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Manning back for 18th season after signing reworked deal

FILE – In this Jan. 11, 2015, file photo, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning stretches prior to the team’s NFL divisional playoff football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Denver. A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that...
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NCAA reports big jump in home runs with new flat-seam ball

Clemson’s Chris Okey, left, celebrates with Reed Rohlman after Rohlman scored during an NCAA college baseball game against South Carolina at Carolina Stadium in Columbia, S.C., on Monday, Mar. 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Anderson Independent-Mail, Mark Crammer) Clemson’s Chris...
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Defense admits Tsarnaev carried out Boston Marathon bombing

It this courtroom sketch, U.S. Attorney William Weinreb, left, is depicted delivering opening statements in front of U.S. District Judge George O’Toole Jr., right rear, on the first day of the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev,...
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A-Rod singles in first at-bat following drug suspension

New York Yankees’ designated hitter Alex Rodriguez hits a single in the first inning during a spring training baseball exhibition game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) New York Yankees’ designated...
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Scott opens a season of change at Doral

Phil Mickelson hits from the fifth tee during a practice round for the Cadillac Championship golf tournament in Doral, Fla., Wednesday, March 4, 2015. (AP/J Pat Carter) Phil Mickelson hits from the fifth tee during a practice round for the Cadillac Championship golf tournament in...
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AP Interview: Mia Hamm ‘humbled’ to join Roma’s board

In this Monday March 2, 2015 photo made available Tuesday March 3, 2015 retired women’s soccer star and member of Italian club Roma’s board of directors Mia Hamm poses during an interview with The Associated Press in the hospitality area of Rome’s Olympic...
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Cypriot referee blows whistle on alleged match-fixing

In this Monday, Feb, 16, 2015, Cyprus’ soccer referee Marios Panayi speaks to the Associated Press during an interview in capital Nicosia, Cyprus. Marios Panayi outlined a web of corruption allegations that he says has besmirched Cypriot soccer and damaged the credibility...
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Pacquiao big hit so far in Vegas sports books vs Mayweather

FILE – In this combination of file photos, Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, prepares to spar at a gym in east London on May 22, 2009, and Manny Pacquiao, right, of the Philippines, weighs in for the junior welterweight boxing match against British boxer Ricky Hatton, May 1,...
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Jameis Winston has predraft meeting with Buccaneers

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, right, stands near Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston after participating at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, right, stands near Florida...
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Play ball! Quickly! Baseball tries to speed game this spring

Dirk Howard sells programs before a spring training baseball exhibition game between the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Yankees, Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Clearwater, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) Dirk Howard sells programs before a spring training baseball exhibition game...