Atlanta, Santa Clara, New Orleans to host college title game

Atlanta, New Orleans and Santa Clara, California, have been selected to host College Football Playoff national championship games from a group of nine cities/regions that were vying for the event.

  • Written by RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer

Greinke gives up $71 million, becomes free agent again

NEW YORK (AP) — Pitcher Zack Greinke has opted out of the final three years of his contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, giving up a guaranteed $71 million to become a free agent again.


Mets GM Alderson collapses during news conference

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets general manager Sandy Alderson collapsed while talking with reporters during a news conference to announce a contract extension for manager Terry Collins, then was able to walk away.

  • Written by RONALD BLUM, AP Baseball Writer

Judge tosses arbitration that said MASN owes Nats $298M

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York state judge has thrown out an arbitration decision that said the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network, which is controlled by the Baltimore Orioles, owes the Washington Nationals about $298 million for the team's 2012-16 broadcast rights.

  • Written by RONALD BLUM, AP Baseball Writer

Cardale Jones must move the ball for top-ranked Ohio State

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Now that Cardale Jones is starting at quarterback again for Ohio State, it will be his role to keep the ball moving not only down the field, but into the end zone.

  • Written by CRAIG MERZ, Associated Press