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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 1860

January 15, 2019 11:50 AM Fulham sign ex-Liverpool winger Ryan Babel from Besiktas until end of season

Fulham have signed Dutch international forward Ryan Babel from Turkish club Besiktas on a permanent deal running until the end of the season, the Premier League club said on Tuesday. Babel makes a return to the English game, having made 146 appearances for Liverpool during his three-and-a-half year stint on Merseyside between 2007 and 2011. The 32-year-old 251

January 15, 2019 9:10 AM Tottenham's Kane suffers ankle ligament damage, back in training early March

Harry Kane will be sidelined for two months after scans confirmed ankle ligament damage, and the Tottenham striker looks set to miss both legs of the Champions League last-16 showdown with Borussia Dortmund. Kane had to wait until Tuesday for a scan as the swelling went down on his ankle, but Spurs' fears have now been confirmed. A club statement read: "Following 237

January 15, 2019 3:36 AM Manchester United fans furious at reduced ticket allotment for FA Cup clash at Arsenal

Manchester United supporters have been left furious as it appears they are to be offered a reduced ticket allocation for next week's FA Cup fourth-round trip to Arsenal. According to the competition guidelines, United are entitled to up to 15 percent of the 60,000 capacity at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium when the two sides meet on Jan. 25. While the allocation 133

January 15, 2019 2:53 AM Mavericks ramp up efforts to deal PG Dennis Smith Jr., sources say

The Dallas Mavericks are escalating talks to trade guard Dennis Smith Jr., pushing to end a partnership that has run its course for both the franchise and former first-round pick, league sources tell ESPN. Two teams in pursuit of a point guard -- Phoenix and Orlando -- have been active in talks with the Mavericks, league sources said. Dallas has also searched 104

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 105

January 14, 2019 4:52 PM Frederik Andersen returns to net for first time since Dec. 22

The Toronto Maple Leafs have been scuffling lately, but they'll get a boost with the return of goalie Frederik Andersen on Monday against the Avalanche. "I've been working hard on making sure it feels well and feels good to play on, and is something that won't linger," Andersen said after Monday's morning skate. "That's why we took a little bit extra 99

January 14, 2019 4:43 PM Chiefs vs Patriots: 5 things to know about the AFC Championship game

The Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots will face off in the AFC Championship game Sunday, with the Patriots looking to go back to the Super Bowl and avenge their close loss from last season. The Chiefs defeated the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday, 31-13, to reach the conference championship. The Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday 446

January 13, 2019 10:55 AM Numbers: Messi makes La Liga history, Dave saves United

Lionel Messi is now the first player to score 400 goals in La Liga, taking 435 games to achieve the feat. The man closest to him is, no prizes for guessing, Cristiano Ronaldo, who got 311 in 292 matches before leaving for Juventus. Messi is the second player across Europe's top five leagues to have scored 400 league goals. (The first, Ronaldo, has 409 at last count) 101

January 13, 2019 2:55 AM Youri Tielemans salvages draw for Monaco with Marseille in tense match

Olympique de Marseille's poor run continued as they were held to a 1-1 Ligue 1 draw by fellow strugglers AS Monaco in a tense atmosphere at the Stade Velodrome on Sunday. "Officials, coach, players, you are the shame of Marseille," a banner read in the South curve of the stadium after OM were knocked out of the French Cup by fourth division Andrezieux 78