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November 13, 2015 - 2:14pm
1 week 6 days ago

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns coach Mike Pettine is not revealing who will start at quarterback on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Following Friday's practice, Pettine said he has picked a starter but hasn't told Josh McCown or Johnny Manziel. Pettine said he's keeping his decision under wraps for strategic reasons.

McCown returned to practice this week after missing last week's game with injured ribs sustained on Nov. 1. Pettine has said McCown...

November 13, 2015 - 2:10pm
1 week 6 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick had surgery Friday to repair his injured left thumb and running back Zac Stacy had surgery on his broken left ankle.

Coach Todd Bowles says Fitzpatrick is still on track to return for the Jets' next game at Houston on Nov. 22, but Stacy is out for the season.

Fitzpatrick tore a thumb ligament on his non-throwing hand at Oakland on Nov. 1 and played through it in two games while wearing a...

November 13, 2015 - 2:09pm
1 week 6 days ago

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The NFL intends to tinker with its "Color Rush" uniform promotion after some colorblind fans couldn't distinguish between the all-red Buffalo Bills and the all-green New York Jets.

In an email to The Associated Press, the league said Friday the NFL will incorporate a colorblindness analysis when designing monochrome alternate team jerseys for next season.

The league was responding to concerns raised by fans who had...

November 13, 2015 - 1:55pm
1 week 6 days ago

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Hoping to avoid a repeat of the narrow list of candidates for the 2022 Olympics, the IOC's top management has met with seven international winter sports federations to discuss the bidding process for the 2026 Games.

Beijing was selected as host of the 2022 Games in July, narrowly defeating Almaty, Kazakhstan — the only other candidate after the withdrawal of four European cities, including Oslo and Stockholm, for political or economic reasons...

November 13, 2015 - 1:38pm
1 week 6 days ago

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Willie Mangum had 18 points and four steals to lead Eastern Michigan to a 70-50 win Friday over Vermont on the first day of the college basketball season.

Tim Bond scored 15 points and Brandon Nazione added 10 rebounds and 10 points for the Eagles.

Ernie Duncan had 14 points and Kurt Steidl added 11 points and 12 rebounds for the Catamounts, who led 30-27 at halftime.

Vermont trailed 41-39 with 12:29 left...

November 13, 2015 - 1:27pm
1 week 6 days ago

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jaguars receiver Allen Hurns practiced on a limited basis Friday and says he's "very confident I'll be out there" against Baltimore.

Coach Gus Bradley officially listed Hurns as questionable to play at the Ravens on Sunday, saying "We just want to make sure he's feeling good and it's something that is progressing."

Hurns has caught a touchdown pass in a franchise-record six consecutive games and has played in every game...

November 13, 2015 - 1:13pm
1 week 6 days ago

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Kenyan government has given the go-ahead for a new national anti-doping agency to begin work, allowing it to carry out tests and prosecute cases.

The Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya was officially recognized on Friday by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta.

The World Anti-Doping Agency has been calling for Kenya to set up an anti-doping agency ever since allegations of widespread drug use among the country's dominant distance...

November 13, 2015 - 1:02pm
1 week 6 days ago

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State says it has agreed to new contracts for men's basketball coach Mark Gottfried and women's basketball coach Wes Moore, running through 2020.

Gottfried led the men's program to the NCAA Tournament in each of his first four seasons, including a pair of Sweet 16 appearances. His program has averaged 23 victories per season, up from 16.8 in the 20 years prior.

The deal increases Gottfried's annual compensation...

November 13, 2015 - 12:59pm
1 week 6 days ago

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr has undergone a second round of stem cell treatments in Mexico as he works toward returning to Green Bay for the Packers' Thanksgiving Day game.

Starr has been having the experimental treatments in Tijuana after suffering a heart attack and two strokes last year. USA Today ( ) reports the latest treatment involved inserting neural stem cells through Starr's spine.


November 13, 2015 - 12:56pm
1 week 6 days ago

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The mayor of Austin says Formula One officials can't look to the Texas capital for a bailout of the financially struggling United States Grand Prix.

Mayor Steve Adler said Friday the state of Texas should stand by its previous agreement with the Circuit of the Americas. Track officials say that deal includes a promise of at least $25 million per year from the Major Events Trust Fund.

But Gov. Greg Abbott's office this week said...

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