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...

AP source: Jones emerges as Cincy’s top choice

CINCINNATI (AP) — A person familiar with Cincinnati's coaching search tells The Associated Press that Central Michigan's Butch Jones has emerged as the school's choice to replace Brian Kelly. The Morning Sun in Mt. Pleasant,...

Renault says it will stay in Formula 1

PARIS (AP) — Renault is staying in Formula One racing after agreeing Wednesday to sell a "large stake" in the team to a private investment firm to keep the cars on the grid in...

AP source: Phils have tentative deal for Halladay

The Phillies have a tentative agreement to acquire star pitcher Roy Halladay in a trade with Toronto, and the former Cy Young Award winner was in Philadelphia for a physical required to finalize the...

AP source: Matsui, Angels reach agreement

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Hideki Matsui and the Los Angeles Angels have reached a preliminary agreement on a one-year contract worth about $6.5...

AP sources: Red Sox set to add Lackey, Cameron

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

AP source: Matsui, Angels reach preliminary deal

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Hideki Matsui is headed west. The World Series MVP and the Los Angeles Angels have reached a preliminary agreement on a one-year contract worth about $6.5 million, a person familiar with...

49ers lead Cardinals 10-0 after first quarter

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Alex Smith threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Vernon Davis after a fumble by Tim Hightower and the San Francisco 49ers added a field goal following another fumble by LaRod...

49ers lead Cardinals 17-0 at halftime

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Alex Smith threw a pair of touchdown passes following Arizona turnovers and the San Francisco 49ers capitalized on a litany of mistakes by the Cardinals to take a 17-0 lead...

Pierce leads balanced Celtics to 11th straight win

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Paul Pierce scored 19 points, Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo added 18 apiece and the Boston Celtics won their 11th straight game, beating the Memphis Grizzlies 110-105 on Monday night. Rasheed...

Report: Doctor being investigated in PED probe

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times is reporting a Canadian doctor who has treated golfer Tiger Woods, swimmer Dara Torres and NFL players is suspected of providing athletes with performance-enhancing drugs, according...