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Boxer Canelo Alvarez poses for photos at Madison Square Garden in New York, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. He will meet Rocky Fielding in a 12-round, super middleweight bout Dec. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
October 17, 2018 - 3:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Canelo Alvarez is boxing's new $365 million man. Alvarez has signed an 11-fight deal that his promotional company says is the richest athlete contract in sports history, guaranteeing the Mexican middleweight champion at least that much money to have his fights shown on the sports-...
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Seattle Seahawks NFL football head coach Pete Carroll talks to reporters Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, at Seahawks headquarters in Renton, Wash. Carroll spent most of his weekly press conference talking about team owner Paul Allen, who died Monday, Oct. 15, 2018 in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
October 16, 2018 - 7:11 pm
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Pete Carroll's favorite memory of Paul Allen is an obvious one. February 2014. In New Jersey. On the field of MetLife Stadium raising the Vince Lombardi trophy. "He wanted to be a champion and to be up on the stage with him in the crowd and the confetti's flying and all that,...
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2011, file photo, then-Rep. Mary Bono, R-Calif., listens at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington. Former California Congresswoman Bono announced her resignation Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, as the interim president at USA Gymnastics after just four days on the job. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
October 16, 2018 - 7:07 pm
When former California Congresswoman Mary Bono took over as the interim president for USA Gymnastics last week, she pointed to the opportunity to "reconnect" with a sport she loved growing up. The connection lasted all of four days. Bono stepped down on Tuesday, saying she felt her affiliation with...
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FILE--In this June 18, 1997, file p photo, Microsoft co-founder and billionaire Paul Allen joins in with the band and plays electric guitar at an election night victory party in the early morning hours in Seattle. Allen, billionaire owner of the Portland Trail Blazers and the Seattle Seahawks and Microsoft co-founder, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2018 at age 65. Earlier this month Allen said the cancer he was treated for in 2009, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, had returned (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, file)
October 16, 2018 - 5:25 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Personal computers, conservation, pro football, rock n' roll and rocket ships: Paul G. Allen couldn't have asked for a better way to spend, invest and donate the billions he reaped from co-founding Microsoft with childhood friend Bill Gates. Allen used the fortune he made from...
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In this Dec. 31, 2017 photo, Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen stands near the field before an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Seattle. Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates before becoming a billionaire philanthropist who invested in conservation, space travel, arts and culture and professional sports, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. He was 65. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)
October 16, 2018 - 12:14 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Paul G. Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates before becoming a billionaire philanthropist who invested in conservation, space travel, arts and culture and professional sports, died Monday. He was 65. He died in Seattle from complications of non-Hodgkin...
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FILE - In this July 17, 2001 file photo, Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen appears in a suite in the team's stadium in Seattle. Allen, billionaire owner of the Trail Blazers and the Seattle Seahawks and Microsoft co-founder, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2018 at age 65. Earlier this month Allen said the cancer he was treated for in 2009, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, had returned. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
October 15, 2018 - 6:09 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Paul G. Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates before becoming a billionaire philanthropist who invested in conservation, space travel and professional sports, died Monday. He was 65. He died in Seattle from complications of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, his...
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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale walks to the dugout after giving up two runs against the Houston Astros during the second inning in Game 1 of a baseball American League Championship Series on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 15, 2018 - 5:15 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale has been released from the hospital and cleared to rejoin the team in Houston before Game 3 of the AL Championship Series. The Red Sox said Sale was released from Massachusetts General Hospital on Monday. He had spent the night in the hospital for...
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Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley (30) breaks free from Denver Broncos defensive back Tramaine Brock (22) for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)
October 14, 2018 - 6:10 pm
The Latest on the NFL's Week 6 (all times EDT): 7:05 p.m. Rams running back Todd Gurley II is having quite a game in the cold weather, eclipsing the 200-yard rushing mark midway through the fourth quarter at Denver. Gurley has scored two touchdowns. The previous career-high for Gurley was 159 yards...
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October 14, 2018 - 10:59 am
Quarterback Ryan Tannehill is inactive for the Miami Dolphins' game against the Chicago Bears because of an injury to his throwing shoulder, and Brock Osweiler will make his first start for the team. Tannehill was limited in Friday's workout — the first time he has missed practice time because of...
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FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2018, file photo, Simone Biles competes on the uneven bars at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Boston. Biles is upset about an anti-Nike tweet last month from USA Gymnastics interim president and CEO Mary Bono. Bono was appointed Friday, Oct. 12, to hold the position while USA Gymnastics searches for a permanent successor to Kerry Perry, who resigned under pressure from the United States Olympic Committee in September after spending nine months on the job. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
October 14, 2018 - 7:14 am
Olympic champion Simone Biles is upset about an anti-Nike tweet from USA Gymnastics interim president and CEO Mary Bono. Bono was appointed Friday to hold the position while USA Gymnastics searches for a permanent successor to Kerry Perry, who resigned under pressure from the United States Olympic...
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