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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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NBA: Clippers return focus to team post-Sterling

LOS ANGELES — Doc Rivers loves nothing more than talking basketball. And with the scandal involving former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling beginning to fade into the background, Rivers welcomes returning the focus squarely to the team and its performance.

Golf: Europe celebrates another Ryder Cup victory

GLENEAGLES, Scotland — Tom Watson walked over to congratulate Jamie Donaldson for the shot of his life, a shot that ended the Ryder Cup. He walked up the 15th fairway at Gleneagles with his arm around European captain Paul McGinley even before the final match was conceded to secure another win for Europe.