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Adrian Peterson’s Appeal Denied, Suspension Upheld

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ An arbiter appointed by the NFL to hear Adrian Peterson’s appeal has ruled that the Minnesota Vikings running back will remain suspended until at least next spring. The decision by Harold Henderson, a former league official, was announced on Friday. His ruling upheld the NFL’s decision last month to suspend Peterson without […]

Astros Finalize Deals with Gregerson, Neshek

HOUSTON (AP) _ The Astros have finalized contract with relievers Luke Gregerson and Pat Neshek. Gregerson is guaranteed $18.5 million over three years from Houston and Neshek $12.5 million over two years. The contracts were agreed to this week at the winter meetings and announced Friday. Gregerson, 30, spent five years with San Diego, then […]

Rangers Acquire Lefty Detwiler From Nationals

Texas has completed a trade to acquire left-hander Ross Detwiler from the Washington Nationals for two minor leaguers. The Rangers announced Friday that they have sent infielder Chris Bostick and right-hander Abel De Los Santos to Washington in exchange for the former first-round draft pick. While Detwiler spent last season in the bullpen, he is […]

Texas High School All-Star Game Discontinued

SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) _ The Texas High School Coaches Association is abandoning an all-star football game dating to 1935. The association announced Thursday that it was discontinuing the game because of a new NCAA rule that prohibits Division I college coaches from attending a convention that includes an all-star game. The association had held […]

Ogbuehi Joins Joeckel, Matthews as Walter Camp All-Americans

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Texas A&M senior left offensive tackle Cedric Ogbuehi was named to the 125th Walter Camp All-America Team, making him the third different Aggie left tackle to earn the honor in the last three seasons. Ogbuehi’s honor was announced on ESPN’s Home Depot College Football Awards Show, which originated from Lake Buena […]

Harden Scores 44 to Lead Rockets Over Kings in OT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) _ James Harden scored 44 points, including 10 in overtime, and also had eight assists to lead the Houston Rockets over the Sacramento Kings 113-109 on Thursday night. Harden, the NBA’s leading scorer, tied the game with a 3-pointer and then opened the extra period with seven unanswered points. The win was […]

Dallas Stars’ Ryan Garbutt Suspended 3 Games

NEW YORK (AP) _ Dallas Stars forward Ryan Garbutt has suspended for three games by the NHL for slew-footing Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien. Garbutt is considered a repeat offender and will lose $65,854 in salary. He will miss a home game against New Jersey on Saturday and games in Vancouver and Calgary. He is […]

Rangers Sign DeShields; MLB Hot Stove Report

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) _ The Texas Rangers selected outfielder Delino DeShields in the draft of unprotected players on the final day of baseball’s winter meetings. DeShields was the eighth overall pick by Houston in the 2010 first-year amateur draft and had spent his entire professional career in the Astros organization before Texas took him in […]

Dodgers Send Slugger Kemp to San Diego

The Los Angeles Dodgers are reportedly sending outfielder Matt Kemp and $31 million to the San Diego Padres. The $31 million covers part of Kemp’s remaining $107 million salary. The Dodgers will receive catcher Yasmani Grandal, pitcher Joe Wieland, and right-hander Zach Eflin. In turn, the Padres get Kemp and catcher Tim Federowicz

College Football News

HOUSTON (AP) _ Arizona linebacker Scooby Wright won the Lombardi Award as the nation’s best lineman. The sophomore edged Clemson senior defensive end Vic Beasley, Washington senior linebacker Hau’oli Kikaha and Ohio State sophomore defensive end Joey Bosa for the award. LAS VEGAS (AP) _ Bishop Gorman High School coach Tony Sanchez is set to […]

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