MLB players, owners reach tentative labor deal

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Baseball players and owners reached a tentative agreement on a five-year labor contract Wednesday night, a deal that will extend the sport's industrial peace to 26 years since the ruinous fights in the first two decades of free agency.

  • Written by STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Sports Writers; RONALD BLUM, AP Sports Writers

Pilot told Colombia controllers 'no fuel' before crash

MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) — The pilot of the chartered plane carrying a Brazilian soccer team told air traffic controllers he had run out of fuel before crashing into the Andes, according to a leaked recording of the final minutes of the doomed flight.

  • Written by FERNANDO VERGARA, Associated Press; JOSHUA GOODMAN, Associated Press

Abdul-Jabbar, Brown, Russell to receive SI Ali Legacy Award

NEW YORK (AP) — Sports Illustrated magazine has chosen Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jim Brown and Bill Russell to receive its Muhammad Ali Legacy Award for their athletic careers and social activism.


Ohio State holds firm to 2nd in CFP rankings

Ohio State held firm at second in the College Football Playoff rankings, putting the Buckeyes in position to become the first team to be selected to the final four without winning its conference.

  • Written by RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer

Colombian authorities probe plane crash that killed 71

LA UNION, Colombia (AP) — Colombian authorities on Wednesday were searching for answers to why a charter plane crashed shortly before it was to land in Medillin, killing all but six of the 77 people on board, including nearly an entire Brazilian soccer team in the midst of a storybook season.

  • Written by FERNANDO VERGARA, Associated Press; JOSHUA GOODMAN, Associated Press