Sep 27, 2016

All venues nearly completed for 2018 Games

With 500 days until the Olympic cauldron is ignited in Pyeongchang, organizers of the 2018 Winter Games say 90 percent of construction on new venues is complete and the focus of preparations is on test events. Pyeongchang’s 2018 organizing committee on Tuesday said construction ...

Sep 27, 2016

49ers lineman Davis retires again

San Francisco 49ers offensive lineman Anthony Davis has once again retired from the NFL. Davis sat out last year in part because of concerns over a concussion before deciding to return to the Niners this summer. He suffered another concussion in practice on Sept. ...

Sep 27, 2016

Pierce to play final season with Clippers

Paul Pierce decided to return for his 19th and last season in the NBA, convinced the Los Angeles Clippers can make a successful run to their first league title. The 10-time All-Star first disclosed his decision Monday in a posting on The Players’ Tribune ...

Sep 27, 2016

LeBron offers support for Kaepernick

LeBron James says he plans to stand during the national anthem, but he supports San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision to kneel in protest. James has always been outspoken on social issues. He said Monday he intends to stand while “The Star-Spangled Banner” is ...

Marlins win one for Fernandez

Sep 27, 2016

Marlins win one for Fernandez

Dee Gordon and the Miami Marlins wore their emotions on the sleeves of their No. 16 jerseys. Jose Fernandez would have loved it. Gordon homered leading off the first inning for the Marlins, who totaled 14 hits and mixed cheers with the tears of ...

Sep 27, 2016

Struggling Albirex fire Yoshida

Tatsuma Yoshida has been let go as manager of relegation-haunted Niigata Albirex, the J. League first-division team announced Tuesday. The 42-year-old Yoshida will be replaced by coach Koichiro Katafuchi after four straight defeats have left Niigata 15th in the overall J1 table with seven ...

Sep 27, 2016

Hardy arrested on cocaine possession charge

Former Dallas defensive end Greg Hardy, who remains unsigned after a tumultuous 2015 season revolving around his domestic violence case in North Carolina, was arrested on a cocaine possession charge in Texas. Hardy was booked early Monday and later released on $5,000 bond in ...