Pro Sports

Domestic violence charges dropped against USWNT goalie Hope Solo

"Today's decision brings closure to what has been one of the most difficult and emotionally draining times of my life," Solo said in a statement on Facebook.

"I always had faith that once the facts of the case were presented, I would be cleared of all charges and I am so happy and relieved to finally have it all behind me."

Action ramps up ahead of Australian Open

Juan Martin Del Potro launched his comeback from a serious wrist injury with a convincing 6-3, 7-6 (4) win over Sergiy Stakhovsky in the first round of the Sydney International on Tuesday.

He was granted a wild card to enter the main draw in Sydney, where he's the defending champion, but appeared to be fit and sharp in beating 69th-ranked Stakhovsky in 88 minutes. He will face top-seeded Fabio Fognini in the second round.

Blues surging behind offense, All-Stars

After winning three straight by five or more goals for the first time in franchise history, the St. Louis Blues scored enough to handle a goalie change and keep everything rolling.

LA-area stadium developers expect $100M in public paybacks

The developers behind a sprawling sports and housing complex in the Los Angeles suburbs — whose centerpiece stadium could become home for an NFL team — expect to recoup up to $100 million in local tax dollars in the first five years of operation, an Associated Press review has found.

Colts on verge of unlikely Super Bowl berth

After defying doubters with their dismantling of the Broncos, quarterback Andrew Luck and the Colts are one win away from a Super Bowl appearance.

Complex process of catch not only rued NFL rule

Hours after Dallas was defeated in Green Bay, the player at the center of that game's most memorable sequence spoke for millions of other football followers than just the Cowboys and their frustrated fans.

John Fox out after 4 AFC West titles, 4 playoff nosedives

Coach John Fox and the Denver Broncos are parting ways following the team's latest playoff meltdown.

Only 2nd time three of last four QBs already own a Super Bowl ring

With Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson headed to the NFL's conference title games, this is the first time in 21 years — and only second time ever — that three of the final four teams are quarterbacked by a Super Bowl champion.

Cristiano Ronaldo wins 3rd FIFA Player of the Year award

Cristiano Ronaldo hopes his third FIFA Player of the Year award brought him closer to being remembered as one of soccer's all-time greats.

Luck leads Colts to upset of Manning and Broncos 24-13

The Colts advanced to the AFC conference championship next weekend in New England.

Packers rally to beat Cowboys 26-21

The Packers, helped immensely by a video reversal with 4:06 remaining, went undefeated at Lambeau Field this season. They head to Seattle next weekend for the NFC title game.

Tom Brady throws 3 touchdowns as Patriots beat Ravens

Tom Brady's third touchdown pass gave New England its first lead with about five minutes remaining, and the Patriots reached their fourth straight AFC championship game with a 35-31 win over the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday.

St. Louis comes back, wins in shootout against Carolina

Vladimir Tarasenko tied it early in the third period and T.J. Oshie had the lone goal in a shootout to lift the St. Louis Blues to a tougher-than-expected 5-4 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night.

Winner of Luck vs. Manning III gets trip to AFC championship

When Colts owner Jim Irsay scans the field Sunday, he'll see in the Denver Broncos the kind of team he admittedly couldn't surround Peyton Manning with nearly enough during their 14 years together in Indianapolis.

Cowboys, Packers aim to extend spotless streaks in playoffs

The winner of the marquee playoff matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers advances to the NFC championship game. The loser is relegated to a footnote in a first-of-its-kind meeting in the postseason.

St. Louis pitches football stadium that would cost at least $860M

St. Louis upped its bid Friday to either keep the Rams or lure a new NFL team, unveiling plans for a new open-air football stadium on the banks of the Mississippi River, not far from the Gateway Arch.

St. Louis Blues turn slim lead into 7-2 rout of San Jose Sharks

The St. Louis Blues scored the final four goals to turn a one-goal lead into a 7-2 rout of the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night.

Panthers' Newton looks to end struggles vs. Seahawks

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is 0-3 in his career and has struggled to find the end zone against the Seattle Seahawks, Carolina's opponent in Saturday night's divisional playoff game.

Ravens' Suggs poised for showdown with Brady, Patriots

Over the course of a dozen years, Terrell Suggs learned when to bark at an opponent and when to show respect. As the Ravens prepare to face the New England Patriots for the right to play in the AFC title game, Suggs has chosen the latter approach.

NFL's Aaron Hernandez now set for murder trial

Aaron Hernandez was once one of the New England Patriots' biggest stars. On Friday, he goes on trial for murder.