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Ex-wife of Lorenzen Wright charged with murder in 2010 death

Updated on  December 16, 2017 at 6:54 am
Authorities say the ex-wife of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright has been charged with first-degree murder in his death more than seven years ago. Read More

Sports unions unveil universal declaration of player rights

Leaders from the NFL, NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball players associations helped unveil a universal declaration of player rights that is designed to establish a new approach to governing sports and protecting athletes. Read More

Marlins reach deal to send Ozuna to Cardinals

A person familiar with the negotiations says Miami has agreed to trade left fielder Marcell Ozuna to the St. Louis Cardinals, the third All-Star jettisoned by the Marlins this month in an unrelenting payroll purge under new CEO Derek Jeter. Read More

Goodell views new contract as his last

Commissioner Roger Goodell views the agreement reached on an extension last week as his final contract overseeing the NFL, a league spokesman said. Read More

Horn wins WBO welterweight title defense

Jeff Horn followed up his contentious WBO welterweight title win over Manny Pacquiao with a successful first defense against Gary Corcoran. The former school teacher from Australia won by technical knockout in the 11th round Wednesday when Corcoran’s corner threw in the towel with the England-based boxer bleeding from a deep cut above his left eye. Read More

Colts, Broncos believe plenty at stake other than playoffs

Denver and Indianapolis find themselves in the same place with three games left. Both teams have been eliminated from the playoffs, both coaches face questions about their futures and players from both teams are fighting to keep jobs. Read More

NFL Network suspends analysts over sexual misconduct suit

Updated on  December 12, 2017 at 5:52 pm
Hall of Fame player Marshall Faulk and two other NFL Network analysts were suspended after a woman who worked as a wardrobe stylist at the network accused them of sexual misconduct in a lawsuit. Read More

LiAngelo, LaMelo Ball turn pro with club team in Lithuania

Updated on  December 12, 2017 at 7:13 pm
A professional Lithuanian basketball club signed LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball to pro contracts, making LaVar Ball’s two younger sons ineligible for college basketball. Read More

Steelers put LB Shazier on IR with spine injury

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier’s season is over. The AFC North champions placed Shazier on injured reserve this week because of a spinal injury suffered in a victory over Cincinnati on Dec. 4. Read More

Doctors believe Wentz tore ACL, out for year

Updated on  December 11, 2017 at 5:35 pm
Carson Wentz threw a touchdown pass a few plays after suffering an injury that could ruin a special season for the Philadelphia Eagles, and then stuck around to greet teammates and celebrate a division-clinching victory with them. Read More

Steelers wrap up AFC North title, set up showdown with Pats

Ben Roethlisberger threw for 506 yards and two scores to become the first player in NFL history to go over 500 yards passing three times in his career as the Pittsburgh Steelers defeted the Baltimore Ravens 39-38 on Sunday. Read More