Redskins shakeup: Bruce Allen is GM, Cerrato quits

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins overhauled their front office Thursday morning, hiring Bruce Allen as general manager after the resignation of Vinny Cerrato. Allen becomes the first person hired by owner Dan Snyder...

Mike Cameron finalizes deal with Red Sox

BOSTON (AP) — Mike Cameron remembers some advice Terry Francona passed on as a hitting coach when the outfielder was in a rookie league. "He always used to tell us that if you can't figure...

Frye gets nod over Russell as Raiders QB

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Charlie Frye will start at quarterback over former starter JaMarcus Russell when the Oakland Raiders visit the Denver Broncos on Sunday. Coach Tom Cable said Wednesday that Russell will be his...

Edwards leads AP FCS All-America team

NEW YORK (AP) — Armanti Edwards, Terrell Hudgins and Deji Karim, the finalists for the FCS version of the Heisman Trophy, highlight The Associated Press All-America team for Division I's second tier. The team was...

Lackey finalizes $82.5M, 5-year deal with Red Sox

BOSTON (AP) — Pitcher John Lackey has finalized an $82.5 million, five-year contract with the Boston Red Sox. The top pitcher in the free agent market joins a strong rotation that includes right-hander Josh Beckett,...

Phillies get Halladay, Mariners acquire Lee

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Roy Halladay heard so many rumors last season he was being traded to Philadelphia, he couldn't help but imagine standing on the mound in red pinstripes when they played in the...

On day like no other, 2 Cy Young winners swapped

NEW YORK (AP) — On a day like no other in baseball history, two Cy Young Award winners in their primes changed teams. The four-club, nine-player megatrade became official Wednesday, with the Toronto Blue Jays...

Brodeur reaches another milestone in Devils’ win

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Martin Brodeur reached another milestone, and the New Jersey Devils kept rolling at the expense of the Montreal Canadiens. Brodeur tied Patrick Roy's NHL record for regular-season appearances by a goalie,...

Kobe’s jumper at OT buzzer lifts Lakers over Bucks

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Kobe Bryant hit a 15-footer as time expired and scored the game's final seven points over the last 1:18 of overtime to lift the Los Angeles Lakers to a 107-106 victory...

Colts break records with 28-16 victory over Denver

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Even Peyton Manning's inconsistency couldn't derail history for the Indianapolis Colts. Or preserve the NFL records of New England and San Francisco. Manning was sensational, throwing three TD passes in the first...

AP source: Lackey, Red Sox agree to 5-year deal

BOSTON (AP) — A baseball official with knowledge of the negotiations says John Lackey and the Boston Red Sox have reached a tentative agreement on a five-year contract. The deal is worth $16 million to...

Mercedes: Return of Schumacher would be ‘good’

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Mercedes chief executive Nick Fry says the possible return of former Formula One champion Michael Schumacher would be "good for our team." Fry said Tuesday that the former...

Mercedes hoping for Schumacher comeback to F1

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Mercedes chief executive Nick Fry hopes Michael Schumacher will return to Formula One and drive for the German team next season. German media reported last weekend that a...

Girl who sustained 11 concussions seeks new law

WASHINGTON (AP) — A 16-year-old New Jersey girl who was forced to give up basketball because she suffered multiple concussions wants Congress to step in to reduce such injuries in youth sports. Niki Popyer of...

Illinois man admits stalking ESPN’s Erin Andrews

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Illinois insurance executive pleaded guilty Tuesday to secretly shooting nude videos of ESPN reporter Erin Andrews, who repeatedly called her stalker a sexual predator in court and said she...

AP source: Canadian doctor probed in doping case

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Canadian doctor who has treated golfer Tiger Woods and many other pro athletes is under a joint U.S.-Canadian investigation for possibly providing performance-enhancing drugs, a U.S. official said. The official familiar...

Halladay, Lee deal could be completed Wednesday

NEW YORK (AP) — The blockbuster trade sending Roy Halladay to Philadelphia and Cliff Lee to Seattle could be completed Wednesday, and it's become a four-team swap that involves Toronto shipping a prospect to...

AP source: Greenberg-Ryan group Rangers finalist

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers owner Tom Hicks will enter into an exclusive negotiation for the sale of the team to a group headed by Pittsburgh lawyer Chuck Greenberg, one that includes team...

Greenberg-Ryan group Rangers finalist

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers owner Tom Hicks will enter into an exclusive negotiation for the sale of the team to a group that is headed by Pittsburgh sports attorney Chuck Greenberg and...

Holmgren visits Browns for second straight day

CLEVELAND (AP) — Mike Holmgren remained unemployed. Eric Mangini stayed on the job, and the Cleveland Browns were still a mess. That was about the extent of things following a drawn-out Tuesday with scarce information...