Rooney, Shearer make pleas amid sex-abuse scandal

LONDON (AP) — Wayne Rooney and Alan Shearer, England captains present and past, have urged soccer players to come forward with allegations of sexual abuse amid the growing scandal in the British game.


APNewsBreak: Union backed out of deal to add 26th player

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball players and owners had a deal to expand active rosters from 25 to 26 players for most of the season, but the union backed away in the final stages of collective bargaining.

  • Written by RONALD BLUM, AP Baseball Writer

Families prepare to receive the dead from Colombia crash

MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) — Families are preparing to receive the bodies of the victims of this week's air tragedy in Colombia as experts develop a clearer picture of how things went so terribly wrong with a charter flight that slammed into a mountainside.

  • Written by FERNANDO VERGARA, Associated Press; HANNAH DREIER, Associated Press