- AP Source: Peyton Manning returning for 18th NFL season
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Hold that gold watch. Peyton Manning is taking one more shot at the silver trophy.
- A-Rod singles in first at-bat following drug suspension
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alex Rodriguez returned to the New York Yankees after an absence of more than 17 months, lining a single into short left field in his first at-bat and going 1 for 2 with a walk in a 3-1 spring-training loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday.
- With Peterson's status in question, Vikings pay a visit
The Minnesota Vikings have made their in-person pitch to Adrian Peterson, the latest step toward resolving the star running back's unclear status.
- Vikings agree to trade Cassel to Bills
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings and the Buffalo Bills agreed on a trade Wednesday that will send quarterback Matt Cassel to the Bills next week and give the Vikings extra draft picks.
- Former player Nate Jackson calls for NFL to allow marijuana
DENVER (AP) — Former Broncos tight end Nate Jackson says he believes the NFL will have no choice but to remove marijuana from its lists of banned substances in the near future.
- Facebook exec, NBA team up to get men to 'lean in' for women
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg has enlisted NBA stars LeBron James, Stephen Curry and some of the basketball league's other top players to convince more men to join the fight for women's rights at home and at work.
- Report: Mets' Murphy says he disagrees with gay 'lifestyle'
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Mets infielder Daniel Murphy says he disagrees with the "lifestyle" of people who are gay.
- Ray Allen says he will not play this NBA season
MIAMI (AP) — Ray Allen might return to the NBA — just not this season.
- Scott opens a season of change at Doral
DORAL, Fla. (AP) — The year isn't all that's new for Adam Scott.
- Report: College sports show dip in gender, racial hiring
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A diversity report released Wednesday on college sports has issued its lowest grade for racial and gender hiring practices in its nearly two-decade history.