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.

  • Despite Ebola fears, games ordered to go ahead

    August 28, 2014

    DOUALA, Cameroon (AP) - Despite a deadly Ebola outbreak in a fifth country, the Confederation of African Football said Thursday that qualifiers for the continent's top tournament will go ahead as planned next month, sweeping aside protests from a number of fearful teams.

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic back in training with PSG

    August 28, 2014

    PARIS (AP) - Zlatan Ibrahimovic has resumed light training, and Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc will be hoping that is enough to spark a lackluster attack.

  • UConn anxious to begin Diaco era in football

    August 28, 2014

    STORRS, Conn. (AP) - Bob Diaco says he's not nervous as he begins his first season as a collegiate head coach, just excited to see where his UConn team is fewer than nine months after he was hired to turn around the Husky program.

  • Russian football union to meet with UEFA, FIFA

    August 28, 2014

    MOSCOW (AP) - The Russian Football Union plans to attend UEFA and FIFA-mediated talks next month aimed at resolving a dispute with Ukraine over the clubs in Crimea.

  • On to Burnley, Van Gaal needs a Man United win

    August 28, 2014

    LONDON (AP) - From the World Cup semifinals to a bruising introduction in Britain, Louis van Gaal's fortunes have changed rapidly inside two months.