NHL Notes: Selanne's No. 8 jersey retired

...career spent mostly in Orange County, the Ducks raised his No. 8 in a pregame ceremony for the franchise's most popular player and the 11th-leading goal-scorer in league history.NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, Ducks owner Henry Samueli...

10 questions 2015 will answer

...return to the playoffs?What do you think? Fredi Gonzalez stays on as manager, but they traded perhaps their most popular player ? Jason Heyward ? to St. Louis, and their top slugger ? Justin Upton ? to San Diego.6. Will Project Jackson...

Braves trade Heyward to Cardinals

...contract."This is a business," said Heyward, who grew up in the Atlanta area and was one of the team's most popular players. "I was definitely open to long term, but that conversation never took place."The deal signals a long-term...

Michaux: Playing for Cowboys is a 'blessing' for former Silver Bluff star

...done."Lawrence grew up admiring and trying to emulate Ware, and now he has the task of replacing one of the most popular players in Dallas the past decade."I know it's some big shoes to fill, but I'm going to work my butt off and give it my...

Gamecocks starJadeveon Clowney plays final home game

...season for the heralded defensive end.Clowney was a Heisman Trophy favorite when the year began and one of the most popular players in college football after his helmet-popping hit on Michigan's Vincent Smith in the Outback Bowl last New Year's...

Clemson's Tajh Boyd is a popular player of the week choice

Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd has been named national player of the week by the Maxwell Football Club for his performance against Georgia.

Clemson AD Dan Radakovich wants more upgrades

...program violations to the NCAA.Radakovich fired women's basketball coach Itoro Coleman, one of the school's most popular players during her time with the Lady Tigers in the late 1990s, when her teams went just 25-68 over the past three years...

Marcus Lattimore's draft status uncertain

...Lattimore's character will go a long way to overcoming doubts about his durability. Spurrier has called Lattimore the most popular player in Gamecocks history. "He's going to be a success at whatever he does because of the kind of person he is...

Investigators search home of Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez

...Gonzalez had one of his best seasons at age 36 as the Falcons went 13-3 and won the NFC South. One of the NFL's most popular players, Gonzalez caught a team-high 93 passes for 930 yards and eight touchdowns, earning his 13th Pro Bowl appearance...

Laird bounces from bad to worse at British Open

...Tiger Woods arrived.Even the BBC commentators noted that plenty of fans headed home early, despite two of the most popular players still contending for the lead. SCHOOL'S STILL IN SESSION: Jordan Spieth created a stir last weekend by becoming...