The judge in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial appeared to be heading for a culpable homicide finding Thursday after ruling out both both premeditated murder and murder verdicts in the shooting death of the double-amputee Olympic athlete's girlfriend.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. apologized Wednesday, a day after he told a small group of reporters at the MGM Grand that he believed the NFL should have followed through on its initial two-game ban of former Ravens running back Ray Rice.
Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson broke down in tears Wednesday as he addressed what critics have called a lenient stance regarding defensive end Greg Hardy, who was convicted of domestic violence in July and is currently appealing the verdict.
Andrew McCutchen hit the first inside-the-park home run of his career, and the Pittsburgh Pirates protected their lead in the NL wild-card race, beating the Philadelphia Phillies 6-3 on Wednesday night.
Reaction was swift, widespread and unsparingly blunt Wednesday in the wake of news that called into question commissioner Roger Goodell's account of how the NFL learned about the Ray Rice elevator video.