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Yanks exercise Britton option, decline Gardner and Happ

The Yankees exercised two option years on reliever Zack Britton worth $27 million on Friday and declined 2021 options on outfielder Brett Gardner and pitcher J.A. Happ. Gardner and Happ … Click to Continue »

Maradona turns 60, dreams of scoring another against England

Cheeky as ever, Diego Maradona’s wish for his 60th birthday is to score another goal against England — this time with his right hand. The Argentine great’s most famous — … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Swiss soccer league postpones 2 more games

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Swiss soccer league has postponed two more games this weekend because of coronavirus cases … Click to Continue »

Carolina offensive line isn’t holding up versus pressure

Opposing defenses are learning success can be had when blitzing Teddy Bridgewater and the Panthers. In what has become a common theme in recent weeks, the Falcons brought the heat … Click to Continue »

African soccer president Ahmad tests positive for virus

African soccer confederation president Ahmad Ahmad tested positive for the coronavirus and began self-isolating at a hotel in Cairo on Friday. Ahmad, who is also a FIFA vice president, had … Click to Continue »

Alexander Zverev denies accusations of domestic abuse

Alexander Zverev denied accusations of domestic abuse on Friday, saying they are “simply not true.” The 23-year-old German tennis player was responding to an interview former girlfriend Olga Sharypova gave … Click to Continue »

This Date in Baseball

Oct. 31 1961 — A federal judge ruled that Birmingham, Ala. laws against integrated playing fields were illegal. This ruling eliminated the last barrier against integrating the Southern Association. 1967 … Click to Continue »

AP Sportlight

Oct. 31 1948 — Sammy Baugh of Washington passes for 446 yards and four touchdowns and Dan Sandifer has four interceptions including two for touchdowns as the Redskins beat the … Click to Continue »

Former FIFA official guilty, PSG head cleared at Swiss trial

A former high-ranking FIFA official was convicted Friday in a corruption case in Switzerland, while the president of Paris Saint-Germain was acquitted. Jérôme Valcke was found guilty of a lesser … Click to Continue »

Japan uses high-tech experiments to fill baseball stadium

Officials in Japan are using some high-tech devices to see if they can fill sports stadiums closer to capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic. The baseball stadium in Yokohama will be … Click to Continue »

AP Interview: Italian swimmers locked up in Alpine resort

The high-altitude training camp in the Alps was supposed to represent ideal preparation for the Tokyo Olympics. Instead, a large portion of the Italian swimming team — 13 elite athletes … Click to Continue »

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