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Boxing
Canelo Álvarez (left) shoved Caleb Plant after they exchanged verbal barbs during a news conference.

Canelo Álvarez, Caleb Plant trade blows at news conference for super middleweight title fight

The super middleweight champions were promoting their Nov. 6 title unification bout.

Ryder Cup
Longtime friends Jordan Spieth (left) and Justin Thomas could be a formidable duo for the US.

The Ryder Cup is Friday through Sunday. Here is what you need to know

The US has lost four of the past five Ryder Cups.

Ryder Cup
Bryson DeChambeau spoke to the print media Tuesday, ending a 48-day boycott.

Bryson DeChambeau stands out even as he puts emphasis on US team for the Ryder Cup

DeChambeau used his time to dispel a few distractions hanging over the American team.

Sports Log
76ers guard Ben Simmons shot 34 percent from the free-throw line in the postseason last year.

Ben Simmons won’t report to 76ers’ training camp, wants to be traded

Simmons took the brunt of the blame for the top-seeded Sixers’ second-round exit in last season’s playoffs.

sports business
LeBron James (above) owns the SpringHill Company along with business partner Maverick Carter.

Fenway Sports Group is in talks to invest heavily in LeBron James’s company

FSG is part of a consortium with RedBird Capital Partners and Nike that is interested in a significant investment in James’s SpringHill Company.

tara sullivan
Rod Laver (right) with Longwood club president Stan Mescon and one of the trophies Laver won.

Rod Laver, one of tennis’s grandest champions, reconnects with the past at Longwood

The namesake of this week's Laver Cup, now 83, relished the memories as he revisited the site of some old victories.

NFL
Smoke came from the roof at New Orleans' Superdome on Tuesday in New Orleans.

Flames pour from section of Superdome roof in New Orleans

The fire appeared to be under control a short time later and there were no immediate reports of any injuries.

Packers 35, Lions 17
Aaron Rodgers (left) puts on a sombrero on Davante Adams, who had eight catches for 121 yards.

Aaron Rodgers throws four TD passes as Packers dominate second half to beat Lions

The Packers had a welcome return to normal after an embarrassing opening-week loss.