(Reuters) - Factbox on defensive end Michael Sam, whose bid to become the first openly gay player in the National Football League (NFL) was put on hold when he failed to make . . .
Golson returns, leads Notre Dame rout of Rice
Rams cut Sam, the NFL's first openly gay player
The Saints released future Hall of Fame cornerback Champ Bailey, veteran wide receiver Robert Meachem and and both of the kickers they had in camp -- Shayne Graham and Derek D. . .
In the teams' first game of the 2014 FIBA World Cup, Brazil defeated France 65-63 in the group phase. It was a closely contested bout, but once the Brazilians pulled in fron. . .
Derrick Rose and the rest of Team USA simply dominated Finland on Saturday, getting the 114-55 win. The Chicago Bulls star finished with 12 points, three assists and three ste. . .
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John Crockett ran for 138 yards and three touchdowns and FCS power North Dakota State opened the season with its 25th straight victory, beating Iowa State 34-14.
North Dakota State sinks another FBS opponent
After a big recruiting week for Auburn, two players from the current roster are leaving the program.
Connecticut and Arizona, a pair of powerhouse programs, will play each other in a two-year, home-and-home agreement that both schools announced on Wednesday.
Chris Sale overcame a shaky start to strike out a season-high 13, beating Max Scherzer in a matchup of All-Star aces and leading the Chicago White Sox past the Detroit Tigers . . .
New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury was not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays after suffering a sprained left ankle in the ninth inni. . .
Former NHL player Steve Moore's long-running lawsuit against Todd Bertuzzi and the Vancouver Canucks has ended with the sides agreeing to an out-of-court settlement.
Coveted free agent forward Kevin Hayes has agreed to terms with the New York Rangers, the team announced Wednesday.
Bob Tway shot a 7-under 63 on Saturday for a share of the second-round lead with Joe Durant and Joe Daley in the Champions Tour's Shaw Charity Classic.
Hennie Otto of South Africa shot a 1-under 71 on Saturday to take a two-stroke lead into the final round of the Italian Open, where Stephen Gallacher's late bid to qualify for. . .