RECENT SPORTS NEWS

  • Nadal out of 2 tournaments because of right wrist

    July 30, 2014

    Rafael Nadal withdrew Wednesday from U.S. Open tuneups in Toronto and Cincinnati because of a right wrist injury, putting in doubt his status for a title defense at the year's last Grand Slam tournament.

  • Chiefs QB Smith focusing on football, not contract

    July 30, 2014

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - The moment when Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith will no longer discuss his contract situation is rapidly approaching, even though he makes it seem as if the deadline has already passed.

  • Packers sign GM Ted Thompson to extension

    July 30, 2014

    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - With four NFC North titles and a Super Bowl victory in the past decade, Ted Thompson has had quite a run as Packers general manager.

  • Wilson out indefinitely after injury on Tuesday

    July 30, 2014

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - New York Giants running back David Wilson will not practice for the rest of the week and is out for Sunday's Hall of Fame game after suffering what the team called a ''burner'' in practice on Tuesday.

  • Greg Ives to crew chief Earnhardt in 2015

    July 30, 2014

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Hendrick Motorsports didn't look far for Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s next crew chief, choosing a candidate already quite familiar with the organization.

  • Bills' Bradham suspended 1 game by NFL

    July 30, 2014

    PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) - Buffalo Bills linebacker Nigel Bradham has been suspended by the NFL for the team's regular-season opener for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

  • Steelers to retire Hall of Famer Greene's No. 75

    July 30, 2014

    LATROBE, Pa. (AP) - Joe Greene's No. 75 now belongs to the ages.

  • Iowa offers free tuition to boost football sales

    July 30, 2014

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - The University of Iowa is offering a year's worth of free tuition to five randomly selected students who've purchased season tickets for the 2014 football season.

  • Providence transfer Fortune added to Buffs roster

    July 30, 2014

    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Colorado basketball coach Tad Boyle has signed Providence College transfer Josh Fortune to a financial aid agreement and will add the junior to the 2014-15 roster.

  • Cowboys' Lawrence out 2-3 months with broken foot

    July 30, 2014

    OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - Dallas Cowboys rookie defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence will miss at least two months after breaking his right foot in practice at training camp.