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Raiders make Tony Sparano interim coach

Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie, left, and interim coach Tony Sparano answer questions from reporters Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Alameda, Calif. The NFL football team named Sparano as interim coach a day after the firing of Dennis Allen. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)...

Soto to catch Lester for Athletics vs Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Athletics ace Jon Lester will have Geovany Soto behind the plate for the first time when he takes the mound in Tuesday night’s AL wild-card game against the Kansas City Royals. A’s manager Bob Melvin opted for Soto at catcher over Derek...

Former NBA player George seeks new fraud trial

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former NBA player convicted of wire fraud in an alleged real estate Ponzi scheme is seeking to have his conviction thrown out and claiming prosecutorial misconduct, among other allegations. Tate George said in a recent court filing that his...
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Olympian Michael Phelps apologizes for DUI arrest

FILE – In this April 18, 2005, file photo, Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps speaks to a group of seniors at Parkside High School in Salisbury, Md., as part of his sentence after pleading guilty to a DUI charge. Authorities say Phelps has been arrested on a DUI charge in...
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Coaches use large network to watch for injury

Michigan offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier, left, and head coach Brady Hoke watch from the sidelines during the closing minutes of their 26-10 loss to Utah during the second half of their NCAA college football game in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. (AP...
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A’s, Royals tied in extras in AL wild-card game

Kansas City Royals’ Eric Hosmer hits an RBI single during the third inning of the AL wild-card playoff baseball game against the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) Kansas City Royals’ Eric Hosmer hits an RBI...
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Hornets await NBA investigation into Taylor

FILE – In this Nov. 10, 2012, file hoto, Charlotte Bobcats Jeffery Taylor listens to his coach during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Charlotte, N.C. General manager Rich Cho said Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, that the Hornets are awaiting...
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AP source: Twins fire Gardenhire after 13 seasons

Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire, center, greets shortstop Danny Santana (39) and first baseman Joe Mauer (7) after their 12-3 win over the Detroit Tigers in a baseball game in Detroit, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) Minnesota Twins manager Ron...