New details from police help shed light on Smith's shooting

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A 9 mm handgun, loaded but unfired, was found inside the Mercedes SUV of former Saints defensive end Will Smith after he was fatally shot by a Hummer driver during a traffic altercation, police have now revealed.

  • Written by KEVIN MCGILL, Associated Press REBECCA SANTANA, Associated Press

Kluber allows late homer, Indians fall to Rays 5-1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Even after dominating until the seventh inning Tuesday night, Cleveland Indians right-hander Corey Kluber had no room for error.

Then the Rays got to him.

  • Written by DICK SCANLON, Associated Press

WADA opens way for athletes to avoid sanctions for meldonium

LONDON (AP) — In a dramatic change that could lead to numerous doping cases being thrown out, athletes who tested positive for meldonium may be able to avoid sanctions because of a lack of scientific evidence on how long the recently banned drug stays in the system.

  • Written by STEPHEN WILSON, AP Sports Writer

NHL's "Ironmen" ready to carry heavy load in playoffs

The real test of Kris Letang's relentless stamina doesn't come in the Pittsburgh Penguins dressing room after a long game. When he logs the kind of ice time that looks like a typo on the stat sheet, the big challenge comes the next morning, when his young son Alex hops into bed ready for dad to get up and play.

  • Written by WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer