• Jets' Richardson fires back at critics of him skipping OTAs

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Family comes first for Sheldon Richardson — especially over voluntary football practices. The New York Jets defensive lineman was irritated by fans critical of him skipping organized team activities earlier this week, telling them they need to relax and focus on...

  • Nationals activate reliever Casey Janssen; Solis on DL

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals activated RHP Casey Janssen and placed LHP Sammy Solis on the 15-day disabled list with left shoulder inflammation. Janssen, 33, missed the first 41 games with right shoulder inflammation. The reliever, who signed with the Nationals as a free...

  • Penske, Ganassi and Chevy dominate final Indy 500 practice

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Will Power ended the final practice session for the Indianapolis 500 up front — exactly where he doesn't want to be for most of Sunday's race. Power posted the fastest lap in Friday's hour-long session, which was free of any incidents and dominated by the...

  • Montreal Alouettes sign openly gay defensive end Michael Sam

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    MONTREAL (AP) — Michael Sam has found a pro football job. In Canada. Sam, the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL, signed a two-year contract Friday with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football league. General manager Jim Popp considered Sam's sexuality a nonissue....

  • Home fans rejoice in Lahore as Pakistan beats Zimbabwe

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan defeated Zimbabwe by five wickets in the country's first international match against a major team in six years on Friday in a stadium encircled by police and filled to capacity. The crowd of 27,000 endured frequent security checks to watch Pakistan...

  • Djokovic looms in Nadal's toughest-ever draw at French Open

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    PARIS (AP) — The tennis equivalent of climbing three mountains, just to reach the Roland Garros final. Never have the obstacles loomed so large between Rafael Nadal and another trophy on the red clay of Paris. The draw Friday could hardly have been more unkind for the nine-time...

  • US delegation to visit IOC next week for talks on Boston bid

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — Boston and U.S. Olympic leaders will travel to Switzerland next week to sound out the IOC about their struggling candidacy for the 2024 Summer Games amid a leadership shake-up at the top of the bid. The high-level American delegation will be at IOC headquarters in...

  • Ear problem knocks driver Carlos Huertas from Indy 500

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Carlos Huertas was ruled out of the Indianapolis 500 on Friday after failing a routine medical exam, and veteran driver Tristan Vautier was chosen to replace him in the No. 18 car for Dale Coyne Racing for Sunday's 99th running of the race. Dr. Terry Trammell,...

  • Bid to topple Blatter from FIFA rests with Jordanian prince

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — In soccer, the only certain winner seems to be Sepp Blatter. Every threat to him has been seen off and a stranglehold on the seat of power in the world's most popular sport has been maintained since 1998. Three men were vying to stop Blatter from winning a fifth term,...

  • FIFA scandals while Sepp Blatter has been president

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    GENEVA (AP) — FIFA has been routinely called "scandal-plagued" for much of Sepp Blatter's 17-year presidential reign. Blatter has never been implicated in personal corruption, but FIFA has often seemed relaxed about wrongdoing linked to senior officials. Ahead of Blatter's bid for a...

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