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Peterson case prompts dialogue about spanking

Peterson case prompts dialogue about spanking

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Yes, Adrian Peterson said, the allegation that he struck his young son with a branch is true. No, he does not believe he committed a crime.
This type of discipline, he said, is how his parents punished him. The charge of child abuse, Peterson said, does not apply because he meant the boy no harm.
Pete ... (full story)


Twin football players team up to help fight Ebola

ROYAL CENTER, Ind. (AP) — Two 12-year-old football players hailing from Liberia recently used their talents on the field to aid their home country that continues to be stricken by a deadly virus.
Twins Addai and Ezra Lewellen were adopted when they were 5 by Royal Center couple Ryan and Stephanie Lewellen.
Ryan Lewellen ... (full story)


Phelps banned 6 months over DUI arrest

Michael Phelps’ comeback took a major hit on Monday, Oct. 6, with USA Swimming suspending the 18-time Olympic champion for six months and forcing him to withdraw from next year’s world championships.
Phelps also lost six months of funding from the sport’s national governing body as a result of his second DUI ar ... (full story)


Faried even more confident after gold-medal summer

Faried even more confident after gold-medal summer

DENVER (AP) — Coach K believed in him, enough to even ask him to take charge of the team. All Stars listened to him, too, especially at crunch time.
So, yeah, Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried is soaring with confidence heading into the season. He's ready to take his high-flying game to even new heights and become more ... (full story)


Indians' Giambi undecided about future

Indians' Giambi undecided about future

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jason Giambi's 19th season didn't go as planned. He's not sure there will be a 20th.
As the Indians closed 2014 short of the playoffs, Giambi said Sunday he hasn't decided whether he'll try to extend a major league playing career that began with Oakland in 1995.
"I've been playing this game since I ... (full story)