China's satellite research agency said late Wednesday that it had detected three large floating objects near the flight path of the Malaysia Airlines jet that disappeared on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on Saturday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It was late on Wednesday afternoon, and the biggest teenager in the Sprint Center picked up a basketball with his right foot and started to juggle. Joel Embiid flipped the ball from one instep to the other, showing off some quick soccer moves while the rest of the Kansas Jayhawks went through a light shootaround on the eve of the Big 12 tournament quarterfinals.
Andrew Wiggins likes to say that he is not thinking about the NBA. Doesn't listen to speculation about where he'll be picked, or what he needs to prove to be the first player selected in the upcoming draft that he's all but officially declared for.
Returning to Central Florida was supposed to give the Orlando Magic a boost.
Mike Conley split a pair of defenders in a pick-and-roll with Marc Gasol, and scored on a floater from three feet with 1.5 seconds left to give the Grizzlies a 90-88 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night in the Smoothie King Center.
With each Tennessee victory last weekend at the SEC women's basketball tournament, Jordan Reynolds' voice took another beating.
There was a level of embarrassment the Kings wanted to avoid.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposal to give Connecticut taxpayers a modest rebate is up for discussion before the General Assembly's tax-writing committee.
A long-simmering dispute between the CIA and its Senate overseers erupted into public view Tuesday when the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee accused the agency of possible crimes and of attempting to intimidate committee staffers investigating the CIA's former use of waterboarding and other harsh interrogation techniques.
For anybody tired of digital movie car chases that, while fast and furious, routinely defy the laws of physics, here's one where the cars and stunts are real (mostly) and spectacular. A cross-country sprint followed by a daredevil dash through rural California by the superest of today's supercars, "Need for Speed" is a car-lover's dream, a showcase for everything from Bugatti Veyrons to vintage Camaros.
Dissolute, strung-out and in revolt against adulthood - those screen traits are right in Sam Rockwell's wheelhouse. Yes, he can play it straight and yes, he has range. But muss his hair, redden his eyes andhide his razor and you've got a poster boy for wasted days and wasted nights.
LOS ANGELES-Two hungry children were wandering the streets of South Los Angeles alone last week when they walked into a liquor store, searching for a loaf of bread.
BEIJING - Search-and-rescue teams on Thursday zoomed in on shallow waters off the southeastern coast of Vietnam looking for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 after Chinese satellite photos appeared to show large objects floating in the sea.
Mike McCarthy wants to get more creative on defense. The Green Bay Packers' coach wants players who can juggle multiple tasks. That was lacking in 2013.
The Cleveland Browns are still in the market for a wide receiver, and their new strong safety, Donte Whitner, has already passed his recommendation along.
According to Peter King of Sports Illustrated, NFL teams spent more than $1 billion dishing contracts in the first 24 hours of unfettered free agency. General managers and owners frantically made deals, burned piles of cash and presumably headed for the fainting couch for a quick timeout before rising to hurl themselves into the uncontrollable madness.
Whether Dwight Howard or Joakim Noah is named first-team All-NBA at center is one of those media-driven angles with which coaches and players typically don't concern themselves.
The Milwaukee Brewers have had their first weird injury of spring training.
Ben Smith was minding his own business during a recent practice when Blackhawks assistant coach Jamie Kompon approached him.
It looks as if Baylor is ready to make its annual postseason run.
ST. LOUIS-If the guard situation gets any crazier in St. Louis, it will have the makings of a must-see reality series. Roughly 30 hours after Rodger Saffold officially agreed to terms with the Oakland Raiders, he's now headed back to the Rams.
LAS VEGAS - Nigel Williams-Goss walked out of the MGM Grand Arena locker room teary eyed and disconsolate.
Right around the time Antti Raanta checked into his hotel room in mid-November, it struck the Blackhawks goaltender that he could make his NHL debut against the Avalanche in the Mile High City.
INDIAN WELLS, Calif.-When most of the smoke had cleared Wednesday in the men's singles at Indian Wells, the coolest dude still standing was the guy in the purple shirt and orange shoes who has two kids and another on the way.
For the moment, they remain the elephant in the room.
Safety Antoine Bethea knows what it likes to both win and lose a Super Bowl, and his pressing goal is to get back on that winning side with the 49ers.
INDIAN WELLS, Calif.-Simona Halep and Agnieszka Radwanska made it to the semifinals Wednesday in the women's draw of the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament at Indian Wells.
Offensive lineman Rodger Saffold, who agreed to a five-year contract worth a maximum of $42.5 million, failed his physical and won't be joining the Oakland Raiders, the club announced Wednesday night.
Anthony Davis went to the bench with his fourth foul early in the third quarter, presenting the Milwaukee Bucks with a golden opportunity to grab a victory in their final game before the NBA all-star break.
The whole concept of bully ball is to dominate the paint.
If Dirk Nowitzki was on a mission on a historic Wednesday night against the Utah Jazz, consider it accomplished.
Like Brett Brown, Sacramento Kings coach Michael Malone was a long-time NBA assistant before getting his first chance to lead a team this season.
TEMPE, Ariz. - Angels farm director Bobby Scales has a nickname for players like Matt Long, a 26-year-old outfielder who does several things well but not well enough to be tabbed a sure-fire major league prospect.
Not even a meeting with the worst team in the SEC could end Vanderbilt's SEC slide.
PEORIA, Ariz. - The Tacoma Rainiers have a manager. On Wednesday afternoon, Mariners minor league director of operations Chris Gwynn announced that Roy Howell has been chosen to manage the organization's Class AAA team this season.
South Carolina didn't do a lot of things right while finishing next-to-last in the SEC basketball standings.
With catcher Tony Cruz at his side as a translator, young Cardinals righthander Carlos Martinez answered a couple of postgame questions Wednesday in perfunctory manner. But when the third question was asked, "Start or relief?" Martinez needed no help.
This time there was no devastating collapse. This time when the Cleveland Cavaliers started quickly and built a big lead against the Phoenix Suns, they found a way to hold on.
Corey Kluber came to spring training with his spot in the Indians' rotation set.
Third-ranked Villanova (28-3) just won its first outright Big East regular-season championship since 1982, after being picked to finish fourth in the preseason poll.
LOS ANGELES-Blake Griffin looked at the Staples Center crowd and clapped his hands. . Then Griffin pumped his fist toward his teammates, drawing a smile from Chris Paul.
When most everything else failed Wednesday night in the Anaheim Ducks' worst meltdown loss of the season, a bare assessment of the situation was pure perfection.
A major upset in the last first-round game seemed possible when Washington State led by two points in the final 10 minutes. But that's when the offense sputtered and stalled as Stanford seized control and handed WSU a 74-63 defeat.
LAS VEGAS-Stanford's 74-63 victory over 11th-seeded Washington State in the opening round of the Pac-12 tournament won't enhance the Cardinal's postseason bid.
LOS ANGELES-The Golden State Warriors' momentum at least for a night was stopped by the sheer force of Blake Griffin and the red-hot Los Angeles Clippers.
The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 grew more puzzling Tuesday as reports suggested the plane may have veered more than 300 miles west of its intended flight path toward Beijing and flew lower and longer than previously thought.
The last time Oklahoma State took down Kansas, the students were rushing the floor in Stillwater and sophomore guard Marcus Smart was adding the latest chemicals to a grease-fire of a rivalry.
PHOENIX - Bob Melvin had never heard the story of Dan Otero's circuitous route to the Oakland Athletics' organization until a few days ago. Even in the wild world of baseball transactions, it's one for the annals.
As winds gusted up to 30 mph Wednesday morning, firefighters continued to douse hot spots at an apartment building under construction that was destroyed in a raging Tuesday evening blaze.