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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Cody Allen throws against the Cincinnati Reds during the eighth inning of a baseball game, in Cincinnati. A person familiar with the negotiations says closer Cody Allen and the Los Angeles Angels have agreed to an $8.5 million, one-year contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, because the deal was subject to a successful physical. (AP Photo/Gary Landers, File)
January 18, 2019 - 4:32 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — After seven seasons with the Cleveland Indians, Cody Allen is looking to rebound with a new team. Allen and the Los Angeles Angels have agreed to a $8.5 million, one-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Friday. The person spoke...
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2018, file photo, Dana White, president of the UFC, speaks at a news conference after the UFC 229 mixed martial arts event in Las Vegas. ESPN will raise the curtain on the octagon Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, and air the first card of a $1.5 billion, five-year deal that will plaster UFC all over the sports network's various platforms. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
January 18, 2019 - 12:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Years before UFC was worth billions, Dana White used to plead his case with ESPN for air time. This was no negotiation for a big-money rights package — the UFC president simply wanted highlights on "SportsCenter." "I was out there all the time," White said of his trips to ESPN's...
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FILE - In this June 19, 2018, file photo, Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Adam Ottavino throws against the New York Mets during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Denver. A person familiar with the negotiations says reliever Adam Ottavino and the New York Yankees have agreed to a $27 million, three-year contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, because the deal was subject to a successful physical. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)
January 18, 2019 - 12:40 am
NEW YORK (AP) — While shying away from high-priced free agents Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, the New York Yankees are boosting their bullpen. Reliever Adam Ottavino and the Yankees agreed to a $27 million, three-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on...
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FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2019, file photo, New York Knicks center Enes Kanter, of Turkey, warms up prior to the team's NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, in Denver. Turkish media reports said Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, that Turkish prosecutors are seeking an international arrest warrant and had prepared an extradition request for Kanter, accusing him of membership in a terror organisation. Sabah newspaper said prosecutors were seeking an Interpol "Red Notice" citing Kanter's ties to Fethullah Gulen, who Turkey blames for a failed 2016 coup, and accusing him of providing financial support to the group. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
January 17, 2019 - 4:14 pm
LONDON (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday that the safety and security of players will always be paramount for the league after New York Knicks center Enes Kanter did not travel to London for his team's game against the Washington Wizards. Kanter said he feared he could be attacked...
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FILE - This June 15, 2009, file photo, shows former Michigan Republican Gov. John Engler at a meeting in Detroit. Engler will resign as interim president of Michigan State University amid public backlash over his comments about women and girls sexually assaulted by now-imprisoned campus sports doctor Larry Nassar, a member of the school's Board of Trustees said Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. ( (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
January 17, 2019 - 9:06 am
Michigan State University's governing body on Thursday accepted interim president John Engler's resignation , but said it would be effective immediately rather than next week. It's the latest development stemming from the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar...
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FILE - This June 15, 2009, file photo, shows former Michigan Republican Gov. John Engler at a meeting in Detroit. Engler will resign as interim president of Michigan State University amid public backlash over his comments about women and girls sexually assaulted by now-imprisoned campus sports doctor Larry Nassar, a member of the school's Board of Trustees said Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. ( (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
January 16, 2019 - 7:48 pm
Michigan State University's governing body plans to name a new interim president following resignation of interim President John Engler — the latest development stemming from the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. A special board meeting is scheduled for...
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FILE - In this May 25, 1965, file photo, heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali stands over fallen challenger Sonny Liston shortly after dropping him with a short hard right to the jaw in Lewiston, Maine. Ali's Kentucky hometown will honor the late boxer by renaming its airport for him. The Louisville Regional Airport Authority's board voted Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, to change the name to Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport. Ali would have turned 77 Thursday. He died in 2016. (AP Photo/John Rooney, File)
January 16, 2019 - 7:45 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Muhammad Ali's Kentucky hometown will honor the late boxer by renaming its airport for him. The Louisville Regional Airport Authority's board voted Wednesday to change the name to Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport. Ali would have turned 77 Thursday. He died in...
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One of two footballs that flanked local, state and federal law enforcement officials at a Tuesday news conference about public safety at the upcoming Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta. The city is hosting the game on Feb. 3. (AP Photo/Jeff Martin)
January 16, 2019 - 1:31 am
ATLANTA (AP) — A day after travelers waited nearly 90 minutes in snail-speed security lines at the world's busiest airport, Atlanta's mayor is concerned about the waits that could result when the city hosts the 2019 Super Bowl. The ongoing partial government shutdown is "uncharted territory" amid...
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January 15, 2019 - 9:07 am
GENEVA (AP) — In a standoff about the right of swimmers to compete for improved prize money, governing body FINA on Tuesday lifted its threat to ban those taking part in independently run competitions. FINA has been criticized in recent weeks by top swimmers who want more say in how their sport is...
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January 15, 2019 - 12:21 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Coliseum Authority will meet Friday to get an update on the possibility of whether the Raiders could stay in Oakland another year. Authority executive director Scott McKibben said he will update the board in closed session on where things stand between the Raiders and the...
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