SAN FRANCISCO - Nationals slugger Bryce Harper and San Francisco reliever Hunter Strickland both landed punches to the head during a wild brawl that erupted Monday after a hit by pitch.
WELLS RIVER, Vt. - The appearance of a bear cub - a real one, not a mascot - forced the cancellation of a pair of high school baseball and softball games in Vermont.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The longtime anthem singer at Nashville Predators hockey games has sour grapes over being replaced in the Stanley Cup playoffs by superstar singers such as Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum and Little Big Town.
LONDON - The two-hour marathon.
BIDDEFORD, Maine - Organizers of a Maine marathon are apologizing for a course error that caused many runners to go an extra half-mile, costing some a chance to run in next year's Boston Marathon.
BALTIMORE - Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming got a bit rambunctious while stepping onto the track at Pimlico for a gallop ahead of this weekend's Preakness.
PHILADELPHIA - The University of Pittsburgh rowing team says wallets, laptops and uniforms were among items stolen from team vans as they were preparing for a big race in Philadelphia.
NEW YORK - Four 30-foot trees have been cut down at a Trump Organization-run golf course in New York City, and police are searching for the vandals.
ST. LOUIS - Police said Wednesday they were investigating after a woman attending a St. Louis Cardinals baseball game was grazed in the arm by a stray bullet that apparently originated outside Busch Stadium.
Let's be clear: in the NBA, the 2-pointer is not obsolete.
BOSTON - Orioles center fielder Adam Jones said he was taunted with racial slurs at Fenway Park during Baltimore's game against the Boston Red Sox.
Michigan tight end Jake Butt doesn't mind people having fun with his last name. The folks at Procter & Gamble sure are.
His times are getting slower. He says he sometimes gets "very lazy." He aches a lot after his training runs.
BOSTON - The daily fantasy sports industry has sharply contracted since the online games offered by companies such as FanDuel and DraftKings sparked court and legislative battles across the United States last year.
HARTFORD, Conn. - The Siberian Husky that serves as the mascot for the University of Connecticut has helped two alumni make a love connection.
Marathons can be risky for hearts, but not necessarily those of the runners. It takes longer for nearby residents to get to a hospital for emergency heart care on the day of a race and they're less likely to survive, a U.S. study finds.
ATLANTA - After an interstate highway bridge collapse had already dealt a tomahawk chop to Atlanta traffic, some toy tomahawks have clogged up the roadway.
LOS ANGELES - Nancy Kerrigan is opening up about her personal struggles after having six miscarriages in an eight-year span.
NEW YORK - On the second day of his life as an octogenarian, former big league pitcher Phil Regan walked out to the infield and threw batting practice for the New York Mets.
DENVILLE, N.J. - An authentic green jacket from Augusta National Golf Club that was once bought for $5 at a thrift store has sold at auction for more than $139,000.
DETROIT - The Boston Red Sox have fumigated and disinfected their clubhouse at Fenway Park to help fight the flu.
SEATTLE - How's this for a doubles team? Roger Federer and Bill Gates.
LONDON - Hours after police removed an unexploded World War II-era bomb near the start of the course on the River Thames, Oxford reclaimed the boat race title from Cambridge on Sunday.
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. - An iguana caused quite a racket during a professional tennis match at the Miami Open, perching atop a scoreboard and then scurrying across the court.
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - President Donald Trump has taken a swipe at controversial NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick at a campaign-style rally in Louisville, Kentucky.
NEW YORK - America's most popular dog breed is taking yet another victory Lab.
NEW YORK - Spike Lee says it's "fishy" that former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick remains an NFL free agent.
KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip - The young Palestinian women don baseball caps on top of their Islamic headscarves and field tennis balls with fabric gloves, giving a decidedly local feel to the great American pastime.
HOUSTON - The search for Tom Brady's missing Super Bowl jersey is over. And the trail leads to Mexico.
CINCINNATI - A Cincinnati-area restaurateur says he'll buy steak dinners for Northern Kentucky University's 15,000 students if the men's basketball team wins its first-ever NCAA Tournament game by beating No. 6-ranked Kentucky.
BOSTON - Maybe they'll rename it the Boston MarathOM.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas coasted its 13th straight regular-season Big 12 championship in what has become a rite of spring, running roughshod over what is touted as one of the toughest leagues in the country.
An 8-year-old Canadian hockey goalie whose dance moves on the ice have made him an online sensation is being called up to the big leagues for a dance-off.
LOS ANGELES - "Stay classy, Trojans."
ARKHANGELSK, Russia - Two clubs in the winter sport of bandy raced to put the ball into their own nets 20 times on Sunday and now face disciplinary action.
ALLEN, Texas - A 17-year-old Dallas-area high school transgender wrestler who is transitioning from female to male has won a girls regional championship after a female opponent forfeited the match.
BOSTON - Once seen as a luxury of the corporate world, private planes are becoming increasingly common at U.S. colleges and universities as schools try to attract athletes, raise money and reward coaches with jet-set vacations.
ALBANY, N.Y. - It was quite a night for a New York state college basketball fan who made a half-court shot to win a $500 gift card, and then received a marriage proposal seconds later.
BOSTON - Several people came into Boston Barber & Tattoo Co. on the day of New England Patriots Super Bowl 51 victory parade seeking team tattoos, but one request was a little cheekier than the others.
JUPITER, Fla. - Beards are back for the Miami Marlins.
NEW YORK - Genie Bouchard kept her word after the Atlanta Falcons lost the lead.
CLARK, N.J. - Two girls have been cleared to rejoin a boys' Catholic youth basketball squad in New Jersey after church officials reversed an earlier decision that the fifth-grade team could not be coed.
ATLANTA - More than a week after the Falcons fell victim to the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history, an Atlanta zoo has named a cockroach after Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
AUBURN, Ala. - Auburn University is once again replacing its landmark oak trees at Toomer's Corner.
NEW YORK - The NBA wants its teams to avoid Twitter wars.
BALTIMORE - Actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and professional ballerina Misty Copeland have joined basketball star Stephen Curry in criticizing the CEO of sports apparel company Under Armour for praising President Donald Trump.
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine Gov. Paul LePage says there's no chance he'll reach out to the New England Patriots about visiting his state following the club's Super Bowl victory.
The Saint Louis University men's basketball team lost a game to St. Bonaventure - and then its bus.
NEW YORK - Former Knicks star Charles Oakley was forcefully removed from his seats at Madison Square Garden and arrested after an altercation near team owner James Dolan.
BOSTON - The family of a Massachusetts woman who died halfway through the Super Bowl said the Patriots' stunning come-from-behind win helped ease their grief.