Men's sports

April 23, 2018 - 4:36 pm
GENEVA (AP) — FIFA is forcing the pace on talks over a $25 billion offer to revamp the Club World Cup and create a global national team competition. FIFA President Gianni Infantino is seeking an urgent meeting in the next week with leaders of the six continental governing bodies, following his...
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Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) greets fans after Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Toronto Raptors, Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
April 23, 2018 - 4:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Wizards coach Scott Brooks knew John Wall would be back to his explosive, elite self for the playoffs when the All-Star point guard was able to play 38 minutes in a regular-season loss at Cleveland. It took Wall one additional outing to be absolutely certain he' d be OK...
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April 23, 2018 - 4:15 pm
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Dick Vitale's voice cracked as he discussed his self-described obsession with raising money for pediatric cancer research. "It's the best thing I've ever done in my life," the longtime college basketball television analyst said. "I'm in 13 Hall of Fames, and none that compares...
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FILE - This March 6, 2018 file photo shows Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry during an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets in Oakland, Calif. Sony Pictures Entertainment announced Monday, April 23, that it has struck a deal with the Golden State Warriors All-Star guard to produce television, film and possibly gaming projects. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
April 23, 2018 - 3:57 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — NBA star Stephen Curry is heading to Hollywood in a big way. Sony Pictures Entertainment announced Monday that it has struck a deal with the Golden State Warriors All-Star guard to produce television, film and possibly gaming projects. A press release states Curry and the company...
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Ersan Ilyasova, alero de los 76ers de Filadelfia, festeja luego de lograr un enceste en el tercer cuarto del partido ante el Heat de Miami, el sábado 21 de abril de 2018 (AP Foto/Joe Skipper)
April 23, 2018 - 3:15 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Philadelphia's six leading average scorers so far in the playoffs, in order are: Ben Simmons, Dario Saric, Joel Embiid, JJ Redick, Marco Belinelli and Ersan Ilyasova. Their homelands: Australia, Croatia, Cameroon, the United States, Italy and Turkey. Philadelphia — a melting pot of...
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FILE - In this May 10, 2016, file photo, Minnesota Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher speaks at a news conference in St. Paul, Minn. Fletcher was fired Monday, April 23, 2018, after the hockey team's first-round playoff exit. Fletcher was the Wild's general manager for nine seasons. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
April 23, 2018 - 2:51 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild split with general manager Chuck Fletcher after nine seasons with only two playoff series wins. Wild owner Craig Leipold met with Fletcher on Monday to tell him the club was not renewing his contract. He then addressed the players. The Wild have six...
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New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) greets fans after defeating the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in New Orleans, Saturday, April 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Scott Threlkeld)
April 23, 2018 - 1:45 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With every Anthony Davis put-back dunk, reverse alley-oop jam, step-back 3-pointer or game-sealing block in the playoffs, the New Orleans Pelicans take a step closer to becoming the NBA's next small-market success story. That didn't quite happen with Chris Paul, who essentially...
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Head of Morocco's Bid Committee Moulay Hafid Elalamy speaks during a press conference to promote Morocco's bid for the 2026 soccer World Cup after the visit of the Task Force in Casablanca, Morocco, Friday April 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)
April 23, 2018 - 1:37 pm
Morocco's World Cup bid is facing fresh scrutiny this week with the arrival of another delegation from FIFA after an initial task force found deficiencies in the proposals for the 2026 tournament. In a downbeat conclusion to the visit by the FIFA inspectors last week, Morocco's bid leader...
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FILE - AThis is a 2006 file photo showing Davey Nelson of the Milwaukee Brewers baseball team. Nelson, a Milwaukee Brewers broadcaster and former All-Star infielder who also coached in the majors, has died. He was 73. The Brewers say Nelson died Monday, April 23, 2018, after a long illness. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
April 23, 2018 - 11:59 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Davey Nelson, a Milwaukee Brewers broadcaster and former All-Star infielder who also coached in the majors, has died. He was 73. The Brewers say Nelson died Monday after a long illness. Nelson joined the Brewers as a roving minor league instructor in 2001 before joining the big...
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April 23, 2018 - 10:56 am
ZURICH (AP) — FIFA has signed state-controlled diamond miner Alrosa as a fourth Russian sponsor, completing its slate of third-tier European backers for the World Cup. FIFA describes Alrosa as a "giant in the world diamond mining industry." The value was not disclosed. Alrosa joins Alfa-Bank,...
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