RECENT SPORTS NEWS

  • Chiefs QB Smith focusing on football, not contract

    July 30, 2014

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - The moment when Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith will no longer discuss his contract situation is rapidly approaching, even though he makes it seem as if the deadline has already passed.

  • Packers sign GM Ted Thompson to extension

    July 30, 2014

    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - With four NFC North titles and a Super Bowl victory in the past decade, Ted Thompson has had quite a run as Packers general manager.

  • Wilson out indefinitely after injury on Tuesday

    July 30, 2014

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - New York Giants running back David Wilson will not practice for the rest of the week and is out for Sunday's Hall of Fame game after suffering what the team called a ''burner'' in practice on Tuesday.

  • Greg Ives to crew chief Earnhardt in 2015

    July 30, 2014

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Hendrick Motorsports didn't look far for Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s next crew chief, choosing a candidate already quite familiar with the organization.

  • UCLA wades through damage caused by flooding

    July 30, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A ruptured 93-year-old water main left the UCLA campus awash in 8 million gallons of water in the middle of California's worst drought in decades, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the school's storied basketball court less than two years after a major renovation.

  • Man charged with killing referee faces key hearing

    July 30, 2014

    LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) - A Detroit-area soccer player accused of killing a referee with a punch faces a key hearing on a second-degree murder charge.

  • NBA players union elects female executive director

    July 30, 2014

    Michele Roberts has watched basketball for as long as she can remember. It was an easy choice growing up in a home with one TV and two older brothers.

  • German federation drops amputee jumper from team

    July 30, 2014

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - The German athletics federation has excluded an amputee long jumper from its team for the upcoming European Championships, saying his carbon-fiber prosthesis gives him an unfair advantage.

  • Indy officials seek new ways to attract fans

    July 30, 2014

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indianapolis Motor Speedway president Doug Boles keeps looking for ways to fill seats.

  • Fitz and The Tantrums headline US Open ceremony

    July 30, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) - Fitz and The Tantrums and 3 Winans Brothers will be the headlining acts for the opening ceremony at the U.S. Open tennis tournament.