• Bears sign TE Zach Miller to 1-year extension

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have agreed to a one-year contract extension through 2015 with tight end Zach Miller. He spent last season on injured reserve with a foot injury after signing with the Bears. Miller played in 33 games with Jacksonville from 2009-11, catching...

  • Who's the ace? Red Sox starters want to prove they have many

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Who's the ace? It's a question the Boston Red Sox have been asked to address since Jon Lester was traded last summer and then signed a $155 million, six-year contract with the Chicago Cubs rather than return to Fenway Park. "There's only so many times you can...

  • Harvey throws to batters for 1st time since elbow surgery

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Matt Harvey drew an ovation from the crowd of 100-150 fans and high-fives from teammates after stepping off the mound Friday. The New York Mets ace threw 43 pitches to David Wright, Michael Cuddyer, Curtis Granderson and Daniel Murphy in his first time...

  • Bulls expect Derrick Rose back this season from knee surgery

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls can breathe a little easier. They expect Derrick Rose to return this season from his latest knee surgery. General manager Gar Forman said the star point guard will miss 4-6 weeks after Friday's operation to fix a medial meniscus tear in his right knee....

  • Falcons release WR Harry Douglas, G Justin Blalock

    Updated: 0 min ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have released wide receiver Harry Douglas, who was third on the team with 51 catches in 2014, and starting offensive guard Justin Blalock. The moves follow Thursday's release of running back Steven Jackson. Douglas, a third-round pick in 2008, had...

  • A look at some discriminatory incidents in Russian football

    Updated: 14 min ago

    A look at some of the incidents highlighted in the report from the Moscow-based SOVA Center and the Fare network, which helps to prosecute racism cases for European football's governing body UEFA. London-based Fare says Russian football is plagued by a racist and far-right extremist...

  • Rockies' Nolan Arenado confident he can become a star

    By Mike Cranston, Associated Press
    Updated: 20 min ago

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Nolan Arenado won't turn 24 until April and he has already collected plenty of accolades, including two Gold Gloves. The Colorado Rockies third baseman thinks he can become a star. Many agree, including his manager. But there was a Hall of Famer this week who...

  • NBA to release 'last 2 minutes' reports on crunch-time calls

    Updated: 57 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA will begin revealing whether it determined referees' crunch-time calls to be right or wrong. Starting Monday and continuing throughout the playoffs, the league will release play-by-play reports of all calls and relevant no-calls in the final minutes of close...

  • Rio Olympics: Will there be 1 flame, or 2?

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The biggest mystery at the opening ceremony of most Olympics is who lights the cauldron that holds the flame. The 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro are offering a second unknown: Will there be one flame, or two? Speaking Friday on the sidelines of the IOC executive...

  • Ravens cut defensive end Chris Canty

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Ravens have released defensive end Chris Canty, who played two seasons in Baltimore. Canty was inactive for five games last season and had three games without a tackle. He finished with 33 tackles and a half-sack in 11 starts. The 32-year-old Canty...

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