Category Archives: Local Sports

MLB 4 days from deadline to cancel games and shorten season

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Another negotiating session produced only minor movement and no proposals on big-money issues, leaving Major League Baseball four days from management’s Monday night deadline for a deal to salvage opening day and a 162-game season. Both sides appeared Thursday to be in a you-make-the-next-move staredown on central economic issues of the…MORE

Former Oilers star receiver Ken Burrough dies at 73

HOUSTON (AP) — Ken Burrough, the former Houston Oilers receiver who was the last NFL player to wear No. 00, died Thursday. He was 73. Burrough’s family announced the death, saying died at his home in Jacksonville, Florida. Burrough was the 10th overall pick in 1970 by New Orleans, but played just one season for…MORE

Aikman expected to leave Fox for ESPN ‘Monday Night’ booth

NFL free agency doesn’t begin for a few more weeks, however business is about to pick up when it comes to shuffling among the network broadcast teams with perhaps the biggest surprise of them all. Troy Aikman is expected to become the lead analyst on ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” after 22 years with Fox. The…MORE

Key proposals in Major League Baseball labor negotiations

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Some of the key areas in collective bargaining between Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association as of proposals through Feb. 24, as obtained The Associated Press. This is only a partial list of bargaining topics: FREE AGENCY MLB: Would keep existing system in which six seasons of…MORE

Former Jayhawk Svi Mykhailiuk tweets in support of homeland Ukraine

LAWRENCE, Kan. — With Russia launching a full-scale invasion of Ukraine early Thursday morning, several professional athletes around the world are voicing their support for the country heading into war. Former Kansas Jayhawk and current Toronto Raptor Svi Mykhailiuk released a joint statement with current Sacramento King Alex Len on Thursday supporting their homeland of…MORE

Amid ‘scary dream’, Ukraine’s basketball team plays in Spain

MADRID (AP) — After waking up at 5 a.m. to the news of their country being invaded and scrambling to find out if their relatives were safe back home, Ukraine’s national basketball team had to find the strength to play a World Cup qualifier in Spain on Thursday. The game went on as scheduled despite…MORE

AP source: Russia to no longer host Champions League final

UEFA will no longer host the Champions League final in St. Petersburg after Russia launched a wide-ranging attack on Ukraine on Thursday, The Associated Press has learned. An extraordinary meeting of the UEFA executive committee will be held Friday to discuss the geopolitical crisis and when officials are set to confirm taking the May 28…MORE

Surprise: Kurt Kitayama shoots 64 to lead Honda Classic

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Kurt Kitayama came into the Honda Classic with 25 previous appearances on the PGA Tour, most of them ending by missing the cut. He’s on track to do a bit better this week in the Honda Classic. Kitayama — ranked No. 289 in the world — was nearly flawless…MORE

Labor talks going to another day with MLB deadline looming

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — With less than 4 1/2 days until Major League Baseball’s deadline for a labor deal to salvage opening day and a 162-game season, New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner, Houston pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. and Miami infielder Miguel Rojas joined negotiations Thursday. The sides met for the fourth straight day at…MORE

Penske wants Indy 500 win to follow Daytona 500 victory

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Roger Penske celebrated his 85th birthday in victory lane with the Daytona 500 trophy. He skipped the post-race hamburger party with winner Austin Cindric to get back to Detroit for a regularly scheduled global call with Penske associates, and then finally it was on to St. Petersburg for the IndyCar…MORE