RECENT SPORTS NEWS

  • Hamilton sets the pace in Chinese GP practice

    April 18, 2014

    SHANGHAI (AP) - Mercedes set the fastest practice times again at the Chinese Grand Prix on Friday, though rivals Ferrari and Red Bull may have closed the gap somewhat on Formula One's runaway leader.

  • Safarova opens Fed Cup for Czechs against Errani

    April 18, 2014

    OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) - Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic will face Sara Errani of defending champion Italy in the opening singles of their Fed Cup semifinal on Saturday.

  • Larrazabal jumps into water to escape hornets

    April 18, 2014

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Lee Westwood jumped out to a four-shot lead and Pablo Larrazabal jumped into a water hazard to escape hornets during the Malaysian Open second round on Friday.

  • Austria: Ex-players led match-fixing organization

    April 18, 2014

    GRAZ, Austria (AP) - In the biggest match-fixing scandal in Austrian soccer, three former players are accused of attempting to manipulate 18 national league games from 2004 to 2013 with bets of up to $415,000 a match.

  • NCAA could force hardship transfers to sit 1 year

    April 18, 2014

    Student-athletes who seek transfers due to ''difficult life circumstances'' might have to sit out a season but gain an extra year of eligibility starting in 2015-16.

  • Simpson signs with DePaul

    April 18, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) - Former Chicago high school star Aaron Simpson has signed a letter of intent to play at DePaul next season.

  • NBA playoffs looking more wide-open than expected

    April 18, 2014

    MIAMI (AP) - It's hardly a certainty that the No. 1 seeds in the conference playoffs will reach the NBA Finals. It's happened that way only 11 times in the last 35 years.

  • Gonzaga signs son of Arvydas Sabonis

    April 18, 2014

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Gonzaga has signed 6-foot-10 forward Domantas Sabonis, the 17-year-old son of former NBA center Arvydas Sabonis.

  • Tulsa businessman Kaiser joins Thunder ownership

    April 18, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Tulsa businessman George B. Kaiser has joined the Oklahoma City Thunder's ownership team.

  • Strong makes Texas debut with spring scrimmage

    April 18, 2014

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - For the first time since 1997, the Texas Longhorns will suit up for a game without Mack Brown on the sideline.