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December 17, 2018 11:21 PM St. Louis woman, 18, serenaded by Jason Mraz dies while waiting for new lungs

Madison Taliaferro, 18, "passed away peacefully" on Saturday at the St. Louis Children's Hospital Missouri, after she lost a "courageous-long-fought battle," a funeral home obituary stated. (Google Earth) A Kansas teen with cystic fibrosis who was recently serenaded by Jason Mraz reportedly died while awaiting a new pair of lungs. Madison Taliaferro 129

December 17, 2018 9:06 PM Broncos' Vance Joseph calls job security talk 'nonsense'

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- For the second year in a row and with a second playoff miss, reports about head coach Vance Joseph's future are circulating around the Denver Broncos. On Monday, at 6-8 with two games remaining and in danger of the franchise's first back-to-back losing seasons since 1971-72, Joseph called reports about his future "nonsense" that he can't 76

December 15, 2018 2:43 PM NBA trade crumbles after teams confuse 2 players named Brooks, report says

A deal was dead after team officials couldn't decide whether Dillon Brooks [left] or MarShon Brooks [right] was included in the trade. (Getty Images) An NBA deal went awry after team officials appeared to be confused over which player, both with the last name Brooks, would be traded. The confusion began on Friday night as reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski 122

December 14, 2018 4:06 AM Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union join expelled Florida student's push for reinstatement

PLANTATION, Fla. -- Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union are backing prominent civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump in an effort to help an expelled student and family friend get back into high school. The couple released a statement Thursday supporting senior Cyrus Nance, who was a varsity basketball player in his first year at American Heritage School until 85

December 11, 2018 7:50 PM Phillies, OF Andrew McCutchen agree to 3-year, $50M deal

According to ESPN and multiple reports, McCutchen will receive a three-year, $50 million contract. The deal includes a team option for the 2022 season. The 32-year-old, a five-time All-Star and the 2013 National League MVP, batted .255 with 20 homers and 65 RBIs in 155 games last season with the San Francisco Giants and New York Yankees. He hit .253 with five homers 95

December 10, 2018 10:11 PM The Latest: Teen charged with killing pregnant schoolmate

In this Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018 photo, police investigate after the body of a pregnant teenager was found in a dumpster behind a Mishawaka, Ind., restaurant. Authorities say a 16-year-old boy is suspected in the death of a 17-year-old pregnant schoolmate and was arrested Sunday. (Joseph Dits/South Bend Tribune via AP) Authorities say an Indiana high school 83

December 9, 2018 2:45 AM Australia wants soccer player out of detention in Bangkok

CANBERRA, Australia – The Australian government has called for an Australian-based refugee soccer player to be immediately released from detention in Thailand. Hakeem al-Araibi was detained in Bangkok in November on an Interpol warrant issued at the request of Bahrain. Foreign Minister Marise Payne said Sunday she has raised the matter with her Thai counterpart 93

December 6, 2018 10:03 PM Looking to rebound, Jonathan Schoop reaches one-year deal with Twins

MINNEAPOLIS -- Second baseman Jonathan Schoop and the Twins agreed to a one-year, $7.5 million contract Thursday, another step in an offseason remake of Minnesota's infield. Schoop's deal would allow him to earn a $100,000 performance bonus for reaching 600 plate appearances, plus additional award bonuses. He was an All-Star with Baltimore in 2017 when he hit .293 with 32 home runs with 105 RBIs, all career 79

December 6, 2018 9:50 PM Cubs closer Brandon Morrow will likely miss start of 2019 season after elbow surgery

CHICAGO - The Chicago Cubs are likely to be without closer Brandon Morrow for the early portion of 2019 after the righty had minor surgery on his elbow last month. Morrow, 34, missed the second half of last season with a bone bruise and won't begin throwing again until around Feb. 6. "This was a cleanup of some cartilage, done arthroscopically," Cubs president 74

December 6, 2018 2:01 PM Julius Peppers, Von Miller, Vernon Davis among 32 Man of Year finalists

NEW YORK -- Veterans Julius Peppers, Von Miller and Vernon Davis are among the 32 nominees announced Thursday for the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year award. Unlike in the past, when three finalists were selected before a recipient was chosen, one player from every NFL team is a finalist. All will be recognized and participate in NFL functions during 69