National Sports

Sources: Steelers thought they'd reach long-term deal with Le'Veon Bell by deadline

Aug 18, 2017

LATROBE, Pa. -- The Pittsburgh Steelers believed they were close to securing a long-term contract with Le'Veon Bell as July's franchise-tag deadline ran down, but the star running back declined the team's offer, sources told ESPN. …

Nationals' Max Scherzer to miss start Friday with another neck issue

Aug 18, 2017

Two-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer?has been scratched by the Washington Nationals?from his Friday night start at San Diego with a neck issue. Scherzer, 12-5 with a 2.25 ERA and 220 strikeouts, left a start and then sat ou…

Red Sox owner John Henry feels Yawkey Way evokes racist past

Aug 18, 2017

Boston Red Sox owner John Henry has wanted the city to change the name of Yawkey Way for a while, and the current political climate might provide the right timing. Henry told the Boston Herald?that he is "haunted" by th…

NBA players vote Russell Westbrook as MVP for 2016-17 season

Aug 18, 2017

NBA players agree that Russell Westbrook is the Most Valuable Player for the 2016-17 season.? The National Basketball Players Association released the results of the players' votes for 14 individual awards and Teammate of the Year for 30 …

Rich Rodriguez being sued by former agency for breach of contract

Aug 18, 2017

Arizona football coach Rich Rodriguez is being sued for breach of contract by the agency that used to represent him. Creative Artists Agency filed a lawsuit Wednesday in federal court seeking $230,250 it says it is owed for completed wor…

Column: We need Kaepernick more than ever in troubled times

Aug 18, 2017

Column: After a terrible week in America, Colin Kaepernick's message rings stronger than ever: it's time for conversation instead of condemnation

Oh Baby! Jeter welcomes birth of daughter

Aug 18, 2017

No. 1 for No. 2: Former Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter welcomes birth of daughter

US sweeps Solheim Cup fourball matches, takes 3-point lead

Aug 18, 2017

The United States swept the afternoon fourball matches to take a 5 1/2-2 1/2 lead over Europe in the Solheim Cup at Des Moines Golf and Country Club

Jake Arrieta, Javier Baez lead Cubs over Blue Jays 7-4

Aug 18, 2017

Jake Arrieta pitched into the seventh and allowed just one run, Javier Baez homered and drove in three runs, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-4 in a rare interleague matchup

Franklin inks contract extension with Penn St through 2022

Aug 18, 2017

Penn State coach James Franklin signs contract extension that runs through 2022

Pliskova sweeps into Cincinnati semis with a pair of wins

Aug 18, 2017

Defending champion Karolina Pliskova made it a doubleheader sweep at the Western & Southern Open, reaching the semifinals by winning a pair of matches with little rest in-between

Armour, Simpson share 2nd-round lead in Wyndham Championship

Aug 18, 2017

Ryan Armour shot a career-best 9-under 61 for a share of the lead with Webb Simpson after two rounds at the Wyndham Championship

Erik Jones wins 1st Cup pole in critical Bristol race

Aug 18, 2017

Erik Jones has won the first Cup Series pole of his career with a quick run at Bristol Motor Speedway

Will a Heisman longshot prevail for third straight season?

Aug 18, 2017

Preseason longshots the past two years have ended up winning the Heisman Trophy