RECENT SPORTS NEWS

  • Guilty plea entered in Cuban ballplayer smuggling

    August 22, 2014

    MIAMI (AP) - A man accused of masterminding a human trafficking ring pleaded guilty Friday to U.S. extortion charges involving the smuggling of more than 1,000 Cubans, including baseball players such as Texas Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin.

  • Colts announced daughter of DT Montori Hughes dies

    August 22, 2014

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Colts coach Chuck Pagano says defensive tackle Montori Hughes had not been at practice recently because his infant daughter died from a sudden illness last week.

  • Source: Wolves get Young as part of Love trade

    August 22, 2014

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Timberwolves secured the final piece they wanted in a blockbuster Kevin Love trade.

  • Bayern favored in $1.25M Travers at Saratoga

    August 22, 2014

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) - The 145th running of the $1.25 million Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course is set for Saturday, with the speedy Bayern a 2-to-1 favorite.

  • Hamilton beats Rosberg in 2nd Belgian GP practice

    August 22, 2014

    SPA, Belgium (AP) - Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time in the second practice of the Belgian Grand Prix on Friday, finishing ahead of Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg as their positions from the morning session were reversed.

  • Hernandez fiancee seeks perjury-charge dismissal

    August 22, 2014

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has asked a judge to throw out allegations she lied to a grand jury.

  • Vikings adding $19M to stadium project

    August 22, 2014

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Vikings say they are spending another $19.7 million for their new stadium to make sure it has the features they want.

  • NASCAR rolls out glitzy new ad campaign for Chase

    August 22, 2014

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - NASCAR will promote its revamped Chase for the Sprint Cup championship format with a new ad campaign officially launched Friday themed ''Sixteen nations: Ten battles. One will prevail.''

  • Cassel returns to Kansas City as QB of Vikings

    August 22, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The last time Matt Cassel stepped inside Arrowhead Stadium, banners were flying overhead for him to be benched. He had been booed at a recent celebrity softball game and become a scapegoat for an entire organization during hard times.

  • A goal for Bills starters against Bucs: score a TD

    August 22, 2014

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - Bills running back C.J. Spiller attempted to inject some levity into EJ Manuel's post-practice news conference by asking the quarterback a question.