RECENT SPORTS NEWS

  • Giants' Petit retires 46 straight for MLB record

    August 28, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Giants right-hander Yusmeiro Petit has set a major league record by retiring 46 consecutive batters.

  • Beamer gets contract extension through 2018

    August 28, 2014

    BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Virginia Tech has given football coach Frank Beamer a two-year contract extension.

  • Yankees' Tanaka throws simulated game

    August 28, 2014

    DETROIT (AP) - New York Yankees star Masahiro Tanaka threw 49 pitches in a simulated game Thursday and did not report any unusual pain as he recovers from a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament.

  • Saban: No. 2 Alabama LB DePriest out for opener

    August 28, 2014

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama linebacker Trey DePriest is suspended for the season opener against West Virginia.

  • Adrian Peterson 'would love to retire as a Viking'

    August 28, 2014

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is reiterating that he hopes to remain in Minnesota until he retires in response to a report that he reached out to Jerry Jones about playing for the Dallas Cowboys this summer.

  • Wayne Rooney to captain England team

    August 28, 2014

    LONDON (AP) - Wayne Rooney has been named England captain, taking over the leadership role of an inexperienced team in a rebuilding phase following its worst-ever World Cup.

  • Michel Platini won't run against Sepp Blatter

    August 28, 2014

    MONACO (AP) - Michel Platini won't fight Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency, though he still hopes somebody will.

  • Japanese lawmaker, ex-NFL lineman in North Korea

    August 28, 2014

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - A Japanese pro-wrestler-turned-politician arrived in North Korea with a former NFL lineman and more than a dozen martial artists on Thursday for the first big sports event featuring well-known foreigners since Dennis Rodman's controversial basketball game earlier this year.

  • Olympics, Paralympics look for volunteers in Rio

    August 28, 2014

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The organizers of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics and Paralympics are recruiting 70,000 volunteers for the games that begin in less than two years.

  • Russian football union to meet with UEFA, FIFA

    August 28, 2014

    MOSCOW (AP) - The Russian Football Union says it will attend UEFA and FIFA-mediated talks next month to resolve a dispute with Ukraine over the clubs in Crimea.