Economic woes force Russia's Olympic hopefuls to stay home
MOSCOW (AP) Russia deputy sports minister Yuri Nagornykh says his country's economic crisis is forcing athletes to scale back their training plans for next year's Olympics in Brazil. Training camps abroad can be crucial in acclimatizing athletes for Rio de Janeiro's tropical conditions, but they
Like mom always said — eat your most popular Super Bowl party food
While the gladiators of the NFL are clashing in Phoenix at the Super Bowl, the titans of food will be fighting for supremacy at spreads across the country. Many parties will have chicken wings and pizza. But NPD Group, an independent market research firm that tracks Americans' eating habits, says
Chelsea forward Schurrle expected to join Wolfsburg today
Andre Schurrle's agent expects the Germany international's proposed £22.5 million ($34million) transfer from Chelsea to Wolfsburg to be completed today. The 24-year-old forward is keen to leave Stamford Bridge due to his lack of regular first-team action under Jose Mourinho and has set his sights
Coyotes snap seven-game losing streak
The Coyotes scored three unanswered goals to take down the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night.
US Skier Steven Nyman on a roll heading into world champs
Just before the season, American skier Steven Nyman made a $20,000 investment to bankroll a 30-something downhiller he believed could still be one of the best in the world. Maybe a risky expenditure to some, since this skier has been besieged by injury after injury in recent seasons, leading to
Nine MLB players who can't wait for spring training to start
Hope springs eternal, and for some of Major League Baseball's best, that means an annual chance to wipe away the feelings of missed opportunities from a season not worth remembering. Here then are nine players who really, truly can't wait to report for spring training and get this new year properly
Sources: Magic close to firing Vaughn as head coach
Jacque Vaughn's time as head coach of the Orlando Magic appears to be dwindling. Orlando is inching closer to firing Vaughn in the midst of third season as head coach of the team, Yahoo Sports/FOX Sports 1 NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski and other media report. "It isn't a matter of 'if,' anymore,
GM: Kobe extension '100 percent' right move, 'worth every penny'
When the Lakers signed Kobe Bryant to his two-year, $48.5 million extension in November 2013, he hadn't played in seventh months due to a torn Achilles. Only weeks after signing the extension, Bryant returned to the court -- for all of six games before going down for the season with a broken knee.
Thursday's Sports In Brief
NFL PHOENIX (AP) The number of recorded concussions dropped 25 percent during the regular season, according to the NFL, even as injury reporting and trips to injured reserve list rose overall. Data released by the league showed there were 111 concussions in games during the 2014 regular season,
Sick Serena cuts short practice on eve of Aussie Open final
Serena Williams cut short a practice on the eve of the Australian Open final against Maria Sharapova due to a cold she's been battling for the past week. The No. 1-ranked American was shown in footage on Australia's Channel 7 network coughing into a towel and blowing her nose before she abandoned