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Marlins officially sign Suzuki to 1-year contract

The Miami Marlins officially signed free agent outfielder Ichiro Suzuki to a one-year contract, the team announced Tuesday night.

Four-man field set for dunk contest

The 2015 Slam Dunk contest during NBA All-Star weekend will return to a classic format when Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, Minnesota Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine, Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo and Brooklyn Nets center Mason Plumlee compete for the title on Feb. 14.

'Beast Mode' persona resonates with Seahawks' 12th Man

Whenever Marshawn Lynch decides to leave the National Football League, one thing is for certain: It will be on his terms.

Luis Figo: I want to run FIFA

Luis Figo has entered the race to become FIFA president determined to change an organization he describes as all too often associated with "scandal."

Serena, Wawrinka reach Australian Open semifinals

Serena Williams thumped Dominika Cibulkova 6-2 6-2 Wednesday to make it past the quarterfinals at the Australian Open -- and that spells trouble for her rivals who are still in contention at the season's first major.

The world No. 1 has never lost in...

NBA roundup: Bulls end Warriors' home streak in OT

Derrick Rose hit a tiebreaking 21-footer with seven seconds remaining in overtime Tuesday night, giving the Chicago Bulls a 113-111 victory that ended the Golden State Warriors' home winning streak at 19 games.

Missoula's Stevens suffers knee injury at X games

There was plenty of excitement for winter sports enthusiasts this past weekend at the Winter X Games, and in the women's Slopestyle event we had one local athlete hoping for a medal.

NHL roundup: Pens end skid, top Jets

David Perron and Brandon Sutter scored power-play goals just under 2 1/2 minutes apart in the third period as the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied for a 5-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night.

Top 25 roundup: Xavier tops No. 21 Georgetown

Guard Myles Davis had 13 of his game-high 19 points in the first half and added five assists as Xavier held on to upset No. 21 Georgetown 66-53 on Tuesday in a Big East Conference contest.

2 ex-Vanderbilt players found guilty of rape

Two former Vanderbilt University football players were found guilty of rape and sexual battery by a Nashville jury on Tuesday, CNN affiliates reported.

Corey Lamont Batey, 21, and Brandon Robert Vandenburg, 21, were each convicted on four counts of a...

NFL running domestic violence Super Bowl spot

The National Football League is running an ad during the Super Bowl addressing the issue that's been dogging it all year: Domestic Violence.

Curry, Thompson to face off in 3-point contest

Golden State's dynamic duo backcourt of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson head the list of players who will participate in this year's 3-point contest during next month's All-Star Weekend.

Patriots' Browner: Target injured Seahawks

As if the New England Patriots didn't have enough controversy leading into their Super Bowl matchup with the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, cornerback Brandon Browner added some more Monday.

Wells: Probe of Patriots to last several weeks

Ted Wells, one of the NFL's lead investigators in the case of the underinflated footballs in the AFC Championship Game, said Monday that "no one should draw any conclusions" and the investigation is expected to last several more weeks.

New England Patriots owner defends coach, QB

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft opened Monday's press conference with a stern statement in which he voiced displeasure for the way the NFL is handling the "Deflategate" investigation and how media is covering it.

NBA game roundup: Randolph's double-double leads Memphis

Forward Zach Randolph and center Marc Gasol combined for 40 points, 20 rebounds and 10 assists as the Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Orlando Magic 103-94 Monday night at FedExForum.

NASCAR CEO confirms no changes to Chase

The way NASCAR CEO Brian France sees it, no news is good news, as far as potential changes to the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup format are concerned.

Kings place C Richards on waivers

Slumping center Mike Richards was placed on waivers by the defending champion Los Angeles Kings on Monday.

ESPN wants next year's CFP semis on Jan. 2

ESPN is pushing for the next Orange Bowl and Cotton Bowl to be moved back from Dec. 31, 2015 to Jan. 2, 2016, multiple media outlets reported Monday.

Yanks may fight A-Rod over bonus money

The New York Yankees are working on legal arguments to void milestone home run bonuses for Alex Rodriguez, according to reports Monday.

Services for Ernie Banks to be held this weekend

A public visitation and a memorial service for Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks will be held Friday and Saturday in Chicago, the Cubs announced Monday.

Real Madrid under investigation over youth transfer policy

The world's richest club Real Madrid has come out fighting over football's world governing body's investigation into the club's youth transfer policy.

Nadal stunned by Berdych

This time there was no escape for Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open.

The 14-time grand slam winner rallied to beat unheralded qualifier Tim Smyczek in five sets in the second round but he couldn't come back against a better opponent, Tomas Berdych,...

Griz land another recruit: Bingham verbals to UM

Just two weeks after Butte's Dalton Daum changed his verbal commitment from Montana State to Montana, this week the Griz have scored another in-state recruiting victory.

NFL (officially) comes to YouTube

The NFL has finally come to YouTube. Well, at least officially.

On Monday the NFL announced a new partnership with YouTube that will bring official content to the popular streaming video site.

This includes the launch of the NFL YouTube channel, which ...

New Jersey on Christie's Dallas love? Who cares

An overwhelming majority of football fans in New Jersey say Gov. Chris Christie's affection for the Dallas Cowboys makes no difference in their opinion of him.

Serena, Venus Williams on course for showdown

It could be a family affair for the Williams sisters at the Australian Open.

Yanks reportedly reject A-Rod's apology attempt

Alex Rodriguez made attempts to meet face-to-face with New York Yankees executives to apologize and clear the air but he reportedly was told, "We'll see you in spring training."

Banks died after suffering heart attack

The family of Ernie Banks announced Sunday that the Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer died after suffering a heart attack.

Pistons' Jennings out for season with ruptured Achilles tendon

Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Jennings will miss the remainder of the season due to a ruptured left Achilles tendon. The injury, which will require surgery, was confirmed by the team following an MRI conducted on Sunday by team medical personnel.

Harbaugh lands his first two recruits at Michigan

Jim Harbaugh picked up his first two verbal commitments this weekend as the new head coach of the Michigan Wolverines.

Competition takes back seat to fun in Pro Bowl

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan completed a 1-yard touchdown pass to New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham with 3:10 remaining, putting Team Irvin in front for good in the 2015 Pro Bowl.

Teams combine for 29 goals in NHL All-Star Game

The NHL's first All-Star Game in three seasons became the highest-scoring mid-season classic in the league's history.

Wawrinka's great escape, Serena rallies

At the 1994 U.S. Open, John McEnroe said he would commentate on his head if Jan Siemerink won a fourth-set tiebreak after falling behind 6-0 to fellow Dutchman Richard Krajicek.

Guess what? It happened.

Siemerink claimed the next eight points and McE...

NBA roundup: Cavaliers win sixth straight

LeBron James outdueled Kevin Durant in the only battle this season between the two most recent MVP award winners, and the Cleveland Cavaliers won their sixth straight with a 108-98 victory against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday.

Duke's Krzyzewski reaches 1,000 wins

Tyus Jones tied a career high for the second straight game with 22 points to power the Blue Devils past the Red Storm at Madison Square Garden as Mike Krzyzewski became the first men's basketball coach to reach...

Running backs stand out at Senior Bowl

The Senior Bowl is like any other all-star game. It caters more to the fans than scouts, with coaches more concerned with divvying up playing time than actually winning the game, won by the North 34-13.

Missoula Invite swim results

The all-class state swim meet will take place in Missoula in three weeks, but Saturday was a good preview of what to expect as the Missoula Invitational took place at the Griz Pool on the University of Montana campus.

Patriots coach: 'We followed the rules'

As controversy continues over underinflated footballs used in Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick insisted Saturday that the Patriots organization had done nothing wrong.

The coach of the Super Bowl-...

'Mr. Cub' Ernie Banks dies in Chicago at 83

The next time Ernie Banks plays two -- something he enjoyed, feeling one baseball game a day wasn't enough -- it will be in the diamond in the sky.

The former Negro League upstart turned Cubs legend turned favorite son of Chicago died Friday of a hear...

'Mr. Cub' Ernie Banks dead at 83

Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks died Friday in Chicago, family attorney Mark Bogen said.

Griz softball making due with indoor practices

The Grizzly softball team is gearing up as the season approaches for the first division-one softball program in Montana history.

Montana State men record first conference win

It took a few more weeks than first year head coach Brian Fish would have liked, but finally this week the Montana State men's basketball team has a conference win under their belt.

NFL looking into why footballs were deflated

Deflategate is not just a bunch of hot air, the NFL said Friday.

The league said the Super Bowl-bound New England Patriots used footballs that didn't meet league specifications in the first half of the AFC championship game last Sunday.

"While the evid...

Cowboys expected to restructure Romo's deal again

The Dallas Cowboys are expected to restructure quarterback Tony Romo's contract this offseason in an effort to create more salary cap space, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Independent staff to handle Super Bowl footballs

The NFL will continue its practice of using equipment managers and ball attendants independent of the participating teams for the Super Bowl.

Lawsuit: UNC and NCAA broke promises to athletes

Two former athletes who took so-called paper classes at the University of North Carolina have filed a lawsuit against the school and the NCAA.

NFLPA files grievance over conduct policy

The NFLPA filed a grievance against the NFL over the new personal conduct policy.

Phillies in talks to trade Papelbon to Brewers

The Philadelphia Phillies are in serious discussions to send right-handed closer Jonathan Papelbon to the Milwaukee Brewers, according to reports Friday.

Penguins' Crosby out of All-Star Game

Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby will miss the All-Star Game on Sunday due to a lower-body injury, the team announced Thursday.