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Two-speed labor system in Qatar for 2022 World Cup

In this photo taken on Nov. 7, 2014, men talk with the Qatar skyline in the background, in Doha, Qatar. Construction work in underway at a rapid rate as the country prepares to host the Middle East’s first World Cup in 2022. (AP Photo/Rob Harris) In this photo taken on...
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Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol, of Spain, is congratulated by teammates after sinking a last-second basket against the San Antonio Spurs in overtime, to send the NBA basketball game into a second overtime Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in San Antonio. Memphis won 117-116 in...
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Grizzlies outlast Spurs 117-116 in 3 overtimes

San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan, right, shoots against Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol, of Spain, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate) San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan, right, shoots...

Wisconsin brings Pitt’s Chryst home as coach

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Paul Chryst is back at Wisconsin, settling into familiar surroundings in his hometown. This time, with a bigger office. Chryst was hired Wednesday to coach the Badgers, completing a whirlwind week for the Madison native and his alma mater following...
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Chattanooga women stun No. 7 Stanford 54-46

Stanford’s Taylor Greenfield (4) keeps the ball from Chattanooga’s Chelsey Shumpert (25) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Chattanooga, Tenn. (AP Photo/Billy Weeks) Stanford’s Taylor Greenfield (4) keeps the...
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For MLB, changes in Cuba will take time to sort out

FILE – In this Sept. 2, 2014, file photo, Boston Red Sox’s Yoenis Cespedes watches an RBI double off New York Yankees starting pitcher Shane Greene in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York. Twenty-five Cuban-born players appeared in the major leagues this...
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Pelini ripped Neb’s AD in last talk with players

Youngstown State University’s new head football coach Bo Pelini is addresses the media Wendesday morning, Dec. 17, 2014, at Stambaugh Stadium in Youngstown, Ohio. Pelini was introduced as the Penguins coach Wednesday and said his goal is to make “this the best...

Wisconsin brings Pitt’s Chryst home as coach

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Paul Chryst is coming home to coach Wisconsin. The school made it official on Wednesday, hiring Chryst away from Pittsburgh. The announcement ended days of speculation following the surprising departure of Gary Andersen for Oregon State. Chryst is a...
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Matsui to team up with Jeter for baseball charity in Japan

Former New York Yankees outfielder and 2009 World Series MVP Hideki Matsui watches a screen during a press conference at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan in Tokyo, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. Matsui will team up with former New York Yankees teammate Derek Jeter to hold a...
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Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) shoots amid Memphis Grizzlies forward Jon Leuer, forward Tayshaun Prince (21) and center Kosta Koufos (41) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill) Golden State...