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  • Entertainment

    Lady Gaga will perform during Super Bowl halftime show

    NEW YORK (AP) It's official: Lady Gaga will headline the Super Bowl halftime show.The NFL and Pepsi announced Thursday that the pop star will take the stage Feb. 5 at NRG Stadium in Houston.Gaga sang the national anthem at the Super Bowl this...

    By Mesfin Fekadu, AP Music Writer|

  • Crime

    Dad charged with attacking youth baseball coach with bat

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) Authorities say a man from Pasadena has been charged with going after a youth baseball coach with a bat for benching his son.Los Angeles County prosecutors say 30-year-old Miguel Mejia (may-HEE'-ah) was charged with a...

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  • Football

    Raiders' Osemele moved on but hasn't forgotten Ravens split

    ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) Raiders left guard Kelechi Osemele has a few physical reminders of his time in Baltimore, most notably the Super Bowl ring he won as a rookie in 2012 that sits in a safe that his mother watches over.Mentally, the veteran...

    By Michael Wagaman, Associated Press|

  • Football

    Nick Saban: Backup QB Blake Barnett has left program, school

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Alabama redshirt freshman quarterback Blake Barnett has left the program and withdrawn from school.Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban announced Barnett's departure in a statement Thursday. The former five-star recruit from...

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  • Football

    Elliot and Hyde, former Buckeyes, to face off Sunday

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Even as a senior, Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde learned a few things from talented freshman Ezekiel Elliott before entering the 2014 draft.Elliott taught Hyde the value of being an asset without the ball in his...

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  • Men's sports

    Richmond promoted on Mullin's staff

    NEW YORK (AP) Mitch Richmond has been promoted on the staff of fellow Naismith Hall of Famer Chris Mullin at St. John's.Richmond's move from special assistant to assistant coach Thursday comes just before the start of Mullin's second season at...

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  • News

    Plan would rename Boston bridge for Sox slugger Ortiz

    BOSTON (AP) Massachusetts officials are moving to name a bridge in honor of retiring Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz.The House of Representatives has approved a supplemental budget that includes language that would rename the Brookline...

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  • Men's sports

    Sky look to come back after being dominated by Sparks

    LOS ANGELES (AP) The Chicago Sky have much work to do in order to slow down the Sparks' dynamic duo of MVP Nneka Ogwumike and Candace Parker.Perhaps Chicago's biggest obstacle is owning the belief it can beat Los Angeles, a team it has lost to...

    By Jill Painter Lopez, Associated Press|

  • Entertainment

    Marlins' Fernandez remembered as larger than life at funeral

    MIAMI (AP) Despite all his accomplishments, Jose Fernandez never pitched a complete game, and on Thursday he was carried out of church in a casket with too much unfinished business.The choir struck up "God Bless America," and mourners began to...

    By Steven Wine, AP Sports Writer|

  • Business

    California governor approves $250 million Olympics guarantee

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Gov. Jerry Brown is approving legislation that puts California taxpayers on the hook for up to $250 million if Los Angeles is awarded the 2024 Olympics and the Games go over budget.Brown announced Thursday that he signed...

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