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No word on possible MLB discipline for Los Angeles slugger Hamilton

Los Angeles Angel Josh Hamilton watches from the dugout during a game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Aug. 3 in St. Petersburg, Florida. Hamilton could be out for two months after surgery on his right shoulder, putting in doubt his availability for opening day.

The 33-year-old has a history of drug addiction and alcohol abuse, leading to suspensions that cost him more than three years while in the minors. The Angels have confirmed Hamilton's meeting with MLB, but have declined to give any more information.

Judge rules for Peterson, opening door for reinstatement

Commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL were handed a second high-profile legal defeat Thursday, when U.S. District Judge David Doty overruled league arbitrator Harold Henderson's December denial of the six-time Pro Bowl running back's appeal.

Bulls' Rose to have surgery Friday

A timetable for the Chicago Bulls star's return will be determined after the operation.

Alexander Steen scores winner in shootout to lift Blues past Jets

Vladimir Tarasenko also scored in the tiebreaker for the Blues. Patrik Berglund had St. Louis' score in regulation, and Brian Elliott finished with 30 saves through overtime.

Alex Rodriguez participates in Yankees' first full-squad workout

Rodriguez, who hasn't played since September 2013, took ground balls at third base and hit three home runs in 32 swings during batting practice.

Rory McIlroy stumbles at Honda Classic; Herman survives windy day

McIlroy managed to salvage a tough day by holing a 30-foot birdie putt and two-putting for birdie on the 18th hole for a 3-over 73. It was his highest score to par since he opened with a 3-over 74 at The Barclays seven months ago.

Florida Panthers add Jaromir Jagr for playoff run

Chasing a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, the Panthers acquired Jagr — who turned 43 earlier this month — for two draft picks.

Tarasenko comes into his own with Blues

Earlier this month, Vladimir Tarasenko became the youngest St. Louis Blues player in more than two decades to score 30 goals.

The 23-year-old Russian forward's skill is known across the league.

Adam Wainwright's trip to St. Louis for exam is precautionary

Wainwright said he first felt the injury in a Monday weight room session, but didn't think much of what he called the "twinge" he felt while putting a 45-pound weight back on the rack. Since then he's thrown pain free. The pain occurs when he runs or lunges.

Another injury for Rose hits Bulls hard

The injury only magnifies the doubts about whether Rose can lead a championship team, something that seemed like a distinct possibility a few years ago.

Cardinals send Wainwright to St. Louis for doctor's trip

Wainwright threw his first bullpen session of spring training on Friday. The team said discomfort in his abdomen had bothered him in other drills and when running.

St. Louis Blues fall to Montreal Canadiens 5-2

David Backes and T.J. Oshie scored for the Blues, who wrapped up a 1-3 homestand. St. Louis is among the Western Conference leaders with 78 points, but has surrendered the first goal in eight consecutive home games.

Kevin Garnett returns to Timberwolves

Garnett also said he's in this for the long haul and hopes to one day own the team that he put on the map.

Kansas City Royals' Alex Gordon vows wrist will be ready for opening day

Manager Ned Yost said the four-time Gold Glove outfielder would be held out for the first week of spring training games.


Two members of Congress write Goodell about domestic violence

In a letter sent Tuesday to Goodell, Sen. Brian Schatz, a Democrat from Hawaii, and Rep. Jackie Speier, a Democrat from California, wrote: "We urge you to create accountability at all levels of the NFL, particularly among team owners, who have the most direct financial incentives to avoid long-term suspensions and quickly get players back on the field."

FIFA closes on dates for tradition-breaking World Cup in Qatar

Seven years before the 2022 tournament kicks off in the wealthy emirate, FIFA recommended a break with soccer tradition on Tuesday — moving its marquee tournament to November and December instead of the usual June-July time slot.

Stakes high as teams try to judge character at NFL combine

In the wake of domestic violence scandals involving players like Ray Rice, the NFL is relying more on interviews and psychological evaluations to determine what kind of person a prospective player is.

More mature Martinez ready to win Cardinals' rotation spot

The Cardinals are raving about Carlos Martinez's maturity this spring. He's focused on improving, and he's taking the little things seriously.

UConn cornerback Byron Jones makes great leap at NFL combine

On the last day of workouts at the NFL's annual scouting combine, the Connecticut cornerback soared 12 feet, 3 inches in the broad jump. That was 15 inches farther than the second-best defensive back and 8 inches longer than the best listed in the NFL scouting combine database.

Housecleaners say they saw guns in Aaron Hernandez's home

Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to the June 17, 2013, killing of Odin Lloyd, who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee. His body was found in an industrial park not far from Hernandez's home.