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Ex-ABA commish Mike Storen, dad of Hannah Storm, dies at 84

Mike Storen, a former ABA commissioner and multisport marketing whiz and the father of ESPN broadcaster Hannah Storm, died Thursday. He was 84. Storm said her father died at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta of complications from cancer. Known for his hearty laugh and creative mind, Storen ...

Cable ready: US javelin standout making most of home setup

The renovated home of three-time Olympic javelin thrower Kara Winger now has all the training amenities she needs, including cable. No premium channels available on this cable, though. It's just a basic wire she and her husband installed in the backyard to help her work on her technique. She ...

Brady’s move to Tampa Bay posed late challenges for networks

Tom Brady's move to Tampa Bay didn't just create ripples with fans. It caused networks to drastically rework their last-minute requests with the NFL scheduling office to make sure the Buccaneers got as many high-profile dates as possible. When the NFL's regular-season schedule was announced on ...

Basketball helped power Jets’ Fant to football success

NEW YORK (AP) — George Fant spent most of his college days at Western Kentucky shooting basketballs and grabbing rebounds as a physical power forward with big-time hoop dreams. He had no idea then that football would ultimately be his path to stardom. Heck, Fant didn't even play the sport ...

Sound of silence: Baseball thinking ahead to silent stadiums

Tom Murphy has become somewhat of an online sensation during baseball's shutdown for the array of workouts the Seattle Mariners' catcher posts on Instagram from his home in upstate New York. While staying in shape is a priority, Murphy also is thinking ahead. As in, how the game's strategy ...

76ers GM: Injured Simmons ‘close or ready’ to NBA return

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers All-Star guard Ben Simmons is closer to getting cleared to play, should the NBA season resume. The league leader in steals was sidelined with nerve issues in his lower back when the season was suspended on March 11 because of the coronavirus pandemic. ...

$6M virus relief fund for about 800 tennis players announced

More than $6 million has been raised by the governing bodies of tennis for a relief fund aimed at helping 800 players deal with the financial effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The WTA and ATP tours, the International Tennis Federation and the groups that run the four Grand Slam tournaments ...

Agent: Jets, ageless Gore agree to terms on 1-year deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Frank Gore's likely run to Canton will go through the Big Apple for at least one season. The seemingly ageless running back, who turns 37 next Thursday, agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the New York Jets on Tuesday. Gore is third on the NFL's career rushing list ...

Jets place injured WRs Enunwa, Bellamy on reserve/PUP list

NEW YORK (AP) — Quincy Enunwa's playing career with the New York Jets is likely over after he and fellow wide receiver Josh Bellamy were placed on the reserve/physically unable to perform list. The moves Tuesday effectively end each of the player's seasons with the Jets, four months before ...

Olsen learning Seahawks system during a different offseason

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Every day he has a meeting scheduled, Greg Olsen leaves his house in Charlotte, North Carolina, and travels a few minutes away to the office where his foundation is located. In an NFL offseason where virtual learning has become the norm, Olsen is appreciative of having a ...