Nova, Cervelli leave Yankees game with injuries

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees catcher Francisco Cervellli broke his right hand on Ivan Nova’s fifth pitch the game against Toronto on Friday night, and two innings later New York’s starter walked off the mound with pain in…

Jets draft QB Geno Smith in 2nd round

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Geno Smith’s surprising slide through the NFL draft stopped in the second round. Now, he might get a chance to be the New York Jets’ starting quarterback. The former West Virginia star was…

Chargers take Manti Te’o in 2nd round of NFL draft

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Manti Te’o spent Thursday night with his family in Hawaii, watching the first round of the NFL draft and expecting a phone call that never came. That call finally came on Friday. Unconcerned about…

Te’o time in San Diego; Geno Smith goes to Jets

NEW YORK (AP) — Manti Te’o and Geno Smith provided the sizzle previously missing from the NFL draft. Te’o is headed to San Diego, Smith is a Jet, and Radio City Music Hall shook with the kind of…

Lucas Glover leads Zurich Classic

AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Lucas Glover smoothly rolled in an 18-foot birdie putt on his final hole Friday, giving him the outright lead in the Zurich Classic — and showing he has regained his touch on the greens.…

Column: Te’o, Smith, Barkley go pro a year late

The next time some college football fan gripes about his favorite player going to the NFL before his senior season, we’ll have a ready reply. Three of them, actually. Manti Te’o. Geno Smith. Matt Barkley. The trio returned…

Packers sign Rodgers to $110M contract extension

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers gave Aaron Rodgers his opportunity when 23 other teams passed. On another late April weekend with the NFL draft unfolding anew, there was Rodgers again, expressing his appreciation of…

USOC: 10 cities interested in hosting 2024 Games

The U.S. Olympic Committee is talking to 10 cities about a possible bid for the 2024 Summer Games, including a joint proposal from San Diego and Mexican neighbor Tijuana. Following failed bids for the 2012 and 2016 Olympics,…

Chiefs’ Fisher feeling welcome in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It was sometime after the Senior Bowl when Eric Fisher realized he was going to be picked early in the NFL draft. He might even have a shot at being the first player…

Backpack policies at sporting events

A glance at backpack policies in place for various sports leagues across the globe: All-England Club, Wimbledon — Bans backpacks larger than 16x16x12 inches. English Football Association — Bans “large” backpacks; no specific measurements. FIFA — Bans ‘unwieldy’…

Marathon deaths prompt review of security policy

Left unattended, no accessory looks as menacing these days as a backpack. At the airport. On the subway. At a sports event. And, as a result of the two backpack-encased bombs that exploded near the finish line at…

USOC: 10 cities interested in hosting 2024 Games

The U.S. Olympic Committee is talking to 10 cities about a possible bid for the 2024 Summer Games, including a joint proposal from San Diego and Mexican neighbor Tijuana.…

NHL thriving despite short season after lockout

NEW YORK (AP) — Whatever damage was caused by the latest long NHL lockout, the league isn’t feeling the fallout as it gets set to start this year’s playoffs. With just a few days left in the shortened…

USOC: 10 cities interested in hosting 2024 Games

The U.S. Olympic Committee is talking to 10 cities about a possible bid for the 2024 Summer Games, including a joint proposal from San Diego and Mexican neighbor Tijuana. Following failed bids for the 2012 and 2016 Olympics,…