Top Sports Stories (Aug 25, 2012)

Dodgers, Red Sox near blockbuster

BOSTON — The Dodgers and Red Sox are closing in on a deal that would send Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford and Nick Punto to Los Angeles, although a few hurdles remain before it’s official, multiple baseball sources said Friday. A highly …

ESPN August 25, 2012, 4:51 AM (PST)


Daily poll: Do you agree with ruling that strips Lance Armstrong of his 7 Tour de France titles?

In a move that defies everything we know about Lance Armstrong, the cycling legend has given up. Done. Kaput. See ya. Armstrong says he’s tired of trying to prove he did not use performing enhancing drugs when he won seven Tour de France titles. The … August 25, 2012, 2:28 AM (PST)

Eagles Finally Fire on All Cylinders Against Browns: A Fan’s Recap

The Philadelphia Eagles were technically 2-0 in the preseason, but it didn’t feel like it. Eagles fans like myself were less encouraged by the wins and more discouraged by Michael Vick’s injuries and the struggles from the rest of the first-team. After…

YAHOO! August 25, 2012, 5:27 AM (PST)


Astros may be interested in Clemens’ comeback, but Rocket reluctant

SUGAR LAND – Roger Clemens says his weekend start in the minors shouldn’t be viewed as a prelude to a big league comeback. The 50-year-old Clemens is scheduled to pitch Saturday for the Sugar Land Skeeters against the Bridgeport Bluefish in the …

Dallas Morning News August 25, 2012, 12:12 AM (PST)

New York Post

Mariners-White Sox Preview

While the Chicago White Sox’s inexperience in the bullpen could be a concern down the stretch, production from their veteran sluggers is a good reason to be confident. Adam Dunn looks to continue his power surge on Saturday night when the White Sox …

YAHOO! August 25, 2012, 4:01 AM (PST)


Tiger Woods battles back pain to pull within three shots of co-leaders Nick Watney and Sergio Garcia

At times Friday, it looked as though Tiger Woods was back at Torrey Pines, playing – and winning – on a broken leg. He winced on certain drives. He could barely bend over to tee one up or pick the ball out of the hole. He walked with a limp and …

New York Daily News August 24, 2012, 11:43 PM (PST)

New York Daily News

Inside Pitch

Right-hander Joe Kelly stopped the bleeding in the early innings, the Cardinals’ offense inflicted numerous wounds on Cincinnati starter Mat Latos in the sixth and the rest of the bullpen took rookie Kelly’s lead and clamped down on the Reds’ offense …

CBS Sports August 25, 2012, 12:26 AM (PST)

San Francisco Gate

Garcia hitting his stride at Bethpage

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) – For all the disappointment and frustration Nick Watney has felt this year, he realizes that one week can change everything. He only needs to look at the guy playing with him Saturday at The Barclays to realize that. Sergio … August 25, 2012, 1:38 AM (PST)


Federer, Djokovic, Williams sisters highlight Open

Somehow, it seemed so easy for so many people to write off Roger Federer. He was past his 30th birthday, they would point out. About 2 1/2 years went by without any additions to his Grand Slam trophy case, the thinking went. First Rafael Nadal, then …

CBS Sports August 24, 2012, 9:13 PM (PST)

Seattle Post Intelligencer

Mark Sanchez outranks Tim Tebow in Madden ’13

When Tim Tebow was traded to the New York Jets in mid-March, general manager Mike Tannenbaum and head coach Rex Ryan made it clear that Tebow came in as the backup and the team’s Wildcat quarterback. The Madden video game franchise concurs. In the …

YAHOO! August 25, 2012, 12:48 AM (PST)