Top Sports Stories (Jul 31, 2012)

2 medals for Phelps would cinch Olympic history

LONDON (AP) – Michael Phelps is chasing more Olympic history in his next two events at the London Games. Winning medals in the 200-meter butterfly and a relay would let him get it done in the same night. Phelps goes into Tuesday night’s fly final with …

YAHOO! July 31, 2012, 2:15 AM (PST)

Penn State community stages morning rally for football team

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – A pep band and more than 1,000 fans bearing signs and shouting their support for Penn State football turned out Tuesday morning to greet players gathering for offseason workouts amid a cloud of uncertainty in the wake of stiff…

USA Today July 31, 2012, 5:28 AM (PST)

Dane wins again over Ainslie in Olympic Finn class

WEYMOUTH, England (AP) — Denmark’s Jonas Hoegh-Christensen has won Race 5 to continue his surprise domination over British star Ben Ainslie and the rest of the Finn fleet in the Olympic regatta. Ainslie, trying to win his fourth straight gold medal …

YAHOO! July 31, 2012, 5:28 AM (PST)
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San Jose Mercury News

Missy Franklin: U.S. swimming’s new Olympic star

LONDON – The face of the 2012 London Olympics belongs to a wide-eyed, wider-smiling, 17-year-old Nebraska girl. Missy Franklin put her face on these Games, at least for Americans, with a breathtaking display of youthful enthusiasm and ageless …

Philadelphia Daily News July 31, 2012, 5:28 AM (PST)

Philadelphia Daily News

Dale Earnhardt Jr. leaves Brickyard with Cup points lead

INDIANAPOLIS – Jimmie Johnson won his fourth Brickyard 400 and solidified his status as a title favorite in NASCAR. Impressive? You bet. Surprising? Not really. But how about this: Dale Earnhardt Jr. left the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with the Sprint…

Boston Herald July 31, 2012, 5:28 AM (PST)

Boston Herald

Germany wins gold in Olympic equestrian team event

LONDON — Germany has won its second consecutive Olympic gold medal in equestrian team eventing, beating out hometown favorite Britain with Zara Phillips riding before her royal family. Britain won the silver and New Zealand the bronze. Princes William…

Miami Herald July 31, 2012, 5:14 AM (PST)


The State

Trade deadline focus on fallen star Josh Beckett

Josh Beckett entered the Red Sox [team stats] clubhouse yesterday at 3:40 p.m., appearing loose as can be. He sported a T-shirt, sunglasses and cargo shorts, and carried a couple of bags. He made small talk with teammates, joked about his ejection the …

Boston Herald July 31, 2012, 3:19 AM (PST)

Boston Herald

Matt Barnes arrested on outstanding traffic warrant, allegedly threatened cop

Matt Barnes warms up before a playoff game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. (Getty Images)Free-agent forward Matt Barnes, a nine-year NBA veteran who has spent the last two seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers, was arrested late Monday evening on an …

YAHOO! July 31, 2012, 5:28 AM (PST)

Don’t miss this: What to watch for today

Roddick won his opening-round match yesterday to set up the first marquee tennis match of the Olympics. As a price for being unseeded, Roddick will face 2011 Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic. "That’s my own fault," Roddick said after beating …

New York Post July 30, 2012, 11:16 PM (PST)

New York Post

Hanley Ramirez gives off familiar feeling

And like the Ramirez before him, this one has not only added more potential pop to the Dodgers’ lineup, but sizzle as well. While he was in Miami, Marlins players would put two fingers over an eye in the shape of a V, the Lo Viste salute as they call …

Boston Herald July 31, 2012, 2:22 AM (PST)

Boston Herald

WMMA FIGHT RESULTS JULY 27TH–29TH

July 28, 2012 Katalina Malungahu(2-0) Defeats Ericka Newsome(0-1)** By KO :36 Rnd 1 at Chaos in the Cage 11

July 28, 2012 Christina Marks(3-5) Defeats Rebecca Jones(0-1) By Guillotine Choke :47 Rnd 1 at XFS Eclipse

July 28, 2012 Sara McMann(6-0) Defeats Shayna Baszler(14-7)(135lbs) By Unanimous Decision at Invicta Fighting Championships 2
July 28, 2012 Alexis Davis(12-5) Defeats Hitomi Akano(18-10)(135lbs) By RNC 3:41 Rnd 2 at Invicta Fighting Championships 2
July 28, 2012 Liz Carmouche(7-2) Defeats Kaitlin Young(7-6)(135lbs) By RNC 3:34 Rnd 2 at Invicta Fighting Championships 2
July 28, 2012 Amanda Nunes(7-2) Defeats Raquel Pa’aluhi(3-3)(135lbs) By RNC 2:24 Rnd 1 at Invicta Fighting Championships 2
July 28, 2012 Sarah D’Alelio(6-2) Defeats Vanessa Porto(14-5)(135lbs) By Reverse Triangle 3:16 Rnd 1 at Invicta Fighting Championships 2
July 28, 2012 Barb Honchak(6-2) Defeats Bethany Marshall(4-1)(125lbs) By TKO 1:22 Rnd 1 at Invicta Fighting Championships 2
July 28, 2012 Julia Budd(3-2) Defeats Elina Nilsson(2-3)(145lbs) By TKO 3:49 Rnd 1 at Invicta Fighting Championships 2
July 28, 2012 Carla Esparza(7-2) Defeats Sarah Schneider(6-6)(115lbs) By TKO 4:28 Rnd 2 at Invicta Fighting Championships 2

July 28, 2012 Ayaka Hamasaki(8-0) Defeats Lacey Schuckman(7-5)(115) By Armbar 4:45 Rnd 3 at Invicta Fighting Championships 2

Prelim Card
July 28, 2012 Nicdali Rivera-Calanoc(8-6) Defeats Angelica Chavez(4-2) (105lbs) By Unanimous Decision at Invicta Fighting Championships 2
July 28, 2012 Raquel Pennington(2-1) Defeats Sarah Moras(2-1) (135lbs) By Unanimous Decision at Invicta Fighting Championships 2
July 28, 2012 Jessamyn Duke(1-0)** Defeats Suzie Montero(1-1)(135) By TKO 2:32 Rnd 3 at Invicta Fighting Championships 2
July 28, 2012 Jocelyn Lybarger(1-0)** Defeats Cheryl Chan(0-1)**(125lbs) By Unanimous Decision at Invicta Fighting Championships 2
July 28, 2012 Liz McCarthy(1-0) Defeats Jessica Philippus(0-1)** By TKO 5:00 Rnd 1 (105lbs) at Invicta Fighting Championships 2

(Fea)Featherweight, (Ban)Bantamweight, (Fly)Flyweight, (Stw)Strawweight, (Lgt)Lightweight (Hvy)Heavyweight

(**)pro debut

Rankings Provided by Women’s MMA World Rankings

 

 

 

Top Sports Stories (Jul 30, 2012)

Rival schools aggressive in courting Penn State players

As a new coach in the Big Ten, Bill O’Brien had not had a chance to get to know many of his colleagues before he mingled with them at a cocktail party at the conference’s media event a few days ago in Chicago. So did talking with fellow coaches help …

Philadelphia Daily News July 30, 2012, 4:25 AM (PST)


NJ.com

Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte Take Silver in 400-Meter Freestyle Relay

Riding high off his gold medal win over teammate and Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte had the lead going into the last lap of the 400-meter freestyle relay before the French team pulled away with the gold medal. On Sunday night, the Americans looked to ride…

YAHOO! July 30, 2012, 4:32 AM (PST)

 

Reality check: Phils, BoSox need to sell

Last year, the Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies were supposed to meet in the World Series. They didn’t. This year, they were supposed to redeem themselves. They haven’t. Now, on the eve of the non-waiver trade deadline, they need to confront …

FOXSports.com July 29, 2012, 11:53 PM (PST)


Boston Herald

10 Degrees: Red Sox want to trade Josh Beckett

The dysfunctional 2012 Boston Red Sox are trying to rid themselves of a major piece of their 2011 meltdown: Josh Beckett. Five of Josh Beckett’s last six decisions have landed in the loss column. (Getty)Boston officials have placed calls to teams …

YAHOO! July 30, 2012, 1:54 AM (PST)

 

Deja vu: Red Sox pull out last-at-bat win over Yankees

NEW YORK — For the second night in a row, the Boston Red Sox blew an eighth-inning lead against the rival New York Yankees, only to win the game on a hit by Pedro Ciriaco in their final at-bat. On Sunday, it was a soft single to right with one out in …

YAHOO! July 29, 2012, 9:51 PM (PST)


NJ.com

Inside the Phillies: Phillies ready to move into full sell mode

ATLANTA – What does it mean when the games don’t mean anything anymore? A decade has passed since the Phillies have had so little to play for so early in a season. Manager Larry Bowa’s 2002 team, the last Phillies squad that failed to post a winning …

Philadelphia Daily News July 30, 2012, 4:18 AM (PST)

 

Astros deal third baseman Chris Johnson to Arizona for hitting prospects

Astros second baseman Jose Altuve points toward the dugout at the end of the fourth inning. With the win, the Astros snapped a franchise record 12-game losing streak. Pirates pitcher Wandy Rodriguez is tagged out by Astros first baseman Matt Downs on a…

Houston Chronicle July 30, 2012, 2:09 AM (PST)


Houston Chronicle

Kevin Durant leads Team USA past France in Olympic opener

LONDON – Kevin Durant fell short trying to win his first NBA championship this summer. He looks determined to make up for it with his first Olympic gold medal. Durant delivered 22 points and nine rebounds in his Olympic debut as Team USA crushed France…

YAHOO! July 29, 2012, 6:45 PM (PST)

 

Tigers-Red Sox Preview

Judging by their recent results in Boston, a visit to Fenway Park wouldn’t appear to help the Detroit Tigers in their quest to return to first place in the AL Central. The Tigers, though, will have Max Scherzer on the mound for Monday night’s series …

YAHOO! July 29, 2012, 10:56 PM (PST)


Minneapolis Star Tribune

Top Sports Stories (Jul 29, 2012)

Penn State likely will loan money to pay NCAA fine

WASHINGTON (AP) – The president of Penn State says the university will probably have to give its athletic department a long-term loan to pay the $60 million fine imposed by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in light of the child sex abuse …

NBCNews.com July 29, 2012, 9:41 AM (PST)


Abc Local Web

London Olympics: Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte on U.S. relay team

LONDON — Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte will swim on the United States entry in the 400-meter freestyle relay Sunday night. The U.S. team, in order: Nathan Adrian, Phelps, Cullen Jones and Lochte. The U.S., the defending champion in the event, …

Los Angeles Times July 29, 2012, 12:54 PM (PST)

 

Catholic schools see marketing aid enrollment

By CHRISTINA HOAG Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) – After 97 years, Our Lady of Lourdes School was closing – enrollment had dwindled to just 35 children last year at what was once one of the West Coast’s biggest Catholic schools. But with a new …

NBCNews.com July 29, 2012, 12:47 PM (PST)


vcstar.com

Matt Kemp silences Giants crowd in Dodgers’ 10-0 win

Jerry Hairston Jr. doubled in Ramirez from first base in the sixth inning. A three-run seventh inning opened up the margin to 7-0. A.J. Ellis hit his eighth home run. Ethier reached on an error and scored on a double by Kemp, who, in turn, scored on a …

Boston Herald July 29, 2012, 7:03 AM (PST)


Boston Herald

  Kansas City at Seattle 

(Sports Network) – Continuing with their lengthy 10-game homestand at Safeco Field, the Seattle Mariners shoot for a rare four-game sweep this afternoon as they close out a series with the Kansas City Royals. Winners of three straight and four of the …

USA Today July 29, 2012, 8:58 AM (PST)


Boston Herald

Phillies-Braves Preview

The Atlanta Braves are on the verge of their longest winning streak against the Philadelphia Phillies in 15 years. Giving the ball to Tim Hudson may improve their chances. Hudson looks for another strong performance against the last-place Phillies on …

ESPN July 29, 2012, 9:27 AM (PST)


ESPN

Red Sox-Yankees Preview

Despite their struggles against the New York Yankees this season, the Boston Red Sox have plenty of fight left when it comes to facing their archrival. Hoping to build on a wild victory, the Red Sox are in position to record their first series win over…

ESPN July 29, 2012, 9:27 AM (PST)


ESPN

Rays-Angels Preview

With Jered Weaver and C.J. Wilson, the Los Angeles Angels already had an impressive front end of the rotation. The addition of Zack Greinke could make them one of the best in the majors. Greinke is scheduled to make his Angels debut Sunday when they …

ESPN July 29, 2012, 8:51 AM (PST)

 

Astros deal third baseman Johnson to Diamondbacks

Pirates pitcher Wandy Rodriguez is tagged out by Astros first baseman Matt Downs on a sacrifice bunt in the fifth inning. The Astros set a franchise record with their 12th consecutive loss. Former Astros pitcher Mike Scott throws out the ceremonial …

Houston Chronicle July 29, 2012, 10:31 AM (PST)


Houston Chronicle

Invicta FC 2: Baszler vs. McMann Weigh In Today/Friday In Kansas City

* * FREE OPEN PUBLIC WEIGH IN * *

OLYMPIC SILVER MEDALIST SARA MCMANNinvictafc

SUBMISSION SPECIALIST SHAYNA BASZLER,

SUPERSTAR ALEXIS DAVIS,

JAPANESE CHAMPION HITOMI AKANO

U.S. MARINE LIZ CARMOUCHE

& ALL THE FIGHTERS TO WEIGH IN

Today/Friday, July 27, 4:30 p.m. CT, Crowne Plaza Hotel Kansas City Downtown

Open To The Public

WHO:

Olympic wrestling silver medalist and undefeated main event fighter Sara McMann Submission wizard and battle-tested main event fighter Shayna Baszler World top 10-ranked contender Alexis Davis Japanese champion Hitomi Akano Bantamweight star and U.S. Marine Liz Carmouche & All The Main Card And Undercard Fighters

WHEN:

Today/Friday, July 27, at 4:30 p.m. CT

WHERE:

Crowne Plaza Hotel Kansas City Downtown

28th Floor, Salon D

1301 Wyandotte Street

Kansas City, MO., 64105

WHAT:

All 28 fighters participating in Saturday’s Invicta FC 2: Baszler vs. McMann all-women’s Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event at Memorial Hall will weigh in on Friday. The weigh in is open to the public, free of charge.

In the main event, Sara McMann (5-0) of Gaffney, SC, the first American woman in history to win a silver medal in wrestling at the Olympic Games in 2004, will put her perfect MMA record on the line against Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu brown belt Shayna “The Queen of Spades” Baszler (14-6) of Sioux Falls, SD.

In the co-main event, Hitomi “Girlfight Monster” Akano (18-9) of Tokyo, Japan will square off with Japanese Jiu-Jitsu black belt and Cesar Gracie-protégé Alexis Davis (11-5) of Colborne, Ontario Canada at bantamweight.

.S. Marine and rising bantamweight star Liz “Girl-rilla” Carmouche (6-2) of San Diego, Calif. will square off with St. Louis Park, Minnesota’s Kaitlin Young (7-5-1), who earned “Fight of the Night” honors at the inaugural Invicta event on April 28.

Submission specialist Sarah “The Monster” D’Alelio (5-2) of San Jose, Calif. will lock up with streaking superstar Vanessa Porto (14-4) of Sao Paulo, Brazil at bantamweight.

JEWELS champion Ayaka Hamasaki (7-0) of Yamaguchi, Japan will head to Kansas City, Kan. to square off with Lacey “The Ladie” Schuckman (7-4) of Lakewood, Colo. in a flyweight (115 pounds) matchup

American prospects Barb “Little Warrior” Honchak (5-2) of East Moline, Ill. and undefeated Bethany Marshall (4-0) of Newport News, Va. will meet in a super flyweight (125 pounds) matchup.

Julia “The Jewel” Budd (2-2) of Port Moody, British Columbia Canada will face Elina Nilsson (2-2) of Gothenburg, Sweden at featherweight (145 pounds).

Tickets for the 14-bout event, priced from $35, are on sale at Memorial Hall box office (913) 549-4853), online at Ticketmaster.com and InvictaFC.com and by phone at (800) 745-3000.

The live stream on InvictaFC.com will begin at 7 p.m. EST/4 p.m. PST with the event’s six-bout preliminary card and continue with the eight-bout main card.

Top Sports Stories (Jul 26, 2012)

Sandusky shower victim comes forward, plans suit, lawyers say

(Reuters) – A man whose 2001 sexual assault as a boy in a Penn State locker room shower by former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky played a key role in the scandal that engulfed the university has come forward for the first time and plans to …

NBCNews.com July 26, 2012, 1:19 PM (PST)

 

Redskins hopeful with RGIII after lean years

ASHBURN, Va. — Rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III generated excitement among the veterans at the opening of Redskins camp on Thursday. Only six current players made the playoffs with Washington and only two have won a postseason game for the …

Miami Herald July 26, 2012, 1:05 PM (PST)

 

Alexander Semin reaches one-year deal with Hurricanes

Carolina Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford, who has insisted he had money in his budget to improve his hockey team, will shell out $7 million to have talented winger Alexander Semin play for him this season. Semin, 28, agreed to a one-year …

Indianapolis Star July 26, 2012, 1:05 PM (PST)

 

Best Ball preview: PGA Championship

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." I have no idea whether philosopher George Santayana was a golfer, but he definitely didn’t play ESPN’s Best Ball Majors Challenge since it pre-dated him by more than half a …

ESPN July 26, 2012, 8:19 AM (PST)


USA Today

Wiggins Hops the Channel to Meet Bigger Challenges

National teams are awarded Olympic spots based on rider rankings by the International Cycling Union, or U.C.I., which governs the sport. In a typical professional race, there are nine riders per team; in the Olympics, the maximum roster size is five …

New York Times July 26, 2012, 8:04 AM (PST)

 

As with another Ramirez before, Dodgers take a big gamble

Once again, the Dodgers have turned their clubhouse into a sanctuary for a supremely talented but mercurial player no longer wanted by his longtime employer. The centerpiece of a multi-player trade with the Miami Marlins late Tuesday, three-time …

Los Angeles Times July 26, 2012, 12:15 PM (PST)


Los Angeles Times

Brewers GM Melvin selling Greinke to possible trade suitors

MILWAUKEE – The phone lines have been busy in Milwaukee Brewers General Manager Doug Melvin’s office as teams try to make their pitch to get one of the best pitchers in baseball, Zach Greinke."We’re taking phone calls," said Melvin on …

NBCNews.com July 26, 2012, 9:16 AM (PST)


Philadelphia Daily News

Top Sports Stories (Jul 25, 2012)

Penn State loses one sponsor, others could follow

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – State Farm is pulling its ads from Penn State football broadcasts, while General Motors is reconsidering its sponsorship deal and Wall Street is threatening to downgrade the school’s credit rating, suggesting the price of the …

Boston Herald July 25, 2012, 4:52 AM (PST)


Collegebaseball.rivals.com

Rodriguez’s injury latest hurdle for Yankees

SEATTLE – Alex Rodriguez’s eyes said it all. He stood in front of his locker with a vacant, lost look. He was staring into the abyss of the season. Rodriguez suffered a non-displaced fracture on the outside of his left hand after being hit by a pitch …

New York Post July 25, 2012, 4:45 AM (PST)

 

Flyers lose out on restricted free agent Shea Weber

PHILADELPHIA – The Flyers have struck out with another marquee free agent – and this one hurt more than the others. Nashville announced Tuesday afternoon that it had matched the Flyers’ 14-year, $110 million offer sheet to star defenseman Shea Weber, a…

Boston Herald July 25, 2012, 5:21 AM (PST)

 

Cardinals get to Clayton Kershaw and Dodgers in 8-2 win

ST. LOUIS – Facing the Cardinals on Tuesday night, Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw was well aware that St. Louis was the National League’s best hitting club by more than one measure. Yet, it was the Cardinals’ pitcher, Adam Wainwright, who had two key …

Baltimore Sun July 25, 2012, 5:21 AM (PST)

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Los Angeles Times

Draft pick movement in Denver, not K.C.

The Denver Broncos have signed all of their draft picks on the eve of training camp, while the highest player picked in the division remains unsigned and it appears he is not close to doing so. John Elway tweeted that quarterback Brock Osweiler (second…

ESPN July 24, 2012, 2:48 PM (PST)

 

For Adam Scott, his only win came after the Open

This year’s British Open should be a proud moment for Greg Norman. Sure, it was painful to watch Adam Scott throw away a four-shot lead with four holes to play, to walk away from Royal Lytham & St. Annes with a silver salver as the runner-up …

FOXSports.com July 25, 2012, 2:51 AM (PST)

 

McGloin: ‘I am a Nittany Lion and will remain one’

NEW YORK (AP) – Penn State starting quarterback Matt McGloin has tweeted that he intends to stay with the Nittany Lions. McGloin tweeted that the penalties announced by the NCAA on Monday were "extremely harsh." "I am a Nittany Lion and …

NBC Sports July 25, 2012, 5:21 AM (PST)

 

Twins-White Sox Preview

Getting back home has helped the Chicago White Sox put their recent struggles behind them. Facing the AL-worst Minnesota Twins surely hasn’t hurt, either. Seeking a 10th victory in 11 home games, the White Sox — winners of 14 of 18 in this series — …

ESPN July 24, 2012, 11:52 PM (PST)

 

Top Sports Stories (Jul 24, 2012)

Harford alums react to NCAA sanctions on Penn State following Sandusky scandal

For anyone expecting Penn State’s football program to be spared serious punishment for its involvement in the Jerry Sandusky child sex rape case, Monday’s unprecedented sanctions by the NCAA were shocking, even for some PSU alums in Harford County who …

Baltimore Sun July 24, 2012, 11:13 AM (PST)


USA Today

Preds match Flyers’ offer sheet for Shea Weber

The Nashville Predators have matched a 14-year offer sheet worth about $100 million that the Philadelphia Flyers offered last week to captain Shea Weber. Because Weber, 26, is a restricted free agent, the Predators had a week to match the offer if they…

NBCNews.com July 24, 2012, 1:14 PM (PST)

 

Bookmaker issues refund for anyone who bet on Adam Scott to win the British Open

Adam Scott / Getty ImagesIn the cutthroat world of sports gambling, bookmakers rarely issue refunds for bets – unless, of course, they make a mistake that warrants returning money back to the bettor. But on Sunday evening following one of the …

YAHOO! July 24, 2012, 10:23 AM (PST)

 

Pippo Inzaghi retires to coach at AC Milan – ESPN Soccernet

Italian legend Filippo Inzaghi has hung up his boots in order to continue his career at AC Milan as the club’s youth-team coach. GettyImagesFilippo Inzaghi scored twice against Liverpool in 2007 Champions League final Inzaghi, 38, retires as Milan’s …

ESPN Soccernet July 24, 2012, 1:14 PM (PST)

 

Bryant’s attorney: Cowboys WR not guilty of crime

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant’s attorney says Bryant and his mother can work out any differences through counseling. Authorities say Angela Bryant called 911 after a July 14 incident in which her son hit her with a hat and …

CNN Sports Illustrated July 24, 2012, 1:14 PM (PST)

 

Jeremy says he let Linsanity go to his head: report

Linsanity got the better of Jeremy Lin. The former Knicks point guard admitted that he let the whirlwind of attention get to his head over the winter, but he never attempted to hoodwink the Knicks last week before they refused to match the Rockets’ …

New York Post July 24, 2012, 12:53 PM (PST)


Boston Herald

Queen congratulates Wiggins on Tour de France win

LONDON (Reuters) – Cyclist Bradley Wiggins has received the royal nod of approval for his success in the Tour de France, with Queen Elizabeth the latest Briton to congratulate him for what is being hailed as one of the country’s greatest sporting …

YAHOO! July 24, 2012, 8:57 AM (PST)

 

Browns sign rookie Weeden

CLEVELAND (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations says the Cleveland Browns have signed rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden to a four-year contract, worth $8.1 million. Weeden was the No. 22 overall pick this year out of Oklahoma State and will …

CNN Sports Illustrated July 24, 2012, 1:14 PM (PST)

 

Cleveland Indians Acquire Brent Lillibridge from Boston Red Sox: A Fan’s Reaction

The Cleveland Indians announced on Tuesday, July 24 they have acquired Brent Lillibridge from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for Jose De La Torre. Lillibridge, who has spent most of his career with the Chicago White Sox, was one of the key pieces in …

YAHOO! July 24, 2012, 1:22 PM (PST)


South Bend Tribune

WADA: 107 athletes banned from Olympics for doping

World Anti-Doping Agency President John Fahey says more than 100 athletes have been kept out of the London Olympics because of doping. Fahey says that through mid-June at least 107 athletes drew doping bans, ruling them out of the games. Fahey adds …

Miami Herald July 24, 2012, 10:30 AM (PST)

 

Top Sports Stories (Jul 23, 2012)

Tiger Woods falls through trap door in quest to end major drought

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England – It was 5:30 in the afternoon and the big crowds that had surrounded the sixth hole at Royal Lytham & St. Annes on the last day of the British Open had moved on. The golfers battling for the title were long gone, too….

Boston Herald July 23, 2012, 3:14 AM (PST)


Boston Herald

NCAA sanctions, fallout await Penn State in Sandusky scandal

The NCAA will announce sanctions later this morning from its Indianapolis headquarters against Pennsylvania State University in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal.    Sandusky, a former assistant football coach, was …

NBCNews.com July 23, 2012, 4:12 AM (PST)


Boston Herald

Report: Rockets give Asik three-year, $25.1 million offer sheet

–C Omer Asik signed a three-year, $25.1 million offer sheet with the Rockets, according to the Chicago Tribune. The offer sheet includes a $14,898,000 salary in the third year. The Bulls have yet to receive the offer sheet, according to the report. …

CBS Sports July 23, 2012, 2:24 AM (PST)


Sporting News

Royals-Angels Preview

A matchup with the slumping Kansas City Royals might give C.J. Wilson just what he needs to get back on track following his worst outing of the season. The Los Angeles Angels left-hander will try to do just that while helping his team continue its …

ESPN July 22, 2012, 11:47 PM (PST)


USA Today

Tour champ Wiggins turns focus to Olympics

PARIS (AP) – After making history in Paris, Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins is heading home to London in the hopes he can cap off his tremendous run of success with an Olympic gold medal. The first Briton to win cycling’s showcase event will …

NJ.com July 23, 2012, 2:39 AM (PST)


Seattle Times

Boston’s Lester hits a new low

Here’s hoping Boston left-hander Jon Lester brings something to the table next weekend against the New York Yankees. He can’t be worse than he was Sunday. Lester authored not only the worst start of his career in four-plus putrid innings of a 15-7 loss…

YAHOO! July 22, 2012, 11:04 PM (PST)

 

Reds-Astros Preview

The Cincinnati Reds capped a satisfying homestand with a three-game sweep over a NL Central rival. They’ll try to stay hot during a favorable road trip beginning against another division foe. The Reds look to win their fifth straight Monday night when …

FOXSports.com July 22, 2012, 8:12 PM (PST)


USA Today

Yankees hit by a broom

OAKLAND, Calif. – A mad dash of players had just poured out of the Athletics’ dugout to celebrate another walk-off victory, leaving the Yankees to sort through what had just happened at Oakland Coliseum. The Yankees had never been swept in a four-game …

Boston Herald July 23, 2012, 2:46 AM (PST)


Boston Herald

Cardinals dominate Cubs as three pitchers combine for five-hitter

Jay finished with a career-most four hits, lifting his average from .289 to .304. It was his second multi-hit game since June 26. A fourth-inning passed ball contributed to an unearned fifth-inning run that scored on second baseman Tyler Greene’s …

Boston Herald July 23, 2012, 3:07 AM (PST)


Boston Herald

Injuries remain a concern for Rockies

The Rockies dropped two of three games at San Diego and left with uncertainty concerning catcher Wilin Rosario and left-hander Drew Pomeranz. Rosario twisted his left foot and ankle Friday night while trying to move to his left for a wild pitch and …

CBS Sports July 23, 2012, 12:58 AM (PST)

 

Top Sports Stories (Jul 22, 2012)

Barry Larkin enters Hall of Fame

Jim McIsaac/Getty ImagesBarry Larkin poses with his plaque during the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cooperstown, New York. COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Former Cincinnati Reds star Barry Larkin, and the late Ron Santo, star third baseman for the …

ESPN July 22, 2012, 1:31 PM (PST)

 

NCAA to levy sanctions against Penn State; statue of Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno torn down

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – The NCAA announced Sunday that it will issue sanctions against Penn State in the wake of a scathing report that found that top university officials buried child sex abuse allegations against a now-convicted retired assistant and …

YAHOO! July 22, 2012, 12:41 PM (PST)

 

Tiger Woods falters again on weekend in major

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England – Tiger Woods decided to take a conservative approach in the British Open to avoid 205 pot bunkers and knee-high rough rimming Royal Lytham & St Annes and called on his driver just four times the first three rounds. …

USA Today July 22, 2012, 1:24 PM (PST)

 

Wiggins makes British history at Tour de France

PARIS (AP) — Twenty-three years ago, Bradley Wiggins marveled as Greg LeMond blazed a trail as America’s first Tour de France winner. Now, he has blazed his own. The 32-year-old from gritty northwest London became Britain’s first winner of cycling’s …

YAHOO! July 22, 2012, 1:03 PM (PST)


The State

Trout’s rookie season already historic

Mike Trout has made an instant impact as a rookie for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and has put himself not only in Rookie of the Year talk, but MVP consideration as well. Regardless of his age, Los Angeles Angels rookie Mike Trout is on pace for …

ESPN July 22, 2012, 10:54 AM (PST)


ESPN

Ernie Els wins stunning Open when Scott collapses

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England-Ernie Els felt something special could happen at the British Open, and it did. All because of a collapse by Adam Scott that no one imagined. Four shots ahead with four holes to play — after eight straight holes with nothing …

Boston Globe July 22, 2012, 1:17 PM (PST)


Boston Globe

Blue Jays-Red Sox Preview

A two-time All-Star and four-time 15-game winner, Jon Lester continues to look like anything but one of baseball’s more dependable starters. With Lester hoping to turn things around Sunday, the Boston Red Sox try to avoid getting swept at home by the …

ESPN July 22, 2012, 8:52 AM (PST)


Times Union

Yankees offense struggles again in 2-1 loss to A’s

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Two pitches in an otherwise masterful performance by Phil Hughes were all it took to send the New York Yankees to another loss against one of baseball’s most penny-pinching franchises. Brandon Inge and Yoenis Cespedes homered …

Associated Press July 22, 2012, 9:06 AM (PST)


Associated Press

  Milwaukee at Cincinnati 

(Sports Network) – Staff ace Johnny Cueto can equal his career high in victories and give Cincinnati a series sweep today, when the Reds host the Milwaukee Brewers in the finale of a three-game set at Great American Ball Park. Cincinnati won its second…

USA Today July 22, 2012, 8:59 AM (PST)