• Braves lose 9 international players in MLB sanctions

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves lost 13 prospects and former general manager John Coppolella was banned for life by Major League Baseball on Tuesday for circumventing international signing rules from 2015-17.

    Updated: 6:58 pm

  • 1st-round withdrawals at Grand Slams could lose prize money

    LONDON (AP) — A player who withdraws or performs below professional standards during a first-round singles match at a Grand Slam tournament could be fined under new rules introduced Tuesday.

  • Yankees raise available money for Ohtani to $3.5 million

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees raised their available signing bonus money for Japanese star Shohei Ohtani to $3.5 million, acquiring $250,000 in pool money from the Miami Marlins on Monday for left-hander Caleb Smith and first baseman Garrett Cooper.

  • Riley Reiff has been a bulwark at left tackle for Vikings

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The changes made to the offense in Minnesota for this season have helped propel the Vikings toward the top of the NFL, from a reimagined scheme to the running back replacements to a revamped line.

  • MLS attendance up, TV ratings lag as US mulls future

    NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Soccer’s attendance is up and fan interest is booming, even if television broadcasts are far less popular and some young Americans would rather play in Europe.

  • Hosmer, Moustakas, Cain, 6 others turn down $17.4M offers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer, third baseman Mike Moustakas and outfielder Lorenzo Cain were among nine free agents who turned down $17.4 million qualifying offers from their teams Thursday.

  • Mariners make trade, raise available money for Japan’s Otani

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have gained more flexibility if they want to try to sign star Japanese pitcher/outfielder Shohei Otani.

  • Feud grows between NFL, Cowboys’ Jerry Jones over Goodell

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press has obtained a letter sent by the NFL to Jerry Jones’ attorney accusing the Dallas Cowboys owner of “conduct detrimental to the league’s best interests” over his objection to a contract extension for Commissioner Roger Goodell.

  • Get a place: NHL tradition holds value for young players

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — It may be the best phrase a young NHL player can hear, even better than being told he has made the team.