Pentagon: Academy athletes must serve before going pro

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Defense Department has rescinded its 2016 policy allowing military service academy athletes to go straight to the pros upon graduation.

  • Written by ARNIE STAPLETON , AP Pro Football Writer

Bengals' Jeremy Hill ready for competition from Joe Mixon

CINCINNATI (AP) — Minutes before the Bengals raised some eyebrows by taking running back Joe Mixon in the second round of the draft, Jeremy Hill tweeted a link to a television interview about the possibility of getting company in the backfield this year.

  • Written by JOE KAY , AP Sports Writer

WNBA star Lauren Jackson speaks of dependence on painkillers

SYDNEY (AP) — Former Australia and Seattle Storm star Lauren Jackson has spoken of her "nightmare" as she weaned herself off painkillers and sleeping pills when injury forced her retirement from basketball last year.