RECENT SPORTS NEWS

  • Washington Post strikes 'Redskins' from editorials

    August 22, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Washington Post says it will stop calling Washington's football team the ''Redskins'' on its editorial page.

  • Police: Steelers' Bell, Blount admitted buying pot

    August 22, 2014

    PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount told police they ''pitched in'' to buy a bag of marijuana with a female friend shortly before they were pulled over - and Bell acknowledged smoking some, though he told the officer who pulled them over he felt OK to drive, police said in court papers.

  • Selig hasn't changed outlook about Rose

    August 22, 2014

    CINCINNATI (AP) - As his term winds down, baseball Commissioner Bud Selig hasn't changed his outlook on Pete Rose's lifetime ban for gambling.

  • Guilty plea entered in Cuban ballplayer smuggling

    August 22, 2014

    MIAMI (AP) - A man accused of masterminding a human trafficking ring pleaded guilty Friday to U.S. extortion charges involving the smuggling of more than 1,000 Cubans, including baseball players such as Texas Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin.

  • Denver Broncos punt return job open again

    August 22, 2014

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Jordan Norwood's season-ending knee injury jumbled the Denver Broncos' search for Trindon Holliday's replacement on punt returns and dented the team's depth at wide receiver.

  • Donaldson retains lead at Czech Masters

    August 22, 2014

    VYSOKY UJEZD, Czech Republic (AP) - Jamie Donaldson shot a 3-under 69 Friday to retain a one-stroke lead after the second round of the Czech Masters and keep alive his hopes of a spot on Europe's Ryder Cup team.

  • Cleveland greets reopening of historic ballpark

    August 22, 2014

    CLEVELAND (AP) - An important piece of Cleveland history will be celebrated Saturday with the reopening of historic League Park, once home to the Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Buckeyes of the Negro Leagues.

  • Colts' Wayne hoping to get on field vs Saints

    August 22, 2014

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Reggie Wayne and Drew Brees spent most of August following the same script.

  • NASCAR rolls out glitzy new ad campaign for Chase

    August 22, 2014

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - NASCAR will promote its revamped Chase for the Sprint Cup championship format with a new advertising campaign officially launched on Friday with the theme of: ''Sixteen nations: Ten battles. One will prevail.''

  • European soccer body snubs Crimean games in Russia

    August 22, 2014

    GENEVA (AP) - European soccer's governing body won't recognize any matches played by Crimean clubs in Russian competitions, but it stopped short of issuing sanctions against 2018 World Cup host Russia.