Louisville Cardinals take over at No. 1 in AP poll

Rick Pitino is guessing his Louisville Cardinals won't be the last team to be No. 1 this season. The 15-1 Cardinals took advantage of losses by Duke and Michigan to move up two spots to No. 1 on Monday in...

Interpreters able to approach mound to help foreign-born pitchers

When the Texas Rangers decide this season that it's time to go to the mound to talk with Yu Darvish, the manager or pitching coach won't necessarily be trotting out there alone. Baseball owners approved a rule change last week,...

New York Rangers hope to buy out Wade Redden

The NHLPA is reviewing a developing situation between defenseman Wade Redden and the New York Rangers. Similar to the situation between Scott Gomez and the Montreal Canadiens, Redden, 35, is being prohibited by the Rangers from playing for the remainder...

Marian Hossa of Chicago Blackhawks won’t change style of play despite head injury

Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa said Monday he won't change how he plays after suffering a severe head injury last season. Hossa was hit illegally in the head by the Phoenix Coyotes' Raffi Torres in Game 3 of the Blackhawks'...

Kasandra Perkins, slain girlfriend of Kansas City Chiefs LB Jovan Belcher, shot nine times...

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher had a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal limit when he shot his girlfriend nine times and then killed himself in front of his coach and general manager, an autopsy released Monday...

Clippers clobber Grizzlies despite playing without injured Chris Paul

Playing without Chris Paul proved no problem for the Clippers. Not having Rudy Gay was a much bigger issue for the Memphis Grizzlies. Reserves Jamal Crawford and Matt Barnes each scored 16 points, and the Clippers easily routed the Grizzlies...

Bulls limit Hawks to 58 points, including 5-point second quarter

Carlos Boozer had 20 points and 13 rebounds, Luol Deng scored 18 points and the Chicago Bulls held Atlanta to a franchise-low 20 points in the first half of a 97-58 victory over the Hawks on Monday night. Reserve forward...

Anze Kopitar of Los Angeles Kings skates with brace on sprained knee

Anze Kopitar skated at the Los Angeles Kings' training complex Monday with a brace on his sprained right knee, reporting no problems in his comeback from the recent injury. The Kings' high-scoring center still is unlikely to play in the...

Tom Brady says New England Patriots ready to adjust minus Rob Gronkowski

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said Monday morning that having played without Rob Gronkowski for five full games this season has his offense ready to move forward without the third-year tight end, who will miss the remainder of...

Patriots will miss Gronkowski in red zone

The New England Patriots' top-ranked offense will be fine without Pro Bowl tight end Rob Gronkowski, who reinjured his arm Sunday against the Houston Texans and is out for the playoffs. New England got plenty of practice and was...