Bryce Weiler, right, who is blind since birth, joins Peoria Chiefs play-by-play announcer Nathan Baliva on Aug. 21 in the broadcast booth during a Chiefs game at Dozer Park in Peoria, Ill.
FILE - In this June 18, 2014, file photo, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice stretches during NFL football practice at the team's training facility in Owings Mills, Md. It's an NFL fact of life: If a player has talent, a team can find a place for him, no matter how bad his off-the-field …
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fans watch as Belgium scores against the U.S. during the World Cup viewing party at Solider Field on Tuesday in Chicago. Belgium defeated the U.S. 2-1.
AUSTIN, Texas | They turned out by the tens of thousands, some painted in red, white and blue, waving flags and chanting "I Believe!" in city parks, stadiums and sports bars from coast to coast on Tuesday to watch the U.S. national soccer team play Belgium in the knockout round of the World Cup.
RIO DE JANEIRO | A convicted match-fixer denied a report in a German magazine Tuesday that he predicted the result and details of a World Cup game.
RECIFE, Brazil | They heard about people back home watching during their lunch breaks, streaming on office computers or playing hooky with fellow fans. And then, as the bus pulled away from the hotel Thursday, the U.S. World Cup team was struck with an unusual sight.
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.
MIAMI | An hour before Game 4 of the NBA Finals, LeBron James was talking about the World Cup.
The Spurs' Tony Parker is a Belgian-born guard who also plays for France.
INDIANAPOLIS | Kurt Busch grew up glued to the TV, watching the Indianapolis 500 with his father, and he remembered the fervor caused in 1993 when Emerson Fittipaldi bypassed the usual celebratory post-race beverage for a swig of orange juice instead of milk.
AUGUSTA, Ga. | On the course, it's all about going low. Outside the ropes, it's more about stacking high.
ARLINGTON, Texas | The tournament that began with the lure of a billion-dollar bracket will end at a billion-dollar stadium outside of Dallas.
NEWARK, N.J. | Richard Sherman couldn't wait to start talking Tuesday.
NEWARK, N.J. | Internet star Lil Terrio danced with cheerleaders, an Austrian man dressed as Mozart, another guy wore a Waldo costume and Nickelodeon's Pick Boy was in the house.
NEWARK, N.J. | When Peyton Manning returned to the NFL after a series of neck operations that sidelined him for the entire 2011 season, there was plenty of talk about when — and even whether — he would return to the level of play that earned four MVP awards and two Super Bowl appearances.
SECAUCUS, N.J. | This time, the Houston Astros couldn't resist drafting Mark Appel with the No. 1 pick.
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