Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez dead after hanging self in cell

By DENISE LAVOIEAP Legal Affairs WriterBOSTON (AP) — Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez hanged himself in his prison cell early Wednesday while serving a...

NCAA adopts early signing period, allows 10th coach for football staffs

By  MICHAEL MAROTAP Sports WriterINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — College football recruiting is on the verge of getting a whole new look before the end of...

Ryan Getzlaf powers Ducks past Flames 3-2 in series opener

By GREG BEACHAMAP Hockey WriterANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ryan Getzlaf scored a power-play goal in the opening seconds, and he leveled Calgary’s Mark Giordano...

Four Hoosiers will enter NBA draft

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — New Indiana coach Archie Miller may face a more daunting first season than even he expected.Four underclassmen, all potential starters...

Notre Dame defense getting a makeover

By MATT FORTUNAAssociated PressSOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Coach Brian Kelly says visitors won’t be able to decipher much about Notre Dame’s defense this...

VanMeter off to good start

In his first minor league season with the Cincinnati Reds in Double-A baseball, Norwell High School graduate Josh VanMeter went 5 for 12 ...

Pacers close in on playoff spot

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Indiana Pacers aren’t worried about looking for help. They believe they’re playing well enough to clinch a playoff spot on...

George helps Pacers beat Bucks

By JEFF SKIRVINAssociated PressINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — With the bottom half of the Eastern Conference playoff picture tightening up on a nightly basis, Paul George...

Dominant Denver knocks Notre Dame out of Frozen Four

By JAY COHENAP Sports WriterCHICAGO (AP) — Dylan Gambrell carries the loss with him every time he hits the ice. Everyone remembers what happened...

Pacers boost playoff hopes with comeback over Raptors

By MICHAEL MAROTAP Sports WriterINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Lance Stephenson charged up the Pacers and fired up the Raptors.In his first home game since re-signing...