Yankees acquire Headley   Published Jul 23, 2014
NEW YORK — Trying to boost one of the weakest lineups in the American League, the New York Yankees acquired third baseman Chase Headley from the San Diego Padres on Tuesday for rookie infielder Yangervis Solarte and minor league pitcher … more ...
Pop drops in 9th, Yankees sweep   Published Jul 21, 2014
NEW YORK — Jacoby Ellsbury got four hits and scored the winning run in the ninth inning on Brian McCann’s pop-fly single that dropped near three Cincinnati Reds in shallow right field, giving the New York Yankees a 3-2 victory … more ...
BOSTON — Jon Lester just wants to put up impressive numbers on the mound. He will worry about the figures on his next contract later. Red Sox fans showed appreciation for his latest brilliant outing with loud applause as he … more ...
Woods eyes berth on Ryder Cup team   Published Jul 21, 2014
HOYLAKE, England — Even after his worst 72-hole finish in a major, Tiger Woods says he would pick himself for the Ryder Cup team. His first major of the year, and second tournament since March 31 back surgery, wasn’t much … more ...
SAN DIEGO — Bobby Abreu was annoyed by lack of speed in Odrisamer Despaigne’s curveball and playfully decided to complain to plate umpire Chris Guccione. “It was the highlight of the day,” Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal said. “He looked back … more ...
Last-place Red Sox hope for turnaround   Published Jul 18, 2014
BOSTON — From worst to first to worst again. For three seasons, the Boston Red Sox have been riding a surprising seesaw that has them in last place in the AL East. But, unlikely as it seems, they can still … more ...
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York got a little teary on his drive to Levi’s Stadium on Thursday. His voice cracked while talking about taking his young son to games at the stadium for years … more ...
Sure, it was great for a couple days. The cheers for Derek Jeter. The power of Giancarlo Stanton. The excellence of Mike Trout in the American League’s 5-3 victory. Baseball’s All-Star party in the Twin Cities was a long series … more ...
OYONNAX, France (AP) — Sitting on a roadside guard rail, wincing and rubbing his lower back, Andrew Talansky looked ready to quit the Tour de France in the middle of Stage 11. The Tour’s Web site and French TV commentators … more ...
Rangers agree to terms with Lombardi NEW YORK — The New York Rangers have agreed to terms with free agent forward Matthew Lombardi, a veteran NHL player who spent last season in Switzerland. The 32-year-old Lombardi, who joined New York … more ...
LAS VEGAS — Patrick Ewing sees the parallels between then and now. For 13 straight seasons, Ewing averaged at least 20 points. He was a superstar, the toast of New York, the city’s biggest star when he was the face … more ...

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Jeter takes bow, hits double   Published Jul 16, 2014
MINNEAPOLIS — Derek Jeter was a huge hit from the very start in his final All-Star game. Batting leadoff for the American League, the 40-year-old shortstop for the New York Yankees soaked in an ovation that lasted more than a … more ...
HOYLAKE, England — Phil Mickelson rolled long putts across the practice green in front of the Royal Liverpool clubhouse, some of them going in, most of them the right distance. He chirped to the caddie of Brandt Snedeker about their … more ...
Stars congregate as pitchers dominate   Published Jul 15, 2014
MINNEAPOLIS — Mike Matheny had quite the choice for the National League’s All-Star starter. There was his own Adam Wainwright, the St. Louis Cardinals ace with a 12-4 record and a 1.83 ERA. And there was the Los Angeles Dodgers’ … more ...
This isn’t Brett Favre or Joe Montana, or any other over-the-hill star — insert your own favorite here — shopping teams and/or rosters in search of one last hurrah. In the NBA, one supremely talented individual can make a world … more ...
NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez faces a new challenge: He is being sued by his own lawyer. Attorney David Cornwell’s law firm filed papers Monday in Manhattan federal court saying the New York Yankees star owes more than $380,000 … more ...
Chris Bosh said all along that he wanted to stay with the Miami Heat, and the departure of LeBron James did not lead to a change of heart. Bosh agreed Friday to a five-year contract worth about $118 million, two … more ...
CLEVELAND — LeBron James is returning home to Ohio, reversing the decision he made four years ago that led to two NBA titles in Miami and crushed Cleveland Cavalier fans. James told Sports Illustrated for a story published Friday that … more ...
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil — Germany poured in the goals Tuesday to hand Brazil its heaviest World Cup loss ever with an astounding 7-1 rout in the semifinals that stunned the host nation. Miroslav Klose scored a record-setting 16th career World … more ...
LOS ANGELES — A San Francisco Giants fan who suffered brain damage in a beating in a Dodger Stadium parking lot won his negligence lawsuit Wednesday, with a jury agreeing that the Dodgers didn’t provide adequate security and were partly … more ...
LAS VEGAS — Pat Riley made his pitch. And now, LeBron James wants time to think. The Miami Heat president met with the four-time NBA MVP on Wednesday afternoon in Las Vegas, two people familiar with the situation told The … more ...
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