Lawsuit: NBA players teamed up in couple's nightclub assault
NEW YORK (AP) -- A lawyer for a couple who claim Sacramento Kings players Matt Barnes and DeMarcus Cousins assaulted them at a nightclub said Thursday they'll rely on videotapes, medical reports and the testimony of witnesses to prove they were attacked....

Briles sues Baylor officials for libel and conspiracy
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Former Baylor football coach Art Briles sued three school regents and a vice president for libel and slander Thursday, accusing them of falsely stating he knew of reported assaults and alleged gang rapes by players and didn't report them....

School district sues turf maker after report of defects
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- The state's largest school district has sued the country's leading maker of artificial turf after a report that executives knew fields might not live up to lofty marketing claims....

Barry Switzer makes case to Trump for 'secretary of offense'
NEW YORK (AP) -- Former Dallas Cowboys head coach Barry Switzer has made his case to be the new "secretary of offense."...

Michael Jordan wins China court ruling after yearslong case
BEIJING (AP) -- Basketball legend Michael Jordan now owns his Chinese name, after China's highest court sided with him Thursday following a yearslong legal battle over a trademark dispute....

Phelps to get special honor from SI at ceremony
NEW YORK (AP) -- Although LeBron James is getting Sports Illustrated's Sportsperson of the Year award, Michael Phelps' phenomenal year won't go unrecognized at an event next week that will celebrate both athletes....

Former Nicaragua soccer head pleads guilty in FIFA scandal
NEW YORK (AP) -- The former head of the Nicaraguan soccer federation has pleaded guilty in New York in the corruption scandal that has engulfed the sport's governing body....