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  • Hendrick, Bostic brothers headline NC Sports Hall class

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick headlines this year’s electees into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. The hall announced its 10-person class Tuesday. The class will be inducted in May.…

  • Woods is all smiles at Phoenix Open

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Tiger Woods was all smiles Tuesday — and with a full set of teeth. Woods gave a play-by-play of getting his front tooth knocked out when he was in Italy to…

  • Attorney: Ex-Vanderbilt player took photos, innocent of rape

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former Vanderbilt football player on trial for rape took “deplorable” photos of the alleged assault, but shouldn’t be convicted of rape because he didn’t take part in it, a defense…

  • Super Bowl jet-setters get topflight travel treatment

    PHOENIX (AP) — For some travelers visiting Arizona for the Super Bowl, the trip may be just as memorable as the game. Hundreds of luxury jets will arrive at the eight airports around metropolitan Phoenix…

  • NASCAR’s Brian Vickers eager to race after heart surgery

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Brian Vickers is eager to get back on the racetrack and prove to everyone he still has what it takes to win Sprint Cup races following emergency open heart surgery last…

  • Glantz-Culver Line

    FAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG New England +3 1 (48) Seattle ___ NCAA Basketball FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG Pittsburgh 5 at Virginia Tech at Kansas St. 1½ West Virginia at Michigan 4 Nebraska at La Salle…

  • Native American students reportedly harassed at hockey game

    RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota-based beer distributor has released a statement of apology after Native American grade-school students reported being harassed at a Rapid City Rush hockey game. Chaperone Justin Poor Bear…

  • Michigan State-Rutgers men’s hoops rescheduled for Thursday

    PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Michigan State and Rutgers will make up their snow-postponed Big Ten Conference men’s basketball game on Thursday night. Rutgers announced the makeup date on Tuesday, the day was game was originally…

  • 2016 Brit Open’s Royal Troon to review male-only membership

    TROON, Scotland (AP) — Royal Troon Golf Club, the host of the 2016 British Open, says it will review its male-only membership policy. A statement on Tuesday says Troon will “shortly undertake a comprehensive review”…

  • Christina Aguilera to perform ahead of NBA All-Star Game

    NEW YORK (AP) — Ariana Grande isn’t the only big-voiced singer performing at the NBA All-Star Game: Christina Aguilera has been added to the lineup. NBA announced Tuesday that Aguilera will perform ahead of the…

  • Nadal’s Australian Open goes true to his prediction

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal kept telling anyone who would listen that his fitness levels wouldn’t stand up to the rigors of a two-week Grand Slam tournament. Tomas Berdych proved him right. Nadal, who…

  • AUSTRALIAN OPEN SCENE: Murray’s advice, Maria’s message

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Andy Murray knows what it’s like to feel the burden of a country’s expectations. So he has some advice for Australian tennis fans. After beating teenager and local hope Nick Kyrgios…

  • Australian Open Show Court Schedules

    Wednesday At Melbourne Park Melbourne, Australia All Times EST Play begins on all courts at 7 p.m. Tuesday Rod Laver Arena Madison Keys, United States, vs. Venus Williams (18), United States Not before 8:30 p.m.…

  • Australian Open Road

    Men Novak Djokovic (1) First Round — def. Aljaz Bedene, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4. Second Round — def. Andrey Kuznetsov, 6-0, 6-1, 6-4. Third Round — def. Fernando Verdasco (31), 7-6 (8), 6-3, 6-4. Fourth Round…

  • Australian Open Results

    Tuesday At Melbourne Park Melbourne, Australia Purse: $32.9 million (Grand Slam) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Men Quarterfinals Tomas Berdych (7), Czech Republic, def. Rafael Nadal (3), Spain, 6-2, 6-0, 7-6 (5). Andy Murray (6), Britain, def.…