A new maraca-like noisemaker, called a "caxirola," is replacing the controversial vuvuzela as the official instrument of next year's World Cup in Brazil. Researchers say the new instrument will be less disruptive and annoying. (Dec. 6)
The United States will play Ghana, Portugal and Germany in a difficult first-round group at next year's World Cup in Brazil. Despite the tough draw, U.S. soccer fans in Washington remained optimistic about their team's chances. (Dec. 6) ...
Police have cited Bucks center Larry Sanders for disorderly conduct and assault and battery in a fight last month at a downtown Milwaukee nightclub. (Dec. 6)
Florida State quarterback and Heisman hopeful Jameis Winston will not face any charges in a sexual assault case, mostly because there were too many gaps in his accuser's story, a prosecutor said Thursday. State Attorney Willie Meggs said the woman's memory lapses about the events last December were problematic and ...
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston will not be charged with sexually assaulting a woman who accused him of raping her about a year ago,a prosecutor said Thursday. Winston, 19, has led the Seminoles to a No. 1 ranking. (Dec. 5)
Florida State quarterback and Heisman Trophy candidate Jameis Winston will not be charged with sexually assaulting a woman who accused him of raping her about a year ago. (Dec. 5)
A prosecutor says Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston will not be charged in a sexual assault case. The Heisman Trophy candidate was accused of raping a female student in December last year. (Dec. 5)
The game between the San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves had to be postponed because of smoky conditions inside the Mexico City arena. Police say the smoke was from a generator that malfunctioned. (Dec. 5)
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin's ill-timed two-step has cost him $100,000 and could cost his team a pick in next year's draft. The league fined Tomlin $100,000 for interfering with a play against the Baltimore Ravens. (Dec. 4)
USC hired Steve Sarkisian away from Washington on Monday, bringing back the former Trojans offensive coordinator to his native Los Angeles area and the storied program where he thrived as Pete Carroll's assistant. (Dec. 3)