BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali is seeking to move its African Cup of Nations qualifier out of Algeria over fears of violence.
Mali football federation spokesman Manfa Keita says the body has asked the African Football Confederation to move the Sept. 9 qualifier to a neutral destination after Algerian fans threw stones at a losing team last week, killing a Cameroonian player.
Games have been suspended in Algeria for the next month and the stadium has been...
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Former major league baseball player Jose Offerman is appealing a federal court order that he pay $940,000 to a catcher injured during a minor league brawl in 2007.
A jury last month awarded the money to former Bridgeport Bluefish catcher Johnathan Nathans, who says he suffered career-ending injuries when Offerman hit him in the head with a bat. Photos show a bat-wielding Offerman charging the mound after being hit by a pitch. But he denies...
NEW YORK (AP) — Tulsa Shock guard Skylar Diggins is the WNBA's Most Improved Player of the Year.
The league announced Wednesday that Diggins received 29 of a possible 38 votes from a panel of national and local sports writers and broadcasters.
The No. 3 overall pick out of Notre Dame in 2013, Diggins averaged 8.5 points as a rookie. Her scoring average jumped to 20.1 this season, second-best in the league. She also averaged 5.0 assists, fourth in the...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Police documents say two Brown University football players investigated in an alleged sexual assault talked about a third player's involvement.
The Providence Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1gE23RO ) search warrant affidavits for the players' cellphones were filed in a Rhode Island court and disclosed the alleged involvement of a third player.
A Providence County grand jury Monday declined to indict the two players, who were...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A person close to the situation says the IndyCar series has committed to an April 12 race date for next season's inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the race date has not been publicly announced. Louisiana Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne is scheduled to take part in a press conference Wednesday afternoon at NOLA Motorsports Park, which will host the race.
MONACO (AP) — Real Madrid's Champions League title defense takes shape Thursday at one of the most open draws in years.
Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Chelsea — the past four winners — are among the eight top-seeded clubs in the 32-team draw. However, lower-ranked seeding pots loaded with big spenders returning to the Champions League after years away promise to deliver trickier than usual groups.