NFLPA head says fields much better, still can be improved

CINCINNATI (AP) — NFL fields have come a long way from the days of lumpy artificial surfaces, but there's still a lot of room for improvement, the head of the players' union said Tuesday.

  • Written by JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer

'Super-coach' era arrives in cash-laden Premier League

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Awash with more cash and global appeal than ever before, the English Premier League is still struggling to lure or retain the elite players in world football like Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez.

  • Written by STEVE DOUGLAS, AP Sports Writer

Many players to watch outside US in Olympic men's basketball

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — From Kyrie to KD, DeMar to DeMarcus, many players on the U.S. Olympic men's basketball team are so well known to NBA fans they can simply go by first names or nicknames.

  • Written by BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer