• Approaching 'last call' for NHL GMs to tweak rosters

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    David Poile made an impressive splash on the NHL trade market earlier this month. The Nashville Predators general manager knows better than to make any assurances he's done altering his NHL-leading lineup. "I can say to you right now, I don't feel like I'm going to make any trades,"...

  • McIlroy misses the cut at Honda Classic

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Rory McIlroy's road to the Masters hit a speed bump Friday in the Honda Classic. He missed the cut. McIlroy made only one birdie in the rain at PGA National, and three bogeys on his last four holes led to a 4-over 74. The cut officially will not be made...

  • Russian soccer stadiums a throwback to 1980s England

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    Watching a football match in Russia often carries echoes of the grim era of hooliganism in 1980s Britain. There are crumbling stadiums, sparse crowds, clashes between hardcore fans and police, and despite a recent ban, often a pervasive smell of cigarette smoke. Also, as shown Friday...

  • Receivers Hartline and Gibson released by Dolphins

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Dolphins released two receivers Friday, and neither was Mike Wallace. While the team continued to weigh its options regarding the disgruntled Wallace, they parted with Brian Hartline and Brandon Gibson, who combined for 21 starts last year. Neither move was a...

  • Braves OF Melvin Upton to miss rest of spring with injury

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Atlanta Braves outfielder Melvin Upton is expected to miss the rest of spring training because of inflammation in his left foot. The team announced Upton's condition Friday after he underwent an X-ray and MRI exam. Upton's foot will be placed in a short leg...

  • Indians' Moss making strides as he recovers from hip surgery

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — As he works on his potent swing, Brandon Moss is also testing his patience this spring. Acquired in a December trade from Oakland to bring more power to Cleveland's lineup, the All-Star from last season has been making solid progress as he recovers from hip...

  • Bush: Borders less secure if Congress cuts off DHS dollars

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was skeptical of some conservatives' efforts to block funding for the Department of Homeland Security unless President Barack Obama's immigration actions are derailed. Bush, who is weighing a presidential bid, told party activists...

  • Well-educated 'Jihadi John' no surprise to experts

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    PARIS (AP) — The profile of "Jihadi John," the university-educated Londoner whose masked face is emblematic of the grisly executions by the Islamic State group, is vastly different from that of the marginalized men who carried out terror attacks in France and Denmark. That comes as no...

  • Debate rages over color of dress photographed in rare light

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    It's the dress that's beating the Internet black and blue. Or should that be gold and white? Friends and co-workers worldwide are debating the true hues of a royal blue dress with black lace that, to many an eye, transforms in one photograph into gold and white. Experts are calling...

  • Testimony: Several Hernandez texts are missing from phone

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Texts and phone records shown to jurors Friday in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez showed that several messages he exchanged with a co-defendant before the killing were deleted from his phone. Evidence presented to the...

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