RECENT SPORTS NEWS

  • World champ Biles leads at US gymnastics nationals

    August 21, 2014

    PITTSBURGH (AP) - Simon Biles and her coach Aimee Boorman don't talk about the pressure that comes with being a world champion.

  • Baseball Capsules

    August 21, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Denard Span scored from second on third baseman Jordan Pacheco's throwing error in the ninth inning, and the Washington Nationals stretched their winning streak to 10 games with a 1-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday.

  • Bell, Blount play after arrest, Steelers lose

    August 21, 2014

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Steelers running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount played in a preseason game one day after they were arrested for marijuana possession.

  • Hernandez fiancee to ask judge to drop charges

    August 22, 2014

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

  • Guilty plea set in Cuban ballplayer smuggling

    August 22, 2014

    MIAMI (AP) - The accused leader of a human trafficking ring is set to plead guilty to U.S. charges involving the smuggling of more than 1,000 Cubans, including baseball players such as Texas Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin.

  • Three-down LBs grow scarcer as pass plays increase

    August 22, 2014

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Hall of Fame linebacker Andre Tippett had a simple answer for how often he left the field when the opponent had the ball.

  • Offseason academies keep NFL players in shape

    August 22, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - This past offseason, Chiefs offensive lineman Jeff Allen and Donald Stephenson could have made like a couple of college kids on spring break, sleeping `til noon and then hitting the beach.

  • More schools are mixing beer, football at stadiums

    August 22, 2014

    Walk through the tailgate area at a college football stadium, and beer drinking is as common a sight as fans adorned in jerseys of their favorite players.

  • College football stadiums where beer is sold

    August 22, 2014

    A list of college football stadiums where alcohol will be sold to the general public this season:

  • Houston Cougars move into new home

    August 22, 2014

    HOUSTON (AP) - Houston's biggest offseason addition wasn't a player or coach.