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  • WTA Connecticut Open Results

    Alison Riske, United States, def. Flavia Pennetta (6), Italy, 6-1, 7-6 (3). Barbora Zahlavova Strycova, Czech Republic, def. Caroline Garcia, France, 7-5, 6-2. Magdalena Rybarikova,... Read more

  • Isner Wins In Straight Sets At Winston-Salem Open

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.— John Isner admits that he usually has a rough time in his first tournament match. After the way he bounced back in his... Read more

  • Washington Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Nationals Win 8th Straight, Beat Diamondbacks 8-1

    WASHINGTON— After three straight walk-offs, the Washington Nationals went for a cakewalk instead, scoring six runs in the third inning Tuesday night as they ran... Read more

  • WTA Connecticut Open Results

    Alison Riske, United States, def. Flavia Pennetta (6), Italy, 6-1, 7-6 (3). Barbora Zahlavova Strycova, Czech Republic, def. Caroline Garcia, France, 7-5, 6-2. Magdalena Rybarikova,... Read more

  • New York Yankees' Derek Jeter laughs prior to MLB baseball action against the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darren Calabrese)

    Jeter Takes Ice Bucket Challenge, Passes To Jordan

    NEW YORK— Derek Jeter has been doused inside the New York Yankees’ clubhouse after accepting the Ice Bucket Challenge and dishing off to Michael Jordan... Read more

  • Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams (17) catches a 14-yard pass as St. Louis Rams cornerback Marcus Roberson defends during the third quarter of an NFL preseason football game Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Scott Kane)

    Pack Rookie WR Adams Hopes To Help Replace Jones

    GREEN BAY, Wis.— After seven seasons with the Green Bay Packers, James Jones signed as a free agent this offseason with the Oakland Raiders. Some... Read more

  • U.S. Open Seeds List

    1. Novak Djokovic, Serbia 2. Roger Federer, Switzerland 3. Stanislas Wawrinka, Switzerland 4. David Ferrer, Spain 5. Milos Raonic, Canada 6. Tomas Berdych, Czech Republic... Read more

  • Vikings WR Simpson Appeals Pending 3-game Ban

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.— Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson has appealed a pending three-game suspension for a repeat violation of the NFL’s substance abuse policy... Read more

  • 49ers Sign Defensive Lineman Dorsey To Extension

    SANTA CLARA, Calif.— The San Francisco 49ers have signed injured defensive lineman Glenn Dorsey to a two-year contract extension through the 2016 season. Dorsey, 29,... Read more

  • Real Madrid's James Rodriguez from Colombia duels for the ball with Atletico Madrid's Joao Miranda from Brazil, left, during a Spanish Super Cup soccer match at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium  in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 . (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

    Real Madrid Draws 1-1 With Atletico In Super Cup

    MADRID— James Rodriguez scored in his Spanish debut as Real Madrid earned a 1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid in the first leg of the Super... Read more

  • NFL Expands Practice Squad To 10

    NEW YORK— NFL teams can carry 10 players on their practice squads for the next two seasons. The league and the players’ union agreed Tuesday... Read more

  • Steelers Bringing Back DE Brett Keisel

    PITTSBURGH— Da Beard is on his way back to ‘Da Burgh. The Pittsburgh Steelers are planning to re-sign defensive end Brett Keisel to bolster a... Read more

  • Cutler Thinks Santonio Holmes Can Be Good Fit

    LAKE FOREST, Ill.— Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler thinks wide receiver Santonio Holmes can be a possible solution for the team’s problems at the third... Read more

  • Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning talks to the media following a joint practice between the Broncos and the Houston Texans on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

    Peyton Manning: ‘Our Offense Stunk Today’

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo.— Peyton Manning was disgusted with the Denver Broncos offense after the first of three practices with the Houston Texans. “I thought our offense... Read more

  • Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning talks to the media following a joint practice between the Broncos and the Houston Texans on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

    Peyton Manning: ‘Our Offense Stunk Today’

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo.— Peyton Manning was disgusted with the Denver Broncos offense after the first of three practices with the Houston Texans. And when the five-time... Read more

  • Jets Place Rookie WR Evans On Season-ending IR

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J.— The New York Jets have placed rookie wide receiver Shaquelle Evans on season-ending injured reserve after he underwent shoulder surgery Tuesday. The... Read more

  • Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams (17) catches a 14-yard pass as St. Louis Rams cornerback Marcus Roberson defends during the third quarter of an NFL preseason football game Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Scott Kane)

    Pack Rookie WR Adams Hopes To Help Replace Jones

    GREEN BAY, Wis.— After seven seasons with the Green Bay Packers, James Jones signed as a free agent this offseason with the Oakland Raiders. Some... Read more

  • Vikings WR Simpson Appeals Pending 3-game Ban

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.— Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson has appealed a pending three-game suspension for a repeat violation of the NFL’s substance abuse policy... Read more

  • 49ers Sign Defensive Lineman Dorsey To Extension

    SANTA CLARA, Calif.— The San Francisco 49ers have signed injured defensive lineman Glenn Dorsey to a two-year contract extension through the 2016 season. Dorsey, 29,... Read more

  • NFL Expands Practice Squad To 10

    NEW YORK— NFL teams can carry 10 players on their practice squads for the next two seasons. The league and the players’ union agreed Tuesday... Read more

  • Steelers Bringing Back DE Brett Keisel

    PITTSBURGH— Da Beard is on his way back to ‘Da Burgh. The Pittsburgh Steelers are planning to re-sign defensive end Brett Keisel to bolster a... Read more

  • Cutler Thinks Santonio Holmes Can Be Good Fit

    LAKE FOREST, Ill.— Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler thinks wide receiver Santonio Holmes can be a possible solution for the team’s problems at the third... Read more

  • Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning talks to the media following a joint practice between the Broncos and the Houston Texans on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

    Peyton Manning: ‘Our Offense Stunk Today’

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo.— Peyton Manning was disgusted with the Denver Broncos offense after the first of three practices with the Houston Texans. “I thought our offense... Read more

  • Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning talks to the media following a joint practice between the Broncos and the Houston Texans on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

    Peyton Manning: ‘Our Offense Stunk Today’

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo.— Peyton Manning was disgusted with the Denver Broncos offense after the first of three practices with the Houston Texans. And when the five-time... Read more

  • Jets Place Rookie WR Evans On Season-ending IR

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J.— The New York Jets have placed rookie wide receiver Shaquelle Evans on season-ending injured reserve after he underwent shoulder surgery Tuesday. The... Read more

  • LaFell Getting Accustomed To New Home With Pats

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass.— Brandon LaFell had played with a successful quarterback when he decided to leave the Carolina Panthers in free agency. Now his quarterback is... Read more

  • Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Mohamed Sanu (12) catches a pass against New York Jets cornerback Kyle Wilson (20) in the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Tony Tribble)

    Jets’ DBs Have Chance To ‘shut People Up’

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J.— The New York Jets’ secondary is depleted, beleaguered and, most of all, motivated. Sure, the Jets’ top two cornerbacks — Dee Milliner... Read more

  • Former NFL Kicker Pleads Guilty To Criminal Damage

    TUCSON, Ariz.— Former NFL and University of Arizona kicker Max Zendejas has pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal damage involving a restaurant space he... Read more

  • FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2013, file photo, Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Corey Peters celebrates after the second half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Atlanta. Peters battled doubts about his future in the NFL after he tore his Achilles tendon late last season. Peters said Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, he also fought “a little bit of depression” following the devastating injury and the Falcons’ disappointing season. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

    Falcons’ Peters Relieved To Be Back In Practice

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga.— Corey Peters battled doubts about his future in the NFL after he tore his Achilles tendon late last season. Eight months later,... Read more

  • Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) slides down in front of Cleveland Browns outside linebacker Christian Kirksey (58) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

    Same Old Story For Redskins’ RG3: He Can’t Slide

    WASHINGTON— Robert Griffin III still can’t seem to avoid getting clobbered. The debate that was so prevalent under former coach Mike Shanahan remains under new... Read more

  • Steelers Sign Tackle Gilbert To 6-year Deal

    PITTSBURGH— The Pittsburgh Steelers and offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert have reached agreement on a new six-year contract that runs through the 2019 season. Gilbert, a... Read more

  • Former NFL Kicker Pleads Guilty To Criminal Damage

    TUCSON, Ariz.— Former NFL and University of Arizona kicker Max Zendejas has pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal damage in connection with a restaurant... Read more

  • Washington Redskins outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan sacks Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Browns Not Ready To Name Starting Quarterback

    CLEVELAND— Browns coach Mike Pettine isn’t quite ready to name his starting quarterback. Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel haven’t convinced him they deserve the job... Read more

  • Washington Redskins outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan sacks Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Browns Not Ready To Name Starting Quarterback

    CLEVELAND— Browns coach Mike Pettine has not picked his starting quarterback. Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel haven’t convinced him they deserve the job. Pettine had... Read more

  • Eagles Release Linebacker Phillips

    PHILADELPHIA— Linebacker Jason Phillips, one of the first players signed by the Philadelphia Eagles under coach Chip Kelly, was released Tuesday before he played in... Read more

  • Dawson Eager To Get Back Out Kicking After Misses

    SANTA CLARA, Calif.— Phil Dawson converted 49 of his 50 pregame kicks, even a pair of 58-yard field goals going from each direction. That’s about... Read more

  • United States men's national basketball team head coach Mike Krzyzewski, center, dines with Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen Jr., superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy, right, at Washington Hall on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in West Point, N.Y. The team was at the academy for a practice session. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Army Grad Coach K Takes USA Team to West Point

    WEST POINT, N.Y.— On the first day of classes at the United States Military Academy, he was clearly the big man on campus. In much... Read more

  • New Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer, center, fires up the crowd as he speaks at the Clippers Fan Festival on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    Steve Ballmer Debuts as LA Clippers Owner

    LOS ANGELES— Sweating, clapping and shouting until he was nearly hoarse, Steve Ballmer introduced himself to Los Angeles Clippers fans at a rally on Monday... Read more

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    Viral: Lebron James ALS Ice Bucket Challenge; Calls Out President Obama

    The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge — the national phenomenon raising awareness for Lou Gehrig’s disease, continues to trend strongly. Many big names grace the list of past... Read more

  • USA head coach Mike Krzyzewski talks with injured DeMarcus Cousins after a practice of the men's U.S. National basketball team Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, in Chicago. The U.S. team will face the Brazilian team in an exhibition game at the United Center in Chicago Saturday. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Cousins Injures Right Knee In Team USA Practice

    CHICAGO— DeMarcus Cousins had a big bag of ice on his right knee while he watched the end of Thursday’s practice. He briefly covered his... Read more

  • Injured Los Angeles Lakers player Kobe Bryant, right, sits on the end of the team bench next to Jordan Hill, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Kobe Bryant, Carlos Boozer, and LA to Open Against Houston Rockets

    NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James will play his first game since rejoining the Cleveland Cavaliers at home Oct. 30 against New York, then return... Read more

  • (AP Photo/Lori Shepler, File)

    NBA Schedule Sends LeBron To Miami For Christmas

    NEW YORK— LeBron James will play his first game since rejoining the Cleveland Cavaliers at home Oct. 30 against New York, then return to Miami... Read more

  • FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2010, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers team owner Donald Sterling watches his team play the Utah Jazz during the second half of their preseason NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. Steve Ballmer is officially the new owner of the Clippers. The team says the sale closed Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014,  after a California court confirmed the authority of Shelly Sterling, on behalf of the Sterling Family Trust, to sell the franchise.(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

    Sterling Loses Appeal to Block LA Clippers Sale

    LOS ANGELES— Donald Sterling’s latest effort to block the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was shot... Read more

  • Shelly Sterling (C) and her legal team Pierce O'Donnell (2nd R) Bob Bardaran (R) Bert Fields (L) and Los Angeles Clippers new owner Steve Ballme's lawyer Adam Streisand (2nd L) participate in a news conference after finalizing the the $2 billion sale of the Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer on August 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Ballmer's USD 2 billion purchase of the Los Angeles Clippers was finalized today, August 12. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

    Steve Ballmer Becomes Owner of LA Clippers

    LOS ANGELES — Steve Ballmer finally has an NBA outlet for his rah-rah displays of emotion as the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers... Read more

  • FILE - In this March 2, 2010,  file photo, Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer speaks in Santa Clara, Calif. Ballmer is officially the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. The team says the sale closed Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014,  after a California court confirmed the authority of Shelly Sterling, on behalf of the Sterling Family Trust, to sell the franchise.  (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file)

    Steve Ballmer Becomes Owner Of LA Clippers

    LOS ANGELES— The Clippers moved on from months of ugliness Tuesday, with Steve Ballmer officially becoming the team’s new owner in a record $2 billion... Read more

  • In this Jan. 25, 2014, photo then-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer (L) shakes hands with former NBA players Bill Russell (R) and "Downtown" Freddie Brown as Omar Lee looks on during an NCAA college basketball game between Washington and Oregon State in Seattle. Ballmer is officially the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. The team says the sale closed Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, after a California court confirmed the authority of Shelly Sterling, on behalf of the Sterling Family Trust, to sell the franchise. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

    Steve Ballmer Officially New Owner of Los Angeles Clippers

    LOS ANGELES—Steve Ballmer officially became the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday. The team said the record $2 billion sale closed after... Read more

  • FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2010, file photo, Shelly Sterling sits with her husband, Donald Sterling, right, during the Los Angeles Clippers' NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons in Los Angeles. An individual with knowledge of negotiations to sell the Clippers says Shelly Sterling has reached an agreement to sell the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion. The individual, who wasn't authorized to speak publicly, told The Associated Press on Thursday, May 29, 2014, that Ballmer and the Sterling Family Trust now have a binding agreement. The deal now must be presented to the NBA. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

    Clippers Rumors, News 2014: Sterling Appeals LA Sale

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — An appellate court caught in an extraordinary legal snafu refused Friday to consider Donald Sterling’s request to block the $2 billion... Read more

  • Andrew Wiggins, left, and Jabari Parker stop for television interviews after being selected as the top two picks in the 2014 NBA draft, Thursday, June 26, 2014, in New York. Wiggins was selected number one by the Cleveland Cavaliers and Parker was chosen number two by the Milwaukee Bucks. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Cavs, T-Wolves Roster 2014: Self Says Andrew Wiggins Wants Trade to Timberwolves

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Andrew Wiggins told Kansas coach Bill Self that he wants to be traded from Cleveland to Minnesota because the No... Read more

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    Bill Self Reveals Andrew Wiggins Wants To Be Traded To Minnesota

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Andrew Wiggins told Kansas coach Bill Self that he wants to be traded from Cleveland to Minnesota because the No. 1 overall pick... Read more

  • (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    Kevin Durant Injury? Nope, Star Not Injured, Just Tired as He Withdraws From Team USA World Cup Squad

    Kevin Durant withdrew Thursday from the U.S. national team, the biggest loss yet for a weakening American squad that will go to Spain without the leading scorer... Read more

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    Durant Withdraws From US National Team

    Kevin Durant withdrew Thursday from the U.S. national team, the biggest loss yet for a weakening American squad that will go to Spain without the... Read more

  • Byron Scott smiles as he is introduced as the successor to Mike D'Antoni as the Lakers' head coach, in a multi-year contract during a news conference in Los Angeles Tuesday, July 29, 2014.  Scott is the former head coach for New Jersey, New Orleans and Cleveland, reaching two NBA Finals with the Nets. He was the NBA's coach of the year in 2008. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

    Lakers Rumors, News 2014: Byron Scott Claims He’ll Work 16-18 Hours Per Day Next Season

    Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott said he’s planning to work about 16 to 18 hours per day next season. “If I could say... Read more

  • Knicks Rumors, News 2014: Knicks acquire Outlaw, Acy from Kings

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks acquired forwards Quincy Acy and Travis Outlaw from the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday for guard Wayne Ellington and forward... Read more

  • (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt, File)

    Cavs Roster 2014 News, Rumors: Kevin Love Traded to Cleveland Cavaliers for Andrew Wiggins?

    Two people with knowledge of the deal tell The Associated Press that Minnesota and Cleveland have agreed to a trade that will send All-Star forward Kevin Love to... Read more

  • (AP)

    NBA Trade Rumors 2014: Kevin Love and Andrew Wiggins Deal Agreed Upon by Cavs and Timberwolves, Report Says

    The Cleveland Cavaliers and Minnesota Timberwolves deal involving Kevin Love and Andrew Wiggins has been agreed in principle, sources said on Thursday. The deal has... Read more

  • (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, file)

    Greg Oden News: Former Miami Heat Player Arrested for Allegedly Punching Former Girlfriend (+Mugshot Photo)

    INDIANAPOLIS—Former No. 1 NBA draft pick Greg Oden has been arrested in Indianapolis on battery charges alleging that he punched a woman in the face. Police in the... Read more

  • The Hong Kong Women’s Junior Hockey team show their appreciation to supporters after their close 0-1 defeat by Chinese Taipei in the 4th Women’s Junior AHF Cup, at King’s Park on Sunday Aug 3, 2014. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    Hong Kong Lose-out in Women’s Junior AHF Cup Qualifier

    Singapore women’s hockey juniors beat Hong Kong (10 -0 ) in a must-win head to head match to move them into the Final of the... Read more

  • FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2014 file photo, Colorado Avalanche center Paul Stastny (26) looks on before a face off against the Philadelphia Flyers during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Denver. NHL teams can begin making deals with free agents Tuesday, July 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)

    Stastny, Iginla And Miller Sign In Flurry Of Deals

    NHL teams quickly snatched up the best players available in free agency, giving Paul Stastny, Jarome Iginla and Ryan Miller new homes in the league... Read more

  • Dustin Brown of the Los Angeles Kings, holds up the Stanley Cup trophy while riding in a parade on the 110 freeway in downtown Los Angeles, Monday, June 16, 2014. The parade and rally were held to celebrate the Los Angeles Kings' second Stanley Cup championship in three seasons. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    LA Kings Celebrate Stanley Cup With Parade, Rally

    LOS ANGELES— The offseason party is in full swing for the Los Angeles Kings. The Kings paraded the Stanley Cup through downtown Los Angeles on... Read more

  • The Los Angeles Kings pose for a picture after beating the New York Rangers in double overtime in Game 5 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final series Friday, June 13, 2014, in Los Angeles. The Kings won, 3-2. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    Crowned Again: Kings Show Incredible Resiliency in Another Stanley Cup Win

    LOS ANGELES—Winning never gets old. Two out of three is even nicer — especially for such a long-suffering franchise. And how they did it, was... Read more

  • Los Angeles Kings defenseman Alec Martinez, left, celebrates after scoring the winning goal past New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, of Sweden, during the second overtime period in Game 5 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup finals, Friday, June 13, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    LA Kings Win the Stanley Cup on Martinez’s 2-OT Goal

    LOS ANGELES—Alec Martinez scored 14:43 into the second overtime, and the Los Angeles Kings won the Stanley Cup for the second time in three years... Read more

  • New York Rangers defenseman Anton Stralman (6) reaches to save the puck from crossing the goal line as Los Angeles Kings center Jeff Carter (77) tries to score from behind New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) in the first period during Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Wednesday, June 11, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Bruce Bennett, Pool)

    Rangers Beat Kings 2–1, Stay Alive in Cup Finals

    NEW YORK— The champagne the Los Angeles Kings had ready for a coronation stayed in boxes. The New York Rangers suddenly have some life in... Read more

  • Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick (32) blocks a shot by New York Rangers right wing Mats Zuccarello (36) as Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell (33) helps defend in the second period during Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Monday, June 9, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    Kings Nearly Fit For Crown; Take 3-0 Lead Over NYR

    NEW YORK— Jonathan Quick looked right at home on the road inside Madison Square Garden. One more night like this, and the Connecticut native will... Read more

  • Members on the Los Angeles Kings, right, celebrates a game-winning goal by right wing Dustin Brown as New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, left, of Sweden, looks on in the second overtime period in Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Saturday, June 7, 2014, in Los Angeles. The Kings won 5-4.  (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    NY Rangers vs LA Kings Live Stream, TV Time, Day; Game 3 of Stanley Cup Finals Between New York, Los Angeles

    The New York Rangers will play the Los Angeles Kings at 8 p.m. ET on NBC, and a live stream is available here. The Kings lead... Read more

  • Los Angeles Kings' Dustin Brown, second from left, celebrates his game-winning goal with teammates as New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh skates at left in the second overtime period in Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Saturday, June 7, 2014, in Los Angeles. The Kings won 5-4. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    LA Kings Outlast Rangers 5–4 in Double OT

    LOS ANGELES— Captain Dustin Brown redirected Willie Mitchell’s shot 10:26 into the second overtime, and the Los Angeles Kings outlasted the New York Rangers 5-4... Read more

  • Los Angeles Kings right wing Justin Williams, right, celebrates his game winning goal as New York Rangers left wing Benoit Pouliot looks on in overtime of Game 1 in the NHL Stanley Cup Final hockey series on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, in Los Angeles.(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    Williams Puts LA Kings Past Rangers in OT Opener

    LOS ANGELES—Just over 15 minutes into the Stanley Cup finals, the Los Angeles Kings had fallen into yet another two-goal hole against the speedy New... Read more

  • Los Angeles Kings' Anze Kopitar, of Slovenia, skates past the logo of the Stanley Cup during practice for Wednesday's Game 1 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final hockey series against the New York Rangers on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, in Los Angeles.(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    NY Rangers vs LA Kings Live Stream, Schedule Date, Time; Watch Game 1 of Stanley Cup Finals

    The New York Rangers will play the Los Angeles Kings at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday on NBC and a live stream is available here. ... Read more

  • New York Rangers' Mats Zuccarello, center, of Norway, skates during practice for Wednesday's Game 1 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final hockey series against the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, in Los Angeles.(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    Rangers, LA Kings Ready for Big Stanley Cup Finish

    LOS ANGELES— Although the Los Angeles Kings and the New York Rangers have played 41 combined postseason games over the previous six weeks, they still... Read more

  • Dale Tallon talks to the media, after he was named the new General Manager of the Florida Panthers Tuesday, May 18, 2010 in Sunrise, Fla.  (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)Dale Tallon talks to the media, after he was named the new General Manager of the Florida Panthers Tuesday, May 18, 2010 in Sunrise, Fla.  (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

    NHL Rumors: Draft and Trade Talks; Blackhawks, Panthers, Sabres, Red Wings, Penguins

    NHl rumors are flying ahead of the draft later this month, and include trade talks as well. Let’s check out some of the latest ones... Read more

  • Anze Kopitar of the Los Angeles Kings and Brad Richards of the New York Rangers prepare to take a face-off in Los Angeles on Oct. 7, 2013. (Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

    New York Rangers Take On Los Angeles Kings: Hollywood Hockey on a Broadway Stage

    All of the Hollywood story lines are not out of Los Angeles this year but New York instead. With the Kings and Rangers meeting for... Read more

  • New York Rangers' Mats Zuccarello, of Norway, skates past the logo of the Stanley Cup during practice for Wednesday's Game 1 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final hockey series against the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, in Los Angeles.(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    NHL Playoffs Bracket, Schedule, Picture, Standings: Carcillo’s Suspension for 6 Games

    NEW YORK (AP) — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman cut Daniel Carcillo’s suspension from 10 games to six, meaning the New York Rangers enforcer could play in the... Read more

  • Los Angeles Kings' Drew Doughty, left, is congratulated by Anze Kopitar, of Slovenia, after scoring against the Chicago Blackhawks during the second period of Game 4 of the Western Conference finals of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs on Monday, May 26, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    Stanley Cup Preview: Kings Should Roll

    Before we start, here it is: The Kings will roll over the Rangers. It hardly mattered in that sense — but only in that sense... Read more

  • Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford, right, blocks a shot by Los Angeles Kings right wing Marian Gaborik during the second period of Game 6 of the Western Conference finals of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs in Los Angeles, Friday, May 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    10 Things to Watch in Stanley Cup Finals

    The Stanley Cup finals will be a coast-to-coast matchup featuring teams within the nation’s largest TV markets: New York and Los Angeles. It looks like... Read more

  • Los Angeles Kings celebrate after defeating Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 in the overtime period in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Sunday, June 1, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    NHL Playoffs: Picture, Bracket, Standings, Schedule; LA Kings vs NY Rangers in Stanley Cup Final

    A capsule look at the Stanley Cup between the New York Rangers and the Los Angeles Kings: SO FAR: New York beat Philadelphia in seven games, rallied from... Read more

  • DELETES REFERENCE TO TOFFOLI SCORING THE GOAL - Los Angeles Kings center Tyler Toffoli, left, celebrates the game winning goal with center Jarret Stoll (28) as they pass Chicago Blackhawks center Marcus Kruger (16) during the overtime period in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Sunday, June 1, 2014, in Chicago. The Kings won 5-4 in the overtime. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Kings Beat Blackhawks 5-4 In OT In Game 7

    CHICAGO— Alec Martinez scored at 5:47 of overtime, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 in Game 7 of the Western Conference... Read more

  • Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews, left, battles Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar for the puck during first period of Game 6 of the Western Conference finals of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs in Los Angeles. Friday, May 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Chicago Blackhawks vs LA Kings Live Stream, TV Time; Watch Game 7; NY Rangers Practice

    The Chicago Blackhawks will play the Los Angeles Kings for Game 7 at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday and a live stream is available here... Read more

  • Washington Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Nationals Win 8th Straight, Beat Diamondbacks 8-1

    WASHINGTON— After three straight walk-offs, the Washington Nationals went for a cakewalk instead, scoring six runs in the third inning Tuesday night as they ran... Read more

  • New York Yankees' Derek Jeter laughs prior to MLB baseball action against the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darren Calabrese)

    Jeter Takes Ice Bucket Challenge, Passes To Jordan

    NEW YORK— Derek Jeter has been doused inside the New York Yankees’ clubhouse after accepting the Ice Bucket Challenge and dishing off to Michael Jordan... Read more

  • FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2013, file photo, Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals in Cleveland. The right-hander became a free agent on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, after the club exercised his $8 million club option for next season and Jimenez voided it. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

    Orioles Move Jimenez To Bullpen

    CHICAGO— Manager Buck Showalter said Tuesday before the Orioles’ game against the Chicago White Sox that starter Ubaldo Jimenez is moving to the bullpen. With... Read more

  • Detroit Tigers pitcher David Price, right, greets former teammate, Tampa Bay Rays' Ben Zobrist, before a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Price was traded from the Rays to the Tigers on July 31. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

    Tigers LHP Price Returns To Tropicana Field

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— David Price admits it’s going to be tough to pitch against his old pals. The former AL Cy Young winner returned to... Read more

  • Pittsburgh Pirates centerfielder Andrew McCutchen was the centerpiece of the postseason-bound Pirates. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

    Pirates OF McCutchen Ready To Play

    PITTSBURGH— Pirates star Andrew McCutchen expects to come off the disabled list when he is eligible to return on Tuesday. McCutchen pronounced himself “good to... Read more

  • Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Dan Haren throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Dodgers’ 7-2 Loss Completes Brewers’ Sweep

    LOS ANGELES— The Dodgers were trying to avoid getting swept in a three-game series for the first time this season. Dan Haren was attempting to... Read more

  • A security guard keeps an eye on things outside Gate D at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. If the Boston Red Sox are able to win the baseball World Series at at the stadium, police and city officials want to make sure fans celebrate responsibly. Boston holds a 3-2 lead over the St. Louis Cardinals with Game 6 and if necessary Game 7 scheduled at Fenway for Wednesday and Thursday nights. Police plan to put extra patrols on duty to guard against any unruly celebrations. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Old Time Baseball: Part One: Ball Parks

    With apologies to the great poet Robert Frost, the game was ours before we were the game’s. And the game goes on decade after decade... Read more

  • Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz celebrates his two-run home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros in Boston, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Big Papi Hits 400th Career HR In Red Sox Uniform

    BOSTON— David Ortiz has become the third player in Boston Red Sox history to hit 400 home runs with the team. Ortiz connected in the... Read more

  • New York Yankees designated hitter Derek Jeter hits an RBI-single off Tampa Bay Rays closer Jake McGee to drive in the go-ahead run during the ninth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Yankees defeated the Rays 3-2. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)

    Rays Beaten By Jeter And Yankees 3-2

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon takes no solace in losing when it’s Derek Jeter getting the key hit against his team... Read more

  • Rob Manfred, chosen to be the next MLB commissioner, speaks at the owners' meeting at the Hyatt Regency in Baltimore on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. The owners voted for him to replace Bud Selig when Selig retires in January. (Kevin Richardson/Baltimore Sun/MCT via Getty Images)

    Manfred Given Mandate to Manage MLB Changes

    BALTIMORE — Kenesaw Mountain Landis is remembered for throwing out the Black Sox, Ford Frick for an asterisk, and Bowie Kuhn for squabbles with players... Read more

  • Major League Baseball Chief Operating Officer Rob Manfred, center, smiles after team owners elected him as the next commissioner of Major League Baseball during an owners quarterly meeting in Baltimore, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

    Rob Manfred Elected Next MLB Commissioner

    BALTIMORE— Rob Manfred was elected baseball’s 10th commissioner Thursday, winning a three-man race to succeed Bud Selig and given a mandate by the tradition-bound sport... Read more

  • Texas Rangers' Yu Darvish of Japan works against the Boston Red Sox in the third inning of a baseball game, Friday, May 9, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    Yu Darvish on DL With Inflammation in Right Elbow

    ARLINGTON, Texas— Yu Darvish will miss at least a couple of starts for the Rangers because of right elbow inflammation. Texas placed its ace from... Read more

  • Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig speaks at the 2014 Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities World Series luncheon, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, in Grapevine, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    Selig Eager to Step Aside and Introduce Successor

    BALTIMORE— Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig is looking forward to writing a book, teaching history and taking it easy when he retires this winter... Read more

  • Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander heads into the dugout after giving up four runs to the Chicago White Sox in the fourth inning of a baseball game Thursday, July 25, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Tigers P Verlander Has Right Shoulder Inflammation

    PITTSBURGH— Justin Verlander’s sore right shoulder will likely force him to miss at least one start, the latest setback for the reeling Detroit Tigers. Detroit... Read more

  • Baltimore Orioles' Manny Machado greets teammates in the dugout after scoring on a sacrifice fly ball by Nelson Cruz in the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    Orioles 3B Machado Leaves With Right Knee Injury

    BALTIMORE— Orioles third baseman Manny Machado hurt his right knee in a game against the New York Yankees and was helped off the field. Batting... Read more

  • Toronto Blue Jays' Melky Cabrera singles against the Detroit Tigers during the first inning of a baseball game on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, in Toronto.  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jon Blacker)

    Blue Jays Beat Tigers 6-5 In 19-inning Marathon

    TORONTO— As fans filed out of Rogers Centre following the longest game in Toronto Blue Jays history, Lionel Richie’s “All Night Long” played over the... Read more

  • New York Yankees' Derek Jeter tries to beat the throw after hitting a ground ball to first base during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, in New York. Jeter, who needs one more hit to move past Honus Wagner for sixth place on the all-time career hit list, was thrown out on the play. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

    Derek Jeter Passes Honus Wagner On Career Hit List

    NEW YORK— Derek Jeter has passed Honus Wagner on the career hits list with 3,431, getting an infield single in the sixth inning Saturday against... Read more

  • In this photo provided by ESPN, Anthony Bosch, center, is escorted by Drug Enforcement Administration officials in Weston, Fla., Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. The owner of a now-defunct Florida clinic was charged Tuesday with conspiracy to distribute steroids, more than a year after he was accused of providing performance-enhancing drugs to New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez and other players. Federal court records show Bosch is charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute testosterone. (AP Photo/ESPN Outside the Lines, Andrew Lockett) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Clinic Owner Tied to MLB Scandal to Plead Guilty

    MIAMI— The former clinic owner accused of selling performance-enhancing drugs to Alex Rodriguez has agreed to plead guilty in what prosecutors called a wide-ranging conspiracy... Read more

  • Masahiro Tanaka is attempting to rehab his torn ligament while avoiding surgery. (Elsa/Getty Images)

    Yanks’ Tanaka Plays Catch, Pineda Feels Strong

    NEW YORK— Masahiro Tanaka took a very small step toward returning to the New York Yankees’ rotation, playing a pain-free game of catch. Tanaka made... Read more

  • Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutchen, left, scores a run as Arizona Diamondbacks' Miguel Montero arrives late for a tag attempt during the eighth inning of a baseball game on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Andrew McCutchen Responds to Getting Hit by Arizona Diamondbacks Pitcher Randall Delgado

    PHOENIX—Andrew McCutchen had plenty to say about being hit by a pitch squarely in the lower middle of his back in the ninth inning with his team... Read more

  • FILE - In this Aug, 3, 2014, file photo, Florida head football coach Will Muschamp fields questions from the media during an NCAA college football Media Day, in Gainesville, Fla. Coaches often say they are always on the hot seat. That might be true, but some seats are hotter than others. A few coaches in high-profile positions heading into 2014 very much in need of winning records and quality victories. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin, File)

    Top 6 Coaches on the Hot Seat Entering 2014

    The coaching career of a college football head coach is often short, but over-paid. Last season, the coaching carousel saw major powers USC and Texas... Read more

  • FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2014, file photo, Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly talks to the media at the beginning of fall practice in South Bend, Ind. Notre Dame says it is investigating "suspected academic dishonesty" involving several students, including four members of the football team. The school released a statement Friday, Aug. 15 saying it has notified the NCAA and that because of potential NCAA violations the four players are being held out of practice and completion until the conclusion of the investigation and the university honor code process. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond, File)

    Kelly: No Change Needed In How Notre Dame Recruits

    SOUTH BEND, Ind.— Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly on Saturday dismissed talk that he needs to do a better job of recruiting players who are... Read more

  • The Iron Bowl, featuring the Alabama Crimson Tide (L) against the Auburn Tigers here seen in this November 30, 2013 photo, is annually one of the best games of the college football season. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

    Six Best College Football Saturdays This Season

    Everybody’s talking about them. Yet no coach dares mention them for fear of “looking ahead.” They’re the biggest games of the fast-approaching season. Alabama’s Nick... Read more

  • Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota runs with the ball during an NCAA college football game against Tennessee in Eugene, Ore. Mariota and the Ducks face Washington. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes, File)

    Six Heisman Contenders After Winston

    For the second straight season, the reigning Heisman winner is just a sophomore and for the second straight season season that sophomore, Florida State’s Jameis... Read more

  • FILE - In this July 24, 2014, file photo, Stanford head coach David Shaw takes questions at the 2014 Pac-12 NCAA college football media days in Los Angeles. Nobody might have been happier when the Pac-12’s preseason media poll picked Oregon to win the North Division than Stanford coach Shaw and his players. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

    Stanford Still Expects Great Things in 2014

    STANFORD, Calif.— It’s possible no one was happier when the Pac-12′s preseason media poll picked Oregon to win the North Division than Stanford coach David... Read more

  • Andrew Wiggins

    Wiggins Deflects Questions About Trade to Wolves

    TORONTO— When training camp begins in October, he’ll be trying to block and deflect shots in the NBA. On Monday, No.1 overall draft pick Andrew... Read more

  • Alabama Coach Nick Saban discusses the signing day successes of 2014, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at the Mal Moore Athletic Facility in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/The Birmingham News, Vasha Hunt)

    Alabama Hoping For Another Powerful Rebound

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala.— Reeling from a loss that ended Alabama’s national championship hopes during the 2008 season, the Crimson Tide followed up with a shaky Sugar... Read more

  • USC receiver Nick Jones throws the ball during practice. (Jeff Blake/The State/MCT via Getty Images)

    Things to Know about NCAA Antitrust Ruling

    A federal judge has ruled that some college athletes can receive payments when they leave school for the rights to their names, images and likenesses,... Read more

  • FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2010, file photo, former UCLA basketball player Ed O'Bannon Jr. sits in his office in Henderson, Nev. A federal judge ruled Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 that the NCAA can't stop college football and basketball players from selling the rights to their names and likenesses, opening the way to athletes getting payouts once their college careers are over.  (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)

    Judge Rules Against NCAA In O’Bannon Case

    A federal judge has ruled that the NCAA can’t stop college football and basketball players from selling the rights to their names and likenesses, opening... Read more

  • NCAA President Mark Emmert gestures while speaking at NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. The NCAA Board of Directors overwhelmingly approved a package of historic reforms Thursday that will give the nation's five biggest conferences the ability to unilaterally change some of the basic rules governing college sports. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

    NCAA Board Hands 5 Biggest Conferences More Power

    INDIANAPOLIS— The biggest schools in college sports are about to get a chance to make their own rules. Up first is likely finding a way... Read more

  • Kentucky guard Andrew Harrison reacts during the first half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game against Connecticut Monday, April 7, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Harrison Twins Have Unfinished Kentucky Business

    LEXINGTON, Ky.— Kentucky guards Aaron and Andrew Harrison feel they have unfinished business with the Wildcats and want to become better college players. So now... Read more

  • Texas head coach Charlie Strong gives a hook 'em horns hand gesture to demonstrate student celebrating rules for his athletes while speaking to the media at the Big 12 Conference NCAA college football media days in Dallas, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. (AP Photo)

    Charlie Strong Addresses Dismissals and Suspensions of Desmond Harrison, Daje Johnson, Josh Turner

    AUSTIN, Texas—New Texas coach Charlie Strong opened his first Longhorns training camp with a tough message for his players: break the rules and there will be consequences. Strong announced... Read more

  • Florida State garnet running back Freddie Stevenson (23) slips the tackle of gold squad's Nick Waisome, left, and avoids Terrance Smith, right, as he scores a touchdown in the first half of an NCAA college spring football game on Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon)

    College Football Rankings 2014: Florida State on Top of Coaches Poll

    Defending national champion Florida State is ranked No. 1 in the preseason Amway coaches’ poll. Florida State received 1,543 overall points and earned 56 of a possible... Read more

  • In this Sept. 26, 2009, photo, Florida's Matt Patchan (R) looks on as Florida quarterback Tim Tebow lies on the turf after being sacked and would later be hospitalized with a concussion. The parties in a class-action head injury lawsuit against the NCAA that deals with concussion issues announced a settlement in a filing in federal court in Chicago on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke)

    NCAA More Savvy Than We Thought in Court

    Amazingly, they’ve almost made it through what looked like a most difficult summer in court. And with it a growing realization that maybe the people... Read more

  • FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2004 file photo, Bloomington High School running back Adrian Arrington tries to clear a pile of Providence Catholic defenders during the Class 6A championship football game in Champaign, Ill. Arrington, who later went on to play at Eastern Illinois in Charleston, is the lead plaintiff in a class-action head injury lawsuit working its way through federal court in Chicago. The NCAA and the plaintiffs announced a settlement on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. (AP Photo/ Stephen Haas, File)

    NCAA Settles $70 Million Head-Injury Suit, Proposes New Safety Policy

    CHICAGO—The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes... Read more

  • In this Sept. 7, 2013 file photo, Stanford head coach David Shaw, center, runs onto the field with his team before an NCAA football game against San Jose State in Stanford, Calif. At a time when the NCAA collegiate model is being questioned, critiqued and reconstructed, Stanford players are cashing in on a one-of-a-kind resource provided by the football office as about 50 to 70 work as paid interns in the offseason as part of “The 12th Man Summer Jobs Program,” which connects players with employers. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

    Stanford Football’s Summer School Like No Other

    STANFORD, Calif.—Stanford is not like most other football programs. For most major college football programs, summer is a time for players to load up on... Read more

  • This Jan. 1, 2014 file photo shows South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier thanking fans for their support after winning 34-24 in the Capital One Bowl NCAA college football game against Wisconsin in Orlando, Fla. Spurrier starts his 10th season with the Gamecocks with higher expectations than ever before. His team was picked to win the Southeastern Conference Eastern Division and the cagey Spurrier thinks it might be his best chance to claim another league crown. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

    Spurrier Says Gamecocks are ‘Close’ to Being Title Contender

    BLYTHEWOOD, S.C. — It was was a huge rebuild when he took over at South Carolina and most thought, with Steve Spurrier’s resume, he’d be... Read more

  • FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2009 file photo, Penn State coach Joe Paterno smiles as he walks the field before an NCAA college football game against Minnesota in State College, Pa. The family of the late coach will be joined by former players and others connected to Penn State in a lawsuit that seeks to overturn the NCAA’s strict sanctions against the football program for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. Paterno family lawyer Wick Sollers says the 40-page suit will be filed Thursday, May 30, 2013, in state court in Centre County, home of Penn State’s main campus. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

    Paterno Son, Other Former Assistant Sue Penn State

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa.—A son of late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno has sued the university over his dismissal from its coaching staff two years... Read more

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    Cat Conti: Facebook Photos and Info About ‘Lady Ref’

    The Big 12 Conference has assigned a female official to work one of its games for the first time in league history. Commissioner Bob Bowlsby... Read more

  • FILE - In this April 6, 2014, file phot, NCAA President Mark Emmert answers a question at a news conference in Arlington, Texas. Testifying in a landmark antitrust lawsuit filed against his organization, Emmert said Thursday, June 19, 2014, he believes there is a clear difference between the proposal to pay athletes a few thousand more dollars a year and giving them the equivalent of a salary. Emmert's testimony came in a much-anticipated appearance as the NCAA tries to convince U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken that its system of so-called amateurism is not anti-competitive and is the best model for regulating college sports. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

    Emmert Paid $1.7 Million As NCAA Revenues Increase

    INDIANAPOLIS— NCAA President Mark Emmert received $1.707 million in compensation in 2012-13, a year in which the governing body turned a $32 million profit. The... Read more

  • Real Madrid's James Rodriguez from Colombia duels for the ball with Atletico Madrid's Joao Miranda from Brazil, left, during a Spanish Super Cup soccer match at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium  in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 . (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

    Real Madrid Draws 1-1 With Atletico In Super Cup

    MADRID— James Rodriguez scored in his Spanish debut as Real Madrid earned a 1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid in the first leg of the Super... Read more

  • FILE - In this July 6, 2014 file photo, Colombia's coach Jose Pekerman, from Argentina, holds a Colombian flag as the team parades before supporters as they are welcomed home from the World Cup, in Bogota, Colombia, following their loss to Brazil in the quarterfinals. Colombia's Football Federation announced on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 that Pekerman will stay on as coach for the national selection. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara, File)

    Pekerman Extends Contract With Colombia Until 2018

    BOGOTA, Colombia— Colombia coach Jose Pekerman has signed a contract extension that will keep him with the team until 2018. The Colombian soccer federation says... Read more

  • FC Barcelona's Luis Suarez, from Uruguay, attends a press conference of his presentation at the Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Barcelona unveiled Suarez on Tuesday, an event delayed for over five weeks since his transfer from Liverpool due to his latest suspension for biting an opponent at the World Cup. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

    Suarez Pledges To Not Bite Again With Barcelona

    BARCELONA, Spain— Luis Suarez is ready to put his biting days behind him. The Barcelona striker was officially presented to fans on Tuesday at an... Read more

  • Russia Resists Demands To Cut Number Of Stadiums

    MOSCOW— Russia is resisting demands from FIFA to reduce the number of stadiums for the 2018 World Cup from 12 to 10. FIFA President Sepp... Read more

  • Barcelona's Luis Suarez, from Uruguay, controls the ball during the Joan Gamper trophy friendly soccer match against Leon at the Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

    Suarez Pledges To Not Bite Again With Barcelona

    BARCELONA, Spain— Luis Suarez says Barcelona’s fans needn’t worry— he won’t bite again. Barcelona unveiled Suarez on Tuesday, an event delayed for over five weeks... Read more

  • Russia Resists Demands To Cut Number Of Stadiums

    MOSCOW— The Russian sports minister says the country is resisting demands from FIFA to reduce the number of stadiums for the 2018 World Cup from... Read more

  • Chelsea's Diego Costa, right, celebrates with teammate Andre Schurrle after scoring against Burnley during their English Premier League soccer match at Turf Moor Stadium, Burnley, England, Monday Aug. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

    Chelsea Beats Burnley 3-1 In Premier League

    BURNLEY, England— Diego Costa scored just 17 minutes into his debut and Cesc Fabregas had two assists as Chelsea opened its Premier League campaign with... Read more

  • Neymar Nominates Zuniga In Ice Bucket Challenge

    SAO PAULO— Neymar took part in the ice bucket challenge and called on the player who fractured his back at the World Cup to keep... Read more

  • Rwanda Disqualified For Player With 2 Identities

    CAIRO— Rwanda has been thrown out of the African Cup qualifying competition for using a player with “two identities.” The Confederation of African Football says... Read more

  • Silva Scores Twice, United Tops Rapids 4-2

    WASHINGTON— Luis Silva scored twice to help D.C. United beat the Colorado Rapids 4-2 on Sunday night. United (12-7-4) opened the scoring in the 11th... Read more

  • Silva Scores Twice, United Tops Rapids 4-2

    WASHINGTON— Luis Silva scored twice to help D.C. United beat the Colorado Rapids 4-2 on Sunday night. United (12-7-4) opened the scoring in the 11th... Read more

  • Gylfi Sigurdsson of Swansea City celebrates scoring the game-winning goal agaubst Manchester United at Old Trafford on August 16, 2014 in Manchester, England. (Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

    Opening Weekend in English Premier League a Big Opportunity for Underdogs

    Try not to read too much into the first weekend of the English Premier League season. The season is a marathon, not a sprint. This... Read more

  • ASU Women’s Soccer Falls To Memphis In Exhibition

    JONESBORO, Ark.— The Arkansas State women’s soccer team ended its exhibition season with a 4-0 loss to Memphis at the A-State Soccer Complex. Memphis took... Read more

  • Chivas USA, Whitecaps Play To A 0-0 Draw

    CARSON, Calif.— Dan Kennedy earned his fourth shutout of the season to lift Chivas USA to a 0-0 draw with the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday... Read more

  • Akindele Scores 3 Goals, FC Dallas Beat SJ 5-0

    SANTA CLARA, Calif.— Rookie Tesho Akindele scored three goals and Fabian Castillo added two in FC Dallas’ 5-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes on... Read more

  • Akindele Scores 3 Goals, FC Dallas Beat SJ 5-0

    SANTA CLARA, Calif.— Rookie Tesho Akindele scored three goals and Fabian Castillo added two in FC Dallas’s 5-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes on... Read more

  • Akindele Scores 3 Goalsm FC Dallas Beat SJ 5-0

    SANTA CLARA, Calif.— Rookie Tesho Akindele scored three goals and Fabian Castillo added two in FC Dallas’s 5-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes on... Read more

  • Dwyer Scores Twice; Sporting FC Beats Toronto 4-1

    KANSAS CITY, Kan.— Dom Dwyer scored his 15th and 16th goals of the season, converting two penalty kicks in Sporting Kansas City’s 4-1 victory over... Read more

  • Ridgewell Gives Timbers 1-1 Draw At New England

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass.— Liam Ridgewell scored his first career MLS goal for Portland in the Timbers’ 1-1 tie with the New England Revolution on Saturday night... Read more

  • Crew Say Goodbye To Donovan, Beat Galaxy 4-1

    COLUMBUS, Ohio— Justin Meram and Ethan Finlay scored in the first half to lead the Columbus Crew to a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles... Read more

  • WTA Connecticut Open Results

    Alison Riske, United States, def. Flavia Pennetta (6), Italy, 6-1, 7-6 (3). Barbora Zahlavova Strycova, Czech Republic, def. Caroline Garcia, France, 7-5, 6-2. Magdalena Rybarikova,... Read more

  • Isner Wins In Straight Sets At Winston-Salem Open

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.— John Isner admits that he usually has a rough time in his first tournament match. After the way he bounced back in his... Read more

  • WTA Connecticut Open Results

    Alison Riske, United States, def. Flavia Pennetta (6), Italy, 6-1, 7-6 (3). Barbora Zahlavova Strycova, Czech Republic, def. Caroline Garcia, France, 7-5, 6-2. Magdalena Rybarikova,... Read more

  • U.S. Open Seeds List

    1. Novak Djokovic, Serbia 2. Roger Federer, Switzerland 3. Stanislas Wawrinka, Switzerland 4. David Ferrer, Spain 5. Milos Raonic, Canada 6. Tomas Berdych, Czech Republic... Read more

  • FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2013, file photo, Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller watches from the sidelines as Ohio plays against Florida A&M during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game in Columbus, Ohio. Miller, among the top contenders for the Heisman Trophy, reportedly reinjured his throwing shoulder during practice. The report about the two-time Big Ten offensive player of the year comes with just more than two weeks before the No. 5 Buckeyes open the season. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

    Miller’s Injury Sting Big Ten’s Playoff Hopes

    This is bigger than the Buckeyes. Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller is done for the season because of a shoulder injury. The senior needs surgery... Read more

  • Robredo Upset At Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.— Tommy Robredo became the first high seed eliminated at the Winston-Salem Open, falling to France’s Nicolas Mahut 6-1, 7-6 (7-0) in the second... Read more

  • Anderson Wins In 3 Sets Vs. Mannarino

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.— South Africa’s Kevin Anderson had to overcome a shaky second set Tuesday to beat France’s Adrian Mannarino 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 in the second... Read more

  • American Riske Upsets Pennetta In New Haven

    NEW HAVEN, Conn.— American Alison Riske upset sixth-seeded Italian Flavia Pennetta 6-1. 7-6 (3)Tuesday in the second round of the Connecticut Open, the final tuneup... Read more

  • Miami Open New Name For Key Biscayne Tennis

    MIAMI— It’s not uncommon for the top stars in tennis to refer to South Florida’s premier tournament simply as Miami, even though that has never... Read more

  • Roger Federer, from Switzerland, celebrates after defeating David Ferrer, from Spain, 6-3, 1-6, 6-2, in a final match at the Western and Southern Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

    Past US Open Champs Djokovic, Federer Seeded 1-2

    NEW YORK— Top-ranked Novak Djokovic is seeded No. 1 for the U.S. Open, and five-time champion Roger Federer is No. 2, meaning they could meet... Read more

  • Miami Open New Name For Key Biscayne Tennis

    MIAMI— South Florida’s biggest tennis tournament is being renamed. The annual event on Key Biscayne will be known for the next five years as The... Read more

  • Rafael Nadal of Spain lifts the US Open Championship trophy as he celebrates winning the 2013 US Open. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

    Nadal Won’t Defend U.S. Open Title Because of Wrist

    Reigning champion Rafael Nadal pulled out of the U.S. Open because of an injury for the second time in three years Monday, leaving Novak Djokovic... Read more

  • Ukraine-Belgium Davis Cup Playoff To Be In Estonia

    LONDON— The Davis Cup playoff between Ukraine and Belgium will be held at a neutral venue in Estonia because of security issues in Kiev. The... Read more

  • Wozniacki Rallies For Win At New Haven

    NEW HAVEN, Conn.— Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark rallied to defeat Timea Bacsinszky 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 Monday night in the first round at the Connecticut Open... Read more

  • Querrey Beats Riba In 1st Round Of Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.— Sam Querrey didn’t play his best tennis Monday — except when it counted. Querrey got two key services breaks to beat Spain’s Pere... Read more

  • Wozniacki Rallies For Win At New Haven

    NEW HAVEN, Conn.— Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark rallied to defeat Timea Bacsinszky 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 Monday night in the first round at the Connecticut Open... Read more

  • Querrey Beats Riba In 1st Round Of Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.— Sam Querrey didn’t play his best tennis Monday — except when it counted. Querrey got two key services breaks to beat Spain’s Pere... Read more

  • Bouchard Rolls Past Jovanovski At New Haven

    NEW HAVEN, Conn.— Eugenie Bouchard of Canada needed only 52 minutes to beat Serbia’s Bojana Jovanovski 6-1, 6-1 Monday in the first round of at... Read more

  • Goffin Upsets Melzer In 1st Round At Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.— Belgian qualifier David Goffin extended his winning streak to 23 matches Monday when he beat defending champion Jurgen Melzer of Austria 6-3, 6-4... Read more

  • Goffin Upsets Melzer In 1st Round At Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.— Belgian qualifier David Goffin extended his winning streak to 23 matches Monday when he beat defending champion Jurgen Melzer of Austria 6-3, 6-4... Read more

  • Ivan Basso of Cannondale chats with future teammate Rafal Majka of Tinkoff-Saxo during Stage One of the 2014 USA Pro Challenge on August 18, 2014 in Aspen, Colorado. (Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

    Ivan Basso Follows Peter Sagan to Tinkoff-Saxo Cycling Team

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  • Nairo Quintana of Movistar on his way to winning the nineteenth stage of the 2014 Giro d'Italia, a 27km Individual Time Trial. (Bryn Lennon—Velo/Getty Images)

    Quintana, Valverde Co-Leading Movistar at Vuelta a España

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  • Alberto Contador (L) rides in the pack during the Stage Seven of the 101st edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 11, 2014. (Jeff Pachoud/AFP/Getty Images)

    Alberto Contador Contesting Stage Wins in the Vuelta

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  • Chris Froome of Team Sky receives medical attention after being crashing early in Stage Four of the 2014 Le Tour de France on July 8, 2014 in Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, France. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

    Chris Froome to Lead Team Sky in Vuelta a España

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  • 2014 Tour de France cycling race winner Italy's Vincenzo Nibali, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, celebrates on the podium in Paris, France, Sunday, July 27, 2014. Left is Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

    Tour de France Winners List: Vincenzo Nibali Joins List With 2014 Win (+Story)

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  • Italy's Vincenzo Nibali, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, crosses the finish line of the twentieth stage of the Tour de France cycling race, an individual time-trial over 54 kilometers (33.6 miles) with start in Bergerac and finish in Perigueux, France, Saturday, July 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

    Italian Vincenzo Nibali Set to Win Tour de France With 2 Frenchmen on Podium

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  • Stage winner Vincenzo Nibali of Italy, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, celebrates on the podium of the 18th stage of the Tour de France. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

    Nibali Wins Stage 18, Closes In On Tour Victory

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  • Tejay van Garderen of the U.S., far right, climbs Portet-d'Aspet pass during the sixteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 237.5 kilometers (147.6 miles) with start in Carcassonne and finish in Bagneres-de-Luchon, France, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

    Tejay van Garderen: Tour de France Stage 16 Sees United States Cyclist Lose Time

    BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France–”Riding in his 10th Tour de France, three-time world champion Michael Rogers of Australia finally got his first stage victory in cycling’s greatest race... Read more

  • Italy's Vincenzo Nibali crosses the finish line ahead of Peter Sagan of Slovakia, left, and Belgium's Greg van Avermaet to win the second stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 201 kilometers (124.9 miles) with start in York and finish in Sheffield, England, Sunday, July 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

    Tour Leader Nibali: Always Been a ‘Flag- Bearer’ Against Doping

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  • The pack rides in a downpour during the fifteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 222 kilometers (137.9 miles) with start in Tallard and finish in Nimes, France, Sunday, July 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

    Tour De France Stage 16 Route Map, Video Preview, Start Time, TV Channel, Live Stream

    The 2014 Tour de France restarts on Tuesday, July 22 after the second and last rest day. The cycling competition is nearing the end with... Read more

  • Team Astana with overall leader Italy's Vincenzo Nibali, second left with the Italian flag on his jersey, trains on the second rest day of the Tour de France cycling race in Lignan-sur-Orb, southern France, Monday, July 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

    Tour de France 2014 Dates: Remaining Schedule, Route Maps, and Finish Date

    The Tour de France picks back up on July 22 after a rest day following Stage 15. There are three mountain stages in a row,... Read more

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    Cyclists in The Tour de France Use Acupuncture To Stay in Top Form

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  • Alexander Kristoff crosses the finish line to win the twelfth stage of the Tour de France. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

    Kristoff Wins 12th Tour Stage, Nibali Keeps Lead

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  • Italy's Vincenzo Nibali rides with his Astana teammates in the pack during the 161.50 km tenth stage of the 101st edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 14, 2014 between Mulhouse and La Planche des Belles Filles ski resort, eastern France. (Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty Images)

    Tour De France Winners 2014: Talansky’s Tenacity Pulls Through Stage 11

     OYONNAX, France (AP) — Sitting on a roadside guard rail, wincing and rubbing his lower back, Andrew Talansky looked ready to quit the Tour de France in the middle of Stage... Read more

  • Race leader Vincenzo Nibali of Italy and the Astana Pro Team puts on his rain jacket during the seventh stage of the 2014 Tour de France, a 235km stage between Epernay and Nancy, on July 11, 2014 in Nancy, France. (Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

    The Science Behind Tour de France’s Hide-and-Seek Tactics

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  • Italy's Vincenzo Nibali rides in the pack during the 161.50 km tenth stage of the 101st edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 14, 2014 between Mulhouse and La Planche des Belles Filles ski resort, eastern France. (Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty Images)

    Tour de France 10th Stage: Nibali Excels as Contador Crashes, Breaks Bone

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  • Spain's Alberto Contador (L) gestures when talking to Kazakhstan's Maxim Iglinskiy (R) during the ceremonial procession prior to the start of the eighth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 161 kilometers (100 miles) with start in Tomblaine and finish in Gerardmer, France, Saturday, July 12, 2014. Center rear in black is Australia's Richie Porte. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

    Tour de France Heads Into Mountains for Stage 8

    TOMBLAINE, France—The Tour de France left the flats of northern France on Saturday for three days of up-and-down riding in the Vosges mountains. The 161-kilometer... Read more

  • One of the many bicycles painted yellow to be seen around Yorkshire before and during the UK Grand Depart of the Tour de France. (Epoch Times)

    Tour de France Rides Through City of Cyclists

    As Tour de France bicyclists set off in the late morning through cheering crowds of sunny spectators in the north of England on Saturday July... Read more

  • Chris Froome of Team Sky receives medical attention after being involved in a crash early in the race during Stage Four of the Tour de France. Froome crashed twice in Stage Five and was forced to abandon. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

    Defending Champion Chris Froome Abandons Tour de France

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  • Britain's Christopher Froome, foreground, and his main mountain helper Richie Porte of Australia, rear, ride during a training ahead of the Tour de France cycling race in Leeds, Britain, Thursday, July 3, 2014. The Tour de France will start on Saturday July 5th in Leeds, and finishes in Paris on Sunday July 27th. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

    Tour De France Champion Chris Froome Hurts Wrist

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  • Jeff Gordon sprays champagne after his victory in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway. (AP Photo/Bob Brodbeck)

    Gordon Races To First Win At Michigan Since 2001

    BROOKLYN, Mich.— It had been 13 years since Jeff Gordon’s last victory at Michigan — which came during the same season as his most recent... Read more

  • Jeff Gordon (24) races Kevin Harvick during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 auto race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Gordon Races to 1st Win at Michigan Since 2001

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  • In this July 12, 2013, photo NASCAR driver Tony Stewart speaks at a press conference prior to NASCAR practice at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H. Stewart is skipping a second straight Sprint Cup race, and it is not clear when the NASCAR star might return after he struck and killed a driver at a dirt-track race in New York last weekend. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter)

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  • In this Feb. 18, 1979, photo Bobby Allison holds race driver Cale Yarborough's foot after Yarborough kicked him following an incident on the final lap final lap of the Daytona 500 in Daytona Beach, Fla. NASCAR added a rule on Aug. 15, 2014, ordering drivers to not approach the track or moving cars after accidents. "Really, we're formalizing rules that have been there," Robin Pemberton, NASCAR's vice president of competition and racing development, said at Michigan International Speedway. "It's reminders that take place during drivers meetings with drivers about on-track accidents. (AP Photo/Ric Feld)

    NASCAR Bars Drivers From Exiting Cars After Wrecks

    BROOKLYN, Mich.—Even Jimmie Johnson has a temper — one that was on display long before he became a six-time champion and one of NASCAR’s most... Read more

  • This June 28, 2014 photo provided by Empire Super Sprints, Inc., shows sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr., at the Merrittville Speedway in Thorold, Canada. Ward was killed Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 at the Canandaigua Motorsports Park in Central Square, N.Y., when the car being driven by Tony Stewart struck the 20-year-old who had climbed from his crashed car and was on the darkened dirt track trying to confront Stewart following a bump with Stewart one lap earlier. (AP Photo/Empire Super Sprints, Inc.)

    Ward Crafted Reputation As Wheelman Before Death

    PORT LEYDEN, N.Y.— Kevin Ward Jr. was crafting a reputation as a wheelman, the kind of driver who could race vehicles on any track without... Read more

  • Action Express won its third TUSC race and stretched their points lead at the Continental Tire Road Race Showcase from Road America Sunday afternoon. (Halston Pitman/MotorSportsMedia)

    Action Express Wins TUSC Road America Race; Risi Ferrari Takes GTLM Victory

    Action Express drivers Christian Fittipaldi and Joao Barbosa won their third race of the inaugural Tudor United Sports Car Championship season and stretched their points... Read more

  • AJ Allmendinger is congratulated by team owners Roger Penske and Richard Childress.

    AJ Allmendinger Provides A Lift On Tragic Weekend For NASCAR

    After a horrifying tragedy Saturday night and another frightening crash the following afternoon, NASCAR and the racing world needed a lift Sunday afternoon. It got... Read more

  • Left: Tony Stewart stands in the garage during practice for a NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Darlington Speedway in Darlington, S.C. on April 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn) Background: This image provided by Logan Messerly shows ambulances on the scene at Canandaigua Motorsports Park on Saturday Aug. 9, 2014 in Canandaigua, N.Y. Authorities are investigating a serious crash that injured one person at a New York dirt track where Tony Stewart was racing on the eve of a NASCAR race. (AP Photo/Logan Messerly)

    NASCAR’s Tony Stewart Hits, Kills Driver on NY Track

    CANANDAIGUA, N.Y.—NASCAR driver Tony Stewart struck and killed a sprint car driver who was walking on a dirt track during a race in upstate New... Read more

  • Jeff Gordon celebrates in 1998 championship.

    Jeff Gordon Having Another Championship-Caliber Season

    If you haven’t heard by now, Dale Earnhardt Jr. is in the midst of his best season in a decade, furthered by his win Sunday... Read more

  • Sam Hornish Jr., driver of the #12 Penske Truck Rental Ford, leads Matt Kenseth, driver of the #18 Reser's Toyota, during the NASCAR Nationwide Series Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond International Raceway on September 6, 2013 in Richmond, Virginia. (Jerry Markland/Getty Images)

    Next Up in NASCAR: Female Crew Chiefs?

    It was difficult to turn on a sportscast Tuesday or Wednesday without hearing about the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs hiring Becky Hammon as an assistant... Read more

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Pocono Raceway, Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    National Guard Ending Sponsorship of NASCAR and IndyCar

    CHARLOTTE, N.C.—The National Guard is ending its sponsorship of both NASCAR’s most popular driver and one of the most recognizable names in IndyCar. It’s not... Read more

  • Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone gestures as he arrives for his trial in the regional court in Munich, southern Germany, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. German prosecutors said Tuesday that they will accept dropping the bribery case against Ecclestone in exchange for a US dollar 100 million payment by the Formula One boss, and judges were considering whether to close his trial. Ecclestone went on trial at the Munich state court in late April on charges of bribery and incitement to breach of trust — which could, if he were convicted, carry a sentence of up to 10 years in prison. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

    How Did F1′s Ecclestone Buy His Way Out of Bribery Charges?

    BERLIN—Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone’s departure from a Munich court with a fleeting “bye-bye” after having bribery charges dropped in exchange for an enormous $100... Read more

  • Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone leaves the regional court in Munich, southern Germany, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. German prosecutors said Tuesday that they will accept dropping the bribery case against Ecclestone in exchange for a US dollar 100 million payment by the Formula One boss, and judges were considering whether to close his trial. Ecclestone went on trial at the Munich state court in late April on charges of bribery and incitement to breach of trust — which could, if he were convicted, carry a sentence of up to 10 years in prison. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

    Ecclestone Pays German Court $100 Million to End Bribery Trial

    MUNICH—A German court on Tuesday dropped the bribery case against Bernie Ecclestone after the Formula One chief agreed to make a $100 million payment, ending... Read more

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Pocono Raceway, Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Earnhardt Win Completes Season Sweep At Pocono

    LONG POND, Pa.— Dale Earnhardt Jr. traded hats, waited for his cue, and flashed three fingers for the cameras. That’s one for every win. The... Read more

  • Scott Dixon of New Zealand, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara Chevrolet, celebrates after winning the Verizon IndyCar Series Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 3, 2014 in Lexington, Ohio. (Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

    Dixon Goes From Last to First to Win Fifth Career IndyCar Race at Mid-Ohio

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  • Helio Castroneves, of Brazil, leads Simon Pagenaud, of France, on a lap during qualifying for Sunday's IndyCar Honda Indy 200 auto race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Tom E. Puskar)

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    Gobowling.com 400: Time, Lineup, Odds, Qualifying Results, TV and Live Stream for NASCAR Race

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  • Brad Keselowski celebrates his win in the NASCAR Nationwide series auto race at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa, Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Justin Hayworth)

    Keselowski Wins NASCAR Nationwide Race In Iowa

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  • Jeff Gordon celebrates by kissing the bricks after winning the NASCAR Brickyard 400 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, July 27, 2014.  (AP Photo/Robert Baker)

    Indianapolis Speedway Officials Seek New Ways to Attract Fans

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  • Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet, celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Crown Royal Presents The John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 27, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

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