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.


Iowa headlines uncertain Big Ten West

Iowa began 2015 as an afterthought in the Big Ten West. The Hawkeyes will begin next season as the early favorites in an uncertain division.

  • Written by LUKE MEREDITH, AP Sports Writer