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Jaguars bench Blake Bortles, turn to Chad Henne for next preseason game

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Chad Henne will start Jacksonville’s preseason game against Carolina, a change that could signal the end of Blake Bortles’ career with the Jaguars. Coach Doug Marrone made the...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Who’s the best puncher? Floyd Mayweather says it could surprise

LAS VEGAS – Floyd Mayweather Jr. says it was the first punch of the fight. His promoter thinks it came during the second round. One shot to the head, and suddenly Manny Pacquiao decided his night...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Irving-Thomas deal continues NBA summer of blockbuster moves

The group of 2017 Eastern Conference All-Stars who have changed teams this summer would form an impressive starting lineup. When the Cleveland Cavaliers sent Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics on...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Rory McIlroy ready to play as FedEx Cup begins

Ten days ago, Rory McIlroy wasn’t sure if he was going to play the rest of the year. A week off made him feel good enough that a nagging rib injury can be managed well enough for him to compete in...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Baylor settlements could signal trend of more to come

AUSTIN, Texas – The federal civil lawsuits against Baylor University have piled up for more than a year, accusing the nation’s largest Baptist school of repeatedly mishandling, ignoring or stifling...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: College Sports

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Facebook receives exclusive rights to 15 college football games in 2017

Facebook has struck a deal for exclusive rights to live stream 15 college football games this season, beginning next week. The agreement with Stadium, a digital sports network, gives Facebook the...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: College Sports

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U.S. court rejects appeal from praying football coach

SEATTLE – A Washington state high school football coach took advantage of his position when he prayed on the field after games, and he’s not entitled to immediately get his job back, a federal...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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Isaiah Thomas facing biggest challenge of career in move to Cavaliers

BOSTON – Isaiah Thomas’ basketball journey is littered with decision-makers who have underestimated the diminutive guard. He was selected last in the 2011 NBA draft coming out of Washington, and...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 hour 47 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Kyrie Irving will wear No. 11 with Celtics

BOSTON – Newly acquired guard Kyrie Irving will wear No. 11 in Boston because the Celtics already have retired the numbers he wore in college and with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Irving wore No. 11 at...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 hour 47 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Lutsenko wins Spanish Vuelta’s 5th stage, Chris Froome adds to lead

ALCOSSEBRE, Spain – Chris Froome increased his lead in the Spanish Vuelta during a fifth stage won by Alexey Lutsenko of Kazakhstan on Wednesday. Froome started the day just two seconds ahead of a...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Billy Payne retiring as Masters, Augusta National chairman

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Billy Payne ruled more with an open mind than an iron fist. As the sixth chairman of Augusta National Golf Club – and the first with no direct link to co-founders Bobby Jones and...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Sports

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Fred Ridley, former US Amateur champ, to take over at Augusta

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Fred Ridley first came to Augusta National to compete in the 1976 Masters as the U.S. Amateur champion, and he played the opening round in the traditional pairing with the defending...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports