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  High schooler returns to football 2 years after losing part of his leg

A California high school sophomore is back on the football field after an injury kept him off for two years. He hasn't lost his love for the sport that cost him part of his leg.

  Patriots’ Brown practices, status for Sunday’s game unclear

  Antonio Brown faces rape accusations by former trainer

  Cat survives being shot in face twice with rifle

19 Slams: Nadal stops Medvedev comeback bid to win US Open

Cut by Raiders, Brown becoming a Patriot on eve of opener

Bianca Andreescu beats Serena Williams in US Open final

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Serena turns ankle in US Open win; Djokovic quits his match

15-year-old American Gauff’s US Open run ends against Osaka

Skaggs family ‘shocked’ over possible Angels link to death

Hall of Famer Jim Langer, of the Dolphins perfect season, dead at 71

Report: Patriots unlikely to visit the White House

Lightning strike at Tour Championship causes 6 injuries

Luck announces retirement following Colts loss to Bears

The Indianapolis Colts quarterback heard boos as he walked away from the field, then walked to the podium and made the surprise decision official. The oft-injured star is retiring at age 29.

Son charged in death of ex-NFL lineman Bennett, wife

The son of former NFL lineman Barry Bennett is accused of shooting Bennett and his wife multiple times, killing them, then driving out of state and boarding a flight to Mexico, according to criminal charges filed Friday.

Former Longhorns, NFL RB Benson dies in motorcycle accident

Benson's attorney, Sam Bassett, said Austin law enforcement told him that Benson was killed in the wreck Saturday night. Bassett said he did not have details of the accident.

Earnhardt Jr. takes weekend off after plane crash

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will take the weekend off from broadcasting to be with his wife and daughter after the three were in a plane crash landing Thursday near Bristol Motor Speedway.

Police release video of Yankees GM being stopped at gunpoint

  US fencing medalist Imboden kneels during anthem at Pan Am Games

Fire extinguisher damaged after player’s tantrum creates clubhouse mess for Atlanta Braves

  Newly-released body cam video shows ‘white substance’ on hood of GSU quarterback’s car

White Sox, Yankees to play at ‘Field of Dreams’ in 2020

In video, Kaepernick says he’s ‘still ready’ to return

Dolphins’ Hall of Fame linebacker Buoniconti dies at age 78

Buoniconti was bypassed in the NFL draft but went on to a 15-year career. He helped the Dolphins win back-to-back Super Bowls, including the 1972 team that finished 17-0.

Jill Ellis stepping down as women’s national team coach

Ellis will remain with the team for a World Cup victory tour, which kicks off Saturday with a match against Ireland at the Rose Bowl.

Egan Bernal wins Tour de France

Egan Bernal has become the first Colombian to win the Tour de France as the three-week race ended with the 21st and final stage on the Champs-Elysees.

Ex-Red Sox star David Ortiz out of hospital after shooting

Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is out of the hospital following three surgeries after being shot in the back at a bar in the Dominican Republic.

NFL won’t suspend Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill in case involving son

The league said Friday it has not been given access to information in the court proceedings, and a district attorney in June said an investigation was dropped because officials couldn't prove who injured the boy.

Pumpsie Green, 1st black player on Boston Red Sox, dies

Former Boston Red Sox infielder Elijah "Pumpsie" Green, the first black player on the last major league team to field one, has died. He was 85.

Secret brand deodorant donates $529,000 to US women’s soccer to help close pay gap

The company, which supports U.S. soccer through its Secret deodorant brand, says it will donate $529,000 — $23,000 for each of the 23 players on the U.S. team that won the World Cup earlier this month — to help close the pay gap.

Djokovic edges Federer in 5 sets for 5th Wimbledon trophy

By barely emerging to win 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 13-12 (3) after nearly five tight, tense and terrific hours, Djokovic claimed his fifth championship at the All England Club and second in a row.

Halep wins Wimbledon, stops Williams’ bid for 24th Slam

Pretty much perfect from start to finish, Halep beat Williams 6-2, 6-2 in stunning fashion in the final at the All England Club on Saturday.

  Texas sheriff apologizes to Patriots player, defends deputy

Deputy Adam Watkins, who is white, ultimately was issued a verbal reprimand for how he conducted the stop, according to sheriff's Capt. Steve Holtz.

Iowa woman sets world record for heaviest female to complete marathon

At 346 pounds, the Quad Cities woman set the world record for heaviest female to complete a marathon.

Jim Bouton, former pitcher, “Ball Four” author, dies at 80

Jim Bouton, the former New York Yankees pitcher who shocked and angered the conservative baseball world with the tell-all book "Ball Four," has died.

NYC to host ticker-tape parade for soccer champs Wednesday

It will be the city's first ticker-tape parade since the team's Women's World Cup win in 2015.

Coco Gauff loses at Wimbledon, while Williams wins again

The 15-year-old American who made news by beating Venus Williams last week lost in the fourth round.

US wins 4th World Cup title, 2nd in a row, beats Dutch 2-0

The United States won its record fourth Women’s World Cup title and second in a row, beating the Netherlands 2-0 Sunday night when Megan Rapinoe converted a penalty kick in the second half and Rose Lavelle added a goal.

  Coco Gauff, 15, pulls off another upset at Wimbledon

As it is, Gauff was the youngest player to qualify for Wimbledon in the professional era, winning three matches last week against higher-ranked women in the preliminary rounds.

Miami Dolphins player Kendrick Norton loses arm in crash

Norton played at the University of Miami and was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the seventh round in 2018. The Dolphins signed him in December.

US holds on to defeat England 2-1, advances to World Cup final

After a nerve wracking semifinal, the U.S. Women's national team will play in the World Cup Final.

Report: Nike pulls Betsy Ross flag sneaker after Kaepernick complaint

The shoe's heel has a U.S. flag with 13 white stars in a circle on it, known as the Betsy Ross flag.

Angels, MLB mourn Tyler Skaggs after pitcher dies in hotel room

Skaggs died Monday, when the 27-year-old pitcher was found unresponsive in his Texas hotel room. The scheduled series opener against the Rangers was postponed.

  Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs dies at age 27

Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs died Monday at the age of 27, stunning Major League Baseball and leading to the postponement of the team’s game against the Texas Rangers.

Gauff, just 15, shocks 5-time champ Venus, 39, at Wimbledon

Coco Gauff, already the youngest competitor ever to qualify at the All England Club in the professional era, showed the poise and power of a much older, much more experienced player, pulling off a 6-4, 6-4 victory in the first round over Venus Williams, who at 39 was the oldest woman in the field.

Megan Rapinoe accepts Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s invitation to tour House of Representatives

After the Yanks eliminated host nation France 2-1 in the quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) invited Rapinoe and the women’s national team to tour the lower house anytime.

Dominican police arrest ‘mastermind’ in David Ortiz shooting

Police said Víctor Hugo Gómez was detained in the Caribbean country. No further details were immediately released.

US defeats France 2-1, advances to semis in World Cup

The U.S. advances in the tournament and will play England on July 2.

ESPN anchor Bob Ley retires after 40 years with network

Bob Ley tweeted that he's enjoying the "best of health" and that the decision to retire was "entirely" his own.

Attorney: Girl hit during Astros game had skull fracture

Attorney Richard Mithoff says the girl had bleeding and swelling in her brain as well as a brain contusion after she was hit.

US defeats Spain 2-1 to advance to World Cup quarterfinals

The women's team eked out a win over a tough team from Spain to advance in the tournament.

  Italy’s Milan-Cortina wins vote to host 2026 Winter Olympics

Italy last hosted in Turin in 2006, and the Alpine ski resort Cortina previously hosted the Winter Games in 1956.

US defeats rival Sweden 2-0, finishes atop group

Already assured a spot in the round of 16 before the game, the United States finished atop its group and will head to Reims to face Spain on Monday. Sweden will play Canada in Paris.

Pelicans take Zion Williamson with No. 1 pick in NBA draft

The 6-foot-7, 285-pounder compiled a career worth of highlights into just one season, becoming the third freshman to be voted player of the year by The Associated Press.

Dominican AG: Ortiz shooting result of mistaken identity

Attorney General Jean Alain Rodríguez says the target was another man, dressed similarly to David Ortiz.

Police: 4 shot, 3 arrested at Raptors rally in Toronto

Gunfire broke out and a stampede ensued as fans celebrated at a rally Monday for the NBA champion Raptors, leaving four people shot and thousands fleeing less than a block from where the players and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sat on stage.

Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen dies at age 75

Pat Bowlen, the Denver Broncos owner who transformed the team from also-rans into NFL champions and helped the league usher in billion-dollar TV deals, has died.

Raptors capture first NBA title, beat Warriors in Game 6

The Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors 114-110 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night. The Raptors won the series 4-2, denying the Warriors what would have been a third straight championship.

Arch Madness: Blues win 1st Stanley Cup, beating Bruins 4-1

The St. Louis Blues have won the first Stanley Cup in franchise history.

Morgan has 5 goals as US routs Thailand 13-0

Ranked No. 1 in the world, the Americans had dropped only one match in their previous 38.

Paul Pierce admits he faked injury in 2008 Finals to go to the restroom

What once looked like an agonizing knee injury turned out to be agonizing discomfort in another part of his body.

Child hit by line drive at Astros game, Cubs batter breaks down sobbing

Cubs outfielder Albert Almora Jr. hit a line drive in the fourth inning into the field-level stands down the third base line, where it hit the girl.

LAPD officer contracts typhoid fever

The LAPD's central division had to be disinfected after an officer was sickened with typhoid fever. Another employee has typhus-like symptoms.

Bill Buckner, forever known for error in 1986 World Series, dies at 69

Bill Buckner, a star hitter who became known for making one of the most infamous plays in major league history, died Monday.

Raptors defeat Bucks 100-94 to advance to first NBA Finals

The Toronto Raptors overcame a 15-point deficit to win the series in six games and will host the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

Another female athlete slams testosterone rules, refuses medication

Margaret Wambui of Kenya, who won bronze in the 800 meters behind Caster Semenya at the 2016 Olympics, said she is affected by the new rules but won't take "any type of medication" to lower her natural testosterone.

  Blues beat Sharks, march on to Stanley Cup Final

The St. Louis Blues are marching into the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in decades.

New Orleans wins NBA draft lottery, right to pick No. 1

New Orleans has bucked the odds and won the NBA draft lottery, and now will have the first chance at choosing Zion Williamson next month.

Trump hosts winning Baylor women’s basketball team

The Lady Bears, who beat Notre Dame 82-81 earlier this month, were served fast food from Wendy's, McDonald's and Burger King in the State Dining Room — the same spread that other sports teams were served during their visits to the Trump White House.

Caleb Wilson wraps up NFL Draft as newest ‘Mr. Irrelevant’

Naturally, the later you go in the draft, the smaller your chances are of making the team.

NFL aerial circus makes for 2nd round of DBs, WRs

The defensive big guys dominated the opening round of the NFL draft. So in Round 2, it was time for the guys who have to block them to take center stage.

3 QBs and lots of defenders highlight 1st round of draft

A Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback at the top, two more QBs along the way — and a whole lot of guys who like nothing better than putting passers on the ground. That was the look for the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night.

John Havlicek, Boston Celtics great, dies at 79

John Havlicek's legacy was built over 16 years with the Boston Celtics, eight of them as NBA champions, making him among the best to ever play the game.

  Rob Gronkowski dents New England’s Super Bowl trophy

Retired Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski used the Vince Lombardi Trophy as a bat and now it has a big ding in it.

  QB Russell Wilson is staying in Seattle, becomes highest paid player in NFL history

The $140 million contract goes through the 2023 season, and makes him the highest-paid player in NFL history, according to ESPN.

  Kenya’s Cherono wins men’s Boston Marathon in sprint to tape

"It was no man's race to win," said Cherono, who had won in Seville, Prague, Honolulu and twice in Amsterdam but never in a major marathon before.

Molinari builds 2-shot lead over Woods, Finau in Masters

Molinari played bogey-free for the second straight round at Augusta National and took advantage of the rain-softened course for a 6-under 66, giving the British Open champion a two-shot lead going into a Sunday like no other at the Masters.

Masters moves up tee times due to threat of severe weather on Sunday

According to the Augusta National Golf Club, players will be grouped in threesomes with tee times scheduled for 7:30 a.m. off the No. 1 and No. 10 tees.

  Girl twisted ankle during homerun trot, so her opponents carried her to each base

After the three girls reached home plate, the moment touched everyone involved.

Nowitzki announces retirement after final home game for Dallas Mavericks

With a record 21 seasons with the same franchise, Dirk Nowitzki, who led the Mavericks to their only championship in 2011, is the NBA's highest-scoring foreign-born player.

Virginia holds off Texas Tech in overtime for first NCAA national championship

DeAndre Hunter hit two critical threes with the Cavaliers on their heels late, one in regulation and one again in overtime, and his 27 points led the team.