TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Former sprinter Marion Jones signed with the WNBA's Tulsa Shock on Wednesday, hoping to launch a new career after losing five Olympic medals for using steroids and doing jail time for lying to federal prosecutors.
Jones was a star at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney but admitted two years ago that she had taken a designer steroid known as the "clear" and was stripped of her medals, including three golds. She also spent about six months in a Texas federal prison for lying about doping and her role in a check-fraud scam.
It may not have been the place he expected to move one step closer to his dream, but Shane Harper will take it.
NEW YORK (AP) - Baseball commissioner Bud Selig says it's too soon to determine whether a blood test for human growth hormone can be used for minor leaguers.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Michael Vick is getting one more big check from the Philadelphia Eagles. The one after that still could be from a new team.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Carolina general manager Marty Hurney choked up while calling releasing Jake Delhomme the toughest decision he's ever had make. Panthers coach John Fox was in tears and pleaded with fans to remember the good moments.
Ending the Delhomme era proved difficult - and costly - for the team's brass.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Brett Favre said Thursday he still hasn't decided whether he'll play again next season - and doesn't expect to make an announcement anytime soon.
Appearing on NBC's "The Tonight Show" on Thursday night, the Minnesota Vikings quarterback politely demurred when host Jay Leno asked for his thoughts on returning for 2010.
DALLAS (AP) - Baylor dunking sensation Brittney Griner will be suspended at least one game, and possibly longer, after punching an opposing player in the face.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - John Daly was so irritated that a Florida newspaper wrote about his PGA Tour disciplinary file that he referred to the writer as a "jerk" on Twitter and posted the writer's cell phone number for his followers to call.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Tiger Woods is closer to competing again.
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) - Cleveland Cavaliers center Shaquille O'Neal had surgery on his injured right thumb Monday and seems likely to miss the rest of the regular season.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - They were the resilient Winter Games - beginning in shock, ending in euphoria.
Growing up, everybody has role models that inspire them and demonstrate what it takes to be the best.
On Saturday, those role models gave back.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - So these won't be remembered as the Vonn-couver Olympics after all. It's looking like they will belong to the entire U.S. delegation instead.
The Americans reached 34 medals with a silver and a bronze in short-track speedskating Friday night, and two more were clinched with the men's hockey team and men's team pursuit in speedskating advancing to a gold-medal match in which they can get no worse than silver.
As part of their 2010 Rink Tour, members of the Los Angeles Kings will make a stop at Ice Station Valencia on Saturday.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Gold was the only option for both Canada's women's hockey team and South Korean figure skater Kim Yu-na. For the U.S. Nordic combined squad, any medal in any color would do.
All of them were quite pleased with the way things turned out Thursday.
Former Saugus High School and University of Virginia standout Shasta Fisher was selected 29th overall by the Washington Spirit of the National Women's Soccer League, and will now head to the nation's capital to continue her accomplished career.