May 1, 2015

Lions trade down to No. 28 pick in deal with Denver, then take G Laken Tomlinson of Duke

By Noah Trister THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ALLEN PARK, Mich. _ The Detroit Lions drafted guard Laken Tomlinson of Duke in the first round Thursday night after […]
April 29, 2015

Canadiens GM praises defence, seeks power play solutions going into semifinals

BROSSARD, Que. _ Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin makes no apologies for a defence-first philosophy that has helped propel the club into the second round […]
April 29, 2015

Former Premier League player Delroy Facey jailed for 2 1/2 years for plotting bribery in England

BIRMINGHAM, England _ A former Premier League player was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in jail on Wednesday after being convicted of plotting to bribe lower-league […]
April 29, 2015

Calvin Peete, most successful black golfer before arrival of Tiger Woods, dies

ATLANTA _ Calvin Peete, who taught himself how to play golf at 24 and became the most successful black player on the PGA Tour before the […]
April 29, 2015

Usain Bolt to compete in 200m at Golden Spike in Ostrava in May

PRAGUE, Czech Republic _ Usain Bolt will compete again at the Golden Spike in the Czech city of Ostrava in May. Organizers say the Jamaican great […]
April 28, 2015

Ujiri:No rush decisions on squad or coach after playoff disappointment

TORONTO _ Masai Ujiri plans to use the coming weeks to evaluate his players and head coach Dwane Casey. The Toronto Raptors general manager met with […]
April 28, 2015

Alajuelense fined for fan racism, behaviour in CCL semifinal against Impact (SOC-CONCACAF-Alajuelense)

MIAMI _ Alajuelense of Costa Rica has been fined undisclosed amounts for racist chants made by spectators and objects thrown on the field during its CONCACAF […]
April 25, 2015

Proposed Los Angeles-area NFL stadium boasts lightning bolts

CARSON (AP) _ New designs for a proposed NFL stadium in the Los Angeles area include simulated lightning bolts for the San Diego Chargers and a […]
April 25, 2015

Porscha Lucas leads Team USA to victory in women’s 800 meter relay at Penn Relays

By Dave Zeitlin THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA _ Porscha Lucas led Team USA to victory in the women’s 800-meter relay at the Penn Relays on Saturday […]
April 24, 2015

Klitschko back in US, meets unbeaten heavyweight Jennings

NEW YORK _ It’s difficult to tell if Wladimir Klitschko has a tougher time holding up all his championship belts or defending them in the ring. […]
April 24, 2015

Jury’s still out on Rogers Centre’s new turf

TORONTO — The jury is still out on the new turf at Rogers Centre. While Blue Jays infielders Josh Donaldson and Devon Travis acknowledge they’ve had […]
April 24, 2015

Bolt: Gay’s reduced doping ban sends wrong message

LONDON _ Usain Bolt believes Tyson Gay should have been thrown out of the sport for doping, calling his American rival’s reduced ban for co-operating with […]