National Sports

Vitali Klitschko and Erik Morales win election to Boxing HOF

By JOHN KEKIS, AP Sports Writer CANASTOTA, N.Y. (AP) — Three years after he threw his hat back into the political ring for good, former heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko achieved the ultimate honor for his time in that other ring — selection to the International Boxing Hall of ...

Hoffmann says he’s playing PGA Tour with muscular dystrophy

NEW YORK (AP) — PGA Tour player Morgan Hoffmann says he has been diagnosed with muscular dystrophy and that his right pectoral muscle is nearly gone. In a story Hoffmann wrote for The Players' Tribune website, he says he started to notice his right pectoral deteriorating about five years ...

Man charged with 2010 slaying of NBA player Lorenzen Wright

By ADRIAN SAINZ, Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities charged a man Tuesday in connection with the slaying of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright, more than seven years after Wright's bullet-riddled body was found decomposing in a Tennessee suburb. Billy Turner, 46, was indicted ...

Brown, Boswell lead Steelers to 23-20 win over Bengals

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Chris Boswell kicked a field goal on the final play shortly after Antonio Brown caught a 6-yard touchdown pass — taking a hit to the head while landing in the end zone — and the Pittsburgh Steelers pulled off another improbable comeback ...

Watt and Altuve share SI’s Sportsperson of the Year award

By KRISTIE RIEKEN, AP Sports Writer HOUSTON (AP) — J.J. Watt raised more than $37 million for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts and Jose Altuve led the Houston Astros to their first World Series title, both giving hope to the city as it picked up the pieces from the devastating storm. On ...

Seattle moves ahead with arena remodel to attract NBA, NHL

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle is moving forward with efforts to renovate the aging city-owned KeyArena into a premier venue that could be ready for an NBA or NHL team within three years. The Seattle City Council on Monday approved a memorandum of understanding with Los Angeles-based Oak View Group ...

Olympic star Moses remarkably recovers from head injuries

By EDDIE PELLS, AP National Writer COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Edwin Moses turned the corner, saw the blue police lights in the distance and, immediately, started spinning. His senses overwhelmed by the strength of the strobing lights, Moses fell to the ground and crawled to the ...

Garoppolo off to promising start as 49ers beat Bears

By ANDREW SELIGMAN, AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers believe better days are coming now that they have quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. His first start for them was a promising one. Garoppolo threw for 293 yards, and Robbie Gould kicked a 24-yard field goal in the ...

Ravens hit stride on offense; slam Lions’ playoff hopes

By DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — In the days leading up to their pivotal game against the Detroit Lions, Ravens safety Eric Weddle predicted there would come a time when Baltimore would have to rely on its offense to win. Sure enough, that's what happened Sunday. Though ...

Win over Giants has Raiders back in tie for first place

By JOSH DUBOW, AP Pro Football Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The four-game losing streak, change in defensive coordinators and all those early-season struggles are in the past now for the Oakland Raiders. They head into the stretch run of the season exactly where they hoped to be, even if ...