NFL teams get jump start on franchise tags

Published Feb. 27 2017

Le'Veon Bell, Chandler Jones and Kawann Short didn't have to wait until Wednesday's deadline to get franchise tagged.

Pelicans searching for right plan with Cousins in fold

Published Feb. 27 2017

METAIRIE, La. (AP) - As Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins hoisted up extra shots near one another after practice, Pelicans...

Steelers sign Brown to new deal, place franchise tag on Bell

Published Feb. 27 2017

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert stressed earlier this month one of the team's biggest goals during...

Mets minor leaguer Tebow hits 9 homers in batting practice

Published Feb. 27 2017

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) - Tim Tebow quickly got into the swing of spring training, hitting nine home runs...

Stars acquire Greg Pateryn from Canadiens for Jordie Benn

Published Feb. 27 2017

DALLAS (AP) - The Dallas Stars have acquired defenseman Greg Pateryn and a 2017 fourth-round pick from the Montreal Canadiens...

Maple Leafs acquire Brian Boyle from Lightning

Published Feb. 27 2017

The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired forward Brian Boyle in a trade with the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday.

Tebow learns from Jacksonville neighbor Daniel Murphy

Published Feb. 27 2017

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) - After struggling in the Arizona Fall League last year, New York Mets prospect Tim...

Knicks waive Brandon Jennings, lose Joakim Noah to surgery

Published Feb. 27 2017

NEW YORK (AP) - Brandon Jennings is gone and Joakim Noah is headed for knee surgery.

UConn still No. 1 in AP women's poll; rest of top 5 shuffles

Published Feb. 27 2017

NEW YORK (AP) - UConn remains the No. 1 team in The Associated Press women's basketball poll while the rest...

Kansas moves to No. 1 in AP poll, Villanova 2nd, UCLA 3rd

Published Feb. 27 2017

Kansas, which won a record 13th consecutive Big 12 regular-season title, is the new No. 1 in The Associated Press...

Goal-line technology may have ended PSV's Dutch title hopes

Published Feb. 27 2017

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - After PSV Eindhoven goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet made the save, he made a costly mistake.

Russian athletes fight back against doping, state control

Published Feb. 27 2017

MOSCOW (AP) - A group of Russian track and field athletes want to beat dopers with science and show that...


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Party Time! Outlaw, Smoke, Gronk turn Daytona 500 into bash

Published Feb. 27 2017

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The Outlaw, Smoke and Gronk turned the Daytona 500 into party central.

Pat Riley says Magic Johnson will win with the Lakers

Published Feb. 27 2017

MIAMI (AP) - Pat Riley has never doubted Magic Johnson, and isn't about to start now.

Fowler joins friends in winning and extends youth movement

Published Feb. 27 2017

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - Golf's youngest and biggest stars keep winning.

Griffin scores 43, Clippers hold off Hornets 124-121 in OT

Published Feb. 26 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Blake Griffin scored a season-high 43 points and Chris Paul had 15 points and 17 assists...

Westbrook scores 41 in triple-double as Thunder top Pelicans

Published Feb. 26 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Russell Westbrook scored 41 points in his 29th triple-double of the season to help the Oklahoma...

Nicklaus says Woods' status is puzzling

Published Feb. 26 2017

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - Jack Nicklaus says he was "painting a picture" when he suggested after a practice...

Indians, Cubs tie 1-all in 1st matchup since World Series

Published Feb. 26 2017

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Danny Salazar breezed through his first outing for the Cleveland Indians. No extra adrenaline from facing...

Fowler finally makes it easy in Honda Classic victory

Published Feb. 26 2017

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - Rickie Fowler made it interesting Sunday for as long as it took him to...

After cup win, Mourinho hopes Ibrahimovic stays at United

Published Feb. 26 2017

LONDON (AP) - Six months into their first seasons at Manchester United, Jose Mourinho and Zlatan Ibrahimovic have collected their...


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Top 25 REWIND: Top-ranked Gonzaga to fall after loss to BYU

Published Feb. 26 2017

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Top-ranked Gonzaga had an undefeated regular season in its sights, facing a 20-point underdog in the...

Injured Milos Raonic withdraws, Sock wins Delray Beach Open

Published Feb. 26 2017

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Top-seeded Milos Raonic has withdrawn from the Delray Beach Open final because of a hamstring...