Ryan Braun's lawyer has criticized the collector who handled the player's drug sample, saying his statement this week defending his actions "is inappropriate." David Cornwell said in a statement Thursday that the NL MVP "was properly vindicated." Braun escaped a 50-game suspension last week when his positive test was overturned by an arbitrator.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Eagles on Thursday placed the franchise tag on wide receiver DeSean Jackson.
CLEVELAND (AP) Outfielder Grady Sizemore underwent a minimally invasive lower back procedure Thursday in Miami.
NEW YORK (AP) Negotiators for baseball players and owners say there is no set deadline for an agreement to expand the playoffs to 10 teams this season.
COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) Cincinnati Bengals receiver Jerome Simpson could receive a 60-day jail sentence after pleading guilty Thursday to a drug-related felony charge as part of an agreement with prosecutors, further clouding his future in the NFL.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) Davis Love III looked more like a player than Ryder Cup captain.
PITTSBURGH (AP) Pirates pitcher A.J. Burnett will undergo surgery on Friday to repair a fractured right orbital bone.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) New York Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner says it's his goal to lower the team's payroll to $189 million over the next few years.
The St. Louis Cardinals have scheduled a Thursday afternoon news conference to announce a new contract for four-time Gold Glove catcher Yadier Molina. The 29-year-old Molina is a lifetime Cardinal entering the final year of his contract. He's considered one of the best defensively at any position, winning a platinum glove last season in voting by fans, and also is coming off...
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) It didn't take long for Tiger Woods to go on the attack in his first trip to the Honda Classic in nearly 20 years. But he was in the press room, not on the golf course.
GENOA, Italy (AP) The United States and its latest coach have a signature victory. Against four-time world champion Italy, no less.
Kobe Bryant had 31 points, seven rebounds and eight assists while playing with a clear mask over his broken nose, and the Los Angeles Lakers returned from the All-Star break with their 17th consecutive win over the Minnesota Timberwolves, 104-85 on Wednesday night. Bryant didn't miss a game after Dwyane Wade broke his nose and gave him a concussion with a hard foul in the All-Star game Sunday.
Derrick Rose scored 29 points and the Chicago Bulls stayed on a roll by cooling off the streaking San Antonio Spurs 96-89 Wednesday night. Rose shook off a scary-looking collision with Tony Parker early that kept the reigning MVP on the floor clutching his right knee for several minutes. But he never left the game and the Bulls became just the second team to win in San Antonio this season.
Jeremy Lin checked back in, triggering the wave of cheers that accompany his every move at Madison Square Garden. This time, they were for the guys leaving the game. Lin had 19 points and 13 assists and Carmelo Anthony scored 22, but the New York Knicks turned around this one with their reserves to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 120-103 on Wednesday night.
Jared Sullinger knew the pass was coming to him. And why not after he had powered and muscled his way through Northwestern defenders all game? Teammate Aaron Craft delivered the ball right where Sullinger wanted it. He turned and banked in the game-winner with 3.1 seconds left Wednesday night as No. 10 Ohio State recovered after squandering a 13-point lead to beat Northwestern 75-73.
Kobe Bryant has been cleared to play for the Los Angeles Lakers after breaking his nose and getting a concussion in the All-Star game. Bryant was declared symptom-free Wednesday night by his neurologist, who cleared Bryant about an hour before the Lakers hosted the Minnesota Timberwolves in their first game back from the All-Star break.
Players and staff members from the past four UCLA basketball teams say that coach Ben Howland allowed an influx of talented but immature recruits to undermine team discipline and morale as the once-proud program has struggled to live up to its storied history, Sports Illustrated reported Wednesday. The report on Sports Illustrated's website, which says SI spoke with more than...
PITTSBURGH (AP) Hines Ward's constant, ear-to-ear smile tucked behind a black facemask has been a lasting image for Pittsburgh Steelers fans the past 14 seasons.
The United States beat Italy for the first time in 11 games over 78 years, a 1-0 victory in an exhibition Wednesday night on Clint Dempsey's goal in the 55th minute. Dempsey took a short pass from Jozy Altidore and put a right-footed shot from just inside the penalty area past goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) Pirates pitcher A.J. Burnett was struck in the face by a batted ball on Wednesday, and will fly from the team's spring training complex to Pittsburgh to have his right eye examined by team doctors.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) NASCAR issued steep penalties against five-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson and his team for failing the first inspection for the Daytona 500.
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard missed workouts again on Wednesday, after a procedure Monday to remove an infection around his surgically repaired Achilles tendon.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) Tiger Woods had a terse exchange with a reporter over excerpts from former swing coach Hank Haney's book.
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) - His mom calls him Cruz. Teammates call him Bigfoot. Most baseball fans know him as Mike Stanton, precocious slugger for the Miami Marlins, but his first name is actually Giancarlo.
NASCAR has fined crew chief Chad Knaus $100,000 and suspended him for six races because Jimmie Johnson's car failed an inspection before the Daytona 500.