Headache-plagued Stephen Johns finally back on ice for Stars

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Stephen Johns sometimes wondered if he would play hockey again while missing nearly 22 months with headaches that may or may not have been related to concussions. ...

Diamondbacks acquire OF Starling Marte from Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Starling Marte is heading to the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Pittsburgh Pirates sent the two-time Gold Glove outfielder and 2016 All-Star to the Diamondbacks on Monda...

Waiters takes blame for the issues that led to suspensions

MIAMI (AP) — Dion Waiters spoke about his issues for the first time in months Sunday, accepting responsibility for the matters that led him to being suspended by the Miami Heat on three separate occas...

AP source: Story, Rockies agree to $27.5 million, 2-yr deal

DENVER (AP) — All-Star shortstop Trevor Story and the Colorado Rockies have agreed to a $27.5 million, two-year contract that avoids an arbitration hearing, according to a person familiar with the dea...

Donaldson's option price could escalate by $4 million

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Josh Donaldson's 2024 option with the Minnesota Twins can escalate an additional $4 million based on awards he earns during the first four seasons of the deal. Don...

Soccer union FIFPro distances itself from link to Platini

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Soccer players’ union FIFPro distanced itself Friday from reports Michel Platini will be advising the organization's president. French media reported th...

Six Nations: Capsules on all 6 teams

LONDON (AP) — ENGLAND COACH: Eddie Jones 2019 SIX NATIONS: 2nd BEST SIX NATIONS RESULT: Champion 2000, '01, '03, '11, '16, '17 ...

Six Nations: Fresh feel with new coaches, captains, ideas

Out with the old, in with the new. That’s the theme heading into the 2020 Six Nations, with only two teams -- England and Scotland -- retaining their coach for the start of the lates...

Saracens scandal: Report shows ex-owner's deals with players

LONDON (AP) — Former Saracens owner Nigel Wray broke rules by entering into investments in property and image rights with a number of players, according to a disciplinary report published Thursday tha...

One deal agents can't reach in transfer window is with FIFA

LONDON (AP) — The super agents of soccer have pressing priorities beyond trading players in the January transfer window: Protecting their ability to enjoy unrestricted cuts of deals. ...

NHL teams realize backup goaltender is important position

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins had it all set up to honor backup goalie Jaroslav Halak on Tuesday night for becoming the 74th goalie in NHL history to play in 500 games. Then someth...

Facing humiliating controls, Lebanese focus fury on banks

BEIRUT (AP) — Before picking up cash from a downtown bank in Lebanon's capital, Mey Al Sayegh mentally braces herself for what would have been a routine trip before the country's crippling cash crunch...

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...

Home playoff game next goal after Titans' road run hit end

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Vrabel knows wins and losses are the only true measure for the Tennessee Titans. Coming up one win shy of the franchise's first Super Bowl berth in 20 years even after a 2...

Cheating champs: English rugby rocked by Saracens scandal

They call it “The Saracens Way," a list of core values that the club from north London says helped transform a “chronically underachieving organization” to become the dominant force in European rugby....