• 15-year-old American CiCi Bellis advances at Miami Open

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Precocious amateur CiCi Bellis says she's ready to take on the best of the pros — Serena Williams. Bellis, a 15-year-old American who made a big splash at last year's U.S. Open, advanced Friday to a potential third-round match against Williams by beating...

  • Column: Is Kentucky the greatest college team ever? Might be

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    With every dominating win — we're up to 37-0 — it becomes more and more apparent that Kentucky really isn't competing against the remaining teams in the NCAA Tournament. History is the opponent now. Are these Wildcats better than the 1956 San Francisco Dons featuring Bill Russell and...

  • Indians send RHP Danny Salazar to minors

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Danny Salazar's spring didn't go the way he or the Cleveland Indians hoped. He's going back to the minors — again. The Indians optioned the right-hander to Triple-A Columbus on Friday, ending his shot at winning one of the club's two open spots in the starting...

  • Notre Dame eyes history, shot at upsetting No. 1 Kentucky

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Beware, Kentucky. That little leprechaun looms. The pristine season, the presumed NCAA championship, the aura of invincibility and every other plaudit being thrown at the so-good-they're-scary Wildcats are all at great risk. There's a proven giant-killer waiting....

  • Mariners reliever David Rollins suspended 80 games

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Seattle Mariners reliever David Rollins was suspended for 80 games on Friday for the use of performance-enhancing drugs. Major League Baseball announced Rollins' suspension, saying he tested positive for Stanozolol, a synthetic anabolic steroid. Rollins will not...

  • Panthers claim OT Martin off waivers; sign Boykin

    Updated: 1 min ago

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers spent Friday looking to upgrade their depth on offense. Carolina claimed offensive tackle Jonathan Martin off waivers from San Francisco and signed free wide receiver Jarrett Boykin from Green Bay. The 6-foot-5, 315 Martin was the primary victim in...

  • Area products Jenn Urbaniak and Kassady Huffman still plan on playing basketball for Air Force

    By SCOTT KANIEWSKI scott.kaniewski@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    While Air Force continues its search for a new women's basketball coach, whoever steps in will still have two area players committed to playing for the Falcons. On March 10, Air Force announced it would not renew Andrea Williams' contract. Williams went 22-128 over five seasons. Nine...

  • White Sox claim pitcher Kyle Drabek off waivers from Toronto

    Updated: 47 min ago

    MESA, Ariz. (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have claimed pitcher Kyle Drabek off waivers from Toronto. The White Sox made the move Friday. Drabek spent most of 2014 at Triple-A Buffalo. He made two appearances with Toronto, working three scoreless innings. Over parts of five seasons...

  • Durant to have another surgery, miss rest of season

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — NBA MVP Kevin Durant will miss the rest of the season and have bone graft surgery next week to treat a fractured bone in his right foot. The Oklahoma City Thunder had said last week he likely would be shut down for the season. The team was trying to figure out why...

  • Vikings, cornerback Terence Newman agree to contract

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings and cornerback Terence Newman have agreed to terms on a one-year contract worth as much as $2.5 million, including $750,000 guaranteed, that will reunite the veteran with coach Mike Zimmer for his 13th NFL season. The Vikings announced the deal...

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