Hall of Fame defensive end Willie Davis dead at age 85

Willie Davis, a Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive lineman who helped the Green Bay Packers win each of the first two Super Bowls, has died. He was 85. The Packers confirmed Davis’ death to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Wednesday, as did his former teammate and fellow hall member, Dave Robinson. Davis […]

‘Lean On Me,’ ‘Lovely Day’ singer Bill Withers dies at 81

Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including “ Lean on Me, ” “Lovely Day” and “Ain’t No Sunshine,” has died from heart complications, his family said in a statement to The Associated Press. He was 81. The three-time Grammy Award […]

Celebrated singer-songwriter John Prine has died at 73

John Prine, the ingenious singer-songwriter who explored the heartbreaks, indignities and absurdities of everyday life in “Angel from Montgomery,” “Sam Stone,” “Hello in There” and scores of other indelible tunes, died Tuesday at the age of 73. His family announced his death from complications from the coronavirus; he died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in […]

Dylan Cease pitches 4 crisp innings for Chicago White Sox

PHOENIX (AP) — Dylan Cease said it was probably the best he had ever commanded his fastball. Not bad at all for a spring training game in March. Cease pitched four sharp innings for the Chicago White Sox in a 5-1 win against the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday. The 6-foot-2 right-hander allowed one run on […]

Kershaw strikes out 4 in 1st spring training appearance

Clayton Kershaw struck out four without allowing a hit in his spring training debut Friday, the first step toward a possible opening day start for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Kershaw faced a Milwaukee Brewers lineup with five expected regulars, including Brock Holt and Keston Hiura at the top of the order. The left-hander struck out […]

The Latest: Calais Campbell chosen NFL Man of the Year

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on the NFL Awards, all times EST: 6:55 p.m. Jacksonville Jaguars edge rusher Calais Campbell has won the Walter Payton Man of the Year award. Eli Manning, a former winner who just retired as quarterback of the New York Giants, presented the award at NFL Honors. The award recognizes an […]

The Latest: ‘1917’ wins best drama film Golden Globe award

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on on the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards honoring achievements in television and film and being presented Sunday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California (all times local): 8:05 p.m. The Golden Globe for drama best picture goes to “1917.” The epic about a World War […]

Marian, Morningside RBs highlight AP NAIA All-America team

Player of the year Charles Salary from Marian (Ind.) and fellow running back Arnijae Ponder of Morningside (Iowa) lead The Associated Press NAIA All-America team. The team, presented by Regions Bank and released Friday, was selected by a panel of sports information directors and the AP. Marian (12-0) and defending champion Morningside (13-0) will play […]

McVay: Rams’ untimely blowout loss was as bad as it looked

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — After a day of analyzing film and thinking about it, Sean McVay came to an unlikely conclusion about the Los Angeles Rams’ blowout loss in Dallas. It was just as bad as it looked. That’s usually not the case for the ever-optimistic McVay or most football coaches, who can typically […]

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