• NASCAR driver Greg Biffle won’t race full time this season

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR driver Greg Biffle won’t race full time this season.

  • Marlins SS Hechavarria admits lying in Cuban smuggling probe

    MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria told a federal jury Friday he lied to investigators about knowing a key figure in an alleged Cuban ballplayer smuggling network linked to a Florida sports agent and a trainer.

  • How to watch Oscar-nominated flicks from your couch

    NEW YORK (AP) — Movie fans, rejoice! You can watch about two-thirds of the Oscar-nominated flicks from your couch.

  • Mike Walden, former voice of USC and UCLA sports, dies at 89

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mike Walden, the voice of Southern California and UCLA sports for decades who also broadcast Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals games, has died. He was 89.

  • NASCAR hopes for boost after big swings at spicing it up

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR has a new sponsor, a new format and welcomes back its most popular driver, all providing optimism for a series eager to halt a steady decline in attendance, ratings and sponsorship.

  • The Roots to perform NBA-themed musical at All-Star Game

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Roots will perform an original NBA-themed musical featuring former “Hamilton” actor Daveed Diggs, DJ Jazzy Jeff, actor Michael B. Jordan, musician Jidenna and rapper Darryl “DMC” McDaniels at the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday.

  • Making ‘Portlandia’: Brainstorming, basketball, improv

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The “Portlandia” brain trust is gathered to hash out another round of endearingly goofy tales set in a mythical (sort of) Portland.

  • Clarification: TV-NBC-Euronews story

    NEW YORK (AP) — An early version of a Feb. 14 story about NBC purchasing the television news network Euronews said Deborah Turness was running the new partnership. She is running NBC’s side of the partnership.

  • Cuban players: We paid thousands for journey to US baseball

    MIAMI (AP) — Two Cuban baseball players told a federal jury Tuesday that they paid tens of thousands of dollars from signing bonuses with Major League Baseball teams to a smuggling network that prosecutors say was overseen by a Florida sports agent and his trainer associate.

  • Woman chained in container says she was raped daily

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina woman who spent two months chained inside a large metal container says her captor raped her daily and warned that if she ran or tried to hurt him, she would die.