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Castroneves sets record in Long Beach qualifying

Helio Castroneves broke a track record that had stood since 2006 and qualified for the pole at the IndyCar Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach with a time of 1 minute, 6.7442 seconds on the 1.968-mile, 11-turn course.

LA Kings player arrested on drug charges

Hockey player Jarret Stoll of the L.A. Kings was arrested Friday at the swimming pool of a Las Vegas resort on a drug-possession charge, CNN affiliate KSNV reported, citing a police spokesman.

Stoll, 32, was charged with possession of controlled subs...

Abdul-Jabbar undergoes quadruple bypass surgery

NBA Hall of Fame center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is expected to make a full recovery after undergoing quadruple coronary bypass surgery. UCLA Health issued a statement Friday at the request of Abdul-Jabbar.

Bobcat linebackers making big strides

First-year co-defensive coordinator Kane Ioane is pleased with the progress that his unit has made over the course of spring practice. In particular, he is pleased with the enthusiasm of the linebackers, the position group he has been in charge of at Montana State since 2009 and working as an assistant with since 2005. Six of the eleven players suiting up at linebacker this spring are redshirt freshmen, but Ioane says everyone has shown a sense of urgency to improve.

MSU wide receivers roll deep

Montana State wide receivers coach Cody Kempt has seen his fair share of talented receivers.  The second-year assistant was a quarterback on the Bobcats 2010 Big Sky Championship team and worked as an offensive intern on the 2011 title squad. Yet, Kempt says the group he has heading into the 2015 season is something special.

Defending champ Mavericks squad ready for new season

The Missoula Mavericks 'AA' ball club has a very new look to it this year.  The Mavs only return two starters from a season ago but this year's team has already shown it can compete after starting the season 2-0.

Cubs' Bryant to play 3B, bat cleanup in debut

Heralded prospect Kris Bryant will bat cleanup and play third base for the Chicago Cubs in his major league debut against the San Diego Padres on Friday.

Las Vegas installs Cavs as title favorites

The Cleveland Cavaliers enter the NBA playoffs with the second-best record in the Eastern Conference, but Las Vegas considers them the favorites in to win the championship.

NBA draft order: Lottery loaded with intrigue

The Minnesota Timberwolves were the worst team in the NBA in 2014-15, but the franchise has only a one-in-four chance of winding up with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 draft.

Report: Stars, D Klingberg agree on 7-year extension

The Dallas Stars and defenseman John Klingberg agreed to terms on a seven-year contract extension with an average annual value of $4.2 million, the Dallas Morning News reported Friday.

Notre Dame-Texas set for prime time

Notre Dame will play Texas in prime time on Sept. 5 in South Bend, Ind., to kick off its 2015 football season.

Jets' Revis to join Patriots at White House

It could be a little awkward, but New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis plans to join his former New England Patriots teammates next week for the traditional Super Bowl celebration at the White House.

Browns' Manziel releases statement, makes apology

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel issued a statement Friday, apologizing to the organization and fans, after spending 10 weeks at a rehab treatment facility.

Newman regains 25 points after penalty amended

While upholding a P-5 level penalty to one of the top teams in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, the National Motorsports Appeals Panel opted to amend portions of the punishment levied against the No. 31 Richard Childress Racing team.

Gisele Bundchen gets love note from Tom Brady

Gisele Bundchen walked the runway for the last time Wednesday, and while Tom Brady wasn't just there to support her in person, he expressed his emotions to the world on Facebook.

Tons of prop bets available for Mayweather-Pacquiao fight

While tickets for the hugely anticipated fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao have yet to go on sale, you can certainly bet on the fight.

NHL roundup: Datsyuk leads Wings to win in Tampa

The Tampa Bay Lightning, which had the NHL's best home record in the regular season, opened the playoffs with a home loss Thursday night.

Cubs will call up Bryant on Friday

The Chicago Cubs will call up heralded prospect Kris Bryant on Friday to make his major league debut against the San Diego Padres in Wrigley Field, Bryant confirmed on Twitter.

MLB roundup: Archer, Rays stymie Jays

Right-hander Chris Archer allowed two hits and struck out 11 in seven scoreless innings and the Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2 on Thursday night.

ESPN reporter suspended after berating clerk

ESPN suspended reporter Britt McHenry for a week after a video of her berating a towing company employee surfaced Thursday.

Woman who accused Jameis Winston of rape sues

Erica Kinsman, a former Florida State University student who has accused star football player Jameis Winston of rape, has filed a lawsuit against the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback, her lawyer said Thursday.

Kinsman has said Winston raped her in D...

NFL: Adrian Peterson to be reinstated Friday

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will be reinstated as an active player by the NFL on Friday, the league said.

The NFL suspended the 30-year-old football star in November over allegations that last May he disciplined his son, who was 4 a...

Rodriguez providing answers for Yankees

Prior to the season, there were questions surrounding Alex Rodriguez's role with the New York Yankees. Well, so far, Rodriguez has emphatically provided some answers.

Verlander's DL stay may be extended by Tigers

Justin Verlander won't be coming off the disabled list next week as the Detroit Tigers hoped.

Hamilton saga takes another turn for Angels

The Josh Hamilton saga figures to take another turn this weekend when the Los Angeles Angels make a trip to Houston, which is where Hamilton is rehabbing from his right shoulder injury.

NBA playoff picture: Pelicans, Nets complete field

The New Orleans Pelicans charged into the postseason in style. The Brooklyn Nets, meanwhile, needed some help, but they sneaked into the playoff field, too.

Bristol Preview: Roush aims for U-turn

The perfect track may have popped up on the schedule for struggling Roush Fenway Racing to turn its performance around - Bristol Motor Speedway.

What prison life will be for Aaron Hernandez

Prison life won't be pretty for Aaron Hernandez, the former NFL player and convicted murderer sentenced to life without parole.

After correction officers evaluate him, he will be shipped to Massachusetts' flagship maximum-security prison, one of the m...

Champions League: Wins for Barcelona, Porto

Eight goals, a big upset and two wonder strikes from Luis Suarez highlighted a pulsating night of Champions League quarterfinal action Wednesday.

Fatherhood spurs on Novak Djokovic

For Novak Djokovic, fatherhood has proved the springboard for even greater success on the tennis court and the motivation for more triumphs to come.

NHL roundup: Isles stun Caps in series opener

Center Brock Nelson, right winger Ryan Strome and left winger Josh Bailey all scored their first career playoff goals and goaltender Jaroslav Halak stopped 24 of 25 shots to lead the New York Islanders to a series-opening 4-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night.

Belgrade hopes for a big season on the diamond

When reflecting on how his team won the First Pitch Tournament, Belgrade softball head coach Justin Taylor mentioned how his team started playing a more complete game after the 15-10 season-opening loss at Butte.

Almost Perfect: Ray leads Broncs to strong start

Frenchtown senior Morgan Ray doesn't have the luxury of flying under the radar these days.

Mavericks open season with sweep of Great Falls

The American Legion baseball season gets underway for many teams this week but for the defending state champion 'AA' Mavericks from Missoula, the quest for a second straight state title already got going this past weekend.

Aaron Hernandez verdict: 5 things about the jury

From late January, the jurors in the first-degree murder trial of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez have considered how a promising young athlete who earned millions came to take the life of his onetime friend and future brother-in-law, Odin Lloyd.

Survey: Swimmers 'make the best lovers'

They say don't judge a book by its cover, but new research suggests you can tell a lot about someone just by looking at what sports they play -- and it seems swimmers make the best lovers.

Duke G Jones to enter NBA draft

Duke freshman guard Tyus Jones, the Most Outstanding Player during the Final Four, will enter the 2015 NBA Draft.

Bruins fire GM Chiarelli

The Boston Bruins fired general manager Peter Chiarelli on Wednesday after the team missed the playoffs for the first time in the past eight seasons.

Report: Mariota, Winston do fine on Wonderlic

The top two quarterback prospects for the NFL Draft reportedly performed well in the classroom at the league's scouting combine.

Indians' Carrasco 'dodges big bullet' after being hit in jaw with line drive

Cleveland Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco had to leave Tuesday's game after getting hit on the jaw, near his right ear, by a line drive off the bat of White Sox outfielder Melky Cabrera, the second batter of the game.

Winston, Mariota not among 26 prospects attending NFL Draft

The NFL released the names of the 26 prospects who will be in Chicago for the NFL Draft, and noticeably absent were the two marquee names - quarterbacks Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston.

Outdoor basketball set for San Diego's Petco Park

The basketball series between San Diego State and the University of San Diego seemed to be in jeopardy until the schools reportedly reached agreement for an intriguing contest -- an outdoor game at Petco Park, the San Diego Padres' home baseball field.

Verlander set for simulated game

The Detroit Tigers will have a much clearer picture of when Justin Verlander might return to their rotation after he pitches a simulated game Wednesday before the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park.

NBA playoff picture: Field comes down to final day

The final postseason berth in each conference and seeding for eight of the 16 playoff teams will be determined Wednesday on the final night of the NBA regular season.

Report: NBA executive Thorn to retire

Rod Thorn, who is on his second tour of duty as the NBA's president of basketball operations, plans to retire in August, Yahoo Sports reported Tuesday.

Report: Sharks, McLellan to part ways

A mutual parting is expected between the San Jose Sharks and coach Todd McLellan, according to a report.

Aaron Hernandez guilty of murder

Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez looked on impassively Wednesday as he was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole, a new low for a young man who once enjoyed a $40 million pro-football contract and now stands convicted in...

U.S., Canada rosters named for World Championship

The U.S. and Canadian rosters for the 2015 International Ice Hockey Federation Men's World Championship in Czech Republic were announced Tuesday.

One in six retired NFL players goes bankrupt

A new study found that nearly 16 percent of former NFL players end up filing for bankruptcy within a dozen years of retiring.

Senators assistant Reeds dies at 55

Ottawa Senators assistant coach Mark Reeds died of cancer on Tuesday at age 55.
The team confirmed the passing of the former NHL defenseman who had been with the Senators as an assistant since
2011. He was diagnosed with cancer last summer ...