Norco QB Shane Illingworth’s visit to Oklahoma State reinforces his commitment

Participating in the camp, the 6-foot-6½, 234-pound slinger got to throw with skill players whom Oklahoma State is recruiting and who could become future teammates, such as Texas running back Myles Price, who committed to the Cowboys during...

Rangers’ Pence joins Gallo on IL; Calhoun back

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers are juggling their banged-up outfielders, with Hunter Pence the latest to go on the injured list.Pence was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday, a day after he sustained a right groin strain...

M.L.B. and Players’ Union Set to Begin Early Labor Talks

The current collective bargaining agreement, negotiated in 2016, largely upheld that reliably lucrative economic system. The deal runs through 2021, and until then M.L.B. is under no obligation to reopen it. The sides have done so in recent years...

Report: Blackshear could be nearing transfer decision

Kerry Blackshear Jr. could be close to choosing his next team.The former Virginia Tech forward is one of the most sought after grad transfers in college basketball and has visited several schools. While he initially...

Broncos to honor Bowlen; won’t rename stadium

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The Denver Broncos are planning several ways to honor team owner Pat Bowlen , who died last week at 75 after a long battle with Alzheimer's just two months shy of his enshrinement into the Pro...

Boston College basketball lands grad transfer Derryck Thornton to play guard

Since the spring, the Eagles had their sights on Derryck Thornton, a graduate transfer from Southern Cal. He came out of Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nev., as a five-star recruit ranked in the top 20 in the 2015 recruiting...

Gus Malzahn sees similarities between Oregon defense, those Auburn faces in SEC

COLUMBUS, Ga. — The matchup of the Oregon offense and Auburn defense, particularly in the trenches, will continue to draw the most attention ahead of the season opener, but the duel on the other side of the ball...

NHL draft prospect was asked about defecating on car

Professional sports teams go to extreme lengths to grill potential draft picks as much as possible. Teams aren’t just investing in a player’s ability, they are investing in them as people. Misjudge a player’s character, and you could end...

Machado — Didn’t bump ump, will appeal discipline

SAN DIEGO -- San Diego Padres star Manny Machado denied he made contact with plate umpire Bill Welke after being ejected for arguing a called third strike Saturday night and said he'll appeal his one-game suspension and fine."I've just...

Machado suspended 1 game, fined after ejection

San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado was suspended one game and fined an undisclosed amount on Monday for arguing and making contact with an umpire over the weekend, Major League Baseball said in a statement.Machado was ejected by...