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January 15, 2019 5:47 PM Former MLB pitcher John Wetteland arrested on child sexual abuse charge

Former major league closer John Wetteland was arrested Monday on a charge of sexual abuse of a child under the age of 14, police records show. The 52-year-old was released from custody after posting a $25,000 surety bond according to the Denton County (Texas) Sheriff's Office. In 12 seasons, Wetteland was 48-45 with a 2.93 ERA and 330 saves. He was a member 3958

January 14, 2019 9:45 PM Kyler Murray enters name in NFL draft, but A's can still negotiate with Heisman Trophy winner

The Oklahoma Sooners quarterback and reigning Heisman Trophy winner has given himself the option to choose the NFL over Major League Baseball, for which he has a contract with the Oakland Athletics that includes a $4.66 million signing bonus. A source told ESPN's Adam Schefter that Murray actually submitted the paperwork Friday. The A's, who selected 188

January 12, 2019 1:22 AM Eddie Murphy confirms 'Coming to America' sequel: report

Fans of the 1988 flick “Coming to America” are in luck – Eddie Murphy is reportedly on board for a sequel. (Paramount) Fans of the 1988 flick “Coming to America” are in luck – Eddie Murphy is reportedly on board for a sequel. Murphy confirmed the news Friday, saying that he was “thrilled that Coming to America 2 is officially moving forward,” according 320

January 3, 2019 11:54 PM Champ Bailey, Ed Reed, Tony Gonzalez among finalists for Pro Football HOF

Just a year after the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2018 included three enshrinees who had been eligible for the first time, the Class of '19 could turn the trick again. Last February, Ray Lewis, Brian Urlacher and Randy Moss were each chosen for enshrinement in the Hall of Fame when each was in his first year of eligibility. The Hall's Board 84

January 3, 2019 6:42 PM 'Black Panther' and 'Dunkirk' actors among BAFTA Rising Star nominees

LONDON (Reuters) - “Black Panther” actress Letitia Wright and “Dunkirk” actor Barry Keoghan are among the five nominees for the 2019 EE Rising Star Award, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) said on Thursday. The annual prize, the sole award voted for by the public at the glitzy BAFTAs ceremony in London, recognizes “outstanding achievement 159

December 23, 2018 10:36 PM Larry Fitzgerald throws first TD pass in long career

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Add a touchdown pass to Larry Fitzgerald's Hall of Fame-worthy résumé. The Arizona Cardinals star receiver threw his first career touchdown pass with 9:47 left in the second quarter Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams. On a first-and-10 play from the Rams' 32, Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen threw a backward pass to Fitzgerald, who cut inside 88

December 22, 2018 5:54 AM NHL roundup: Hall enjoys 4-point night for Devils

Reigning NHL MVP Taylor Hall scored two goals and added two assists as the New Jersey Devils routed the Ottawa Senators 5-2 on Friday night in Newark, N.J. The Devils’ Kyle Palmieri also scored once, giving him a team-best 18 goals, and had two assists. Pavel Zacha and Nico Hischier scored New Jersey’s other goals. New Jersey goalie Keith Kinkaid earned 145

December 19, 2018 4:00 PM Montenegro unveils monument of ex-Yugoslav communist leader Tito

PODGORICA, Montenegro (Reuters) - In a nostalgic homage to a now-defunct nation, a bronze statue of former Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito was unveiled on Wednesday in Montenegro’s capital Podgorica. Tito, who led former communist Yugoslavia from the end of World War Two until death in 1980, was criticized as a totalitarian dictator by some at home and abroad 66

December 19, 2018 4:14 AM Former LLWS star Mo'ne Davis to play softball for Hampton University

Mo'ne Davis, who rocketed to stardom in the Little League World Series, will attend Hampton University and play softball, her parents told The Philadelphia Tribune. In 2014, Davis became the first girl to pitch her team to a LLWS victory, while playing for Philadelphia's Taney Youth Baseball Association. She went on to become a three-sport star at Springside 154

December 14, 2018 6:16 PM Bill Fralic, former NFL great, dead at 56

Former NFL great Bill Fralic, one of the first players to speak openly about the pervasiveness of performance-enhancing drugs in sports, died Thursday from cancer, the University of Pittsburgh announced. He was 56. Fralic, an offensive lineman, played nine seasons in the NFL, from 1985 to 1993, including eight with the Atlanta Falcons. He spent one other 117