Venus helps U.S. advance at Fed Cup

Venus Williams clinched victory for the U.S. Fed Cup team against Poland in the Group II first round, advancing her team to the World Group Playoff in April. A win in April would put the U.S. in contention for the Fed Cup title next year.

Okposo leads Islanders past Oilers

Kyle Okposo scored a hat trick after the Islanders opened a commanding early lead with three first-period goals as New York routed the last-place Edmonton Oilers 8-1. Thomas Greiss made 30 saves for the Islanders (27-18-6), who moved within three...

NBA roundup

Avery Bradley scored 25 points, Isiah Thomas had 22 and Boston Celtics held off the Sacramento Kings 128-119 Sunday for their ninth win in 10 games. Jared Sullinger matched his season high with 21 points and reserve Tyler Zeller had a season high 17...

Teammates, coaches say Cam Newton's success not by accident

Cam Newton didn't just stumble into becoming the NFL's best player

MVP Newton, Watt, Rivera, Berry big winners of NFL awards

Cam Newton takes MVP, Offensive Player award, J.J. Watt is top defensive player; Ron Rivera Coach of Year; Eric Berry wins Comeback Player; Gurley and Peters are top rookies; Phillips wins assistant coach honors.


Great expectations can be daunting ... even for Kris Dunn

It would unfathomable that Kris Dunn could emerge from this season without pressure. Think about...



Mets willing to consider long-term deals for young pitchers

Now that most of this offseason's business is complete, the New York Mets may turn their attention to long-term deals for the hard-throwing young starting pitchers who helped the team reach the World Series for the first time since 2000

Cespedes says he wanted to stay with Mets

Yoenis Cespedes says his first choice was to remain with the New York Mets. In his first public comments since agreeing to a $75 million, three-year contract, Cespedes maintained his welcome last summer was the key to his decision.

Yankees 1B Greg Bird to have season-ending shoulder surgery

Yankees first baseman Greg Bird to have season-ending surgery on his right shoulder


Panthers too good, versatile for Broncos No. 1 defense

The Denver Broncos and their top defense haven't seen anything quite like Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers, the No. 1 scoring offense in the league

Can Super Bowl QBs stand up to dominant defenses?

Manning vs. Newton and two players' coaches face off in NFL's 50th showcase

Panthers safety Coleman, ex-teammate overcome tragedy, form bond

There was a time when Carolina Panthers safety Kurt Coleman wasn't sure if he should _ or even could _ play football again

Mike Tolbert is a rare, old-school fullback in today's NFL

Mike Tolbert is the best at a position that's going out of style


NBA roundup

Stephen Curry scored 26 points, Harrison Barnes added 19 and the Golden State Warriors won their 41st straight regular-season home game, beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 116-108 on Saturday night

WNBA star Tamika Catchings interns at NBA offices

Tamika Catchings, entering final season of her storied WNBA career, interned for a few weeks at NBA offices

Green scores 16 points and Grizzlies hold off Knicks 91-85

Jeff Green scored 16 points, including two free throws with 6.2 seconds left, to help the Memphis Grizzlies hold off the New York Knicks 91-85 their fifth straight win


Marchand scores on penalty shot in OT, Bruins top Sabres 2-1

Brad Marchand scored on a penalty shot midway through overtime to lift the Boston Bruins to a 2-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres

NHL roundup

T.J. Oshie, Alex Ovechkin score in shootout and Washington Capitals beat Devils 3-2


Miller is settling in with the Sun

First-year Connecticut Sun head coach has had to deftly multitask - and get to know his new players - since being hired in late December.

Connecticut Sun trade Williams for No. 4 pick in 2016 draft

The Connecticut Sun acquired the fourth overall pick in April's WNBA Draft from the Atlanta Dream in exchange for second-year center Elizabeth Williams.


Favre, Stabler, Harrison, Greene, Pace, Dungy voted to Hall

Brett Favre, Ken Stabler, Marvin Harrison, Kevin Greene, Orlando Pace and Tony Dungy have been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The class of 2016 also includes contributor Ed DeBartolo Jr. and senior selection Dick Stanfel.

Denver brings dominant defense into Super Bowl 50

Defense wins championships, so Denver should be hoisting the Lombardi Trophy Sunday night

Leicester City stuns Manchester City to stretch EPL lead, Spurs go second

With a 3-1 win at Manchester City, Leicester showed why it really could be lifting the Premier League trophy for the first time in May

Little-known receivers help Panthers get to Super Bowl

Cam Newton throws passes to a bunch of no-name receivers