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  • Winston, Florida State rally to beat Louisville

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — If trailing Auburn by 18 last season in the BCS Championship game didn't shake Florida State, a 21-0 first-half deficit to Louisville surely wasn't going to, either. Thanks to another remarkable comeback by the Seminoles and quarterback Jameis Winston, their...

  • Knicks spoil James' homecoming, 95-90

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James shot miserably. His passes were errant. He didn't look good doing much other than tossing powder in the air. His homecoming was horrendous. "I didn't press," James said, dismissing nerves as a factor. "I didn't do much." James struggled from the start...

  • NCAA denies Georgia's appeal of Gurley suspension

    Updated: 15 min ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — The NCAA upheld its four-game suspension of Georgia tailback Todd Gurley on Thursday night, ending the school's final hope of having its biggest star in uniform for Saturday's game against Florida. In a statement released Thursday night, the NCAA's student-athlete...

  • Sandoval, Shields among 121 free agents

    Updated: 44 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball's business season began Thursday when 121 players become free agents, a group that includes Pablo Sandoval, Michael Morse, Jake Peavy, Sergio Romo and Ryan Vogelsong of the World Series champion San Francisco Giants. James Shields, Nori Aoki and Jason Frasor...

  • Padres decline Josh Johnson's $4 million option

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres have declined right-hander Josh Johnson's $4 million option for 2015. Johnson didn't throw a pitch for the Padres in 2014 while making $8 million. He suffered an elbow injury during spring training and underwent reconstructive surgery. Johnson...

  • Cubs decline option on Fujikawa

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have declined their option for next season on reliever Kyuji Fujikawa, making him eligible for free agency. The option was for $5.5 million with a $500,000 buyout. A longtime closer in Japan, the right-hander signed with the Cubs before the 2013 season...

  • Orioles exercise options on Chen and O'Day

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Orioles have exercised a $4.75 million option on left-hander Wei-Yin Chen and a $4.25 million option on right-hander Darren O'Day. Chen, 29, was 16-6 with a 3.54 ERA in 31 starts, setting a career best for wins. He had 54 starts in the past two seasons, two shy of...

  • AP source: Hardy's appeal trial postponed

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy's domestic violence appeal trial set for Nov. 17 has been postponed until after the NFL season, a person familiar with the situation said Thursday night. The person said the new trial date has not been set. The person told The...

  • MacKinnon scores twice, Avs shut out Islanders

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    DENVER — Nathan MacKinnon scored his first two goals of the season and Semyon Varlamov stopped 40 shots for his 14th NHL shutout, lifting the Colorado Avalanche to a 5-0 win over the New York Islanders on Thursday night. MacKinnon, the 19-year-old reigning rookie of the year, has...

  • Von Miller bounces back from ACL surgery

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    ENGLEWOOD — Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller has officially returned to his old form. He's been named the NFL's AFC Defensive Player of the Month for the second time in his career. The other time was in November 2012 when Miller was in the midst of a franchise record 18 1-2-sack...

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