• Orioles shortstop Hardy likely to begin season on DL

    Updated: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — Baltimore Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy will likely begin the season on the disabled list because of a strained left shoulder. Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Monday that he was optimistic that Hardy wouldn't miss much time. The three-time Gold Glove...

  • Jameis Winston working to leave off-field problems behind

    Updated: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jameis Winston has spent much of the past two months crisscrossing the nation, sharpening his quarterback skills and trying to convince NFL teams he's learned from mistakes made off the field and ready to become the face of a franchise. A lot of his effort was...

  • Raiders re-sign free agent defensive lineman C.J. Wilson

    Updated: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have re-signed free agent defensive lineman C.J. Wilson. The team announced the deal Monday. Wilson joined Oakland last offseason and became a part of the team's defensive line rotation. He started seven games and recorded 22 solo tackles,...

  • Venus Williams beats Wozniacki to reach Miami Open quarters

    Updated: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Basking in her latest victory, a beaming Venus Williams stood near her changeover chair launching autographed balls into the stands, steering her shots with body English and applauding the fans who scrambled for the souvenirs. For Williams, tennis is still...

  • Arizona makes 6 roster moves as spring training winds down

    Updated: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks have optioned right-handers Allen Webster and A.J. Schugel and left-hander Matt Reynolds to Triple-A Reno. The Diamondbacks also reassigned outfielder Nick Buss, infielder Walter Ibarra and left-hander Dan Runzler to minor league camp....

  • Utah State hires Tim Duryea as men's basketball coach

    Updated: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah State has hired Tim Duryea as it new men's basketball coach. Athletic director Scott Barnes announced the promotion for the longtime assistant coach on Monday. The 50-year-old Duryea succeeds Stew Morrill, who retired after the season. Duryea has been an...

  • Falcons fined, lose draft pick for pumping in fake noise

    Updated: 14 min ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — In the midst of two losing seasons, the Atlanta Falcons tried to pump up the noise. It's going to cost them. The NFL announced Monday that it had fined the team $350,000, stripped away a draft pick and suspended team president Rich McKay from the league's powerful...

  • McGraw appreciates Notre Dame women's run more than ever

    Updated: 14 min ago

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — It would be easy to forgive Muffet McGraw if she started taking Final Four appearances for granted. After all, the Notre Dame women's coach has become a regular of sorts on college basketball's biggest stage — reaching her fifth straight Final Four with a 77-68...

  • Ramsey: Air Force's Frank Serratore plots return to college hockey mountaintop

    By DAVID RAMSEY david.ramsey@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    When Frank Serratore awakens each morning, he thinks about the clear goal for his hockey future. His program is struggling, and this truth crashes into his thoughts the instant he opens his eyes to the new dawn. Don't worry. He's not depressed. He's determined. He's struggled with...

  • Former All-Star closer Chris Perez released by Brewers

    Updated: 29 min ago

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Brewers have released Chris Perez, ending the former All-Star closer's bid for a setup job in the Milwaukee bullpen. The 29-year-old right-hander was with the Brewers on a minor league contract. He was released after Milwaukee's 7-0 loss on Sunday night to...

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