Sports

MLB players reject pitch clock, mound limits

NEW YORK – The players’ association rejected Major League Baseball’s proposal to institute 20-second pitch clocks and limits on mound visits, a move that dares management to unilaterally impose the...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

‘How dare you’: Gymnasts confront Nassar in impact statements

LANSING, Mich. – U.S. Olympian McKayla Maroney said being sexually assaulted by a Michigan sports doctor who molested her and other gymnasts scarred her mind in ways that may never heal. Dr. Larry...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady misses key practice with injury

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Brady hasn’t missed many starts during his 18-year NFL career, and no one sounds too worried that he’ll be sidelined for Sunday’s AFC championship game. Nonetheless, after...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 hours 15 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

USA Gymnastics ends agreement to train at Karolyi Ranch

INDIANAPOLIS – USA Gymnastics is ending its long relationship with the Karolyi Ranch. The organization announced Thursday it has terminated its agreement to have the ranch outside of Huntsville,...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

In her Captain America suit, Vonn is finally ready to attack

CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy – The Olympic downhill is little more than a month away and Lindsey Vonn is finally ready to start attacking at 100 percent again. Forget that unusual image of the 78-time...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 hours 5 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Freestyle skier Maggie Voisin returns to Olympics after breaking ankle

Maggie Voisin was determined. She was going to walk in the opening ceremony. So, with her freshly broken ankle in a freshly fitted walking boot, she did – choking back the emotion from a day that...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 hours 15 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Ivan Lendl goes from Andy Murray to finding future U.S. champs

ORLANDO, Fla. – The tall, barrel-chested guy in the dark sunglasses and blue hat offered soothing, supportive words to his two teenage pupils while hitting them tennis balls out of a basket. Under...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 hours 17 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Hot and bothered: Temperatures rise, seeds fall at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia – On a day when shade was a valuable commodity in the searing heat at Melbourne Park, Roger Federer played it cool at the Australian Open. Six-time champion Novak Djokovic,...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 hours 19 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Slow MLB free agent market changes players’ outlooks

NEW YORK – Jay Bruce was surprised by the free-agent market. “The way the offseason kind of went and the slowness of it kind of maybe changed my outlook on it a little bit,” he said Wednesday at a...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Chillin’: LeBron James, Cleveland Cavs trying to thaw mid-season freeze

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio – With sweat streaking down his face and into his bushy beard, LeBron James was not in a playful mood following practice. The cold stare. The pursed lips. The focus. This is no...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Gerrit Cole read to join Justin Verlander, Dallas Keuchel on Astros staff

HOUSTON – Gerrit Cole is joining a rotation filled with aces. “I was just tremendously excited,” Cole said Wednesday, four days after the Houston Astros acquired him from the Pittsburgh Pirates. “I...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Pittsburgh Steelers part ways with Todd Haley

PITTSBURGH – Todd Haley spent six seasons helping turn the Pittsburgh Steelers offense into one of the most dynamic in the NFL. All the yards and all the touchdowns weren’t enough, however, for the...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports