'Devastated': NBA saddened by death of Rasual Butler

MIAMI (AP) — The first time Dwyane Wade was supposed to make a public appearance on behalf of the Miami Heat back in 2003, he found himself paralyzed by nervousness.

  • Written by By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer

Former ref McCutchen adjusting to new role within NBA

Monty McCutchen's father raised an interesting point not long ago, and it resonated right away with the former NBA referee who decided to hang up his whistle earlier this season.


  • Written by By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer

NFL shows behind-the-scenes medical procedures

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For those who think game plans and play calls are complex, it would be helpful to take a behind-the-scenes look at the medical setups that go into an NFL game.

Talk about multi-faceted.

  • Written by By BARRY WILNER , AP Pro Football Writer

Native Americans: Benching Wahoo step in right direction

Cleveland native Josh Hunt is not a fan of baseball. But he's showed up at Progressive Field where the Indians play for the past couple of years to protest the team name and its mascot, Chief Wahoo — confronted with fans in headdresses and face paint, some playing small drums.


  • Written by By FELICIA FONSECA , Associated Press