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NEW YORK (AP) — NBA teams need to keep Hack-a-Shaq on the court, not the sideline. The league sent a memo to teams and referees Tuesday clarifying that intentionally fouling a player inbounding the ball will be a delay of game violation — and possibly a technical foul. The memo...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers have suspended Blake Griffin four games without pay for punching a team staff member. His salary will be withheld for an additional game because he broke his shooting hand. The team announced the punishment Tuesday, saying it worked...
DENVER (AP) — It took John Elway 15 years to experience a parade as a quarterback. As an executive, only five. The Broncos general manager, however, won't have much time to celebrate. Fresh challenges await the architect of Denver's third NFL championship. Job No. 1 is keeping...
DENVER (AP) — Tens of thousands of fans cheered the Denver Broncos as the Super Bowl champions paraded through downtown Tuesday, putting aside some big questions about the future of the team for now. Fans packed deep along the route while others watched from balconies and...
Coach Rick Pitino said Tuesday morning that he is still waiting to be interviewed by the NCAA about an escort's book allegations that a former Louisville staffer hired her and other dancers for sex parties at the team's dormitory. Pitino has said repeatedly that he did not know...
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns say Johnny Manziel was diagnosed with a concussion late in the season by an independent neurologist, countering an NFL Network report they lied about the injury to cover up the troubled quarterback showing up intoxicated for practice. The team issued...
CHICAGO (AP) — Mat Latos has agreed to a $3 million, one-year contract with the Chicago White Sox, giving manager Robin Ventura another option for the back end of his rotation. A person familiar with the situation confirmed the deal to The Associated Press on Tuesday on...
General manager Lou Lamoriello plans to exhaust the alphabet from A to Z to improve the Toronto Maple Leafs. His latest move was trading the man who has worn the "C'' on his chest for the past six seasons. The Maple Leafs dealt their captain and highest-paid defenseman, Dion...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR has agreed on a franchise-like system with its team owners, one in which owning a team will now provide actual value. The new system creates 36 "charters" that guarantee revenue and a starting position in what will now be a 40-car field. The...