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

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    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...

  • A look at some discriminatory incidents in Russian football

    Updated: 4 hr 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: 5 hr 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...

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

    Updated: 6 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: 6 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...

  • Adam Wainwright may miss Cardinals' season opener

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Adam Wainwright won't pitch in exhibition games until mid-March because of his abdominal strain, a delay that could prevent the St. Louis Cardinals ace from starting the major league season opener at the Chicago Cubs on April 5.' Wainwright was hurt Monday while...

  • Colts' Luck to join NFL players, celebrities on USO trip

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck will join his coach, two other football players and a small group of celebrities on a future overseas USO trip. USO officials said Friday that details are not being disclosed for security reasons. Joining Luck will be...

  • Sabathia throws 41 pitching during 3rd bullpen session

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — CC Sabathia threw 41 pitches during his third bullpen session at spring training. The 34-year-old left-hander was hobbled by a degenerative cartilage problem in his right knee last season and didn't pitch after May 10. He had surgery in July. "No problems,"...

  • This week's prep schedule (Feb. 23-28)

    THE GAZETTE preps@gazette.com -
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    This week's high school sports schedule for the Pikes Peak region. MONDAY, FEB. 23 No Games TUESDAY, FEB. 24 GIRLS' BASKETBALL Vanguard at St. Mary's, 6 p.m. TBA at Manitou Springs, 6 p.m. Rangeview at Palmer, 7 p.m. Doherty at Bear Creek, TBD WEDNESDAY, FEB. 25...

  • Buffalo engineers seek to build better NFL schedule

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Two industrial engineering students at the University at Buffalo decided to see if they could build a fairer NFL schedule. It added up to a tougher challenge than anticipated. After more than year of coding, number-crunching and a few failures along the way, Kyle...

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