• Founding Wild owner Naegele dies of cancer at 78

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Bob Naegele Jr., the founding owner of the Minnesota Wild, has died of complications from cancer. He was 78.

  • Michigan State getting 2 new trustees amid Nassar fallout

    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Voters backed two new Democrats for the Michigan State University Board of Trustees as the school continues to deal with the fallout from sexual assaults by the now-imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar .

  • Former Bills GM Whaley hired as XFL senior VP

    STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — The XFL says former Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley has been hired as the league’s senior vice president for football operations.

  • Should Aaron Hernandez’s conviction have been tossed?

    BOSTON (AP) — A legal principle that erased former New England Patriot’s player Aaron Hernandez’s murder conviction after he killed himself in prison is outdated, unfair and should not stand, a Massachusetts prosecutor told the state’s highest court Thursday.

  • Syria says military freed 19 hostages held by IS since July

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian troops have liberated 19 women and children hostages held by the Islamic State group since July in a military operation in the country’s center, ending a months-long crisis that has stunned Syria’s Druze religious minority, state media reported Thursday. An opposition war monitor said the release was part of an exchange.

  • Police: Steelers Antonio Brown pulled over for going 100 mph

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police say Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown was stopped for speeding over 100 mph in his Porsche, just hours before the team’s game against the Carolina Panthers.

  • New Mexico announces ‘Fresh Start’ tax amnesty program

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s tax agency is launching an amnesty program.

  • Perfect at home, No. 13 Syracuse hosts Louisville

    Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey has never played in the final home game of a season. At long last he has that chance.

  • Aleksander Ceferin set for re-election as UEFA president

    NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Aleksander Ceferin is set to be re-elected unopposed as UEFA president.

  • British gymnast Louis Smith retires from gymnastics at 29

    LONDON (AP) — Louis Smith, who ended Britain’s 80-year Olympic medal drought in gymnastics, has retired from competition.