• AP source: Hawks send center Dwight Howard to Hornets

    ATLANTA (AP) — Dwight Howard’s Atlanta homecoming was short-lived.

  • Rizzo speaks with MLB; no discipline for plate collision

    CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Rizzo received a call from Major League Baseball about his collision Monday with San Diego Padres catcher Austin Hedges at home plate, but the Chicago Cubs slugger will not be punished.

  • Lions’ Thornton suspended 6 games for 2017 season

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Detroit Lions defensive tackle Khyri Thornton has been suspended for the first six games of the 2017 season for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy.

  • Churchill Downs wins initial approval for gambling machines

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Churchill Downs won approval Tuesday to jump into an electronic version of gambling on horse races that allows people to bet on past races displayed on devices similar to slot machines.

  • QB Will Grier cleared to play at WVU at start of season

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The NCAA has cleared transfer quarterback Will Grier to play at West Virginia at the start of the season.

  • FIFA warns Mexico over discriminatory chants at Confed Cup

    SOCHI, Russia (AP) — FIFA warned Mexico about the conduct of its fans on Tuesday at the Confederations Cup, but the country’s coach maintained that the chants are not discriminatory.

  • MLB upholds Strickland’s 6-game suspension for Harper brawl

    ATLANTA (AP) — San Francisco Giants pitcher Hunter Strickland began serving a six-game suspension Monday for brawling with Bryce Harper after his appeal was denied by John McHale, Jr., a special assistant to baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred.

  • FIFA president happy with video review despite confusion

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Video review is making FIFA President Gianni Infantino “extremely happy” after being used five times and causing moments of confusion in the first round of Confederations Cup games.

  • US Hockey HOF class led by ex-coaches Parker, Wilson

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — This year’s U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame class is headlined by former Boston University coach Jack Parker and longtime NHL coach Ron Wilson.

  • Field hockey body apologizes for president’s comments

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The governing body of field hockey has apologized for comments made on social media by president Narinder Batra after India’s loss to Pakistan in an international cricket match.