Man City, Bayern winning streaks end in Champions League

by Associated Press on September 28, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — In a fiercely competitive Champions League round on Wednesday, the 100 percent winning records of Pep Guardiola and Carlo Ancelotti with their new clubs finally came to an end. Guardiola’s Manchester City trailed three times at Celtic, leveled each time and finished strongly before having to settle for a 3-3 draw. The… Continue Reading

Stay or go? White Sox manager Robin Ventura mum on 2017

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CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura won’t say whether he’s been offered the chance to return next season and backtracked from an earlier comment that he’d like to come back for a sixth season. USA Today reported Wednesday the White Sox decided to retain Ventura, if he wants to stay. Citing an… Continue Reading

Brazil GP organizers surprised with FIA doubts on 2017 race

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SAO PAULO (AP) — Organizers of the Brazilian Grand Prix say they are surprised that motor sport’s governing body has not confirmed the race at the Interlagos track for the 2017 Formula One calendar. In a provisional calendar for 2017 published earlier Wednesday, the FIA put an asterisk indicating “subject to confirmation” for the Brazilian… Continue Reading

Atletico hands Bayern another Champions League loss in Spain

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MADRID (AP) — Bayern Munich’s struggles in Spain continued on Wednesday with a 1-0 loss to Atletico Madrid in the Champions League. Bayern’s defeat at the Vicente Calderon Stadium after a first-half strike by midfielder Yannick Carrasco made it another frustrating night for the German champions against Spanish clubs. Bayern’s last three trips to Spain… Continue Reading

No Higuain, no problem: Napoli beats Benfica 4-2 in CL

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NAPLES, Italy (AP) — Not missing Gonzalo Higuain in the least, Napoli tightened its grip on Group B of the Champions League with a convincing 4-2 win over Benfica on Wednesday. Captain Marek Hamsik opened the scoring with a header after 20 minutes, and Napoli opened the floodgates early in the second half with three… Continue Reading

Tennessee LB Kirkland to miss third straight game this week

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee linebacker Darrin Kirkland Jr. will miss a third straight game Saturday at No. 25 Georgia due to a high ankle sprain. Volunteers coach Butch Jones ruled Kirkland out for the Georgia game on Wednesday. Jones says he expects both defensive end LaTroy Lewis and linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin to play for… Continue Reading

The Latest: US secret weapon at Ryder Cup: turkey sandwiches

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CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on the Ryder Cup (all times local): 1:25 p.m. You might think Davis Love III has enough to do during Ryder Cup week, even with five assistants helping him try to win one for the home team. On Wednesday, he added another responsibility to his role as U.S. captain:… Continue Reading

Arizona signs long-snapper Brewer, punter Quigley, LB Bartu

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TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have signed long-snapper Aaron Brewer, punter Ryan Quigley and linebacker Joplo Bartu. Brewer replaces rookie Kameron Canady, who was released by the club Tuesday. Brewer was the long snapper of the Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos the past four seasons. He spent the preseason with the Chicago Bears… Continue Reading

Supreme Court asked to block $1B NFL concussion settlement

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A second petition has been filed asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reject the $1 billion settlement of NFL concussion lawsuits because of how it treats current brain injuries versus future ones. The former players complain that chronic traumatic encephalopathy (ehn-sehf-uh-LAH’-thuh-pee) diagnosed before the April 2015 cutoff can bring $4 million while… Continue Reading