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The Latest: Tearful Whitmer calls for GOP to pull Nassar ad

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 12:34pm

The Latest on the Michigan governor's race (all times local):

Texas Rangers fire Banister after consecutive losing seasons

Stephen Hawkins, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 12:23pm

The Texas Rangers have fired manager Jeff Banister before the end of what will be the team's first consecutive losing seasons in 10 years.

No. 7 Stanford visits No. 20 Oregon in marquee Pac-12 game

Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 12:23pm

Two ranked teams. Two star players. The game between No. 7 Stanford and No. 20 Oregon on Saturday has plenty of hype.

Bills list running back McCoy questionable for game at Vikes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 12:20pm

Bills running back LeSean McCoy is listed as questionable due to a rib cartilage injury for Buffalo's game at the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.

Texas Rangers fire manager Jeff Banister

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 12:12pm

Texas Rangers fire manager Jeff Banister.

Cubs' Russell placed on leave after domestic violence claims

Matt Carlson, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 12:10pm

Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell was placed on administrative leave Friday following fresh allegations of domestic violence by his ex-wife.

VAR's difficult debut in top South American club competition

Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 12:05pm

As UEFA resists introducing video assistant referees in Europe's Champions League, the technology's debut in South America's most prestigious club competition hasn't cut out complaints about major decisions.

Spanish federation withholds approval of match in US

Joseph Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 11:44am

The Spanish league's plan to play a regular-season match in the United States was put in serious doubt Friday after the national soccer federation refused to give its approval, according to a person with knowledge of the decision.

Jaguars list Fournette, Yeldon as questionable vs Titans

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 11:43am

Jacksonville Jaguars running backs Leonard Fournette and T.J. Yeldon are among five players listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Tennessee.

Whitmer denies GOP ad alleging refusal to prosecute Nassar

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 11:41am

Democrat Gretchen Whitmer on Friday denied Republicans' allegation that she refused to prosecute disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar for sexual assaulting gymnasts and other victims before the charges were brought by Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, her GOP opponent in this year's race for governor.

WADA investigator says the agency got a bad deal from Russia

Graham Dunbar, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 11:39am

The Canadian lawyer who investigated the state-backed doping scheme by Russia when it hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics said the World Anti-Doping Agency rushed into accepting a bad deal by reinstating the country's drug-testing program.

Lille again chosen to stage Davis Cup final

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 11:31am

The Stade Pierre Mauroy in Lille will host the Davis Cup final for the second successive year when defending champion France takes on Croatia from Nov. 23-25, organizers said on Friday.

Ex-student athletes say Montana trainer sexually abused them

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 10:52am

Former student athletes at a Montana high school say the school's former athletic trainer sexually abused them and dozens of others under the guise of boosting their athletic performance.

It's a win! It's a boy! Browns RB Hyde scores as son is born

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 10:39am

Carlos Hyde will never top his 28th birthday.

Churchill's next project to offer rooftop views of the Derby

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 10:27am

Churchill Downs is adding rooftop views to its lineup of high-dollar seating for the Kentucky Derby.

Arizona State travels to No. 10 Washington in Pac-12 opener

Tim Booth, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 10:19am

Herm Edwards arrived back on the Arizona State campus sometime around 3:30 a.m. last Sunday. Rather than going home and not sleeping, Edwards immediately went to work at finding the reasons behind the Sun Devils' first loss of the season.

Meyer's back, but No. 4 Buckeyes managed fine without him

Mitch Stacy, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 9:53am

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer, watching on TV at home while serving a suspension, got so worked up during the TCU game last week that he had to leave the room when the Buckeyes struggled.

Brazil recall Jesus for friendlies vs Argentina and Saudis

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 9:05am

Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus has been recalled by Brazil for friendlies against Saudi Arabia and Argentina in October.

Tabarez extends contract with Uruguay for 4 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 8:41am

Oscar Tabarez will remain Uruguay coach for four more years.