NEW YORK — The cloud of steroids hovers above Hall of Fame voting, much as it shrouded baseball in the 1990s and early 2000s.
MELBOURNE, Australia — The record will show that six-time Australian Open champions Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic each had straight-set wins.
FRISCO, Texas — Those closest to Tony Romo on the Cowboys aren’t ready to discuss the future of the Dallas quarterback, probably because they know the likely final answer.
PITTSBURGH — The father in Mike Tomlin regrets the language he used to describe the New England Patriots during the postgame speech Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown opted to livestream on social media after a taut playoff victory over Kansas City.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — For the first five games in the second set, Serena Williams played almost flawless tennis in her first-round match at the Australian Open.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — North Carolina coach Roy Williams stood at midcourt, looking to the Smith Center rafters to watch video messages from former players congratulating him on his 800th win. The Hall of Famer didn’t wait very long before turning his attention back to the present.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots got a break by not having to face Ben Roethlisberger during their regular-season win over the Steelers in October.
GREEN BAY, Wis. — For once after a game, Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby felt sore. He got mobbed by giddy teammates after hitting the 51-yard field goal as time expired to beat the Dallas Cowboys.
The state health department is asking the Arizona Legislature to pass a law allowing it to lease parts of the state mental hospital and its 93-acre grounds to private providers.
PHOENIX — Joe Johnson scored 10 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 49.8 seconds to play, and the Utah Jazz made it seven in a row over Phoenix with a 106-101 victory against the Suns on Monday night.