BOSTON (AP) — Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is strongly defending the city's 2024 Olympic bid, saying that win or lose the pursuit of the games represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and would not leave taxpayers to shoulder a massive bill.
Walsh acknowledges that debate over the bid has generated "more heat than light" and that many people believe it will distract from more pressing needs.
But he disputes critics' assertion that the Olympics could...
IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Cowboys have re-signed restricted free agent Cole Beasley after the diminutive receiver emerged as a threat in the slot last season for Tony Romo.
Beasley signed a four-year contract Wednesday reportedly worth about $14 million, with $7 million guaranteed. The 5-foot-8 former SMU player had career highs with 420 yards and four touchdowns in his third season in 2014.
The signing of Beasley came two days after Dallas put the...
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Shaquille Johnson had 25 points and a career-high 11 rebounds to help No. 9 seed Longwood slip past eighth-seeded Presbyterian 65-61 in the opening game of the Big South tournament on Wednesday.
Leron Fisher added 16 points and Quincy Taylor 13 for Longwood (10-22), which will face top-seeded Charleston Southern on Friday in the quarterfinals. Fisher and Taylor hit four 3-pointers, and had four assists, apiece.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A report released Wednesday on college sports has issued its lowest grade for racial and gender hiring practices in its nearly two-decade history.
The report card from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport says NCAA member schools are hiring fewer women and minorities for sports jobs, while the scores for hiring women in particular have dipped significantly in two years.
The combined overall grade for college sports in...