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Baffert: Antifungal meds given to Medina Spirit had steroid

In a statement issued by his lawyer, Baffert said Medina Spirit was treated for dermatitis with the ointment once a day leading up to the May 1 race and that equine pharmacology experts have told him this could explain the test results.

Medina Spirit could lose Ky. Derby win; track bans Baffert

Chad ‘Ochocinco’ Johnson: I’m fighting on Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Logan Paul undercard

Little League World Series returns with US teams only

Boxer held without bail after lover found dead in Puerto Rico

Medina Spirit gives trainer Baffert record 7th Kentucky Derby win

Packers GM: ‘We are not going to trade Aaron Rodgers’

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NFL draft: No suspense as 3 QBs dominate early picks

Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee announces plans to retire after 11 seasons

Tiger Woods on crutches in Instagram photo

  Former Kentucky guard Terrence Clarke dies in LA car crash

  LeBron James deletes controversial tweet about Ma’Khia Bryant shooting

Indy 500 to host 135,000 in largest sports event in pandemic

  Mahomes: ‘Ahead of schedule’ on recovery

Patrick Mahomes is out of a boot and on the road to a return to football.

Antron Pippen, Scottie Pippen’s oldest son, dies at 33

Antron Pippen was an accomplished high school player in Georgia, then played college basketball at South Georgia Tech and Texas A&M International.

Head of Tokyo Olympics again says games will not be canceled

The question comes as the general secretary of ruling LDP political party, Toshihiro Nikai, raised the possibility the day before.

Officials say Olympic cancellation, no fans still an option

COVID-19 cases have been surging across Japan with just over three months until the delayed Tokyo Olympics are set to open.

AP sources: NCAA dumps requirement that transfers sit a year

  Natasha Mack overcame life’s growing pains on her way to the WNBA

WNBA stars praise college players for exposing NCAA inequality

Kevin James to play Sean Payton in upcoming movie about bountygate

Hideki Matsuyama becomes first Japanese in Masters green jacket

Protest near Masters pushes back against Georgia voting law

  WATCH: Houston Texans’ Coach Lovie Smith talks East Texas football, women in NFL roles

East Texan Lovie Smith, a former Big Sandy Wildcat and coach of several NFL teams in his career, joins KLTV Sports Director Michael Coleman and East Texas Now’s Kayla Lyons to discuss his role with the Houston Texans.

With a wave and smile, Lee Elder helps open the Masters

Player and Nicklaus each took a swing, as is tradition, knocking drives onto the first fairway. This year marks the 60th anniversary of Player’s first Masters win, the first by an international player, and the 35th anniversary of Nicklaus’ sixth and final victory.

Tiger Woods was speeding before crashing SUV, sheriff says

The sheriff “will discuss the findings of the recent traffic collision involving Mr. Tiger Woods, to include the causal factors and collision report” during a news conference Wednesday morning in Los Angeles, the sheriff’s department said in a statement.

Johnson, McIlroy seeking exclusive company at the Masters

The Masters is the one major keeping Rory McIlroy from joining the most elite company in golf by completing the career Grand Slam.

Cantrell ‘hopeful’ for large-scale Saints games in Superdome

“So by this time next year, I’m hoping absolutely we'll be able to celebrate and host events in this city like no one can do, so it’s an exciting time and how far we’ve come, but let me tell you the light's clearly at the end of the tunnel,” said Mayor Latoya Cantrell.

MLB officially moves All-Star Game to Denver’s Coors Field

Major League Baseball officially announced the new venue Tuesday after pulling the Midsummer Classic from Atlanta over objections to extensive changes to Georgia’s voting laws.

Rangers fill stands with fans, who accept ‘calculated risk’

Long lines lacking social distancing required fans to wind through the concourse, and they were sometimes shoulder-to-shoulder in bottlenecks.

Baylor ends Gonzaga’s bid for perfect season with 86-70 victory

Baylor is on top of the college basketball world, winning its first national championship while denying perfection for Gonzaga.

AP source: MLB moving All-Star Game to Denver’s Coors Field

Major League Baseball plans to relocate the All-Star Game to Coors Field in Denver.

NCAA fan’s death prompts contact tracing in Indiana

Health officials in Indiana said Saturday they are investigating whether anyone was exposed to COVID-19 by Alabama residents following Friday night’s death of a Crimson Tide fan who was in Indianapolis for the NCAA Tournament last weekend.

All-Star Game yanked from Georgia in response to voting law

The MLB is moving their All-Star Game from Atlanta in response to voting restrictions.

Durant fined $50,000 for offensive language on social media

Actor Michael Rapaport released images of the private messages on his Twitter account, and they included homophobic and misogynistic language from the Brooklyn Nets star.

MMA fighter has finger severed in match; doctors reattach it

Khetag Pliev was injured Thursday night during the second round of his fight, which was stopped when the referee noticed Pliev was missing his left ring finger.

WATCH: Basketball player’s parents find out he’s paid off their mortgage

His parents received the news via a letter Hayes sent. A video captured their reaction.

A different Augusta National awaits newcomers from November

The 2021 Masters Tournament begins April 8 at Augusta National Golf Club. Practice rounds start Monday.

Mets-Nats opener delayed after positive COVID test, tracing

The contest was not immediately rescheduled, even though Friday already had been set up as an off day that could accommodate a game pushed back from Thursday if there were a rainout, for example.

AP survey: Athletic directors fear sharing revenue with college athletes

An overwhelming majority of respondents in the survey that granted athletic directors anonymity in exchange for candor said sharing revenue with athletes would make it more difficult for their departments to comply with Title IX and provide equal opportunities to men and women.

1982 Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker featured at The Bridge’s Heroes and Legends

The Bridge, an organization that provides a child’s path to healing and justice held their annual signature event, Heroes and Legends Wednesday night. The event featured special guest and former Dallas Cowboy running back Herschel Walker.

Detectives find cause of Tiger Woods crash but won’t reveal

The Los Angeles County sheriff says detectives have determined what caused Tiger Woods to crash his SUV last month in Southern California but would not release details Wednesday, citing unspecified privacy concerns for the golf star.

Final Four set, a question left: Can anybody beat Gonzaga?

After everything else fans weathered throughout this wacky season, a few more days might finally deliver a national championship game worth the wait.

Shaq adds mini basketballs to Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes cereal

Shaquille O’Neal and Tony the Tiger have teamed up to create a new twist on a classic cereal with the debut of Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes with Crispy Cinnamon Basketballs.

NFL owners approve 17-game regular season, 3 preseason games

The NFL is increasing the regular season to 17 games and reducing the preseason to three games.

Olympic gold medalist charged with child sex abuse in Utah

James “Jimmy” Shea made his first court appearance Monday on one count of aggravated sexual abuse of a child and two counts of sexual battery. The incidents occurred in 2020, court documents show.

Supreme Court case could change the nature of college sports

If the former college athletes who brought the case win, colleges could end up competing for talented student athletes by offering over-the-top education benefits worth tens of thousands of dollars. And that could change the nature of college sports.

Miami, Louisville coach Howard Schnellenberger dies at 87

Howard Schnellenberger led the Miami Hurricanes to the first of their five national championships in 1983, and coached Louisville to a Fiesta Bowl win over Alabama to cap the 1990 season.

Bobby Brown, 96, a life of Yankees, military, medicine, dies

Bobby Brown was one of baseball’s most distinguished major leaguers on and off the field.

Torch relay for Tokyo Olympics kicks off its 121-day journey

The opening ceremony for the start of the relay was closed to the public but was televised live. Organizers say they will stop or reroute the relay if crowding becomes a problem.

Texans QB Watson facing 13 lawsuits alleging sex assault

Six more women have filed lawsuits accusing Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson of sexual assault and harassment, bringing the total number of such lawsuits against the NFL player to 13.

Elgin Baylor, Lakers great and aerialist pioneer, dies at 86

Basketball Hall of Famer Elgin Baylor has died of natural causes at 86.

NFL reveals plans for upcoming 3-day draft in Cleveland

The league said the three-day event will be open to the public, and protocols from the experiences of hosting the Super Bowl in Tampa will be in place.

Sister Jean gets the vaccine and seat at the NCAA Tournament

The chaplain for Loyola of Chicago's basketball team was on hand to watch her beloved Ramblers put away Georgia Tech in the tourney's first full day of action after the pandemic forced cancellation of the event last year.

Red Raiders fall to Razorbacks 68-66 in 2nd round of NCAA Tournament

The Texas Tech men’s basketball season comes to a close in the round of 32, as the Red Raiders fall to the Arkansas Razorbacks 68-66.

  12-seeded SFA Ladyjacks fall in heartbreaker to 5-seeded Georgia Tech in overtime

The SFA Ladyjacks lost a heartbreaker in the NCAA round 1 tournament

NCAA opens up weightlifting facility for women’s teams

Teams at the NCAA women’s basketball tournament finally have a weight room.

Coronavirus doesn’t care that it’s the NCAA Tournament

The pandemic that forced cancellation of last year's NCAA Tournament returned with a vengeance.

  SFA Ladyjacks ready to play bracket buster in San Antonio

It is almost game time for the SFA Ladyjacks.

Spectators from abroad to be barred from Tokyo Olympics

The move was expected and rumored for several months.

NCAA apologizes to women’s teams for weight room inequities

NCAA basketball administrators apologized to the women’s basketball players and coaches after inequities between the men’s and women’s tournament went viral on social media.

  SFA Ladyjacks speak on viral controversy from inside the NCAA bubble

Discrepancies in the men's and women's national tournaments are coming to light on social media.

Tokyo Olympics ready to announce ban on fans from abroad

Despite some calls to delay it, Hashimoto has promised a decision before the torch relay opens on Thursday from the northeastern prefecture of Fukushima.

710 days later, NCAA Tournament is back with ‘First Four’

In the finale pitting two of college hoops’ marquee programs, UCLA outlasted Michigan State 86-80 in overtime. Two other games were decided by a single point.

Amazon gets Thursday night games, NFL nearly doubles TV deal

The league took in $5.9 billion a year in its current contracts. It will get $113 billion over the 11 seasons of the new deals that begin in 2023, an increase of 80% over the previous such period, a person with direct knowledge of the contracts told The Associated Press.

NCAA basketball players use biggest stage to deliver message

Following a year of activism in sports that included NBA players shutting down the playoffs after a police shooting, it seems fitting that college athletes would use March Madness to get a message across.

3 women sue Texans QB Deshaun Watson for alleged sex assault

According to the suits, the women live in Texas, Oregon and Georgia and work giving massages.

Tokyo Olympics: Yet another scandal over sexist comments

Hiroshi Sasaki was in charge of the opening and closing ceremonies for the Olympics, which are scheduled to begin on July 23.

Crowded bars: March Madness or just plain madness?

This year, the tournament’s back, and bars and restaurants, some shuttered for months, are open for March Madness, though things may look a little different.

Tiger Woods returns to Florida to recover from car crash

Tiger Woods is back at home in Florida to resume his recovery from career-threatening leg injuries he suffered when his SUV ran off a road and down a hill in the Los Angeles suburbs last month.

Cowboys make official statement about Dalton heading to Bears

The Cowboys wanted to bring back Dalton as the No. 2 behind Prescott again, but Dalton's reported $10 million offer from Chicago -- and most importantly, a chance to start -- was probably too good to pass up.

  Tom Brady gives out phone number for fans to contact him

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady gave out a cellphone number on Twitter for fans to reach out.

  SFA Ladyjacks paired with Georgia Tech for first round of the NCAA Women’s National Tournament

The SFA Ladyjacks are in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2006.

March Madness: 68 teams punch ticket; the hard part awaits

Now that the 68-team field for March Madness is set, the next few days figure to be the most nerve-wracking part of the seasons.

“We will forever be grateful,” Saints owner Gayle Benson, Coach Payton react to Brees’ announcement

"We found a player with a burning desire to win," Head Coach Sean Payton said

Record-setting Saints QB Drew Brees announces retirement at 42

Saints record-setting quarterback Drew Brees has decided to retire after 20 NFL seasons, including his last 15 with New Orleans.

Marvin Hagler, middleweight boxing great, dies at 66

Marvin Hagler, the middleweight boxing great whose title reign and career ended with a split-decision loss to “Sugar” Ray Leonard in 1987, died Saturday. He was 66.

Red Raiders fall to UT in Big 12 Tournament, 66-67

Matt Coleman III made two free throws with 1.8 seconds left to lift Texas to a 67-66 win over the Red Raiders at the Big 12 Championship in Kansas City.

IOC and China make vaccine deal for Tokyo, Beijing Olympians

Bach said the IOC would “pay for extra doses” for Olympic and Paralympic participants.

MLB’s Rangers in line to be first team back to full capacity

The Texas Rangers could be the first team to return to full capacity.

Judge rules in favor of Vanessa Bryant in crash photos suit

Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven other people were killed Jan. 26, 2020, when the helicopter they were aboard crashed west of Los Angeles in the hills of Calabasas.