Immobile ends drought with 2 goals to help Lazio beat Verona

ROME — Ciro Immobile boosted his bid for Serie A’s top goalscorer award with another two goals as Lazio beat relegation-threatened Hellas Verona 2-0 on Monday. Immobile, who won the prize with Torino in 2014, took his tally to 22 for the season, four more than closest challenger Mauro Icardi …

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Column: NASCAR’s youth movement may be good for business

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Daytona Day was nothing short of a rousing success for NASCAR, which was able to celebrate both its storied past and youthful future on its biggest stage. The Daytona 500 is the most important event of the year for NASCAR. With Austin Dillon’s victory in the …

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Cruise Ship Brawls: Horrified Passengers Ran For Their Cabins

Cruise ships are just supposed to be places where a bunch of drunk strangers form a giant petri dish of potential ailments while trying to enjoy themselves. But one recent South Pacific cruise was totally derailed by brawling passengers engaging in fights. The cruise line lays the blame at the …

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Rachel Lindsay: Lauren Burnham Will Win The Bachelor! Show’s Over!

The Bachelor’s coveted hometown dates begin tonight, with Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s final four women introducing them to their families. According to one woman who’s been on both sides of this Bachelor milestone, however, three of them might as well not even bother … … because Arie’s made up his mind. Show’s …

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Jimmy Carter ‘deathly afraid’ as wife underwent surgery

PLAINS, Ga. — Former President Jimmy Carter said Monday he was “deathly afraid” as his 90-year-old wife underwent surgery over the weekend. Rosalynn Carter was recovering at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta after surgeons removed scar tissue from a portion of her small intestine early Sunday. Meanwhile, her husband of …

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Red Sox owner Henry calls collusion talk ‘ridiculous’

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Red Sox owner John Henry calls talk of collusion in free-agent negotiations “ridiculous.” About half the 166 players who exercised free-agency rights in November remain unsigned. “There are a lot of factors, I think, driving it, and I think they’ve all been identified,” Henry said Monday …

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AP source: Tillman, Orioles agree to $3M, 1-year deal

SARASOTA, Fla. — A person familiar with the negotiations says pitcher Chris Tillman and the Baltimore Orioles have agreed to a $3 million, one-year contract. The deal includes performance bonuses, the person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday because the deal had not yet been announced. Tillman …

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