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June 2, 2015 - 3:46pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — American Pharoah has arrived in New York to begin final preparations for this weekend's Belmont Stakes, in which the colt will try to become the first Triple Crown winner since 1978.

He made his way to Belmont Park on Tuesday, after a flight from Louisville, Kentucky, and a van ride from an airport on Long Island to the track. The race is Saturday.

Rain fell and temperatures were in the low 50s, making for unseasonably cool...

June 2, 2015 - 3:41pm
9 min 16 sec ago

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Chattanooga coach Jim Foster has received a two-year extension to a contract that now runs through the 2020-21 season.

Foster, a member of the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, is 58-8 at Chattanooga and has reached the NCAA Tournament each of his two seasons. The Mocs are undefeated n Southern Conference play under Foster.

The coach said In a university release Tuesday that he's "happy to be in a great place, a great city...

June 2, 2015 - 3:36pm
9 min 16 sec ago

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Pro Bowl defensive tackle Dontari Poe walked gingerly off the Chiefs' practice field Tuesday with back pain, and linebacker Derrick Johnson sat out with inflammation in his knee.

The Chiefs were getting back to work with the second week of organized team activities when Poe walked off the field. A team spokesman did not say how long he might be out.

Johnson worked out last week. He missed nearly all of last season with a torn...

June 2, 2015 - 3:32pm
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June 2, 2015 - 3:26pm
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DENVER (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers placed outfielder Scott Van Slyke on the 15-day disabled list with back inflammation.

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly thought Van Slyke's recent back issues were taken care of until an at-bat during Saturday's game in St. Louis when Van Slyke experienced mid-back inflammation on his left side.

Van Slyke is hitting .264 with two homers and 14 RBIs in 34 games this season.

To take his place on...

June 2, 2015 - 3:25pm
9 min 16 sec ago

Jim Thorpe's surviving sons are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to allow them to pursue reburial of the famed athlete on American Indian land in Oklahoma.

Thorpe's body was laid to rest in Pennsylvania more than 60 years ago.

His sons have been fighting to move the remains, saying their father wanted to be buried in the state of his birth.

A federal judge agreed with them, citing federal law on repatriation of American Indian...

June 2, 2015 - 3:21pm
9 min 16 sec ago

Reaction from around the globe to Sepp Blatter's sudden announcement Tuesday that he will step down as FIFA president amid a corruption scandal:

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"It was a difficult decision, a brave decision, and the right decision." — Michel Platini, president of European soccer federation UEFA.

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"A good day for FIFA and for football ... Change is finally coming. I said on Friday that the day would come sooner or...

June 2, 2015 - 3:09pm
9 min 16 sec ago

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls made it official Tuesday, hiring Iowa State's Fred Hoiberg to replace Tom Thibodeau.

Hoiberg was long rumored as the replacement for Thibodeau, who was fired last week after five seasons.

Hoiberg went 115-56 with the Cyclones, including four straight NCAA Tournament appearances and back-to-back Big 12 tournament titles. He had open-heart surgery in April.

He takes over a team that entered the...

June 2, 2015 - 3:05pm
9 min 16 sec ago

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — NCAA chief legal officer Donald Remy says the law is on the NCAA's side in the Ed O'Bannon case and that he's not ready to give up the fight.

Remy told The Associated Press he is still willing to go to the U.S. Supreme Court if the NCAA loses its appeal at the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

If it stands, the ruling would allow some football and men's basketball players to be compensated for the use of their names, images or...

June 2, 2015 - 3:03pm
9 min 16 sec ago

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Georgia coach Mark Richt says he hopes there is room for "discretion" in the SEC's new rule which blocks schools from accepting transfers who have had "serious misconduct" problems.

The SEC is the first conference to prohibit transfers of student-athletes who have a history of such offenses as sexual assault, domestic violence or other forms of sexual violence.

Richt said Tuesday there is "certainly wisdom" in the rule passed at the...

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