• Packers coach says team will learn from wrenching loss

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Mike McCarthy promised Wednesday to evaluate, make changes and learn from his team's gut-wrenching NFC Championship game loss to the Seattle Seahawks. The Green Bay Packers coach also delivered another promise. "Every game you compete in is a unique experience,...

  • Super Bowl advertisers aim not to offend

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Super Bowl advertisers are being careful not to offend. GoDaddy decided not to run an ad that showed a dog being sold online so as not to offend dog lovers. The Victoria's Secret angels are fully clothed in its teaser spot, at least, although they reveal more in their...

  • Redskins hire Matt Cavanaugh as QBs coach after not having 1

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have hired Matt Cavanaugh as their quarterbacks coach after going without one last season. The team announced the move Wednesday. Robert Griffin III, Kirk Cousins and Colt McCoy all started games at quarterback for the Redskins in 2014,...

  • Braves agree to $6 million, 4-year deal with Toscano

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — Cuban outfielder Dian Toscano and the Atlanta Braves have agreed to a $6 million, four-year contract The 25-year-old, a left-handed hitter, batted .356 during the 2012-13 season for Villa Clara in Cuba. His deal, announced Wednesday, includes a $1.2 million signing...

  • Doping case gives unwanted attention to Olympic host nation

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian swimming reached new heights in December when it topped the gold-medal table at the short-course world championships in Qatar. The South Americans are a growing power in the sport, and the results seemed to bode well for the host country at next year's...

  • Lawmaker again takes aim at NFL tax status

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Days before the Super Bowl, a Utah lawmaker is again sponsoring a bill that would punt the tax exemption for professional sports leagues. Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz says the National Football League and National Hockey League are for-profit businesses that earn...

  • Lynch's next scripted answer: 'You know why I'm here'

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — Marshawn Lynch found a new way to say nothing. A day after giving the same one-sentence response at Super Bowl Media Day, the Seattle Seahawks' running back had another scripted answer to any questions. "You know why I'm here," Lynch replied to every question except...

  • Hornets: Kemba Walker to miss 6 weeks after knee surgery

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets expect point guard Kemba Walker will miss a minimum of six weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee. Walker had surgery on Wednesday in New York, the team said. If Walker returns in six weeks, he'd...

  • Marlins finalize $2 million, 1-year deal with Ichiro Suzuki

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    MIAMI (AP) — Ichiro Suzuki has passed his physical and finalized a $2 million, one-year contract with the Miami Marlins. The Marlins made the announcement Tuesday night. His deal includes $2.8 million in performance bonuses based on plate appearances: $400,000 apiece for 300 and each...

  • Chicago Cubs' Ernie Banks statue moved downtown for tribute

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Ernie Banks fans got their first chance to pay their respects to the most famous and beloved Chicago Cub who ever played after the statue of the Hall of Famer was placed in a downtown plaza Wednesday. One after another, fans stopped in Daley Plaza to take photos of the...

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