Losses mounting, attendance low, Stan Kasten resigning as president of Washington Nationals

Nationals president Stan Kasten leaving club

NCAA suspends North Carolina’s Burney 6 games, Williams 4 amid probe into agents, academics

NCAA suspends UNC’s Burney 6 games, Williams 4

NCAA clears North Carolina’s Sturdivant, Carter to play; Williams remains sidelined

NCAA clears UNC’s Sturdivant, Carter to play

APNewsBreak: Person familiar with situation says UNC’s Austin subpoenaed in agents probe

AP source: Investigators subpoena UNC’s Austin

Senate delays Bo Derek’s confirmation to board overseeing California horse racing, betting

Calif. delays Bo Derek confirmation to horse board

AP IMPACT: Laws governing sports agents contacts with student athletes are rarely enforced

AP IMPACT: Laws on sports agents rarely enforced

Huff, Lincecum lead San Francisco past Los Angeles 6-5

Giants hold off late Dodgers rally

SAN FRANCISCO — Aubrey Huff hit a go-ahead two-run double in the third inning and added a solo homer and the San Francisco Giants held off a late rally to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-5 on Friday night.

Bat Rose used for final hit auctioned for $158,776 _ less than expected

Rose’s bat auctioned for $158,776

CINCINNATI — The black Mizuno bat that Pete Rose used to get his final hit has been auctioned for $158,776, less than expected for the 32 ounces of baseball history.

City officials, Pacers reach $33.5 million deal to keep team in Indianapolis at least 3 years

City, Pacers deal keeps team in Indianapolis

Hours before LeBron becomes free agent, mayor says NYC allows stars to have normal lives

NYC mayor: LeBron could have normal life in NYC

AP interview: IOC chief Jacques Rogge envisages global watchdog to crack down on betting scams

AP interview: IOC envisages sport betting watchdog

Chairman of financially ailing NYC Off-Track Betting Corp. quits on eve of Belmont Stakes

Chairman of ailing NYC Off-Track Betting co. quits

Chairman of NY’s bankrupt Off-Track Betting corp. quits on eve of Belmont Stakes

NY Off-Track Betting chairman quits

NEW YORK — The chairman of the state entity that handles all off-track betting on horse races in New York City has resigned, citing the collapse of his plan to refinance the bankrupt company.

Auburn’s Barbee trying to reignite spark in hoops program

AU’s Barbee trying to stoke fans’ flames

AUBURN, Ala. — Tony Barbee’s office has just the basics: A tidy desk, a station for his laptop and a TV.

Minn. judge says he’ll stay suspensions if 2 Vikings file appeal

Judge says he’ll stay suspensions if Vikes appeal

Free agent anticipation, lack of playoff drama seems to have cast shadow on NBA postseason

Wait is on for free agency, Lakers-Celtics finals

Police: Protest prompted by Lakers coach’s comments was peaceful, no arrests

Peaceful protest outside Staples Center

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles police say several dozen people waving signs and American flags gathered outside Staples Center before the Lakers-Phoenix Suns game in a protest over Lakers coach Phil Jackson’s refusal to criticize Arizona’s new anti-immigration law.

No ring, maybe no King: Cleveland rocked by Cavs playoff collapse, LeBron’s free agency

Cavs, LeBron’s futures uncertain after loss

Reaction outside arena low keyed to Phoenix wearing “Los Suns” jerseys

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Supreme Court rejects Delaware appeal to expand sports betting lottery

High court turns down Delaware over sports betting

Clemson hires Wright State’s Brad Brownell as basketball coach to succeed Oliver Purnell

Clemson selects Brad Brownell as basketball coach

City-county sports authority approves Houston Dynamo stadium project; city, county votes next

Dynamo stadium project passes key vote

HOUSTON — A proposal to build a stadium for the Houston Dynamo has passed a key milestone.

$25 million lawsuit by former WR David Givens against Titans thrown out

Givens’ lawsuit against Titans thrown out

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A federal judge has thrown out a $25 million lawsuit by former Tennessee Titans wide receiver David Givens against the team.

Santa Clara City Council to discuss final wording of ballot measure for proposed stadium

Santa Clara to discuss wording of stadium measure

Iowa panel backs sports betting but congressional action needed before such gambling is legal

Iowa legislative panel backs sports betting

Delaware appeals sports betting restrictions to US Supreme Court

Del. appeals sports bet limits to US Supreme Court

Delaware will appeal sports betting restrictions to US Supreme Court

Delaware to appeal sports betting limits

DOVER, Del. — Delaware Gov. Jack Markell says the state will appeal restrictions on its sports betting lottery to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Person with knowledge of talks: Carroll ‘not signed but very close’ to becoming Seahawks coach

AP Source: Seattle ‘very close’ to signing Carroll

4 Wizards fined $10K for Arenas gun antics at Philly game

4 Wizards fined $10K for Arenas gun antics

‘Embarrassed’ Wizards deal with Arenas gun investigation events _ no gambling on team plane

‘Embarrassed’ Wizards deal with Arenas gun saga

Wizards coach Saunders meets with grand jury investigating Arenas, bans gambling on team plane

Wizards’ coach talks to grand jury, bans gambling

Giants Stadium ends 34-year run with Jets-Bengals game on Sunday

Giants Stadium was symbol of sports in New Jersey

Friday’s Bowl Preview Capsules

Bowl Preview Capsules

Line: Auburn by 8.

Plan to replace Metrodome to suit Vikings includes $870M cost, no plan to pay for it

New Vikings stadium proposal: $870M, no pay plan

Redskins front office shakeup: Vinny Cerrato out, Bruce Allen in

Redskins shakeup: Bruce Allen replaces Cerrato

Central Pa. fans can keep ‘Steelers Country’ sign, for now, while town examines ordinance

Central Pa. Steelers fans can hang banner for now

Italian police come down on major mafia clan, issuing 83 arrest warrants and seizing assets

Italian police say they broke up major mob clan

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