Abdul-Jabbar, Brown, Russell to receive SI Ali Legacy Award

NEW YORK (AP) — Sports Illustrated magazine has chosen Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jim Brown and Bill Russell to receive its Muhammad Ali Legacy Award for their athletic careers and social activism.


Ohio State holds firm to 2nd in CFP rankings

Ohio State held firm at second in the College Football Playoff rankings, putting the Buckeyes in position to become the first team to be selected to the final four without winning its conference.

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

Colombian authorities probe plane crash that killed 71

LA UNION, Colombia (AP) — Colombian authorities on Wednesday were searching for answers to why a charter plane crashed shortly before it was to land in Medillin, killing all but six of the 77 people on board, including nearly an entire Brazilian soccer team in the midst of a storybook season.

  • Written by FERNANDO VERGARA, Associated Press; JOSHUA GOODMAN, Associated Press

Anderson, Bobrovsky lead Blue Jackets past Lightning 5-1

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky might be getting a little weary after starting all but two of Columbus' first 21 games. His teammates made sure he didn't have to do a lot of heavy lifting Tuesday night.

  • Written by MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer