If you were there, you will never forget Maradona in Mexico
From the press tribune above the Estadio Azteca field it was impossible to discern the trickery Diego Maradona had performed. From the same location, it was impossible not to marvel at the brilliant maneuverability that Maradona also performed.
Only half of EPL clubs allowed fans when restrictions eased
LONDON (AP) — Only half of the Premier League stadiums — mainly in London — will be allowed the return of some fans when coronavirus restrictions are relaxed next week, according to new government measures announced Thursday.
Move over St. Paul: Napoli stadium to be named for Maradona
Move over St. Paul and make way for Maradona. The mayor of Naples started a formal process to rename the San Paolo stadium for Diego Maradona on Thursday.
Week 13: Notre Dame-N Carolina; Iowa St-Texas top game menu
The jockeying for position begins in earnest now that the first College Football Playoff rankings are out. Among the four teams at the top, only Notre Dame (No.
Jim Hanifan, offensive line coaching great, dies at 87
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jim Hanifan, the former St. Louis Cardinals coach who returned to the city as offensive line coach to help the Rams win the Super Bowl, has died.
No. 3 Villanova opens with 76-67 win over Boston College
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jeremiah Robinson-Earl spent much of the first half of Villanova's season opener on the bench with two early fouls.
College basketball begins strange season in empty arenas
The strangest anticipated season in college basketball history kicked off Wednesday with dozens of games at arenas across the country.
Cowboys assistant Markus Paul dies day after medical event
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys strength coach Markus Paul died Wednesday, a day after being taken to the hospital after experiencing a medical emergency at the team's facility.
Feuding no more, Pelé joins world in mourning Diego Maradona
The most heated wrangling over the title of soccer’s greatest player could be found between Diego Maradona and Pelé themselves. So often, their squabbling would descend into acrimonious barbs and taunts launched between the finest to play the game.
Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona dies at 60
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Diego Maradona, the Argentine soccer great who scored the “Hand of God” goal in 1986 and led his country to that year's World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, has died.
Garza, McCaffery help No. 5 Iowa rout NC Central in opener
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — No shot Luka Garza makes surprises Iowa coach Fran McCaffery. Not even the new fadeaway that Garza unveiled Wednesday in a 97-67 victory over North Carolina Central.
Ravens-Steelers game moved from Thursday night to Sunday
The Thanksgiving night game between the Ravens and Steelers has been switched to Sunday afternoon because of coronavirus issues with Baltimore.
Tide's Saban tests positive for virus, will miss Iron Bowl
The Iron Bowl will be without its biggest star. Nick Saban, the coach at No. 1 Alabama, tested positive for COVID-19 Wednesday as the Crimson Tide prepares for its annual showdown with No.
Transfers lead No. 4 UVa to rout of Towson in Bubbleville
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Virginia coach Tony Bennett already had a roster that was expected to compete for a national title this season, even without sharpshooter Trey Murphy III, who was expected to sit out a year after transferring from Rice.
Remembering Diego Maradona: 'The world has lost a legend'
Tributes to Argentina soccer great Diego Maradona, who died Wednesday at age 60: ___ “A very sad day for all Argentinians and for football.
A Thanksgiving Feast? Maybe Ravens-Steelers on Sunday
What are we to make of the Thanksgiving Day schedule? First off, we get a rare meeting of the Texans and Lions, which wouldn't draw any headlines had it been played on another day.
Vandy women's soccer player option to kick for football team
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Women’s soccer player Sarah Fuller has practiced with the Vanderbilt football team, and coach Derek Mason said Wednesday she’s a good option to be the Commodores kicker Saturday against Missouri.
AP WAS THERE: Diego Maradona ousts England at 1986 World Cup
MEXICO CITY (AP) — EDITOR’S NOTE: The quarterfinal match at the 1986 World Cup encapsulated both the best and worst of Diego Maradona, who died Wednesday at the age of 60.
NWHL season to last 2 weeks and played in Lake Placid bubble
The National Women’s Hockey League season will be limited to a two-week run and played in a bubble in Lake Placid, New York, as a result of COVID-19 restrictions.
College football picks: Football feast missing some dishes
The Thanksgiving weekend football feast will be missing a few of the dishes that have become mainstays. Schedules altered and seasons delayed by the pandemic have taken off the table a bunch of rivalry games that have become a staple of the last weekend in November, including Michigan-Ohio State and all those in-state matchups of ACC and SEC schools such as Clemson-South Carolina.
Mission for ex-Jets star Lyons is granting ill kids' wishes
NEW YORK (AP) — Marty Lyons pauses, fights back tears and clears his throat nearly every time he mentions the children who are no longer here.
2020 features 1st NFL season in 9 years with 0-10, 10-0 team
Winning or losing 10 straight games to open the season is a relatively rare occurrence. A season in which teams have done both has happened only a handful of times before the Pittsburgh Steelers (10-0) and New York Jets (0-10) pulled it off this season.
Women's hoops set to begin: flexibility key in COVID times
Eight months after women's college basketball was stopped because of the coronavirus, the sport is back, with the new season tipping off Wednesday.
What an offseason! Hawks bulk up big time in free agency
ATLANTA (AP) — Just like that, the Atlanta Hawks transformed themselves into a playoff contender. A team that averaged less than 25 wins the last three seasons added to its impressive young core with a whirlwind of free-agent signings, capped by the news late Tuesday that Sacramento would not match a four-year, $72 million offer sheet to Bogdan Bogdanovic.
Tampa Bay outfielder Arozarena arrested in Mexico's Yucatan
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Randy Arozarena has been arrested in Mexico’s Yucatan state for a situation involving an apparent custody dispute, two weeks after he won the Babe Ruth award for the Most Valuable Player in the postseason.