Chicago Cubs fire manager Rick Renteria after one season

The Chicago Cubs will announce the hiring former Tampa Bay Rays skipper Joe Maddon as the 54th manager in franchise history on Monday, the team announced in a release Friday.

KEYWORDS: Rick Renteria     Theo Epstein     Joe Maddon     

Dave Brandon, Michigan Wolverines AD, leaving post

The Dave Brandon era in the Michigan athletic department officially ended Friday afternoon.

KEYWORDS: Dave Brandon     AD     resign     steven morris     

Dallas Cowboys players bicker at practice over Joseph Randle's booking video

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant and running back Joseph Randle got into an argument as the media was entering the practice field on Friday.

KEYWORDS: booking     shoplifting     frisco     cologne     underwear          

Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors agree on contract extension

The Golden State Warriors have agreed to a contract extension with shooting guard Klay Thompson, the team announced Friday.

KEYWORDS: contract     extension     2011 draft     deal     

Pablo Sandoval of San Francisco Giants says he wants to finish career with team

Pablo Sandoval walked up the stairs as he brought up the rear of yet another Giants victory parade and immediately got stopped by home run king Barry Bonds.

SOURCE: Associated Press
KEYWORDS: free agent     sign     contract     deal     discount     world series     parade     kung-fu panda     panda     

FAMU former band member convicted in hazing death

A former Florida A&M band member accused of being the ringleader of a brutal hazing ritual known as "Crossing Bus C" that killed a drum major was convicted Friday of manslaughter and felony hazing.

SOURCE: Associated Press
KEYWORDS: FAMU     Dante Martin     hazing     

Kentucky Wildcats, Arizona Wildcats ranked 1-2 in AP preseason poll

The story seems to be the same every season at Kentucky: Lose star players to the NBA, replace them with another group of one-and-doners, compete for a national championship.

SOURCE: news services
KEYWORDS: Poll     Top 25     John Calipari     Cats     UK     Big Blue     

Connor Cook of Michigan State Spartans expects to return for senior season

Michigan State Spartans quarterback Connor Cook is barely halfway through his junior season but expects to return in 2015 for his final year.

KEYWORDS: Connor Cook     NFL draft     Big Ten          

Marathon champ Rita Jeptoo fails doping test

The agent for Chicago Marathon champion Rita Jeptoo says the Kenyan runner has failed a doping test.

SOURCE: news services
KEYWORDS: rita jeptoo     doping     

Russell Westbrook of Oklahoma City Thunder out for game with hand injury

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook suffered a small fracture of the second metacarpal in his right hand Thursday night, coach Scott Brooks said.

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