MLB

Cohen to increase stake in Mets; Wilpons remain in control

NEW YORK (AP) — A hedge fund manager whose company paid $1.8 billion in U.S. criminal and civil settlements is in negotiations to increase his stake in the New York Mets, who left open the …

Minor league cities fighting back against contraction plan

NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — Mayor Peter Nystrom says he plans to fight hard to preserve his town’s little piece of Americana. For a quarter century on baseball nights at Dodd Stadium, children have …

Mariners give prospect Evan White $24M, 6-year deal

SEATTLE (AP) — The Mariners have finalized a $24 million, six-year contract with first baseman Evan White, a unusually large deal for a player who hasn’t appeared in a game above …
NFL

Cowboys at Bears: Two .500 teams mired in disappointment

It's difficult to determine which 6-6 team has flopped more this season, the Cowboys or Bears. Maybe Thursday night's matchup at Soldier Field will give us a clue. Dallas, at least, is in …

Chiefs' McCoy reaches settlement in suit filed by ex

ATLANTA (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs running back LeSean McCoy and his former girlfriend have reached a settlement in a lawsuit she filed against him, court records show. Delicia Cordon filed the …

Panthers leaning toward offensive-minded head coach

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers are in the market for a new head coach, and owner David Tepper hinted he’s targeting someone with an offensive background. Tepper fired longtime coach Ron …
NBA

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden scored 18 of his 34 points in the fourth quarter and Ben McLemore added 27 points to help the Houston Rockets outlast the Phoenix Suns 115-109 on Saturday …

NEW YORK (AP) — Julius Randle missed a free throw with 0.1 seconds left, sending New York to a 104-103 loss to the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night in the Knicks' first game since firing coach …
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Lynx coach and general manager Cheryl Reeve has signed a multiyear contract extension. The Lynx made the announcement Friday but did not give specific …
Golf

SYDNEY (AP) — Matt Jones coped best with difficult afternoon conditions Saturday at the Australian Open for a 3-under 68 to take a three-stroke lead into the final round. Jones, who led by one …

BEL-OMBRE, Mauritius (AP) — Calum Hill took the lead at the Mauritius Open with an 8-under 64 on Friday in the second round. The Scottish golfer, chasing his first European Tour victory, is at …
College sports

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Chennedy Carter scored a season-high 31 points, Kayla Wells added a season-best 22, and No. 12 Texas A&M beat Oklahoma State 74-62 on Saturday night in the Big 12/SEC …

LAWRENCE, Kansas (AP) — Ochai Agbaji scored 20 points and Devon Dotson added 18 points to lead No. 2 Kansas to a 72-58 victory over No. 20 Colorado on Saturday, snapping the Buffaloes’ …
LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Sam Merrill had 24 points and eight rebounds and Abel Porter scored seven of his 13 points in overtime as No. 25 Utah State beat Fresno State 77-70 on Saturday night. Justin …
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia injuries continue to mount in Saturday's Southeastern Conference championship game. Among the Bulldogs who were banged up against No. 1 LSU were wide receiver Dominick …
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — The United States Military Academy at West Point removed a motto from a spirit flag used by the school's football team because of its connection to hate groups. The …
NHL

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Yakov Trenin didn’t need his stick to score his first goal and that’s just fine with him. Nick Bonino, Dante Fabbro and Rocco Grimaldi each had a goal and an assist, …

DALLAS (AP) — Alexander Radulov returned with a goal and an assist on a revitalized Dallas power play, and the Stars beat the New York Islanders 3-1 on Saturday night. Andrew Cogliano and Denis …
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Auston Matthews let out a sigh and broke into a smile. The Toronto center snapped a slump with a pair of goals and Zach Hyman also scored twice as the Maple Leafs downed the St. …
Olympics

GENEVA (AP) — The never-ending Russia doping saga hits another dramatic peak Monday when its Tokyo Olympics status and prospects for hosting international sports events are on the line. World …

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The dates and details of the routes to be used for the Tokyo Olympic marathon and race walk events in Sapporo were announced Wednesday by organizers. The IOC and the …
Other sports
Jermall Charlo celebrates after defeating Ireland's Dennis Hogan during the seventh round of the WBC middleweight title boxing match Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Michael Owens)

Charlo stops Hogan in 7th to retain WBC middleweight title

NEW YORK (AP) — Jermall Charlo stopped Dennis Hogan 28 seconds in the seventh round Saturday night to retain the WBC middleweight …

Anthony Joshua beats Andy Ruiz Jr. on points in Saudi Arabia to reclaim world heavyweight titles

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Anthony Joshua beats Andy Ruiz Jr. on points in Saudi Arabia to reclaim world heavyweight titles.
Mikey Mastrianni, 8, threatens his family with a snowball before the grand opening of Big Snow in East Rutherford, N.J., Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. The facility, which is part of the American Dream mega-mall, is North America's first indoor ski and snowboard facility with real snow. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Long awaited indoor ski slope debuts at New Jersey megamall

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — An indoor ski slope that has been the most visible feature of the long-delayed American Dream megamall …
The front page of the Italian sports daily, Corriere dello Sport, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. A leading Italian sports daily is facing criticism for a headline reading “Black Friday” and featuring two black soccer players on the cover. Corriere dello Sport on Thursday ran photos of Roma defender Chris Smalling and Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku ahead Friday's match between the teams in Milan on Friday. (AP Photo/Fabio Polimeni)

Italian sports daily under fire for Black Friday headline

MILAN (AP) — A leading Italian sports daily faced widespread criticism for a headline reading “Black Friday” and featuring two …
FILE - This undated file photo released by police in Auburn, Ala., shows Aniah Blanchard. Human remains discovered in a wooded area have been confirmed as belonging to Blanchard, a missing college student who was the stepdaughter of well-known UFC fighter Walt Harris, Alabama authorities announced Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. (Auburn Police Division via AP, File)

Police: Slain Alabama teen tried to grab kidnapper's gun

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Police wrote in a court record filed Wednesday that they believe the slain daughter of a well-known UFC fighter …