Rare US visit by rugby royalty: All Blacks do the 'Haka,' then the real havoc begins
CHICAGO (AP) -- America's history on rugby's world stage can be summed up in two sentences....

Former NBA player Tate George argues for reversal of federal fraud conviction
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Attorneys are arguing in court over the fraud conviction of former NBA player Tate George....

Agent says Chicago Marathon champion Rita Jeptoo of Kenya fails doping test
STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) -- Chicago Marathon champion Rita Jeptoo failed a doping test in September, the Kenyan runner's agent said Friday....

Trial ending in the 2011 hazing ritual beating death of Florida A&M University drum major
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida prosecutor on Friday cast a former Florida A&M University band member as the orchestrator of the 2011 beating death of a drum major who, as part of a hazing ritual, pushed his way through a band bus while his fellow musicians kicked him and pummeled him with their fists and drumsticks....

5 football players charged in attack; California University of Pennsylvania forfeits next game
CALIFORNIA, Pa. (AP) -- Five football players from a state university in western Pennsylvania were arrested and suspended from the school after police say they beat and stomped a man outside an off-campus restaurant, then fled yelling "Football strong!" The victim was in intensive care Friday with severe brain trauma....

San Francisco Giants fans start early to snag prime spots for World Series celebration parade
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Thousands of fans in Giants gear who were eager to cheer the World Series champions in rainy downtown San Francisco grabbed prime viewing spots early Friday, hours ahead of the celebratory parade expected to draw up to 2 million revelers....

Native American group argues lawsuit brought by Redskins over their name should be thrown out
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Five Native Americans are asking a Virginia judge to dismiss a lawsuit the Washington Redskins filed after the group successfully challenged the team's name, arguing it is offensive....


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