• Broncos to part ways with tackle Russell Okung

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Russell Okung bet on himself and lost. Or did he?

  • Celtics keep assets, make no moves at trade deadline

    WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — The Celtics went into Thursday’s trade deadline armed with the assets needed to make a major deal and put pressure on the Eastern Conference favorite Cleveland Cavaliers.

  • Omaha police: Creighton’s Watson suspect in sexual assault

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Creighton basketball player Maurice Watson Jr. is a suspect in an alleged sexual assault in Omaha, police said Thursday.

  • Mets happy to have Yoenis Cespedes back

    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — When the Mets and Yoenis Cespedes agreed just after Thanksgiving to a $110 million, four-year contract, Mets fans rejoiced that the Cuban slugger was returning to Citi Field.

  • Penguins acquire D Ron Hainsey from Carolina

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford turned to an old friend to give his team’s injury ravaged defense a needed boost.

  • Defending overall ski champion Lara Gut has knee surgery

    GENEVA (AP) — Defending overall World Cup champion Lara Gut has had surgery on her injured left knee.

  • Rakell gets 2 goals, Ducks snap Bruins’ streak with 5-3 win

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Rickard Rakell broke a tie with his second goal with 2:34 to play, and the Anaheim Ducks snapped Boston’s four-game winning streak under new coach Bruce Cassidy with a 5-3 victory over the Bruins on Wednesday night.

  • Thibodeau on trade rumors: ‘I like the guys we have’

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves president and coach Tom Thibodeau said the team will continue to talk to teams about possible trades ahead of Thursday’s deadline, but he didn’t see a deal that makes sense for them “at this point.”

  • Hamilton leaves Rangers’ camp to have his left knee examined

    SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Josh Hamilton was back in Texas on Wednesday to have his surgically reconstructed left knee examined after he experienced discomfort during the Rangers’ first full-squad spring training workout.

  • Hornets C Plumlee out at least 2 weeks with strained calf

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Hornets will be without backup center Miles Plumlee for at least two weeks after an MRI revealed a second degree calf strain in his right leg.