Brodeur to retire, join St. Louis Blues front office

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Martin Brodeur, one of the greatest goaltenders in NHL history, is retiring. Brodeur starred for years with New Jersey and is now with St. Louis. He plans a Thursday news conference to announce that he is retiring and will join the Blues in a management...
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Lynch at Media Day: ‘I’m here so I don’t get fined’

Seattle Seahawks’ Marshawn Lynch leaves at the beginning of media day for NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) Seattle Seahawks’ Marshawn Lynch leaves at the beginning of media day for NFL Super Bowl XLIX...
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Hope Solo could be left off US World Cup roster

FILE – In this Oct. 20, 2013, file photo, United States goalkeeper Hope Solo pauses on the field during the second half of an international friendly women’s soccer match against Australia in San Antonio. Goalkeeper Hope Solo has been suspended from the U.S....
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Thousands cheer for Patriots at Super Bowl sendoff in Boston

New England Patriots mascot Pat Patriot, center, and fans fans cheer during an NFL football send-off rally at City Hall in Boston Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. The Patriots play the Seattle Seahawks in Sunday’s Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) New...

Manfred faces long list of issues as new baseball commish

NEW YORK (AP) — Rob Manfred’s desk on the 31st floor of baseball’s Park Avenue offices was tidy on Monday, the first business day after he succeeded Bud Selig and started a five-year term as commissioner. Having worked for MLB since 1998 as an executive vice...

Rams notify St. Louis they’ll go year-to-year on dome lease

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Rams took a step toward lame-duck status in St. Louis and a possible move back to the West Coast, notifying the city’s Convention and Visitors Commission on Monday that they intend to shift to a year-to-year lease agreement for their use of the...
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Patriots owner makes strong defense of team

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft reads a statement during a news conference Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in Chandler, Ariz. The Patriots play the Seattle Seahawks in NFL football Super Bowl XLIX Sunday, Feb. 1, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) New England Patriots owner...
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Kobe Bryant to have shoulder surgery, likely out for season

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant watches from the bench during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant watches from the bench during the first half of...

Eastern Michigan basketball player and fellow student killed

YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say an Eastern Michigan University women’s basketball player and another student were killed in a head-on collision. The Washtenaw County sheriff’s department says the collision happened at around 1 a.m. Sunday in...