SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jim Tomsula took notice during Blaine Gabbert's days as a backup quarterback for San Francisco how he arrived to work each morning at 6 a.m., cup of coffee in hand, ready to study film.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - As baseball's annual winter meetings began, the proposed trade sending Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman to the Los Angeles Dodgers appeared to be on hold Monday night after Yahoo Sports reported that police investigated an accusation of domestic violence involving the pitcher.
NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL Players Association told a federal appeals court Monday that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was making a "sweeping grab for power" in the "Deflategate" controversy and a judge was right to reject his handling of the scandal.
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - Well aware that his Washington Redskins entered recent Decembers with nothing to play for, DeAngelo Hall figured a little in-your-face motivational material couldn't hurt now that the team is in position to pursue a playoff berth.
Steve Sarkisian sued the University of Southern California on Monday, alleging the school breached the football coach's contract and discriminated against him on the basis of a disability - namely alcoholism - when it fired him this fall.
TORONTO (AP) - Kyle Lowry scored 27 points, Terrence Ross added 22 and Bismack Biyombo had a career-high 15 points and 13 rebounds as the Toronto Raptors snapped a three-game skid with a 102-93 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night.