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James, Warriors, Rockets, Celtics highlight NBA TV schedule

NBA fans will get a smorgasbord of LeBron James in a Los Angeles Lakers uniform, the All-Star laden lineup of the defending champion Golden State Warriors, the Houston Rockets and the up-and-coming Boston Celtics as part of the league’s national television schedule. The NBA released its TV schedule for the first week of the season, […]

NCAA adopts college basketball reforms for draft, recruiting

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — College basketball players who go undrafted by the NBA will be allowed to return to school and play as part of sweeping NCAA reforms in the wake of a corruption scandal. The NCAA announced Wednesday that its Board of Governors and Division I Board of Directors adopted a “series of significant policy […]

Brewers get off to 4-0 lead, before Margot, Reyes go off for Padres

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Manuel Margot homered, tripled, singled and drove in five runs, helping the San Diego Padres overcome an early deficit and beat the Milwaukee Brewers 11-5 Tuesday night. Franmil Reyes added three RBIs for the Padres. Jesus Aguilar and Mike Moustakas staked Milwaukee to a 4-0 first-inning lead with a pair of two-run […]

Survey: Athletes feel pressure of win-at-all-costs culture

A majority of U.S. athletes responding to an anti-doping survey said they feel pressure from higher-ups to win medals, and the spotlight shines only on those who pile up victories. Though athletes have often cited the win-at-all-costs culture as a reason they cheat, only a slim number of those surveyed said they would be tempted […]

NFL helmet rule enforcement unclear for players, coaches

Visceral blowback to the NFL’s updated rule that players can’t lead with their helmets to make contact is straight out of tough-guy football 101. Hard-hitting defensive backs say the league is destroying the physical element of the game or lament that it’s changing the sport entirely. “Do they want us to play flag football?” Dolphins […]

Minors team wins with no BBs or hits thanks to extras rule

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The minor leagues’ new extra innings rule led to a bizarre victory for the Clearwater Threshers on Monday night. The Philadelphia Phillies’ Class A affiliate had no hits and no walks against the Tampa Tarpons, yet it beat the New York Yankees’ Florida State League club 1-0. RECAP: Threshers get no-hit…and […]

Serena Williams shares postpartum struggles on social media

Serena Williams says she’s been struggling with postpartum emotions and wants other new moms to know they are “totally normal.” The 23-time Grand Slam champion suffered the most lopsided defeat of her career, a 6-1, 6-0 loss to Johanna Konta in San Jose, California, last Tuesday. She then withdrew from this week’s Rogers Cup in […]

Outside firm will head Meyer probe; expected to take 2 weeks

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State will rely on an outside law firm to investigate what coach Urban Meyer knew and did about domestic abuse accusations against a former assistant, a process expected to be completed within two weeks, the university said Sunday night. Ohio State said in a release that a trustees’ committee formed […]

McCarthy: Packers’ LT Bakhtiari’s injury not ‘long term’

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers left tackle David Bakhtiari has apparently avoided a serious injury. Bakhtiari was hurt during the Family Night practice on Saturday at Lambeau Field. He walked to a cart with his left shoe removed before being driven back to the locker room. Coach Mike McCarthy said before practice […]

Packers LT Bakhtiari carted off field at Lambeau Field Family Night

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers left tackle David Bakhtiari was taken off the field on a cart Saturday, dampening the spirits at Family Night at Lambeau Field. Bakhtiari walked to the cart with his left shoe removed. “I don’t have enough information to answer that,” coach Mike McCarthy said about the severity […]

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