RECENT SPORTS NEWS

  • Cowboys worth more than $3 billion, tops in NFL

    August 20, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) - The Dallas Cowboys are the first U.S. sports franchise to top $3 billion in value.

  • Verlander could start for Tigers on Saturday

    August 20, 2014

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Justin Verlander could rejoin the Detroit Tigers' rotation on Saturday.

  • Titans take challenge for former LB Shaw with ALS

    August 20, 2014

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tim Shaw started noticing weakness in his muscles late in 2012 while playing linebacker as a special teams captain for the Tennessee Titans. Team doctors ran test after test on him in 2013 trying to find the sports injury behind his struggles.

  • Yankees RHP Tanaka throws 35-pitch bullpen session

    August 20, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) - Masahiro Tanaka threw 35 pitches Wednesday in his second bullpen session as he tries to return to the New York Yankees this season.

  • FIFA bans Barcelona signing any players in 2015

    August 20, 2014

    LONDON (AP) - Barcelona will be barred from signing any players in 2015 after FIFA rejected the club's appeal against a one-year ban for breaching rules over the transfer of youngsters.

  • UEFA fines Ukrainian club Dnipro for hooliganism

    August 20, 2014

    NYON, Switzerland (AP) - UEFA has fined Ukrainian club Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 50,000 euros ($66,500) for the hooligan behavior of its fans during a Champions League qualifying match against FC Copenhagen.

  • CAS rejects Kreuziger appeal to race in Vuelta

    August 20, 2014

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - Sport's highest court has dismissed Roman Kreuziger's request to start the three-week Spanish Vuelta on Saturday while suspected of doping.

  • Gaines, Kresse to receive Lapchick Awards

    August 20, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) - Naismith Hall of Famer Clarence ''Big House'' Gaines, who won 828 games in 47 years at Winston-Salem State, and John Kresse, who led the College of Charleston to an NAIA championship and four NCAA Division I tournament appearances, have been selected as the 2014 recipients of the Lapchick Character Award.

  • UEFA investigates Italian soccer head over racism

    August 20, 2014

    LONDON (AP) - The Italian football federation's new president is being investigated by UEFA over an alleged racist comment and could be banned for three months.

  • Serena Williams seeded No. 1 at US Open; Halep 2nd

    August 20, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) - Top-ranked Serena Williams is seeded No. 1 as she seeks her third straight U.S. Open title.