Mets make it official, announce Rojas as their new manager
NEW YORK (AP) — The Mets made it official, hiring Luis Rojas as their manager to replace Carlos Beltrán. New York announced the move Thursday, a week after Beltrán departed without managing a game.
Garoppolo gets 49ers to Super Bowl with handoffs not throws
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Maybe it was fitting that Jimmy Garoppolo did his best Bob Griese impersonation in the victory that sent the San Francisco 49ers to Griese's old stomping grounds in Miami for the Super Bowl.
Suggs aiming for Super Bowl after joining Chiefs last month
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — There was a moment during practice last week, while the Kansas City Chiefs were prepping for their AFC title game against Tennessee, that caused linebackers coach Matt House to seek out defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo.
Long lines at Pro Bowl to get Jackson's autograph, picture
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Baltimore cornerback Marlon Humphrey was signing autographs following Pro Bowl practice Thursday and wrapping up an interview when his sister jumped in with a desperate request.
Canada stamps honor on pre-NHL all-black hockey league
CHERRY BROOK, Nova Scotia (AP) — Canada is paying tribute to an all-black hockey league that thrived long before the NHL became part of national lore.
Trio of transfers powering Dutcher's undefeated No. 4 Aztecs
SAN DIEGO (AP) — It’s almost like Brian Dutcher and the San Diego State Aztecs won the lottery when they attracted a trio of transfers.
Omaha Beach, Spun to Run scratched from Pegasus World Cup
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Pegasus World Cup Invitational took two major hits Thursday, with the top choices for the race being scratched over health concerns.
NCAA to allow potential Olympians to receive more benefits
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The NCAA will now permit elite athletes to be paid for training expenses by the U.S. Olympic Committee and other national governing bodies.
AP Top 25 Podcast: What's next for NCAA's NIL policy?
NEW YORK (AP) — The NCAA is trying to figure out how it can allow athletes to be compensated for their fame, while still preserving its rules for amateurism.
AP Interview: Fiorentina's American owner is a soccer lifer
ROME (AP) — From Calabria to Pennsylvania, then the Bronx and beyond, new Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso has been on the move his entire life.
The Latest: Svitolina puts top 10 women in Australian 3rd Rd
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local): 12:45 a.m. All of the top 10 seeded women have reached the third round at the Australian Open for the first time since 2007.
Kyrgios barks, mocks his way to Australian Open's 3rd round
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Love him or hate him -- and make no mistake, there are plenty in each camp -- Nick Kyrgios never allows for a dull moment when he's on a tennis court, whether it's shot selection, showmanship, momentum swings, barking at his entourage or mocking another player not even involved in the match at hand.
Royals star catcher Salvador Perez to become US citizen
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Royals star catcher Salvador Perez is about to become a U.S. citizen. Perez passed his citizenship exam earlier this month and will be be joined by Chief U.S.
Zion Williamson's exceptional debut provides Pelicans hope
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Zion Williamson’s sublime 17-point surge in a span of barely more than three minutes could very well become part of New Orleans' pro sports lore — even if the final score won't.
Cast in many roles, Gus Kenworthy is one tough act to follow
Freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy hasn't had much time to rehearse and practice new tricks heading into the Winter X Games this weekend.
Most dangerous lead in hockey? This season, it's all of them
Joel Quenneville remembers years past when NHL teams leading going into the third period could feel comfortable chalking up two points.
Brett Favre sees some of his own traits in Mahomes
Brett Favre sees some of his own traits as a football player in Patrick Mahomes. The mobility and passing outside the pocket, usually on the run.
Williamson's 22 in debut not enough for Pelicans vs. Spurs
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Zion Williamson scored the final point of his first NBA regular season game as a packed and standing crowd belted out chants of “M-V-P!” Then the NBA's No.
James closes on Kobe, Davis has 28 as Lakers beat Knicks
NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James spent the first half showing why he will soon pass Kobe Bryant for third place on the NBA's career scoring list.
Odd Couple: Jeter, Walker take different routes to Hall
NEW YORK (AP) — Derek Jeter and Larry Walker rarely crossed paths during their time in the major leagues. "There was one time in the Bahamas, playing blackjack, that we sat down for a little while with Matt Damon, and we sat there and played for a little while," Walker recalled of a gambling evening where athletes and thespians mixed.
Arrest warrant issued for NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — A warrant has been issued for the arrest of NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown following accusations that he and his trainer attacked another man near Brown's Florida home.
Giants' Eli Manning retires after 16 seasons, 2 Super Bowls
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Eli Manning is ending a 16-year NFL career that saw him recognized as a great quarterback, a leader, a solid citizen and the man who led the New York Giants back into prominence with two Super Bowl titles.
Big 12 suspends 4 players from KU-KSU brawl 25 games total
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Big 12 suspended four players from Kansas and Kansas State a combined 25 games Wednesday for their roles in a melee that spilled off the court and into a section of disabled seating in Allen Fieldhouse near the end of the third-ranked Jayhawks' win over the Wildcats.
Lynx star Maya Moore opts to stay on hiatus from WNBA in '20
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Lynx star Maya Moore will sit out a second straight WNBA season to continue her push for criminal justice reform.
Mets pick coach Luis Rojas to replace Beltrán as manager
NEW YORK (AP) — Caught off guard in a quick split with Carlos Beltrán, the New York Mets want some continuity for a change. So with spring training only three weeks away, they picked his replacement from their very own bench.