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Selig still waiting on Tommy John report

PITTSBURGH — Baseball commissioner Bud Selig is “anxious” to look at the recommendations of a team of top orthopedists who are studying the uptick in elbow injuries among pitchers. A handful of experts, including Dr. James Andrews and New York Yankees team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad, are putting together a report to help baseball address […]

AP source: Cavs to sign Andrew Wiggins to contract

CLEVELAND — Andrew Wiggins will sign his rookie contract with the Cavaliers. It’s still not clear if he’ll play for them. A person familiar with the negotiations says the Cavs will sign the No. 1 overall pick to his deal, an agreement that would prevent any potential trade involving the small forward from being completed […]

Paterno son, other former assistant sue Penn State

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — A son of late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno has sued the university over his dismissal from its coaching staff two years ago, saying he has been unfairly linked to the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal. Former assistant coach Jay Paterno and another former assistant, Bill Kenney, filed a federal […]

Pyrenees please Nibali, Rogers in Tour Stage 16

BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France — The Pyrenees on Tuesday lived up to their reputation for causing ups and downs at the Tour de France: A French rider climbed in the standings, an American went down, and an Australian rebounding from an ordeal of doping suspicions won Stage 16 in a downhill breakaway. Riding in his 10th Tour, three-time world champion […]

Warriors announce Brandon Rush’s signing

OAKLAND — The Golden State Warriors and swingman Brandon Rush have completed the deal they agreed to last week. The Warriors announced Rush’s signing Tuesday. The contract is for two years and about $2.5 million. Rush will hold the option in the second year of the deal. Rush was Golden State’s top reserve and best perimeter […]

A’s agree to 10-year lease to stay in Oakland

OAKLAND — The Athletics have agreed to a 10-year lease extension to stay in Oakland, the team and city officials announced Tuesday. After reviewing several modifications made by the Oakland City Council last week, team owner Lew Wolff said he agreed to the terms of the lease to keep the team playing at the Oakland Coliseum. […]

CEO: Rivers to quit Clippers if Sterling stays

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Clippers interim CEO Richard Parsons testified Tuesday that coach Doc Rivers told him he’ll quit if Donald Sterling remains the owner of the team. Parsons made the statement in a trial to determine whether Sterling’s wife Shelly Sterling can sell the team for $2 billion to former Microsoft CEO Steve […]

Racehorse owned by Britain’s queen fails dope test

LONDON — A racehorse owned by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II that won the prestigious Gold Cup at Royal Ascot last year has tested positive for the banned painkiller, morphine. The British Horseracing Authority announced last week that tests on five horses under the care of various trainers showed the presence of morphine in their ‘A’ […]

Raiders enter camp with ‘chip’ on shoulders

OAKLAND — There was a common theme to the players the Oakland Raiders brought in this offseason. Discarded or unwanted by their former teams, players with a history of success in the NFL talked about the motivation of having a “chip on the shoulder” when they arrived in Oakland. “Everybody here has something to prove […]

49ers start fresh after forgettable offseason

SANTA CLARA — The San Francisco 49ers are eager to move forward from a forgettable offseason. They made nearly as much news off the field as in free agency and the draft, although they accomplished their top priority by re-signing quarterback Colin Kaepernick as the face of the franchise. Distractions were everywhere in the days, […]

Seahawks start atop AP Pro32 rankings

NEW YORK — The Seattle Seahawks start the preseason right where they ended last season, as the No. 1 team in the AP Pro32 NFL power rankings. In balloting by 12 media members who regularly cover the NFL, the top three teams in the AP Pro32 were the Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos. […]

Hugo Perez Elite Training Camp to be held in Vallejo

VALLEJO — Hugo Perez, current coach of the U-15 U.S. National Team, is holding the Hugo Perez Elite Training Camp Aug. 4-6 at Dan Foley Park, 1461 N. Camino Alto, Vallejo. The camp, which runs from 6-8 p.m., is for U-10 through U-14 elite boys and girls players. Fees apply. For more information, go to […]

Expos set to host Area 1 tournament – as top seeds

FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield Expos American Legion baseball team finds itself in a familiar spot this week as a participant in the Area 1 tournament. The Expos got there in a different way from previous seasons, but did well enough along the way to earn the tournament’s top seeding – a status Expos manager Brad Hanson […]

Duvall, Kontos help Giants beat Phillies

PHILADELPHIA — Two same-day call-ups helped the San Francisco Giants stay ahead of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Adam Duvall hit a two-run homer to spoil Cliff Lee’s return from the disabled list and Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-4 on Monday night. Hunter Pence had three hits and two RBIs, Buster Posey drove in two runs and the Giants are two […]

Lady Vols coach wants a stronger finishing touch

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Holly Warlick believes Tennessee’s bid to return to national title contention is more a mental hurdle than a physical test. The Lady Vols were rolling going into last season’s NCAA tournament. The momentum carried only so far and Tennessee lost in a regional semifinal. Warlick wants to make sure her team doesn’t peak too early again. […]

Gail Goestenkors quits WNBA job, enters hoops hall

This was a roller-coaster weekend for Gail Goestenkors. On the day she resigned as an assistant coach of the Los Angeles Sparks, it was announced she would enter the women’s basketball Hall of Fame in 2015. “I thought the timing was absolutely perfect if there is such a thing,” said Goestenkors, who built Duke into a national […]

Chamberlain’s arm and beard fitting in with Tigers

DETROIT — The Detroit Tigers have gotten a good return on their short-term investment in right-hander Joba Chamberlain. “He’s been the one piece that has been consistent all year,” Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. Chamberlain leads the American League in holds heading into Detroit’s road trip this week against the Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Angels. He […]

This date in sports history for Tuesday, July 22, 2014

July 22 1921 — Jim Barnes wins the U.S. Men’s Open golf championship by edging Walter Hagen, Leo Diegel, Jock Hutchinson and Fred McLeod. 1962 — Gary Player of South Africa becomes the first non-resident of the United States to win the PGA championship. 1963 — Sonny Liston knocks out Floyd Patterson in 2 minutes, […]

Big 12 commish’s dire warning about pending change

DALLAS — Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby had a dire warning Monday for anyone who likes intercollegiate athletics the way they are now. “You’re going to hate it going forward,” Bowlsby said. “There’s a lot of change coming.” During his opening address at Big 12 football media days, Bowlsby talked about growing financial constraints athletic programs face going forward and the […]

Big Papi passes Yaz with 453rd career home run

TORONTO — Red Sox slugger David Ortiz has passed Boston great Carl Yastrzemski on baseball’s career home run chart. One inning after matching Yastrzemski with No. 452 on Monday night, Ortiz connected again to take over sole possession of 36th place. Adam Dunn of the Chicago White Sox is next on the list. He entered […]

Chargers bolt into camp with high hopes

SAN DIEGO — Expectations are high again in San Diego, thanks to the Chargers’ return to the playoffs last season. Led by a resurgent Philip Rivers and Ryan Mathews, the Chargers won their final four games under new coach Mike McCoy — and got some big help from slumping Miami and Baltimore — to end a three-season playoff […]

Broncos primed for another super run

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Sacred cows were scarce when Broncos general manager John Elway dug out from the wreckage of that Super Bowl blistering by the Seahawks. Cornerback Champ Bailey, a perennial Pro Bowler and potential Hall of Famer, was sent packing. So were Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Mike Adams and Shaun Phillips, three other defensive starters who […]

Seattle says what happened last season is history

RENTON, Wash. — Soon after the parade and television appearances and celebrations were over, the message changed for the Seattle Seahawks. Winning the first Super Bowl in franchise history was just that — history. “What’s happened before is obviously significant, but it doesn’t mean anything unless we go out and keep working,” Seattle coach Pete […]

Tony Stewart riding high from sprint car victory

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Tony Stewart heads into the busiest week of his year riding high from a win in his return to sprint car racing. Stewart raced in a sprint car last weekend for the first time since he broke his leg in an extracurricular race last August. He missed the final 15 weeks of […]

In the Pits: RTA could close disconnect between teams, NASCAR

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — There is no clearer example of the disconnect between NASCAR and its teams then the fight earlier this year over the procedures to cool cars down during qualifying. NASCAR refused to allow the use of cooling boxes, so teams had jerry-rigged a system that created a dangerous on-track situation for the drivers. […]

Head of 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics resigns

SEOUL, South Korea — The head of the organizing committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang resigned Monday, saying new leadership and a “stronger system” is needed to complete preparations for the games. Former provincial governor Kim Jin-sun was elected president of the organizing committee in late 2011 after Pyeongchang won the right to host the first Winter […]

6 South Americans refuse to return to Donetsk club

MOSCOW — Six South Americans — five Brazilians and one Argentine — have refused to return to Ukraine to play for their football club in the troubled city of Donetsk, risking possible fines and suspensions for breach of contract. The players remained in France following Ukrainian league champion Shakhtar Donetsk’s friendly against Lyon on Saturday. The Ukrainian […]

BMC, Team-Garmin Sharp back for USA Pro Challenge

DENVER — Headlining the lineup for the fourth USA Pro Challenge next month are BMC, Team Garmin-Sharp, Cannondale, Trek Factory Racing and Tinkoff-Saxo. Tour officials announced the 16-team lineup Monday. Trek Factory Racing is one of seven teams that will be making its debut appearance in the seven-stage race that covers 550 miles from Aspen […]

Tour leader Nibali: A ‘flag-bearer’ against doping

CARCASSONNE, France — Barring a disaster for him on French roads from now until Sunday, the man who looks set to win the Tour de France says he understands that cycling is still paying for its longtime doping plague. Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali knows that more than many. Both of cycling’s other “Grand Tours” that he […]

Witness: Sterling needs Clippers sale to pay debts

LOS ANGELES — The chief financial officer of Donald Sterling’s properties said Monday that the billionaire may be forced to sell a large portion of his real estate empire to cover $500 million in loans if he persists in refusing to sell the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion. Darren Schield, who oversees the finances of The […]

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