Star gymnasts testify at Congress about sex-abuse scandal

by Associated Press on March 28, 2017 at 2:51 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired star gymnasts have told a Senate committee of being sexually abused by USA Gymnastics officials. Olympic bronze medalist Jamie Dantzscher and national champion rhythmic gymnast Jessica Howard were among those testifying Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Olympic gold medalist Dominique Moceanu recounted verbal and emotional abuse. The hearing concerns a… Continue Reading

Rays bolster depth, acquire OF Peter Bourjos from White Sox

by Associated Press on March 28, 2017 at 2:35 pm

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have bolstered their outfield depth, acquiring speedy Peter Bourjos from the Chicago White Sox for cash or a player to be named, The deal Tuesday potentially provides the Rays with a right-handed hitting backup for Gold Glove center fielder Kevin Kiermaier. Bourjos hit .251 with five homers… Continue Reading

Kei Nishikori, Jack Sock reach Miami Open quarterfinals

by Associated Press on March 28, 2017 at 1:53 pm

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Kei Nishikori rallied in the final set to beat Argentina’s Federico Delbonis on Tuesday and reach the Miami Open quarterfinals. Nishikori, the No. 2 seed and Key Biscayne finalist last year, won 6-3, 4-6, 6-3. The Japanese star was down a break early in the third, then took five of… Continue Reading

Documentarian Ken Burns making film on Muhammad Ali

by Associated Press on March 28, 2017 at 12:46 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — The late Muhammad Ali is getting the Ken Burns treatment. The PBS documentarian announced Tuesday that he and two partners will make a two-part, four-hour film about the former heavyweight champ, who died last June. Burns, his daughter Sarah and David McMahon collaborated for a PBS documentary on Jackie Robinson that… Continue Reading

‘Canes: Lack strained neck in scary game-ending collision

by Associated Press on March 28, 2017 at 11:21 am

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes say Eddie Lack is out of the hospital and has a neck strain after the goalie was wheeled off the ice on a stretcher following a frightening collision on the final play of an overtime loss to Detroit. Team officials on Tuesday brought in Alex Nedeljkovic from their… Continue Reading

FIFA bans Lionel Messi for 4 World Cup qualifying games

by Associated Press on March 28, 2017 at 10:29 am

ZURICH (AP) — Lionel Messi has been banned from Argentina’s next four World Cup qualifiers, starting with Tuesday’s game in Bolivia. FIFA says Messi was banned for verbally abusing an assistant referee during a home qualifier against Chile on Thursday. FIFA intervened when the incident was not initially reported by the Brazilian referee after Argentina’s… Continue Reading

Sheriff warns kayaker to avoid trouble on Great Lakes paddle

by Associated Press on March 28, 2017 at 9:32 am

LAKE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan sheriff is warning a Missouri kayaker who’s trying to paddle the Great Lakes that she could lose her boat if she gets into trouble again in Lake Huron. The Huron County sheriff says 52-year-old Traci Lynn Martin had problems with her rudder Friday and faced strong winds and… Continue Reading

Florida coach, Auburn player clash after softball game

by Associated Press on March 28, 2017 at 9:07 am

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida softball coach Tim Walton was involved in an altercation with Auburn shortstop Haley Fagan on Monday night after Walton gave Fagan a slight push during postgame handshakes. The Tigers beat Florida 1-0, and when Fagan left Walton hanging for a handshake, the coach lightly shoved her in the shoulder with… Continue Reading

Monfils and Tsonga to miss Davis Cup quarterfinal

by Associated Press on March 28, 2017 at 8:49 am

PARIS (AP) — Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Richard Gasquet will miss France’s Davis Cup quarterfinal series against Britain next month. France captain Yannick Noah says Tsonga is lacking competition and not ready to play following the birth of his first child. Gasquet is still recovering after appendix surgery. Gael Monfils could also miss the clay-court series… Continue Reading

Tuesday’s Time Schedule

by Associated Press on March 28, 2017 at 7:55 am

All Times EDT NIT Semifinals At New York Georgia Tech vs. CS Bakersfield, 7 p.m. TCU vs. UCF, 9:30 p.m. EXHIBITION BASEBALL Baltimore vs. Atlanta at Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Houston vs. Miami (ss) at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Tampa Bay vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, Fla., 1:05 p.m. St. Louis vs. N.Y. Mets at… Continue Reading