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Play ball! Quickly! Baseball tries to speed game this spring

March 3, 2015

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — With large, glowing red numbers, the timer on the center-field wall at Goodyear Ballpark ticked down Tuesday, counting off seconds and ushering in change. more »»

Denver Nuggets fire coach Brian Shaw with team in slide

March 3, 2015

DENVER (AP) — Last week, Denver Nuggets players broke huddle with a chant of "1-2-3 ... Six weeks," interpreted by some as a countdown to the end of a season gone sour. more »»

Cubs' scramble on Wrigley Field hits bump when mayor balks

March 3, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs' scramble to get as much of a massive renovation of Wrigley Field done before next month's opening day hit a bump Tuesday when Mayor Rahm Emanuel dashed the team's... more »»

A trying Heat season now hitting the stretch run

March 3, 2015

MIAMI (AP) — To say the Miami Heat have been presented with a new problem every day since last season ended, that would be an exaggeration.

But not by much. more »»

Victims to relive horror of marathon bombing as trial begins

March 3, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — In the two years since twin bombs tore through crowds at the Boston Marathon finish line, the case against suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has focused on arguments over where his trial... more »»

Pacquiao big hit so far in Vegas sports books vs Mayweather

March 3, 2015

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Manny Pacquiao has always believed he can do what 47 other fighters before him have failed to do — beat Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the rin. more »»

AP's Derby Top 10: Dortmund still No. 1, filly at No. 9

March 3, 2015

Dortmund is showing he's ready to race sooner than later — and trainer Bob Baffert isn't about to slow him down. more »»

Agency files to trademark 'Famous Jameis' for Winston

March 3, 2015

The marketing agency that represents Jameis Winston is trying to trademark "Famous Jameis," the popular nickname for the Heisman Trophy during his two years at Florida State. more »»

Thunder's Durant still out; Westbrook could return Wednesday

March 3, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kevin Durant will be out at least another week for the Oklahoma City Thunder, but Russell Westbrook could return Wednesday against the Philadelphia 76ers. more »»

New NCAA legislation on academic misconduct in works

March 3, 2015

A group of 20 university presidents and college athletics administrators is crafting a proposal to better define when the NCAA should investigate cases of academic cheating by student athletes. more »»

AP Interview: Mia Hamm 'humbled' to join Roma's board

March 3, 2015

ROME (AP) — With three kids at home, Mia Hamm already had plenty on her plate when two professional clubs called over the space of just a few days in Octobe. more »»

Cypriot referee blows whistle on alleged match-fixing

March 3, 2015

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Football in the sun-drenched Mediterranean island of Cyprus is riddled with match-fixing by referees, an operation designed to line the pockets of soccer officials and... more »»

Rangers' rivals counter by stocking up at NHL trade deadline

March 3, 2015

New York Rangers general manager Glen Sather struck the first bold move of the weekend by acquiring playmaking defenseman Keith Yandle in a trade with the Arizona Coyotes. more »»

Final week of regular season filled with intriguing matchups

March 3, 2015

Conference tournaments begin this week and there will be some important games for ranked teams in a few of the smaller leagues. more »»

Harrington survives a splash and ends a long drought

March 3, 2015

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Even in the midst of a drought so long it looked as though Padraig Harrington's best golf was behind him, he never stopped working. more »»

LEADING OFF: What's on deck today at spring training

March 3, 2015

What to watch for today at spring training:



Major League Baseball's new pace of play rules get their first loo. more »»

Dragic scores 21, Heat beat Suns 115-98 as tensions run high

March 3, 2015

MIAMI (AP) — Making no effort to downplay how much this win meant to him, Goran Dragic thanked the Miami Heat for his birthday present.

His birthday, by the way, is on May 6. more »»

Jack's jumper gives Nets 110-108 win over Curry, Warriors

March 3, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — There was no stopping Stephen Curry down the stretch, so Jarrett Jack shot over him.

Jack made a tiebreaking jumper with 1. more »»

Canadiens swing 3 deals on busy NHL trading deadline day

March 3, 2015

General manager Marc Bergevin added to the Montreal Canadiens without altering his Eastern Conference-leading lineu. more »»



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