November 3, 2015

Washington Nationals hire Dusty Baker as skipper; only black manager in Major League Baseball

By Howard Fendrich THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ Dusty Baker is the new manager of the Washington Nationals, meaning Major League Baseball avoids what would have […]
November 3, 2015

Pitching following dad’s death, Edinson Volquez holds off Mets just enough as Royals win title

By Ronald Blum THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Edinson Volquez took the mound, pitching for himself, the Royals, all of Kansas City and his late […]
October 30, 2015

Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali closing on Neil Smith for second most sacks in franchise history

By Dave Skretta THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ Long before Justin Houston began terrorizing quarterbacks, it was Tamba Hali who was following in the […]
October 30, 2015

Royals’ rotation puts the ‘world’ in World Series: After Volquez and Cueto, now Ventura starts

By Eric Nunez THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Yordano Ventura is the flamethrower who stares down hitters. Johnny Cueto has flowing dreadlocks and nicknamed his […]
October 29, 2015

Including the suspended Platini, FIFA accepts 7 entries for presidential election; Nakhid out

By Graham Dunbar THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GENEVA _ Seven men are in the running to replace Sepp Blatter as FIFA president, with Michel Platini’s candidature accepted […]
October 29, 2015

Retooled Kentucky roster has coach John Calipari expecting success later than sooner

By Gary B. Graves THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LEXINGTON, Ky. _ Kentucky coach John Calipari is prepared for his latest talented freshman class to come together later […]
October 29, 2015

Johnny Cueto dominates again at home as Royals beat Mets 7 1 to take 2 0 World Series lead

By Dave Skretta THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ After watching Johnny Cueto feed off the energy of the home crowd during a dominant start […]
October 28, 2015

Serena Williams to face pal Caroline Wozniacki in exhibition match at Madison Square Garden

NEW YORK (AP)_ Serena Williams will play her good friend Caroline Wozniacki in a rematch of last year’s U.S. Open final, and Stan Wawrinka will face […]
October 28, 2015

Shaka Smart takes over a Texas program that wants more than brief NCAA tourney appearances

By Jim Vertuno THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AUSTIN, Texas _ Shake Smart ignored the lure of bigger basketball programs for years to stay at Virginia Commonwealth. Then […]
October 28, 2015

Cincinnati, Iowa, UAB, Wyoming to play in inaugural Cayman Islands Classic

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands(AP) _ Cincinnati, Iowa, UAB and Wyoming _ all of whom played in last season’s NCAA Tournament _ comprise half the field for […]
October 28, 2015

FIFA accepts 7 entries for presidential election, excludes former player David Nakhid

ZURICH (AP)_ FIFA says there are seven official entries for the presidential election to replace Sepp Blatter, with former Trinidad and Tobago player David Nakhid not […]
October 27, 2015

Kobe, Duncan, KG head group of aging, 37 plus former NBA All Stars still being counted on

By Cliff Brunt THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Kobe Bryant is still a Los Angeles Laker. NBA fans are anxiously waiting to see what he has left, wondering […]