Braves bolster 'pen further with addition Saito

The Braves have made another move to strengthen their pitching staff, agreeing to a one-year contract with right-handed reliever Takashi Saito.

Sources: Braves, reliever Saito in serious talks

Free-agent reliever Takashi Saito is in serious discussions with the Braves, but no agreement has been reached, according to major-league sources.

Hofstra ends football, cites costs, weak interest

Hofstra University dropped football because of costs and fading interest and will use the $4.5 million spent annually on the team on scholarships and other priorities. The board of trustees voted unanimously Wednesday night to shut the program, whic

Vikes' star Peterson busted for driving 109 mph

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was cited for speeding over the weekend after police clocked him driving 109 mph on a highway in suburban Minneapolis. Edina (ee-DYE'-nuh) police spokeswoman Molly Anderson says Peterson was pulled over

Ruskell resigns as Seahawks' president, GM

Tim Ruskell has resigned as president and general manager of the Seattle Seahawks. Ruskell announced his resignation Thursday, weeks before his five-year contract with the team ends. "Obviously there's great sadness today but I will leave here with

Polanco agrees to 3-year, $18M deal with Phils

The Phillies have agreed to terms on a three-year, $18 million contract with infielder Placido Polanco, the team announced Thursday.

Alleged Tiger mistress cancels press conference

A lawyer for a New York woman who has denied having an affair with Tiger Woods has canceled a news conference that had been scheduled for Thursday in Los Angeles. Attorney Gloria Allred's office says in a statement that the news conference has been

Fearless Predictions: Oregon State vs. Oregon

For one night, the college football spotlight shines on the state of Oregon. With a Rose Bowl trip at stake.

Quarter of Louisiana children living in poverty

LOUISIANA - A report out Wednesday shows one in every four children in Louisiana lives in poverty. Officials say the two main predictors of a child's well-being in Louisiana are race and place. A majority of public school students come from low