Thursday, July 31, 2014

Steelers to retire Hall of Famer Greene’s No. 75

LATROBE, Pa. — The Pittsburgh Steelers are retiring Hall of Fame defensive end Joe Greene’s number No. 75. The team announced Wednesday that Greene will be honored during a ceremony on Nov. 2 when the Steelers host the Baltimore Ravens. Greene, the fourth overall pick in the 1969 NFL draft, helped Pittsburgh win four Super […]

Fairfield-Suisun 6U Bobby Sox win titles

LA MIRADA — The Fairfield-Suisun Bobby Sox 6-under All-Star team went undefeated to win the district and national titles over the weekend. Fairfield defeated East Anaheim 8-0 in the opener, then defeated Vacaville 3-2 in the second game. The Bobby Sox then defeated Vacaville;e 4-3 for the title. Aryanna Banks-Lockhart and Mya Evans pitched well for […]

Usain Bolt in controversy at Commonwealth Games

GLASGOW, Scotland — Even as athletics medals were being won at the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday, the spotlight was on the sprinter nowhere near the track: Usain Bolt. The world’s fastest man was at the center of a controversy in Glasgow for apparently criticizing his games experience so far. Bolt was quoted as telling The […]

Indians trade pitcher Masterson to Cardinals

CLEVELAND (AP) — Justin Masterson began the season as the Indians’ ace. He’ll end it with a different team in a different league. The Indians traded the disappointing Masterson on Wednesday to the St. Louis Cardinals, a deal that will allow Cleveland to get something in return for the right-hander who was in his final […]

Riley speaks out, insists Heat will be competitive

MIAMI — Miami Heat President Pat Riley is speaking out at length for the first time since LeBron James left the franchise, saying that he wants the team “to be as good as it’s ever been” going forward. Riley spoke with reporters Wednesday after the team completed the signing of Chris Bosh to a $118 […]

Nadal out of 2 tournaments because of right wrist

Rafael Nadal withdrew Wednesday from U.S. Open tuneups in Toronto and Cincinnati because of a right wrist injury, putting in doubt his status for a title defense at the year’s last Grand Slam tournament. The second-ranked Nadal plays left-handed, but he uses a two-handed backhand. He said in a statement issued by the Toronto tournament […]

Pipe break that flooded UCLA dumps 20M gallons

LOS ANGELES — Authorities say a pipe break that flooded UCLA’s famed Pauley Pavilion has now released 20 million gallons of water and continues to gush. Jim McDaniel of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power says the century-old pipe that burst on Sunset Boulevard is releasing about 1,000 gallons of water a minute […]