• MLB Commish Defends Harsh Penalties for PED Users

    by Rob Biertempfel April 2017

    After putting together a breakout season in 2016, Pirates outfielder Starling Marte eight days ago was suspended for using performance-enhancing drugs.

  • Competitive Boxing Mulls Hijab-Inclusive Uniform Policy

    by Courtney Cameron April 2017

    This weekend, 16-year-old Amaiya Zafar will box in her first competitive match in Minnesota. After three-and-a-half years of focused training, Zafar was granted a religious exemption last week by national governing body USA Boxing to compete wearing a hijab.

  • Rec League Rugby Teams Suspended After Hazing Probe

    by Courtney Cameron April 2017

    The Student Conduct and Community Standards office at the University of Wisconsin—River Falls has recently concluded an investigation of several months into the conduct of its men’s and women’s rugby teams.

  • OHSAA Punishes Dayton Schools Over Sportsmanship

    by Marc Pendleton April 2017

    Dunbar High football coach Darran Powell's team got caught in a controversy when it allegedly was instructed to lose a game to Belmont by the DPS director of athletics.

  • Opinion: Time for Vegas to Welcome Raiders

    by Ray Brewer March 2017

    When residents wonder if it's possible to root for both their favorite NFL team -- the Pittsburgh Steelers here -- and the Raiders at the same time, there's a simple answer: Why not?

  • Senators Urge USA Hockey to End Dispute

    by Stephen Whyno March 2017

    Sixteen U.S. senators wrote a letter to USA Hockey's executive director Monday over their concerns about the treatment of the women's national team.

  • Are Participation Trophies Worthwhile?

    by Frank Fitzpatrick March 2017

    The childhood sports trophy, as innocent and ubiquitous a memento of American youth as yearbooks and baby photos, recently has become the focus of a battle as nasty and intense as any NFL rivalry.

  • College Apologizes for Hockey Player's Hit on Ref

    by The Buffalo News February 2017

    An Erie Community College hockey player who decked a referee during the National Junior College Athletic Association championship game on Sunday will be prosecuted on a criminal charge.

  • Youth Hockey Coach Addresses On-Ice Altercation

    by T.J. Pignataro February 2017

    Andrew Peters, who coaches the 15-and-under Buffalo Junior Sabres hockey team, talked briefly about an altercation that broke out during a game Saturday at HarborCenter. "Fighting in 'youth sports' is unacceptable ... in all sports, not just hockey."

  • Hockey Coach Suspended After Player-Punch Video

    by Maki Becker February 2017

    Former Buffalo Sabres forward Andrew Peters was suspended indefinitely from coaching the Junior Sabres after a brawl between 15-year-old players broke out on the ice Saturday and a video appears to show a coach punching an opposing player when the fight spills into his team's bench.