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August 25, 2016 - 5:15am
3 min 47 sec ago

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A week after he was sentenced to more than 18 years in prison in federal court, disgraced ex-football star Darren Sharper is set for formal sentencing in state court to charges that he drugged and raped multiple women.

Thursday's sentencing for the former NFL player is set for Judge Karen Herman's courtroom in New Orleans. He's pleaded guilty or no-contest in state and federal courts in Louisiana, and in state courts in Arizona, Nevada and California....

August 25, 2016 - 4:54am
3 min 47 sec ago

LEICESTER, England (AP) — Danny Drinkwater has become the latest Leicester player to commit his future to the English champions.

Leicester said Thursday the midfielder has signed a new five-year contract. Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez have also penned new deals this summer.

Drinkwater, a former Manchester United player, was a regular for Leicester in its run to the Premier League title last season, helping him earn a call-up to the England squad....

August 25, 2016 - 4:14am
3 min 47 sec ago

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA says its compensation panel which must set President Gianni Infantino's salary will meet next week.

Infantino has worked without a salary deal since being elected six months ago to head world soccer's governing body, and described a $2 million offer as insulting.

The pay dispute increased tension between Infantino and then-FIFA audit committee chairman Domenico Scala, who resigned in protest in May.

FIFA says...

August 25, 2016 - 3:44am
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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter arrived for his appeal hearing against a six-year ban from football on Thursday, pledging to accept the verdict of the Court of Arbitration for Sport

"I do hope it will be positive for me," Blatter, sporting a light gray beard, told reporters at around 8 a.m. (0600 GMT) ahead of a hearing expected to last several hours.

The court's verdict is expected within several weeks, and could be...

August 25, 2016 - 3:01am
3 min 47 sec ago

WEDNESDAY'S GAMES

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Philadelphia 5, Chicago White Sox 3

St. Louis 8, N.Y. Mets 1

Chicago Cubs 6, San Diego 3

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Peoria 11, Wisconsin 5

Burlington 5, Kane County 4

Cedar Rapids 3, Quad Cities 0

TODAY'S SCHEDULE

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL...

August 25, 2016 - 2:36am
3 min 47 sec ago

PHOENIX (AP) — Brandon Drury drove in Jake Lamb with a sacrifice fly in the 11th inning, giving the Arizona Diamondbacks a 10-9 win over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night.

The Diamondbacks loaded the bases with a double, a hit batter and an intentional walk against reliever Jose Ramirez (1-2). Matt Kemp dived to catch Drury's sinking liner to left but couldn't get off a good throw to stop Lamb.

The Braves rallied from a 9-4 deficit in the eighth...

August 25, 2016 - 2:35am
3 min 47 sec ago
BC-BBN--Leaders
TODAY'S MAJOR LEAGUE LEADERS
By The Associated Press
NATIONAL LEAGUE

BATTING_Murphy, Washington, .347; LeMahieu, Colorado, .344; Seager, Los Angeles, .322; Segura, Arizona, .319; Prado, Miami, .319; Blackmon, Colorado, .318; Braun, Milwaukee, .317; Gonzalez, Colorado, .313; Ramos, Washington, .312; Diaz, St. Louis, .312; Yelich, Miami, .312...

August 25, 2016 - 1:33am
3 min 47 sec ago

SYDNEY (AP) — Heavy rainfall in Sydney over 12 hours into early Thursday morning forced changes to the practice schedules for California and Hawaii just two days away from their college football season-opener at the Olympic stadium.

Both teams were scheduled to hold open practice sessions at the stadium in western Sydney on Thursday, but falls of up 50 to 100 millimeters of rain (one to two inches) late Wednesday and overnight forced organizers to keep the players off...

August 25, 2016 - 1:07am
3 min 47 sec ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rich Hill pitched six dominant innings in his first start with Los Angeles and Justin Turner hit his 24th homer, lifting the Dodgers over the San Francisco Giants 1-0 on Wednesday night.

Los Angeles has a three-game lead over the Giants atop the NL West.

Turner homered in the fourth for the first hit against starter Johnny Cueto. Turner has 20 homers since June 10.

Hill (1-0) was on the disabled list with a...

August 25, 2016 - 12:43am
3 min 47 sec ago

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — David Bingham had his sixth shutout of the season and the San Jose Earthquakes tied New England 0-0 on Wednesday night, extending the Revolution's winless streak to five games.

Bingham, who was tied for second in MLS soccer with 12 shutouts last season, had three saves — including a stop on Diego Fagundez's shot in the 86th minute.

The Revolution haven't scored since a 3-1 victory over Chicago on Aug. 9, a stretch of more than...

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