Former professional basketball player Jason Collins and tennis great Martina Navratilova on Tuesday urged world sports bodies like the International Olympic Committee and FIFA to take gay rights into consideration when awarding major sporting events.
IOC President Thomas Bach said Russia will set up public protest zones in Sochi during the Winter Olympics, a move unlikely to defuse criticism of the country's human rights record and a recent law banning gay "propaganda."
Kevin Shattenkirk scored a power-play goal at 16 minutes, 58 seconds of the third period to give the St. Louis Blues a 2-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night.
Reigning Olympic figure skating champion Evan Lysacek announced Tuesday that a torn labrum in his left hip will keep him from competing in Sochi. After two months of aggressive treatment, doctors told Lysacek last week the injury was not going to improve and he was risking permanent damage if he kept training.
The IOC is finalizing a letter to Olympic athletes reminding them to refrain from demonstrations or political gestures during the Winter Games in Sochi, including any protests against Russia's law banning gay "propaganda."
All three won more than 2,000 games and were selected unanimously when the committee met Sunday ahead of baseball's winter meetings. Induction ceremonies will be held July 27 in Cooperstown, N.Y.
The 2013 Rams have clinched the franchise's 10th consecutive non-winning season after a 30-10 loss at Arizona on Sunday.
A win over Washington broke the Chiefs' three-game losing streak and brings them one step closer to clinching a playoff spot.
After retiring from baseball after the 2011 season, Tony La Russa said he would be willing to come back to the game at some point.
The Chiefs (10-3), who lost two to the Denver Broncos sandwiched around a defeat to the San Diego Chargers, went back to doing what they did so well during their 9-0 start — beat up on a bad team.
Arizona quarterback Carson Palmer completed 27 of 32 passes to snap the Cardinals' eight-game losing streak against NFC West foes.
Blowing snow so obscured the yard markers during games yesterday that television networks superimposed the yard lines and numbers for viewers at home who couldn't see them.
St. Louis won for the sixth time in eight games. The Islanders have lost eight straight overall (0-6-2) and eight in a row on the road.
Despite all the shuffling caused by a spate of injuries, the front five has played perhaps its best football of the season the last three weeks, which just so happen to have coincided with the offense's best performances of the season — and a frustrating three-game losing streak.
The 26-year-old tight end is leading the Rams this season in both catches (40) and yards receiving (557).
Rams center Tim Barnes is set to make his first career start Sunday at Arizona in place of injured Scott Wells.
Police said it could still take weeks before they know what killed a Missouri man in an Arrowhead Stadium parking lot during Kansas City's game this weekend. It was ruled a homicide Wednesday.
The Chiefs have finally started to put up some offense the last three weeks, but an issue of bobbled balls and dastardly drops has kept them from putting more points on the board — maybe even kept them from becoming the first NFL team to start 9-0 and then lose three straight.
The NFL fined Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin $100,000 on Wednesday for interfering with Baltimore's Jacoby Jones on a kickoff return in the third quarter of a 22-20 loss to the Ravens on Thanksgiving night.
Closing in on competing for the first time in 10 months, Lindsey Vonn was pleased to be back on the elite ski racing scene Wednesday, completing a safe training run and declaring her surgically repaired right knee "stable."