Rockets to honor Texas school shooting victims before Game 5

HOUSTON (AP) — When the Houston Rockets suit up for Thursday night's Western Conference finals game, they'll carry onto the court a remembrance of the 10 people who lost their lives in last week's Texas school shooting in Santa Fe.

  • Written by By KRISTIE RIEKEN , AP Sports Writer

Emails show deception by Nassar, USA Gymnastics

 

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — USA Gymnastics agreed to use false excuses in 2015 to account for the absence of sports doctor Larry Nassar, who had been accused of sexually abusing female athletes, according to emails obtained by a newspaper.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

What's next? NFL sparks new questions with anthem policy

 

ATLANTA (AP) — With its popularity threatened and critics stretching all the way to the White House, the NFL just wanted to get past the debate over taking a knee during the national anthem.

Put the focus back on football.

Instead, the league seemed to muddle the divisive issue even more with a new policy that stirred up defenders of free speech, prompted a couple of owners to quickly backtrack and raised all sorts of potential questions heading into next season.

  • Written by By PAUL NEWBERRY , AP Sports Writer