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  • Arsenal manager Wenger banned from touchline for 4 games

    LONDON (AP) — The English Football Association has banned Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger from the touchline for four matches after an altercation with a match official. Wenger escaped a stadium ban for shoving fourth official Anthony Taylor in the tunnel area at Emirates Stadium on Sunday during Arsenal’s 2-1 victory over Burnley in the Premier […]
  • FILE - At left, in an April 2, 2014, file photo, Senate Consumer Protection subcommittee Chair Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., asks questions during hearings in Washington. At right, in a Jan. 11, 2017, file photo, Carl Edwards speaks to the media during a news conference at Joe Gibbs Racing in Huntersville, N.C. Carl Edwards remains a hot topic in NASCAR, two weeks after his abrupt retirement as a full-time driver. Terry Smith, a political science professor at Columbia College, speculated in a Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017,  piece for KBIA's Talking Politics that Edwards will challenge U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill in Missouri next year. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

    NASCAR’s Carl Edwards does not rule out US Senate run in ’18

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Two weeks after his abrupt retirement as a full-time driver in NASCAR, Carl Edwards on Wednesday would not rule out a potential U.S. Senate campaign in his home state of Missouri next year. Terry Smith, a political science professor at Columbia College, speculated in a Wednesday piece for KBIA’s Talking Politics […]
  • FILE - In this Sunday, July 10, 2016 file photo, Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with the trophy at the end of the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris. Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the nominees for FIFA's world's best player award on Monday Jan. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)

    Euro 2016 generated 1.2 billion-euro boost for France

    PARIS (AP) — France says that organizing the European soccer championships last summer provided an economic boost worth 1.2 billion euros ($1.26 billion) to the economy. According to figures from the Centre for Law and Economics of Sport, the continental soccer tournament attracted 2.5 million fans in stadiums as well as 600,000 visitors from abroad. […]
  • SEC close to approving new rules for rescheduling games

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey is close to having full authority to reschedule league games. Sankey said Sunday that SEC athletic directors voted unanimously last month to approve a regulation that would give the commissioner unilateral control, something he didn’t have when LSU and Florida were in an acrimonious stalemate amid […]
  • FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2015, file photo, New York Liberty's Sugar Rodgers is shown during the first half of a WNBA basketball game against the Connecticut Sun, in Uncasville, Conn. The New York Liberty guard traveled to Turkey this past fall after the WNBA season ended to play basketball there. She had spent a few years bouncing around other foreign leagues, then signed with Osmaniye _ a team about two hours from the Syrian border. She lasted a month in the country town where she was living before returning to Virginia in November. "I heard about a bombing that killed 17 people about two hours away and right there I was like I don't want to stay," Rodgers said. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

    Amid violence, WNBA players consider leaving Turkey

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sugar Rodgers left not long after she arrived. The New York Liberty guard traveled to Turkey this past fall after the WNBA season ended to play basketball there. She had spent a few years bouncing around other foreign leagues, then signed with Osmaniye — a team about two hours from the […]
  • In this Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016 photo, a flag flies on a green lined with villas at the Trump International Golf Club, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The 18-hole golf course in Dubai bearing Donald Trump’s name exemplifies the questions surrounding his international business interests. The course will open in February 2017 in the United Arab Emirates, but concerns about security, financial agreements and other matters have yet to be answered by the incoming 45th American president. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

    AP Exclusive: Golf club shows pitfalls of Trump presidency

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The decorative clock bearing the name of America’s incoming 45th president has yet to start at the Trump International Golf Club in Dubai, but the developers behind the project already are counting the money they’ve made. The 18-hole course is likely to be the first Trump-connected property to open […]
  • In this Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016 photo, a flag flies on a green lined with villas at the Trump International Golf Club, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The 18-hole golf course in Dubai bearing Donald Trump’s name exemplifies the questions surrounding his international business interests. The course will open in February 2017 in the United Arab Emirates, but concerns about security, financial agreements and other matters have yet to be answered by the incoming 45th American president. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

    AP Exclusive: Golf club shows pitfalls of Trump presidency

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The decorative clock bearing the name of America’s incoming 45th president has yet to start at the Trump International Golf Club in Dubai, but the developers behind the project already are counting the money they’ve made. The 18-hole course is likely to be the first Trump-connected property to open […]