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Arum sues Haymon, Premier Boxing Champions

Boxing promoter Bob Arum filed suit Wednesday against Al Haymon and his financial backers, claiming they are violating federal law by acting as illegal promoters and monopolizing fighters and venues for fights.

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Posted: jul. 02, 2015 1:29 a.m. | | Arum sues Haymon, Premier Boxing Champions Comments 0 Comments

Love stays, Chandler moves, dollars fly in free agency

Kevin Love has unfinished business in Cleveland and Tyson Chandler will be conducting his in Phoenix.

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Posted: jul. 02, 2015 1:28 a.m. | | Love stays, Chandler moves, dollars fly in free agency Comments 0 Comments

At hot-for-Wimbledon, Venus nears Serena showdown

LONDON (AP) — Venus Williams is no longer the player she once was, on account of the passage of time and the day-to-day ups and downs of an energy-sapping condition.

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Posted: jul. 02, 2015 1:27 a.m. | | At hot-for-Wimbledon, Venus nears Serena showdown Comments 0 Comments

Dipoto resigns after 3 1/2 years with Angels

ANAHEIM, (AP) — For 3 1/2 years, general manager Jerry Dipoto and manager Mike Scioscia managed to survive disputes and reconciliations in their arranged marriage with the Los Angeles Angels.

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Posted: jul. 02, 2015 1:26 a.m. | | Dipoto resigns after 3 1/2 years with Angels Comments 0 Comments

US team to the Women’s World Cup

MONTREAL (AP) — It used to be that the U.S. women’s national team was known more for its fierce attack. For the Women’s World Cup in Canada, the Americans are finding success with a locked-down defense.

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Posted: jul. 02, 2015 1:11 a.m. | | US team to the Women’s World Cup Comments 0 Comments

Japan in World Cup

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The pressure is off now that Japan gets the opportunity to defend its Women’s World Cup championship.

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Posted: jul. 02, 2015 1:11 a.m. | | Japan in World Cup Comments 0 Comments

Sharks sign D Paul Martin to open free agency

SAN JOSE,.(AP) — After missing the playoffs for the first time since 2003, the San Jose Sharks went into the offseason with a clear focus on becoming tougher defensively.

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Posted: jul. 02, 2015 1:10 a.m. | | Sharks sign D Paul Martin to open free agency Comments 0 Comments

Bour homers in 9th to beat Giants

MIAMI (AP) — Justin Bour found a way to end the Miami Marlins’ flurry of double-play grounders Wednesday night — by hitting the ball over the fence.

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Posted: jul. 02, 2015 1:09 a.m. | | Bour homers in 9th to beat Giants Comments 0 Comments

Draymond Green agree to 5-year, $85M deal

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — No need to seek out an offer sheet in restricted free agency. Draymond Green is coming back to the Golden State Warriors on his own terms.

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Posted: jul. 02, 2015 1:09 a.m. | | Draymond Green agree to 5-year, $85M deal Comments 0 Comments

Butler leads Hahn, A’s past Rockies

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Billy Butler’s first triple in nearly three years was the talk of the clubhouse.

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Posted: jul. 02, 2015 1:08 a.m. | | Butler leads Hahn, A’s past Rockies Comments 0 Comments

US heads to World Cup final

MONTREAL(AP) — Carli Lloyd remembers putting the ball on its spot and shutting out the noise of more than 51,000 anxious fans.

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Posted: jun. 30, 2015 11:38 p.m. | | US heads to World Cup final Comments 0 Comments

Sharks acquire goalie Martin Jones

SAN JOSE (AP) — Martin Jones was at the top of San Jose’s list as general manager Doug Wilson went into the offseason searching for a starting goaltender.

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Posted: jun. 30, 2015 11:37 p.m. | | Sharks acquire goalie Martin Jones  Comments 0 Comments

De La Rosa pitches Rockies to win over Athletics

OAKLAND (AP) — Jorge De La Rosa pitched seven strong innings to carry the Colorado Rockies past the Oakland Athletics 2-1 Tuesday night for their first interleague win of the season.

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Posted: jun. 30, 2015 11:37 p.m. | | De La Rosa pitches Rockies to win over Athletics Comments 0 Comments

Man U-Quakes game switched to Avaya

SAN JOSE (AP) — Manchester United’s International Champions Cup game against San Jose has been moved from California’s Memorial Stadium to the Earthquakes’ smaller new soccer-specific stadium.

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Posted: jun. 30, 2015 11:36 p.m. | | Man U-Quakes game switched  to Avaya Comments 0 Comments

Scioscia downplays reported rift

ANAHEIM (AP) — Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia downplayed a report of a renewed rift with general manager Jerry Dipoto on Tuesday, insisting the two are “a good team.”

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Posted: jun. 30, 2015 11:36 p.m. | | Scioscia downplays reported rift Comments 0 Comments

Curry overtakes James for NBA’s top jersey

OAKLAND AP) — Stephen Curry has surpassed LeBron James for the most popular jersey in the NBA.

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Posted: jun. 30, 2015 11:35 p.m. | | Curry overtakes James for NBA’s top jersey Comments 0 Comments

Bouchard, Halep lose Wimbledon openers; Federer, Nadal win

LONDON (AP) — A year ago at Wimbledon, Eugenie Bouchard and Simona Halep met in a semifinal showcasing two of tennis’ up-and-coming stars.

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Posted: jun. 30, 2015 11:35 p.m. | | Bouchard, Halep lose Wimbledon openers; Federer, Nadal win Comments 0 Comments

Daytona celebrates American flag

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Daytona International Speedway will not ban the Confederate flag from track property this weekend, but will offer the American flag to those who wish to fly it on property.

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Posted: jun. 30, 2015 11:34 p.m. | | Daytona celebrates American flag Comments 0 Comments

Williams sisters pull out of doubles at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) — The Williams sisters pulled out of women’s doubles at Wimbledon on Tuesday, with Serena saying it’s because she wants to focus on her bid for a fourth consecutive Grand Slam title in singles.

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Posted: jun. 30, 2015 11:34 p.m. | | Williams sisters pull out of doubles at Wimbledon Comments 0 Comments

California bill seeks to make cheerleaders team employees

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California lawmakers are sending Gov. Jerry Brown a bill making it clear that professional cheerleaders are sports team employees.

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Posted: jun. 30, 2015 1:27 a.m. | | California bill seeks to make cheerleaders  team employees Comments 0 Comments

Wade elects to become free agent, may leave Heat

MIAMI (AP) — The relationship between Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat is about to be tested like never before, and the most accomplished player in franchise history may soon have a new home.

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Posted: jun. 30, 2015 1:27 a.m. | | Wade elects to become free agent, may leave Heat Comments 0 Comments

Pronger under contract but Hall bound

TORONTO (AP) — Chris Pronger always seemed destined for the Hockey Hall of Fame.

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Posted: jun. 30, 2015 1:26 a.m. | | Pronger under contract but Hall bound Comments 0 Comments

US-Germany semifinal features top goalkeepers

MONTREAL (AP) — The Women’s World Cup semifinal clash between top-ranked Germany and the second-ranked United States will feature two of the best goalkeepers in the game: Nadine Angerer and Hope Solo.

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Posted: jun. 30, 2015 1:25 a.m. | | US-Germany semifinal features top goalkeepers  Comments 0 Comments

Reddick, Davis, Butler homer for A’s win

OAKLAND (AP) — Josh Reddick and Ike Davis hit two-run homers in the first inning to back seven scoreless innings from Kendall Graveman, and the Oakland Athletics snapped a three-game losing streak by beating the Colorado Rockies 7-1 on Monday night.

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Posted: jun. 30, 2015 1:25 a.m. | | Reddick, Davis, Butler homer for A’s win Comments 0 Comments

Serena again starts slow at Wimbledon; Venus cruises

LONDON (AP) — As has become customary for Serena Williams of late, she got off to a rocky start.

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Posted: jun. 30, 2015 1:22 a.m. | | Serena again starts slow at Wimbledon; Venus cruises Comments 0 Comments

Sharks, defender Dillon agree to 5-year contract

SAN JOSE (AP) — The San Jose Sharks agreed to a five-year, $16.35 million contract with pending restricted free agent defenseman Brenden Dillon on Monday.

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Posted: jun. 30, 2015 1:22 a.m. | | Sharks, defender Dillon agree to 5-year contract Comments 0 Comments

Warriors exercise Speights’ contract option for 2015-16

OAKLAND (AP) — The Golden State Warriors have begun the process of keeping their championship roster intact.

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Posted: jun. 30, 2015 1:21 a.m. | | Warriors exercise  Speights’ contract  option for 2015-16 Comments 0 Comments

Busch brothers 1-2 at Save Mart 350

SONOMA — Kyle Busch (#18 M&Ms Toyota) put an exclamation on his recovery from a horrific wreck at the start of the season by taking a dramatic victory in Sunday’s 27th Annual Toyota/Save Mart 350 on the picturesque Sonoma Raceway road course.

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Posted: jun. 28, 2015 10:16 p.m. | | Busch brothers 1-2 at Save Mart 350 Comments 0 Comments

Royals sweep Oakland A’s

OAKLAND   (AP) — Even though Max Muncy hasn’t gotten a lot of opportunities at third base, he knows he should have been better when given the chance.

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Posted: jun. 28, 2015 10:15 p.m. | | Royals sweep Oakland A’s Comments 0 Comments

Posey, Susac power Giants past Rockies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Andrew Susac usually takes a back seat to Buster Posey. For at least one day, they shared the spotlight.

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Posted: jun. 28, 2015 10:15 p.m. | | Posey, Susac  power Giants  past Rockies  Comments 0 Comments

Sharks searching starting goalie

SAN JOSE  (AP) — The San Jose Sharks ended the NHL draft with one of the biggest needs they had entering the weekend: finding a starting goaltender.

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Posted: jun. 28, 2015 10:15 p.m. | | Sharks searching  starting goalie   Comments 0 Comments

Watson wins Travelers on 2nd playoff hole

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Bubba Watson is hard to beat in a playoff.

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Posted: jun. 28, 2015 10:14 p.m. | | Watson wins Travelers on 2nd playoff hole Comments 0 Comments

LeBron James becomes free agent

CLEVELAND (AP) — For the third time in six seasons, LeBron James is an unrestricted free agent.

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Posted: jun. 28, 2015 10:14 p.m. | | LeBron James becomes free agent Comments 0 Comments

US defeats China, faces Germany in semis

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Carli Lloyd finally was able to express her creativity on field.

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Posted: jun. 27, 2015 1:27 a.m. | | US defeats China, faces Germany in semis Comments 0 Comments

Vogt OK after hit by pitch

OAKLAND (AP) — Athletics manager Bob Melvin tried to downplay suggestions that there would be any lingering bitterness between his ballclub and Kansas City Royals after the two teams engaged in three bench-clearing scraps earlier this season.

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Posted: jun. 27, 2015 1:27 a.m. | | Vogt OK after hit by pitch Comments 0 Comments

Heart of Rockies lineup hammers Giants for 10 hits

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Matt Duffy missed a game-tying hit by inches. Buster Posey was not able to adjust to consecutive changeups. The San Francisco Giants had their rally caps working and nearly pulled another comeback out of them.

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Posted: jun. 27, 2015 1:26 a.m. | | Heart of Rockies lineup hammers Giants for 10 hits Comments 0 Comments

Allmendinger looks to pounce on NASCAR’s 1st road course

SONOMA (AP) — AJ Allmendinger knows the stakes on Sunday: Win on the road course at Sonoma Raceway and he earns a spot in NASCAR’s championship race.

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Posted: jun. 27, 2015 1:26 a.m. | | Allmendinger looks to pounce on NASCAR’s 1st road course Comments 0 Comments

Sandberg resigns as Philadelphia Phillies manager

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ryne Sandberg left on his terms.

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Posted: jun. 27, 2015 1:26 a.m. | | Sandberg resigns as Philadelphia Phillies manager Comments 0 Comments

MLB plans for 2nd replay center in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Major League Baseball plans to open a second replay center in San Francisco.

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Posted: jun. 27, 2015 1:26 a.m. | | MLB plans for 2nd replay center in San Francisco Comments 0 Comments

Bubba Watson still leads pack at Travelers

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Bubba Watson shot a 3-under 67 on Friday to maintain a two-stroke lead after the second round of the Travelers Championship.

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Posted: jun. 27, 2015 1:25 a.m. | | Bubba Watson still leads pack at Travelers Comments 0 Comments

NASCAR’s Dale Earnhardt Jr. backs ban on Confederate flag

SONOMA (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr., NASCAR’s most popular driver, called the Confederate flag “offensive to an entire race” Friday while voicing his support for it being removed from the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse.

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Posted: jun. 27, 2015 1:25 a.m. | | NASCAR’s Dale Earnhardt Jr. backs ban on Confederate flag Comments 0 Comments

Gay, Bowie capture 100 titles at nationals

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Tyson Gay was going so fast through the finish line that he nearly ran out of track to apply the brakes, sidestepping cameramen to avoid a nasty collision.

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Posted: jun. 27, 2015 1:25 a.m. | | Gay, Bowie capture 100 titles at nationals Comments 0 Comments

Timberwolves select Towns with No. 1 pick in NBA draft

NEW YORK (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves got their man in the middle. The Lakers got a playmaking partner for Kobe Bryant.

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Posted: jun. 26, 2015 1:10 a.m. | | Timberwolves select Towns with No. 1 pick in NBA draft Comments 0 Comments

Kings take Cauley Stein with 6th overall pick

SACRAMENTO, (AP) — The Sacramento Kings drafted Kentucky center Willie Cauley-Stein with the sixth overall pick Thursday night, adding an elite defender to one of the NBA’s worst defensive teams.

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Posted: jun. 26, 2015 1:10 a.m. | | Kings take Cauley Stein with 6th overall pick Comments 0 Comments

Warriors draft UCLA’s Kevon Looney

OAKLAND,(AP) — The Golden State Warriors drafted UCLA forward Kevon Looney with the 30th and final pick of the first round.

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Posted: jun. 26, 2015 1:10 a.m. | | Warriors draft UCLA’s Kevon Looney Comments 0 Comments

A’s finish off 3-game sweep of Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Oakland right-hander Sonny Gray wins at Texas even when he’s not at his best.

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Posted: jun. 26, 2015 1:09 a.m. | | A’s finish off 3-game sweep of Rangers  Comments 0 Comments

Giants stop Padres late inning surge

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Padres’ eighth inning began and ended with pinch-hitters — and they were one and the same player.

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Posted: jun. 26, 2015 1:09 a.m. | | Giants stop Padres late inning surge Comments 0 Comments

Baseball squad makes history with first openly gay pro

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Baseball history was made in Northern California wine country Thursday night when the sport’s first active professional player to come out as gay pitched a shutout before an enthusiastic crowd that seemed more impressed with his performance than his role as a pioneer.

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Posted: jun. 26, 2015 1:08 a.m. | | Baseball squad makes history with first openly gay pro Comments 0 Comments

US Players shrug off quick turnaround for China

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — It’s been a rather short turnaround for the United States between Monday night’s 2-0 victory over Colombia in the round of 16 and Friday’s World Cup quarterfinal against China.

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Posted: jun. 26, 2015 1:08 a.m. | | US Players shrug off quick turnaround for China Comments 0 Comments

Grizzlies acquire Matt Barnes from Charlotte Hornets

The Memphis Grizzlies acquired forward Matt Barnes from the Charlotte Hornets for guard Luke Ridnour, who later was sent to Oklahoma City.

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Posted: jun. 26, 2015 1:07 a.m. | | Grizzlies acquire Matt Barnes from Charlotte Hornets Comments 0 Comments

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