Ex-NFL player's sentencing delayed; lawyers cite concussions

CLEVELAND (AP) — Reggie Rucker's sentencing in a charity theft case has been delayed as the former Cleveland Browns wide receiver participates in a study of long-term symptoms of traumatic brain injuries and awaits another test in June.


NY set to remove ban on professional mixed martial arts

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is expected to end its ban on professional mixed martial arts when Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs legislation to put the New York State Athletic Commission in charge of the sport.

  • Written by MICHAEL VIRTANEN, Associated Press

Djokovic loses to Vesely in 2nd round of Monte Carlo Masters

MONACO (AP) — Top-ranked Novak Djokovic chose to be philosophical after losing in the second round for the first time in three years on Wednesday, calling it "proof that nobody is unbeatable" after surrendering his Monte Carlo Masters title in a shock 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 loss to 55th-ranked Jiri Vesely.

  • Written by JEROME PUGMIRE, AP Sports Writer

Police: Braves' Hector Olivera arrested, accused of assault

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Atlanta Braves outfielder Hector Olivera was placed on paid administrative leave by Major League Baseball after he was arrested when a woman accused him of assault at a hotel outside Washington.