Top Sports Stories (Aug 05, 2012)

Michael Phelps is content making final splash

LONDON – Michael Phelps held a news conference Sunday among the spires of Westminster in one of those wonderful old British buildings awash in white marble, dark wood and oil paintings of forgotten lords. The man with the golden swim sauntered in to a …

USA Today August 05, 2012, 12:32 PM (PST)


Williams sisters win gold again in Olympic doubles

By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer WIMBLEDON, England (AP) – Serena Williams relishes her role as copycat little sister. Even if it takes her 12 years. Now she has that Olympic double – just like Venus. The overpowering American pair won the doubles … August 05, 2012, 12:17 PM (PST)

ABC News

Penn State football: Scholarships to be a precious commodity

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Brennan Franklin was ready to play junior college football at Eastern Arizona – then Penn State defensive coordinator Ted Roof called him. The scholarship offer from a Division I school was too good to pass up, even if it came …

Sporting News August 05, 2012, 12:53 PM (PST)

The Star-Ledger – (blog)

McKayla Maroney’s Silver Medal, In Pictures

American McKayla Maroney already has one gold medal at the Summer Olympics, helping Team USA win with her absolutely ridiculous vault, and on Sunday, she was a heavy favorite to win her second of the Games as gymnastics began its individual medal …

FOX News August 05, 2012, 9:18 AM (PST)

Boston media (and Nick Punto) on losing to Mauer and the Twins

Let’s get right to the tale of Baby Jesus and the two-out, full-count home run as told through the eyes of Boston media. The Boston Herald’s Scott Lauber wrote this about Saturday night’s 6-4 loss to the Twins, in which Boston held a 4-3 lead until Joe…

Minneapolis Star Tribune August 05, 2012, 9:26 AM (PST)

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Kershaw, Dodgers beat Cubs 3-1 with Kemp’s HR

LOS ANGELES – The home runs haven’t exactly been coming in bunches for Matt Kemp since his hamstring problems began back in May. So when he gets one, he doesn’t care how far it goes. The slugging center fielder drove in the Dodgers’ first two runs …

Sporting News August 05, 2012, 9:18 AM (PST)

Alliance Review

Gymnast Gabby Douglas’ mom files for bankruptcy

The mother of Gabby Douglas, the women’s all-around gymnastics champion who led the U.S. to the team title at the London Olympics, came at a price: Her mother filed for bankruptcy. The website TMZ first reported the news that court records show Natalie…

Los Angeles Times August 05, 2012, 12:32 PM (PST)

USA Today

A royal rout: Andy Murray of Britain beats Roger Federer for Olympic gold at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England – Andy Murray had Centre Court rocking Sunday, winning gold for the home team and beating Roger Federer 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 in the tennis final at Wimbledon. The result was a royal rout. Murray swept nine consecutive games, breaking …

Washington Post August 05, 2012, 8:28 AM (PST)


Tigers acquire Jeff Baker from Chicago Cubs

The Detroit Tigers today announced the club has acquired infielder/outfielder Jeff Baker from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for two players to be named later on or before October 31, 2012. Baker, 31, batted .269 (36×134) with 10 doubles, a triple, four …

Detroit Tigers August 05, 2012, 10:23 AM (PST)