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Bryce Harper breaks bat in two on 406-foot HR

In a startling display, Washington Nationals slugger Bryce Harper shattered his bat into two pieces, yet still hit a long home run in an 8-6 win over the New York Mets. Read More

NFL to prohibit use of certain helmets for first time

Updated on  April 16, 2018 at 2:08 pm
The NFL for the first time is prohibiting certain helmets from being worn by players. The league has sought to have players stop using 10 helmet varieties. Read More

For some, MLB’s Puerto Rico trip is a homecoming

The Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins are in Puerto Rico to play a two-game series in San Juan this week. But they also know they’re serving a larger purpose on this trip, which is why many of the players from both teams ventured out among the Puerto Rican people today to give back to an island that was robbed of so much by Hurricane Maria last September. Read More

Penalties, power-play goals skyrocket early in NHL playoffs

Referees aren’t swallowing their whistles so far in the 2018 NHL playoffs. Penalties are up more than 17 percent over the same time a year ago and are playing a substantial role in several series. Read More

Cowboys release wide receiver Dez Bryant in salary cap move

Updated on  April 13, 2018 at 12:16 pm
The Dallas Cowboys released Dez Bryant today, deciding salary-cap relief and the star receiver’s declining production outweigh the risk of him returning to All-Pro form with another team. Read More

LeBron James defying age, better than ever at 33

LeBron James emerged from a chaotic, complex season unscathed — better than ever. Still the NBA’s undisputed king. Read More

Punishment for hits to head prevalent early in NHL playoffs

Updated on  April 13, 2018 at 10:37 am
George Parros, the NHL’s vice president of player safety’s department, is a busy man early in the Stanley Cup playoffs thanks to a rash of questionable hits. Read More

NFL seeks special investigator in concussion settlement

Updated on  April 13, 2018 at 4:57 pm
The NFL has accused some lawyers representing players in the $1 billion concussion settlement of fraud and wants a special investigator appointed. Read More

Seahawks postpone Kaepernick meeting over national anthem, off-field activism

Updated on  April 12, 2018 at 10:57 am
The Seahawks had plans to bring in former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick for a workout as they search for a backup to Russell Wilson but postponed the meeting when he said he did not know what his plan is for his off-field social activism going forward, including whether he would continue to kneel for the national anthem. Read More

Tony Stewart settles 2014 wrongful death lawsuit

Tony Stewart and the parents of Kevin Ward Jr. have agreed to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family against the former NASCAR star for his role in the death of their son. Read More

Orlando Magic fires coach after 6th straight losing year

Frank Vogel was brought to Orlando two years ago with hopes he could get the Magic back to the playoffs, and stop the spinning of the revolving door to their coaches’ office. Neither of those things happened. Read More

Math tutor Andre Ingram gets his shot with Los Angeles Lakers

Updated on  April 12, 2018 at 5:37 pm
Staples Center stirred in anticipation as a thin 32-year-old rookie with taught cheek bones and gray speckled hair walked over to the scorer’s table to check in. The arena erupted when the part-time math tutor made his first three pointer. Read More