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Catcher Stephen Vogt retiring after 10 big league seasons
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Catcher Stephen Vogt retiring after 10 big league seasons

FILE - Oakland Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt walks on the field during a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, July 6, 2022. Vogt is retiring after 10 major league seasons and a long, patient road to break into the big leagues at age 27. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez, File)FILE - Oakland Athletics' Stephen Vogt rounds the bases after hitting a home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Oakland, Calif., Monday, July 4, 2022. Vogt is retiring after 10 major league seasons and a long, patient road to break into the big leagues at age 27. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)FILE - Oakland Athletics' Stephen Vogt (21) is congratulated by third base coach Mike Gallego (2) after Vogt hit a home run, his first hit in the major...
Suspended Sarver says he’s decided to sell Suns, Mercury
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Suspended Sarver says he’s decided to sell Suns, Mercury

FILE - Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver gestures to Indiana Pacers' Danny Granger after Granger missed a shot during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 6, 2010 in Phoenix. Robert Sarver says he has started the process of selling the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury, a move that comes only eight days after he was suspended by the NBA over workplace misconduct including racist speech and hostile behavior toward employees. Sarver made the announcement Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, saying selling “is the best course of action.” He has owned the teams since 2004. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)FILE - Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver applauds his team during the second half of Game 1 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals against the Los Angeles Clippers, Sunday, June 20...
Murphy’s 59-yard OT fumble return fuels Cards’ win over Vegas
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Murphy’s 59-yard OT fumble return fuels Cards’ win over Vegas

Arizona Cardinals cornerback Byron Murphy Jr., left, picks up a fumble and returns it for the winning touchdown during overtime of an NFL football game against the Las Vegas Raiders, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)Arizona Cardinals cornerback Byron Murphy Jr. (7) picks up a fumble and returns it for the game-winning touchdown during overtime of an NFL football game against the Las Vegas Raiders Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022, in Las Vegas. Arizona won 29-23. (AP Photo/David Becker)Arizona Cardinals cornerback Byron Murphy Jr. (7) runs back for the winning touchdown after a fumble recovery during overtime of an NFL football game against the Las Vegas Raiders, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams (17...
62 and 700: Judge, Pujols closing in on home run milestones
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62 and 700: Judge, Pujols closing in on home run milestones

New York Yankees' Aaron Judge hits his fifty eighth homerun during the third inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Kenny Yoo)St. Louis Cardinals' Albert Pujols hits a foul ball during the seventh inning in the second baseball game of the team's doubleheader against the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Scott Kane) By NOAH TRISTERAP Baseball Writer Aaron Judge and Albert Pujols could make this a milestone week for home runs. Judge hit two more Sunday, raising his season total to 59, two shy of Roger Maris' American League record. Now the slugger returns to Yankee Stadium, where New York plays its next six games. Pujols, meanwhile, is somewhat improbably closing in on the ...
PayPal says if Sarver stays, it won’t remain Suns sponsor
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PayPal says if Sarver stays, it won’t remain Suns sponsor

FILE - Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver watches the team play against the Memphis Grizzlies during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Phoenix, Dec. 11, 2019. The NBA has suspended Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury owner Robert Sarver for one year, plus fined him $10 million, after an investigation found that he had engaged in what the league called “workplace misconduct and organizational deficiencies." The findings of the league's report, published Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022, came nearly a year after the NBA asked a law firm to investigate allegations that Sarver had a history of racist, misogynistic and hostile incidents over his nearly two-decade tenure overseeing the franchise. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File) By TIM REYNOLDSAP Basketball Writer Eds: UPDATES: with NBPA ex...
Suns owner Sarver suspended 1 year, fined $10M after probe
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Suns owner Sarver suspended 1 year, fined $10M after probe

FILE - Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver watches the team play against the Memphis Grizzlies during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Phoenix, Dec. 11, 2019. The NBA has suspended Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury owner Robert Sarver for one year, plus fined him $10 million, after an investigation found that he had engaged in what the league called “workplace misconduct and organizational deficiencies." The findings of the league's report, published Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022, came nearly a year after the NBA asked a law firm to investigate allegations that Sarver had a history of racist, misogynistic and hostile incidents over his nearly two-decade tenure overseeing the franchise. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)FILE - Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver, center, watches during the s...
Chiefs’ Reid takes over kicking duties after Butker injury
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Chiefs’ Reid takes over kicking duties after Butker injury

Kansas City Chiefs safety Justin Reid (20) kicks an extra point against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Associated Press GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs safety Justin Reid has added kicking duties to his resume. Reid was called into action after kicker Harrison Butker rolled his left ankle on a kickoff in the first quarter Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals. Butker was taken off the field on a cart, but later returned to the sideline. Reid made his first extra point attempt, but missed his second after the Chiefs took a 20-6 lead in the second quarter. He also boomed two kickoffs for touchbacks. The Chiefs experimented with Reid at kicker during camp an...
Murray unable to spark Cardinals offense in loss to Chiefs
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Murray unable to spark Cardinals offense in loss to Chiefs

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) reacts after he was sacked by the Kansas City Chiefs during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Carlos Dunlap (8) sacks Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) By JOHN MARSHALLAP Sports Writer GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals put their future in Kyler Murray's hands, rewarding the dynamic quarterback with a massive long-term contract. Their first dividend was a dud. Murray had an uneven first game since signing the $230.5 million deal, leading a sputtering offense that had no chance of keeping up with t...
New rules make star college football players millionaires
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New rules make star college football players millionaires

Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud sits in the drivers seat after he received a 2019 Mercedes G-Wagon G63 in Canton, Ohio on June 8, 2022. Stroud has a deal with Sarchione Auto Gallery that allows them to use the quarterback's name, image and likeness in its advertising. Glance around the parking lot of the Woody Hayes Athletic Center at The Ohio State University this fall and you might come across a $200,000 palace on wheels, the kind of luxury ride more likely to be found in the garages of movie stars, music moguls and titans of business than on a college campus. (The Repository/Scott Heckel via AP)FILE - Texas running back Bijan Robinson speaks at the NCAA college football Big 12 media days in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, July 14, 2022. At Texas, running back Bijan Robinson has deals wi...
Hopi teens see need for skateboarding park, make it happen
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Hopi teens see need for skateboarding park, make it happen

This undated photo provided by Paul Molina in August 2022 shows the Hopi skate spot in the Village of Tewa on the Hopi reservation in northeastern Arizona. A handful of Hopi youth worked together to create the skate spot that opened this spring. (Paul Molina via AP)This undated photo provided by Brandon Nahsonhoya in August 2022 shows people working on a concrete pad for a skateboarding ramp in the Village of Tewa on the Hopi reservation in northeastern Arizona. A handful of Hopi youth worked together to create the skate spot that opened this spring. (Brandon Nahsonhoya via AP)Francisco Mata, left, Kira Nevayaktewa, Quintin Nahsonhoya and Felicia Mata help lay a concrete foundation for a skate ramp on Nov. 6, 2021, in the Village of Tewa on the Hopi reservation in northeastern Arizona. A ...