Top Sports Stories (Aug 10, 2012)

 

Soccer: Japan’s "steel carnations" win hearts in defeat

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese soccer fans began their Friday bleary-eyed, many having shed tears but most philosophical, after the world champions were beaten 2-1 by the United States in the women’s Olympic soccer final in London. As hundreds of …

YAHOO! August 09, 2012, 8:41 PM (PST)


Reuters

Report: Dwight Howard to Lakers as part of four-team trade

We’ve been waiting a long time for this. Finally, it looks like our long, national "Dwightmare" is over. Citing multiple sources, ESPN.com first reported Thursday night that a four-team blockbuster trade that sends Dwight Howard to the Los …

USA Today August 09, 2012, 8:41 PM (PST)


USA Today

Royals-Orioles Preview

A pair of promising rookies might be able to help the Baltimore Orioles bounce back after their latest winning streak came to an end. With Manny Machado likely in the lineup and Miguel Gonzalez on the mound Friday night, the Orioles look to avoid a …

YAHOO! August 09, 2012, 8:41 PM (PST)


Town Hall

Nationals vs. Astros: Jordan Zimmermann, Michael Morse lead Washington to sixth straight win

HOUSTON – The most worn description of Jordan Zimmermann sells him woefully short. Zimmermann is consistent, yes, the same way you would call space shuttle launches punctual: The supposed compliment reduces him to something less than he is. Zimmermann …

Washington Post August 09, 2012, 8:34 PM (PST)


Washington Post

Little things turn into big problems for Mariners

Seattle manager Eric Wedge has spent a lot of his time the last few days taking players aside to have individual chats. The Mariners haven’t been making a lot of errors that show up in the box score, but they are keeping the team from winning, as the …

CBS Sports August 09, 2012, 7:08 PM (PST)


Baltimore Sun

New England Patriots best New Orleans Saints 7-6

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Will Smith crunched Tom Brady from behind, forcing a fumble in the first quarter. It may be the New Orleans Saints defensive end’s biggest play for a while. One of four players punished in New Orleans’ "bounty" scandal, …

NFL August 09, 2012, 8:12 PM (PST)

 

SWAT team members to patrol Harrisburg streets

The violence continued in Harrisburg Thursday as the city announces a new plan to combat crime. Police said a man was shot in the thigh at North fifth and Maclay streets. That is at least the 31st shooting this year in Harrisburg. The shooting came on …

NBCNews.com August 09, 2012, 8:41 PM (PST)


Baltimore Orioles

Drillers’ Comeback Falls Just Short

The Tulsa Drillers refused to quit Thursday night, but its comeback bid came up just short against Frisco. The Drillers scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth, but still fell to the RoughRiders 6-5. Up 2-0 in the second, Ben Paulsen hit a two-run…

News On 6 August 09, 2012, 8:41 PM (PST)


News On 6

Ex-NFL WR Hurd arrested, accused of bond violation

SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Former NFL wide receiver Sam Hurd has been arrested in San Antonio after federal officials say he tested positive for marijuana use. Using illegal drugs would violate the terms of Hurd’s $100,000 bond that kept him free pending his …

San Francisco Gate August 09, 2012, 7:44 PM (PST)