Kensing, Schierholtz, Valdespin, Gonzalez agree with Tigers

DETROIT (AP) Right-hander Logan Kensing and outfielder Nate Schierholtz have agreed to minor league contracts with the Detroit Tigers.Detroit said Wednesday that right-handers Melvin Mercedes and Dustin Molleken also agreed to minor league deals, as did utilityman Jordany...

Pennsylvania pension system says it will give Sandusky $211K

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) Pennsylvania's state government pension system is about to send Jerry Sandusky a $211,000 check to cover payments going back to when it illegally stopped his retirement benefits after he was sentenced for child molestation.The State...

NBA stars support campaign to end gun violence in new spot

NEW YORK (AP) Stephen Curry heard about a shooting involving a 3-year-old girl over the summer.''My daughter Riley is that age,'' he said.That begins a public service announcement that debuts on Christmas and features four NBA stars lending...

Power plays dwindle as players adjust game to avoid calls

DENVER (AP) Matt Duchene preferred to bite his tongue on the topic of penalties and fewer whistles these days. His stitched-up lip spoke loudly, though, courtesy of a recent cross-check that didn't result in a call or a...

Chargers look for strong finish

SAN DIEGO (AP) The Chargers know just what kind of environment awaits them in Oakland on Thursday night.The Raiders, like the Chargers in their previous game, could be playing for the last time in their home city.When the...

NCAA puts University of Hawaii men's basketball on probation

HONOLULU (AP) The University of Hawaii men's basketball team was put on three years of probation Tuesday by the NCAA after an investigation found former coach Gib Arnold violated ethical conduct rules and provided false or misleading information.Hawaii...

Lefty Ross Detwiler agrees to minor league deal with Indians

NEW YORK (AP) Outfielder Alejandro De Aza and the New York Mets have agreed to a $5.75 million, one-year contract, pending a physical, according to person familiar with the negotiations.The person spoke Tuesday on condition of anonymity because...

AP source: De Aza, Mets agree to $5.75M, 1-year deal

NEW YORK (AP) Outfielder Alejandro De Aza and the New York Mets have agreed to a $5.75 million, one-year contract, pending a physical, according to person familiar with the negotiations.The person spoke Tuesday on condition of anonymity because...

Stein, Brown lead Akron past Utah State in Potato Bowl

BOISE, Idaho (AP) Akron claimed its first-ever victory in a college football bowl game by defeating Utah State 23-21 on Tuesday in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, with Robert Stein kicking three field goals.In the day's other bowl...

Cavs' Irving vows to never watch knee injury again

CLEVELAND (AP) As he spent six months recovering, Kyrie Irving was drawn to watch replays of an injury that may have cost the Cavaliers an NBA title.He'll never look at it again.Just two days after making his season...