NEW YORK | The NFL's concussion settlement popped back into the national consciousness Tuesday — and it's no closer to being resolved — just as the league was set for a big couple of weeks.
This Oct. 1, 2013 file photo shows New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez arrivng at the offices of Major League Baseball in New York. Rodriguez sued Major League Baseball and its players' union Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 seeking to overturn a season-long suspension imposed by an arbitrator who ruled t…
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio | Luol Deng was surprised. His mom was shaken.
Former Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan delivers a statement at an NFL football news conference after being fired, Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, in Ashburn, Va. Shanahan was fired after a morning meeting with owner Dan Snyder and general manager Bruce Allen at Redskins Park, a formality…
White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf, left, and Reds general manager Walt Jocketty chat while leaving baseball's winter meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., on Thursday.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. | Baseball officials are up front about this: They want to ban home-plate collisions to guard their investments.
CHICAGO | Patrick Kane reveled in being a Sports Illustrated cover boy this week.
CHICAGO | The last time the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup, the team was dismantled during the offseason and a frustrating title defense ended in the first round of the playoffs.
The Blackhawks' Byron Froese (58) celebrates his first period goal with teammates Brad Mills and Ben Smith, right, during a preseason NHL hockey game against Detroit. Smith is one player who could have a larger role this season.
SECAUCUS, N.J. | This time, the Houston Astros couldn't resist drafting Mark Appel with the No. 1 pick.
Former NFL player Dorsey Levens, left, walks to the U.S. Courthouse Tuesday in Philadelphia for a hearing to determine whether the NFL faces years of litigation over concussion-related brain injuries.
PHILADELPHIA | Lisa McHale wishes her husband had lived long enough to learn more about the links between concussions and long-term brain injuries.
HAVANA | Protective headgear has been the rule of the ring for more than 50 years in Cuba, which banned professional boxing shortly after the 1959 revolution.
Youths train at the Rafael Trejos boxing gym in Old Havana, Cuba, early Thursday. Cuba banned professional boxing shortly after the 1959 revolution. Now the island is on the verge of partially reversing five decades of strictly amateur boxing. While officials caution that no decision has bee…
NCAA President Mark Emmert, right, speaks at the NCAA's convention keynote luncheon Wednesday in Grapevine, Texas. O'Neal spoke about the importance of education in his life and the value his three degrees bring in his post-NBA basketball career.
INDIANAPOLIS | Mark Emmert is trying to make common sense a common practice in college sports.
INDIANAPOLIS | Now that general manager Ryan Grigson has money to spend in free agency, he's devising a new game plan.
NEW YORK | They walked into a Manhattan hotel, knowing they were running out of time to save their season.
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, left, and Donald Fehr, executive director of the NHL Players' Association, reached a tentative agreement early Sunday to end a nearly four-month-old lockout that threatened to wipe out the season.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, left, talks to the media as Donald Fehr, executive director of the NHL Players' Association, stands next to him, in New York, early Sunday. A tentative deal to end the 113-day NHL lockout was reached early Sunday morning following a marathon 16-hour negotiating…
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