Derrick Rose rape trial starts day of Knicks preseason start

LOS ANGELES (AP) — NBA star Derrick Rose will begin trial in a $21 million rape lawsuit Tuesday, the same day the New York Knicks' preseason begins. It's unclear whether Rose will be in court or with his new team.

  • Written by BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press

Reds' rebuilding priority: Fix an historically bad bullpen

CINCINNATI (AP) — During the fifth inning of the Reds' final game, their new general manager held an impromptu session with reporters at the back of the press box. Dick Williams listed the items on their must-do list.

  • Written by JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer

Sharapova's doping ban cut from 2 years to 15 months

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Maria Sharapova's doping ban was reduced from two years to 15 months on Tuesday, meaning the Russian tennis star can come back in April and return to Grand Slam play at the French Open.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Panthers reeling at 1-3; Newton dealing with concussion

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers are 1-3, their MVP quarterback has a concussion and their young secondary just allowed Matt Ryan to throw for 503 yards and four touchdowns.

  • Written by STEVE REED, AP Sports Writer

Vikings frustrate Beckham, Giants while getting to 4-0

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. and the potent New York Giants passing attack never found a rhythm on another frustrating night for the volatile wide receiver.

  • Written by DAVE CAMPBELL, AP Pro Football Writer