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FILE - This Oct. 15, 2015, file photo shows the exterior of Harrah's Resort Atlantic City in Atlantic City, N.J. Harrah’s casino plans to start taking sports bets at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, two days after its sister property, Bally’s, did. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)
August 01, 2018 - 10:58 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Frank Sinatra impersonator asked Luck to be a lady as he bet on the New York Yankees on Wednesday and an Elvis impersonator thanked the clerk very much for handing him a similar bet slip as Harrah's became the fourth Atlantic City casino to offer sports betting. The...
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In this Jan. 14, 2018, photo, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) stands with teammate Terence Newman (23) following their win over New Orleans Saints in an NFL divisional football playoff game in Minneapolis. A person with direct knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that Diggs has agreed on a five-year contract extension, moving the star of the "Minneapolis Miracle" into the NFL's top 10 highest-paid players at his position. The new deal was reached on Tuesday, July 31. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
July 31, 2018 - 5:58 pm
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have secured yet another core player with a long-term contract, signing wide receiver Stefon Diggs to a five-year extension and moving the star of the "Minneapolis Miracle" pass into the NFL's top 10 highest-paid players at his position. Diggs has yet to...
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FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2017, file photo, Nebraska NCAA college football head coach Scott Frost listens to a question during a news conference in Lincoln, Neb. Frost has had an estimated $165,000 in memorabilia taken from his home in Lincoln over the weekend. Lincoln police Capt. Jeri Roeder said two Nebraska championship rings, 10 Oregon championship rings, two Central Florida championship rings, five pairs of Air Jordan shoes and a gaming console are missing. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
July 30, 2018 - 5:13 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Scott Frost's championship rings and other items reported stolen from his home have been found. Police said the new Nebraska coach located them in his garage Monday, although some other memorabilia he reported stolen is still missing. Frost had reported Sunday night that...
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July 30, 2018 - 11:32 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — More than $500 million in claims have been approved under the NFL's concussion settlement in less than two years, nearly a decade earlier than league officials estimated they would reach that amount. Claims administrators in the settlement said Monday that $502 million had been...
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July 30, 2018 - 9:38 am
Despite his decision to not attend Saturday's Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, Terrell Owens will be "honored" by the hall for his NFL career. Hall President David Baker tells The Associated Press on Monday that the Canton, Ohio, shrine's mission statement begins with the goal "to...
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Members of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School football team take the field to begin practice for a new season just after midnight on Monday, July 30, 2018, in Parkland, Fla. The players, their school, and community still grieve for the 17 lives lost at the school on Feb. 14. (AP Photo/Joe Skipper)
July 30, 2018 - 8:53 am
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The first practice of the new season was over, and the only sound on the campus of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was dozens of football players screaming in delight. It was 2:15 a.m., and they were having a water balloon fight . At last, on a campus shaken by tragedy,...
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Washington Nationals' Trea Turner reacts after being hit by the ball during an at-bat in the third inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Sunday, July 29, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
July 30, 2018 - 12:13 am
As major leaguers Trea Turner, Sean Newcomb and Josh Hader face up to racist and homophobic tweets they sent as teenagers, publicist Lauren Walsh recalls how she dealt with a football player who had offensive Facebook posts years before he prepared for the NFL draft. She went through his whole...
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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) throws during practice at the NFL team's football training camp in Westfield, Ind., Sunday, July 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
July 29, 2018 - 5:48 pm
WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) — Andrew Luck feels as sore and tired as he expected four days into training camp. He's also pain free — just as the Indianapolis Colts hoped. Luck passed his first major tests by returning to the practice field, taking all of his normal snaps during the Colts' first two...
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Oakland Raiders' Bruce Irvin, left, walks toward Arden Key during NFL football practice in Napa, Calif., Saturday, July 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
July 29, 2018 - 2:35 pm
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Jon Gruden targeted Paul Guenther as his defensive coordinator in his return to Oakland even before he got the Raiders job, believing his aggressive defensive scheme was just what the team needed to reverse years of bad play. Guenther's task has been even harder than originally...
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In this Friday, July 27, 2018 photo, fans watch the Philadelphia Fusion and London Spitfire compete in the Overwatch League Grand Finals' first night of competition at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The Overwatch League is making a grand gamble: that its deep pockets and massive infrastructure can keep it atop the esports mountain even as Fortnite comes charging for the crown. (AP Photo/Terrin Waack)
July 28, 2018 - 4:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Overwatch League has planted its flag atop the esports mountain. But just like its twitchy-thumbed superstars, the premier circuit can't afford to sit still. Not as long as Fortnite commands the rest of the gaming universe. The Fortnite phenomenon has put Overwatch in a strange...
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