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Gold medalist Michael Phelps pleads guilty to DUI

December 19, 2014

BALTIMORE (AP) — Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps avoided jail time on Friday when a judge placed him on probation for pleading guilty to a drunken driving charge for the second time in... more »»

Penguins Olli Maatta tests positive for mumps

December 19, 2014

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta is the third member of the team diagnosed with mumps. more »»

Sponsors pay big bucks to join college bowl games

December 19, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ready! Set! Hut, hut: This holiday season's blitz of college football bowl games will feature a reshuffled roster of corporate sponsors spending millions to thrust their name... more »»

AP sources: Pads to obtain Middlebrooks from BoSox

December 19, 2014

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Padres have agreed to obtain third baseman Will Middlebrooks from the Boston Red Sox for catcher Ryan Hanigan, two people with knowledge of the deal said Friday. more »»

AP sources: Peavy agrees on $24M, 2-year deal with Giants

December 19, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Giants are keeping a key member of their World Series rotation, bringing back Jake Peavy and one of the Southern boys who thrived on the big October stage alongside ace... more »»

Marathon runner Jeptoo's 'B' sample positive

December 19, 2014

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Marathon runner Rita Jeptoo's "B'' sample tested positive, Kenya's athletics federation said Friday, confirming an earlier test that found traces of a banned performance... more »»

Selig to become baseball commissioner emeritus

December 19, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Bud Selig will be given the title of baseball commissioner emeritus when he retires next month.

The 80-year-old Selig has led baseball for 22 1/2 years. more »»

Phillies finalize deal sending Jimmy Rollins to Dodgers

December 19, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Phillies have finalized their trade of Jimmy Rollins, sending the All-Star shortstop and $1 million to the Los Angeles Dodgers for right-hander Zach Eflin and left-hander... more »»

AP source: Padres to acquire OF Justin Upton from Braves

December 19, 2014

ATLANTA (AP) — Landing another of baseball's top power hitters, the San Diego Padres agreed to a trade for Atlanta Braves outfielder Justin Upton, a person with knowledge of the deal told The... more »»

AP source: Peavy agrees to $24M deal to stay with Giants

December 19, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pitcher Jake Peavy has agreed to a $24 million, two-year contract to stay with the World Series champion San Francisco Giants, a person familiar with the negotiations said... more »»

FIFA will not reopen 2018 and 2022 World Cup votes

December 19, 2014

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — FIFA will not reopen the vote for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, and will publish at least some of the confidential report into the bidding process, President Sepp Blatte... more »»

Pope boosts Rome's 2024 bid but warns: 'I won't be around'

December 19, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has given a papal thumbs up to Rome's bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics amid talk that the Vatican might host some events. But he is warning: "I won't be around. more »»

Jags' Marks caps 21-13 win over Titans with sack

December 19, 2014

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Sen'Derrick Marks slipped by Andy Levitre, grabbed Charlie Whitehurst around the legs and dragged him to the ground. more »»

Parity abounds among women's hoops elite

December 19, 2014

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley is sure of two things this season — there's more parity than ever at the top of women's basketball and her Gamecocks likely won't remain No. more »»

Best of the season's 39 bowl games

December 19, 2014

The College Football Playoff era is here and as the bowl season starts, it feels a bit like a New Year's three-for-one special: Three big games instead of one. more »»

Durant leaves Thunder game with ankle injury

December 19, 2014

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant sat out the second half of a 114-109 loss at the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night after spraining his right ankle. more »»

Your Top Plays for Today

December 19, 2014

Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide

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RONDO TRADED TO MAVERICKS, ENDING CELTICS ERA

Rajon Rondo, the last remnant of Boston's NBA championship team, is traded to the... more »»

39 bowl games and a reason to watch every one

December 19, 2014

Over the next three weeks, 38 bowl games and a national championship game will be played from Boise to the Bahamas and various points in between. You should watch them all. more »»

 
 
 

 

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