Top Sports Stories (Aug 29, 2012)

Tyler Hamilton book now set for Sept. 5 release

Tyler Hamilton’s tell-all book about Lance Armstrong and doping in cycling will be released two weeks earlier than originally planned. ”The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France: Doping, Cover-ups, and Winning at All Costs,” is … August 28, 2012, 9:30 PM (PST)

Denver Post

Bobby V on using Aceves in save situation: ‘There wasn’t much choice

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Bobby Valentine wanted to make one thing clear: Do not misconstrue his decision Tuesday night to use Alfredo Aceves for a six-out save as a referendum on the level of confidence he has in the embattled right-hander. "There wasn’t much…

Boston Herald August 29, 2012, 1:26 AM (PST)

Boston Herald

Mike Moustakas powers Royals past Tigers 9-8

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Mike Moustakas had a difficult road trip, then had to face Justin Verlander when the Kansas City Royals kicked off a 10-game homestand on Tuesday night. Not exactly a recipe for a big performance, but the young slugger sure delivered…

Boston Herald August 29, 2012, 3:13 AM (PST)

Boston Herald

Woods, McIlroy battling for PGA player of year

Ernie Els finished up at The Barclays and hung around Long Island for a golf tournament equally important to him. The PGA of America has a points-based award for player of the year, and it looks as if it is coming down to Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods. …

Abc Local Web August 28, 2012, 4:08 PM (PST)

Boston Herald

U.S. Ryder Cup team captain Davis Love looks to match European team after Jose Maria Olazabal makes his captain’s picks

Captain Jose Maria Olazabal completed the European Ryder Cup roster with his two captain’s picks Monday and, as expected, added Ian Poulter and Nicolas Colsaerts. The 32-year-old will be on the only rookie on the 12-man squad and the first-ever Belgian…

New York Daily News August 28, 2012, 7:11 AM (PST)

New York Daily News

Matches go by the book, and quickly, at US Open

NEW YORK – Over the first two days of the U.S. Open, the world’s largest tennis stadium turned into the world’s biggest bore. There were 10 matches in 23,000-seat Arthur Ashe Stadium, all of them decided in straight sets. There were 24 sets, only three…

Boston Herald August 29, 2012, 2:52 AM (PST)

Boston Herald

Athletics shut out Indians again 7-0

CLEVELAND (AP) – Tommy Milone and the entire Oakland pitching staff have plenty of nothing as far as the Cleveland Indians are concerned. The Athletics continued to pile up zeroes as Milone and three relievers shut out Cleveland for the third straight … August 28, 2012, 10:41 PM (PST)


Molina avoids serious injury in collision at plate

Besides the Pittsburgh Pirates blasting the Cardinals 9-0 Tuesday night, St. Louis lost catcher Yadier Molina when he was plowed into by Pittsburgh second baseman Josh Harrison in the second inning as Harrison tried unsuccessfully to score on a single …

YAHOO! August 29, 2012, 1:40 AM (PST)

New York Daily News

Bills cut Vince Young, acquire Tarvaris Jackson

Vince Young was too inconsistent to win the Buffalo Bills’ backup quarterback job, so now the team is giving Tarvaris Jackson a shot. The Bills shuffled backup quarterbacks Monday by completing a deal to acquire Jackson in a trade with Seattle. They …

Baltimore Sun August 28, 2012, 10:49 PM (PST)

Los Angeles Times