• NFL teams get jump start on franchise tags

    Le’Veon Bell, Chandler Jones and Kawann Short didn’t have to wait until Wednesday’s deadline to get franchise tagged.

  • Trump says Oscars focused hard on politics before ‘sad’ end

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is giving Sunday’s Academy Awards two thumbs down, calling the botched ending “sad.”

    Updated: 4:18 pm

  • 49ers tender contracts to Purcell, Bradford

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers tendered one-year contracts to exclusive rights free agent nose tackle Mike Purcell and linebacker Carl Bradford on Monday.

  • Arnold Palmer memorabilia hits the road in March

    LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — A treasure trove of memorabilia accumulated by Arnold Palmer during his Hall of Fame career is leaving his Pennsylvania hometown of Latrobe and hitting the road.

  • Tebow learns from Jacksonville neighbor Daniel Murphy

    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — After struggling in the Arizona Fall League last year, New York Mets prospect Tim Tebow turned his attention to his hometown of Jacksonville for some help and inspiration.

    Updated: 2:57 pm

  • Oscars best picture gaffe dominates after-party chatter

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Academy Awards after parties are always swanky and star-studded. But this year, even disparate celebrations had a conversation topic in common: The best-picture gaffe that saw Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway award the night’s top prize to “La La Land,” only to correct themselves and present it to “Moonlight.” The unprecedented error dominated post-party talk.

  • 13 media groups win top sports journalism prize

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Thirteen media groups won “Grand Slam” honors in the annual Associated Press Sports Editors writing and sections contest.

    Updated: 1:27 pm

  • Is that a joke? Oscar mix-up leads to funny memes, tweets

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The best picture Oscar blunder prompted snickering from Ryan Gosling and a cascade of politically tinged jokes on Twitter, with some even declaring Hillary Clinton the winner.

  • PwC’s hard-won reputation under threat after Oscars mistake

    LONDON (AP) — For 82 years, accounting and consulting firm PwC has enjoyed a reputational boon from handling the balloting process at the Academy Awards.

    Updated: 3:08 pm

  • Willie Nelson, Kenny Chesney, more to honor Merle Haggard

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The late country star Merle Haggard will be honored a year after his death with an all-star concert featuring his longtime friend and duet partner Willie Nelson as well as Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, John Mellencamp and more.