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October 12, 2015 - 1:39pm
1 day 4 hours ago

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says Florida quarterback Will Grier has been suspended indefinitely for violating the NCAA's policy on banned drugs.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the school has not announced the decision. Grier is considering an appeal.

The eighth-ranked Gators (6-0, 4-0 Southeastern Conference) have a news conference Monday afternoon and are expected to...

October 12, 2015 - 1:23pm
22 hours 5 min ago

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL in his right knee.

The star running back hurt his knee in the third quarter of Sunday's loss to Chicago. An MRI on Monday confirmed the tear.

Earlier Monday, coach Andy Reid said "the worst case is the ACL is torn. That's probably the direction it's heading."

Charles was making a cut deep in Bears territory on Sunday...

October 12, 2015 - 1:20pm
1 day 4 hours ago

BOSTON (AP) — Boston defenseman Zdeno Chara is in the lineup for the first time this season for the Bruins' game against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday afternoon.

The 38-year-old captain missed the first two games with an undisclosed upper body injury. He played just three shifts in the preseason before suffering the injury against the New York Rangers on Sept. 24.

Chara has been the mainstay of Boston's defense the past nine seasons, including a...

October 12, 2015 - 1:19pm
1 day 4 hours ago

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers coach Kyle Flood has returned to his coaching duties and apologized for contacting a faculty member about a player's grade.

Flood spoke to reporters Monday for the first time since serving a three game suspension. He says he should have known the rules, and doesn't have concerns about his job security going forward.

Rutgers had suspended Flood and fined him $50,000. While he could coach during the week, Flood could not...

October 12, 2015 - 12:44pm
1 day 3 hours ago

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Third baseman Adrian Beltre is a late addition to the Texas Rangers lineup for Game 4 of the AL Division Series.

Beltre wasn't in manager Jeff Banister's initial starting lineup. But about an hour before the start of Monday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays, the Rangers announced that Beltre will start at third base and bat third.

Beltre missed Games 2 and 3 after exiting early from the series opener Thursday with a...

October 12, 2015 - 12:28pm
1 day 4 hours ago

PARIS (AP) — The sport of boules has launched a bid to be included in the 2024 Olympics.

The Bowls Sports World Confederation, which is recognized by the International Olympic Committee, is campaigning on behalf of three disciplines: the French petanque, the Boule Lyonnaise and the Raffa, a version of the game popular in Italy.

According to the international world games association, about 20 million people regularly play boules in France and Italy,...

October 12, 2015 - 12:06pm
1 day 4 hours ago

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge is giving the NCAA the ability to get more information about efforts by a son of Penn State's legendary football coach Joe Paterno to find employment.

Centre County court officials made public Monday an order directing former assistant football coaches Jay Paterno and Bill Kenney to provide complete responses about their efforts to find work before 2011, the year the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal broke....

October 12, 2015 - 11:59am
1 day 2 hours ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Chase Utley was not in the Los Angeles Dodgers' starting lineup for Game 3 of their NL Division Series against the New York Mets on Monday night.

Instead of Utley, Los Angeles manager Don Mattingly started Howie Kendrick at second.

Utley appealed his two-game suspension assessed by Major League Baseball on Sunday night for an illegal slide in Game 2, which broke the right leg of Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada. The appeal meant the...

October 12, 2015 - 11:48am
1 day 5 hours ago

TORONTO (AP) — Bill Manning has been hired as president of Toronto FC.

With Manning as president, Real Salt Lake won the 2009 MLS Cup and was runner-up in 2013. He spent eight years with the club, winning the MLS's top executive award in 2012 and 2014.

Manning begins his new job Friday, overseeing all TFC team and business operations. Toronto has been without a president since the 2013 firing of Kevin Payne, who doubled as general manager. Tim...

October 12, 2015 - 11:21am
1 day 5 hours ago

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins special teams coordinator Darren Rizzi has been promoted to assistant head coach by interim head coach Dan Campbell.

The change announced Monday is the latest on Campbell's staff. He was promoted last week from tight ends coach when head coach Joe Philbin was fired after the Dolphins' 1-3 start.

Miami had a bye last week and plays Sunday at Tennessee.

Rizzi will continue as special teams...

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