Mutko to step down as head of World Cup organizing committee

MOSCOW (AP) — Vitaly Mutko, a top Russian official who has been dogged by allegations of involvement in the Russian doping program, says he will step down as head of the organizing committee of the 2018 soccer World Cup.

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Wild Oats XI crosses line 1st in Sydney to Hobart race

HOBART, Australia (AP) — A protest could change the result of the line honors winner in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race after eight-time champion Wild Oats XI crossed the finish line first Wednesday in a tight duel with LDV Comanche over the final three hours.

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American sorry for accusing pro basketball players of theft

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines has apologized to two black professional basketball players who were kicked off a plane in Dallas after a flight attendant accused them of stealing blankets.

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NFL protests named top sports story of 2017

DENVER (AP) — President Donald Trump couldn't stand NFL players kneeling in protest during "The Star-Spangled Banner." His angry call to fire players who didn't stand for the national anthem rekindled both the national debate over the issue and the movement itself.

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  • Written by By ARNIE STAPLETON , AP Pro Football Writer

Many departing players will change the face of Buckeyes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Reloading is going to be more challenging than usual this time for Ohio State coach Urban Meyer, who is accustomed to losing much of his talent to the NFL each year.

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  • Written by By MITCH STACY , AP Sports Writer