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Scherzer’s $210M, 7-year deal with Nationals is finalized

File- This July 30, 2014, file photo shows Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Max Scherzer throwing during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Detroit. Various reports say Scherzer, the 2013 AL Cy Young Award winner, has agreed to a seven-year...

Michael Jordan gets emotional after winning business award

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A humbled and emotional Michael Jordan fought back tears, feeling vindicated after years of criticism, after being named the Charlotte Business Journal’s Business Person of the Year. The Charlotte Hornets owner said during a nine-minute...
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Boston 2024 makes Olympic bid info public

Shadows of organizers and reporters pass a video display screen prior to a news conference by organizers of Boston’s campaign for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Boston, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. The organizers released their “bid book,” which will give new insight...
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Scherzer’s $210M, 7-year deal with Nationals is finalized

File- This July 30, 2014, file photo shows Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Max Scherzer throwing during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Detroit. Various reports say Scherzer, the 2013 AL Cy Young Award winner, has agreed to a seven-year...

Woman says boxing champ Taylor threatened to kill children

A Little Rock woman said Tuesday that Jermain Taylor threatened to fatally shoot her 5-, 3-, and 1-year-old children, and that she knocked the gun away after the cursing middleweight boxing champion put the weapon to her husband’s head. Toya Smith, 40, said she and her...
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Pats brush off talk of deflated footballs as NFL reviews

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) spikes the ball after catching a five-yard touchdown pass during the second half of the NFL football AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) New...
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Jaguars hire Marrone as assistant head coach, O-line coach

FILE – In this Dec. 28, 2014, file photo, then-Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone watches from the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass. The Jacksonville Jaguars hired the former Bills coach on...

Report: Golfer Dustin Johnson says cocaine not his ‘issue’

NEW YORK (AP) — Dustin Johnson says in a magazine interview that cocaine is not the reason he chose to sit out the last six months to get his life in order. “I did not have a problem,” Johnson told Sports Illustrated when asked about cocaine. “It’s...
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Report: Golfer Dustin Johnson says cocaine not his ‘issue’

FILE – In this July 19, 2014, file photo,Dustin Johnson acknowledges the gallery after holing his putt on the first green during the third day of the British Open Golf championship at the Royal Liverpool golf club, Hoylake, England. Johnson says in a magazine interview that...
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Pats brush off talk of deflated footballs as NFL reviews

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) spikes the ball after catching a five-yard touchdown pass during the second half of the NFL football AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) New...