NBA's trade deadline approaching, so buckle up

Last year there was hardly any action in the days leading up to the NBA's trading deadline. That led some to believe it would come and go quietly.

It couldn't have been further from the truth.

  • Written by JON KRAWCZYNSKI, AP Basketball Writer

Judge rejects plea deal in ex-NFL star Sharper's rape case

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge rejected a plea deal Thursday in the rape case against former NFL star Darren Sharper, saying the nine-year sentence doesn't reflect the seriousness of the alleged assaults against as many as 16 women.

  • Written by KEVIN McGILL, Associated Press