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Devils fire head coach DeBoer after 12-17-7 start

Pete DeBoer, who coached the New Jersey Devils to the Stanley Cup finals in his first season in 2011-12, was fired Friday, with his aging and diminished team in danger of missing the playoffs for a third straight season.

Kansas City QB Smith out with lacerated spleen

Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith will miss today’s game against the San Diego Chargers because of a lacerated spleen.

Nowitzki passes Hayes on NBA’s career scoring list

Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki has passed Elvin Hayes for eighth place on the NBA's career scoring list and 10th on the combined NBA-ABA list.

Varejao undergoes surgery for torn left Achilles tendon

Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao has had surgery to repair a torn left Achilles tendon, an injury that ended his season and altered Cleveland's title hopes.

Wade, Heat spoil LeBron’s Miami return

Dwyane Wade scored 24 of his 31 points in the first half, Luol Deng finished with 25 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, and the Miami Heat beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in LeBron James' first game back at his former home 101-91 on Thursday.

San Francisco’s Kaepernick weighs offseason approach

After a tumultuous season, QB Colin Kaepernick may hire a mechanics coach in the offseason.

Arians reportedly pegs Lindley as starting QB

After a dismal showing against the Seahawks, Ryan Lindley practices with Arizona’s No. 1 unit.

George Washington upsets No. 11 Wichita State, 60-54

Kethan Savage sparked a late rally and scored 12 points to lead George Washington to a 60-54 upset over No. 11 Wichita State in the final of the Diamond Head Classic on Thursday night.

Cavs lose Varejao for rest of season with torn Achilles

Cleveland coach David Blatt can relate to what Anderson Varejao is going through, because he also once went through the process of rehabilitating a torn Achilles.

LeBron, Curry lead NBA All-Star fan voting

Cleveland's LeBron James and Stephen Curry of Golden State are the leading vote-getters in the first returns from NBA All-Star fan voting.

Whitman women edge Linfield, 69-58

Whitman College defeated Northwest Conference foe Linfield 69-58 Friday at George Ball Court.