Yankees lefty James Paxton has back surgery, out 3-4 months

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees left-hander James Paxton had back surgery Wednesday and is expected to be sidelined until May or June. New York said Dr. Andrew Dossett in Dallas performed a ...

Former SC sheriff charged with domestic violence at his home

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A former South Carolina sheriff who pleaded guilty to stealing public money last month was arrested at his home and charged with criminal domestic violence. For...

Chiefs' Hill relishes Super Bowl run after ruinous offseason

MIAMI (AP) — Just over six months ago, Tyreek Hill was uncertain whether he would ever play another game in the NFL. He had become the object of scorn among many Kansas City Chiefs f...

Russia to drop murder charge against sisters who killed dad

MOSCOW (AP) — Investigators in the case of three sisters accused of killing their abusive father have been ordered by Russia's Prosecutor General's office to drop the murder charge against them and in...

'Captain America' John Lynch enjoys success as 49ers GM

MIAMI (AP) — John Lynch had just finished another season in the relatively cushy job as television analyst when he decided to call Kyle Shanahan three years ago and offer up his services as a general ...

In #metoo era, Kobe and other athletes often get a pass

DENVER (AP) — Folded conveniently into the narratives about his “complicated past” was the detail about Kobe Bryant that could’ve wrecked him. It was a rape allegation by a 19-year-o...

Ratings up, future bright: NFL rebounds off troubled seasons

The most compelling drama in the NFL this season unfolded on the field, not off it. And any thought that the league was in jeopardy of losing its spot as America's favorite sport ha...

Mexican women protest murders of activists, target monuments

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Several hundred feminist activists warmed up with chants Saturday next to a monument to murdered Mexican women before filling a street in the capital and dousing female police offic...

Goodell’s stint atop NFL quite a roller-coaster ride

NEW YORK (AP) — During the fall of 2011, a couple of months after the NFL's lockout of the players ended and the regular season began as scheduled, a class of graduate students was asked to rate the p...

MLB, union: $3M to domestic violence, mental health programs

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball and the players' union announced a $3 million grant program Thursday to support organizations that advocate for positive mental health, relationship skills and su...

AP visits immigration courts across US, finds nonstop chaos

LUMPKIN, Ga. (AP) — In a locked, guarded courtroom in a compound surrounded by razor wire, Immigration Judge Jerome Rothschild waits -- and stalls. A Spanish interpreter is running l...

Mathieu, Clark turn gambles by Chiefs into wise investments

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tyrann Mathieu and Frank Clark were watching the AFC championship game on television a year ago, their teams knocked out of the playoffs, never thinking for a moment what the f...

AP Exclusive: ICE subpoenas sanctuary city law enforcement

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has subpoenaed Denver law enforcement for information on four foreign nationals wanted for deportation and could expand the unusual practice ...

Phillies cut former All-Star Odubel Herrera

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have cut outfielder Odubel Herrera and claimed outfielder Nick Martini off waivers. Herrera was designated for assignment on Tuesday to ...

In Mexican capital, red shoes to protest killings of women

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Stiletto heels. Clogs. Trainers. Tiny, child-size Crocs. Activists placed hundreds of painted-red women’s shoes on Mexico City’s sun-drenched main square Saturday...