Top Sports Stories (Aug 28, 2012)

Ortiz to have PRP injection

Four days after being activated from the disabled list, David Ortiz was sent back Monday because of lingering soreness in his strained right Achilles’ tendon, which forced him to miss 35 games. Ortiz said he expected to undergo a platelet-rich plasma …

Boston Globe August 28, 2012, 2:53 AM (PST)

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What is Lance Armstrong’s legacy now?

Last week Lance Armstrong said he will stop fighting allegations that he used banned substances during his career atop the cycling world. The surrender did not include an admission of guilt, but rather a statement that "enough is enough, " as Armstrong…

Washington Post August 27, 2012, 2:14 PM (PST)


Washington Post

Timely win turns Watney’s season around

Two wins and six other top-10 finishes in 2011 put Nick Watney atop the points list and made him the man to catch as the PGA Tour’s playoff season began a year ago. Any momentum disappeared, though, in the four-tournament postseason, Watney quickly …

Boston Globe August 28, 2012, 2:10 AM (PST)


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Out of money, Detroit cuts back, fights back

Reuters Abandoned buildings abound in Detroit, which has lost much of its population and many of its dreams. But the city refuses to give up. DETROIT (MarketWatch) – Drive the 5.4 miles along Michigan Avenue from downtown Detroit to Dearborn and it’s …

Yahoo Finance August 28, 2012, 3:07 AM (PST)


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Rocket plans to stay grounded for now

LORIS, S.C. – Roger Clemens said Monday he doesn’t have any more pitching performances planned – at the moment. "Not at this point," Clemens said after his opening round in the Golf.com World Amateur Handicap Championship. "That could change in a …

Houston Chronicle August 27, 2012, 7:29 PM (PST)

 

Oakland A’s Anderson beats Indians 3-0

CLEVELAND — After all Brett Anderson has been through, Oakland’s left-hander wasn’t going to let a bad call ruin his night. Anderson gave up two hits, one on a questionable call, over seven innings and the Athletics beat the Cleveland Indians 3-0 on …

Abc Local Web August 28, 2012, 12:23 AM (PST)


Abc Local Web

Indians’ offense vanishes during 1-11 skid

The Cleveland Indians lost a game and a pitcher Monday night. It’s been that kind of season. Starter Roberto Hernandez had to leave the game after 2 1/3 innings with a sprained right ankle, and the Cleveland offense was held to two hits in a 3-0 loss …

YAHOO! August 28, 2012, 12:37 AM (PST)


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Chase clinch scenarios heading to Atlanta

With two races remaining the regular season, four drivers have punched their tickets to the 2012 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. If the 2012 title were contested only among those four drivers, it’d be one heck of a battle. It won’t, of course, leaving…

CBS Sports August 27, 2012, 11:54 PM (PST)

 

Rapid Reaction: Orioles 4, White Sox 3

Here’s a quick look at the Chicago White Sox’s 4-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards on Monday. What it means: The White Sox lost a ½ game to the Detroit Tigers and now are two games ahead of them in the American League Central. The …

ESPN August 27, 2012, 7:15 PM (PST)


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Eagles must draw the line on defense

PHILADELPHIA – Throughout the preseason, the Eagles’ defensive line has gone after quarterbacks relentlessly, pursuing them from all angles. It is easily the Eagles’ biggest strength on defense. It is also their biggest dilemma with the final roster …

Courier-Post August 28, 2012, 2:25 AM (PST)