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Phelps pleads guilty to DUI

BALTIMORE — Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps avoided jail time on Friday when a judge placed him on probation for pleading guilty to a drunken driving charge for the second time in 10 years. The punishment came with a warning.

NBA: Celtics trade Rondo to Mavericks

BOSTON — The Boston Celtics traded point guard Rajon Rondo to Dallas on Thursday night, cutting ties with the last remnant of their last NBA championship while giving Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks a chance at another title.

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Gruden: Book isn’t closed on Griffin, but McCoy’s best option for now

WASHINGTON — Speaking to the media for the first time since making the decision to bench Robert Griffin III and turn to Colt McCoy, Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Wednesday that he made the move because after surveying Griffin’s body of work, and comparing it to that of McCoy, he surmised that the face of the franchise simply hasn’t played well enough for Washington to compete, and that the original third-string quarterback gives the team the best chance to win.