Picture this for the Sochi Olympics: Bode Miller not allowed to defend his super-combined title, Lindsey Vonn limited to two events and other medal contenders held out of some of their favorite disciplines.
Regaining his health from a series of injuries and falls, German skier Felix Neureuther announced himself as a medal contender for the Sochi Olympics by edging first-run leader Marcel Hirscher to win a World Cup slalom Monday night.
Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe said members of the organization asked him to tone down his pro-gay-marriage rhetoric. Special-teams coach Mike Priefer has disputed claims that he made anti-gay remarks.
The U.S. bobsled, skeleton and luge teams are traveling to Europe in advance of the Winter Olympic Games to prepare for the event. While they won't be on home ice, they hope their winning ways will continue in Sochi.
Paul Martin and Brooks Orpik might be a little banged up, but they made the U.S. Olympic team, which comes as a big relief to the two Penguins players.
South Carolina (11-2) won its third straight bowl game to cap its third straight 11-win season.
This marks the first time since 1974 that Mississippi State has closed a season with three straight wins.
The St. Louis Cardinals signed free-agent second baseman Mark Ellis to a one-year, $5.25 million contract.
Cody Ceci scored his first NHL goal in overtime and the Ottawa Senators beat the St. Louis Blues 3-2.
Free agent John Axford agreed to terms on a one-year, $4.5 million contract with the Cleveland Indians, pending a physical. Axford is expected to undergo a medical exam on Wednesday.
The Miami Dolphins moved two games behind the Patriots in the division with a 24-20 win over New England on Sunday sealed by Michael Thomas' interception in the end zone with 2 seconds left after Tom Brady had thrown three straight incompletions.
Rams' wide receiver Tavon Austin sat out his second straight practice on Thursday after injuring his left ankle in Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals.
Speaking to reporters for the first time since multiple published reports this week indicated that he might step down, Texas coach Mack Brown said he has yet to talk with new Texas athletic director Steve Patterson and university President Bill Powers about the job he has held since 1998.
Dave Toub has helped the Kansas City Chiefs get two punt return touchdowns and two kickoff return touchdowns.
The NFL will use the game as a test case for possible future cold-weather games
The All-Star second baseman signed a $240 million, 10-year contract with the Mariners that tied for the fourth largest in baseball history.
Manziel became the first freshman to win the Heisman in 2012 after setting numerous school and Southeastern Conference records.
Major League Baseball's rules committee voted this week to prohibit runners from plowing into catchers at home plate.
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is one of six finalists up for the Heisman Trophy.
New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson, chairman of the rules committee, announced at the winter meetings that Major League Baseball intends to eliminate home-plate collisions by 2015 at the latest.