‘Together’: NBA, players release video urging need for unity

by Associated Press on October 25, 2016

MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade, Kyle Korver, Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony are among the NBA stars featured in a video where the league and its players continue trying to address the divide in many communities throughout the country. The one-minute video features clips of multiple interactions with children — including one where uniformed police… Continue Reading

Lions trade LB Van Noy to Patriots and sign LB Josh Bynes

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ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have traded linebacker Kyle Van Noy to the New England Patriots. The Lions also signed linebacker Josh Bynes on Tuesday. Detroit drafted Van Noy out of BYU in the second round with the 40th overall pick in 2014 and he didn’t appear to pan out as a… Continue Reading

Angels slugger CJ Cron gets procedure on left thumb

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels slugger C.J. Cron is having a medical procedure to relieve pain in his left thumb. Cron will need six to eight weeks of recovery time, the Angels announced Tuesday. After experiencing moderate pain recently, Cron had an examination by Dr. Steve Shin, who decided to perform an arthroscopic… Continue Reading

Cal coach Cuonzo Martin rewarded with contract extension

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BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Third-year California men’s basketball coach Cuonzo Martin has received a contract extension taking him through the 2020-21 season. Martin’s new deal was announced Tuesday, five days after women’s coach Lindsay Gottlieb received a three-year extension from athletic director Mike Williams that also takes her through ’21. Cal is 41-26 under Martin,… Continue Reading

NCAA: UNC’s arguments in academic case ‘without merit’

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The NCAA says North Carolina’s argument that the governing body lacks jurisdiction in the school’s ongoing multi-year academic case is “without merit.” In a Sept. 19 filing released by the school Tuesday, the NCAA enforcement staff pushed back against the school’s procedural arguments in response to five serious charges by saying they lacked merit. UNC… Continue Reading

Giants release kicker Josh Brown after abuse admissions

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have released placekicker Josh Brown after police documents revealed Brown had admitted to repeatedly abusing his former wife while they were married. The release came Tuesday shortly after the player issued a statement insisting that he never hit his wife during a six year period when… Continue Reading

Investor group offering to pay for NBA arena in Seattle

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SEATTLE (AP) — Investor Chris Hansen and the group looking to bring the NBA back to Seattle have offered to pay for a new arena with private funds. Hansen’s group sent a letter to the city of Seattle on Tuesday. Hansen’s group acknowledges a changed landscape and is now offering to rip up a memorandum… Continue Reading

Fan dies after falling while leaving Broncos football game

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DENVER (AP) — Authorities say a fan has died after falling 60 feet at the Denver Broncos’ stadium after a game on Monday night. Stadium Management Co., which operates Sports Authority Field at Mile High, said the fan fell over a railing. The medical examiner’s office said Tuesday the man was transported to a hospital… Continue Reading

Red Sox hire another assistant GM, will leave GM job open

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BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox plan to operate without a full-time general manager for now. President of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski announced that intention Tuesday in naming Eddie Romero the team’s new senior vice president and assistant general manager. It is the latest move to take place inside Boston’s baseball operations department since… Continue Reading

Josh Brown admits abuse but says he never struck wife

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants placekicker Josh Brown has issued a statement in which he admits abusing his former wife but he insists he never hit her. Brown issued the statement to ESPN on Tuesday. Giants spokesman Pat Hanlon confirmed that the statement was from Brown, who was placed on the NFL… Continue Reading