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Navratilova ‘angry’ at pay gap to McEnroe for BBC work

LONDON (AP) — Martina Navratilova said she is “extremely angry” and feels let down by the BBC after learning that John McEnroe gets paid at least 10 times more than her for their broadcasting roles at Wimbledon. In a list of the BBC’s highest-paid workers published last year, it was revealed that McEnroe earned between […]

MVP Jose Altuve, Astros finalize long-term contract

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jose Altuve sat behind a table set up on the field at the Houston Astros’ spring training complex, and his teammates looked on as the World Series champions announced his $163.5 million, seven-year contract, the longest in team history. “You made me more nervous, because I don’t like talking […]

Giannis’ 37 not enough, as LeBron’s 40 and triple-double propels Cavs

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James made certain another news-filled day ended with his own headline. James scored 40 points as part of his third triple-double in four games and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Milwaukee Bucks 124-117 on Monday night as coach Tyronn Lue began his leave of absence to address health issues. Giannis Antetokounmpo […]

Now on 9th team, 41-year-old Rodney aims to boost Twins

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Told that Ichiro Suzuki wants to play until he’s 50, Fernando Rodney smiled. “He can. He feels good. He feels ready to go,” the Minnesota Twins closer said. “I think he loves the game. When you love something, you can say that.” “I love the game, too. But 50 is […]

Could Vikings’ guarantee for Cousins start an NFL trend?

  EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The idea began to percolate about 2½ years ago, in discussions between Kirk Cousins and agent Mike McCartney about his status with the Washington Redskins and his future in the NFL. The goal was to get a fully guaranteed contract, the security players in this league of high turnover and […]

The great QB Shuffle of 2018 is well under way

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Already a dozen NFL teams have new quarterbacks, half of them starters. And next month’s draft features a deep class of QB prospects, a half-dozen of which could hear their names called in the first round. Why such a remarkable run on prime-time passers? “They’re hard to find,” Denver Broncos general […]

Star flops: Several NBA prospects already bounced from NCAAs

Many of the freshman stars who garnered so much of the college basketball world’s attention during the regular season have already been bounced from March Madness. Arizona’s Deandre Ayton, Oklahoma’s Trae Young, Missouri’s Michael Porter Jr., Alabama’s Collin Sexton and Texas’ Mohamed Bamba are all considered potential NBA lottery picks whenever they decide to turn […]

What. Just. Happened? March Madness

One word succinctly describes what’s transpired so far in the NCAA Tournament: Madness. But even that’s probably underselling it. A comeback for the ages by Nevada. An entire region left without a Top 4 seed in the Sweet 16 for the first time in tourney history. The 16-seed winner UMBC, falling short in its attempt […]

New OF Christian Yelich gives Brewers lefty bat, flexibility

PHOENIX (AP) — Christian Yelich is giving the Milwaukee Brewers’ outfield a new look. The Brewers could plug him into the No. 2 spot in the lineup, while Yelich has shown the ability to play every outfield position. “They had a good thing going last year and fell just a little short” of the playoffs, […]

Giannis has 38, as Magic end five-game skid against Bucks

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A little redemption for the Orlando Magic was a big blow to the Milwaukee Bucks. Jonathon Simmons scored a career-high 35 points, D.J. Augustin added 32 and the Magic bounced back from an embarrassing defeat to beat the Bucks 126-117 on Wednesday night. Nikola Vucevic had 22 points, nine rebounds and […]

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