MLB rules no intent on Tigers pitch that hit plate umpire

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has ruled that the Detroit Tigers did not intend to throw a pitch that struck the plate umpire in the shoulder and knocked him to the ground.

  • Written by By BEN WALKER , AP Baseball Writer

Bengals fire coordinator Ken Zampese after 0-2 start

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals made the first step toward digging out from their historically bad start Friday, firing offensive coordinator Ken Zampese a day after they again failed to get into the end zone.

  • Written by By JOE KAY , AP Sports Writer

Russia doping tension marks final day of IOC meetings

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The raw feelings created by the Russian doping scandal spilled onto the floor and into the hallways of the International Olympic Committee meetings Friday, with less than five months until the Winter Games and still no decisions made about the fate of the country's athletes.

  • Written by By EDDIE PELLS , AP National Writer