AP Study: Hits to head still prevalent in NFL
Almost once a game, an NFL player absorbs an illegal blow to the head or neck that could put his career — or worse — at risk.
Figure skating champ Lysacek out of Sochi Games
Evan Lysacek woke up every morning praying this would be the day the excruciating pain in his left hip — "like you're being electrocuted" — would subside. And every day when he stepped on the ice, the searing throb of pain reminded him that passion alone can't fuel a dream.
Bach: Russia to set up protest zones in Sochi
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach says Russian organizers have agreed to set up protest zones in Sochi during the Winter Olympics.
AP source: Davis, Tigers close in on agreement
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations says outfielder Rajai Davis and the Detroit Tigers are closing in on an agreement for a two-year contract worth $9 million to $10 million.
Quiet opening for baseball winter meeting
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox made the biggest news on the first day of the winter meetings, an indication of the timeout in the trade-and-signings market.
Bears beat Cowboys 45-28 on Ditka Day
CHICAGO (AP) — Neither the brutal cold nor the league's worst defense could stop Josh McCown and the Bears.
Grandmother of US luger killed in car crash in NY
TRENTON, N.Y. (AP) — The grandmother of U.S. Olympic Luge team member Erin Hamlin has been killed in a car crash in upstate New York.
Mike Tyson scraps UK promotional appearances
LONDON (AP) — Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson has scrapped promotional appearances in London because previous convictions bar him from entering Britain.
Bayern Munich, Ribery top weekly AP poll
LONDON (AP) — Bayern Munich received 166 points out of a possible 170 to top this week's Associated Press global soccer poll.
Heisman: Winston, Manziel, Lynch among 6 finalists
NEW YORK (AP) — Jameis Winston will have plenty of company at the Heisman Trophy ceremony — though he's not expected to have much competition.
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