MIAMI (AP) — Before the season started, a poll suggested that the Miami Heat were the overwhelming favorite to win the NBA title, collecting a whopping 76 percent of ballots cast.
BOSTON (AP) — With an expanded field of runners and the memory of last year's bombings elevating interest in one of the world's great races, the 2014 Boston Marathon could bring an unprecedented wave of visitors and an influx of tourism dollars to the area.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — An 8-year-old Michigan State basketball fan whose battle with cancer inspired the team's players, coaches and many more beyond the hardwood is to be honored by thousands of her closest friends at a memorial service in East Lansing.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Northwestern University and a group trying to unionize college athletes are trading accusations as the National Labor Relations Board considers the school's appeal of a federal ruling that scholarship athletes essentially are employees of the university and therefore have the right to unionize, bargain collectively and even strike.
BOSTON (AP) — Organizers and law enforcement officials are urging Boston Marathon spectators to leave backpacks and other bags at home. They also say crowds will be limited at the finish line where two bombs exploded a year ago.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge in Philadelphia has again denied preliminary approval of the proposed $765 million settlement of NFL concussion claims.
BOSTON (AP) — Survivors, first responders and family members of those killed came together Tuesday to mark the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing with solemn ceremonies.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Tickets for nearly two-thirds of the World Cup matches sold out within hours of FIFA opening the final phase of online sales.
Tony Perez was on the road with the Cincinnati Reds in 1966 when he got the call that his first child was on the way. There was no discussion about leaving the team to attend Victor's birth, no such thing as paternity leave.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA has provided school leaders with a set of talking points about the potential for a college athletes' union.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — For all the crazy stunts Bubba Watson does for fun, the green jacket was off limits.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Although expectations are high for Brazil's football team at the World Cup, it's already clear the country didn't do a very good job preparing for the tournament.
Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward possibly swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — With Breanna Stewart back for two more seasons, Geno Auriemma and UConn are in position to win a few more titles.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Northwestern University faces a Wednesday deadline to appeal a ruling by the Chicago-region director of the National Labor Relations Board that its football players are employees of the school and therefore entitled to unionize.
DETROIT (AP) — When Michigan State was fighting to stay afloat despite a succession of injuries to key players, Lacey Holsworth was there.