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  • Vikings bring back Peterson despite abuse charge

    Vikings bring back Peterson despite abuse charge

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:02 AM EDT2014-09-16 09:02:01 GMT
    Adrian Peterson was back at Minnesota Vikings headquarters on Monday, and the first thing fullback Jerome Felton did when he saw his star running back was give him a high-five.
    Adrian Peterson was back at Minnesota Vikings headquarters on Monday, and the first thing fullback Jerome Felton did when he saw his star running back was give him a high-five.
  • Judge in Pistorius trial faces criticism

    Judge in Pistorius trial faces criticism

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:01 AM EDT2014-09-16 09:01:55 GMT
    Several legal groups in South Africa say they are concerned about harsh criticism of the judge who found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, but not guilty of the more serious charge of murder.
    Several legal groups in South Africa have expressed concern about threats and harsh criticism of the judge who found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, but not guilty of the more serious charge of murder.
  • Eagles make right calls in 30-27 win over Colts

    Eagles make right calls in 30-27 win over Colts

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 4:21 AM EDT2014-09-16 08:21:45 GMT
    Philadelphia made all the right calls Monday night.
    Philadelphia made all the right calls Monday night.
  • Angels clinch playoff spot, beat Mariners 8-1

    Angels clinch playoff spot, beat Mariners 8-1

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 2:12 AM EDT2014-09-16 06:12:12 GMT
    The Los Angeles Angels became the first team in the major leagues to clinch a playoff spot on Monday night, with Matt Shoemaker pitching five-hit ball into the eighth inning of an 8-1 victory over the Seattle...
    The Los Angeles Angels refused to indulge in champagne, cigars or self-congratulation after securing their first playoff spot in a half-decade.
  • Foles leads Eagles to 30-27 win against Colts

    Foles leads Eagles to 30-27 win against Colts

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 1:21 AM EDT2014-09-16 05:21:52 GMT
    With Nick Foles at quarterback and LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles in the backfield, the Philadelphia Eagles are never out of the game.
    With Nick Foles at quarterback and LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles in the backfield, the Philadelphia Eagles are never out of the game.
  • Foles leads Eagles to 30-27 win against Colts

    Foles leads Eagles to 30-27 win against Colts

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 12:12 AM EDT2014-09-16 04:12:30 GMT
    Andrew Luck threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Ahmad Bradshaw to give the Indianapolis Colts a 7-3 lead over the Philadelphia Eagles after one quarter on Monday night.
    Nick Foles threw a tying touchdown pass with 3:25 to go, and then set up Cody Parkey for the winning 36-yard field goal as time expired, lifting Philadelphia to a 30-27 win at Indianapolis on Monday night.
  • Papelbon suspended 7 games by MLB

    Papelbon suspended 7 games by MLB

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:31:37 GMT
    Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon has been suspended seven games and fined by Major League Baseball for making a lewd gesture and then bumping an umpire.
    Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon was suspended seven games and fined Monday night by Major League Baseball for making a lewd gesture and then bumping an umpire.
  • Mets' deGrom ties MLB record with 8 Ks at start

    Mets' deGrom ties MLB record with 8 Ks at start

    Monday, September 15 2014 8:31 PM EDT2014-09-16 00:31:57 GMT
    Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom has tied a major league record by striking out his first eight batters.
    Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom has tied a major league record by striking out his first eight batters.
  • NFL, union close to finalizing new drug policy

    NFL, union close to finalizing new drug policy

    Monday, September 15 2014 7:52 PM EDT2014-09-15 23:52:06 GMT
    The NFL and the players' union are close to finalizing the drug policy changes they tentatively agreed upon last week.
    The NFL and the players' union are close to finalizing the drug policy changes they tentatively agreed upon last week.
  • Union expects to file Rice appeal Tuesday

    Union expects to file Rice appeal Tuesday

    Monday, September 15 2014 7:31 PM EDT2014-09-15 23:31:22 GMT
    The players' union on Tuesday will appeal the indefinite suspension the NFL handed to Ray Rice last week.
    The players' union on Tuesday plans to appeal the indefinite suspension the NFL handed to Ray Rice last week.
  • Tanaka 5 scoreless innings in instructional league

    Tanaka 5 scoreless innings in instructional league

    Monday, September 15 2014 7:11 PM EDT2014-09-15 23:11:19 GMT
    Masahiro Tanaka pitched five scoreless innings against minor leaguers in an instructional league simulated game Monday, perhaps the final step before the injured Japanese pitcher rejoins the New York Yankees.
    Masahiro Tanaka pitched five scoreless innings against minor leaguers in an instructional league simulated game Monday, perhaps the final step before the injured Japanese pitcher rejoins the New York Yankees.
  • Vikings bring back Peterson despite abuse charge

    Vikings bring back Peterson despite abuse charge

    Monday, September 15 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-09-15 22:31:23 GMT
    The Minnesota Vikings are reinstating Adrian Peterson this week after he was charged with child abuse and say he will play on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.
    The Minnesota Vikings have seen the details. They have seen photos of the injuries that Adrian Peterson's 4-year-old son suffered at the hands of the star running back. They have a history of punishing players who have...
  • Domestic violence experts added as NFL advisers

    Domestic violence experts added as NFL advisers

    Monday, September 15 2014 6:11 PM EDT2014-09-15 22:11:55 GMT
    The NFL says three experts in domestic violence will serve as senior advisers to the league.
    Three experts in domestic violence will serve as consultants to the NFL.
  • Redskins optimistic RG3 will return this season

    Redskins optimistic RG3 will return this season

    Monday, September 15 2014 5:21 PM EDT2014-09-15 21:21:08 GMT
    Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden is optimistic Robert Griffin III will return this season.
    The Washington Redskins are optimistic that Robert Griffin III will return this season. Less clear is how much more Griffin can take before the "injury-prone" label supersedes anything else he accomplishes in his NFL career.
  • Woods says strength is back, but not swing

    Woods says strength is back, but not swing

    Monday, September 15 2014 3:21 PM EDT2014-09-15 19:21:16 GMT
    Tiger Woods says he has his strength back. The next task is to find a new swing.
    Tiger Woods is too busy in the gym to find a new swing coach, or even swing a golf club.
  • US basketball reigns in Spain, awaits Rio Olympics

    US basketball reigns in Spain, awaits Rio Olympics

    Monday, September 15 2014 12:51 PM EDT2014-09-15 16:51:20 GMT
    It feels like so long ago, though it's been only a decade.
    It feels like so long ago, though it's been only a decade.
  • Kostner summoned in Schwazer doping case

    Kostner summoned in Schwazer doping case

    Monday, September 15 2014 9:41 AM EDT2014-09-15 13:41:02 GMT
    Former figure skating world champion Carolina Kostner will appear before Italian Olympic Committee officials investigating whether she was complicit in doping by her former boyfriend and Olympic race walking...
    Former figure skating world champion Carolina Kostner will appear before Italian Olympic Committee officials investigating whether she was complicit in doping by her former boyfriend and Olympic race walking champion Alex...
  • Pistorius free to compete, SA Olympic body says

    Pistorius free to compete, SA Olympic body says

    Monday, September 15 2014 8:21 AM EDT2014-09-15 12:21:37 GMT
    The chief executive of South Africa's Olympic committee says Oscar Pistorius is free to compete, even after his conviction for culpable homicide in the shooting death of his girlfriend.
    Oscar Pistorius is free to compete for South Africa again, as long as his running doesn't go against the ruling of the judge.
  • Anelka says he is joining Mumbai City in India

    Anelka says he is joining Mumbai City in India

    Monday, September 15 2014 8:11 AM EDT2014-09-15 12:11:06 GMT
    Former France striker Nicolas Anelka says he is joining Mumbai City FC in the new Indian Super League.
    Nicolas Anelka's plans to join Mumbai City in the new Indian Super League could be delayed by the five-match ban imposed in England for a racially aggravated goal celebration that led to his departure from West...
  • Beckham urges Scottish voters to keep union

    Beckham urges Scottish voters to keep union

    Monday, September 15 2014 6:30 AM EDT2014-09-15 10:30:59 GMT
    David Beckham is urging voters in Scotland to vote against independence.
    David Beckham is urging voters in Scotland to vote against independence.
  • Keselowski locks up spot in Sprint Cup's Round 2

    Keselowski locks up spot in Sprint Cup's Round 2

    Monday, September 15 2014 4:40 AM EDT2014-09-15 08:40:47 GMT
    Stop Brad Keselowski if you've heard this one before.
    Stop Brad Keselowski if you've heard this one before.
  • McIlroy fades in season finale, Horschel wins

    McIlroy fades in season finale, Horschel wins

    Monday, September 15 2014 4:30 AM EDT2014-09-15 08:30:38 GMT
    Rory McIlroy found his ball submerged in deep rough, next to a fence that separates the course from the driving range at East Lake. He jumped up and down, trying to see over a holly bush that obscured his view of...
    Rory McIlroy found his ball submerged in deep rough, next to a fence that separates the course from the driving range at East Lake. He jumped up and down, trying to see over a holly bush that obscured his view of the ninth...
  • Jay Cutler rallies Bears past 49ers in fourth

    Jay Cutler rallies Bears past 49ers in fourth

    Monday, September 15 2014 4:10 AM EDT2014-09-15 08:10:42 GMT
    All week, Brandon Marshall stayed optimistic that his bum ankle would heal enough to let him play against the San Francisco 49ers.
    All week, Brandon Marshall stayed optimistic that his bum ankle would heal enough to let him play against the San Francisco 49ers.
  • Denver's defense secures 24-17 win over Chiefs

    Denver's defense secures 24-17 win over Chiefs

    Monday, September 15 2014 4:01 AM EDT2014-09-15 08:01:31 GMT
    The Denver Broncos have their issues on third down. Goal-line stands are another matter altogether.
    The Denver Broncos have their issues on third down. Goal-line stands are another matter altogether.
  • Gates' 3 TD catches carry Chargers to 30-21 upset

    Gates' 3 TD catches carry Chargers to 30-21 upset

    Monday, September 15 2014 3:40 AM EDT2014-09-15 07:40:56 GMT
    Antonio Gates hears the talk every offseason, that he's lost a step and isn't effective anymore.
    Antonio Gates hears the talk every offseason, that he's lost a step and isn't effective anymore.
  • Hurt again, RG3 watches Redskins top Jaguars 41-10

    Hurt again, RG3 watches Redskins top Jaguars 41-10

    Monday, September 15 2014 3:21 AM EDT2014-09-15 07:21:06 GMT
    Robert Griffin III and DeSean Jackson watched much of the game from the locker room, Griffin with a dislocated left ankle and Jackson with a sprained left shoulder, a mini-collection of premium talent rendered...
    Robert Griffin III and DeSean Jackson watched much of the game from the locker room, Griffin with a dislocated left ankle and Jackson with a sprained left shoulder, a mini-collection of premium talent rendered helpless by...
  • Nelson has career day, Packers beat Jets 31-24

    Nelson has career day, Packers beat Jets 31-24

    Monday, September 15 2014 3:21 AM EDT2014-09-15 07:21:05 GMT
    New York Jets coach Rex Ryan paid the Packers' Jordy Nelson perhaps the highest compliment that a wideout can receive.
    New York Jets coach Rex Ryan paid the Packers' Jordy Nelson perhaps the highest compliment that a wideout can receive.
  • Vikings reinstate special teams coach Priefer

    Vikings reinstate special teams coach Priefer

    Monday, September 15 2014 3:21 AM EDT2014-09-15 07:21:02 GMT
    The Minnesota Vikings have reinstated special teams coach Mike Priefer after a two-game suspension for making anti-gay remarks.
    Suspended special teams coach Mike Priefer is rejoining the Minnesota Vikings staff as soon as possible.
  • Patriots dominate Peterson-less Vikings, 30-7

    Patriots dominate Peterson-less Vikings, 30-7

    Monday, September 15 2014 3:21 AM EDT2014-09-15 07:21:00 GMT
    Minnesota's first outdoor home opener in 33 years was staged on a spectacularly sunny afternoon. The crowd was fired up for a premier opponent, New England.
    Minnesota's first outdoor home opener in 33 years was staged on a spectacularly sunny afternoon. The crowd was fired up for a premier opponent, New England.
  • Jay Cutler rallies Bears past 49ers in fourth

    Jay Cutler rallies Bears past 49ers in fourth

    Monday, September 15 2014 1:20 AM EDT2014-09-15 05:20:37 GMT
    Colin Kaepernick hit Michael Crabtree for a 3-yard touchdown pass following a blocked punt, and the San Francisco 49ers led the Chicago Bears 10-0 after one quarter Sunday night.
    Brandon Marshall walked up to Jay Cutler and planted a congratulatory kiss on his quarterback's head.
  • RG3, Charles among big names injured in Week 2

    RG3, Charles among big names injured in Week 2

    Monday, September 15 2014 12:20 AM EDT2014-09-15 04:20:53 GMT
    By The Associated Press After a tough week off the field, the NFL got back to playing - and the focus turned to big-name players who were injured all over the league.
    By The Associated Press After a tough week off the field, the NFL got back to playing - and the focus turned to big-name players who were injured all over the league.
  • Broncos fend off Chiefs 24-17 with goal-line stand

    Broncos fend off Chiefs 24-17 with goal-line stand

    Sunday, September 14 2014 11:30 PM EDT2014-09-15 03:30:57 GMT
    Terrance Knighton batted away Alex Smith's fourth-and-goal pass to Dwayne Bowe with 15 seconds left, preserving the Denver Broncos' 24-17 win over the scrappy Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.
    Hidden inside Terrance Knighton's gargantuan body listed generously at 330 pounds is a former tight end who dreams of playing offense.
  • Rodgers, Packers roar back to beat Jets 31-24

    Rodgers, Packers roar back to beat Jets 31-24

    Sunday, September 14 2014 10:00 PM EDT2014-09-15 02:00:28 GMT
    Aaron Rodgers threw for three touchdowns, Jordy Nelson had a career-high 209 yards receiving and the Green Bay Packers rallied from an 18-point deficit for a 31-24 win over the New York Jets on Sunday.
    In the middle of the chaotic and victorious Green Bay Packers locker room, Randall Cobb yelled out a new nickname for Jordy Nelson.
  • Gates' 3 TD catches carry Bolts to 30-21 upset

    Gates' 3 TD catches carry Bolts to 30-21 upset

    Sunday, September 14 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-09-15 01:30:21 GMT
    Antonio Gates had three touchdown catches and the San Diego Chargers controlled the tempo to keep Seattle's offense off the field and upset the defending Super Bowl champion Seahawks 30-21 Sunday.
    Philip Rivers has been throwing passes to Antonio Gates for nine seasons now, so games like Sunday's are bound to happen.
  • Isner, Querrey win; US beats Slovakia in Davis Cup

    Isner, Querrey win; US beats Slovakia in Davis Cup

    Sunday, September 14 2014 9:20 PM EDT2014-09-15 01:20:24 GMT
    American John Isner won the final nine games and beat Slovakia's Lukas Lacko 6-3, 6-0 Sunday on the final day of the Davis Cup World Group playoff.
    John Isner and Sam Querrey won their singles matches Sunday as the U.S. completed a 5-0 sweep of Slovakia in the Davis Cup World Group playoff.
  • Man Utd beats QPR 4-0; Green makes Hamburg debut

    Man Utd beats QPR 4-0; Green makes Hamburg debut

    Sunday, September 14 2014 9:10 PM EDT2014-09-15 01:10:47 GMT
    Strengthened by its expensive new signings, Manchester United defeated Queens Park Rangers to suggest that England's biggest club might be getting back to its best.
    Strengthened by its expensive new signings, Manchester United defeated Queens Park Rangers to suggest that England's biggest club might be getting back to its best.
  • Peterson case creates new crisis for NFL

    Peterson case creates new crisis for NFL

    Sunday, September 14 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-09-15 00:10:55 GMT
    The NFL was already under heavy criticism this week for the way it handled of a domestic violence case involving a prominent player.
    Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson's booking on a child abuse charge Saturday has created another crisis for the embattled NFL, already derided for not responding strongly enough to acts of domestic...
  • Horschel caps amazing run with FedEx Cup

    Horschel caps amazing run with FedEx Cup

    Sunday, September 14 2014 8:01 PM EDT2014-09-15 00:01:15 GMT
    Billy Horschel capped off the best three weeks of his career by winning the FedEx Cup and a $10 million bonus.
    Just three weeks ago, Billy Horschel had every reason to start looking ahead to next season.
  • Keselowski wins opening round of NASCAR's Chase

    Keselowski wins opening round of NASCAR's Chase

    Sunday, September 14 2014 7:40 PM EDT2014-09-14 23:40:56 GMT
    Brad Keselowski has won the opening race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, a victory that automatically advances him into the second round.
    Brad Keselowski saw one shot in front of him to steal the win in the opening race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
  • Vikings miss Peterson in 30-7 loss to Patriots

    Vikings miss Peterson in 30-7 loss to Patriots

    Sunday, September 14 2014 7:10 PM EDT2014-09-14 23:10:54 GMT
    Adrian Peterson did not accompany the Minnesota Vikings to the stadium on Sunday for the game against the New England Patriots. The star running back is keeping his distance in the wake of child abuse charges that...
    The face of the franchise was nowhere to be found as the Minnesota Vikings flailed away against the New England Patriots on Sunday, and it's not clear when, if ever, Adrian Peterson will rejoin them.
  • Brady, Patriots bounce back to beat Vikings 30-7

    Brady, Patriots bounce back to beat Vikings 30-7

    Sunday, September 14 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-09-14 23:00:54 GMT
    Tom Brady and the New England Patriots took advantage of Adrian Peterson's absence and Matt Cassel's four interceptions, and Chandler Jones returned a field goal he blocked for a touchdown right before...
    The New England Patriots took full advantage of Adrian Peterson's absence, though he might not have made much of a difference.
  • Newton, defense lead Panthers over Lions 24-7

    Newton, defense lead Panthers over Lions 24-7

    Sunday, September 14 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-09-14 22:51:06 GMT
    Cam Newton made a successful return to the field, throwing for 281 yards and a touchdown in the Carolina Panthers' 24-7 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday.
    Cam Newton showed he has no intention of changing the way he plays the game.
  • USA wins basketball worlds, 129-92 over Serbia

    USA wins basketball worlds, 129-92 over Serbia

    Sunday, September 14 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-09-14 22:51:02 GMT
    Kyrie Irving made all six 3-pointers and scored 26 points, and the U.S. repeated as world champion for the first time by crushing Serbia 129-92 on Sunday in the Basketball World Cup.
    With golden confetti raining on their heads and "Party in the U.S.A" ringing in their ears, it must have been hard for the U.S. basketball players to hear anything.
  • Another injury for RG3; Redskins top Jaguars 41-10

    Another injury for RG3; Redskins top Jaguars 41-10

    Sunday, September 14 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-09-14 22:40:22 GMT
    Robert Griffin III and DeSean Jackson both left with injuries in the first quarter, and Kirk Cousins stepped in and completed 22 of 33 passes for 250 yards and a pair of touchdowns Sunday in the Washington...
    Robert Griffin III hobbled through the Washington Redskins' locker room on crutches, the kind of scene that has become so familiar.
  • Hoyer leads Browns to 26-24 shocker over Saints

    Hoyer leads Browns to 26-24 shocker over Saints

    Sunday, September 14 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-09-14 22:00:45 GMT
    Billy Cundiff kicked a 29-yard field goal with three seconds left, giving the Cleveland Browns a 26-24 win over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.
    Mike Pettine received a Gatorade bath and looked forward to smoking a cigar. Brian Hoyer wanted to hold onto the feeling as long as possible.
  • RG3 dislocates ankle in Redskins' season opener

    RG3 dislocates ankle in Redskins' season opener

    Sunday, September 14 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-09-14 21:50:36 GMT
    Robert Griffin III departed with his left ankle in a splint, and DeSean Jackson walked off gingerly supporting his left arm and shoulder Sunday in the first quarter of the Washington Redskins' game against the...
    Robert Griffin III's season is in jeopardy after he dislocated his left ankle in the first quarter of the Washington Redskins' win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
  • Panthers DE Hardy inactive against Lions

    Panthers DE Hardy inactive against Lions

    Sunday, September 14 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-09-14 21:41:00 GMT
    Panthers coach Ron Rivera had a change of heart Sunday, benching defensive end Greg Hardy before the team's 24-7 win against the Detroit Lions.
    Panthers coach Ron Rivera had a change of heart Sunday, benching defensive end Greg Hardy before the team's 24-7 win against the Detroit Lions.
  • Cowboys avoid 0-2 start, beat Titans 26-10

    Cowboys avoid 0-2 start, beat Titans 26-10

    Sunday, September 14 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-09-14 21:40:57 GMT
    DeMarco Murray ran for 167 yards and a touchdown, Dan Bailey kicked four field goals, and the Dallas Cowboys routed the Tennessee Titans 26-10 Sunday.
    The Dallas Cowboys avoided an 0-2 start by bouncing back in a big way thanks to a dominating performance from DeMarco Murray and their beleaguered defense.
  • NFL endures one of its worst weeks ever

    NFL endures one of its worst weeks ever

    Sunday, September 14 2014 4:51 PM EDT2014-09-14 20:51:12 GMT
    By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer This has been the NFL's worst week.
    By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer This has been the NFL's worst week.
  • SEC dominating AP poll again

    SEC dominating AP poll again

    Sunday, September 14 2014 4:30 PM EDT2014-09-14 20:30:54 GMT
    By JOHN MARSHALL AP College Football Writer Breaking down the ballots for the AP Top 25 and wrapping up college football's third weekend.
    By JOHN MARSHALL AP College Football Writer Breaking down the ballots for the AP Top 25 and wrapping up college football's third weekend.
  • Could Pacquiao fight be in cards for Mayweather?

    Could Pacquiao fight be in cards for Mayweather?

    Sunday, September 14 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-09-14 20:10:09 GMT
    Floyd Mayweather Jr. may have boxed himself into a corner by outboxing Marcos Maidana in their rematch.
    Floyd Mayweather Jr. may have boxed himself into a corner by outboxing Marcos Maidana in their rematch.
  • Hyo-Joo Kim wins Evian Masters major at 19

    Hyo-Joo Kim wins Evian Masters major at 19

    Sunday, September 14 2014 3:30 PM EDT2014-09-14 19:30:27 GMT
    Going up against a seven-time major winner more than twice her age, it was teenager Hyo-Joo Kim who showed the calm nerves of a veteran.
    Going up against a seven-time major winner more than twice her age, it was teenager Hyo-Joo Kim who showed the calm nerves of a veteran.
  • Johnny Manziel makes NFL debut for Browns

    Johnny Manziel makes NFL debut for Browns

    Sunday, September 14 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-09-14 19:20:36 GMT
    Johnny Manziel has made his NFL regular-season debut, coming off the bench for the Cleveland Browns in the third quarter Sunday against New Orleans.
    Johnny Manziel has made his NFL regular-season debut, coming off the bench for the Cleveland Browns in the third quarter Sunday against New Orleans.
  • Hawks apologize for racially charged comments

    Hawks apologize for racially charged comments

    Sunday, September 14 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-09-14 19:20:34 GMT
    The Atlanta Hawks have released an open letter of apology to the team, fans and city of Atlanta, saying the organization "did not do the right thing" to correct racially inflammatory words and innuendos.
    The Atlanta Hawks released an open letter of apology to fans and city of Atlanta on Saturday, saying the organization "did not do the right thing" to correct racially inflammatory words and innuendos "over a period of years."
  • SEC with 5 teams in top 10 of AP poll

    SEC with 5 teams in top 10 of AP poll

    Sunday, September 14 2014 2:10 PM EDT2014-09-14 18:10:39 GMT
    By JOHN MARSHALL AP College Football Writer South Carolina's win over Georgia vaulted the Gamecocks 10 spots to No. 14 in The Associated Press college football poll, giving the Southeastern...
    By JOHN MARSHALL AP College Football Writer South Carolina's win over Georgia vaulted the Gamecocks 10 spots to No. 14 in The Associated Press college football poll, giving the Southeastern Conference...
  • Greg Norman recovering from chain-saw accident

    Greg Norman recovering from chain-saw accident

    Sunday, September 14 2014 11:30 AM EDT2014-09-14 15:30:07 GMT
    Greg Norman is recovering from a chain-saw accident that nearly cost him his left hand, but not his sense of humor.
    Greg Norman is recovering from a chain saw accident that nearly cost him his left hand, but not his sense of humor.
  • Livestrong takes hit after Armstrong confession

    Livestrong takes hit after Armstrong confession

    Sunday, September 14 2014 7:30 AM EDT2014-09-14 11:30:13 GMT
    The Livestrong cancer charity is reporting a sharp drop in donations and revenue after founder Lance Armstrong admitted taking performance-enhancing drugs during most of his record-setting cycling career.
    The Livestrong cancer charity is reporting a sharp drop in donations and revenue after founder Lance Armstrong admitted taking performance-enhancing drugs during most of his record-setting cycling career.
  • Mayweather remains unbeaten despite bite complaint

    Mayweather remains unbeaten despite bite complaint

    Sunday, September 14 2014 1:42 AM EDT2014-09-14 05:42:56 GMT
    Floyd Mayweather Jr. refused to allow Marcos Maidana to turn their rematch into a brawl, boxing masterfully to win a 12-round unanimous decision Saturday night in their welterweight title fight.
    Floyd Mayweather worked far too hard against Marcos Maidana their last time out to have to do it again in the rematch Saturday night.
  • Boston College runs over No. 9 USC 37-31

    Boston College runs over No. 9 USC 37-31

    Sunday, September 14 2014 1:42 AM EDT2014-09-14 05:42:54 GMT
    Boston College quarterback Tyler Murphy rushed for 190 yards, breaking free for a 66-yard touchdown with 3:30 to play on Saturday night as Boston College beat No. 9 Southern California 37-31 - the Eagles' first...
    Fans wearing red bandannas stormed the field in a raucous celebration of Boston College's first victory over a top 10 team in a decade.
  • AP Boxing Writer scores Mayweather-Maidana

    AP Boxing Writer scores Mayweather-Maidana

    Sunday, September 14 2014 12:17 AM EDT2014-09-14 04:17:42 GMT
    Round 1: Mayweather 10-9, Mayweather wins an opening round fought very cautiously by both boxers
    Round 1: Mayweather 10-9, Mayweather wins an opening round fought very cautiously by both boxers
  • No. 24 South Carolina upsets No. 6 Georgia 38-35

    No. 24 South Carolina upsets No. 6 Georgia 38-35

    Saturday, September 13 2014 10:10 PM EDT2014-09-14 02:10:03 GMT
    Dylan Thompson threw for three touchdowns and No. 24 South Carolina's maligned defense stood strong on a fourth-quarter goal line stand to topple No. 6 Georgia 38-35 on Saturday night.
    No. 24 South Carolina's defense showed it's not nearly as bad as it looked two weeks ago - and maybe that No. 6 Georgia isn't the runaway favorite in the Southeastern Conference Eastern Division.
  • No. 12 UCLA benefits from Texas botched coin toss

    No. 12 UCLA benefits from Texas botched coin toss

    Saturday, September 13 2014 10:10 PM EDT2014-09-14 02:10:00 GMT
    No. 12 UCLA got the ball to start both halves Saturday night after Texas botched the opening coin toss.
    No. 12 UCLA got the ball to start both halves Saturday night after Texas botched the opening coin toss.
  • Hawks GM Ferry takes indefinite leave of absence

    Hawks GM Ferry takes indefinite leave of absence

    Saturday, September 13 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-09-14 01:30:13 GMT
    Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry has taken an indefinite leave of absence after making racially charged comments about a potential free agent.
    Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry took an indefinite leave of absence Friday, making the move under fire for his racially charged comments about a player.
  • McIlroy, Horschel tied for Tour Championship lead

    McIlroy, Horschel tied for Tour Championship lead

    Saturday, September 13 2014 8:19 PM EDT2014-09-14 00:19:42 GMT
    Rory McIlroy made up a two-shot deficit on Billy Horschel on Saturday in the Tour Championship. They square off again Sunday with $10 million riding on the outcome.
    Already established as the best player in golf, Rory McIlroy approached the FedEx Cup finale as though he had nothing to lose.
  • Rice attends high school football game

    Rice attends high school football game

    Saturday, September 13 2014 7:39 PM EDT2014-09-13 23:39:48 GMT
    Ray Rice attended a football game at his high school in a New York City suburb.
    Ray Rice attended a football game at his high school in a New York City suburb Saturday, his first public appearance since a video surfaced showing him punching the woman who became his wife.
  • Welker, Scandrick remain on suspended list

    Welker, Scandrick remain on suspended list

    Saturday, September 13 2014 7:29 PM EDT2014-09-13 23:29:48 GMT
    By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker won't be suiting up on Sunday.
    By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker won't be suiting up on Sunday.
  • Mercury in good shape after 3rd WNBA title

    Mercury in good shape after 3rd WNBA title

    Saturday, September 13 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-09-13 20:39:41 GMT
    When the Phoenix Mercury used their No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 draft to select Brittney Griner, they became instant favorites to win the next WNBA championship.
    When the Phoenix Mercury used their No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 draft to select Brittney Griner, they became instant favorites to win the next WNBA championship.
  • Orioles slugger Chris Davis suspended 25 games

    Orioles slugger Chris Davis suspended 25 games

    Saturday, September 13 2014 3:39 PM EDT2014-09-13 19:39:51 GMT
    Orioles slugger Chris Davis has been suspended 25 games for using amphetamines, a punishment that will extend into the postseason.
    Orioles slugger Chris Davis was suspended 25 games without pay on Friday following a positive test for an amphetamine, a punishment that will extend into the postseason and perhaps 2015.
  • Ambrose leaving NASCAR to return to Australia

    Ambrose leaving NASCAR to return to Australia

    Saturday, September 13 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-09-13 18:49:25 GMT
    Marcos Ambrose has informed Richard Petty Motorsports he will leave NASCAR at the end of this season and return to his native Australia.
    Marcos Ambrose will leave NASCAR at the end of the season and return to his native Australia.
  • Many obstacles stand in Rice's path to a comeback

    Many obstacles stand in Rice's path to a comeback

    Saturday, September 13 2014 2:39 PM EDT2014-09-13 18:39:28 GMT
    By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer It's an enduring fact of life in the NFL: If a player has talent, a team will find a place for him, no matter how bad his off-the-field profile might be.
    By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer It's an enduring fact of life in the NFL: If a player has talent, a team will find a place for him, no matter how bad his off-the-field profile might be.
  • Oscar Pistorius convicted of culpable homicide

    Oscar Pistorius convicted of culpable homicide

    Saturday, September 13 2014 2:29 PM EDT2014-09-13 18:29:51 GMT
    The South African judge in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has resumed explaining her reasoning behind her upcoming verdicts in the case against the double-amputee Olympian.
    A judge convicted Oscar Pistorius of culpable homicide Friday in the death of his girlfriend, ruling that the former track star was negligent when he opened fire in his home after hearing what he said sounded like an...
  • Redskins owner announces support of Roger Goodell

    Redskins owner announces support of Roger Goodell

    Saturday, September 13 2014 1:39 PM EDT2014-09-13 17:39:33 GMT
    Redskins owner Dan Snyder says he supports NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, stating he "has always had the best interests of football at heart" and "we are fortunate to have him."
    Redskins owner Dan Snyder says he supports NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, stating he "has always had the best interests of football at heart" and "we are fortunate to have him."
  • Rice saga puts quiet Ravens owner in spotlight

    Rice saga puts quiet Ravens owner in spotlight

    Saturday, September 13 2014 12:19 PM EDT2014-09-13 16:19:49 GMT
    The last time anyone saw this much of Baltimore owner Steve Bisciotti he was celebrating the 2012 Super Bowl victory, clutching the Vince Lombardi Trophy and sharing the moment with coaches, players and fans.
    The last time anyone saw this much of Baltimore owner Steve Bisciotti he was celebrating the 2012 Super Bowl victory, clutching the Vince Lombardi Trophy and sharing the moment with coaches, players and fans.
  • Players' union reps approve HGH testing for '14

    Players' union reps approve HGH testing for '14

    Saturday, September 13 2014 9:19 AM EDT2014-09-13 13:19:32 GMT
    Player representatives to the union will discuss the NFL's latest drug policy proposal during a second conference call.
    Hours after the players' union voted Friday to accept an NFL proposal on drug policy changes that included HGH testing, the league says it is not a done deal.
  • Horschel takes 2-shot lead at East Lake

    Horschel takes 2-shot lead at East Lake

    Saturday, September 13 2014 3:39 AM EDT2014-09-13 07:39:45 GMT
    Billy Horschel and Rory McIlroy playing in the final group always stirs memories from amateur days long ago.
    Billy Horschel and Rory McIlroy playing in the final group always stirs memories from amateur days long ago.
  • Bumgarner wins 5th in row, Giants rout Dodgers 9-0

    Bumgarner wins 5th in row, Giants rout Dodgers 9-0

    Saturday, September 13 2014 2:30 AM EDT2014-09-13 06:30:05 GMT
    Madison Bumgarner struck out eight and took a share of the major league lead with 18 wins, and the San Francisco Giants moved within one game of NL West-leading Los Angeles by beating the Dodgers 9-0 on Friday night.
    Madison Bumgarner pitched himself into the San Francisco record book, took a share of the major league lead for wins and, most important to the soft-spoken southpaw, moved his team one step closer in an NL West race that...
  • Seattle uses long ball to beat Oakland 4-2

    Seattle uses long ball to beat Oakland 4-2

    Saturday, September 13 2014 1:59 AM EDT2014-09-13 05:59:09 GMT
    Robinson Cano, Kendrys Morales and Logan Morrison homered, and the Seattle Mariners beat Oakland 4-2 on Friday night to pull within a half-game of the Athletics for the top spot in the AL wild-card chase.
    Before beginning the most important home series of the season, Seattle coach Lloyd McClendon had a brief message.
  • Mercury finish sweep of Sky for third WNBA title

    Mercury finish sweep of Sky for third WNBA title

    Saturday, September 13 2014 12:49 AM EDT2014-09-13 04:49:03 GMT
    Diana Taurasi and Candice Dupree scored 24 points each and the Phoenix Mercury, playing without star center Brittney Griner, beat the Chicago Sky 87-82 Friday night to complete a three-game sweep of the WNBA Finals...
    The Phoenix Mercury were without star center Brittney Griner. However, they still had Diana Taurasi.
  • Vikings' Adrian Peterson accused of child abuse

    Vikings' Adrian Peterson accused of child abuse

    Saturday, September 13 2014 12:10 AM EDT2014-09-13 04:10:30 GMT
    By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer The attorney for Adrian Peterson says the Minnesota Vikings star running back has been indicted by a Texas grand jury on a charge of child abuse.
    Authorities in Texas issued an arrest warrant Friday for star Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson after he was indicted on a charge of child abuse for using a branch to spank his son. He was swiftly benched by...
  • Dodgers starter Ryu leaves with shoulder injury

    Dodgers starter Ryu leaves with shoulder injury

    Friday, September 12 2014 11:58 PM EDT2014-09-13 03:58:59 GMT
    Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu has been removed from his start against the San Francisco Giants after one inning because of irritation in his pitching shoulder.
    Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu has been removed from his start against the San Francisco Giants after one inning because of irritation in his pitching shoulder.
  • Wes Welker could be back on field by Sunday

    Wes Welker could be back on field by Sunday

    Friday, September 12 2014 11:20 PM EDT2014-09-13 03:20:01 GMT
    Wes Welker has passed concussion protocol and could be back on the field as soon as Sunday if the NFL signs off on a new drug policy approved by the players' union.
    Wes Welker has passed concussion protocol and could be back on the field as soon as Sunday if the NFL signs off on a new drug policy approved by the players' union.
  • Browns' Gordon likely to have suspension reduced

    Browns' Gordon likely to have suspension reduced

    Friday, September 12 2014 11:19 PM EDT2014-09-13 03:19:48 GMT
    Suspended Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon's locker has remained filled with his belongings, his orange helmet hanging on a hook while he's been kept away from the team.
    Suspended Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon's locker is still filled with his belongings, his orange helmet hanging on a hook while he's been kept away from the team.
  • Column: A hideous week, but don't expect change

    Column: A hideous week, but don't expect change

    Friday, September 12 2014 9:39 PM EDT2014-09-13 01:39:49 GMT
    By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer During a week filled with a hideous hodgepodge of racism, domestic violence and homicide, sports offered little escape and even less accountability.
    By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer During a week filled with a hideous hodgepodge of racism, domestic violence and homicide, sports offered little escape and even less accountability.
  • Batters always at risk despite protection

    Batters always at risk despite protection

    Friday, September 12 2014 9:39 PM EDT2014-09-13 01:39:42 GMT
    For all the headgear, padding and other protection, batters are never really 100 percent safe at the plate.
    Life can change in a second in the batter's box.
  • What's next for the NFL's Ray Rice investigation

    What's next for the NFL's Ray Rice investigation

    Friday, September 12 2014 8:28 PM EDT2014-09-13 00:28:58 GMT
    By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer Roger Goodell's imperious enforcement of the NFL's personal conduct policy made him a feared adversary of 300-pound linemen, established him as the most...
    By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer Roger Goodell's imperious enforcement of the NFL's personal conduct policy made him a feared adversary of 300-pound linemen, established him as the most powerful -...
  • Kyle Busch gets pole for Chase opener at Chicago

    Kyle Busch gets pole for Chase opener at Chicago

    Friday, September 12 2014 7:49 PM EDT2014-09-12 23:49:18 GMT
    Kyle Busch will start the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship on the pole for Sunday's opening race at Chicagoland Speedway.
    With rain in Friday's forecast at Chicagoland Speedway, the only time on track became a strategy session for the championship contenders.
  • NFL: 3 in 10 ex-players face Alzheimer's, dementia

    NFL: 3 in 10 ex-players face Alzheimer's, dementia

    Friday, September 12 2014 4:59 PM EDT2014-09-12 20:59:21 GMT
    Nearly three in 10 former NFL players will develop at least moderate neurocognitive problems and qualify for payments under the proposed $765 million concussion settlement, according to data prepared for...
    The NFL estimates that nearly three in 10 former players will develop debilitating brain conditions, and that they will be stricken earlier and at least twice as often as the general population.
  • Horschel takes 2-shot lead in Tour Championship

    Horschel takes 2-shot lead in Tour Championship

    Friday, September 12 2014 4:59 PM EDT2014-09-12 20:59:15 GMT
    Billy Horschel had another 4-under 66 to build a two-shot lead at the Tour Championship, putting him halfway home to a $10 million bonus.
    Billy Horschel showed why he might be the hottest player in golf at the moment with another 4-under 66 on Friday in the Tour Championship. It was his 10th straight round in the 60s. He already has a victory and a runner-up...
  • Networks find Rice video too hard to resist

    Networks find Rice video too hard to resist

    Friday, September 12 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-09-12 20:09:35 GMT
    Television executives say they want minimize replays of video showing Ray Rice knocking out his then-fiancee with one punch. In practice, it has proved hard to resist.
    Television executives say they want minimize replays of video showing Ray Rice knocking out his then-fiancee with one punch. In practice, it has proved hard to resist.
  • Lincicome takes 1-shot lead from Kim at Evian

    Lincicome takes 1-shot lead from Kim at Evian

    Friday, September 12 2014 3:09 PM EDT2014-09-12 19:09:20 GMT
    Brittany Lincicome had six birdies in a 6-under 65 to take a one-shot lead from Hyo-Joo Kim of South Korea at the halfway stage of the Evian Championship on Friday.
    Brittany Lincicome had six birdies in a 6-under 65 to take a one-shot lead from Hyo-Joo Kim of South Korea at the halfway stage of the Evian Championship on Friday.
  • Football coach moves game for daughter's wedding

    Football coach moves game for daughter's wedding

    Friday, September 12 2014 2:20 PM EDT2014-09-12 18:20:17 GMT
    You think fall weddings are inconvenient for college football fans? Imagine being a coach with a daughter who has her heart set on a Saturday in late September.
    You think fall weddings are inconvenient for college football fans? Imagine being a coach with a daughter who has her heart set on a Saturday in late September.
  • Vintage baseball proves a hit with modern players

    Vintage baseball proves a hit with modern players

    Friday, September 12 2014 1:19 PM EDT2014-09-12 17:19:36 GMT
    No batting helmets, no fielding gloves and no pitching overhand.
    From afar, it looks and sounds like a regular recreational baseball game: the crack of the bat, the cheering from the bench, the sliding into home.
  • Pistorius can compete again in Paralympics

    Pistorius can compete again in Paralympics

    Friday, September 12 2014 12:28 PM EDT2014-09-12 16:28:51 GMT
    The International Paralympic Committee says Oscar Pistorius will be free to compete again once he has served any punishment for killing his girlfriend.
    By STEVE DOUGLAS AP Sports Writer Oscar Pistorius will be free to compete again once he has served any punishment for killing his girlfriend, the International Paralympic Committee said Friday.
  • Stanton hospitalized after beaning vs Brewers

    Stanton hospitalized after beaning vs Brewers

    Friday, September 12 2014 12:19 PM EDT2014-09-12 16:19:30 GMT
    Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton was hit under the left eye by a fastball and bleeding from the face as he was taken off the field in an ambulance Thursday night in a 4-2 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers.
    The Miami Marlins lost much more than a game. They've likely lost All-Star slugger Giancarlo Stanton for the rest of the season after a frightening scene at Miller Park.
  • Sponsors keep close watch on NFL investigation

    Sponsors keep close watch on NFL investigation

    Friday, September 12 2014 7:28 AM EDT2014-09-12 11:28:57 GMT
    By MAE ANDERSON and TOM MURPHY AP Business Writers Major brand sponsors are watching closely to make sure the National Football League doesn't fumble the investigation into how its executives...
    By MAE ANDERSON and TOM MURPHY AP Business Writers Major brand sponsors are watching closely to make sure the National Football League doesn't fumble the investigation into how its executives handled...
  • Austria tightens anti-doping laws after Sochi case

    Austria tightens anti-doping laws after Sochi case

    Friday, September 12 2014 7:09 AM EDT2014-09-12 11:09:47 GMT
    Austria is tightening its anti-doping laws, making it illegal for athletes to work with coaches and officials who have been banned in doping cases.
    Austria is tightening its anti-doping laws, making it illegal for athletes to work with coaches and officials who have been banned in doping cases.
  • Motivated to win for Rice, Ravens top Steelers

    Motivated to win for Rice, Ravens top Steelers

    Friday, September 12 2014 3:58 AM EDT2014-09-12 07:58:35 GMT
    Many wondered if the Baltimore Ravens were resilient enough to overcome the distraction of losing Ray Rice and the emotional stress caused by his release from the team.
    Many wondered if the Baltimore Ravens were resilient enough to overcome the distraction of losing Ray Rice and the emotional stress caused by his release from the team.
  • No. 6 Georgia-No. 24 S. Carolina only Top 25 game

    No. 6 Georgia-No. 24 S. Carolina only Top 25 game

    Friday, September 12 2014 3:38 AM EDT2014-09-12 07:38:57 GMT
    By ERIC OLSON AP College Football Writer Sixth-ranked Georgia can stamp itself the favorite in the SEC East when it visits No. 24 South Carolina on Saturday in this week's only Top 25 matchup.
    By ERIC OLSON AP College Football Writer Sixth-ranked Georgia can stamp itself the favorite in the SEC East when it visits No. 24 South Carolina on Saturday in this week's only Top 25 matchup.
  • Kirk, Horschel race out to a share of the lead

    Kirk, Horschel race out to a share of the lead

    Friday, September 12 2014 3:29 AM EDT2014-09-12 07:29:29 GMT
    Billy Horschel is playing his sixth straight tournament, a schedule he hasn't kept in three years. His wife is at home in Florida, expecting their first baby in the next two weeks. There was no place he would...
    Billy Horschel is playing his sixth straight tournament, a schedule he hasn't kept in three years. His wife is at home in Florida, expecting their first baby in the next two weeks. There was no place he would rather be...
  • Your Top Plays for Today

    Your Top Plays for Today

    Friday, September 12 2014 3:08 AM EDT2014-09-12 07:08:59 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
    By The Associated Press Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
  • Stanton beaning: Multiple fractures, dental damage

    Stanton beaning: Multiple fractures, dental damage

    Friday, September 12 2014 1:18 AM EDT2014-09-12 05:18:45 GMT
    Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton has been driven off the field in an ambulance after being hit in the face by a pitch at Milwaukee.
    Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton sustained multiple facial fractures, dental damage and cuts that needed stitches after being hit in the face by a pitch Thursday night.
  • Flacco, Ravens beat Steelers 26-6 without Rice

    Flacco, Ravens beat Steelers 26-6 without Rice

    Friday, September 12 2014 12:49 AM EDT2014-09-12 04:49:00 GMT
    Joe Flacco threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to tight end Owen Daniels and the Baltimore Ravens led the Pittsburgh Steelers 7-0 after the first quarter Thursday night.
    The dismissal of Ray Rice wasn't a distraction for the Baltimore Ravens.
  • Ravens fans, men and women, wear No 27 for Rice

    Ravens fans, men and women, wear No 27 for Rice

    Thursday, September 11 2014 9:58 PM EDT2014-09-12 01:58:39 GMT
    The NFL called in a former FBI director to examine how it pursued and handled evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case as pressure increased for the league to be more transparent about its original...
    Music blared from the purple bus, and Baltimore Ravens fan Racquel Bailey stood with drink in hand amid her usual tailgate buddies while making a bold fashion statement: a black, rhinestone-decorated jersey with the white...
  • Rays' Cobb gives up 1st hit in 8th against Yankees

    Rays' Cobb gives up 1st hit in 8th against Yankees

    Thursday, September 11 2014 9:58 PM EDT2014-09-12 01:58:23 GMT
    Alex Cobb of the Tampa Bay Rays has not given up a hit through six innings against the New York Yankees.
    Chris Young doubled with one out in the eighth inning for the New York Yankees' first hit off Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Alex Cobb on Thursday night.
  • Networks say they're cutting back on Rice video

    Networks say they're cutting back on Rice video

    Thursday, September 11 2014 9:19 PM EDT2014-09-12 01:19:04 GMT
    At least four television networks say they plan to stop or minimize airings of video showing Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice striking his then-fiancee and knocking her unconscious, footage that has called...
    At least six television networks said Thursday they plan to stop or minimize airings of video showing Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice striking his then-fiancee and knocking her unconscious, footage that has called...
  • Rice prompts changes to 'Thursday Night Football'

    Rice prompts changes to 'Thursday Night Football'

    Thursday, September 11 2014 9:08 PM EDT2014-09-12 01:08:42 GMT
    The chairman of CBS Sports says the network is revising its "Thursday Night Football" broadcast because of controversy that arose connected with the Ray Rice video.
    The debut of CBS' "Thursday Night Football" broadcast was revised because of controversy surrounding the video of Ray Rice knocking his then-fiancee unconscious, CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus said.
  • Rangers coach Jones presented with Vietnam medal

    Rangers coach Jones presented with Vietnam medal

    Thursday, September 11 2014 8:48 PM EDT2014-09-12 00:48:29 GMT
    As part of the Texas Rangers' remembrance of the Sept. 11 attacks, bench coach Bobby Jones is being formally presented with a military medal he earned in Vietnam.
    Texas Rangers bench coach Bobby Jones heard fans cheering Thursday night, rather than the repeated boom of a 105-millimeter howitzer.
  • Johnson opens Chase seeking record-tying 7th title

    Johnson opens Chase seeking record-tying 7th title

    Thursday, September 11 2014 8:09 PM EDT2014-09-12 00:09:35 GMT
    It's been 11 weeks since Jimmie Johnson's last victory and he suffered through one of his typical summer swoons.
    It's been 11 weeks since Jimmie Johnson's last victory and he suffered through one of his typical summer swoons.
  • Kirk, Horschel share lead at Tour Championship

    Kirk, Horschel share lead at Tour Championship

    Thursday, September 11 2014 7:48 PM EDT2014-09-11 23:48:26 GMT
    Chris Kirk and Billy Horschel took a big step Thursday toward the biggest payoff in golf.
    Chris Kirk and Billy Horschel have little in common except a clean card of 4-under 66 at the Tour Championship and their chances at the biggest payoff in golf.
  • Owners say Rice investigation will be independent

    Owners say Rice investigation will be independent

    Thursday, September 11 2014 7:08 PM EDT2014-09-11 23:08:53 GMT
    The two NFL owners overseeing the investigation into how the league pursued and handled evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case pledged Thursday to make the findings of the probe public, and said their goal...
    The two NFL owners overseeing the investigation into how the league pursued and handled evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case pledged Thursday to make the findings of the probe public, and said their goal was "to...
  • US beats Lithuania to reach basketball world final

    US beats Lithuania to reach basketball world final

    Thursday, September 11 2014 7:08 PM EDT2014-09-11 23:08:50 GMT
    James Harden and the U.S. sprinted into the championship game of the Basketball World Cup, riding a huge third quarter to a 96-68 victory over Lithuania on Thursday night.
    Madrid awaits. Spain doesn't.
  • Mayweather hoping a bad week gets better

    Mayweather hoping a bad week gets better

    Thursday, September 11 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-09-11 22:49:08 GMT
    It didn't start out as the best of weeks for Floyd Mayweather Jr.
    It didn't start out as the best of weeks for Floyd Mayweather Jr.
  • Prosecutor defends Ray Rice investigation

    Prosecutor defends Ray Rice investigation

    Thursday, September 11 2014 6:09 PM EDT2014-09-11 22:09:49 GMT
    By SEAN CARLIN Associated Press New Jersey law advises that those who commit violent crimes should "generally be rejected" from the program Ray Rice was allowed into instead of potentially facing...
    By SEAN CARLIN Associated Press New Jersey law advises that those who commit violent crimes should "generally be rejected" from the program Ray Rice was allowed into instead of potentially facing jail...
  • Panthers defensive end Hardy returns to practice

    Panthers defensive end Hardy returns to practice

    Thursday, September 11 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-09-11 21:18:42 GMT
    Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy returned to practice Thursday, one day after being excused from work to meet with his attorney.
    Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy returned to practice Thursday, one day after being excused from work to meet with his attorney.
  • Phoenix hopes to close out Chicago in WNBA Final

    Phoenix hopes to close out Chicago in WNBA Final

    Thursday, September 11 2014 4:59 PM EDT2014-09-11 20:59:04 GMT
    By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer After dominating the Chicago Sky in the first two games of the WNBA Finals, Diana Taurasi and her Phoenix Mercury know that closing out the series won't...
    By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer After dominating the Chicago Sky in the first two games of the WNBA Finals, Diana Taurasi and her Phoenix Mercury know that closing out the series won't be as easy.
  • NFL owners explain Rice probe roles

    NFL owners explain Rice probe roles

    Thursday, September 11 2014 4:29 PM EDT2014-09-11 20:29:06 GMT
    The two NFL team owners overseeing the investigation of the league's pursuit and handling of evidence in the Ray Rice case say the findings will be made public.
    The two NFL team owners overseeing the investigation of the league's pursuit and handling of evidence in the Ray Rice case say the findings will be made public.
  • Sheriff: Investigation of Stewart crash complete

    Sheriff: Investigation of Stewart crash complete

    Thursday, September 11 2014 4:29 PM EDT2014-09-11 20:29:02 GMT
    An upstate New York sheriff says he has completed his investigation into the death of a driver struck by NASCAR champion Tony Stewart during a sprint car race last month. The district attorney will announce late...
    By CAROLYN THOMPSON Associated Press Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart will find out no later than next week whether authorities will pursue charges in the death of a driver he struck during a...
  • Pistorius not guilty of murder but was negligent

    Pistorius not guilty of murder but was negligent

    Thursday, September 11 2014 3:49 PM EDT2014-09-11 19:49:26 GMT
    Oscar Pistorius has arrived in a South African courtroom ahead of the verdict in the murder trial of the double-amputee athlete.
    During his trial, Oscar Pistorius sometimes retched and sobbed. The double-amputee Olympian sobbed again on Thursday, this time in apparent relief as a judge said the evidence did not support a murder conviction for...
  • Phoenix hopes to close out Chicago in WNBA Final

    Phoenix hopes to close out Chicago in WNBA Final

    Thursday, September 11 2014 3:31 PM EDT2014-09-11 19:31:10 GMT
    By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer After dominating the Chicago Sky in the first two games of the WNBA Finals, Diana Taurasi and her Phoenix Mercury know closing out the series won't be easy.
    By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer After dominating the Chicago Sky in the first two games of the WNBA Finals, Diana Taurasi and her Phoenix Mercury know closing out the series won't be easy.
  • Senate women: No tolerance for domestic violence

    Senate women: No tolerance for domestic violence

    Thursday, September 11 2014 1:59 PM EDT2014-09-11 17:59:20 GMT
    Sixteen female senators from both parties are calling on the NFL to adopt a zero-tolerance policy on domestic violence.
    Sixteen female senators from both parties called on the National Football League Thursday to adopt a zero-tolerance policy on domestic violence.
  • George apologizes for Twitter comments on Ray Rice

    George apologizes for Twitter comments on Ray Rice

    Thursday, September 11 2014 12:29 PM EDT2014-09-11 16:29:37 GMT
    NBA star Paul George defended Ray Rice on Twitter, then backtracked less than an hour later by deleting the posts and apologizing to women and victims of domestic violence.
    NBA star Paul George defended Ray Rice on Twitter, then backtracked less than an hour later by deleting the posts and apologizing to women and victims of domestic violence.
  • Fabrizio Zanotti hit by ball at KLM Open

    Fabrizio Zanotti hit by ball at KLM Open

    Thursday, September 11 2014 9:20 AM EDT2014-09-11 13:20:04 GMT
    Paraguayan golfer Fabrizio Zanotti has been hit by a ball and taken to a hospital, causing the KLM Open to be suspended.
    Paraguayan golfer Fabrizio Zanotti was hit on the forehead by a wayward tee shot Thursday during the opening round of the KLM Open and taken to a hospital.
  • Federer opens against Bolelli in Davis Cup semis

    Federer opens against Bolelli in Davis Cup semis

    Thursday, September 11 2014 8:27 AM EDT2014-09-11 12:27:48 GMT
    Roger Federer will play the opening singles match for Switzerland against Simone Bolelli of Italy in the Davis Cup semifinals.
    Lacking a Davis Cup title on his career record, Roger Federer leads Switzerland into its first semifinal in 11 years against Italy on Friday.
  • Gasquet replaces Monfils in French lineup

    Gasquet replaces Monfils in French lineup

    Thursday, September 11 2014 8:08 AM EDT2014-09-11 12:08:35 GMT
    Gael Monfils failed to beat the jet lag and was replaced by Richard Gasquet, who will open for France against Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic in the Davis Cup semifinals on Friday.
    Gael Monfils failed to beat the jet lag and was replaced by Richard Gasquet, who will open for France against Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic in the Davis Cup semifinals on Friday.
  • Hungary's Olympic chief backs bid for 2024 Games

    Hungary's Olympic chief backs bid for 2024 Games

    Thursday, September 11 2014 7:38 AM EDT2014-09-11 11:38:30 GMT
    The head of Hungary's national Olympic committee says it fully supports a possible Budapest bid for the 2024 Games.
    The head of Hungary's national Olympic committee says it fully supports a possible Budapest bid for the 2024 Games.
  • FedEx Cup finale gets underway at East Lake

    FedEx Cup finale gets underway at East Lake

    Thursday, September 11 2014 3:57 AM EDT2014-09-11 07:57:41 GMT
    In just 86 events on the PGA Tour, Rory McIlroy has collected nearly $23 million in career earnings.
    In just 86 events on the PGA Tour, Rory McIlroy has collected nearly $23 million in career earnings.
  • Your Top Plays for Today

    Your Top Plays for Today

    Thursday, September 11 2014 3:07 AM EDT2014-09-11 07:07:50 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
    By The Associated Press Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
  • AP Newsbreak: Source says Rice video sent to NFL

    AP Newsbreak: Source says Rice video sent to NFL

    Thursday, September 11 2014 1:48 AM EDT2014-09-11 05:48:30 GMT
    A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive five months ago, while league executives have insisted they didn't see the violent images until this week.
    A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive five months ago, while Commissioner Roger Goodell has insisted the league didn't see the violent images until...
  • Shields shuts down Tigers as Royals win 3-0

    Shields shuts down Tigers as Royals win 3-0

    Thursday, September 11 2014 12:38 AM EDT2014-09-11 04:38:01 GMT
    James Shields allowed two hits over seven innings in another terrific performance, and the Kansas City Royals edged Detroit 3-0 on Wednesday night to take a one-game lead over the Tigers atop the AL Central.
    James Shields was acquired two offseasons ago to pitch in games like this for Kansas City.
  • 49ers, Pac-12 Networks suspend announcer Robinson

    49ers, Pac-12 Networks suspend announcer Robinson

    Thursday, September 11 2014 12:37 AM EDT2014-09-11 04:37:58 GMT
    The San Francisco 49ers suspended veteran broadcaster Ted Robinson on Wednesday night for two upcoming games following comments this week to a San Francisco radio station about the Ray Rice domestic violence case...
    The San Francisco 49ers suspended veteran broadcaster Ted Robinson on Wednesday night for the next two games following comments this week on a San Francisco radio station about the Ray Rice domestic violence case that were...
  • Mike Tyson directs vulgarities at Canadian TV host

    Mike Tyson directs vulgarities at Canadian TV host

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 11:57 PM EDT2014-09-11 03:57:26 GMT
    Mike Tyson directed an expletive-filled rant at a Canadian television anchor in a live interview Wednesday after the host brought up the former heavyweight champion's conviction for sexual assault.
    Mike Tyson directed an expletive-filled rant at a Canadian television anchor in a live interview Wednesday after the host brought up the former heavyweight champion's conviction for sexual assault.
  • NFL: Former FBI director will probe Rice case

    NFL: Former FBI director will probe Rice case

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 11:47 PM EDT2014-09-11 03:47:42 GMT
    The NFL says former FBI director Robert S. Mueller III will conduct a probe into how the NFL handled evidence as it investigated domestic violence claims against former Ravens running back Ray Rice.
    The NFL says former FBI director Robert S. Mueller III will conduct a probe into how the NFL handled evidence as it investigated domestic violence claims against former Ravens running back Ray Rice.
  • 10 Things to See in Sports: AP's top sports photos

    10 Things to See in Sports: AP's top sports photos

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 10:47 PM EDT2014-09-11 02:47:43 GMT
    By The Associated Press Here's a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports.
    By The Associated Press Here's a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports.
  • Congress questions Goodell actions on Rice video

    Congress questions Goodell actions on Rice video

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 10:19 PM EDT2014-09-11 02:19:56 GMT
    Twelve Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee have sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell questioning his handling of a domestic violence incident involving former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice.
    Members of Congress from both parties on Wednesday questioned NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's handling of a domestic violence incident involving former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice.
  • 2 more NFL players face domestic violence issues

    2 more NFL players face domestic violence issues

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 9:38 PM EDT2014-09-11 01:38:51 GMT
    Carolina Panthers Pro Bowl defensive end Greg Hardy has been convicted on two counts of domestic violence and is still playing. Ray McDonald of the San Francisco 49ers also remains active while he is being...
    Carolina Panthers Pro Bowl defensive end Greg Hardy has been convicted on two counts of domestic violence and is still playing. Ray McDonald of the San Francisco 49ers also remains active while he is being investigated for...
  • Cardinals OLB Abraham leaves team, may retire

    Cardinals OLB Abraham leaves team, may retire

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 6:17 PM EDT2014-09-10 22:17:56 GMT
    Outside linebacker Jonathan Abraham has left the Arizona Cardinals and is considering retiring from the game.
    Outside linebacker John Abraham has left the Arizona Cardinals and is considering retiring from the game.
  • AP Newsbreak: Source says Rice video sent to NFL

    AP Newsbreak: Source says Rice video sent to NFL

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 4:58 PM EDT2014-09-10 20:58:34 GMT
    A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive three months ago, while league officers have insisted they didn't see the violent images until this week.
    A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive three months ago, while league officers have insisted they didn't see the violent images until this week.
  • Taliaferro-LeGrand join for Penn State-Rutgers

    Taliaferro-LeGrand join for Penn State-Rutgers

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-09-10 20:48:49 GMT
    When the football schedule came out for Rutgers' inaugural Big Ten Conference season, Eric LeGrand and Adam Taliaferro came up with something special for the Penn State game.
    When the football schedule came out for Rutgers' inaugural Big Ten Conference season, Eric LeGrand and Adam Taliaferro came up with something special for the Penn State game.
  • FCC head: 'Redskins' is 'offensive and derogatory'

    FCC head: 'Redskins' is 'offensive and derogatory'

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-09-10 20:48:42 GMT
    The head of the Federal Communications Commission says the Washington Redskins nickname is "offensive and derogatory."
    The head of the Federal Communications Commission says the Washington Redskins nickname is "offensive and derogatory."
  • McIlroy's last chance for big finish in Atlanta

    McIlroy's last chance for big finish in Atlanta

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-09-10 20:39:15 GMT
    Rory McIlroy believes his big season deserves a big finish. The Tour Championship is his last chance.
    Rory McIlroy always thought his big year deserved a big finish. The Tour Championship is his last chance.
  • 'Home' a relative term for Israel's Davis Cup team

    'Home' a relative term for Israel's Davis Cup team

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-09-10 20:39:13 GMT
    Andy Ram didn't hide his frustration.
    Andy Ram didn't hide his frustration.
  • Ravens eager to play a game, even against Steelers

    Ravens eager to play a game, even against Steelers

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 4:29 PM EDT2014-09-10 20:29:27 GMT
    Four days after opening the season by losing to a division foe at home, the Baltimore Ravens face their most-hated rival in a pivotal game Thursday night.
    Four days after opening the season by losing to a division foe at home, the Baltimore Ravens face their most-hated rival in a pivotal game Thursday night.
  • Goodell tells teams NFL was denied video

    Goodell tells teams NFL was denied video

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 4:29 PM EDT2014-09-10 20:29:21 GMT
    Commissioner Roger Goodell has sent a memo to the 32 teams reiterating that the NFL never saw until Monday the video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee that led to Rice's indefinite suspension and release by...
    Commissioner Roger Goodell has sent a memo to the 32 teams reiterating that the NFL never saw until Monday the video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee that led to Rice's indefinite suspension and release by the...
  • Coach K: Basketball World Cup is big deal

    Coach K: Basketball World Cup is big deal

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 4:29 PM EDT2014-09-10 20:29:19 GMT
    The name was changed to sound more like soccer. The date was changed to get away from soccer.
    The name was changed to sound more like soccer. The date was changed to get away from soccer.
  • Electronic Arts drops Ray Rice from Madden game

    Electronic Arts drops Ray Rice from Madden game

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 4:19 PM EDT2014-09-10 20:19:05 GMT
    Video game publisher Electronic Arts is removing former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice from its recently released Madden NFL 15 title, the latest company to pull its support for the player.
    Video game publisher Electronic Arts is removing former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice from its recently released Madden NFL 15 title, the latest company to pull its support for the player.
  • Hawks cancel meeting with civil rights leaders

    Hawks cancel meeting with civil rights leaders

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 4:08 PM EDT2014-09-10 20:08:26 GMT
    A scheduled meeting between Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin and Atlanta civil rights leaders has been cancelled, leading one of the leaders to say his community was greatly offended.
    A scheduled meeting between Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin and Atlanta civil rights leaders has been cancelled, leading one of the leaders to say his community was greatly offended.
  • Desperate times for South Carolina vs Georgia

    Desperate times for South Carolina vs Georgia

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 3:37 PM EDT2014-09-10 19:37:40 GMT
    By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Consider what No. 24 South Carolina is facing Saturday when it plays No. 6 Georgia.
    By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Consider what No. 24 South Carolina is facing Saturday when it plays No. 6 Georgia.
  • 49ers CEO wants to give McDonald 'due process'

    49ers CEO wants to give McDonald 'due process'

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 1:59 PM EDT2014-09-10 17:59:20 GMT
    San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York says he will let "due process take its course" before deciding whether to discipline Ray McDonald after the defensive tackle was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence.
    San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York said Tuesday that he will let "due process take its course" before deciding whether to discipline Ray McDonald after the defensive tackle was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence.
  • Serena conquers fashion week after US Open win

    Serena conquers fashion week after US Open win

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 1:59 PM EDT2014-09-10 17:59:16 GMT
    Fresh off her third straight U.S. Open win, Serena Williams took on New York Fashion Week with her first runway show, as a celebrity crowd that included Vogue editor Anna Wintour watched from the front row.
    Serena Williams was in the middle of settling down for an interview when she was interrupted by a message: "Anna is here."
  • Seahawks unanimous No. 1 in latest AP Pro32

    Seahawks unanimous No. 1 in latest AP Pro32

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 1:59 PM EDT2014-09-10 17:59:11 GMT
    By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer The Seahawks were a unanimous No. 1 in this week's AP Pro32 rankings, while the Broncos and 49ers rounded out the top three in voting of media members that...
    By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer The Seattle Seahawks didn't need a "Fail Mary" to beat the Green Bay Packers in Week 1.
  • Federer leads Switzerland's Davis Cup challenge

    Federer leads Switzerland's Davis Cup challenge

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 11:47 AM EDT2014-09-10 15:47:34 GMT
    By SAMUEL PETREQUIN AP Sports Writer Having coming up short in his bid for an 18th Grand Slam title, Roger Federer is quickly turning his focus to the Davis Cup - a trophy still missing from his...
    By SAMUEL PETREQUIN AP Sports Writer Having coming up short in his bid for an 18th Grand Slam title, Roger Federer is quickly turning his focus to the Davis Cup - a trophy still missing from his collection.
  • Your Top Plays for Today

    Your Top Plays for Today

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 3:18 AM EDT2014-09-10 07:18:31 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
    By The Associated Press Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
  • MLB clarifies home plate collision rule

    MLB clarifies home plate collision rule

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 12:36 AM EDT2014-09-10 04:36:55 GMT
    Major League Baseball has sent a memo to teams clarifying this year's experimental rule intended to limit collisions at home plate, saying runners should not be called safe if the ball clearly beats them.
    Major League Baseball sent a memo to teams and umpires clarifying this year's experimental rule intended to limit collisions at home plate, saying runners should not be called safe if the ball clearly beats them.
  • Scherzer, Tigers beat Royals again, 4-2

    Scherzer, Tigers beat Royals again, 4-2

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 12:07 AM EDT2014-09-10 04:07:24 GMT
    Max Scherzer escaped a bases-loaded jam in the fifth, Rajai Davis and J.D. Martinez homered, and the Detroit Tigers beat Kansas City 4-2 on Tuesday night to pull within percentage points of the Royals atop the AL...
    Max Scherzer figured he had squandered another lead when Alex Gordon's fifth-inning drive sailed down the line in right field.
  • Goodell says NFL didn't see video before this week

    Goodell says NFL didn't see video before this week

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 11:28 PM EDT2014-09-10 03:28:14 GMT
    Ray Rice and Janay Palmer can be heard shouting obscenities at each other, and she appears to spit in the face of the three-time Pro Bowl running back right before he throws a knockout punch in a video shown to The...
    As questions arose about how the NFL investigated domestic violence allegations against Ray Rice, Commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday the league asked for, but was not given, video showing the ex-Ravens running back...
  • Mets 3B Wright done for season with sore shoulder

    Mets 3B Wright done for season with sore shoulder

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 11:16 PM EDT2014-09-10 03:16:55 GMT
    Mets third baseman David Wright will sit out the rest of the season because of a nagging injury to his left shoulder.
    Mets third baseman David Wright will sit out the rest of the season because of a nagging injury to his left shoulder.
  • Player reps delay vote on new drug policy proposal

    Player reps delay vote on new drug policy proposal

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 10:37 PM EDT2014-09-10 02:37:30 GMT
    The 32 player representatives to the union could vote Tuesday on changes to the NFL's drug policy that potentially could implement HGH testing.
    The 32 player representatives to the union have delayed a vote on the NFL's proposal for changes to the drug policy that potentially could implement HGH testing.
  • AP Source: Pegulas bid $1.4 billion to buy Bills

    AP Source: Pegulas bid $1.4 billion to buy Bills

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 9:18 PM EDT2014-09-10 01:18:38 GMT
    Two people familiar with discussions have told The Associated Press that Terry and Kim Pegula's bid to buy the Buffalo Bills has been tentatively approved by members of late owner Ralph Wilson's estate.
    Buffalo Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula took a highly aggressive approach by bidding an NFL-record $1.4 billion to get the Buffalo Bills and keep them in western New York.
  • US charges stem from drug sales in Boogaard death

    US charges stem from drug sales in Boogaard death

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 8:16 PM EDT2014-09-10 00:16:39 GMT
    A former minor league hockey player was arrested Tuesday on charges he sold illegally obtained prescription painkillers to former hockey player Derek Boogaard of the New York Rangers and the Minnesota Wild before...
    A former minor league hockey player was arrested Tuesday on charges he sold illegally obtained prescription painkillers to former hockey player Derek Boogaard of the New York Rangers and the Minnesota Wild before Boogaard...
  • Penn State coach grateful for bowl chance

    Penn State coach grateful for bowl chance

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 7:47 PM EDT2014-09-09 23:47:32 GMT
    By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer Penn State students turned campus into the site of a peaceful and jubilant celebration after the football program had its bowl ban lifted.
    At Penn State, bowl games and packed stadiums under Joe Paterno yielded to scandal, suffering and sanctions at the abuses of Jerry Sandusky.
  • Johnson feeling 'much better' after dehydration

    Johnson feeling 'much better' after dehydration

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 7:47 PM EDT2014-09-09 23:47:19 GMT
    Hendrick Motorsports says defending NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson is feeling "much better" after suffering from dehydration at Richmond.
    Jimmie Johnson said the cooling system for his helmet was blowing warm air and that likely caused his dehydration following last week's race at Richmond.
  • Ravens, fans adjust on fly after Rice dismissal

    Ravens, fans adjust on fly after Rice dismissal

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 7:16 PM EDT2014-09-09 23:16:41 GMT
    Welcome to Baltimore - no longer the football home of Ray Rice.
    Welcome to Baltimore - no longer the football home of Ray Rice.
  • Hawks discipline GM Ferry for racist comments

    Hawks discipline GM Ferry for racist comments

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-09-09 22:46:42 GMT
    Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry has been disciplined by CEO Steve Koonin for making racially charged comments about Luol Deng when the team pursued the free agent this year.
    The Atlanta Hawks are sticking with general manager Danny Ferry even though the team's new majority owner wants him fired for racially charged comments about Luol Deng.
  • US beats Slovenia 119-76 to reach semis at worlds

    US beats Slovenia 119-76 to reach semis at worlds

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-09-09 22:37:44 GMT
    Klay Thompson scored 20 points and James Harden had 12 of his 14 in the third quarter after a scoreless first half, helping the U.S. turn a close game into a 119-76 rout of Slovenia on Tuesday in the quarterfinals...
    James Harden and Stephen Curry went into halftime with no points and no panic.
  • Ex-NFL QB Ryan Leaf sentenced to 5 years

    Ex-NFL QB Ryan Leaf sentenced to 5 years

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 5:47 PM EDT2014-09-09 21:47:07 GMT
    Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf has been sentenced to five years in prison in Texas for violating terms of his probation.
    Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf has been sentenced to five years in prison in Texas for violating terms of his probation.
  • Marin Cilic calls US Open title 'life-changing'

    Marin Cilic calls US Open title 'life-changing'

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-09-09 20:17:15 GMT
    U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic says a pep talk in the locker room from coach Goran Ivanisevic helped him stay relaxed in the final.
    After partying at a Manhattan nightclub until 5 a.m., then getting about three hours of sleep, Marin Cilic awoke Tuesday as a Grand Slam champion for the first time - and began enjoying the perks that come with winning the...
  • Fox host: We're not taking domestic abuse lightly

    Fox host: We're not taking domestic abuse lightly

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 2:47 PM EDT2014-09-09 18:47:32 GMT
    Fox News Channel host Brian Kilmeade insists the network's morning show isn't taking domestic abuse too lightly after it was criticized for comments made about the video showing football player Ray Rice...
    Fox News Channel host Brian Kilmeade insists the network's morning show isn't making light of domestic abuse after it was criticized for comments made about the video showing football player Ray Rice hitting his...
  • Judge to give verdict in Pistorius trial

    Judge to give verdict in Pistorius trial

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 12:18 PM EDT2014-09-09 16:18:57 GMT
    The judge in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial was taciturn through months of court proceedings that caught the attention of the world. On Thursday, however, she'll deliver a judgment that brings her to the...
    The judge in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial was taciturn through months of court proceedings that caught the attention of the world. On Thursday, however, she'll deliver a judgment that brings her to the forefront.
  • Michael Schumacher heads home from hospital

    Michael Schumacher heads home from hospital

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 10:06 AM EDT2014-09-09 14:06:59 GMT
    Former Formula One champion Michael Schumacher has left a Swiss hospital to continue his recovery at home.
    Former Formula One champion Michael Schumacher has left a Swiss hospital and will continue his recovery at home, his manager said Tuesday.
  • Chargers lose opener 18-17 to Arizona

    Chargers lose opener 18-17 to Arizona

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 9:08 AM EDT2014-09-09 13:08:16 GMT
    The small, speedy rookie from little Pittsburg State made his first NFL touchdown a big one.
    San Diego's defense held up well when the offense sputtered.
  • Bach reflects on busy 1st year as IOC president

    Bach reflects on busy 1st year as IOC president

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 5:46 AM EDT2014-09-09 09:46:10 GMT
    Thomas Bach has been moving at breakneck speed in his first year as IOC president. Yet even he didn't expect to secure support for his Olympic reforms so quickly.
    Thomas Bach has been moving at breakneck speed in his first year as IOC president. Yet even he didn't expect to secure support for his Olympic reforms so quickly.
  • What we learned at US Open: New guys can win Slams

    What we learned at US Open: New guys can win Slams

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 3:56 AM EDT2014-09-09 07:56:22 GMT
    Suspended at this time in 2013, Marin Cilic showed at the 2014 U.S. Open that he could win a Grand Slam title.
    Suspended at this time in 2013, Marin Cilic showed at the 2014 U.S. Open that he could win a Grand Slam title.
  • International basketball not the same as US game

    International basketball not the same as US game

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 3:56 AM EDT2014-09-09 07:56:20 GMT
    The ball was bouncing away, threatening New Zealand's last-chance possession, though if a player could just dive on the floor and corral it, any NBA fan would know what to do.
    The ball was bouncing away, threatening New Zealand's last-chance possession, though if a player could just dive on the floor and corral it, any NBA fan would know what to do.
  • Strong reactions to Rice video, player's release

    Strong reactions to Rice video, player's release

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 3:46 AM EDT2014-09-09 07:46:51 GMT
    By The Associated Press Even NFL players who rarely criticize each other publicly made their feelings clear Monday on Ray Rice through social media and in interviews.
    By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer Football is a fraternity, and NFL players rarely criticize each other publicly, especially when it comes to matters of discipline.
  • Your Top Plays for Today

    Your Top Plays for Today

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 3:06 AM EDT2014-09-09 07:06:52 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
    By The Associated Press Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
  • BaseballMore>>

  • Angels clinch playoff spot, beat Mariners 8-1

    Angels clinch playoff spot, beat Mariners 8-1

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 2:12 AM EDT2014-09-16 06:12:12 GMT
    The Los Angeles Angels became the first team in the major leagues to clinch a playoff spot on Monday night, with Matt Shoemaker pitching five-hit ball into the eighth inning of an 8-1 victory over the Seattle...
    The Los Angeles Angels refused to indulge in champagne, cigars or self-congratulation after securing their first playoff spot in a half-decade.
  • Papelbon suspended 7 games by MLB

    Papelbon suspended 7 games by MLB

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:31:37 GMT
    Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon has been suspended seven games and fined by Major League Baseball for making a lewd gesture and then bumping an umpire.
    Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon was suspended seven games and fined Monday night by Major League Baseball for making a lewd gesture and then bumping an umpire.
  • Mets' deGrom ties MLB record with 8 Ks at start

    Mets' deGrom ties MLB record with 8 Ks at start

    Monday, September 15 2014 8:31 PM EDT2014-09-16 00:31:57 GMT
    Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom has tied a major league record by striking out his first eight batters.
    Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom has tied a major league record by striking out his first eight batters.
  • BasketballMore>>

  • US basketball reigns in Spain, awaits Rio Olympics

    US basketball reigns in Spain, awaits Rio Olympics

    Monday, September 15 2014 12:51 PM EDT2014-09-15 16:51:20 GMT
    It feels like so long ago, though it's been only a decade.
    It feels like so long ago, though it's been only a decade.
  • USA wins basketball worlds, 129-92 over Serbia

    USA wins basketball worlds, 129-92 over Serbia

    Sunday, September 14 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-09-14 22:51:02 GMT
    Kyrie Irving made all six 3-pointers and scored 26 points, and the U.S. repeated as world champion for the first time by crushing Serbia 129-92 on Sunday in the Basketball World Cup.
    With golden confetti raining on their heads and "Party in the U.S.A" ringing in their ears, it must have been hard for the U.S. basketball players to hear anything.
  • Hawks apologize for racially charged comments

    Hawks apologize for racially charged comments

    Sunday, September 14 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-09-14 19:20:34 GMT
    The Atlanta Hawks have released an open letter of apology to the team, fans and city of Atlanta, saying the organization "did not do the right thing" to correct racially inflammatory words and innuendos.
    The Atlanta Hawks released an open letter of apology to fans and city of Atlanta on Saturday, saying the organization "did not do the right thing" to correct racially inflammatory words and innuendos "over a period of years."
  • HockeyMore>>

  • Wild Turkey maker reaches 60th year in business

    Wild Turkey maker reaches 60th year in business

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 10:37 AM EDT2014-09-10 14:37:08 GMT
    Jimmy Russell strolled into a roomful of tourists, and soon the patriarch of Kentucky bourbon was surrounded by fans, posing for pictures and autographing bottles. The man behind Wild Turkey even took a turn as...
    Jimmy Russell strolled into a roomful of tourists, and soon the patriarch of Kentucky bourbon was surrounded by fans, posing for pictures and autographing bottles. The man behind Wild Turkey even took a turn as barkeeper,...
  • AP Source: Pegulas bid $1.4 billion to buy Bills

    AP Source: Pegulas bid $1.4 billion to buy Bills

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 9:18 PM EDT2014-09-10 01:18:38 GMT
    Two people familiar with discussions have told The Associated Press that Terry and Kim Pegula's bid to buy the Buffalo Bills has been tentatively approved by members of late owner Ralph Wilson's estate.
    Buffalo Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula took a highly aggressive approach by bidding an NFL-record $1.4 billion to get the Buffalo Bills and keep them in western New York.
  • US charges stem from drug sales in Boogaard death

    US charges stem from drug sales in Boogaard death

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 8:16 PM EDT2014-09-10 00:16:39 GMT
    A former minor league hockey player was arrested Tuesday on charges he sold illegally obtained prescription painkillers to former hockey player Derek Boogaard of the New York Rangers and the Minnesota Wild before...
    A former minor league hockey player was arrested Tuesday on charges he sold illegally obtained prescription painkillers to former hockey player Derek Boogaard of the New York Rangers and the Minnesota Wild before Boogaard...
  • College Sports NewsMore>>

  • SEC dominating AP poll again

    SEC dominating AP poll again

    Sunday, September 14 2014 4:30 PM EDT2014-09-14 20:30:54 GMT
    By JOHN MARSHALL AP College Football Writer Breaking down the ballots for the AP Top 25 and wrapping up college football's third weekend.
    By JOHN MARSHALL AP College Football Writer Breaking down the ballots for the AP Top 25 and wrapping up college football's third weekend.
  • SEC with 5 teams in top 10 of AP poll

    SEC with 5 teams in top 10 of AP poll

    Sunday, September 14 2014 2:10 PM EDT2014-09-14 18:10:39 GMT
    By JOHN MARSHALL AP College Football Writer South Carolina's win over Georgia vaulted the Gamecocks 10 spots to No. 14 in The Associated Press college football poll, giving the Southeastern...
    By JOHN MARSHALL AP College Football Writer South Carolina's win over Georgia vaulted the Gamecocks 10 spots to No. 14 in The Associated Press college football poll, giving the Southeastern Conference...
  • Boston College runs over No. 9 USC 37-31

    Boston College runs over No. 9 USC 37-31

    Sunday, September 14 2014 1:42 AM EDT2014-09-14 05:42:54 GMT
    Boston College quarterback Tyler Murphy rushed for 190 yards, breaking free for a 66-yard touchdown with 3:30 to play on Saturday night as Boston College beat No. 9 Southern California 37-31 - the Eagles' first...
    Fans wearing red bandannas stormed the field in a raucous celebration of Boston College's first victory over a top 10 team in a decade.
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