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Para-rower dies after boat capsizes at world championships

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 7:14am

The governing body of rowing says para-rower Dzmitry Ryshkevich died after his boat capsized during training at the world championships in Austria.

Lions sign DT Damon Harrison to $11M, 1-year extension

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 6:35am

The Detroit Lions have signed defensive tackle Damon "Snacks" Harrison to an $11 million, one-year extension.

Kompany changes match-day role after Anderlecht's poor start

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 6:34am

Player-coach Vincent Kompany is giving up some match-day duties for Anderlecht after a winless start in the Belgian league.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. plans to drive Xfinity race at Darlington

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 6:29am

Dale Earnhardt Jr. still plans to compete in the Xfinity event at Darlington Raceway on Aug. 31, despite a recent plane crash.

Here is the latest Pac-12 Conference sports news from The Associated Press

The Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 22nd - 6:06am

The Pac-12 won't be kicking off football games in the morning this season, but the idea is not off the table. Pac-12 spokesman Andrew Walker says some schools are still interested in playing games that can be slotted into the noon Eastern time window by broadcast partner Fox. That means 9 a.m. kickoffs for the schools in the Pacific time zone and 10 a.m. in the Mountain time zone. Walker says further discussion is needed and the earliest any morning games would be scheduled is 2020.

Here is the latest SEC sports news from The Associated Press

The Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 22nd - 6:06am

Prince Tega Wanogho came to Alabama from Nigeria wanting to be the next LeBron James. He became Auburn's starting left tackle instead. Now, he's the anchor of the 16th-ranked Tigers' all-senior offensive line.

Here is the latest Big Ten Conference sports news from The Associated Press

The Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 22nd - 6:06am

Wisconsin receiver Quintez Cephus has returned to practice. His coach says pending eligibility issues stem from a lack of credits because he was expelled this spring after being charged with sexually assaulting two women in April 2018. A jury acquitted Cephus earlier this month and he was cleared to return to school this week.

Here is the latest Big 12 Conference sports news from The Associated Press

The Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 22nd - 6:06am

Kansas State quarterback Skylar Thompson went through the wringer his first two seasons. He never felt confident of himself under longtime coach Bill Snyder. With the arrival of new coach Chris Klieman, the junior signal-caller has taken over the leadership of a team that has bowl expectations. The season opener is Aug. 31 at home against Nicholls State.

Here is the latest ACC sports news from The Associated Press

The Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 22nd - 6:06am

North Carolina coach Mack Brown is savoring his return to coaching in a second stint with the Tar Heels. Brown had worked in broadcasting since his departure from Texas after the 2013 season. But he says the time away rejuvenated him for his chance to return to the sideline. Now he's trying to stabilize a UNC program that has won two Atlantic Coast Conference games over the past two seasons. Brown guided the North Carolina football into top-10 national status more than two decades ago.

Andy Murray to play in Challenger Tour event in Spain

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 5:38am

Andy Murray will play in a second-tier Challenger Tour tournament hosted by Rafael Nadal's tennis academy.

Davis, Mets helped by Indians' mental lapse, win 4-3 in 10

Ben Walker, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 22nd - 1:54am

Needing a break, the New York Mets watched Cleveland hand it to them — Brad Hand, especially.

Verlander loses 2-hitter, allowing 2 HRs to lowly Tigers

The Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 22nd - 1:20am

Justin Verlander pitched a two-hitter and lost, allowing homers to John Hicks and Ronny Rodriguez as the Detroit Tigers beat the Houston Astros 2-1 on Wednesday night.

Rejuvenated Brown savors return to coaching with Tar Heels

Aaron Beard, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 12:50am

Mack Brown has accomplished nearly everything a college coach could want, from winning a national championship to being inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Muncy's homer in 10th lifts Dodgers over Blue Jays 2-1

Beth Harris, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 22nd - 12:42am

Tied in extra innings at home, the Los Angeles Dodgers always expect to win.

Tokyo Paralympic lottery opens with 2.3M tickets available

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 12:28am

Tokyo's Paralympics could be the big winner with Olympic tickets hard to find and costly.

Davis, Semien hit 2-run homers as A's beat Yankees 6-4

Janie McCauley, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 22nd - 12:19am

When slugger Khris Davis cleared the fences again at last, he gave it an animated trot around the bases complete with a salute approaching third before celebrating with his teammates back in the dugout.

Want Tokyo Olympic tickets? No problem if you have $60,000

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 21st - 11:37pm

Having trouble getting tickets for next year's Tokyo Olympics?

Bryant's HR in 8th gives Cubs wild 12-11 win over Giants

John Jackson, Associated Press  |  Updated Aug 21st - 11:21pm

After watching the Cubs waste a couple of leads, Kris Bryant felt a loss was almost inevitable.

Vela scores 2 goals, LAFC beats Earthquakes 4-0

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 11:05pm

Carlos Vela scored two goals to reach 26 on the season, Diego Rossi got his 14th in the sixth minute and Los Angeles FC beat the San Jose Earthquakes 4-0 on Wednesday night.