National Sports

John Dorsey: Sashi Brown 'didn't get real players,' cutting Kenny Britt easy

Dec 14, 2017

New Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey took a shot at Sashi Brown on Thursday, saying the former head of football operations failed to provide coach Hue Jackson players he could win with. "You know what? You gotta get a guy…

Twins, closer Fernando Rodney reach 1-year deal

Dec 14, 2017

The Minnesota Twins have agreed to a one-year deal with closer Fernando Rodney, according to multiple reports Thursday. The deal, first reported by Sirius XM, could reach $6 million with incentives and is pending a physical. …

MLB to investigate source of Shohei Ohtani medical information

Dec 14, 2017

Major League Baseball will investigate whether a team official leaked Shohei Ohtani's medical information cited in published stories this week, baseball sources have told ESPN. On Tuesday, Sports Illustrated reported that Ohtani had recei…

NCAA upholds show-cause order for ex-Alabama assistant Bo Davis

Dec 14, 2017

The NCAA has upheld a two-year show-cause order for former Alabama?football assistant Bo Davis that lasts until April 2019. Davis, now the defensive line coach at Texas-San Antonio, had appealed the initial decision, arguing that …

2017 MLB winter meetings trade and free-agency buzz

Dec 14, 2017

The winter meetings are going strong, and speculation is heating up across baseball. Here is what you need to know: Winter meetings preview:? Guide | Predictions | What's next? Trade and signing …

Disney, Fox agree to deal that adds regional networks to ESPN

Dec 14, 2017

The Walt Disney Company reached an agreement with 21st Century Fox on Thursday to acquire the entertainment giant, including its 22 regional sports networks. The deal is worth $52.4 billion in stock, plus $13.7 billion more in net debt that Disne…

Putin accuses US agencies of manipulating doping testimony

Dec 14, 2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin accused U.S. agencies of manipulating evidence from the main whistleblower on doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics

WADA shares Moscow lab evidence with Olympic sports bodies

Dec 14, 2017

World Anti-Doping Agency investigators are sharing evidence from a Moscow laboratory database with international sports bodies who must decide on prosecuting Russian athletes for doping

Piscotty dealt to A's after mother diagnosed with ALS

Dec 14, 2017

Stephen Piscotty traded by St. Louis Cardinals to Oakland Athletics for 2 infield prospects, allowing outfielder to be near his family following mother's diagnosis with Lou Gehrig's disease

Sports unions unveil universal declaration of player rights

Dec 14, 2017

Leaders from the NFL, NBA NHL and Major League Baseball players associations have contributed to unveiling a universal declaration of player rights that is designed to establish a new approach to governing sports and protecting athletes.

As Olympics near, South Korea agonizes over post-Games costs

Dec 14, 2017

As Olympics near, South Korea agonizes over post-games costs and huge financial strain placed on one of its poorest regions

Defense closings at soccer corruption scandal trial

Dec 14, 2017

The first U.S. trial stemming from the FIFA (FEE'-fuh) soccer corruption scandal is moving toward the final phase

Prior's knack with goalies put to test in Vegas

Dec 14, 2017

Dave Prior was brought to Las Vegas with hopes he would not only work with veteran Marc-Andre Fleury but also develop the Golden Knights' younger goalies. His expertise has been thoroughly put to the test during the first two months of the season.

Teen Cayla Barnes youngest player on USA hockey team

Dec 14, 2017

Cayla Barnes was cut from the U.S. women's national hockey team in May, but got called up this fall; the 18-year-old defender from California is now the team's youngest player

Division III Player of Year Kasper leads AP All-America Team

Dec 14, 2017

Division III player of the year Brett Kasper of Wisconsin-Oshkosh has been selected as the first-team quarterback on The Associated Press Division III All-America team