Pro Sports

Paul fined $25,000 for criticizing female official

The NBA announced the fine on Saturday. Paul was given a technical by rookie referee Lauren Holtkamp on Thursday night in the third quarter of a 105-94 loss to the Cavaliers, a game that featured five technicals against the Clippers.

Foligno leads goal parade in Blue Jackets' 7-1 rout of Blues

Nick Foligno set a career high with his 19th and 20th goals of the season and also had an assist, and the Columbus Blue Jackets had their most productive game in a 7-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Friday night.

Judge takes Peterson arbitration arguments under advisement

The latest dispute between the NFL Players Association and the NFL over the league's personal conduct policy was aired Friday in federal court, as Adrian Peterson listened to arguments about his suspension that the union is trying to have overturned.

Jurors in ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez's trial tour his home

Hernandez was not allowed on the tour, but lawyers for both sides attended, as did Bristol County Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh, who is overseeing the case.

Duffy, Royals agree to 1-year contract for $2,425,000

The 26-year-old left-hander was 9-12 with a 2.53 ERA in 25 starts and six relief appearances last year for the AL champions and held opponents to a .209 average. He won the AL Division Series opener against the Los Angeles Angels, when he pitched a scoreless 10th inning.

Chris Paul: Criticism of female ref "was about a bad call"

His criticism of the rookie official drew a rebuke from the referees union Friday followed by strong backing from the female executive director of the NBA Players Association.

NFL fines Irvin, 3 others for roles in Super Bowl shoving

Seattle defensive end Michael Bennett and New England Patriots tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Michael Hoomanawanui were fined $8,628 each. Hoomanawanui was fined for unnecessary roughness, the others for striking an opponent late.

Blues extend point streak to 13 with 3-0 win over Sabres

Dmitrij Jaskin scored on a wraparound late in the second period, and Vladimir Tarasenko tapped in Backes' pass in the third period for St. Louis, which improved its run to 12-0-1. Jaden Schwartz added an empty-netter as the Blues won their seventh straight.

Seahawks' Sherman, girlfriend welcome baby boy

Sherman's girlfriend, Ashley Moss, gave birth to the couple's first child Thursday morning, four days after the Super Bowl. Sherman tweeted about the birth around 4 a.m. PST.

Magic fire coach Jacque Vaughn

Citing a "stalled" growth process, the Magic fired Jacque Vaughn as coach Thursday after two and half seasons, ending the tenure of the first-time head coach brought in to help rebuild the franchise.

Detroit's Victor Martinez needs knee surgery

The team said Thursday that Victor Martinez tore the medial meniscus in his knee and is scheduled for surgery Tuesday with Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, Florida. The Tigers say an additional update will be provided then.

Tiger Woods withdraws because of tightness in lower back

Woods began reaching for his lower back midway through the round on the North Course at Torrey Pines. Billy Horschel picked up the tee for Woods on their 10th hole and took Woods' ball out of the cup after he birdied.

Union heads to court to get RB Adrian Peterson back on field

Peterson's case, stemming from the child abuse case involving Peterson and one of his young sons, has widened the divide between the NFL and the NFLPA over player discipline.

Pacers' Paul George hopeful to return from injury this year

It seemed unfathomable that George could contemplate a return this season after his right leg snapped in a collision with a basketball stanchion during the U.S. national team's Aug. 1 scrimmage in Las Vegas.

Promoter: Mayweather-Pacquiao TV issues resolved, others remain

Promoter Bob Arum told The Associated Press that the rival networks have come to terms on an announcing team and other details for the pay-per-view blockbuster.

Lorenzo Cain, Mike Moustakas re-up with Kansas City Royals

Postseason star Lorenzo Cain and the Kansas City Royals have agreed to a one-year contract for $2,725,000, just ahead of what would have been MLB's first salary arbitration hearing this year.

Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas also settled Tuesday, agreeing to a one-year contract for $2.64 million.

Lance Armstrong cited after parked cars hit by SUV

Police cited Armstrong with failing to report an accident and speeding weeks after the Dec. 28 accident, but only after his girlfriend, Anna Hansen, acknowledged lying for him.

Red-hot Blues rally to beat Lightning 2-1 in overtime

The Blues (33-13-4) tied a franchise record with points in 12 consecutive games. They have won six straight and are 11-0-1 in their last 12.

PGA Tour caddies sue over wearing bibs with logos

"This lawsuit is intended to protect the rights of caddies who are required to endorse tour sponsors with zero compensation from the PGA Tour," said Gene Egdorf, the caddies' lawyer.

Atlanta Hawks get used to being targeted by other NBA teams

For the first time in more than a month, the Hawks practiced Tuesday looking to bounce back from a loss. Defense was the main focus, after New Orleans romped to a 115-100 victory the previous night to snap Atlanta's 19-game winning streak.