Obama salutes NBA champs at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — A basketball enthusiast, President Barack Obama applauded the Golden State Warriors on Thursday and marveled at how they are revolutionizing professional basketball with what he described as a "small-ball nuclear lineup" that specializes in great shooting and passing.

  • Written by KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press

Broncos' Smith preparing to play Super Bowl with heavy heart


SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — At first, Antonio Smith thought about running out of the team hotel and catching the first flight home after his mother awakened him with news of his father's death following heart surgery.

  • Written by ARNIE STAPLETON., AP Pro Football Writer

Goodell to require teams to interview women for exec jobs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will implement a "Rooney Rule" requiring that women be interviewed for executive positions with teams around the league and in his own office, too.

  • Written by JANIE McCAULEY, AP Sports Writer

OSU reloads with highly touted class

COLUMBUS — By late Wednesday morning, Ohio State had received letters of intent from 24 members of its 2016 recruiting class.

Strangely, though, one prospect remained at large.