By ROB MAADDI, AP Pro Football Writer
Bust out the protractors and rulers, refs. All your old-school stationery supplies are fair game for measurements in the NFL.
Referee Gene Steratore's decision to use a folded index card for a first-down measurement that went in favor of Dallas against ...
By DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer
Jordan Spieth won the British Open with a flourish at the end. Justin Thomas hit 7-iron that had to be perfect for him to seal his first major at the PGA Championship.
Both wonder if they would have been in position to win on Sunday if not for key shots ...
By ERIC OLSON, AP College Football Writer
Targeting penalties in the top tier of college football reached an all-time high this season and the Pac-12 and Southeastern conferences had the most players flagged, according to an analysis of NCAA data and research by The Associated Press.
It has ...
By The Associated Press
FOOTBALL BOWL SUBDIVISION TARGETING CALLS - 2017
By Conference (total number of players)
Big Ten: 20
Sun Belt: 20
Mountain West: 13
Big 12: 12
Conference USA: 12
Atlantic Coast: 6
ZURICH (AP) — FIFA has been informed of goal-line technology glitches during French league games, by the same system used at the 2014 World Cup.
Soccer's governing body said on Tuesday it has yet to confirm whether GoalControl will be used in Russia at a second straight World Cup.
By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Pro Football Writer
Well, no one STILL seems to agree on what, exactly, should constitute a catch in the NFL — and that contributed to the Pittsburgh Steelers' loss to the New England Patriots in a key game for home-field advantage in the AFC playoffs.
It's also hard ...
By BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer
After 15 weeks of the NFL season, it's time to acknowledge a whole bunch of items that have become apparent.
Some did so over the course of the schedule, and some became crystallized Sunday.
— Teams get antsy and/or dumb when ...
By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin didn't want to risk overtime. Neither did Ben Roethlisberger.
So with the clock ticking down and a chance to end years of torment by the New England Patriots just 7 yards away, Tomlin gave Roethlisberger permission to ad ...
By EDDIE PELLS and JOHN LEICESTER, AP Sports Writers
SAAS-FEE, Switzerland (AP) — The athletes' half-hour commute in the Swiss Alps — up two gondolas, then through a tunnel in the world's highest underground train to a glacier at 11,000 feet — served up daily grim reminders that global ...
By The Associated Press
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Erik Haula scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Florida Panthers 5-2 Sunday.
Nate Schmidt, Colin Miller, Jonathan Marchessault and James Neal also scored for Vegas, while goalie Malcolm Subban ...
By JOSH DUBOW, AP Pro Football Writer
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Ezekiel Elliott will return from suspension to a Dallas Cowboys team still in the playoff hunt thanks to a first down gained by the width of an index card and a fumble just shy of the end zone.
Dan Bailey kicked the go-ahead, ...
BOSTON (AP) — Celtics guard Gordon Hayward is open to playing this season, but said Friday it will depend on how fast he is able to heal and show progress as he works his way back from a broken left ankle.
Hayward was at TD Garden for Boston’s matchup with the Utah Jazz, the team he left ...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Russell Westbrook had 27 points, 17 rebounds and 15 assists, and Oklahoma City and the Philadelphia 76ers went basket-for-basket in a three-overtime thriller before the Thunder pulled out a 119-117 victory on Friday night.
Andre Roberson scored the winner with 10 seconds ...
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers stayed afloat in the postseason race while hoping for nearly two months that Aaron Rodgers would return.
News that the two-time NFL MVP was cleared medically to come back from a collarbone injury finally arrived Tuesday night, coming a bit later ...
By STEVEN WINE, AP Sports Writer
Derek Jeter owns five World Series rings, which may be the reason agent Scott Boras had jewelry on his mind when discussing the Miami Marlins' new ownership.
Boras said Jeter and his group are turning the Marlins into a pawn shop.
It was yet another jab at ...
By SCHUYLER DIXON, AP Pro Football Writer
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Commissioner Roger Goodell views the agreement reached on an extension last week as his final contract overseeing the NFL, a league spokesman said Wednesday.
Goodell's extension through 2024 will allow him to help negotiate a ...
By DAVE CAMPBELL, AP Sports Writer
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have taken another step toward deepening their starting pitching.
This boost won't take effect for a while.
The Twins signed former New York Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda to two-year, $10 million contract ...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NBA has chosen Indianapolis to host the 2021 All-Star Game.
Commissioner Adam Silver made the announcement Wednesday just hours before Paul George returned to Bankers Life Fieldhouse for the first time since the Pacers traded him to Oklahoma City last summer.
By JOHN ZENOR, AP Sports Writer
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Flush with a new long-term deal, Auburn coach Gus Malzahn likes where his program stands long-term and where the Tigers are headed in the near future.
Malzahn's seventh-ranked Tigers are set to begin preparation Friday for the Peach Bowl ...
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia freshman is facing a felony forgery charge over allegations of passing a counterfeit $100 bill last summer, the third player to be arrested since the Bulldogs won the Southeastern Conference championship and a spot in the College Football Playoff.
Defensive back ...