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Jakobsen wins Vuelta’s 16th stage, Eiking keeps overall lead

SANTA CRUZ DE BEZANA, Spain (AP) — Fabio Jakobsen celebrated his 25th birthday with his third stage win at this year's Spanish Vuelta on Tuesday, with Odd Christian Eiking holding on to the overall lead. Jakobsen prevailed along with his Deceuninck-Quick Step teammates through the twisty ...

MLB to end 70-year partnership with Topps trading cards

By MICHELLE CHAPMAN AP Business Writer Major League Baseball is ending a 70-year relationship with trading card company Topps after signing a new partnership with a rival company. The loss of the MLB partnership immediately scuttled a deal announced earlier this year that would have made ...

PICK SIX: Brooks tops list of players back after opting out

By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer Most of the top college football players who opted out of the 2020 season because of the pandemic decided to leave school and launch pro careers. Players who sat out the entire 2020 season and were drafted in the first round include Cincinnati Bengals wide ...

Newton, Jones star at QB for Patriots in 35-0 rout of Eagles

By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Cam Newton resumed his habit of tossing the ball to fans after New England scored touchdowns. It's his way of showing appreciation to fans, especially after a season where most were forced to stay home. "Hopefully, there will be a lot of ...

Nadal out of US Open, ends season because of injured foot

MADRID (AP) — The U.S. Open lost some more star power Friday — Rafael Nadal is gone, undone by a chronic foot injury that will sideline him for the rest of the season. His announcement further depletes the year's last major tennis tournament, with Roger Federer already out as well as last ...

“It’s time”: Star goaltender Henrik Lundqvist retires at 39

WASHINGTON (AP) — Henrik Lundqvist, one of the greatest goaltenders of his generation, announced his retirement Friday less than nine months after heart surgery. The 39-year-old Swede starred for years for the New York Rangers, where he piled up 459 wins along with a a 2.43 goals-against ...

LEADING OFF: Yanks’ Rizzo tests positive, Peralta vs Cubs

By The Associated Press undefined A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ RIZZO OUT Newcomer Anthony Rizzo has become the latest Yankees player to test positive for the coronavirus. Rizzo is the fourth New York player within the past week to be sidelined because of ...

Bulls finalize sign-and-trade deal for Ball with New Orleans

By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls have finalized a sign-and-trade deal for point guard Lonzo Ball with with the New Orleans Pelicans. The announcement Sunday night comes after Ball agreed last week to a four-year, $85 million contract with Chicago. The ...

Mexico’s Abraham Ancer wins WGC event for 1st PGA Tour title

By The Associated Press undefined MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Abraham Ancer of Mexico won the FedEx St. Jude Invitational on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title, beating Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama and Sam Burns with a 6-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole of a playoff. Ancer won ...

Peyton’s Place is Hall of Fame, with Woodson, Megatron, Faneca

By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Peyton's Place is now in Canton at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The only five-time NFL MVP and a two-time Super Bowl winner who left the game five years ago with a slew of passing records was enshrined Sunday night with other ...

Fewer medals, more heart for US at a most unusual Olympics

By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer TOKYO (AP) — Kara Winger is the American record-holder in the javelin throw who just wrapped up her fourth Olympics. She has never finished higher than sixth place. When she got the call over the weekend telling her she would be carrying the flag Sunday for ...

Bowden remembered as coaching legend on and off the field

By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer Clemson coach Dabo Swinney called Bobby Bowden a "model" that other college coaches should follow. "He was such a great example of not losing sight of the main thing: a man of faith, a great husband, a great father," Swinney said in a statement posted on ...

Gane stops Lewis, wins interim heavyweight title at UFC 265

HOUSTON (AP) — Ciryl Gane stopped Derrick Lewis with a flurry of ground-and-pound strikes in the third round at UFC 265 on Saturday night, winning an interim UFC heavyweight title and the next shot at champion Francis Ngannou. Just over three years after Gane (10-0) made his mixed martial ...

Cabrera remains at 498 homers, Tigers edge Indians 2-1

By BRIAN DULIK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Miguel Cabrera remained two home runs shy of 500, but Tyler Alexander tossed a season-high 5 1/3 scoreless innings as the Detroit Tigers edged the Cleveland Indians 2-1 on Saturday night. Cabrera went 0 for 3 with a walk, keeping his career ...

Lamb, Jackson shine in spirited Rams-Cowboys joint practice

By DAN GREENSPAN Associated Press OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — CeeDee Lamb looks as if he'll be frustrating the NFC East for many years to come, filling the role DeSean Jackson held in seasons past. Although they were working on opposite fields, the two wide receivers for the Dallas Cowboys and ...

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine tallies more than $4B in Q2 sales

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine brought in more than $4 billion in second-quarter sales, helping to push the vaccine developer into a profit. The company also said Thursday an analysis showed that its vaccine remains 93% effective as much as six months after the second dose. Moderna's announcement ...

AAC’s Aresco: Did not plot with ESPN to poach other leagues

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer American Athletic Conference Commissioner Mike Aresco vehemently denied that his league has ever "plotted" with ESPN to undermine another conference by poaching its schools. Aresco addressed conference realignment Wednesday during the AAC's ...

Packers’ Rodgers: Relationship with GM ‘work in progress’

By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said his relationship with general manager Brian Gutekunst is a "work in progress," but he has nothing but affection for the man Gutekunst drafted as his possible replacement: backup Jordan Love. Rodgers returned ...

Lions defense a work in progress, has nowhere to go but up

By JEREMY REISMAN Associated Press ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Defensively, the Detroit Lions have nowhere to go but up as head coach Dan Campbell prepares for his first season. Last year's squad finished last in the NFL in both points (519) and yards (6,716) allowed, the worst marks in the ...