• Serena Williams begins her clay season at Italy in Fed Cup

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    BRINDISI, Italy (AP) — Having learned to play on rock-hard cement in Compton, California, Serena Williams could easily be excused if she didn't like the slow, red clay courts of Europe. After all, Williams has won only two her 19 Grand Slam titles on clay. For a variety of reasons,...

  • Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel says he "let down" fans

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has expressed remorse and asked for privacy following a 10-week stay in rehab. In his first public comments since he entered a treatment facility on Jan. 28, Manziel apologized to the Browns and their fans and acknowledged he has a...

  • Study: Mario Balotelli heavily targeted on social media

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    When Mario Balotelli poked fun at Manchester United on Twitter during the team's surprising 5-3 loss to Leicester in the Premier League, the Liverpool striker would have expected some disgruntled replies. What Balotelli received, though, was a torrent of vile abuse that was beyond...

  • Sky Sox hope for a comprehensive stadium face lift

    By Brent Briggeman brent.briggeman@gazette.com -By Brent Briggeman brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    The Sky Sox are home to a new organization and, if the team's management has its way, the changes won't end there. General manager Tony Ensor said major renovations are being discussed that would expand the suite level from third base to the right field corner, completely revamp the...

  • Deal nears on outdoor game between CC, Denver

    By Joe Paisley joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    An announcement about a possible outdoor game between Colorado College and host Denver may be "coming fairly soon." Contracts and other details remain unsigned and the paperwork is complicated, especially with CC, DU, the NHL, the Colorado Avalanche and Colorado Rockies all involved....

  • Serena opens against Giorgi in Italy-US Fed Cup playoff

    Yesterday

    BRINDISI, Italy (AP) — Top-ranked Serena Williams will open against No. 36 Camila Giorgi on Saturday when the United States meets Italy in the Fed Cup playoffs. Italy captain Corrado Barazzutti made a surprise move by inserting Giorgi as his second singles player in place of the more...

  • Ukrainian fighting in and out of the ring

    Yesterday

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usyk is a man fighting both inside and outside the ring. Usyk is the reigning Olympic heavyweight gold medalist and is now trying to challenge for top pro titles, but his career has become tangled up in Ukraine's political turmoil. Since...

  • Aaron Hernandez's mom: I shared bond with victim's mother

    Yesterday

    BOSTON (AP) — The mother of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez says she shared a special bond with the mother of the man her son was convicted of killing. Terri Hernandez tells the Boston Herald (http://bit.ly/1Om6QGz ) that after the verdict was read Wednesday she...

  • Hill's double lifts Diamondbacks past Giants

    Yesterday

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Arizona second baseman Aaron Hill spent most of the game diving around on the infield dirt at AT&T Park. He ended it with a rare hit off Giants closer Sergio Romo that likely saved teammate Josh Collmenter's spot in the Diamondbacks' rotation. Hill hit a two-run...

  • Playoffs set to open without Kobe, D-Wade and more stars

    Yesterday

    MIAMI (AP) — No Kobe. No D-Wade. Not even any wild Russell Westbrook outfits. New standouts might emerge during these playoffs, but there's no arguing that there's plenty of star power missing. If jersey sales are a true measure of a player's popularity, then four of the NBA's top...

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