The Boston Marathon bombing suspect told a judge that he was satisfied with his lawyers' preparations for the January start of his trial over the deadly 2013 attack.
Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Thursday, Dec. 18.
Hundreds of NFL employees gave records to investigators looking into how Commissioner Roger Goodell handled evidence in the Ray Rice case.
Fewer people are dying from cancer and heart disease in rich countries and there's a better survival rate in poor countries from tuberculosis and malaria.
San Francisco released defensive tackle Ray McDonald after he was named a suspect in a sexual assault case.