Attorney says NY Mets closer Rodriguez is in plea talks and anger management classes
Attorney: Mets’ K-Rod is in plea talks
NEW YORK — New York Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez is in plea talks and anger management classes, his lawyer said Thursday.
Mets fire manager Jerry Manuel and general manager Omar Minaya
Mets fire Manuel and Minaya
NEW YORK — Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon and his father Fred, the team’s owner, sat side by side and spoke for nearly three-quarters of an hour about responsibility, cultural change and thinking outside the box to bring winning back to an organization that has won little recently.
After benching Edwards for 1st quarter and Keller scoring twice, Jets lead Miami 14-10 at half
Keller’s 2 scores give Jets 14-10 lead at half
With heavy hearts, Denver Broncos get back to football 2 days after teammate’s death
Broncos try to focus on football again
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos returned to work Wednesday, trying their best to focus on football 48 hours after the suicide of teammate Kenny McKinley.
Mets’ K-Rod posts bail in contempt case for sending girlfriend texts despite restraining order
K-Rod released on bail over text-message counts
Investigator’s report says Broncos’ McKinley made comments about killing himself
Detectives: McKinley spoke of suicide
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Denver Broncos wide receiver Kenny McKinley, who is thought to have killed himself with a gunshot to the head, had made previous statements about committing suicide, according to a sheriff’s investigative report released Tuesday.
Sheriff: Denver Broncos wide receiver Kenny McKinley found dead of apparent suicide
Sheriff: Broncos WR Kenny McKinley found dead
Steelers QB Roethlisberger has suspension cut from 6 games to 4 by NFL Commissioner Goodell
Roethlisberger suspension reduced to 4 games
Nigerian native Masai Ujiri returns to Denver to lead Nuggets; top priority: keeping Melo
Nuggets hire Ujiri as new GM, and priority is Melo
With Woodson and Harris out, Packers needed to see more from backup cornerbacks
Packers need more from backup cornerbacks
GREEN BAY, Wis. — The idea that the Green Bay Packers’ defense isn’t itself without cornerbacks Charles Woodson and Al Harris isn’t exactly a startling revelation. Still, Saturday night’s preseason game in Seattle was tough to watch at times.
After woeful 2009, New York Mets slide both on the field and off
After woeful 2009, New York Mets slide again
Johan Santana makes closer unnecessary, pitches 4-hitter to lead Mets over Rockies 4-0
Santana makes closer unnecessary, blanks Rockies
Former NT Pickett, oft-injured Harrell figure in Packers’ plans to replace suspended DL Jolly
Packers call on Pickett, others to replace Jolly
Person familiar with situation: Former Oregon QB Masoli accepts invite to visit Ole Miss
AP source: Masoli accepts invite to visit Ole Miss
Person familiar with situation: Former Oregon QB Masoli invited to visit Ole Miss this weekend
AP source: Masoli invited to Ole Miss this weekend
Judge sends convicted stalker of Shawn Johnson to Calif. state mental hospital for 5 years
Shawn Johnson stalker sent to mental hospital
Rooney, Ronaldo, now Messi _ soccer’s biggest stars misfire at World Cup
Rooney, Ronaldo, now Messi - stars misfire in Cup
Texas Tech files documents in former coach’s lawsuit over his firing
Texas Tech seeks to have individuals dismissed
Hometown of Venezuelan boxing champ Valero holds funeral for fighter who killed himself
Fans bid farewell to boxer Valero
EL VIGIA, Venezuela — Weeping relatives and fans gathered around the coffin of former boxing champion Edwin Valero on Wednesday, mourning the troubled fighter who killed himself after slaying his wife.
Hometown of Venezuela’s boxing champ Valero holds a funeral for fighter who killed himself
Fans bid final farewell to boxer Valero
EL VIGIA, Venezuela — Relatives and fans of former boxing champion Edwin Valero gathered for the funeral on Wednesday of the troubled fighter who killed himself after slaying his wife.
Mother-in-law says Venezuelan boxer Edwin Valero had grown more violent recently
Boxer’s deaths leaves questions in Venezuela
Ex-boxing champ Edwin Valero kills himself in jail after wife’s murder
Boxer Valero kills himself in jail, police say
Police say ex-boxing champ Edwin Valero kills self in jail cell after arrest in wife’s killing
Police: boxer Edwin Valero kills self in jail
Venezuelan police say former boxing champ Valero detained on suspicion of killing wife
Police: Boxer Valero suspected of killing wife
Ex-NFL star Javon Walker testifies he’s changed his ways since Las Vegas robbery
Ex-NFL star says he’s changed since Vegas robbery
NCAA: Michigan State scores on first six possessions of second half to take lead
NCAA: Michigan State starts strong
Michigan State has scored on its first six possessions of the second half to edge ahead of Northern Iowa. Neither team has gone on a big run, and the team that does might well be the team that finds itself ahead at the end.
NCAA: Duke leads Purdue 24-23 at halftime; teams combine to go 15 of 55 from the field
NCAA: Duke leads Purdue 24-23 at half
Halftime has mercifully come in Houston, where top-seeded Duke leads Purdue 24-23 in a game with about as much finesse as a lumberjack driving a dump truck.
NCAA: Purdue takes lead vs. Duke; Blue Devils go more than 8 minutes without field goal
NCAA: Purdue takes lead with 9-2 run
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski might want to remind his club that a loss ends its season.
NCAA: Northern Iowa leads Michigan State 29-22 at halftime; Farokhmanesh has only 1 field goal
NCAA: Northern Iowa leads 29-22 at halftime
NCAA: Spartans’ point guard Kalin Lucas on bench in warmups; Purdue’s Bade picks up third foul
NCAA: Spartans’ Lucas watching from bench
Michigan State point guard Kalin Lucas is on the bench in warmups, his left leg in a walking boot. Last year’s Big Ten player of the year ruptured his Achilles’ tendon in the second round against Maryland, a blow made even worse because Northern Iowa has good guards.
Soccer player Cabanas, who was shot in head, takes free kicks and shoots hoops at rehab clinic
Cabanas out taking free kicks, shooting baskets
Dr. Anthony Galea, at center of drug case, gained a reputation for unorthodox methods
Doctor in drug case known for unorthodox methods
Dolphins RB Ronnie Brown charged with DUI outside Atlanta; in area for parents’ anniversary
Police: Dolphins RB Ronnie Brown charged with DUI
Hornets beat cold-shooting Clippers 108-100 to snap 7-game road skid and sweep season series
Hornets beat cold-shooting Clippers 108-100
APNewsBreak: Canadian doc says HGH found in car was enough only for 2 injections for himself
APNewsBreak: Canadian doctor says HGH was for him
APNewsBreak: Canadian doc says he treated ARod, no HGH involved
APNewsBreak: Canadian doctor says he treated ARod
Dissident hunger strike in central Cuba rushed to hospital after week without food
Cuban hunger striker briefly hospitalized
HAVANA — A dissident journalist who has refused food and water for a week was rushed to the intensive care unit of a hospital in central Cuba after losing consciousness, then returned home when doctors said they could do nothing for him if he refused to eat, a spokeswoman for his family said Wednesday.
Cavaliers’ West injures finger on shooting hand in win over Lakers, adding to backcourt woes
Cavs’ West injures finger on shooting hand
Trial begins for NYC officer charged in subway sex attack with baton, 2 charged with cover-up
Trial begins for NYC cops charged in sex attack
Brandon Roy scores 22 points, Blazers shoot over 60 percent to roll past Bucks 120-108
Hot-shooting Trail Blazers beat Bucks 120-108
Texas Tech claims sovereign immunity, ask court to toss out claim from fired coach Mike Leach
Texas Tech asks court to toss Leach claim
LUBBOCK, Texas — Texas Tech on Tuesday asked a judge to throw out fired coach Mike Leach’s lawsuit, saying state law gives the university immunity from legal action.
Ex-NBA player Williams charged with DWI after NYC crash, suffered injuries to face and head
NYPD: Jayson Williams charged with DWI after crash
Ex-NBA player Jayson Williams slightly hurt in SUV crash; NYPD says he may have been drinking
Ex-NBA star Jayson Williams hurt in NYC crash
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