Leonard, Aldridge help Spurs outlast Timberwolves

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs appeared to be in trouble when Kawhi Leonard had to go to the bench in the fourth quarter after getting poked in his left eye.

  • Written by JON KRAWCZYNSKI , AP Basketball Writer

UEFA president revives luxury tax, squad limits

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Imposing luxury taxes and limiting squad sizes are back on UEFA's agenda eight years after they were rejected as a way to curb top European clubs' spending power.


Under suspicion, Fredericks urged to step aside from IAAF

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Under investigation by an Olympic ethics panel over a $300,000 payment he received, IAAF Council member Frank Fredericks has been urged by a colleague to step aside from the governing body's work.


Ohio State QB Barrett returns with something to prove

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Social media and sports talk radio dripped with vitriol toward J.T. Barrett after Ohio State was embarrassed by Clemson in the College Football Playoff. The veteran quarterback had heard it all before. He shouldered the blame, shut out the noise and quickly announced his intention to return and lead the Buckeyes offense for a fourth season.

  • Written by MITCH STACY , AP Sports Writer