• In this Aug. 18, 2016 file photo, Usain Bolt from Jamaica celebrates winning the gold medal in the men's 200-meter final during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

    Bolt saved his sport _ and kept the Olympics relevant

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — It began in a rain-drenched 5,000-seat stadium on an island between Manhattan and Queens. Some Jamaican kid with the improbably awesome name of “Bolt” was in the Big Apple, not so much to announce his presence to the world, but to figure out who he was.

  • 5 Notre Dame football players arrested on drug, gun charges

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Notre Dame cornerback Devin Butler was jailed Saturday after a police officer said the player punched and slammed him to the ground outside a bar, and five teammates were arrested in a separate incident when a trooper found marijuana and a loaded handgun inside their car during a traffic stop.

  • In this Nov. 1, 2015, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell (26) is helped from the field after being injured in an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Pittsburgh. The NFL on Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, suspended Bell for the first three games of the season for missing multiple drug tests, a violation of the league’s substance abuse policy. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

    Steelers’ Bell suspended 1st 3 games of season

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The NFL on Friday suspended Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell for the first three games of the season for missing multiple drug tests, a violation of the league’s substance abuse policy.

  • These are 2016 file photos showing Philadelphia Phillies' Ryan Howard, left, and Washington Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman. Howard and Zimmerman have been cleared by Major League Baseball of allegations they used human growth hormone. Pharmacist Charlie Sly claimed in an Al-Jazeera America documentary "The Dark Side: Secrets of Sports Doping," which was broadcast Dec. 27, that the two used HGH. Sly, who worked as an intern at an anti-aging clinic, later recanted his claims. In a brief statement Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, MLB said its investigation "did not find any violations of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program by either Howard or Zimmerman." (AP Photo/File)

    MLB clears Howard, Zimmerman of drug allegations

    NEW YORK (AP) — Philadelphia’s Ryan Howard and Washington’s Ryan Zimmerman have been cleared by Major League Baseball of allegations they used banned performance-enhancing substances.

  • In this Aug. 23, 2008 file photo, United States' Sanya Richards, left, celebrates winning the women's 4x400-meter final at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China. At center is Russia's Anastasia Kapachinskaya, who took the silver, but in 2016 was retroactively disqualified after she and two other Russians tested positive in rechecks of their doping samples. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer, File)

    Russia stripped of 2008 women’s relay medal in doping case

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Russia was stripped of another track-and-field medal from the 2008 Beijing Olympics on Friday after three athletes were retroactively caught in drug tests, the latest blow to a country reeling from scandals over widespread doping.

  • 3 Russian athletes, including a relay silver medalist, disqualified from 2008 Beijing Olympics after retesting of doping samples

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — 3 Russian athletes, including a relay silver medalist, disqualified from 2008 Beijing Olympics after retesting of doping samples.

  • Yelena Isinbayeva, Russia's pole vault world record holder, waves as she leaves a news conference at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. Isinbayeva announced her retirement from competition during the conference. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

    Pole vault record holder Isinbayeva retires from competing

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Yelena Isinbayeva walked away from competing but not from her sport on Friday.

  • Usain Bolt from Jamaica leads the field in the men's 200-meter final during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)

    Bolt grabs another gold as Lochte saga consumes Rio Games

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Usain Bolt and Ryan Lochte commanded the Olympic spotlight Thursday for drastically different reasons.

  • Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Derrick Lott (60) and linebacker Shilique Calhoun sack Green Bay Packers quarterback Marquise Williams, center, during the second half of an NFL preseason football game in Green Bay, Wis., Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)

    Lacy helps power Packers past Raiders 20-12

    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Eddie Lacy’s powerful running early on helped propel the Green Bay Packers to a 20-12 win over the Oakland Raiders on Thursday night.

  • From left are file photos showing Pittsburgh Steelers' James Harrison, in 2015, Green Bay Packers' Clay Matthews, in 2016, Packers' Julius Peppers, in 2015, and then-Packers player Mike Neal, in 2014. Steelers’ linebacker James Harrison doesn’t want to face a suspension. He is also not interested in talking to NFL representatives right now, either. The NFL has threatened Harrison and three other players with an indefinite suspension if they don’t cooperate in its investigation of alleged use of performance-enhancing substances. The others are Clay Matthews, Mike Neal and Julius Peppers. Harrison spoke Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016,  a day after the NFL’s threat became public.(AP Photo/File)

    Steelers’ Harrison willing to talk PEDs after NFL’s deadline

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Steelers linebacker James Harrison is willing to meet with the NFL to discuss an alleged link to performance-enhancing drugs — but only five days after a deadline the league has imposed while threatening him and three other players with indefinite suspensions.