AP source: Donaldson, Blue Jays nearing $28.65M, 2-year deal

AP Photo/Paul Sancya NEW YORK (AP) — AL MVP Josh Donaldson and the Toronto Blue Jays are nearing agreement on a $28.65 million, two-year contract, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press on...

Louisville’s Pitino awaits NCAA interview about sex scandal

AP Photo/Gerry Broome Coach Rick Pitino says he is still waiting to be interviewed by the NCAA about allegations by an escort that a former Cardinals staffer hired her and other dancers for sex parties at the team’s dormitory. University President James Ramsey Friday...

Party like it’s 1999: Denver to celebrate another Super Bowl

AP Photo/Jeff Chiu DENVER (AP) — Denver’s getting ready to party like it’s 1999. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to flood a downtown park and a 1.5-mile-long parade route Tuesday to celebrate the Denver Broncos’ first Super Bowl championship...

Morris, US youth gain valuable experience before busy year

AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Morris made his ninth appearance for the United States last Friday, which gave him nine more games for the national team than as a professional. At least the Seattle Sounders’ newest prospect is now eligible for...

James, Irving lead Cavaliers past Kings 120-100

AP Photo/Tony Dejak CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James came close to his 40th career triple-double several times this season. The four-time MVP got there in three quarters Monday night. James scored 21 points to go along with 10 assists and 10 rebounds for his first...

No. 1 UConn takes top-ranked showdown with 66-54 win

AP Photo/Sean Rayford COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Breanna Stewart had 25 points and 10 rebounds as No. 1 UConn again proved who rules the women’s game, running past No. 2 South Carolina 66-54 on Monday night. The Gamecocks had won their first 22 games and, in front of their...

Activists to demonstrate against sexual violence at Baylor

WACO, Texas (AP) — Activists planned a candlelight vigil Monday night outside the home of Baylor University’s president to protest what they regard as the university’s weak policing of sexual misconduct, particularly by student athletes. The prayer vigil follows...

Affidavit: Manziel’s ex-girlfriend lost hearing after attack

AP Photo/LM Otero DALLAS (AP) — Johnny Manziel’s ex-girlfriend says in an affidavit the Cleveland Browns quarterback hit her so hard during a late-night confrontation she lost hearing in one ear. Colleen Crowley’s affidavit, published online Monday, says Manziel...

Agent confirms Seahawks star Marshawn Lynch plans to retire

AP Photo/Brandon Wade SEATTLE (AP) — When Marshawn Lynch was brought to Seattle early in the 2010 season, he was acquired because the Seahawks desperately needed a running back. What he ended up providing was an attitude and style that became the foundation for bringing the...

North Korea’s new satellite flew over Super Bowl site

AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin TOKYO (AP) — Here’s a bit of Super Bowl trivia: North Korea’s newest satellite passed almost right over the stadium just an hour after it ended. Whatever motives Pyongyang may have about using its rocket launches to develop nuclear-tipped...