NFL owners mull cut of regular-season overtime to 10 minutes

NEW YORK – NFL owners will consider proposals next week to cut regular-season overtime from 15 minutes to 10; eliminate players leaping over the line on kick plays; and expansion of coaches’...

DATE: March 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional sports

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NHL asked for decision on Olympics by end of April

The NHL may be nearing a deadline to decide whether to allow the world’s best hockey players to participate in the Winter Olympics next year in South Korea. “I hope we can find a compromise in the...

DATE: March 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional sports

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IOC must consider serious reforms to save Olympics

And the winner is ... Paris! Oh, and also ... Los Angeles! The International Olympic Committee, no stranger to embarrassing predicaments, has devised an unprecedented strategy to avoid – or, at...

DATE: March 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional sports

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Manfred: World Baseball Classic tournament major success, has bright future

LOS ANGELES – Even before the United States took the field to face Puerto Rico for the World Baseball Classic championship on Wednesday night, Rob Manfred was confident in declaring this sometimes...

DATE: March 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional sports

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Brady’s Super Bowl jerseys returned to New England Patriots

BOSTON – Tom Brady’s stolen Super Bowl jerseys are back with the New England Patriots. The jerseys worn by Brady during this year’s Super Bowl and the 2015 Super Bowl were returned to Gillette...

DATE: March 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional sports

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Big wind and wild outcomes at Match Play

AUSTIN, Texas – Soren Kjeldsen and Alex Noren won their groups in the Dell Technologies Match Play, one round before group play is even finished. Rory McIlroy took the day off, and he’s already...

DATE: March 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional sports

Van Garderen keeps overall lead in Tour of Catalonia

IGUALADA, Spain – Tejay van Garderen of the U.S. successfully defended his lead in a Tour of Catalonia fourth stage that was cut short by 60 kilometers (37 miles) because of a snowstorm in...

DATE: March 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional sports

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U.S. routs Puerto Rico to win World Baseball Classic

LOS ANGELES – Marcus Stroman tossed six hitless innings, Ian Kinsler slugged a two-run homer and the United States routed Puerto Rico 8-0 on Wednesday night to win its first World Baseball Classic...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional sports

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Chandler leads Nuggets past LeBron’s Cavaliers

DENVER – LeBron James’s forgettable night included some statistical oddities like going minus-30 in 34 minutes and being the only player on either team to miss a free throw. In East-leading...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional sports

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A rough, emotional day for top seeds at Match Play

AUSTIN, Texas – Defending champion Jason Day lasted only six holes at the Dell Technologies Match Play until a heavy heart forced an early departure. Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth might not be far...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional sports

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The pressure is on American men’s soccer team

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Michael Bradley sees no reason to keep harping on that 4-0 loss at Costa Rica four months ago. Yes, it’s still fresh in the Americans’ minds, a night every mistake snowballed...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional sports

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Back to the future: U.S. World Cup veterans reunite with Arena

SAN JOSE, Calif. — DaMarcus Beasley, Clint Dempsey and Tim Howard were with Bruce Arena the last time the U.S. coach guided the Americans into World Cup qualifying — way back 12 years ago. “It’s a...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional sports