AP - ap.online.headlines.sports http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.sports News Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:19:34 -0500 MLB to push forward with process for rule changes Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:16:23 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/sports/2017/02/21/BBO--Manfred/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_sports_BBO--Manfred c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1af6 PHOENIX (AP) — Major League Baseball intends to push forward with the process that could lead to possible rule changes involving the strike zone, installation of pitch clocks and limits on trips to the pitcher's mound. While baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred expressed hope the ongoing process would lead to an agreement, he said clubs would reserve the right to act unilaterally, consistent with the rule-change provision of the sport's labor contract. Lakers shake-up: Magic is in charge after GM Kupchak fired Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:02:51 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/general/2017/02/21/BKN-Lakers-Front-Office/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_general_BKN-Lakers-Front-Office c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1bc7 With the Los Angeles Lakers mired in the worst years in franchise history, owner Jeanie Buss has turned to Magic Johnson to lead them back to championship contention. Lakers trading Lou Williams to Houston for Corey Brewer Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:08:04 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/general/2017/02/22/BKN--Lakers-Rockets.Trade/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_general_BKN--Lakers-Rockets.Trade c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1a27 The Los Angeles Lakers have swung their first deal of the Magic Johnson Era, agreeing to send Lou Williams to the Houston Rockets for Corey Brewer and a future draft pick. Lean on me: International NBA players supporting each other Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:22:18 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/general/2017/02/21/BKN--International.Brothers/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_general_BKN--International.Brothers c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1bf3 SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Boris Diaw arrived at his favorite Salt Lake City coffeehouse expecting to meet fellow Frenchman Rudy Gobert, and just smirked when told Gobert was running late. Super subs are now key players on pitching-dominated rosters Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:57:59 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/sports/2017/02/21/BBO--Super.Subs/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_sports_BBO--Super.Subs c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1c48 KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Jace Peterson starts out the day shagging fly balls in the outfield. Then, he changes gloves and heads to the infield to take some grounders. Play vs. Rest: For many NBA teams, it's still a real battle Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:09:51 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/general/2017/02/21/BKN--The.Rest.Factor/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_general_BKN--The.Rest.Factor c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1b54 MIAMI (AP) — There are 27 games remaining on Cleveland's regular-season schedule, and perhaps only one person over that stretch will be able to stop LeBron James. Identifying the best in golf not as easy as 10 years ago Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:05:12 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/sports/2017/02/21/GLF--On.The.Fringe-Top.Players/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_sports_GLF--On.The.Fringe-Top.Players c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1ab3 PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Imagine the best players in golf competing at the absolute top of their games. Johnson's 8th title could stake him as NASCAR's greatest Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:59:37 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/sports/2017/02/21/CAR-NASCAR-Daytona-Johnson/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_sports_CAR-NASCAR-Daytona-Johnson c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1b0f DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson might have had an easier time had his 6-year-old daughter asked for help with a school art project. Genevieve Johnson instead left dad briefly bewildered with a messier question: AP source: Matt Wieters, Nationals agree, pending physical Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:24:42 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/sports/2017/02/21/BBN--Nationals-Wieters/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_sports_BBN--Nationals-Wieters c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1b97 WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — After waiting and waiting to find a free-agent deal, four-time All-Star catcher Matt Wieters finally found a match with the Washington Nationals. St. Louis Blues 7-3 under Yeo following in-season firing Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:02:18 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/sports/2017/02/21/HKN-Blues-Revival/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_sports_HKN-Blues-Revival c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1bde ST. LOUIS (AP) — General manager Doug Armstrong's difficult decision is paying off. Once under fire, Pitino, Gophers surging toward NCAA Tourney Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:42:24 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/sports/2017/02/21/BKC-Minnesota-Rising/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_sports_BKC-Minnesota-Rising c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1ac4 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — This time a year ago, Richard Pitino was at the center of a storm in Minnesota. The Golden Gophers were a disaster on the court and a distraction off of it, on their way to a two-win Big Ten season in his third year on the job. Jayhawks' run of Big 12 titles poised to reach 13 straight Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:23:31 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/general/2017/02/21/BKC-T25-The-Kansas-Streak/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_general_BKC-T25-The-Kansas-Streak c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1af5 LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — There is perhaps nobody better than Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown to put into perspective the remarkable streak of conference championships put together by Kansas, one that could stretch to 13 in a row with a victory over TCU on Wednesday night. ACC clash, battle in Pac-12 highlight week in college hoops Tue, 21 Feb 2017 02:16:13 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/sports/2017/02/21/BKC-Top-25-This-Week/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_sports_BKC-Top-25-This-Week c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1db0 The regular season is winding down, and while the bubble teams are fighting for spots in the NCAA Tournament, teams in the AP Top 25 are jockeying for position in the bracket. Ankiel says he drank vodka before starts to tame anxiety Tue, 21 Feb 2017 02:36:40 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/general/2017/02/21/BBN-Ankiel-Alcohol/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_general_BBN-Ankiel-Alcohol c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1d9d ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rick Ankiel says he drank vodka before his first two starts in 2001 to quell anxiety after throwing five wild pitches in one inning during the previous season's playoffs. Soccer star Abby Wambach gets engaged to Christian writer Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:40:43 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/general/2017/02/21/SOC--Abby.Wambach-Engagement/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_general_SOC--Abby.Wambach-Engagement c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1c24 Retired U.S. soccer star Abby Wambach has announced her engagement to Christian writer Glennon Doyle Melton. Kings GM on Cousins trade: I had a better deal two days ago Mon, 20 Feb 2017 23:11:58 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/general/2017/02/20/BKN-Pelicans-Kings-Trade/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_general_BKN-Pelicans-Kings-Trade c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-225d Sacramento general manager Vlade Divac headed into All-Star weekend convinced it was finally time to part ways with ultra-talented center DeMarcus Cousins. Olympic organizers say winter sports set for boom in Asia Tue, 21 Feb 2017 01:48:16 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/general/2017/02/21/OLY--Pyeongchang.2018/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_general_OLY--Pyeongchang.2018 c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1dbd SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — Lee Hee-beom, the head of the Pyeongchang organizing committee, expects the 2018 Olympics to usher in a new era for winter sports in Asia. Reserve keeper resigns after eating meat pie at FA Cup game Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:31:06 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/general/2017/02/21/SOC--FA.Cup-Big.Eater/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_general_SOC--FA.Cup-Big.Eater c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1d05 LONDON (AP) — A backup goalkeeper paid the price for eating a meat pie during his team's landmark game against Arsenal, resigning from Sutton United as authorities launched investigations into the apparent betting stunt. College hoops' must-watch games to close the regular season Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:07:05 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/general/2017/02/20/BKC-Must-Watch-Games/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_general_BKC-Must-Watch-Games c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1fcc PHOENIX (AP) — The college basketball season has been filled with great games the past four months, from the showdown between Kentucky and North Carolina in Las Vegas to Nevada's miracle comeback against New Mexico. Welcome to NBA trade season, already underway in earnest Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:12:04 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/general/2017/02/20/BKN--Trade.Season/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_general_BKN--Trade.Season c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-200f NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jahlil Okafor viewed New Orleans during All-Star weekend with a different lens than usual, since he thought there was a chance it may have been his next home.