Football

AB posts video using recorded call with Gruden

[ad_1] Hours after the Oakland Raiders said Antonio Brown will indeed play in Monday's season opener, the star receiver posted a video on YouTube that showed a phone call he had with coach Jon Gruden amid his uncertain status with the team earlier this week.In the video, which was posted Friday night and lasted 1 minute, 57 seconds, Brown is heard taking a call from Gruden, who asks the receiver:
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Nadal and Medvedev to meet in US Open final

[ad_1] NEW YORK -- Rafael Nadal found himself trailing in a tight first set against a bigger, younger opponent who was finding ways to cause trouble in their U.S. Open semifinal.Never one to panic, never liable to have a letdown, Nadal hung tough, waited for 24th-seeded Matteo Berrettini to wilt ever so slightly and then pounced.Nadal moved closer to a fourth US Open championship and 19th Grand Slam title overall
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The moment that changed Daniil Medvedev’s career — and led him to the US Open final

[ad_1] NEW YORK -- The day before Friday's US Open semifinals, Daniil Medvedev was out on the National Tennis Center's P3 practice court, wearing a black t-shirt with the imprint of a neon-blue alligator, with Japan's Haru Inoue across the net. They were doing a drill in which both men kept hitting cross-court, each of Medvedev's crisp shots punctuated by a soft grunt, "Eh ... eh ... eh."Suddenly, Medvedev would
Football

Colts assistant Mudd, 77, retires ahead of opener

[ad_1] INDIANAPOLIS -- Longtime assistant coach Howard Mudd has decided to walk away from football just two days before the Indianapolis Colts open the season at the Los Angeles Chargers.Coach Frank Reich made the announcement Friday.The 77-year-old Mudd came out of retirement six months ago and accepted the title of senior offensive assistant, working primarily with new offensive line coach Chris Strausser. Mudd worked for seven NFL franchises from 1974
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Duke probe finds no evidence Nike paid Zion

[ad_1] Duke officials said outside investigators spent five months looking into attorney Michael Avenatti's claims that Nike funneled money to players, including former Blue Devils star Zion Williamson, to steer them toward college basketball programs it sponsored and found no evidence supporting his allegations.Duke said it found no proof that Williamson, the 2019 ACC Player of the Year as a freshman and the No. 1 pick by the New Orleans
Nascar

Jones trying to duplicate Keselowski’s feat at Brickyard 400

[ad_1] INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Erik Jones watched Brad Keselowski go from Brickyard 400 runner-up to race winner last September. He wants to match that feat Sunday. And if the 23-year-old rising star wins Sunday, Joe Gibbs Racing will become the first team in NASCAR history to sweep the four biggest races in a season. “It would be pretty special,” Jones said Friday during the traditional hauler parade. “We’ve not mentioned
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CrossFitter Katrin Davidsdottir represents Iceland’s history of strong women — Body Issue 2019

[ad_1] Chris Paul, Liz Cambage, Brooks Koepka and NFL stars such as Myles Garrett and the Eagles offensive line are featured in ESPN's 2019 Body Issue. To see interviews, pictures, videos and more, visit our full 2019 gallery.THE ANNUAL CROSSFIT Games is a revival meeting for all the various tribes who worship at the altar of self-improvement through pain. Endless subcultures are on display: veterans raising awareness about PTSD and
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MLB weighing opioid testing after Skaggs’ death

[ad_1] 7:27 PM ETJeff PassanESPN CloseESPN MLB insiderAuthor of "The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports"Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association have had initial conversations about randomly testing players for opioids following an autopsy report that showed oxycodone and fentanyl in the blood of late Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs.While the discussions are in preliminary stages, both sides expect them to
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Packers’ Williams says he wasn’t ripping Trubisky

[ad_1] GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Tramon Williams was not channeling his inner Charles Woodson with his comment about Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky after Williams and the Green Bay Packers won 10-3 at Soldier Field in Thursday night's season opener.It was back in 2012 when Woodson ripped then-Bears quarterback Jay Cutler and his penchant for throwing interceptions against the Packers by saying Cutler was "Same old Jay. We don't need
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Medvedev beats Dimitrov to reach 1st Slam final

[ad_1] NEW YORK -- Daniil Medvedev reached his first Grand Slam final by beating Grigor Dimitrov 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-3 on Friday at the US Open.The fifth-seeded Medvedev had never been past the fourth round at a major tournament until this one.But he was the top player during the hard-court tuneup circuit, and the title match at Flushing Meadows will be his fourth final in the past four events he's