WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia freed WNBA star Brittney Griner on Thursday in a high-profile prisoner exchange as the U.S.
Brittney Griner's loved ones and extended basketball family were ecstatic when news broke Thursday about her release from a Russian prison and that she was on her way back to the United States.
It has been nearly 300 days since the WNBA star was arrested at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport in February, when customs officials said they found vape canisters with cannabis oil in her luggage.
PHOENIX (AP) — WNBA star Brittney Griner's 10-month imprisonment in Russia on drug charges came to an end on Thursday, spreading relief and joy across sports world and beyond.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California quarterback Caleb Williams is The Associated Press college football player of the year, becoming the school's first winner of the award since 2005 with his stellar debut season for the Trojans.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Commanders created a “toxic work culture” for more than two decades, “ignoring and downplaying sexual misconduct" and what former female employees described as hundreds of instances of sexual harassment by men at the top levels of the organization, according to a report published Thursday by the U.S.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Qatar is investigating the death of a migrant worker who reportedly was killed while doing repairs at a resort that had served as the Saudi team's training base during the World Cup.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — To Bruno Fernandes, World Cup teammate Cristiano Ronaldo is the most famous athlete in sports.
Joao Felix has described Ronaldo as “irreplaceable.”
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are not ready to say goodbye to the World Cup just yet.
But the clock is ticking on their careers and Qatar could be the last time we see them on soccer’s biggest stage.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres and Xander Bogaerts agreed to a blockbuster $280 million, 11-year contract Wednesday night, adding the All-Star slugger to an already deep lineup.
A person familiar with the negotiations confirmed the contract to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because it was pending a physical.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Outgoing NCAA President Mark Emmert had some advice for his replacement in his first public appearance since announcing in April he was stepping down from position he has held for the last 12 years.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Two-time Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom sees the vision of what the Texas Rangers want to do, not their streak of six consecutive losing seasons and being more than a decade removed from their only World Series appearances.
The Michigan Associated Press Division 3-4 All-State team.
DETROIT (AP) — Dante Moore entered Detroit King High School with a bright future predicted and an offer from Michigan.
He ended his high school career as a two-time champion.
After leading King to a Division 3 state title over DeWitt last season, he led a rout of Muskegon his senior season to repeat.
NEW YORK JETS (7-5) at BUFFALO (9-3)
Sunday 1 p.m. EST, CBS.
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NFL LINE: Bills by 9 1/2
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville has hired Jeff Brohm as the new football coach.
The University of Louisville Athletic Association's executive board approved a six-year contract on Thursday that will pay the former Purdue coach a base salary of $5 million next season with annual increases of $100,000, plus incentives.
Columbus High School football coach Andrew Selgrad shared a few words with his team prior to the Cardinals taking the field for their WIAA Division 4 championship game showdown with perennial power Waukesha Catholic Memorial.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs promoted veteran defensive tackle Brandon Williams to their 53-man roster on Thursday and there's a chance the longtime Baltimore Ravens run-stopper will play when they visit the Denver Broncos this weekend.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers signed outfielder Jason Heyward to a minor league deal on Thursday and invited him to spring training.
The 33-year-old was released by the Chicago Cubs earlier this offseason.
MINNESOTA VIKINGS (10-2) at DETROIT (5-7)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, FOX
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NFL LINE: Lions by 1 1/2
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona's Kliff Kingsbury says it's an honor to coach against his former mentor Bill Belichick.
It's safe to say the student could really use a win over his teacher.
The underachieving Cardinals have lost four of their past five heading into a home game against the New England Patriots on Monday night.
World champions Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier did nothing to harm their chances of becoming the first American pairs team to win the prestigious Grand Prix Final, turning in a brilliant short program Thursday in Turin, Italy.
Wherever his football journey takes him next, Blake Schraufnagel will always remember where it started.
It’s safe to say the Mayville community won’t be forgetting the running back anytime soon, either.
PHILADELPHIA (11-1) at NEW YORK GIANTS (7-4-1)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, FOX
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NFL LINE: Eagles by 6½
CAROLINA (4-8) at SEATTLE (7-5)
Sunday, 4:25 p.m. EST, FOX
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NFL LINE: Seahawks by 3 1/2.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina is losing two assistants to Wisconsin, including the one who has orchestrated the Tar Heels' prolific attack the past four seasons.
Offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Phil Longo said he and offensive line coach Jack Bicknell Jr.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The NCAA's Division I transformation committee is scheduled to provide a final report and recommendations on its work regarding standards for membership, championship access and governance during the association's convention on Jan.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan defensive lineman Mazi Smith pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor Thursday, a week after he was charged with a felony for possessing a gun in his pickup truck without a concealed-weapon permit.
JACKSONVILLE (4-8) at TENNESSEE (7-5)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, CBS
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NFL LINE: Titans by 3 1/2.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Cotie McMahon tied a career high with 20 points and No. 3 Ohio State allowed only seven points in the second half of a 92-36 rout over New Hampshire on Thursday.
Ahead 39-29 at intermission, the Buckeyes (9-0) outscored the Wildcats 53-7 in the second half and 30-4 in the third quarter.
NEW ENGLAND (6-6) at ARIZONA (4-8)
Monday, 8:15 p.m. EST, ESPN
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NFL LINE: Patriots by 1 1/2.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jan Blachowicz and Magomed Ankalaev have been waiting for their shot at the light heavyweight title, and neither expected it to come Saturday.
They were supposed to compete in the co-main event of UFC 282 until champion Jiri Prochazka pulled out last month of his fight with second-ranked Glover Teixeira because of a shoulder injury.
DETROIT (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have won enough to be in a position to clinch the NFC North with almost a month left in the regular season.
Reactions after WNBA star Brittney Griner was freed from a Russian prison in a high-profile prisoner exchange.
Gaudy offensive numbers continue to be the rule rather than the exception as the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs head into quarterfinals weekend.
It begs the question: If defense really does win championships, when is it going to show up?
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — NFL players know better than anyone this game really is a business with how new faces rotate in and out of locker rooms day to day and week to week throughout the season.
MALELANE, South Africa (AP) — Dean Burmester made six birdies on the back nine to complete his 7-under 65 for a one-shot lead at the Alfred Dunhill Championship on Thursday.
The 33-year-old South African, looking for his third European tour title, had managed just two birdies and a bogey by the midway point of his opening round at Leopard Creek.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang returned to practice with his teammates Thursday, just 10 days after suffering the second stroke of his career.
The 35-year-old Letang remains out indefinitely, with the club describing him as “day to day.”
Army football tried conference play before. Lured by financial benefits, schedule stability and other perks, Army shed its independence and spent seven seasons in Conference USA.
The 2022 Minnesota Associated Press All-State football team, as voted on by statewide media:
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky running back Chris Rodriguez Jr. says on social media that he will skip the Music City Bowl to prepare for the NFL draft.
The senior’s announcement Thursday on his Instagram account comes a day after Wildcats quarterback Will Levis announced he would miss the Dec.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The faces on the field keep changing. The stakes when the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens meet do not.
Especially in December.
Ben Roethlisberger's retired. Lamar Jackson is hurt.
HOUSTON (1-10-1) at DALLAS (9-3)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, Fox
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NFL LINE: Cowboys by 16 1/2
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears had the ball late in the first quarter when Justin Fields noticed Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Kingsley Enagbare crashing the line last week.
CLEVELAND (5-7) at CINCINNATI (8-4)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, CBS
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NFL LINE: Bengals by 6.
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit doctor already jailed on criminal sexual conduct charges connected to his work with youth hockey organizations has been charged in two additional cases.
IndyCar has landed its own “Drive to Survive” type docudrama that will showcase the buildup to next year's Indianapolis 500.
The six-part “100 Days to Indy” will air on The CW Network next spring and chronicle the 100-day window ahead of the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing” on May 28 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Southern California quarterback Caleb Williams is the unanimous choice as The Associated Press player of the year in the Pac-12. He also was newcomer of the year.
Utah cornerback Clark Phillips III was named defensive player of the year and Washington coach Kalen DeBoer earned coach of the year honors on Thursday from a media panel who cover the conference.
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — State Police have released surveillance footage of last month’s fatal shooting on the University of New Mexico campus in Albuquerque that involved a basketball player from a rival school.