Watson among 103 to give up eligibility to enter NFL draft

NEW YORK (AP) — For the second straight year, more than 100 college players are giving up eligibility to enter the NFL draft. The league on Friday released a list of 95 underclassmen who have been granted early entry to draft, along with the names of eight other players,...

Power 5 conferences vote to stop spring practices off campus

People talk after a panel discussion at the NCAA Convention Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Power Five conferences have voted to stop coaches from taking teams off-campus during any vacation period outside a...

Trumbo, Orioles reach $37.5 million, 3-year deal

FILE – In this Aug. 3, 2016, file photo, Baltimore Orioles’ Mark Trumbo bats during the team’s baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Baltimore. A person familiar with the negotiations says the Orioles have agreed to a $37.5 million, three-year contract to...

‘Crazy’ good: Federer into 4th round at Australian Open

Switzerland’s Roger Federer celebrates after defeating Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic in their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara) MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) —...

Venus focused on tennis, not age, in record 73rd Grand Slam

United States’ Venus Williams waves to fans after winning over China’s Duan Yingying during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila) MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) —...

British man dies at 2022 World Cup stadium site in Qatar

FILE – In this Nov. 9, 2014 file photo, construction work is under way at the Khalifa Stadium in Doha, Qatar. Organizers of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar say a British man has died working at a stadium which will be a venue for the event. The organizers say the unnamed...

The low-cost contributors on each of the NFL’s final 4 teams

FILE – In this Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016 file photo, New England Patriots’ Tom Brady and center David Andrews play against the Cleveland Browns during the first half of an NFL football game in Cleveland. Building a Super Bowl team starts and ends with a...

Goran Dragic evolving as a player and a leader for Heat

Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic (7) drives to the basket past Dallas Mavericks guard Seth Curry (30) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in Miami. Dragic had 32 points as the Heat defeated the Mavericks 99-95. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) MIAMI...

Spurs C Gasol breaks finger during warmups, out indefinitely

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Coco Vandeweghe beats Bouchard, into 4th round in Australia

United States’ Coco Vandeweghe reacts while playing Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill) MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Coco...