Top Sports Stories (Aug 01, 2012)

RAMSEY: Phelps swims into history, and our hearts

LONDON – Michael Phelps struggled to earn our love when he was invulnerable. He often acted as if he were better than anyone else. This makes sense, really. He was better than anyone else. He was distant. He seemed uncomfortable in the spotlight, … August 01, 2012, 5:13 AM (PST)

Seattle Post Intelligencer

Packers top first-ever AP Pro32 rankings, Broncos crack top 10

NEW YORK – Wear those Cheeseheads proudly, Packers fans. Your team tops the first-ever AP Pro32 NFL power rankings, a new pro football version of the AP Top 25 college football and basketball polls. Once the NFL season starts, the AP Pro32 rankings … August 01, 2012, 5:13 AM (PST)

Colorado Springs Gazette

Penn State’s Silas Redd heading to USC

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Penn State’s loss could turn into a big gain on the ground for Southern California. Star tailback Silas Redd bolted Happy Valley to join the Trojans in a season of great expectations in Los Angeles. A 1,200-yard rusher, Redd will …

Boston Herald August 01, 2012, 2:06 AM (PST)

Boston Herald

Red Sox beat Tigers 4-1 in rain-shortened game

BOSTON (AP) — Boston’s lead seemed shaky when the Detroit Tigers loaded the bases with the go-ahead run at the plate. Then the Red Sox were saved by the rain. The tarp came on the field at that point with two outs in the sixth inning, the game was …

YAHOO! August 01, 2012, 1:38 AM (PST)

Boston Herald

London Olympics: Jordyn Wieber sets the tone for American gymnastics gold

LONDON – They chanted as they streamed into the North Greenwich tube station, still buzzing from a gold-medal performance that will stand as one of the most dominant in Olympic gymnastics history. "Wieber fever! Wieber fever! Wieber fever!" … July 31, 2012, 7:33 PM (PST)

The 10 best makeovers of the 2012 trading season: Los Angeles squads lead the way

The Angels swung a deal for Zack Greinke last Friday. (US Presswire) 2. Dodgers land Hanley Ramirez, Shane Victorino and Brandon League in three different deals: This had to be a fun week for Dodger fans. While George Sherrill was their big deadline …

YAHOO! August 01, 2012, 1:16 AM (PST)


U.S. find supersonic mode to crush Tunisia

LONDON (Reuters) – Tunisia slowed down the dazzling U.S. men’s basketball team in the first half before the Olympic champions found supersonic mode to record a 110-63 win on Tuesday that ended the second batch of games in Group A. The new lineup then …

YAHOO! August 01, 2012, 12:26 AM (PST)


Deja vu? Murray, Baghdatis face off again

They’ve been here before: In a match reminiscent of Wimbledon’s third round, Andy Murray is set to face off against Marcos Baghdatis in the same round in the same place at the Olympics. Their match Wednesday will be an Olympic crowd-pleaser between …

Seattle Times July 31, 2012, 9:56 PM (PST)

Associated Press