Livingston-Kirkland incident a teachable NBA moment

Referees have a thankless job.

Someone inevitably complains about almost every call they make. Fans scream at them. Players scream at them. Coaches scream at them. They get the overwhelming majority of calls right. The ones they get wrong become big news.

That being said, they're not without flaws.

  • Written by By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer

Gun maker's exploding rifle leaves trail of injured hunters

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — It was the opening day of deer hunting season, and Ronald Hansen says he loaded his rifle the same way he had countless times before, aimed at a target and fired a shot.


  • Written by By RYAN J. FOLEY, Associated Press

IOC: Russians can compete at Olympics, but without flag


LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Russians will be allowed to compete at the upcoming Pyeongchang Olympics as neutral athletes despite orchestrated doping at the 2014 Sochi Games, the International Olympic Committee said Tuesday.


  • Written by By GRAHAM DUNBAR , AP Sports Writer

Woman accuses Oklahoma RB Anderson of rape; he denies it

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A woman who filed a petition for a protective order against Oklahoma running back Rodney Anderson is accusing him of raping her in her apartment and says she fears for her safety.

  • Written by By CLIFF BRUNT and TIM TALLEY , Associated Press

Discipline starts fallout for cringe-worthy Steelers-Bengals

CINCINNATI (AP) — Two players carted off, two others suspended, many fines to follow. One of the NFL's nastiest rivalries set new lows in prime time, forcing fans to avert their eyes.

  • Written by By JOE KAY , AP Sports Writer