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Experts want to see NFL act on domestic violence

Experts want to see NFL act on domestic violence

In this Aug. 16, 2014, photo, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice (27) carries during an NFL preseason football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas. Ravens running back Ray Rice is sitting out two games for domestic violence. A positive marijuana test, meanwhile, means Bro…

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Experts want to see NFL act on domestic violence

Experts want to see NFL act on domestic violence

FILE - In this May 23, 2014, file photo, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, right, speaks alongside his wife, Janay, during a news conference, Friday, May 23, in Owings Mills, Md. Rice’s two-game suspension for domestic violence begins Saturday, a punishment handed down after grainy vid…

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Manfred given mandate to manage MLB changes

Manfred given mandate to manage MLB changes

BALTIMORE | Kenesaw Mountain Landis is remembered for throwing out the Black Sox, Ford Frick for an asterisk, and Bowie Kuhn for squabbles with players and owners.

August 15, 2014 7:00 pm
Manfred given mandate to manage MLB changes

Manfred given mandate to manage MLB changes

Major League Baseball Chief Operating Officer Rob Manfred speaks to reporters after team owners elected him as the next commissioner of Major League Baseball during an owners quarterly meeting in Baltimore, on Thursday.

August 15, 2014 2:43 am
NFL seeks right answer for marijuana use

NFL seeks right answer for marijuana use

Marijuana is casting an ever-thickening haze across NFL locker rooms, and it's not simply because more players are using it.

August 14, 2014 1:45 pm
NFL seeks right answer for marijuana use

NFL seeks right answer for marijuana use

The NFL is reaching a critical point in navigating marijuana's tenuous relationship with what is being recognized, more and more, as the analgesic of choice for many of its players. "It's not, 'Let's go smoke a joint,''' retired NFL defensive lineman Marvin Washington, left, said. "It's, wha…

August 14, 2014 1:45 pm
Clinic owner tied to MLB scandal to plead guilty

Clinic owner tied to MLB scandal to plead guilty

MIAMI | The former clinic owner accused of selling performance-enhancing drugs to Alex Rodriguez has agreed to plead guilty in what prosecutors called a wide-ranging conspiracy to distribute steroids to both major league ballplayers and high school athletes.

August 05, 2014 3:28 pm
Clinic owner tied to MLB scandal to plead guilty

Clinic owner tied to MLB scandal to plead guilty

Anthony Bosch, center, is escorted by Drug Enforcement Administration officials in Weston, Fla., Tuesday. The owner of a now-defunct Florida clinic was charged Tuesday with conspiracy to distribute steroids, more than a year after he was accused of providing performance-enhancing drugs to Ne…

August 05, 2014 3:28 pm

Nibali wins Stage 18, closes in on Tour victory

ARGELES-GAZOST, France | Vincenzo Nibali crushed everyone on the last mountain leg of the Tour de France on Thursday, all but ensuring he will be crowned champion when the race ends in Paris in three days.

July 24, 2014 4:30 pm
Majka earns Pole position on Tour's 14th stage

Majka earns Pole position on Tour's 14th stage

Poland's Rafal Majka crosses the finish line to win the 14th stage of the Tour de France on Saturday in Risoul, France.

July 19, 2014 4:15 pm
Majka earns Pole position on Tour's 14th stage

Majka earns Pole position on Tour's 14th stage

RISOUL, France | Panting hard with his jersey unzipped and wide open in the heat, Polish rider Rafal Majka sped to a solo breakaway victory on Stage 14 as the Tour de France wrapped up its foray in the Alps on Saturday.

July 19, 2014 4:15 pm
Painkillers easy to get up to 2012, former NFL players say

Painkillers easy to get up to 2012, former NFL players say

Dozens of former players joining a lawsuit against the NFL say teams kept handing out powerful painkillers and other drugs with few – if any – safeguards as recently as 2012. That extends by four years the time frame for similar claims made in the original complaint and could open the door t…

July 18, 2014 7:00 pm
Former NFLers: Painkillers easy to get up to 2012

Former NFLers: Painkillers easy to get up to 2012

Former Bears quarterback Jim McMahon speaks during a recent news conference in Chicago. Steve Silverman, the lead plaintiffs' attorney, said this week, dozens of former players are joining McMahon in a lawsuit against the NFL saying teams kept handing out powerful painkillers and other drugs…

July 18, 2014 4:59 pm
With hitting down, should MLB lower the mound?

With hitting down, should MLB lower the mound?

MINNEAPOLIS | Baseball has a problem: Clayton Kershaw, Aroldis Chapman, Felix Hernandez and all the other kings of the hill are just too good.

July 15, 2014 6:27 am
American riders have sights set on Tour de France

American riders have sights set on Tour de France

The cycling career of American Andrew Talansky has been on a steady climb.

June 28, 2014 12:11 pm
American riders have sights set on Tour de France

American riders have sights set on Tour de France

KANSAS CITY, Mo. | Five years ago, while Alberto Contador was riding to victory in the Tour de France, Andrew Talansky was a vagabond cyclist scratching out a living in races across the United States.

June 28, 2014 12:11 pm
Olympic host Russia coming out of doping doghouse

Olympic host Russia coming out of doping doghouse

When the world last came together for the Winter Olympics, Russia was in the doghouse because of doping.

January 30, 2014 6:00 pm
Olympic host Russia coming out of doping doghouse

Olympic host Russia coming out of doping doghouse

You'd have to be a dope to try to get away with doping at the Sochi Olympics. That's the picture painted by international Olympic and anti-doping officials as they implement the toughest drug-testing program in Winter Games history.

January 30, 2014 11:07 am
Greg Maddux won't be unanimous Hall selection

Greg Maddux won't be unanimous Hall selection

NEW YORK | Greg Maddux could break a 22-year-old record today, though he won't become the first unanimous selection in the history of the baseball writers' Hall of Fame ballot.

January 07, 2014 4:24 pm
Greg Maddux won't be unanimous Hall selection

Greg Maddux won't be unanimous Hall selection

Greg Maddux, above, and Tom Glavine were fixtures in the Atlanta Braves rotation for years. Now they await word on another possible honor that will keep them together: induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

January 07, 2014 4:24 pm
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