WADA decision damages Russia's hopes for Winter Olympics

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The World Anti-Doping Agency dealt a blow to Russia's hopes of competing at next year's Winter Olympics by refusing to reinstate the country's suspended anti-doping operation, and Russia responded by insisting, as it has all along, that the government had nothing to do with doping.

  • Written by By JOHN DUERDEN , Associated Press

Ex-college coach guilty of sexually assaulting player

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A jury has convicted a former college basketball coach in New Jersey of sexually assaulting a male teenager who played on a traveling team that he also coached.


Feud grows between NFL, Cowboys' Jerry Jones over Goodell

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press has obtained a letter sent by the NFL to Jerry Jones' attorney accusing the Dallas Cowboys owner of "conduct detrimental to the league's best interests" over his objection to a contract extension for Commissioner Roger Goodell.

  • Written by By BARRY WILNER , AP Pro Football Writer

Cowboys' Elliott drops appeal, will serve rest of 6-game ban

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is ending his legal fight with five games remaining on a six-game suspension over alleged domestic violence.

  • Written by By SCHUYLER DIXON , AP Pro Football Writer

WNBA receives 'A' on race and gender report card

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The WNBA once again leads all professional sports leagues in hiring women and minorities for coaching and front-office positions.