AP - ap.online.headlines.sports http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.sports News Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:04:37 -0500 APNewsBreak: NFL says concussions down 25 percent this year Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:01:10 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/general/2015/01/29/FBN-Super-Bowl-Concussions/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_general_FBN-Super-Bowl-Concussions c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-10c0 PHOENIX (AP) — The NFL says there were 25 percent fewer concussions during the regular season than a year ago. Hoodie and scowl hide the Belichick impact Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:38:26 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/sports/2015/01/29/FBN-Super-Bowl-Belichick_s-Impact/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_sports_FBN-Super-Bowl-Belichick_s-Impact c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-131d PHOENIX (AP) — He's been called the Evil Genius, and he's been fined for spying on an opponent. And now there are questions about deflated footballs. Prosecutors, defense present cases in Aaron Hernandez trial Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:38:04 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/general/2015/01/29/US--Aaron.Hernandez/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_general_US--Aaron.Hernandez c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-11da FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez orchestrated the killing of a semiprofessional football player, then covered up, prosecutors charged Thursday in opening statements, while the defense countered that authorities ignored the evidence and zeroed in on their client from the beginning. Brady feels better, expects to be 100 percent for Super Bowl Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:12:13 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/sports/2015/01/29/FBN--Super.Bowl-Brady_s.Cold/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_sports_FBN--Super.Bowl-Brady_s.Cold c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-10ec CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — Tom Brady expects his cold to be gone in time for the Super Bowl. Spieth ready for big show _ Phoenix and Tiger Thu, 29 Jan 2015 03:42:35 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/general/2015/01/29/GLF-Phoenix-Open/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_general_GLF-Phoenix-Open c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-1161 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Tiger Woods faced dozens of reporters and cameras, a big gathering in a crowded section outside the clubhouse at the TPC Scottsdale. Just then, Jordan Spieth walked on a path above the staging area and smiled when he saw the scene. Murray into final; Williams, Sharapova to meet in Australia Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:08:03 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/sports/2015/01/29/TEN-Australian-Open/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_sports_TEN-Australian-Open c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-1446 MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Andy Murray has reached the Australian Open final for the fourth time, beating Tomas Berdych in a tension-filled semifinal to earn one more shot at a long elusive title. Irving dazzles, scores 55 as Cavs win 8th straight game Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:16:52 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/general/2015/01/29/BKN-Cavaliers-Irving_s-55/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_general_BKN-Cavaliers-Irving_s-55 c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-12fd CLEVELAND (AP) — Kyrie Irving clapped his hands as he walked to the middle of the locker room, unaware of the surprise his teammates had in store for him. Brodeur joins Blues as adviser, won't rule out return to NJ Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:26:29 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/sports/2015/01/29/HKN-Brodeur-Retires/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_sports_HKN-Brodeur-Retires c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-10de ST. LOUIS (AP) — Martin Brodeur may one day return to the New Jersey Devils, where he won three Stanley Cups and cemented his place as the goaltender with more wins than any other in NHL history. Chase Elliott to replace Jeff Gordon in No. 24 next season Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:48:14 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/sports/2015/01/29/CAR-NASCAR-Elliott-Gordon_s-Replacement/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_sports_CAR-NASCAR-Elliott-Gordon_s-Replacement c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-113b CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chase Elliott will replace Jeff Gordon in the No. 24 Chevrolet when the four-time NASCAR champion gives up his seat at the end of this season. Column: Think you know the Super Bowl? Take the quiz Thu, 29 Jan 2015 03:41:03 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/sports/2015/01/29/FBN-Tim-Dahlberg/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_sports_FBN-Tim-Dahlberg c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-12fc PHOENIX (AP) — By now, even the most casual fan has learned that Marshawn Lynch is interesting only because he refuses to say anything. Carroll, Belichick both have sons on Super Bowl staffs Thu, 29 Jan 2015 03:18:04 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/general/2015/01/29/FBN-Super-Bowl-Next-Generation/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_general_FBN-Super-Bowl-Next-Generation c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-131c PHOENIX (AP) — Nate Carroll almost passed on the chance to own a Super Bowl ring. NFL players who started young show more thinking problems Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:03:07 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/general/2015/01/28/FBN--Concussions-Youth.Football/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_general_FBN--Concussions-Youth.Football c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-179a BOSTON (AP) — NFL veterans who started playing tackle football before the age of 12 are more likely to have cognitive difficulties after their careers, according to a study published on Wednesday in the journal Neurology. Stone-faced Holyfield has starring role in road rage PSA Thu, 29 Jan 2015 03:56:17 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/general/2015/01/29/BOX-Holyfield-Road-Rage-PSA/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_general_BOX-Holyfield-Road-Rage-PSA c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-12e5 ATLANTA (AP) — Flashing the same stone-faced glare that once was so familiar in the boxing ring, Evander Holyfield appeared headed toward another fight. Millsap leads Hawks to 17th straight win, 113-102 over Nets Wed, 28 Jan 2015 23:53:00 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/sports/2015/01/29/BKN--Nets-Hawks/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_sports_BKN--Nets-Hawks c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-14be ATLANTA (AP) — Paul Millsap played like one of the league's best players. APNewsBreak: AP source: Minaya to leave Padres, join union Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:57:21 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/sports/2015/01/29/BBO-MLBPA-Minaya/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_sports_BBO-MLBPA-Minaya c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-1160 NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Mets general manager Omar Minaya is leaving his job as senior vice president of the San Diego Padres to become a special adviser to Major League Baseball Players Association head Tony Clark, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. AP Analysis: Youth concussion laws pushed by NFL lack bite Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:47:07 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/sports/2015/01/28/FBN--Super.Bowl-Youth.Concussion.Laws/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_sports_FBN--Super.Bowl-Youth.Concussion.Laws c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-18e2 PHOENIX (AP) — Criticized for its own handling of head injuries, the NFL launched an extensive lobbying campaign to pass laws protecting kids who get concussions while playing sports. The result: Within just five years, every state had a law on the books. Grant sparks No. 8 Notre Dame to 77-73 victory over Duke Wed, 28 Jan 2015 22:59:54 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/sports/2015/01/29/BKC-T25-Duke-Notre-Dame/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_sports_BKC-T25-Duke-Notre-Dame c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-151c SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — In a match of player-of-the-year candidates, Jerian Grant made more clutch plays for eighth-ranked Notre Dame than Jahlil Okafor did for fourth-ranked Duke. Hoodie and scowl hide the Belichick impact Thu, 29 Jan 2015 03:50:23 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/general/2015/01/29/FBN-Super-Bowl-Belichick_s-Impact/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_general_FBN-Super-Bowl-Belichick_s-Impact c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-12e6 PHOENIX (AP) — He's been called the Evil Genius, and he's been fined for spying on an opponent. And now there are questions about deflated footballs. Head of NCAA enforcement: Academic misconduct on rise Wed, 28 Jan 2015 20:31:59 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/general/2015/01/28/US-NCAA-Academic-Misconduct/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_general_US-NCAA-Academic-Misconduct c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-16a6 The head of NCAA enforcement says academic misconduct is on the rise in college athletics and his department is currently handling 20 open investigations. Kobe Bryant has surgery, expected to be out for 9 months Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:13:08 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/sports/2015/01/29/BKN-Lakers-Bryant/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_sports_BKN-Lakers-Bryant c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-164d EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Kobe Bryant is officially done for the season after having surgery to repair his torn right rotator cuff Wednesday.