Experts: Time good, but rumored fantasy deal challenging

BOSTON (AP) — DraftKings and FanDuel are downplaying media reports this week that the two biggest daily fantasy sports companies could team up. But given their swift change of fortune this past year, industry watchers say the timing's right for a deal.

  • Written by PHILIP MARCELO, Associated Press

Pistorius walks on stumps in court ahead of murder sentence

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius removed his prostheses and hobbled on his stumps in a South African courtroom Wednesday as part of his defense team's argument that the double-amputee athlete, convicted of murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, is a vulnerable man who deserves leniency when he is sentenced.

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA, Associated Press GERALD IMRAY, Associated Press

Bruce hits 3-run HR as Finnegan, Reds beat Braves 3-1

ATLANTA (AP) — Brandon Finnegan said it was "pretty obvious" his six innings against Atlanta were a struggle.

To survive the outing with only one run allowed was a confidence-builder.

  • Written by CHARLES ODUM, AP Sports Writer