Former NBA player John Johnson dies at 68

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — John Johnson, a two-time All-Star forward with the Cleveland Cavaliers who helped the Seattle SuperSonics win the 1979 NBA title, has died. He was 68.


Former Cardinals official pleads guilty to hacking Astros

HOUSTON (AP) — The former scouting director of the St. Louis Cardinals pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to hacking into the player database and email system of the Houston Astros in an unusual case of high-tech cheating involving two Major League Baseball clubs.

  • Written by MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press, ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press

O'Shea wins skeleton World Cup gold for United States


LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Annie O'Shea waited more than four years for her second World Cup medal. And for the U.S. women's skeleton program, it was an unusually long time between podium trips as well.

  • Written by TIM REYNOLDS, AP Sports Writer

Minority coaches push for NCAA to adopt a Rooney Rule

A group representing minority coaches is pushing the NCAA to adopt a rule that would require member institutions to interview a candidate of color for all head coaching and leadership vacancies.

  • Written by JON KRAWCZYNSKI, AP Sports Writer