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Clayton Kershaw, Corey Kluber win Cy Young Awards

FILE – In this Aug. 21, 2014, file photo, Cleveland Indians pitcher Corey Kluber throws against the Minnesota Twins during a baseball game in Minneapolis. Kluber won the AL Cy Young Award on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File) FILE – In this Aug. 21,...

Blake Griffin facing misdemeanor charge in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin is facing a misdemeanor battery charge stemming from a scuffle with a man in a Las Vegas Strip nightclub in October. Court records obtained Wednesday show the 25-year-old Griffin is due for arraignment Dec. 8 before...

For Heat’s Pat Riley, every day is Veterans Day

MIAMI (AP) — Pat Riley celebrates Veterans Day more than once a year. Last week, the president of the Miami Heat helped America’s Moms For Soldiers make care packages for troops who’ll be overseas for the holidays. On Tuesday, he helped refurbish homes of two...

A confident Algieri heads to Macau for Pacquiao

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In the days before his last fight — a stunning upset few in boxing saw coming — Chris Algieri worked his regular job as a personal trainer. At night he went home to his parents’ house on Long Island, where he lives in the basement....

Washington’s Williams voted NL Manager of the Year

NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Williams has been chosen NL Manager of the Year after guiding the Washington Nationals to the league’s best record in his first season on the job. Williams got 18 first-place votes and 109 points in balloting by the Baseball Writers’...
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Morocco thrown out of African Cup, dumped as host

FILE – This is a Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013 file photo of Nigeria’s Emmanuel Emenike as he holds the trophy after they defeated Burkina Faso in the final to win the African Cup of Nations at the Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa. Morocco has been...
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Cardinals QB sustains season-ending knee injury

Louisville quarterback Will Gardner (11) throws a pass during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Boston College, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in Boston. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia) Louisville quarterback Will Gardner (11) throws a pass during the first quarter of...

Girardi not sure what to expect of A-Rod in 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — When the New York Yankees take the field against Toronto for their opener on April 6, it will be 556 days since Alex Rodriguez last played in a major league game. Will he resemble the star who won three MVP awards? Or will he look more like the broken-down...
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Showalter, Williams voted MLB Managers of the Year

FILE – In this June 22, 2014, file photo, Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter waves to the crowd during introductions for the Yankees’ Old Timers’ Day before an Orioles baseball game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in New York. Showalter was...

49ers linebacker Patrick Willis out for season

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Patrick Willis so hoped he would be able to withstand the pain in his troublesome toe and play on this season, and ultimately help lead the San Francisco 49ers to another playoff run. Instead, Willis will miss the remainder of the season and require...