Baylor football keeping assistants after scathing report

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Baylor University has kept intact its assistant coaching staff after firing head coach Art Briles despite an investigation's multiple findings that football "coaches" had inappropriate conduct and influence in school assault investigations.

  • Written by JIM VERTUNO, AP Sports Writer

Maria Sharapova suspended for 2 years for failed drug test

LONDON (AP) — Maria Sharapova was suspended Wednesday for two years for failing a drug test, labeled "the sole author of her own misfortune" because she hid regular pre-match use of a newly banned substance from anti-doping authorities and members of her own entourage.

  • Written by CHRIS LEHOURITES, AP Sports Writers HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Sports Writers

More sponsors keep backing Sharapova despite 2-year ban

VIENNA (AP) — Two more sponsors reinforced their support of Maria Sharapova on Thursday, one day after the five-time Grand Slam champion was banned for two years for doping.

  • Written by ERIC WILLEMSEN, Associated Press