New York newspaper sacks Washington nickname

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the nation’s largest newspapers says it will no longer use the name Redskins when writing about Washington’s NFL team. The Daily News of New York said Thursday in a lead editorial titled “Sack the Name” that the reference will...

Steve Moore glad to be done with legal ordeal

TORONTO (AP) — Steve Moore says the 10 years since his NHL career ended with an on-ice attack have been “long and trying,” but he is glad to be done with the legal ordeal. Moore’s multimillion-dollar lawsuit against Todd Bertuzzi and the Vancouver Canucks...
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Rivera: Newton a game-time decision for Bucs

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) walks around the edge of the field during warmup before the NFL preseason football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1)...
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Cilic upsets Berdych in 3 sets in U.S. Open quarters

Marin Cilic, of Croatia, reacts after winning a game against Tomas Berdych, of the Czech Republic, during the quarterfinals of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) Marin Cilic, of Croatia, reacts after winning a game...
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Martina Hingis returns to US Open doubles final

Martina Hingis, right, hugs Flavia Pennetta after the two defeated Cara Black and Sania Mirza in a semifinal doubles match of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) Martina Hingis, right, hugs Flavia Pennetta after the...

Tom Brady skips practice with calf injury

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady is nursing a calf injury that forced him to miss practice for New England’s opener Sunday at Miami. The Patriots announced the reason for the quarterback’s absence Thursday in their daily participation and injury report. He...
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Year after doping ban, Cilic reaches US Open semis

Marin Cilic, of Croatia, reacts after defeating Tomas Berdych, of the Czech Republic, during the quarterfinals of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, in New York.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig) Marin Cilic, of Croatia, reacts after defeating Tomas Berdych, of the...
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Lawyer: Florida State investigating Jameis Winston

FILE – In this Aug. 30, 2014, file photo, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston (5) passes under pressure from Oklahoma State linebacker Josh Furman (14) during an NCAA college football game in Arlington, Texas. Things didn’t come nearly as easy for the Heisman...

Lethal Injection Issues Crop Up In US Executions

Since Texas became the first state to use lethal injection as its execution method on Dec. 7, 1982, some problems have been reported nationwide, such as delays in finding suitable veins, needles becoming clogged or disengaged and reactions from inmates who appeared to be under...

Court Upholds Most Counts Vs. Durham, Associates

CHICAGO (AP) — A U.S. appeals court Thursday upheld most of the convictions against an Indianapolis financier and two associates, but reversed the convictions against him on two wire fraud counts saying the government failed to enter into the record key documentary evidence. The...