Louisville's Gill unlkely hero in win over NC State

Add Louisville sophomore guard Anton Gill to the long list of the NCAA Tournament's unexpected heroes. It's a list that also includes one of Louisville coach Rick Pitino's former players, Darryl Wright. Gill, who was avera...

Hernandez's fiancée says she was asked to remove box

The fiancée of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez said at a hearing Friday that she was asked to conceal a box and take it out of her Massachusetts home after the murder of Odin Lloyd in 2013.

Shayanna Jenkins' testimony came outside the...

NCAA Tournament roundup: Gonzaga advances to Elite Eight

With Gonzaga struggling from the outside, Bulldogs center Przemek Karnowski put the team on his broad shoulders and carried it to the South Regional final. Karnowski led Gonzaga with 18 points as the Bulldogs rolled past U...

Palestine Marathon: race for recognition

In the biblical city of Bethlehem, Sana Jamaani is warmed up and ready to run. This isn't her first race, but she says it is her most important.

"I'm running in the holy land," Jamaani smiles. "I'm running in Palestine."

More than 3,000 runners came to...

MSU football returns experienced running backs

When Montana State running backs coach Michael Pitre took the field for spring practice on Thursday, he was asked if there was one running back that has stood out above the rest so far.

"I don't think there's any one guy," Pitre said. "I think collectively as a group we're getting better, but we still have a long way to go before September."

NCAA Sweet 16: Michigan State pulls upset

Gonzaga used to be the cool pick to score an upset in the early rounds of the NCAA men's basketball tournament. In recent years, the Mark Few-coached Bulldogs have been one of the teams that could win it all.

Eagles set sights on state softball title

The Big Sky Eagles are gearing up for another season on the softball diamond, and with a roster that returns the majority of last year's team the squad is excited for the upcoming season.

Thunder's Durant out 4-6 months

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant will undergo surgery on his foot and is expected to be sidelined four to six months, the team announced Friday.

Sam: 'I am not the only gay person in NFL'

Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted by an NFL team, said he is not alone as a gay player in the league.

Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower out 6-7 months

New England Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower reportedly will be out six to seven months after undergoing surgery to repair a torn right labrum.

NCAA Sweet 16: Top seeds advance

Kentucky is so awesome right now you are probably watching the NCAA men's basketball tournament to see who is going to get second.

The undefeated Wildcats were scary good Thursday night in crushing West Virginia. The score was so lopsided the game wa...

Wolfpack aiming for return trip to state

In Kalispell, the Glacier Wolfpack are hoping to make a return trip to the state tournament this spring.

Dean Smith's will gives $200 to each of his former players

The late North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith said thank you to all of his former players one last time in his will.

Bomb threat pauses Hernandez murder trial

The murder trial of Aaron Hernandez was interrupted by a bomb threat at the Bristol Superior Court courthouse in Fall River, Mass., on Thursday afternoon.

Blue Jackets F Boll suspended three games

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Jared Boll has been suspended for three games, without pay, for an illegal check to the head of Anaheim Ducks forward Patrick Maroon during Tuesday's game.

Broadcaster Boynton suspended for alleged assault

Former NHL defenseman Nick Boynton, part of the Phoenix Coyotes' radio broadcast team, was suspended by the team following an incident at Buffalo Creek Casino in which he allegedly bit the finger of a security guard during a scuffle.

Giants unsure Cruz will return Week 1

New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz won't be rushed back from a torn patellar tendon and subsequent surgery last October.

Marlins, SP Cosart cooperate with MLB probe

Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jarred Cosart said he is cooperating fully with MLB's investigation into his alleged gambling activity.

NFL notebook: Vikings don't plan to trade Peterson, Zimmer says

Running back Adrian Peterson is not long for the Minnesota Vikings, if you ask his agent, Ben Dogra. Coach Mike Zimmer told another story Wednesday on the final day of NFL owners meetings.

Bengals' Still announces daughter's cancer in remission

Cincinnati Bengals defensive lineman Devon Still received good news on Wednesday.

Judge: Concussion lawsuit vs. NHL will proceed

The NHL's motion to dismiss a class-action concussion lawsuit was denied Wednesday by a federal judge in Minnesota.

Average value of MLB teams: $1.2 billion

Major-league baseball teams are worth $1.2 billion on average, an increase of 48 percent from 2014, according to Forbes' valuations released Wednesday.

Report: MLB investigates Marlins' Cosart for gambling

Major League Baseball reportedly is investigating whether Miami Marlins pitcher Jarred Cosart has bet on baseball.

Cubs pitcher ends up at wrong ballpark

Chicago Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson missed his spring training start Tuesday against the Oakland A's after driving to the wrong stadium.

Badgers PG Jackson plans to play Thursday

Wisconsin point guard Traevon Jackson expects to return for Thursday night's NCAA Sweet 16 game against North
Carolina after sitting out more than two months with a foot injury.
Jackson told reporters on Wednesday that he's 100 percent sure...

NHL game roundup: Flyers blitz Blackhawks

Right winger Wayne Simmonds scored the 100th goal of his Flyers career, helping lead Philadelphia to a 4-1 win over the visiting Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday.

NBA game roundup: Howard returns to Rockets lineup

Guard James Harden scored 25 points and dished out 10 assists and forward Trevor Ariza added 22 points to lift the Houston Rockets to a 95-93 victory over the slumping New Orleans Pelicans Wednesday night at the Smoothie King Center.

MSU shaping up in the secondary

Going into spring practice, Montana State felt confident about its offense, with eight starters returning to the unit. But the Bobcats had more questions about the defense, which returned only three starters from last season.

The secondary in particular took a huge hit, as three of the four starters from the group have graduated, including All-American cornerback Deonte Flowers.

Tres Tinkle repeats as Gatorade Player of the Year

It was another impressive season on the courts this winter for Missoula’s Tres Tinkle.

Latest ballpark innovation: No-mess nachos

Major League Baseball teams are unveiling their latest innovations in ballpark concessions, and the Milwaukee Brewers are no exception.

Quarterbacks own headlines at owner's meetings

As NFL owners huddled this week to debate new rules, possible franchise moves and lavish stadiums, discussion inevitably turned to the most popular subject in the game -- quarterbacks.

Manziel's rehab factored in Browns rejecting 'Hard Knocks'

Cleveland coach Mike Pettine said the Browns met with NFL Films and decided the team did not want to be the subject of HBO's "Hard Knocks" this season.

Tinkle helps Zags upset their way to Sweet Sixteen

It's been nothing short of a breakout season for Elle Tinkle, now a junior on the Gonzaga women's basketball team.

Arizona State fires Sendek

Herb Sendek is out as Arizona State's coach after nine years, according to multiple reports Tuesday.

NFL to give live-streaming a try out this fall

If you want to watch the Buffalo Bills play the Jacksonville Jaguars this fall, you're going to need a decent Internet connection.

Vikings, agent stand firm regarding Peterson

The Minnesota Vikings and agent Ben Dogra reiterated their stances regarding running back Adrian Peterson on Monday.

Chargers GM: QB Rivers 'our guy'

Quarterback Philip Rivers has reservations about a commitment to the San Diego Chargers with a potential relocation to Los Angeles in play, but the franchise is not parting with its quarterback according to general manager Tom Telesco.

Lions GM glad Suh deal is Dolphins' problem

Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was a headache for opponents in the NFC North, but Lions general manager Martin Mayhew is relieved his salary is not his franchise's burden.

Marcel Hirscher's thirst for extreme sports

He's just become the first men's skier ever to clinch a fourth straight World Cup overall title -- but Marcel Hirscher's thirst for an adrenaline rush is so great that he can't wait to dabble in a spot of dirt biking, white water kayaking and climbin...

Scherzer gets Nats Opening Day start

Former New Orleans Saints safety Darren Sharper has pleaded guilty to sexual assault and attempted sexual assault in a
plea deal with Arizona prosecutors and was immediately sentenced to nine years in prison, according to the Associated

Colt Anderson visits hometown of Butte

Today, Indianapolis Colts safety Colt Anderson took some time to come back home and give back to his community. The former University of Montana standout paid a visit to the Butte Family YMCA for a meet-and-greet with fans.

NFL drops TV blackout rule

The National Football League is dropping its blackout rule for the 2015 season.

Ex-NFL player Darren Sharper pleads guilty to sex assault

Retired NFL star Darren Sharper changed course and pleaded guilty Monday to one count of sexual assault and one count of attempted sexual assault.

Sharper has been in jail in Los Angeles since last year, but this case was in Arizona. Sharper and his ...

Ex-NFL player Darren Sharper pleads guilty to sex assault

Former NFL player and Pro Bowler Darren Sharper has pleaded guilty to sex assault in Arizona. The deal calls for a nine-year sentence, The Associated Press reports.

Three Dodgers lefties deal with ailments

The Los Angeles Dodgers' starting pitching took a recent series of hits -- literally in the case of ace Clayton Kershaw. However, it was only Kershaw who emerged still on track to open the season in the rotation.

MLB notebook: Marlins' Yelich signs seven-year deal

The Miami Marlins signed outfielder Christian Yelich to a seven-year contract Sunday. The deal, worth a reported $49.570 million, is through the 2021 season, with a club option for 2022.

Borland returning three-fourths of bonus to 49ers

Former San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland, who abruptly retired from the NFL last week after one season due to worries about head trauma, is giving back part of his signing bonus.

NFL notebook: Sam among those at veteran Combine

For 105 aspiring NFL players, Sunday was a day to show teams why they are deserving of another chance at the first Veteran Combine held at the Arizona Cardinals training facility in Tempe, Ariz.

Keselowski's crew gambles, wins at Auto Club Speedway

Brad Keselowski led only one lap of the Auto Club 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway on Sunday, but it was the lap that counted, the last one.

Djokovic beats Federer for Indian Wells title

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic withstood a second set rally from Roger Federer to claim his fourth ATP Masters 1000 title at Indian Wells Sunday.

Djokovic appeared to be cruising to victory when he led by a set and a break, but the Swiss maestro broke bac...