RECENT SPORTS NEWS

  • Loose sod at new Levi's Stadium removed

    August 21, 2014

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers were working to re-sod the field at new Levi's Stadium on Thursday, a day after a public workout was cut short and moved to the regular practice fields because players were slipping.

  • Goalie Giguere retires after 16 seasons in NHL

    August 21, 2014

    DENVER (AP) - The goaltender known as ''Jiggy'' is stepping away from the net.

  • Serena Williams to face Townsend in Open 1st round

    August 21, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) - Serena Williams will face an up-and-coming American player in the first round of the U.S. Open.

  • Column: In France, a small team makes a big point

    August 21, 2014

    PARIS (AP) - The principle, beautiful in its simplicity, motivates players in open leagues everywhere, be they school kids or hardened pros: Play well enough through the season to finish top or near the top of the division and the end reward will be promotion to bigger and better things.

  • NFL coaches, players mingling more in locker rooms

    August 21, 2014

    Sean Payton walks through the locker room to leave motivational props for players. Jim Harbaugh barges into the bathroom to rush players to meetings. Ron Rivera practically lives in there.

  • Jayhawks trying to adjust to running back injuries

    August 21, 2014

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Ben Heeney may know better than anybody the challenge that faces Kansas after losing its top two running backs to season-ending injuries just one day apart.

  • Rossi to race for Marussia team at Belgian GP

    August 21, 2014

    SPA, Belgium (AP) - American driver Alexander Rossi will make his Formula One debut for Marussia at this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix, replacing Max Chilton during his contractual problems.

  • Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment CEO to step down

    August 21, 2014

    TORONTO (AP) - The CEO of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment will step down next year.

  • Suarez left off list for Uruguay friendlies

    August 21, 2014

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) - Luis Suarez has been left off a preliminary list of players for Uruguay's international friendly matches next month against Japan and South Korea, even though he was eligible to play after his biting ban was softened.

  • All eyes on Hamilton and Rosberg at Belgian GP

    August 21, 2014

    SPA, Belgium (AP) - All eyes will be on Mercedes at the Belgian Grand Prix as the increasingly tense rivalry between championship leader Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton resumes following a summer break.