. Darvish tossed six innings of two-hit, shutout ball to earn his first win at the iconic ballpark as a Cub and lead Chicago past the Cincinnati Reds 5-2 on Wednesday. Kris Bryant and Addison Russell homered for the only hits off Sonny…read more »

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