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The NFL and more than 4,500 former players reached a $765-million settlement on Thursday over the dangers of concussions.
FIFA announced ticket prices for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil on Friday, with a base price for overseas fans set at $90 for initial group matches.
Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was charged on Wednesday with murder and ordered held without bail in the death of fellow NFL player Odin Lloyd.
Actor James Gandolfini, 51, best known for his role as mob boss Tony Soprano, died Wednesday while on holiday in Rome.
Several photos and items belonging to Marilyn Monroe were stolen on Monday while on their way to Prague for an exhibit.
Jason Collins, a 12-year NBA veteran who played in 34 games for the Celtics this season, came out as gay in a piece he wrote for Sports Illustrated.
Rio's famous Maracanã stadium reopens Saturday after nearly three years of renovations to host a match that will be its first test ahead of June's Confederations Cup and next year's World Cup.
Country music superstar George Jones, who was best known for his hit classic "He Stopped Loving Her Today," died Friday at 81.
Ben Affleck, Sophia Bush, Josh Groban and Debi Mazar are among the celebrities who are taking part in the 2013 Live Below the Line challenge by living on $1.50 a day to raise awareness of global poverty.
Brazilian police used tear gas and smoke grenades to break up clashes among fans trying to buy tickets for the inaugural match of a 2014 World Cup venue.
Harry Potter actor Richard Griffiths, who played the grumpy Uncle Vernon, died Thursday from complications following heart surgery.
Prince William has quit his job with the Search and Rescue Force of the Royal Air Force and will conclude his tour this summer.
New Zealand police have arrested a man over the assault on cricketer Jesse Ryder outside a bar in Christchurch.
Ashley Judd will not be running to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
The Rolling Stones have been named one of three acts that will be headlining this year's Glastonbury Festival.
Rio's Joao Havelange stadium, which was set to host athletics at the 2016 Olympics, has been closed indefinitely because of structural problems with its roof.
Ryan Gosling and Charlize Theron are rumored to be in talks to play alleged murderer Oscar Pistorius and his girlfriend in a new movie.
Brazilian footballer Bruno Fernandes de Souza has been jailed for 22 years for ordering the kidnap and murder of his ex-girlfriend.
Three members of the Stone Temple Pilots released a statement Wednesday announcing lead singer Scott Weiland had been fired from the band.
Quvenzhane Wallis has been cast in the title role of the new "Annie" film being executive produced by Jay-Z, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith.