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Manu Ginobili, a 4-time champion with Spurs, retires at 41

Manu Ginobili has played his final game, and with that a new era awaits the San Antonio Spurs. Ginobili announced his decision to retire Monday, the 41-year-old wrapping up what he called a “fabulous journey” in which he helped the Spurs win four NBA championships in 16 seasons with the club. Manu's Most INSANE Shots […]

Slugging Khris Davis is big reason A’s are chasing playoffs

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Khris Davis has become known as Oakland’s other superstar “KD.” The Athletics slugger is having a special season right next door to where Kevin Durant led the Golden State Warriors to a second straight NBA championship two months ago. Davis is on such a home run streak, he has considered the […]

Texans star JJ Watt’s Hurricane Harvey effort raises $41.6M

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Texans star J.J. Watt said Monday that he has distributed the $41.6 million his foundation raised to help rebuild the Texas Gulf Coast after Hurricane Harvey. An online fundraiser Watt launched after the storm hit Texas last year went viral and far exceeded his original goal of raising $200,000. “It’s incredible […]

Morrison relishing chance to return to 3-4 with Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A whirlwind 24 hours had Antonio Morrison go from on the outs with the Indianapolis Colts to a potentially important player with the Green Bay Packers. The inside linebacker got right to work on Monday with Green Bay, which traded for Morrison to boost depth at a position hit by injuries. Morrison […]

Milwaukee mayor surprised at city’s attorney defending police in Bucks Sterling Brown arrest

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee’s city attorney said officers did nothing wrong when they used a stun gun on Bucks’ player Sterling Brown during his arrest over a parking violation in January — a direct contradiction to the police chief and mayor, who condemned the officers’ actions. The city attorney’s assertion comes in response to a lawsuit Brown […]

No. 4 Wisconsin’s D work in progress with stars and youth

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The bar is set high for the Wisconsin defense. The roster might turn over, but the fourth-ranked Badgers’ D rarely crumbles. Since 2013, Wisconsin is second nationally in both scoring defense (16.1 points) and total defense (282.6 yards). But to return to that level this year, Wisconsin might need some young […]

Eric Decker, former Golden Gopher, retires from NFL

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Receiver Eric Decker says he is retiring from the NFL after an eight-year career with the Broncos, Jets and Titans. Decker had been in training camp with the Patriots this summer, but it wasn’t clear he would make the roster. He said on Instagram on Sunday, “This has been a passion […]

Packers bolster ILB depth by dealing for Colts’ Morrison

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis and Green Bay didn’t wait for this week’s roster moves to start filling holes. Instead, they cut a deal Sunday. The Colts traded inside linebacker Antonio Morrison to the Packers for cornerback Lenzy Pipkins, giving each veteran a chance to impress their new coaches in this week’s preseason finales — and […]

Moustakas, Piña, Schoop go deep as Brewers bash Pirates

MILWAUKEE — Chris Archer blamed nobody but himself for the Pittsburgh Pirates’ loss to Milwaukee. Mike Moustakas and Manny Pina each hit a two-run homer in the third inning, Jonathan Schoop went deep in the seventh and the Brewers beat the Pirates 7-4 on Sunday. The Brewers rocked Archer (4-7) for six runs and six […]

A-Rod and Jordy won’t be playing catch Friday night

If anyone really looks forward to exhibition football games, this is the week to pay attention. One good place to start is in Oakland. Not because Aaron Rodgers will see plenty of action for Green Bay; he won’t, might not play at all. And the Raiders’ best player, Khalil Mack, still is holding out. Such […]

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