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FILE-This Sept. 4, 2015, file photo shows Atlanta Braves assistant general manager and director of pro scouting John Coppolella talking on the phone in the dugout during batting practice before a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, in Washington. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred has hit the Atlanta Braves with heavy sanctions, including the loss of nine players, for rules violations committed by the team in the international player market. Manfred on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, also placed former Braves general manager Coppolella on the permanently ineligible list. Former Braves Special Assistant Gordon Blakeley, the team's international scouting chief, is suspended from performing services for any team for one year. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
November 21, 2017 - 7:00 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves lost 13 prospects and former general manager John Coppolella was banned for life by Major League Baseball on Tuesday for circumventing international signing rules from 2015-17. Former Atlanta special assistant Gordon Blakeley, who was the team's international scouting...
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November 20, 2017 - 7:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the NFL should suspend Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch. Lynch sat during most of the U.S. anthem and stood for the Mexican anthem before Sunday's game against the Patriots at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. Lynch has not stood for the...
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Buffalo Bills quarterback Nathan Peterman warms up before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
November 19, 2017 - 7:37 pm
The Latest on the 11th Sunday of the NFL regular season (all times Eastern): 7:30 p.m. There wasn't much drama in the afternoon games in Week 11 of the NFL season as the Chargers and Patriots rolled and the Bengals beat the Broncos in a matchup of teams that were 3-6. The Chargers took advantage of...
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UCLA head coach Jim Mora walks the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Southern California, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
November 19, 2017 - 3:20 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA fired football coach Jim Mora on Sunday with one regular-season game left in his sixth season. Athletic director Dan Guerrero announced the shocking move one day after rival Southern California's 28-23 victory over UCLA (5-6, 3-5 Pac-12). Offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch...
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FILE- In this Nov. 12, 2017, file photo, Atlanta Falcons defensive end Adrian Clayborn (99) sacks Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) during the second half of an NFL football game in Atlanta. Clayborne's six sacks against Dallas might have come against backup tackles, but it was the latest sign of an improved unit. Atlanta plays at Seattle on Monday night. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
November 18, 2017 - 11:03 am
Hola, Los Patriots y Los Raiders. Bienvenido a Azteca. The NFL's final international game this season features the back-on-target Patriots and the disappointing Raiders on Sunday. It's the second straight year Oakland has given up a game in California to host one in Mexico City. In 2016, that...
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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2014, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, left, and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones talk at the NFL football game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Cowboys at Wembley Stadium in London. The Associated Press has obtained a letter sent to Jerry Jones’ attorney accusing the Cowboys owner of “conduct detrimental to the league’s best interests” over his objection to a contract extension for Goodell. The letter accusing Jones of sabotaging the negotiations was sent to David Boies on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
November 15, 2017 - 10:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press has obtained a letter sent by the NFL to Jerry Jones' attorney accusing the Dallas Cowboys owner of "conduct detrimental to the league's best interests" over his objection to a contract extension for Commissioner Roger Goodell. The letter accusing Jones of...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, file photo, Dallas Cowboys NFL football star Ezekiel Elliott walks out of federal court in New York. Elliott has dropped his appeal on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, with five games remaining on his six-game suspension over alleged domestic violence. The 22-year-old Elliott was suspended in August after the league concluded following a yearlong investigation that he had several physical confrontations in the summer of 2016 with Tiffany Thompson, his girlfriend at the time. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
November 15, 2017 - 9:40 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is ending his legal fight with five games remaining on a six-game suspension over alleged domestic violence. Elliott's agents said Wednesday the decision by last year's NFL rushing leader "is in no way an admission of wrongdoing."...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2012, file photo, Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long listens to a question during a news conference where he announced that Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino had been terminated, in Fayetteville, Ark. Arkansas has announced the firing of athletic director Jeff Long, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, after nearly 10 years at the school. (AP Photo/April L. Brown, File)
November 15, 2017 - 8:28 pm
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas fired athletic director Jeff Long on Wednesday, ending a nearly decade-long tenure that included the scandalous ouster of football coach Bobby Petrino and the continued mediocrity of the program under Bret Bielema. The College Football Playoff selection committee...
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Dan Halem, chief legal officer of Major League Baseball, answers questions during a news conference at the annual MLB baseball general managers' meetings, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
November 15, 2017 - 8:26 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Major League Baseball hopes to put in place a new posting system agreement with Japan by early December, a deal that would allow star pitcher-outfielder Shohei Otani to start negotiations with big league teams. MLB Chief Legal Officer Dan Halem said a new framework has been...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2017, file photo, Buffalo Bills quarterback Nathan Peterman (2) throws a pass during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, in Orchard Park, N.Y. Rookie Nathan Peterman has replaced Tyrod Taylor as the Bills' starting quarterback in an abrupt move coach Sean McDermott said he made in a bid to improve the team. McDermott made the stunning announcement on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, when the Bills (5-4) returned to practice to prepare to play at the Los Angeles Chargers (3-6) on Sunday. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus, File)
November 15, 2017 - 6:12 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Rather than continue watching a pedestrian offense muddle through a third consecutive game, Bills coach Sean McDermott sent his team a jolt by making an abrupt change at quarterback. Tyrod Taylor was benched Wednesday and rookie fifth-round pick Nathan Peterman will make...
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