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Report: $243M to turn Astrodome into large park, civic space

March 23, 2015

HOUSTON (AP) — A proposal to turn the iconic but shuttered Houston Astrodome into a massive indoor park and build a tree-lined green space around the structure could cost nearly $243 million,... more »»

Darren Sharper pleads no contest in Los Angeles rape case

March 23, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former NFL star Darren Sharper removed all doubt Monday that he drugged and raped women, taking the first of several legal steps to own up to sex assaults in four states that... more »»

NFL suspending TV blackouts for 2015 season

March 23, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) — The NFL is saying bye-bye to blackouts. At least for 2015.

No NFL games will be blocked from local television next season, the league said Monday at the owners' meetings. more »»

NFL considers foreign sites for Pro Bowl

March 23, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) — The NFL is considering foreign sites for the Pro Bowl.

Next year's game will be played in Honolulu, the frequent site for the all-star matchup, and will be held Jan. more »»

MLS to make 'important announcement' on future in Minnesota

March 23, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Major League Soccer is expected to confirm during a news conference this week that an expansion franchise has been awarded to Minnesota. more »»

Hall of Famers Molitor, Sandberg manage against each other

March 23, 2015

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Paul Molitor and Ryne Sandberg crossed paths a lot over the years — in spring training, at All-Star Games, up in Cooperstown. more »»

Mo'ne Davis: Reinstate baseball player after offensive tweet

March 23, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Mo'ne Davis believes in second chances, even for the college baseball player kicked off his team after sending an offensive tweet about the Little League World Series phenom. more »»

AP Sources: NFL hires former ATF chief Jones as counsel

March 23, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) — The NFL has hired B. Todd Jones, the recently resigned director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, to oversee player discipline. more »»

Scherzer to start Nationals' opener, not Strasburg

March 23, 2015

VIERA, Fla. (AP) — Max Scherzer will start the Washington Nationals' opener on April 6 against the New York Mets, not Stephen Strasburg. more »»

Top skiers headed to Maine for US Alpine Championships

March 23, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Fresh from the World Cup finals, Lindsey Vonn, Mikaela Shiffrin and other top U.S. skiers are headed from France to Maine to finish the competitive season at the U.. more »»

South African judge convicts retired tennis champion of rape

March 23, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A judge in South Africa on Monday convicted Bob Hewitt, a former Grand Slam tennis champion, of raping and sexually assaulting three girls whom he had been coaching. more »»

Ex-NFL player Sharper gets 9 years in Arizona sex assault

March 23, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) — Former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper was sentenced to nine years in federal prison Monday immediately after he pleaded guilty to sexual assault in Arizona, marking the first... more »»

Wichita State back in Sweet 16 for second time in 3 years

March 23, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Wichita State should know how to avoid distractions by no. more »»

AP Interview: Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin turns pro

March 23, 2015

Missy Franklin has bid farewell to college swimming and is turning pro. more »»

South African judge convicts retired tennis player of rape

March 23, 2015

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Bob Hewitt, a former Grand Slam doubles tennis champion, was on Monday convicted in a South African court of rape and sexual assault decades after the alleged assaults. more »»

The Big Shift: Infields spin in response to data explosion

March 23, 2015

COPLAY, Pa. (AP) — Twentysomethings sit in rows inside a two-story, red brick building in an Allentown suburb that Norman Rockwell could have painted. more »»

The top stories in the world of sport

March 23, 2015

Here are some of the current top stories in the world of sport:



Barcelona takes a grip on Spanish title with 2-... more »»

Oklahoma, WVU salvage Big 12's weekend in Big Ten country

March 23, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Big 12 salvaged its NCAA Tournament in Big Ten country.

Oklahoma overcame Dayton's home-state advantage and moved on to a regional that seems truly up for grabs. more »»

Wichita State, Wisconsin survive in Omaha, head to Sweet 16

March 23, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Wichita State spent so much emotion to get to the Sweet 16, the question is how much the Shockers have left for Notre Dame on Thursday in Clevelan. more »»

Izzo, Krzyzewski have their teams headed back to Sweet 16

March 23, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Two of college basketball's most respected coaches are back in familiar territory. more »»

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