• Hope Solo could be left off US World Cup roster

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Goalkeeper Hope Solo faces the possibility of being left off the American roster for this year's Women's World Cup if she fails to complete tasks set for her by the U.S. Soccer Federation, which may include alcohol counseling. The 33-year-old was suspended for 30 days last Wednesday...

  • No. 13 North Carolina beats Syracuse 93-83 for 7-1 ACC start

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Just about everything worked for No. 13 North Carolina against Syracuse's zone defense — once the Tar Heels stopped throwing the ball away. Brice Johnson had 15 of his 17 points after halftime and UNC shot 55 percent to beat Syracuse 93-83 on Monday night....

  • Wilson's 18 lead No. 1 South Carolina to 79-61 victory

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina showed again how those waiting for the Gamecocks to crack under the pressure of No. 1 might have a while to go. Freshman A'ja Wilson scored 18 points, defending Southeastern Conference player of the year Tiffany Mitchell added 16 points and Alaina...

  • Kobe Bryant to have shoulder surgery, likely out for season

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Kobe Bryant will have surgery Wednesday on his torn right rotator cuff, likely ending his 19th season with the Los Angeles Lakers. Bryant seriously aggravated a lingering shoulder ache while dunking last week in New Orleans. The star guard and the Lakers...

  • Patriots owner makes strong defense of team

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft demanded an apology from the league once the Patriots are found to be not guilty of breaking any rules regarding using under-inflated footballs in the AFC championship game. A conclusion Kraft is certain will occur. In an...

  • Rams notify St. Louis they'll go year-to-year on dome lease

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Rams took a step toward a possible move back to the West Coast, notifying the city's Convention and Visitors Commission on Monday that they intend to shift to a year-to-year lease agreement for their use of the Edward Jones Dome. The CVC, which operates...

  • Manfred hopeful of A's getting new ballpark in Oakland

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — New baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred is optimistic the Athletics will be able to get a new ballpark in Oakland. The A's have been blocked from building a stadium in San Jose, which is in Santa Clara County, a territory of the San Francisco Giants. A month after the...

  • Manfred knows he'll get hit as commish _ his name is on ball

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Rob Manfred knows he'll get pounded now that he's baseball commissioner — his name is printed in blue script on the sweet spot between the seams of every big league ball. "Probably good if I get hit hard," he said, smiling and laughing, during an interview with The...

  • Beeston will remain Blue Jays president through 2015 season

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    TORONTO (AP) — The Blue Jays say Paul Beeson will remain as team president through the end of this season. Rogers Communications, which owns the team, announced Monday that Beeston signed a contract extension with the club and plans to retire at the end of the season. Beeston's...

  • Hornets' Walker to undergo surgery on knee; return unclear

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Hornets announced Monday that Kemba Walker will undergo surgery to repair a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee. The team said in a press release that a timeline for his recovery will be determined following surgery on Wednesday in New York. Walker, 24,...

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