Tim Tebow heading to the Mets' Columbia Fireflies after spring training

The next installment of the Tim Tebow baseball experiment will take the former Heisman Trophy winner to South Carolina for a stint with the Columbia Fireflies, the Mets’ low Class-A affiliate in ...

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Xavier forward Sean O'Mara (54) goes up for a shot over Florida State forward Jarquez Smith (23) as Dwayne Bacon (4) watches during the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Saturday, March 18, 2017 in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

No. 11 Xavier overcomes huge setbacks to reach Sweet 16

CINCINNATI (AP) Point guard Edmond Sumner eased himself down the hallway from Xavier's practice gym on Monday using a pair of crutches to protect his surgically repaired knee. Somehow, ...

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Thomas is in lineup after missing 2 games with knee injury

BOSTON (AP) Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas is back in the starting lineup Monday after missing the past two games with a bruised right knee.

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Blake Snell throws during the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates in a spring training baseball game in Port Charlotte, Fla., Monday, March 20, 2017. (Will Vragovic/The Tampa Bay Times via AP)

Yankees shortstop Gregorius hurts shoulder, return uncertain

New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius has a bruised right shoulder, ending his time at the World Baseball Classic and leaving his status for opening day in doubt.

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D-backs send Shipley, 3 others to minor leagues

After making 11 starts for D-backs last season, Shipley heads back to Reno

FILE - In this Sept. 1968, file photo, Chicago Bears' halfback Gale Sayers runs with the ball. Relatives of Pro Football Hall of Famer Gale Sayers say the Bears legend has been diagnosed with dementia. His wife, Ardythe Sayers, tells The Kansas City Star that her 73-year-old husband was diagnosed four years ago and she blames Sayers’ football career. He played for the Bears from 1965-71 after setting records at the University of Kansas. (AP Photo/File)

Column: Another sobering reminder of the price players pay

The news seemed unimaginable, much as it might have 78 years ago when Yankees fans learned Lou Gehrig was diagnosed with the disease that would later bear his name.

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 18: (left to right) Kyle Korver #26, Kyrie Irving #2 and Lebron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers sitting out the game against the Los Angeles Clippers on March 18, 2017 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

LeBron helps design sneaker for disabled athletes

CLEVELAND (AP) LeBron James has teamed up on a special sneaker for special athletes.

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Bengals sign linebacker Kevin Minter to 1-year deal

Minter is entering his fifth season.

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Tom Brady's stolen Super Bowl jerseys returned to Patriots

Tom Brady's stolen Super Bowl jerseys are back with the New England Patriots.

Colin Kaepernick donates $50,000 to Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels has confirmed a $50,000 donation from former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Georgia ex-NFL player arrested for beating, choking girlfriend

A former NFL player was arrested for beating and choking his girlfriend while children were in their home in Sandy Springs, Ga., according to police.

Jay Glazer: Tom Brady stolen-jersey saga was 'old-school detective work'

The mystery of Tom Brady’s missing Super Bowl jersey came to a more defined conclusion this week when it was found in Mexico more than six weeks after it vanished.

Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez shot men after drink spilled at club, witness says

A former friend of ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez told the jury at Hernandez's double-murder trial Monday that he opened fire on a car because he believed two men inside had taunted him at a ...

Steelers sign RB Knile Davis, CB Coty Sensabaugh

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Steelers signed free agent running back Knile Davis and free agent cornerback Coty Sensabaugh on Monday, regrouping after missing out on coveted linebacker ...

Column: Another sobering reminder of the price players pay

The news seemed unimaginable, much as it might have 78 years ago when Yankees fans learned Lou Gehrig was diagnosed with the disease that would later bear his name.

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Dallas Green, who managed Phillies to 1st title, dies at 82

Dallas Green, the tough-talking manager who guided the Philadelphia Phillies to their first World Series championship, died Wednesday. He was 82.

Puerto Rico running low of hair dye as islanders go blond to support baseball team

Pharmacies and beauty stores across Puerto Rico are running out of hair dye as a growing number of men go blond in support of the island's baseball players who bleached their hair as a bonding ...

Tim Tebow heading to the Mets' Columbia Fireflies after spring training

The next installment of the Tim Tebow baseball experiment will take the former Heisman Trophy winner to South Carolina for a stint with the Columbia Fireflies, the Mets’ low Class-A affiliate in ...

Yankees shortstop Gregorius hurts shoulder, return uncertain

New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius has a bruised right shoulder, ending his time at the World Baseball Classic and leaving his status for opening day in doubt.

D-backs send Shipley, 3 others to minor leagues

After making 11 starts for D-backs last season, Shipley heads back to Reno

Twins' Kepler plays 2 days after scary-looking hand injury

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) Max Kepler singled in three at-bats Monday, two days after a scary-looking hand injury as the Minnesota Twins beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-2.

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Devin Booker scores 70 against Celtics, but Suns lose

The win was Boston’s third straight, and it avenged its buzzer-beater loss in Phoenix earlier this month.

'Tinderization' of NBA behind road team's success?

Players, coaches, NBA team executives suggest trend of road teams winning more frequently away from home courts at a higher rate, result of increased use of dating apps and social media, and getting ...

Shaq: 'The earth is flat'

Former NBA big-man Shaquille O'Neal comes out as an apparent flat-earther. The TNT basketball analyst backed-up Cleveland Cavaliers player Kyrie Irving's comments, that the world is not ...

Jerry Krause, Chicago Bulls' GM during 1990s dynasty, dies at 77

Jerry Krause, the Chicago Bulls' general manager during their 1990s dynasty that saw them capture six NBA championships with Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen leading the way, has died. He was 77.

76ers' Okafor out with right knee soreness

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor is sitting out Monday's game against the Orlando Magic because of soreness in his right knee.

Thomas is in lineup after missing 2 games with knee injury

BOSTON (AP) Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas is back in the starting lineup Monday after missing the past two games with a bruised right knee.

LeBron helps design sneaker for disabled athletes

CLEVELAND (AP) LeBron James has teamed up on a special sneaker for special athletes.

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Not reporting Jerry Sandusky let evil 'run wild,' prosecutor says

The failure of Penn State's former president to report child molestation accusations against Jerry Sandusky allowed evil "to run wild," prosecutors said Tuesday at the start of Graham Spanier's trial. A defense attorney accused prosecutors of trying to "criminalize a judgment call."

Lamar to begin Schultz era at North Texas

(STATS) - Mike Schultz will debut as Lamar's coach at North Texas and the Cardinals will play five home games as part of an 11-game 2017 schedule announced Monday.

Iowa opens spring workouts with new coordinator, QB question

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz will open his 19th spring camp with a new offensive coordinator who is looking for a new starting quarterback.

2 ex-officials set to testify against ex-Penn State leader

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) Two former Penn State officials who struck plea deals with prosecutors are expected to testify against ex-university president Graham Spanier at a child endangerment ...

The Latest: Ex-Penn State leaders are prosecution witnesses

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) The Latest on jury selection in the trial of Penn State's former president (all times local):

Pittsburgh hires Heather Lyke as athletic director

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh has hired Heather Lyke of Eastern Michigan as athletic director. She is the first woman to hold the job at Pitt.

QB Baker Mayfield will practice with Sooners this spring

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops says Baker Mayfield will practice this spring as the football program assesses the fallout from the quarterback's arrest in Arkansas last ...

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Cogliano's gift of a goal leads Ducks to 3-1 win over Jets

Andrew Cogliano scored late in the second period, Jonathan Bernier made 17 saves and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-1 on Friday night.

Cracknell gets 1st hat trick, Stars beat reeling Sharks 6-1

Adam Cracknell got his first hat trick in seven NHL seasons and the Dallas Stars handed the San Jose Sharks their fifth straight loss, 6-1 on Friday night.

Kucherov tips in OT winner, Lightning beat Red Wings 2-1

Nikita Kucherov scored 3:28 into overtime to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning over the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 on Friday night.

Tavares helps Islanders get past Pens in shootout

John Tavares and Anthony Beauvillier scored in the shootout to lead the New York Islanders over the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on Friday night.

Significant injuries derail playoff hopes around NHL

There's plenty of knocking on wood this time of year around the NHL as teams hope to avoid injuries that could damage their playoff hopes.

Avalanche, Senators to play 2 regular-season games in Sweden

The Colorado Avalanche and Ottawa Senators will play two games in Sweden next season, the NHL's first regular-season games in Europe since 2011.

Kings ride special teams success to 5-2 win over Jets

Drew Doughty, Marian Gaborik and Anze Kopitar each scored a power-play goal, and the Los Angeles Kings kept their slim playoff hopes alive with a 5-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night.

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Luke Lambert put Newman in position to 'guard off wolves' for Phoenix win

Lambert, crew chief of the No. 31 RCR Chevy scored his first Cup Series win in 157 races.

Column: Larson finishes 2nd again, takes over points lead

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Kyle Larson finished second at Phoenix International Raceway and then headed to the beach for a brief family vacation.

Toyota rookies shine with top-10 finishes at Phoenix

Daniel Suarez and Erik Jones each scored their first Cup Series top-10 finishes.

Brad Keselowski's No. 2 Ford fails Phoenix post-race inspection

Keselowski's team facing possible penalties that may follow this week.

Newman skips late pit stop, stuns NASCAR field in Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) Ryan Newman gambled and skipped a tire-changing pit stop to take the lead from deep in the pack and held on for the final two laps for a surprise victory in Sunday'...

Ryan Newman scores huge upset win in Camping World 500

Newman snaps 127-race winless streak by gambling late.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. says drivers will need 4 tires today

Dale Jr. took a few notes from Saturday's XFINITY race to give him an advantage today.

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Former UFC fighter War Machine found guilty on 29 of 34 charges, could face life in prison

War Machine was on trial after assaulting his ex-girlfriend Christy Mack

Miesha Tate would 'love' to make an appearance in WWE

Miesha Tate open to working with WWE in the future

Derek Brunson vs. Dan Kelly in the works for UFC's return to New Zealand

A new middleweight matchup is headed down under

Ray Borg explains why he will be the fighter to dethrone Demetrious Johnson

Ray Borg explains why he will be the fighter to dethrone Demetrious Johnson

Jimi Manuwa slams Jon Jones, has no interest in facing former champion

Jimi Manuwa took a shot at former champion Jon Jones on Saturday

Jimi Manuwa flattens Corey Anderson with vicious first round knockout in main event

Jimi Manuwa with another huge knockout to add to his resume

Gunnar Nelson wobbles Alan Jouban on the feet, chokes him out on the ground

Gunnar Nelson with a lopsided win in the co-main event from England

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Dempsey hat trick lifts US over Honduras 6-0 to rebound

Bruce Arena's return as U.S. coach reignited American confidence, and his players responded with an emphatic rebound in World Cup qualifying.

US star Lloyd quick to make her mark at Manchester City

U.S. captain Carli Lloyd did not need long to make an impact in the Women's Champions League with Manchester City.

Brazil destroys Uruguay, Argentina survives in qualifiers

Brazil was not intimidated by more than 60,000 raucous fans at the Estadio Centenario in Montevideo, beating second-place Uruguay 4-1 in South America's World Cup qualifying group to retain the ...

With fans freaking out, Arena hopes to start US rebound

A new coach is making the decisions after a pair of historically bad games.

Chris Wondolowski thankful for call-up to national team

Chris Wondolowski didn't have to travel far when he got the call to join the U.S. national team ahead of two key World Cup qualifiers.

At 0-2, Americans understand stakes in World Cup qualifying

Michael Bradley sees no reason to keep harping on that 4-0 loss at Costa Rica four months ago.

Back to the future: US World Cup veterans reunite with Arena

DaMarcus Beasley, Clint Demspey and Tim Howard were with Bruce Arena the last time the U.S. coach guided the Americans into World Cup qualifying — way back 12 years ago.

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No. 11 Xavier overcomes huge setbacks to reach Sweet 16

CINCINNATI (AP) Point guard Edmond Sumner eased himself down the hallway from Xavier's practice gym on Monday using a pair of crutches to protect his surgically repaired knee. Somehow, his team has figured out how to move on without him.

Virginia seeking more offensive solutions going forward

Virginia's Tony Bennett is facing a stinging reality.

Sunday spike: NCAA TV audiences increase for CBS, Turner

CBS Sports and Turner Sports say viewership for the first Sunday of the NCAA Tournament, which was packed with close games and marquee teams, was up 34 percent over last year's Sunday second-...

Boeheim fully intended for next year to be last at Syracuse

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Jim Boeheim says he fully intended for next year to be his last as Syracuse's basketball coach, and he never thought otherwise until Sunday.

West Virginia guards getting it done in NCAA Tournament

Just in time, West Virginia's Bob Huggins is getting the most out of his top three guards.

Oregon next obstacle for Cinderella Michigan

There are two compelling stories heading into the NCAA Tournament Midwest Region matchup between Michigan and Oregon. The Wolverines and the Ducks face off in the first of two semifinals on Thursday ...

Iowa State hits reset with Prohm firmly in control

AMES, Iowa (AP) Nearly seven years to the day he was hired, the Fred Hoiberg era is over at Iowa State.

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