Pro Sports

Manfred given 5-year term as baseball commissioner

Praising the transition as quick and orderly, Bud Selig announced Thursday that baseball owners unanimously approved a five-year term for Rob Manfred, who will succeed the longtime commissioner early next year.

FIFA plans to review World Cup corruption report

The head of FIFA's auditing committee will examine the full 430-page confidential report by American prosecutor Michael Garcia into impropriety during the bid process, reviving a probe which seemed closed one week ago.

Domenico Scala, a Swiss businessman who serves as the soccer body's audit panel chairman, will then decide whether to turn over any evidence to FIFA's executive committee.

NFL players' union appeals Adrian Peterson suspension

The NFL players' union claims the "NFL is making up the process and punishment as it goes — a blatant violation of the CBA."

Kansas City Chiefs look to avoid letdown vs. winless Raiders

Kansas City (7-3) moved into a tie for first place in the AFC West by defeating defending Super Bowl champion Seattle at home last week. The task this week is to avoid a letdown against the Raiders (0-10).

Collins, NBA's 1st openly gay player, retires

The 35-year-old Collins disclosed his plans earlier in a first-person story for Sports Illustrated. It's the same forum he used in April, 2013, to publicly reveal his sexuality. He was signed by the Nets in February and played 22 games for the team.

Patient Hill set to make second straight start for St. Louis Rams

The 34-year-old Hill earned his first victory since 2010 last week with a turnover-free outing against the Broncos, and is set to make his second straight start Sunday at San Diego.

Lawyer asks judge to approve NFL concussion deal

Some critics feel the fund lets the NFL off lightly, given its $10 billion in annual revenues. Others complain that there are no awards for depression, mood swings, dizziness and other problems they link to football concussions.

Union, NFL at odds over personal conduct policy

Already at odds over the process used to punish Ray Rice, the dispute heightened Tuesday when the league suspended Vikings running back Adrian Peterson for the rest of the season for using a wooden switch to discipline his 4-year-old son.

Rask makes 33 saves, Bruins shut out Blues 2-0

Tuukka Rask made 33 saves for his first shutout of the season and the Boston Bruins snapped a six-game home losing streak against St. Louis with a 2-0 win over the Blues on Tuesday night.

Tiger whines about Dan Jenkins parody

Tiger Woods criticized Hall of Fame golf writer Dan Jenkins on Tuesday for a parody in which Jenkins fakes an interview with him and covers topics from his reputation as a bad tipper to his failed marriage to his six-year drought in the majors.

Chiefs defensive line still shutting teams down

Kansas City still have not allowed a touchdown on the ground this season.


NFL suspends Adrian Peterson for at least rest of season

Commissioner Roger Goodell told the star running back he will not be considered for reinstatement before April 15 for his violation of the NFL personal conduct policy — the first example of a crackdown on players involved with domestic violence.

Doha to host 2019 track and field world championships

Qatar already has the World Cup in 2022 and may also have ambitions for the biggest prize of them all, the Olympics.

Michael Sam named one of GQ's Men of the Year

Michael Sam was selected for GQ's cover and could get a chance to play in the Arena Football League.

Surprise against Broncos keeps Rams afloat

"We're building this team and we're on the right track," St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher said. "I think we've earned a little bit of respect."

On back of defense, Chiefs climb into first place

The Kansas City Chiefs extended their winning streak to five games and moved into a tie with Denver atop the AFC West.

Heyward to Cardinals as Braves get Miller in 4-man deal

The Cardinals traded an arm for a bat, picking up a once-promising player who hasn't reached his enormous potential.

Stanton agrees to record $325 million deal with Marlins

It's the most lucrative deal for an American athlete and averages $25 million per season or $154,321 per game.

Only tough options now for FIFA prosecutor Garcia

FIFA critics say Michael Garcia needs to take a stand, either by resigning as independent chief investigator or by leaking his full report into corruption in the bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, won by Russia and Qatar, respectively.

Chiefs defense preserves 24-20 win over Seahawks

The Chiefs stopped Marshawn Lynch and the Seahawks on fourth down three times in the final quarter Sunday.