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USA Gymnastics bans coach for sexual misconduct with athlete

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USA Gymnastics says it has banned an Illinois coach after an investigation revealed he violated its code of ethical conduct by engaging in a sexual relationship with an athlete. More>>

Russian Olympic Committee expects 200 to compete in SKorea

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The Russian Olympic Committee has formally given its blessing for the country's athletes to compete under a neutral flag at the upcoming Pyeongchang Games. More>>

James Madison leads with 3 on AP FCS All-America team

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Defending national champion and top-ranked James Madison placed three players on The Associated Press FCS All-America first team, more than any other school. More>>

TOP 25 THIS WEEK: Villanova ready for burden of being No. 1

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Villanova returns to action Wednesday with the nation's top ranking. More>>

Bruce Brown, whose 'Endless Summer' redefined surfing, dies

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Bruce Brown, director of the classic surfing film "The Endless Summer," has died at age 80. More>>

MLB ump Dale Scott retires rather than risk more concussions

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Major League Baseball umpire Dale Scott tells The Associated Press he's retiring rather than risk another concussion. More>>

LiAngelo, LaMelo Ball turn pro with club team in Lithuania

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A basketball club from Lithuania says it has signed LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball to pro contracts, making them ineligible for college basketball. More>>

Kick return star Devin Hester retires from NFL

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Devin Hester, the all-purpose speedster who holds the NFL record for kick return touchdowns with 20, has announced his retirement from the NFL. More>>

The Latest: ESPN pulls McNabb, Davis amid misconduct suit

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ESPN takes Donovan McNabb and Ike Davis off the air after misconduct suit filed by ex-employee of NFL Network. More>>

NFL Network suspends analysts over sexual misconduct suit

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NFL Network suspends Marshal Faulk, 2 other analysts over sexual misconduct suit by ex-employee. More>>

Youngsters Drake, Howard spark Dolphins surge

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Second-year pros Kenyan Drake and Xavien Howard are big reasons for the Miami Dolphins' late-season surge. More>>

Ancient penguin was as big as a (human) Pittsburgh Penguin

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Fossils from New Zealand have revealed a giant penguin that was about the size of a grown man. More>>

Residents near Speedway says concert prohibited by agreement

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Several people who live near the New Hampshire Motor Speedway have gone to court to block a proposed three-day country music festival planned for next year. More>>

Soon you can watch the NFL free on your phone on Yahoo

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Soon you can watch football free on your phone on Yahoo with new Verizon-NFL deal. More>>

After tunnel skirmish, United and City managers on defensive

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Two days after the Manchester derby skirmish in the tight Old Trafford tunnel, the managers of United and City go back on the offensive. More>>

Man pleads not guilty to killing former NBA player Wright

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A man charged with killing former NBA player Lorenzen Wright more than seven years ago in Tennessee has pleaded not guilty. More>>

Stanton joins Judge as Yankees' Towers of Power

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The New York Yankees have officially acquired NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton from the Miami Marlins. More>>

Brady struggles again in Miami, as Pats lose to Dolphins

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It was a rough night for Tom Brady, and surprisingly that isn't uncommon when he comes to Miami. More>>

NFL, NFLPA looking into Savage's return despite concussion

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The NFL and the players association is jointly investigating Houston quarterback Tom Savage's return to action despite sustaining a concussion. More>>

Brady intercepted twice as Dolphins beat Pats 27-20

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Brady intercepted twice, Dolphins snap Patriots' eight-game winning streak. More>>

No. 2 Oklahoma leads with 3 1st-team AP All-Americans

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No. 2 Oklahoma will bring three All-Americans to the College Football Playoff. More>>

Eagles turn to Nick Foles after Carson Wentz goes down

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AP sources say doctors believe Eagles star Carson Wentz, an MVP favorite, has a torn ACL and will miss the rest of the season and the playoffs. More>>

Villanova hops over Michigan State for No. 1 in AP Top 25

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Villanova is the new No. 1 in the AP Top 25 while Arizona State made a big leap after a tumultuous week in which half of the top 10 lost. More>>

Oscar Pistorius bruised in a jail fight over telephone use

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A South African prison spokesman says Olympian Oscar Pistorius, in jail for murdering his girlfriend, was bruised in an altercation with another inmate over telephone use. More>>

O'Brien says Savage wouldn't have returned if he saw video

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Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien says he wouldn't have let Tom Savage re-enter Sunday's game after a hit that gave him a concussion and left his hands shaking if he had seen the video of the hit. More>>

Horn wants to show Pacquiao win was no fluke

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Jeff Horn wants title defense to show Manny Pacquiao win was no fluke. More>>

Who's on deck for baseball's next big deal? Red Sox, Cubs?

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No matter how much their fans imagined Giancarlo Stanton bashing balls over the Green Monster, the Boston Red Sox never came close to getting the NL MVP. More>>

Mirotic, Portis lead way, Bulls blow out Celtics 108-85

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Nikola Mirotic scored 24, Bobby Portis added a career-high 23 points and the Chicago Bulls blew out Boston 108-85 with Celtics star Kyrie Irving sidelined because of a bruised left quadriceps. More>>

Bears tight end Zach Miller counts blessings after injury

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Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller hasn't ruled out trying to make a comeback after an injury which nearly resulted in the amputation of his left leg. More>>

Jeter: Stanton didn't want to be part of Marlins' rebuilding

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Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter says the team traded Giancarlo Stanton because the National League most valuable player didn't want to be part of the franchise's rebuilding. More>>

No suspensions for Seahawks after Jacksonville meltdown

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The Seattle Seahawks will not face any suspensions for the melee that broke out at the conclusion of Sunday's loss to Jacksonville. More>>

Ole Miss QB Shea Patterson commits to transfer to Michigan

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Mississippi quarterback Shea Patterson says he will transfer to Michigan. More>>

Tennessee back in top 10; UConn still No. 1 in women's hoops

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Tennessee moves back into the top 10 after a big win while UConn continues to be No. 1 in The Associated Press women's basketball poll. More>>

NYC marathon winner Shalane Flanagan to try again in Boston

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Reigning New York City Marathon winner Shalane Flanagan will run in Boston next year in a fourth attempt to win her hometown race. More>>

Winter meetings warm up fast: Gregerson, relievers in demand

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Now that Shohei Ohtani and Giancarlo Stanton picked their new places to play, baseball bosses are checking into the winter meetings primed to make moves that had been bottled up for weeks. More>>

Russia says its athletes want to compete at the Olympics

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The Russian Olympic Committee says its athletes are overwhelmingly in favor of competing at the upcoming Pyeongchang Games. More>>

Steelers wrap up AFC North title, set up showdown with Pats

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Steelers cap emotional week by topping Ravens 39-38 to capture AFC North title for third time in four years. More>>

Tigertown: Morris, Trammell elected to baseball Hall of Fame

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Former Detroit Tigers teammates Jack Morris and Alan Trammell have been elected to the baseball Hall of Fame. More>>

Eagles lose Wentz to injury, beat Rams 43-35 to win NFC East

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Carson Wentz threw for 291 yards and four touchdowns before leaving with a knee injury and Jake Elliott kicked the go-ahead 33-yard field goal as the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Los Angeles Rams 43-35 in a thriller to clinch the NFC East title. More>>

No. 16 Arizona State upset No. 2 Kansas in Lawrence

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Tra Holder scored 29 points on 8-for-16 shooting, and No. 16 Arizona State pulled off a 95-85 upset of No. 2 Kansas. More>>

McCoy scores to seal Bills' 13-7 OT win over Colts

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LeSean McCoy scored on a 21-yard run with 1:33 left in overtime to secure the Buffalo Bills' 13-7 win over the Indianapolis Colts in a wintry, white-out setting best suited for snow shoes and sled dogs. More>>

Packers stun Browns 27-21 in OT, set up Rodgers' return

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Packers rally to beat Browns 27-21 in overtime, set stage for Rodgers' return. More>>

Steelers lock up AFC North with 39-38 win over Ravens

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Steelers lock up AFC North with 39-38 victory over Ravens, run winning streak to eight. More>>

The Latest: Steelers get emotional comeback win over Ravens

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Josh Gordon has his first touchdown in nearly four years for winless Cleveland Browns. More>>

Broncos end 8-game skid with 23-0 win over Jets

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Trevor Siemian, Denver's defense lead Broncos past New York Jets 23-0 to snap eight-game losing streak. More>>

Jaguars beat Seahawks 30-24, take outright lead in AFC South

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Blake Bortles threw two perfect passes for touchdowns, Jaydon Mickens set up another score with a 72-yard punt return and the Jacksonville Jaguars beat the Seattle Seahawks 30-24 Sunday. More>>

Stewart runs for 3 TDs, Panthers beat Vikings 31-24

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Jonathan Stewart ran for 103 yards and three touchdowns, and the Carolina Panthers snapped the Minnesota Vikings' eight-game win streak with a 31-24 victory on Sunday. More>>

DiVincenzo, Booth rally No. 4 Villanova past La Salle 77-68

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Phil Booth and Donte DiVincenzo each scored 18 points to help No. 4 Villanova avoid an upset and remain undefeated in a 77-68 win over La Salle. More>>

AP sources: Doctors believe Wentz tore ACL, out for year

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Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz throws TD pass after suffering sknee injury against the Los Angeles Rams. More>>

Rough day for QBs: Wentz, Savage, McCown, Peterman hurt

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Philadelphia's Carson Wentz, Houston's Tom Savage, the Jets' Josh McCown and Buffalo's Nathan Peterman each left their respective games with injuries. More>>

Steve Stricker, Sean O'Hair team to win QBE Shootout

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Sean O'Hair and Steve Stricker win for 2nd time in QBE Shootout, 1st time as partners with 3-shot victory over McDowell and Lowry. More>>

Prescott throws 3 TDs as Cowboys spoil Eli's return

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Dak Prescott threw three touchdown passes and the Dallas Cowboys beat New York 30-10 to spoil Steve Spagnuolo's debut as interim coach and the return of quarterback Eli Manning to the Giants' starting lineup. More>>

Stafford's 4th winning drive leads Lions over Bucs 24-21

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Matthew Stafford passed for 381 yards with an injured throwing hand and set up Matt Prater for a 46-yard field goal in the closing seconds, helping the Detroit Lions remain in playoff contention with a 24-21 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. More>>

Garoppolo leads 49ers to 26-16 win over Texans

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Garoppolo leads 49ers to second-straight victory; Texans QB Savage hurt on big hit. More>>

Stanford beats Indiana in double OT for 3rd straight title

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Sam Werner scores in second overtime to lead Stanford to 3rd straight NCAA men's soccer title with 1-0 win over Indiana. More>>

Messi, Suarez strike after Villarreal reduced to 10 men

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Saul Niguez scored the only goal as Atletico Madrid beat Real Betis 1-0 to keep Diego Simeone's team in the chase for the Spanish league title. More>>

Record-setting City wins derby for 11-point lead in EPL

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Manchester City capitalized on two defensive lapses by Romelu Lukaku to claim a record-setting 2-1 win over Manchester United and open up an 11-point lead over its fierce rival in the Premier League. More>>

Hunt, defense spur Chiefs to 26-15 victory over Raiders

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Kareem Hunt ran for 116 yards and a touchdown, the Chiefs shut down Derek Carr and Raiders offense and Kansas City held on to beat Oakland 26-15. More>>

Packers rally to stun winless Browns 27-21 in overtime

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Packers rally to beat Browns 27-21 in overtime, set stage for Rodgers' return. More>>

Man City wins derby, EPL title race turning into procession

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The race for the Premier League title is turning into a procession after Manchester City beat fierce rival Manchester United 2-1 to extend its lead to 11 points in a record-breaking start to the season. More>>

Philadelphia Eagles without tight end Zach Ertz against Rams

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The Oakland Raiders will have wide receiver Amari Cooper available for their AFC West showdown with the Kansas City Chiefs. More>>

Blues place forward Jaden Schwartz on injured reserve

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The St. Louis Blues have put forward Jaden Schwartz on injured reserve with a right ankle injury and he will re-evaluated in six weeks. More>>

Walk-on to Heisman: Oklahoma's Mayfield wins in landslide

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Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield has won the Heisman Trophy, completing a climb from walk-on to one of the most accomplished players in the history of college football. More>>

James Harden scores 48 points, Rockets win 9th in row

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James Harden scored 48 points and the Houston Rockets won their ninth straight, overcoming a 14-point, fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 124-117. More>>

James has 58th career triple-double; Cavs rally past 76ers

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LeBron James had his 58th career triple-double and the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 105-98. More>>

Field goal try wide on final play, Army holds off Navy 14-13

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Bennett Moehring narrowly missed a 48-yard field goal in a swirling snow on the final play and Army held off Navy 14-13 to win its first Commander-in-Chief's Trophy since 1996. More>>

AP sources: Yankees set to reel in MVP Stanton from Marlins

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Person familiar with deal to AP: Yankees, Marlins working on Stanton trade. More>>

Winless Cologne wastes 3-goal lead to lose 4-3 to Freiburg

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Nils Petersen scored two late penalties in the 90th minute and injury time as Freiburg came from three goals down to beat Cologne 4-3 in the Bundesliga. More>>

Teams can lock up as many as 5 playoff berths in Week 14

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As many as five playoff berths can be locked up, and New England can clinch before taking the field Monday night. More>>

Dragic, Johnson help Heat beat Nets in Mexico City

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Goran Dragic and Tyler Johnson each scored 20 points and Miami beat the Brooklyn Nets 101-89 in the Heat's first game in Mexico in franchise history. More>>

Clippers beat Wizards 113-112 in wild finish with clock goof

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Lou Williams hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1.2 seconds remaining, lifting the Los Angeles Clippers to a 113-112 victory over the Washington Wizards. More>>

Angels welcome Ohtani, plot course for 2-way Japanese star

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Shohei Ohtani has been formally introduced by the Los Angeles Angels after they won the fierce baseball-wide competition for the services of the two-way Japanese star. More>>

Toronto beats Seattle 2-0 to win first MLS Cup title

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Jozy Altidore opened the scoring in the 67th minute and Toronto FC beat the Seattle Sounders 2-0 in the MLS Cup to become the first Canadian champion in league history. More>>

Boston College rocks No. 1 Duke 89-84; Blue Devils' 1st loss

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Ky Bowman carries Boston College past No. 1 Duke 89-84 for Blue Devils' 1st loss. More>>

Vonn treated for back injury after World Cup super-G

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Lindsey Vonn finished a World Cup super-G race in extreme pain Saturday and was treated by race doctors for an apparent back injury. More>>

Point scores in OT, Lightning beat Jets 4-3

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Brayden Point scored 36 seconds into overtime and the Tampa Bay Lightning completed a perfect four-game homestand with a 4-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets. More>>

McDowell and Lowry tie Stricker and O'Hair for Shootout lead

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Irish duo of McDowell and Lowry tie for Shootout lead with Stricker and O'Hair at Tiburon. More>>

West Ham derails Chelsea's title hopes; Spurs beat Stoke 5-1

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Chelsea's attempt to defend its title was derailed once more as a 1-0 defeat at West Ham saw the Blues register a fourth Premier League loss of the season. More>>

Japanese pitcher-hitter Shohei Ohtani chooses the LA Angels

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Japanese star Shohei Ohtani is bringing his arm and bat to the Los Angeles Angels, pairing him with 2-time MVP Mike Trout. More>>

Chill: Jackson returns to NYC as relaxed Heisman finalist

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Just like last year, Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson is a Heisman Trophy finalist. More>>

Heisman favorite Mayfield is unconventional NFL prospect

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Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield is the clear favorite to win the Heisman Trophy and become the first senior to win the award since Ohio State's Troy Smith in 2006. More>>

Oladipo, Pacers end Cavaliers 13-game winning streak

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Victor Oladipo had 33 points and eight rebounds and the Indiana Pacers beat Cleveland 106-102 to end the Cavaliers' winning streak at 13 games. More>>

Warriors beat Pistons 102-98 to finish unbeaten trip

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Kevin Durant scored 13 of his 36 points in the third quarter, and the Golden State Warriors completed an undefeated road trip with a 102-98 victory over the Detroit Pistons. More>>

Aldridge, Ginobili rescue Spurs against Celtics, 105-102

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Manu Ginobili hit a 3-pointer with 5 seconds remaining and the San Antonio Spurs overcame Kyrie Irving's 36-point effort to beat Boston 105-102 on Friday night, snapping the Celtics' four-game winning streak. More>>

USOC aims to go to Olympics unless 'physically impossible'

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USOC leader wants to take team to Olympics unless it's 'legally or physically impossible'. More>>

Dortmund slumps to another loss; Bayern 'winter champion'

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Borussia Dortmund fans wonder how much longer Peter Bosz can remain as coach after a 2-1 defeat to Werder Bremen, the side's eighth straight Bundesliga game without a win. More>>

Giants, Cardinals say no trades for NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton

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NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton has ruled out the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals. More>>

Trainers rushed to save terrified horses as flames closed in

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The California Horse Racing Board says approximately 25 race horses were killed when a wildfire engulfed about eight barns at a training center in northeast San Diego County. More>>

Basketball World Cup to be hosted by 3 Asian nations in 2023

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The Basketball World Cup in 2023 will be hosted by the Philippines, Japan and Indonesia. More>>

Russian teenager Alina Zagitova wins Grand Prix Final

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Alina Zagitova performed a near-flawless free skate on Saturday to win the figure skating Grand Prix Final. More>>

Oh, brother! Subban vs Subban goes to Vegas goalie in SO

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Malcolm Subban won a matchup of siblings, making 41 saves and then denying all six shootout attempts to lead the Vegas Golden Knights to a 4-3 victory over star defenseman P.K. Subban and the Nashville Predators. More>>

Chiefs' Peters fined $24,309 for penalty flag toss

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Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters has been fined $24,309 by the NFL for throwing a penalty flag into the stands against the New York Jets. More>>

Vonn happy to mix sport and politics ahead of Olympics

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Lindsey Vonn says she won't stop expressing political views, though her main goal is regaining the Olympic downhill title. More>>

Oregon promotes Mario Cristobal to head coach

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A person with direct knowledge of the situation says Oregon will hire Mario Cristobal as its head coach. More>>

Cavs' Derrick Rose has bone spur in ankle, happy to be back

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Cavaliers guard Derick Rose reveals bone spur in ankle contributed to leaving team. More>>

Browns owner says finding quarterback is top job for new GM

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Browns owner: Mission for new general manager is to find the right quarterback. More>>

Cardinals: Stanton won't waive no-trade clause for St. Louis

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The Cardinals say their pursuit of Miami star Giancarlo Stanton is over because he won't waive his no-trade clause to come to St. Louis. More>>

Jets' Bowles fired up by short presser: 'New record. YES!'

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Todd Bowles usually keeps his emotions in check during his daily dealings with the media. But he was excited about his shortest news conference of 1 minute, 53 seconds. More>>

Traveling: Heat hope Mexico trip will provide a bounce

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Miami Heat hope a trip to Mexico helps put a different spin on season. More>>

Lawyer: No one at Michigan State knew about doc's assaults

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A former federal prosecutor hired by Michigan State University says there's no evidence that campus officials knew a sports doctor was sexually abusing young female athletes. More>>

Usmanov urges IOC to let Russia flag fly at 2018 Olympics

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A leading Russian sports official has urged the IOC to reverse a ban on the country's flag from the Pyeongchang Olympics. More>>

Toronto hosts Seattle in MLS Cup rematch

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Toronto FC hosts Seattle in MLS Cup rematch; the Sounders won last year's game in a penalty shootout. More>>

Falcons' Deion Jones saves his best for the Saints

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Falcons linebacker Deion Jones looks forward to playing the New Orleans Saints again in two weeks. More>>

Pruitt leading Tennessee while helping Tide through playoff

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Early signing period adds to Jeremy Pruitt's challenge as he begins new job at Tennessee while helping Alabama through its playoff run. More>>

Olympic boxing greats Lomachenko, Rigondeaux fight as pros

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Vasyl Lomachenko vs Guillermo Rigondeaux: Olympic boxing champs meet as pros. More>>

Hope Solo is running for president of US Soccer

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Hope Solo is running for president of U.S. Soccer, joining eight other candidates. More>>

'We're twins': Guardiola finds common ground with Mourinho

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Pep Guardiola has offered further evidence that his often-tempestuous relationship with Jose Mourinho has thawed ahead of the latest United-City derby in the English Premier League. More>>

76ers agree trade Jahil Okafor, 2nd-round pick to Brooklyn

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A person familiar with the decision says Philadelphia 76ers have agreed to send Jahlil Okafor to the Brooklyn Nets. More>>

Women's World Cup combined canceled because of thick fog

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Mikaela Shiffrin took the lead in the fog-shrouded slalom leg of a World Cup combined. More>>

Marlins' Dee Gordon traded to Mariners for 3 prospects

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Miami second baseman Dee Gordon has been traded to the Seattle Mariners for three prospects in a deal that marks the start of the Marlins' latest payroll purge, this time under new CEO Derek Jeter. More>>

Playoff QB Mayfield top Big 12 offensive player for 2nd time

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Oklahoma QB Mayfield unanimous pick as Associated Press Big 12 offensive player of the year for the 2nd time. More>>

US team still planning for Olympics despite confusion

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The U.S. Olympic Committee still plans on bringing teams to the Pyeongchang Games next February despite U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley calling U.S. participation in the Olympics an "open question.''. More>>

Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield named the AP Player of the Year

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Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield is The Associated Press college football Player of the Year. More>>

Report: Youngest Ball brothers sign with same agent as Lonzo

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The Ball family's brief ties to college basketball are over. More>>

Boxer's lawsuit against 'Bleed For This' filmmakers tossed

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Former boxer Vinny Paz's lawsuit against the makers of a Hollywood movie about his life, 'Bleed For This,' has been dismissed. More>>

Bills' White calls Gronk a 'dirty player' for blindside hit

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Buffalo Bills rookie cornerback Tre'Davious White shook nervously in anger at his locker while accusing Patriots Rob Gronkowski of being a dirty player for blindsiding him in the back of the head last weekend. More>>

Michigan doctor gets 60-year prison sentence for child porn

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A Michigan sports doctor who admits he molested gymnasts and kept a staggering collection of child pornography is getting the first of three prison sentences that will likely keep him locked up for decades. More>>

Jonas brother testifies at FIFA bribery trial about concert

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New York trial of 3 South American soccer officials takes strange twist with testimony by pop star Kevin Jonas about Paul McCartney concert in Argentina. More>>

Jones makes game-saving INT, Falcons beats Saints 20-17

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Deion Jones made an interception in the end zone with 1:25 remaining and the Atlanta Falcons held on for a crucial 20-17 victory over the New Orleans Saints, setting up a three-way race for the title in the NFC South. More>>

Brown out: Browns fire VP, coach Jackson keeps job for '18

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A person familiar with the decision says the Cleveland Browns have fired Sashi Brown, the team's vice president of football operations with four weeks left in a winless season. More>>

Bettman says NHL will consider Seattle expansion bid

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NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says the league's board of governors has agreed to consider an expansion application from Seattle. More>>

Vending machine worker dresses for Blues as emergency goalie

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A vending machine worker in St. Louis dressed as the Blues emergency goalie. More>>

Jeremy Pruitt believes he can restore Tennessee's reputation

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Tennessee hires Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt to cap tumultuous coaching search. More>>

Browns hire former Chiefs executive Dorsey as new GM

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Browns hire former Chiefs general manager John Dorsey to run their front office. More>>

Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon sued for sex harassment

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Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon has been accused of sexual harassment by an assistant for his sports marketing firm, according to a lawsuit filed in California. More>>

Trade for Dee Gordon may help Mariners land Shohei Ohtani

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Landing Dee Gordon via trade is an immediate upgrade for the Seattle Mariners but an extra $1 million in international signing bonus pool allocation may prove more important in trying to land Japanese star Shohei Ohtani. More>>

Bennett, Jenkins, Stills among NFL Man of Year nominees

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The NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year Award honors a man's involvement in the community and performance on the playing field. Among the nominees are Michael Bennett, Malcolm Jenkins and Kenny Stills. More>>

Cubs agree to $38 million, 3-year deal with righty Chatwood

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Right-hander Tyler Chatwood and the Chicago Cubs have agreed to a $38 million, three-year contract. More>>

Syndergaard: Weight lifted from lat muscle, not shoulders

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New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard says the weight has not been lifted from his shoulders, just his lat muscle, as he eliminated pull-ups from his routine under Eric Cressey, a performance coach who worked with Corey Kluber and Max Scherzer,. More>>

Steelers turn to versatile Moats in place of injured Shazier

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are turning to versatile linebacker Arthur Moats to help fill the void left by a spinal injury to young star Ryan Shazier. More>>

Ronaldo moves level with archrival Messi with 5 Ballon d'Ors

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Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Ballon d'Or award as the world's best player of the year for a record-equaling fifth time, moving him level with Barcelona star Lionel Messi. More>>

Fournette on skipping bowls: Guys have to make own decisions

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Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette doesn't want to be known as a trendsetter. More>>

The Latest: White House 'looks forward' to Winter Olympics

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The White House spokeswoman says "no official decision has been made" about whether the U.S. will participate in the Olympic games set to take place next year in South Korea. More>>

European lawmakers slam FIFA, IOC for leadership issues

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Global sports bodies FIFA and the IOC have failed to show strong leadership after corruption and doping scandals, according to a European lawmakers group. More>>

Devils D Ben Lovejoy pledges brain for concussion research

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New Jersey Devils defenseman Ben Lovejoy says he will donate his brain to research after he dies so it can be studied for signs of traumatic injury. More>>

Westbrook is ready to face Mexico City's altitude

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Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder are ready for Mexico City's altitude. More>>

Mom shouts at suspect: 'How could you have murdered my son?'

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The mother of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright stood up during a court hearing for a man charged with killing him and shouted, "How could you have murdered my son?". More>>

Troy Vincent: NFL to look at video reviews for targeting

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The NFL will look into adding targeting as a specific category for video review. More>>

LeBron hits big 3, scores 32 as Cavaliers win 13th straight

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LeBron's 32 points lead Cavaliers to their 13th straight win, 101-95 over the Kings. More>>

Isaiah Thomas plays 4-on-4, Cavs' All-Star nearing return

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Cavaliers point guard Isaiah Thomas scrimmaged against other Cleveland players, a significant step in his recovery from a serious hip injury. More>>

NFL commissioner Goodell signs 5-year contract extension

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Roger Goodell has signed a five-year contract extension to keep him as commissioner of the NFL through 2024. More>>

Evans says Giants have parameters of potential Stanton trade

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Giants general manager Bobby Evans confirms on San Francisco's flagship radio station the club has reached the parameters of a potential trade for Miami slugger Giancarlo Stanton. More>>

Eli Manning back as New York Giants starting quarterback

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Two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning is back as the New York Giants' starting quarterback. More>>

Putin will allow Russians to compete at Pyeongchang Olympics

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A spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin says the Kremlin needs to analyze the International Olympic Committee's ruling to bar Russia and its sports officials from the upcoming Pyeongchang Games before making any decisions. More>>

Boone knows he's a rookie who has to prove himself to Yanks

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Aaron Boone admits one of his first tasks as New York Yankees manager is to convince his players he can do the job. More>>

Hornets coach Clifford out indefinitely with 'health issue'

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Stephen Silas will coach the Hornets while Steve is away dealing with a "health issue.". More>>

California wildfires force LA Rams to hold practice indoors

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The Los Angeles Rams decided not to practice outdoors due to poor air quality around their training complex in Ventura County. More>>

AP Player of the Year finalists: Mayfield, Love, Jackson

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Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, Stanford running back Bryce Love and Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson are the finalists for The Associated Press college football player of the year. More>>

'It's just weird'; Steelers rallying around injured Shazier

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are trying to find a way forward without injured linebacker Ryan Shazier. More>>

Secret recordings emerge as key evidence at FIFA bribe trial

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Secret recordings made with help of onetime Brazilian sports marketing executive become key evidence at New York corruption trial of 3 former South American soccer officials. More>>

Shakhtar coach turns into Zorro after win over Man City

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Shakhtar Donetsk advanced to the knockout stage of the Champions League with a 2-1 victory over Manchester City on Wednesday, ending the English club's unbeaten record in all competitions this season. More>>

Chiefs suspend cornerback Marcus Peters for Raiders game

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The Chiefs have suspended Marcus Peters for Sunday's game against Oakland after the volatile young cornerback's embarrassing tantrum during a last-minute loss to the Jets last weekend. More>>

Grizzlies' Gasol fined for profanity during TV interview

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Grizzlies center Marc Gasol has been fined $15,000 by the NBA for using a profanity during a live television interview. More>>

Ronaldo sets another record as Madrid defeats Dortmund 3-2

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Cristiano Ronaldo added to his Champions League tally by scoring a first-half goal in Real Madrid's 3-2 win over Borussia Dortmund in Group H. More>>

Coutinho scores 3, Liverpool routs Spartak 7-0 in CL

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Philippe Coutinho scored a hat trick as Liverpool thrashed Spartak Moscow 7-0 to clinch first place in its Champions League group and become the fifth English team to qualify for the last 16. More>>

Former SMU and NFL coach Ron Meyer dies at 76

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Ron Meyer, a former coach at SMU and in the NFL, has died at the age of 76. More>>

Already through, Besiktas beats Leipzig in Champions League

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Leipzig's Champions League debut has ended with a 2-1 defeat at home to group winner Besiktas. More>>

Aboubakar scores 2 as Porto routs Monaco 5-2 to advance

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Vincent Aboubakar scores twice to ensure Porto reach the knockout stage of the Champions League with a resounding 5-2 win against Monaco. More>>

Sevilla draws at Maribor to make last 16 of Champions League

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Sevilla clinched the runner-up spot in Group E and qualified for the knockout phase of the Champions League with a 1-1 draw at Maribor on Wednesday. More>>

Arkansas hires SMU's Chad Morris as new football coach

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A person with direct knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that Arkansas has hired SMU's Chad Morris to become the school's new football coach. More>>

Livingston-Kirkland incident a teachable NBA moment

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The suspensions handed down to Warriors guard Shaun Livingston and referee Courtney Kirkland are a teachable moment for the NBA. More>>

Stephen Curry to miss at least 2 weeks with sprained ankle

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Stephen Curry will miss a minimum of two weeks after an MRI exam on his injured right ankle revealed a sprain. More>>

Beyonce presents Kaepernick with SI's Muhammad Ali Award

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Colin Kaepernick accepted Sports Illustrated's Muhammad Ali Legacy Award from Beyonce and promised that "with or without the NFL's platform, I will continue to work for the people.". More>>

Bengals safety Iloka has 1-game suspension overturned

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Bengals safety George Iloka had his one-game suspension overturned on appeal Wednesday, leaving him with a $36,464.50 fine for his hit to Antonio Brown's head on Monday night. More>>

Steelers LB Shazier remains in hospital with back injury

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Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier remains in a Cincinnati hospital with a back injury. More>>

Saulnier scores late, Canada beats USA in women's hockey

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Canadian goaltender Genevieve Lacasse stops all 32 shots in a 2-0 shutout over the USA women's national team in Winnipeg on Tuesday night. More>>

Beal has career-high 51, Wizards down Trail Blazers 106-92

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Bradley Beal scored a career-high 51 points, and the Washington Wizards bounced back from a demoralizing loss the night before to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 106-92. More>>

The red Russian uniforms will be gone, but not the athletes

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The International Olympic Committee has barred the Russian team from competing in Pyeongchang in February over widespread doping at the last edition of the Winter Games in 2014. More>>

Arizona hangs on to beat No. 7 Texas A&M 67-64

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Deandre Ayton had 13 points and 10 rebounds, and Arizona held on to beat No. 7 Texas A&M 67-64. More>>

IOC: Russians can compete at Olympics, but without flag

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The IOC executive board is meeting to decide if Russian athletes can compete at the upcoming Pyeongchang Olympics despite evidence that the country ran an orchestrated doping program at the 2014 Sochi Games. More>>

Discipline starts fallout for cringe-worthy Steelers-Bengals

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Players, fans and the NFL are considering what to do in the aftermath of a Steelers-Bengals game so brutal that it made announcers and viewers cringe. Pittsburgh rallied for a 23-20 victory on Monday night. One player from each team has been suspended. More>>

Jeter says Marlins have made no decision about Stanton

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New Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter says the team has made no decision regarding right fielder Giancarlo Stanton, who is on the trading block following an MVP season. More>>

Man charged with 2010 slaying of NBA player Lorenzen Wright

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Authorities say a man has been arrested in the 2010 killing of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright. More>>

Rivals Manning, Spurrier enter College Hall of Fame together

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Peyton Manning and Steve Spurrier, rivals in the SEC in the mid-1990s, are inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame together. More>>

Booker carried off with groin injury in Suns loss to Raptors

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The Phoenix Suns are heading home from their season-high six-game trip anxious about the health of star guard Devin Booker. More>>

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