Sports » Page 3

floridastatespringtraining

Florida State freshman De’Andre Johnson charged with battery

Assistant State Attorney Georgia Cappleman confirmed the misdemeanor battery charge in an email to The Associated Press. Cappleman declined further comment.

jamescurry

Stephen Curry overtakes LeBron James for NBA’s top jersey

The Golden State Warriors star and league MVP topped the list of jersey sales in the NBA for the first time Tuesday.

name baby

Oh, baby: Hockey star checks Twitter for son’s name

Olympic hockey gold medalist Meaghan Mikkelson and her husband are prepared for all sorts of possibilities as they turn to Twitter to help name their baby boy.

jjwatt

Football star tackles stage invader at Zac Brown gig

Houston Texans star J.J. Watt turned security guard.

dwade

NBA: Wade to test free agent market

Dwyane Wade's 12-year stay with the Miami Heat could be ending.

lindstromhalloffame

Swede Lidstrom headlines Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015

Nicklas Lidstrom, one of the NHL's most decorated defensemen and a trailblazing leader, was elected into the Hockey Hall of Fame as part of the shrine's seven-member Class of 2015.

17-overlay8

Germany, U.S. set for ‘very heated’ World Cup semi-final

The German juggernaut will run into the U.S. wall as the top-ranked nations clash, with a spot in the Women's World Cup final on the line.

wimbledon

Serena and Djokovic up and running at Wimbledon

The American 20-time grand slam champion has proved impressive.

codyanderson

Tuesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of today's big sports stories for Tuesday, June 30.

2015 nhl hall of fame from twitter

Pronger, Lidstrom, Fedorov, Ruggiero among Hockey Hall picks

Stanley Cup winners Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger and Sergei Fedorov and former NHL star Phil Housley are among the seven newcomers in the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) runs around the court to fire up fans before the Heat met the Washington Wizards in an NBA basketball game, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in Miami.

Wade elects to become free agent, may leave Heat

The three-time champion and 11-time All-Star announced his decision Monday through a spokesperson

wimbledonwideshot

Hewitt plays last match at Wimbledon

Hewitt has said he will retire from the sport after next year's Australian Open.

wimbledonserena

No upsets on day 1 at Wimbledon

The worlds' number 1 players Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic both advanced. So did Maria Sharapova and French Open champ Stan Wawrinka.

Los Angeles Kings' Mike Richards (10), left, and Chicago Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews (19) battle for the puck.

LA Kings terminate Mike Richards’ contract for “breach”

The Los Angeles Kings have terminated Mike Richards' contract, claiming the forward committed a "material breach" of its terms.

heatdeng

Luol Deng staying with Heat, opts-in for $10.1 million

Luol Deng has elected to stay with the Miami Heat next season, using his opt-in clause on a $10.1 million deal.

Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan celebrates after the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game against Kentucky Saturday, April 4, 2015, in Indianapolis. Wisconsin won 71-64.

Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan to retire after next season

Ryan has coached the Badgers for 14 years. He led them to the Final Four in each of the past two seasons.

wimbleton

Wimbledon gates swing open in bright sunshine

The All England Club gates swung open a week later than usual for the start of the 129th Wimbledon Championships.

20-overlay10

WATCH: Matz makes big debut with Mets

Welcome to the big leagues: Steven Matz drove in four runs on three hits and tossed 7 2/3 strong innings to earn the win in his debut.

lebronjames

AP Source: LeBron opts out, Heat dropping Beasley

LeBron James will be a free agent on July 1.

Recent Headlines

in Music

TOP 10: Countdown the hottest songs this week

25-overlay

The top 10 songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week ending July 4.

in Entertainment

See what’s new on Netflix this month

17-overlay6

Are you over fireworks and cookouts? Stay inside and binge on these movies and shows that are now showing on Netflix.

in Entertainment, Sports

Mayweather, Pacquiao, Perry among the ‘best paid’ celebrities

maypac

Musicians and athletes dominate the world's highest-paid celebs, according to the latest rankings.

in Entertainment, National

Celebrate safely with these fireworks tips

Since Independence Day falls during the work week, members of St. Richard Catholic Church celebrated the holiday on Sunday, June 30, 2013, with a picnic-style outing complete with fireworks that could be seen throughout the northeast Jackson, Miss. neighborhood. The long streamers were recorded in a 13-second time exposure. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Don't be one of the thousands of Americans injured by fireworks on July Fourth. Stay safe and have a happy holiday!

in National, Viral Videos

WATCH: The origin of fireworks

17-overlay

The history behind the July Fourth firecrackers that mark our Independence Day celebrations.