Meyer seeks more balance with Ohio State's offensive attack

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Last year Ohio State's offensive engine was powered mostly by All-American tailback Ezekiel Elliott, and the passing game took a back seat. Coach Urban Meyer wants that to change.

  • Written by MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer

AP PHOTOS: TNT's Craig Sager hangs tough in leukemia battle

HOUSTON (AP) — Craig Sager's once lustrous chestnut hair is down to a few unruly strands because of chemotherapy, and on this day of hope a simple green T-shirt and blue shorts adorn the broadcaster known by millions for his ostentatious wardrobe and easy rapport with the NBA's elite.

  • Written by KRISTIE RIEKEN, AP Sports Writer

AP Explains: National anthem is icon of patriotism, protest

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's recent decision to not stand during the national anthem as a way of protesting police killings of unarmed black men has drawn support and scorn far beyond sports. The Associated Press explains how "The Star-Spangled Banner" became a ritual of American public life, its complicated racial origins and how the song has been used as a form of political resistance.

  • Written by ERRIN HAINES WHACK, Associated Press

6 new NFL head coaches try to lead turnarounds

MIAMI (AP) — New Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase likes to talk trash to his players, and the team's performance in recent years has provided plenty of fodder.

  • Written by STEVEN WINE, AP Sports Writer