NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire after season

Dale Earnhardt Jr. pauses as he speaks during a news conference at Hendrick Motorsports in Concord, N.C., Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Dale Earnhardt Jr. abruptly announced his retirement at the end of the season Tuesday, April 25, 2017, a decision that will cost NASCAR its most...

NFL prospect denies rape report made to police; no charges

FILE – In this March 6, 2017, file photo, Ohio State defensive back Gareon Conley runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. An attorney for the former Ohio State star says the player denies an accusation made in a police report released Tuesday,...

The Latest: NASCAR CEO calls Earnhardt a proven leader

Dale Earnhardt Jr. pauses as he speaks during a news conference at Hendrick Motorsports in Concord, N.C., Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Dale Earnhardt Jr. abruptly announced his retirement at the end of the season Tuesday, April 25, 2017, a decision that will cost NASCAR its most...

The Latest: Hendrick: Dale Sr. would be proud of Dale Jr.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. pauses as he speaks during a news conference at Hendrick Motorsports in Concord, N.C., Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Dale Earnhardt Jr. abruptly announced his retirement at the end of the season Tuesday, April 25, 2017, a decision that will cost NASCAR its most...

Saints, 32-year-old Adrian Peterson agree on 2-year contract

FILE – In this Oct. 4, 2015, file photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson waves during warms ups before an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, in Denver. Free-agent running back Adrian Peterson has reportedly agreed to a two-year contract with the...

The Latest: Hendrick: ‘There will never be another Dale Jr’

FILE – In this Oct. 26, 2014, file photo, Dale Earnhardt Jr. celebrates winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race with team owner Rick Hendrick, front right, in Victory Lane at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va. Hendrick Motorsports says Dale Earnhardt Jr. will...

The Latest: Drivers offer tributes to the retiring Earnhardt

FILE – In this March 3, 2017, file photo, Dale Earnhardt Jr. smiles in the garage during practice for the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup auto race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga. Hendrick Motorsports says Dale Earnhardt Jr. will retire at the end of this season. (AP...

Golf’s ruling bodies move to limit video evidence

FILE – In this July 10, 2016, file photo, Anna Nordqvist, of Sweden, walks to the green after hitting out of a bunker on the second playoff hole of the U.S. Women’s Open golf tournament at CordeValle, in San Martin, Calif. Nordqvist was penalized for clipping sand...

DEFENSE, DEFENSE: This draft crop is loaded on that side

These 2017 photos provided by the NFL show some of the possible first round draft picks. The NFL Draft will be held in Philadelphia beginning Thursday, April 27, 2017. (NFL via AP) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — DE-FENSE, DE-FENSE. That’s going to be the area of concentration in...

Peterson says he’s agreed on 2-year contract with Saints

FILE – In this Dec. 18, 2016, file photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson warms up before the start of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, in Minneapolis. Free-agent running back Adrian Peterson has reportedly agreed to a two-year contract...