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Investigators load a body from the scene of a mass shooting at a music festival near the Mandalay Bay resort and casino on the Las Vegas Strip on Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
October 02, 2017 - 6:42 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the shooting in Las Vegas (all times local): 3:45 p.m. People attending the country music concert targeted by the Las Vegas shooter have described scenes of horror as they realized what they first thought were fireworks were actually gunshots. Jason Sorenson of...
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FILE - In this April 2, 2017, file photo, South Carolina coach Dawn Staley holds up the net as she and the team celebrate their win over Mississippi State in the final of NCAA women's Final Four college basketball tournament in Dallas. South Carolina won 67-55. Staley and her champion South Carolina Gamecocks are still waiting for their invite to the White House. Staley told The Associated Press on Friday night, Sept. 30, that she isn't even sure her team would go now if invited. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
September 30, 2017 - 1:26 am
Dawn Staley and her champion South Carolina Gamecocks are still waiting for their invite to the White House. "We haven't gotten an invitation yet and that in itself speaks volumes," the women's basketball coach told The Associated Press in a phone interview on Friday night. "We won before those...
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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke speaks on the Trump Administration's energy policy at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, Friday, Sept. 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
September 29, 2017 - 3:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is dismissing controversy over his use of charter flights as "a little BS over travel," but says the American public has the right to know the costs of official travel. Zinke on Friday disclosed that he has taken three charter flights since taking...
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In this Sept. 15, 2017 photo, U.S. forward Alex Morgan (13) moves the ball against New Zealand during the first half of an international friendly soccer match in Commerce City, Colo. The U.S. Women's National Team Players Association is donating $16,000 to help get the union for players in the National Women's Soccer League off the ground. The NWSL Players Association represents more than 160 players who are not paid by the U.S. and Canadian soccer federations. Those federations pay the salaries of several national team players who are allocated across the five-year-old women's professional league.(AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
September 28, 2017 - 10:04 am
The U.S. Women's National Team Players Association is donating $16,000 to help get the union for players in the National Women's Soccer League off the ground. The NWSL Players Association represents more than 160 players who are not paid by the U.S. and Canadian soccer federations. Those...
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Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) chases after St. Louis Blues' Alex Pietrangelo, left, in front of the goal during the first period of the NHL preseason hockey game, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Cranberry, Pa. The preseason game was awarded to Rostraver Ice Garden, the winner of the 2016-2017 Kraft Hockeyville USA contest, but is being played at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex because Rostraver is not suitable for an NHL game. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
September 27, 2017 - 5:09 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The chance to make history doesn't come up in the Pittsburgh Penguins dressing room. It doesn't have to. Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and company understand the stakes: that no team since the New York Islanders of the early 1980s has won three straight Stanley Cups, something the...
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September 27, 2017 - 9:13 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto says he's skipping the Pittsburgh Penguins' Oct. 10 White House visit because of recent tweets by President Donald Trump. The Democratic mayor accompanied the NHL team when they met with President Barack Obama following last year's Stanley Cup...
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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2017, file photo, San Jose Sharks right wing Joel Ward lines up against the Arizona Coyotes during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Glendale, Ariz. Ward tells The Mercury News he might take a knee during the national anthem at an upcoming game, becoming the first NHL player to join the protests that started in the NFL and drew criticism from President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
September 27, 2017 - 9:03 am
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Sharks forward Joel Ward told The Mercury News he might take a knee during the national anthem at an upcoming game, becoming the first NHL player to join the protests that started in the NFL and drew criticism from President Donald Trump. The 36-year-old Ward, one of about...
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September 15, 2017 - 1:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin released a statement Thursday night through the Washington Capitals acknowledging that the ability to represent Russia in the 2018 Olympics has been taken out of his hands. On the eve of the first day of on-ice training camp workouts, Ovechkin said in the statement...
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September 14, 2017 - 11:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin released a statement Thursday night through the NHL team expressing frustration about the league's decision to skip the Olympics. "I wanted to make this statement so that my words are clear and nobody misunderstands what I am saying," the...
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James Byrd, left, and Richard Clark, right, load their sandbags in a truck Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, at Newtown Estates Recreation Center in Sarasota, Fla., as they prepare for Hurricane Irma. The each got their ten bags before Sarasota County ran out of sandbags for residents. The county still has plenty of dirt but residents must bring and fill their own bags. A new shipment of sandbags is expected Thursday. (Mike Lang/Sarasota Herald-Tribune via AP)
September 06, 2017 - 5:40 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Irma and its impact on sports (all times local): ___ 5:25 p.m. USF is hoping for a fast game Saturday, with hopes of beating Hurricane Irma's arrival in Florida. The 21st-ranked Bulls will play at Connecticut as scheduled — with a new kickoff time Saturday of 10...
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