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.
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.
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 (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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Kansas City still have not allowed a touchdown on the ground this 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.
Qatar already has the World Cup in 2022 and may also have ambitions for the biggest prize of them all, the Olympics.
Michael Sam was selected for GQ's cover and could get a chance to play in the Arena Football League.
"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."
The Kansas City Chiefs extended their winning streak to five games and moved into a tie with Denver atop the AFC West.
The Cardinals traded an arm for a bat, picking up a once-promising player who hasn't reached his enormous potential.
It's the most lucrative deal for an American athlete and averages $25 million per season or $154,321 per game.
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.
The Chiefs stopped Marshawn Lynch and the Seahawks on fourth down three times in the final quarter Sunday.