Russian whistleblower cleared to compete as neutral athlete

LONDON (AP) — Russian whistleblower Yulia Stepanova was cleared by track and field's world governing body on Friday to compete as a neutral athlete in the European championships and the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

  • Written by STEPHEN WILSON, AP Sports Writer

Browns release quarterback Connor Shaw

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns have waived quarterback Connor Shaw, who started Cleveland's 2014 season finale.

  • Written by TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer

Manziel suspended 4 games over NFL's substance-abuse policy

DALLAS (AP) — Johnny Manziel has been suspended for the first four games of next season for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy, and the free agent quarterback could face further discipline over his domestic violence case if he signs with another team.

  • Written by SCHUYLER DIXON, AP Sports Writer

Lochte, Phelps set up lone showdown at US Olympic trials

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Longtime rivals Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps set up their lone showdown at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials by qualifying first and second in the 200-meter individual medley Thursday.

  • Written by BETH HARRIS, AP Sports Writer