NFL coach Brian Flores’ discrimination case going to court
NEW YORK — NFL Coach Brian Flores can press discrimination claims against the league and three teams after a federal judge on Wednesday rejected the option of arbitration, presumably before Commissioner Roger Goodell, and offered some stinging observations about the status of racial bias in the sport.
Rahm, McIlroy, Scheffler resume battle for No. 1 at Bay Hill
ORLANDO, Fla. — Scottie Scheffler returned to No. 1 in the world by winning in Phoenix with Jon Rahm on his heels. A week later, Rahm was back to No. 1 by winning at Riviera in a tense battle with Max Homa.
Deals done long before NHL trade deadline set stage for more
David Poile did not go into the final deadline of his quarter-century-long tenure as general manager of the Nashville Predators thinking he would trade longtime defenseman Mattias Ekholm or 25-year-old forward Tanner Jeannot.
PGA Tour moves toward elite field with no cuts for 2024
ORLANDO, Fla. — The PGA Tour is moving toward an elite schedule in 2024 with 16 designated events — half of them with no more than 80-man fields and no cuts — along with a chance for players on the outside to play their way in.
NCAA football panel out to shorten games; player safety goal
College football administrators are looking at ways to reduce the number of plays in games in the name of player safety, with a tweak in clock operating procedures likely the first step.
Rafael Nadal out of Indian Wells, Miami with injured hip
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Rafael Nadal pulled out of the upcoming hard-court tournaments at Indian Wells and Miami on Tuesday because of the left hip flexor injury that has sidelined him since the Australian Open.
Column: A PGA Tour offering no guarantees can still deliver
ORLANDO, Fla. — LIV Golf chose to start its new season when the PGA Tour’s biggest stars were certain to be taking the week off. What the rival league got was a reminder that a tour offering no guarantees can still deliver when least expected.
Pearl Harbor survivor Jack Holder dies in Arizona at age 101
PHOENIX — Jack Holder, a Pearl Harbor survivor who went on become a decorated World War II flyer who flew over 100 missions in the Pacific and European theaters, has died in Arizona. He was 101.
Browns could restructure Deshaun Watson’s $230M contract
CLEVELAND — The record-setting contract Deshaun Watson received from the Browns could undergo some revising.
Bills GM: Hamlin’s return hinges on his medical progress
Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin has a few more visits to doctors before determining whether he can pursue his goal of returning to play football after going into cardiac arrest and having to be resuscitated on field in January.
Golden board: Durant, Bird, Azzi helping lead USA Basketball
When Kevin Durant was asked about the notion of him and some other Olympic gold medalists potentially getting seats on USA Basketball’s Board of Directors, he liked the idea.
Rodgers, QBs become top attractions at NFL combine
INDIANAPOLIS — The Green Bay Packers will continue to play the waiting game with Aaron Rodgers.
Showdown looms for South Carolina, LSU at SEC Tournament
Another SEC showdown is looming at the league tournament this week between undefeated No. 1 South Carolina and one-loss, No. 4 LSU.
Mets’ Scherzer loves ‘cat-and-mouse’ game of MLB’s new rules
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — New York Mets right-hander Max Scherzer described pitching under Major League Baseball’s new rules as a “cat-and-mouse” game.
No. 1 South Carolina women run AP Top 25 streak to 36 weeks
After a week of upsets that saw 15 ranked teams lose, South Carolina remained the lone unbeaten school.
Houston, Alabama top AP Top 25; Marquette climbing, Pitt in
The top five spots in The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll remained the same. The rest of the AP Top 25 was a big jumble.
Coronavirus origins still a mystery 3 years into pandemic
WASHINGTON — A crucial question has eluded governments and health agencies around the world since the COVID-19 pandemic began: Did the virus originate in animals or leak from a Chinese lab?
‘Take It Down’: A tool for teens to remove explicit images
“Once you send that photo, you can’t take it back,” goes the warning to teenagers, often ignoring the reality that many teens send explicit images of themselves under duress, or without understanding the consequences.
Weeknight paprika-cumin chicken evokes Moroccan grilling
In Morocco, djej mechoui simply means grilled chicken, but the aroma coming off it makes clear that it is so much more.
From White House, Biden says ‘Black history matters’
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden said Monday that “history matters, and Black history matters” during a White House reception marking Black History Month, a forceful declaration that comes after the state of Florida blocked a new advanced course on African American studies from being taught in its high schools.