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May 27, 2015 - 4:46pm
6 min 6 sec ago

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) — Ex-FIFA vice president Warner turns self in; Trinidad sets $2.5M bail in US corruption case .

May 27, 2015 - 4:39pm
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WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk player Matheus has collapsed during the Europa League final against Sevilla.

The Brazilian forward fell to the ground suddenly during a break in play and was stretchered off the field after receiving emergency medical treatment. His condition was not immediately clear. Dnipro was losing 3-2.

May 27, 2015 - 4:37pm
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LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte says he will not hold out for a contract extension.

A two-time Pro Bowl pick, he says he will report to training camp on time despite the team's refusal to extend his deal. Forte is entering the final season of a four-year contract he signed in 2012.

He says the Bears told him they are "not talking about that type of stuff right now." He does not expect to revisit contract talks with...

May 27, 2015 - 4:28pm
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TORONTO (AP) — Adam LaRoche singled in the go-ahead run in the 10th inning and the Chicago White Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3 on Wednesday to avoid a three-game sweep.

Jose Abreu had three hits with two RBIs and scored the winning run as Chicago won for the second time in nine games. The White Sox avoided what would have been their first sweep in Toronto since 2009.

David Robertson, who blew the save in Tuesday's 10-9 loss when Blue Jays...

May 27, 2015 - 4:24pm
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DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference has been fining its schools for rushing fields and storming courts since 2004.

Now, a decade later, those penalties are going up. Way up.

The league plans to "substantially" increase fines for teams that violate its on-field policy.

The previous penalties started at $5,000 for first-time offenders and increased to $25,000 for second violations and up to $50,000 fines for third and...

May 27, 2015 - 4:19pm
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ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have released guard Chris Chester and cornerback Tracy Porter.

The move clears about $6.3 million from Washington's salary cap. The Redskins have yet to sign Brandon Scherff, the fifth overall selection in this year's NFL draft, and would like to re-sign fellow offensive tackle Trent Williams, outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan, and running back Alfred Morris, all of whom have been chosen for Pro Bowls and whose contracts expire...

May 27, 2015 - 4:17pm
6 min 6 sec ago

PHOENIX (AP) — Grand Canyon has signed men's basketball coach Dan Majerle and baseball coach Andy Stankiewicz to four-year contract extensions through 2019.

The university also announced a five-year apparel deal with Nike on Wednesday.

Terms of the deals were not released, but Grand Canyon said in a release that Majerle and Stankiewicz will be the highest-paid coaches in the Western Athletic Conference in their respective sports.

May 27, 2015 - 4:16pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez hit a three-run homer to break Lou Gehrig's American League record for RBIs, and the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 4-2 Wednesday to finish a three-game sweep.

Michael Pineda (6-2) rebounded from consecutive losses and Brian McCann hit a solo shot for the Yankees, who outscored the AL champions 23-4 in their first home sweep of at least three games against Kansas City since August 2007.

Coming into the...

May 27, 2015 - 4:10pm
26 min 11 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Nike says it is cooperating with authorities in the U.S. probe into corruption of FIFA, the governing body of soccer worldwide.

On Wednesday U.S. officials charged seven FIFA members with racketeering and corruption charges and announcing a sweeping investigation into corruption. Swiss officials also invaded FIFA headquarters, seizing records and computers to investigate whether the decisions to award World Cups to Russia and Qatar were rigged....

May 27, 2015 - 4:02pm
26 min 11 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Noah Syndergaard pitched six-hit ball into the eighth inning and connected for his first major league home run, Lucas Duda homered twice and the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-0 Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep.

Syndergaard (2-2) struck out six to become the first rookie in Mets history to strike out at least five batters in each of his first four starts. He also went 3 for 3 at the plate, tying a franchise record for hits in a...

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