Fabio Fognini advances to 2nd round in Brazil Open

SAO PAULO (AP) — Fifth-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy reached the second round of the Brazil Open on Tuesday with a 6-4, 7-6 (4) victory over qualifier Marco Cecchinato of Italy. No. 7 Federico Delbonis of Argentina also advanced in the clay-court tournament, beating Jozef Kovalik of Slovakia 6-4, 7-6 (5). In a match between […]

K.C., Duvernay-Tardif reach 5-year extension

The Kansas City Chiefs and guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif have agreed to a contract extension, the team announced Tuesday. Duvernay-Tardif’s five-year, $41.25 million extension includes $20 million in guaranteed money, a league source told ESPN’s Adam Caplan. Chad Speck, Duvernay-Tardif’s agent, posted on Instagram about the signing Tuesday. “Laurent has grown significantly in his three years […]

Rory McIlroy tries to catch up with the rest of golf's stars

AP 5:53 p.m. ET Feb. 28, 2017 MEXICO CITY (AP) — Even during his seven weeks away from competition, Rory McIlroy managed to stay relevant. He started last week by accepting an invitation to play golf with President Donald Trump. It was his first 18 holes since he played through a rib injury at the […]

Pau Gasol unfazed coming off the bench for Spurs

SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio Spurs center Pau Gasol returned to action on Friday after missing 15 games because of a fractured finger on his left hand, but he did so in a reserve role as the club has opted to start Dewayne Dedmon over its past 11 outings. With Gasol now back in the […]

MLS increases rosters from 28 to 30 for homegrown players

AP 3:57 p.m. ET Feb. 28, 2017 NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Soccer is increasing each team’s roster size from 28 to 30 by creating two spots for homegrown players that have come up through a team’s youth system. Teams may spend up to $200,000 of their targeted allocation money to sign homegrown players […]

Manziel tells judge his 'life is trending upward'

DALLAS — After missing a court-ordered deadline, Johnny Manziel appeared before a judge Tuesday and promised to meet the stipulations required to get the troubled quarterback’s domestic violence case dismissed while saying his distrust of the NFL played a part in the delay. The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner said he doesn’t want to disappoint Judge […]

Frankfurt progress in German Cup, Dortmund game called off

AP 3:43 p.m. ET Feb. 28, 2017 BERLIN (AP) — Eintracht Frankfurt edged second-division Arminia Bielefeld 1-0 at home to reach the German Cup semifinals while Borussia Dortmund’s quarterfinal at third-tier Sportfreunde Lotte was called off due to heavy snowfall. The German football Federation said Dortmund’s game will take place “as soon as possible” with […]

Why the Chiefs made Eric Berry the top paid safety in NFL

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs have long realized the special type of talent they have in safety Eric Berry. It’s why they selected him with the fifth overall pick in the 2010 draft and why they kept him around last year as the franchise player after his rookie contract expired. But the […]

Relegation-wary Deportivo La Coruna hires coach Pepe Mel

FILE – In this March 29 2014 file photo, West Bromwich manager Pepe Mel gestures during the English Premier League soccer match between West Bromwich Albion and Cardiff City at Hawthorns Stadium in West Bromwich, England. Deportivo La Coruna has hired former West Bromwich and Real Betis coach Pepe Mel to try to avoid relegation […]