SANTA CLARA (AP) - Ahmad Brooks realizes how much Vic Fangio had to do with the San Francisco 49ers ranking among the NFL's top defenses during his tenure. The defense regularly stood at the top or among the best at stopping the run.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Latavius Murray isn't very nostalgic. With the Raiders trying to chase down a spot in the playoffs, Oakland's third-year running back would prefer to keep conversations in the here and now.
WASHINGTON (AP) - As members of FIFA's executive committee prepared to vote on reforming soccer's scandal-plagued governing body, Swiss government agents swept into a luxury hotel before dawn for a second wave of arrests on corruption charges in the wake of another sweeping indictment by U.S. prosecutors.
FEDERAL WAY, Wash. (AP) - Michael Phelps took another step toward an Olympic comeback, winning the 200-meter individual medley Thursday night at the U.S. Winter National Championships in the pool where he kick-started his career.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - An appeals court decided Thursday that Oscar Pistorius got away with murder when he stood trial for killing his girlfriend, a ruling that will almost certainly send the disgraced Olympian back to prison.