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Arizona Cardinals kicker Jay Feely (4) starts a NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz.

Bears sign Feely with Gould doubtful with injury

The Chicago Bears signed veteran kicker Jay Feely with Robbie Gould doubtful for Thursday's game against the Dallas Cowboys

Former soccer player David Beckham arrive to attend the Champions League Group F soccer match between Paris St Germain and Barcelona at the Parc des Princes Stadium in Paris, September 30, 2014.

David Beckham’s group expects to bring MLS to Miami soon

David Beckham's business group expects "positive and exciting news" regarding the Miami MLS deal soon.

Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer throws during an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Cleveland.

Hoyer hangs on to starting job with Browns

Browns first-year coach Mike Pettine decided Hoyer would be a better choice to lead the Browns down the stretch than Johnny Manziel, the super-hyped rookie who gave the team a spark last week in a loss at Buffalo.

Former Baltimore Ravens NFL running back Ray Rice and his wife Janay arrive for a hearing at a New York City office building November 5, 2014.

NFL admits it ‘failed’ in handling of Ray Rice case

A top NFL executive testifies that the organization "failed" in its efforts to police domestic abuse by its players but has "learned from those mistakes."

Michigan head coach Brady Hoke shouts trying to flag down a referee on the sideline in the third quarter of an NCAA college football game against Appalachian State in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. Michigan won 52-14.

Coach Brady Hoke fired at Michigan

Michigan has fired football coach Brady Hoke after four seasons.

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TCU jumps Florida St into 3rd in playoff rankings

Alabama is No. 1 and Oregon is No. 2 for the third straight week.

Umpire Dale Scott makes a call after review during a baseball game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, June 4, 2014.

MLB umpire Dale Scott comes out as gay

Major League Baseball umpire Dale Scott says he is gay. The 55-year-old umpire said that he married Michael Rausch in November 2013.

UAB student Mallory Sisk, center, chants with other demonstrators protesting the possible shutdown of the football program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, in Birmingham, Ala. Several hundred students, athletes and fans marched to the administration building on the third straight day of protests on campus.

UAB shuts down football program

UAB made the decision after a campus-wide study conducted by a consulting firm over the past year.

Minnesota Vikings' Adrian Peterson, right, arrives for a hearing for the appeal of his suspension in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014.

Peterson has appeal hearing in New York

Peterson is seeking reinstatement after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell suspended him for the rest of the season for violating the league's personal conduct policy.

Michigan head coach Brady Hoke on the sidelines against Ohio State during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio.

Brady Hoke is out after four years at Michigan

The Wolverines slipped badly in Hoke's fourth season and have struggled to regain their status among the top programs in the Big Ten.

In an undated image provided by Crown Media United States, former Detroit Red Wings hockey great Gordie Howe is seen. A made-for-TV movie, "Mr. Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story," focuses on the season the Hall-of-Famer teamed up with his sons in Houston. The U.S. premiere of the film is Saturday, May 4, 2013.

Hockey great Gordie Howe latest setback not a stroke

Detroit Red Wings legend, Gordie Howe, is expected to be released from hospital after tests revealed he did not suffer a new stroke.

Skipper James Spithill kisses the America's Cup with members of the Oracle Team USA after winning the overall title of the 34th America's Cup yacht sailing race over Emirates Team New Zealand in San Francisco, California September 25, 2013.

Bermuda named as host venue for 2017 America’s Cup

The next America's Cup will be contested in Bermuda in 2017 after the tiny mid-Atlantic island was chosen as host of the world's premier sailing competition.

Oct 29, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) dribbles a ball on the bench while wearing a boot on his leg before a game against the Portland Trail Blazers at the Moda Center.

Kevin Durant cleared to make return to Thunder lineup

Kevin Durant is excited to finally be returning to the Oklahoma City Thunder after recovering from a broken foot.

2014 FIFA World Cup Final - Germany v Argentina

Messi and Neuer to challenge Ronaldo for top soccer award

Cristiano Ronaldo will be challenging Lionel Messi and goalkeeper Manuel Neuer to retain the Ballon d'Or.

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Thunder star Durant returns tonight vs Pelicans

Durant played in two preseason games, but had surgery for a broken bone in his right foot.on Oct. 16. Nearly seven weeks later, Durant is ready to return.

Michigan head coach Brady Hoke shouts trying to flag down a referee on the sideline in the third quarter of an NCAA college football game against Appalachian State in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. Michigan won 52-14.

AP source: Coach Brady Hoke out at Michigan

The Wolverines slipped badly in Hoke's fourth season and have struggled to regain their status among the top programs in the Big Ten, much less college football.

Nov 30, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey (12) and wide receiver Tavon Austin (11) and tight end Jared Cook (89) and wide receiver Chris Givens (13) and wide receiver Kenny Britt (81) put their hands up to show support for Michael Brown before a game against the Oakland Raiders at the Edward Jones Dome.

No fine for Rams players involved in Ferguson protest

The NFL will not discipline the St. Louis Rams players who staged a show of solidarity with people angry about the shooting in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Mo’ne Davis named sports kid of the year

The honor roll student became a sensation after becoming the first girl to win a Little League World Series game.

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill looks to pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, in Miami Gardens, Fla.

Dolphins rally, beat Jets 16-13 on late field goal

Defense key for Dolphins in Monday Night Football win

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft shakes hands with head coach Bill Belichick before an NFL football game between the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots in Denver, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011.

Belichick, Kraft may testify in Hernandez trial

Patriots coach Bill Belichick and team owner Robert Kraft are listed as possible witnesses by prosecutors in the upcoming murder trial of Aaron Hernandez.

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Lions’ Raiola suspended 1 game for stomping on opponent

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Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola (51) during warm ups before an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field in Detroit, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014.

Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola has been suspended for one game after he stomped on Bears defensive tackle Ego Ferguson

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Lightning strike injures 12 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay

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Tampa Police Officers talk to spectators after football fans were reportedly taken to the hospital with injuries after a lightning strike near the Raymond James Stadium, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, in Tampa, Fla.

A dozen people are recovering after they were injured by an indirect lightning strike at Raymond James Stadium after a game between the Buccaneers and the Packers.

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Pistons, eyeing younger players, waive Josh Smith

FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2014 file photo, Detroit Pistons forward Josh Smith reacts to a call during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Auburn Hills, Mich. The Detroit Pistons announced Monday, Dec. 22, 2014 the club has requested waivers on Josh Smith.

The Detroit Pistons have waived forward Josh Smith, less than two years after signing him to a lucrative free-agent contract.

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Browns quarterbacks Manziel, Hoyer both injured

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) throws as Brian Hoyer, right, watches before a preseason NFL football game at Ford Field in Detroit, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014.

Brian Hoyer hurt his shoulder filling in for injured rookie Johnny Manziel on Sunday, complicating the Browns' messy quarterback situation.

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Giants second baseman Scutaro has back surgery

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San Francisco Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro has undergone back surgery that could end his career.

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