• Royals working through grieving process after Ventura death

    PHOENIX (AP) — Nearly a month after losing prized pitcher Yordano Ventura in a car accident, manager Ned Yost has thought about so much through all the pain and grief: What could the Kansas City Royals have possibly done to better support him?

  • Americans on Presidents Day: Admiration, fear mark holiday

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The United States on Monday marked Presidents Day, a holiday that’s taking on a new meaning for some Americans this year as Republican President Donald Trump — to the dismay of some and the delight of others — upends traditional notions of the office.

  • Former Derby, Preakness winner Charismatic dies

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Former Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Charismatic, whose bid for the Triple Crown ended with a dramatic leg injury as he neared the finish line in the Belmont Stakes, has died at a thoroughbred retirement farm in Kentucky.

  • Tennessee prep Hall of Fame coach Henry Bowles dies at 80

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A Chattanooga funeral home says longtime Howard High School basketball coach Henry Bowles has died. He was 80.

  • Olympic 800-meter gold medalist Olizarenko dies at 63

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Nadiya Olizarenko, gold medalist in the women’s 800 meters at the 1980 Moscow Olympics, has died. She was 63.

  • Ex-Australia rugby forward Dan Vickerman dies at age 37

    SYDNEY (AP) — Dan Vickerman, who played 63 rugby tests for Australia and was involved in three World Cups, has died at his home in Sydney. He was 37.

  • McCorvey, who was at center of Roe v. Wade, dead at 69

    DALLAS (AP) — Norma McCorvey, whose legal challenge under the pseudonym “Jane Roe” led to the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision that legalized abortion but who later became an outspoken opponent of the procedure, died Saturday. She was 69.

  • Executive order that incarcerated Japanese Americans is 75

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Satsuki Ina was born behind barbed wire in a prison camp during World War II, the daughter of U.S. citizens forced from their home without due process and locked up for years following Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor.

  • Danish badminton great Kops dies at age 80

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Erland Kops, a Danish badminton great who won the All England tournament seven times in singles and four times in doubles, has died. He was 80.

  • Former turnbuckle biter George ‘The Animal’ Steele, 79, dies

    STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — WWE Hall of Fame member George “The Animal” Steele, whose given name was Jim Myers, has died at age 79.