Falcons owner Blank to have surgery for prostate cancer

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank is planning surgery for what he says is a treatable form of prostate cancer.

Blank said in a statement posted on the team website on Tuesday he was diagnosed...

Tanaka making progress after offseason elbow surgery

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, coming back after arthroscopic surgery to remove a bone spur from his right elbow last October, has thrown off a bullpen mound.

Yankees pitching...

Rafael Palmeiro's son, Orioles agree to minor league deal

BALTIMORE (AP) — A son of former Orioles star Rafael Palmeiro has agreed to a minor league contract with Baltimore.

Patrick Palmeiro, a 26-year-old third baseman, played last season for Sugar Land of the...

Senators get Phaneuf from Maple Leafs in 9-player trade

General manager Lou Lamoriello plans to exhaust the alphabet from A to Z to improve the Toronto Maple Leafs. His latest move was trading the man who has worn the "C'' on his chest for the past six...

Joel Peralta and Mariners agree to minor league contract

SEATTLE (AP) — Relief pitcher Joel Peralta has agreed to a minor league contract with the Seattle Mariners and will report to big league spring training.

The 39-year-old right-hander has spent parts of 11...

Tennis umpires banned over corruption; 4 officials suspended

LONDON (AP) — Two tennis umpires have been banned and four others are under investigation for corruption, authorities said Tuesday.

The sanctions were confirmed by the International Tennis Federation in...

Titans release veteran safety Michael Griffin after 9 years

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have released safety Michael Griffin after nine seasons in their first step toward improving their secondary.

The Titans announced the move Tuesday.

A...

Kenya planning on track for Rio Olympics; No Zika boycott

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya is preparing as planned for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics while also monitoring the outbreak of the Zika virus in Brazil, the official in charge of the country's team said...