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Probe: UNC academic fraud was ‘shadow curriculum’

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — A scandal involving bogus classes and inflated grades at the University of North Carolina was bigger than previously reported, encompassing about 1,500 athletes who got easy A’s and B’s over a span of nearly two decades, according to an investigation released Wednesday.

Kings support NHL on Voynov suspenion decision

LOS ANGELES—From the outset, when Commissioner Gary Bettman called Los Angeles Kings owner Philip Anschutz early Monday to say he had suspended Slava Voynov because of the defenseman’s alleged involvement in a domestic violence incident, it was clear the league was taking the matter seriously.

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NFL: Raiders make Tony Sparano interim coach

ALAMEDA, Calif. — Reggie McKenzie believes he put together a roster capable of competing for a playoff spot. When that roster got off to an 0-4 start and wasn’t even competitive in two games, the Oakland Raiders general manager decided he needed to fire coach Dennis Allen.