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World Cup at center of Gazprom's sponsorship empire

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — As FIFA descends on St. Petersburg for the World Cup preliminary draw Saturday, it is entering the capital of a sponsorship empire.

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 July 2015

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Indians to unveil Larry Doby statue, broke AL color barrier

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians will unveil a statue of Hall of Famer Larry Doby, the first black player in the American League, on Saturday at Progressive Field.

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 July 2015

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AP PHOTOS: American football gains popularity in China

BEIJING (AP) — The scene could be from any U.S. suburb: two teams of youngsters in football helmets, cleats and pads; referees in pinstripes; parents snapping photos and cheering from the sidelines. But the clipboard-toting coaches call out plays in Chinese and the field is at a park in Beijing.

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 July 2015

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Kluber gets no support again, Indians blanked 6-0 by Sox

CLEVELAND (AP) — Corey Kluber stared blankly ahead, unaware the fans sitting near Cleveland's dugout were giving him a standing ovation.

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 July 2015

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Mattheus wild pitch in 9th send Reds to 6-5 loss to Rockies

DENVER (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds' small margin for error hurt them in another tough loss.

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 July 2015

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CONCACAF says referee admits errors in contentious semifinal

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — The president of CONCACAF said Saturday the referee in the Mexico-Panama game acknowledged making mistakes during the contentious Gold Cup semifinal.

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 July 2015

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NCAA: Southern Miss, Tyndall committed multiple violations

The NCAA has outlined serious rules violations committed at Southern Mississippi, finding multiple infractions by the men's basketball program during former coach Donnie Tyndall's tenure.

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 July 2015

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Report: Ohio State's Miller shifting from QB to receiver

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Braxton Miller is shifting from quarterback to receiver, whittling Ohio State's QB competition to two star passers.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 July 2015

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