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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
Manfred elected next MLB commissioner

Manfred elected next MLB commissioner

BALTIMORE | Rob Manfred was elected baseball's 10th commissioner Thursday, winning a three-man race to succeed Bud Selig and given a mandate by the tradition-bound sport to recapture young fans and speed play in an era that has seen competition increase and attention spans shrink.

August 14, 2014 8:05 pm
Rob Manfred elected next MLB commissioner

Rob Manfred elected next MLB commissioner

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

August 14, 2014 8:05 pm
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
O'Bannon ready to keep fighting after beating NCAA

O'Bannon ready to keep fighting after beating NCAA

LAS VEGAS | Ed O'Bannon knows it's not over, far from it. He's ready for the appeals, and welcomes a challenge to the ruling that could change big-time college sports forever.

August 09, 2014 6:11 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
Ukraine, Russia spar over soccer in Crimea

Ukraine, Russia spar over soccer in Crimea

MOSCOW | Five months after the annexation of Crimea, Russia and Ukraine are now squabbling over soccer clubs in the region.

August 02, 2014 12:32 pm
Goodell defends NFL's 2-game suspension of Rice

Goodell defends NFL's 2-game suspension of Rice

CANTON, Ohio | NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell defended himself Friday against criticism that he was too lenient in suspending Ray Rice two games for his "horrible mistake."

August 01, 2014 9:12 pm
Ukraine, Russia spar over soccer in Crimea

Ukraine, Russia spar over soccer in Crimea

Five months after the annexation of Crimea, Russia and Ukraine are now squabbling over soccer clubs in the region. Defying authorities in Ukraine, Russia is incorporating three Crimean teams into its own leagues _ a move that could strain relations between the host country of the 2018 World …

August 01, 2014 12:32 pm

Top NCAA hoops official retiring after this season

INDIANAPOLIS | John Adams started refereeing basketball games for grocery money.

July 17, 2014 3:43 pm
Arbitrator rules Saints' Graham is a tight end

Arbitrator rules Saints' Graham is a tight end

NEW ORLEANS | The Saints' Jimmy Graham and the NFL Players Association were dealt a setback Wednesday when an arbitrator ruled that he can only be considered a tight end for the purposes of his franchise tag designation.

July 02, 2014 4:06 pm
FIFA bans Suarez for 4 months for biting opponent

FIFA bans Suarez for 4 months for biting opponent

RIO DE JANEIRO | Luis Suarez exits the World Cup with one of the longest bans in tournament history, and his reputation once again in tatters.

June 26, 2014 3:21 pm
Uruguay defends Suarez as FIFA scrambles

Uruguay defends Suarez as FIFA scrambles

RIO DE JANEIRO | As the world was judging Uruguay's Luis Suarez for biting a player in the World Cup, his teammates, coaches and fans in his soccer-crazy country defended the star, blaming the foreign media, his Italian opponents and uneven treatment.

June 25, 2014 5:05 pm
Standout results in Brazil fuel CONCACAF ambitions

Standout results in Brazil fuel CONCACAF ambitions

RIO DE JANEIRO | Success for North and Central American teams in Brazil is fueling the region's ambitions for future World Cups.

June 24, 2014 5:44 pm
Host Brazil opens World Cup with victory

Host Brazil opens World Cup with victory

SAO PAULO | "Tudo bem" — all good — as the Brazilians say.

June 12, 2014 7:07 pm
Northwestern AD says athletes need a vote

Northwestern AD says athletes need a vote

ROSEMONT, Ill. | Northwestern athletic director Jim Phillips says college athletes need more than just a voice when it comes to issues that affect them. They need a vote.

May 13, 2014 4:51 pm
How will Manziel fare in the NFL draft?

How will Manziel fare in the NFL draft?

In this Nov. 17, 2012, file photo, Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel rolls out to throw a touchdown pass during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Sam Houston State in College Station, Texas. Manziel could be the answer to Cleveland's prayers at quarterback. The polarizi…

May 05, 2014 5:03 pm
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