Officiating again the story after mistakes in Seattle's win

SEATTLE (AP) — Richard Sherman took the opportunity last week to criticize NFL officiating for what he deemed incorrect calls, almost daring the league to fine him for being so outspoken.

  • Written by TIM BOOTH, AP Sports Writer

Verlander, Cabrera, Sale could be available on trade market

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander and slugger Miguel Cabrera could be available for the right price. The Chicago White Sox might be prepared to deal Chris Sale, too.

  • Written by RONALD BLUM, AP Baseball Writer

PLAYOFF RANKINGS: Washington takes over playoff position

Washington moved into fourth in the College Football Playoff rankings, putting the four remaining unbeaten teams from the Power Five conferences at the top of the selection committee's second top 25.

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

For pro athletes, voting can require extra effort

Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey grew up in Kentucky in the 1960s, a child during the civil rights movement who witnessed the efforts of those in power to disenfranchise people of color and slow their push for equality.

  • Written by JON KRAWCZYNSKI, AP Sports Writer