ESPN is cutting about 300 jobs, or 4 percent of staff

NEW YORK (AP) — Disney's ESPN is cutting about 300 jobs, or 4 percent of its staff, amid signs that the traditional cable bundle is less far-reaching than it once was.

ESPN spokeswoman Amy Phillips confirmed the number of job losses Wednesday.

  • Written by TALI ARBEL, AP Business Writer

German great Beckenbauer targeted in FIFA ethics probe

ZURICH (AP) — German soccer great Franz Beckenbauer and FIFA vice president Angel Maria Villar have been investigated by ethics prosecutors and are awaiting verdicts in their cases, the governing body's ethics panel said Wednesday.

  • Written by ROB HARRIS, AP Sports Writers GRAHAM DUNBAR, AP Sports Writers

NFL's Bengals tentatively settle cheerleaders' suit in Ohio

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals have reached tentative settlement of a federal lawsuit over pay for their cheerleaders, one of several cases in which NFL cheerleaders claimed they received substandard compensation.

  • Written by DAN SEWELL, Associated Press