Markieff Morris leads Suns past Timberwolves, 106-97

PHOENIX (AP) — Markieff Morris scored 24 points, Eric Bledsoe had 18 points and nine assists and the Phoenix Suns beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 106-97 on Wednesday night. Rookie T.J. Warren added a career-high 17 points, and Marcus Thornton hit back-to-back 3-pointers early in the fourth quarter and finished with 14 points. Warren’s dunk with[…]

LEADING OFF: Comedian Will Ferrell to play for 10 teams

A look at the highlights of what’s happening all around spring training in Florida and Arizona on Thursday: ___ NO JOKE Comedian Will Ferrell plans to play ball in spring training — and play ball and play ball and play ball. The “Anchorman” star is going to play every position while making appearances at five[…]

Michael Sam, Felix Jones, Michael Bush at vets combine

Michael Sam is among more than 100 players invited to the first NFL veterans’ combine, set for March 22 at the Arizona Cardinals’ practice facility. Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team, was cut by St. Louis at the end of training camp last year. He then joined the Dallas practice[…]

NASCAR reinstates Kurt Busch; grants him waiver for Chase

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kurt Busch was cleared Wednesday to get back in his race car and attempt to rebuild a career that was halted two days before the Daytona 500 when NASCAR suspended him for allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend. Busch missed the season’s first three races during the suspension, the third of his career.[…]