Top Sports Stories (Aug 26, 2012)

Observation deck: Steelers-Bills

Ben Roethlisberger looked like his old self for the first time this preseason in the Steelers’ 38-7 victory over the Buffalo Bills. It took until the third game of the preseason for it to happen. It also took the Steelers getting backed up to their end…

ESPN August 26, 2012, 3:31 AM (PST)

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CBS Sports

Who’ll get Lance Armstrong’s Tour titles? No easy answer

PARIS – With Lance Armstrong stripped of his seven Tour de France titles for doping, simple logic might suggest that his runners-up from 1999 to 2005 would just inherit them, right? Not so fast. The doping-dazed sport of cycling has a logic all its own…

Boston Herald August 26, 2012, 3:31 AM (PST)


Washington Post

Transplant gives Red Sox new life

This wasn’t a trade, it was an organ transplant. I should know – I’ve had two. After a season of new lows being supplanted by all-time lows being capped off by historic lows, the Red Sox struck a high note in dealing Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, …

Boston Globe August 26, 2012, 2:27 AM (PST)


New York Post

Angels-Tigers Preview

Detroit’s Max Scherzer is pitching with a lot of confidence, and with good reason considering his recent strikeout numbers. Scherzer takes the mound Sunday when the Tigers conclude their series against the Los Angeles Angels, who are likely to be …

ESPN August 25, 2012, 11:42 PM (PST)


Boston Herald

Clemens, 50, returns to mound for Texas independent team

SUGAR LAND, Texas – On a hot summer night in what should be the autumn of his days as a big league competitor, Roger Clemens showed he might be ready to spring forward with an improbable comeback. The 50-year-old Rocket took the mound for first time in…

New York Post August 26, 2012, 1:37 AM (PST)


New York Post

Royals’ Abreu comes through in the 12th inning

"It was a totally different at-bat," Abreu said. "Padilla was throwing some pitches that I didn’t see well. I was looking for one pitch, but it was hard for me to get it. But I had the opportunity to redeem myself." It was all a …

Miami Herald August 26, 2012, 12:54 AM (PST)


ESPN

Pulis planning late deals

Stoke City manager Tony Pulis expects himself to be at the centre of some frenzied transfer business before the window closes next week. Pulis has already added Michael Kightly, Geoff Cameron and Jamie Ness to his squad, and Rangers midfielder Maurice …

ESPN Soccernet August 26, 2012, 1:37 AM (PST)


ESPN Soccernet

Has baseball suffered a drug relapse?

Baseball seemed to have cleaned up its act. Players, who once sported cartoonish physiques, were smaller. So were their statistics. But the recent suspensions of Giants star Melky Cabrera and A’s pitcher Bartolo Colon have resurrected feelings of …

San Jose Mercury News August 26, 2012, 12:04 AM (PST)


New York Daily News

Top Rookies Are Even, but Colts Fade When Starters Exit

Andrew Luck stepped up in the pocket to avoid the rush, then put a deep ball down the left side into the arms of his fellow rookie T. Y. Hilton for a 31-yard touchdown, wrapping up an 80-yard drive. Robert Griffin III took a high-and-wide shotgun snap …

New York Times August 25, 2012, 11:42 PM (PST)

 

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