Man Utd 'not balanced' - Van Gaal - New Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal says his squad is imbalanced, despite beating LA Galaxy 7-0 on Wednesday. Miley sets new Commonwealth record - Scotland's Hannah Miley beats her own Commonwealth Games 400m individual medley record to reach the final at Glasgow 2014. Man City racism claim investigated - Farah out of Commonwealth Games - Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah withdraws from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow because of illness. Borini hurt as Liverpool lose friendly - Liverpool striker Fabio Borini injures his shoulder in a pre-season defeat, but Manchester City and Tottenham both win. Van Gaal has winning Man Utd start - Manchester United give new boss Louis van Gaal a winning start as they beat LA Galaxy 7-0 in a friendly in California. Cespedes hits 2 HRs, A's hold off Astros 9-7 (Yahoo Sports) - Yoenis Cespedes homered twice and tied a career high with five RBIs before leaving with an apparent right thumb injury, and the Oakland Athletics held off the Houston Astros 9-7 on Wednesday night. The two-time reigning Home Run Derby champion hit a three-run drive in the second inning and a two-run shot in the fourth off Brad Peacock (3-7) for his 15th and 16th homers this season. Cespedes snapped a 25-game skid - matching his career high - since his last long ball June 19 against Boston. Cespedes was replaced in left field with the A's leading 8-1 in the seventh. Wiggins questions price of Tour fame - Sir Bradley Wiggins says he sometimes wishes he had never won the Tour de France and Olympic gold in 2012. Tigers acquire closer Joakim Soria from Rangers (Yahoo Sports) - NEW YORK (AP) -- The first-place Detroit Tigers have reinforced the back end of their shaky bullpen, acquiring closer Joakim Soria from the Texas Rangers for minor league pitchers Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel. Tampa Bay beats St. Louis 3-0 behind Cobb (Yahoo Sports) - Alex Cobb struck out 10 and drove in a run with his first major league hit, leading Tampa Bay to a 3-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night, the Rays' seventh straight win. The Rays have won 25 of their last 36 games and are 13-4 in July. Tampa Bay completed its road trip at 5-0 and its eight-game road winning streak ties the franchise record set twice. The loss was the third straight for the Cardinals.

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Man Utd 'not balanced' - Van Gaal [BBC.co.uk Sports: July 24, 2014, 11:23 am]
New Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal says his squad is imbalanced, despite beating LA Galaxy 7-0 on Wednesday.
Miley sets new Commonwealth record [BBC.co.uk Sports: July 24, 2014, 11:05 am]
Scotland's Hannah Miley beats her own Commonwealth Games 400m individual medley record to reach the final at Glasgow 2014.
Man City racism claim investigated [BBC.co.uk Sports: July 24, 2014, 11:01 am]

Farah out of Commonwealth Games [BBC.co.uk Sports: July 24, 2014, 9:13 am]
Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah withdraws from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow because of illness.
Borini hurt as Liverpool lose friendly [BBC.co.uk Sports: July 24, 2014, 8:47 am]
Liverpool striker Fabio Borini injures his shoulder in a pre-season defeat, but Manchester City and Tottenham both win.
Van Gaal has winning Man Utd start [BBC.co.uk Sports: July 24, 2014, 6:30 am]
Manchester United give new boss Louis van Gaal a winning start as they beat LA Galaxy 7-0 in a friendly in California.
Cespedes hits 2 HRs, A's hold off Astros 9-7 (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 24, 2014, 5:45 am]
Yoenis Cespedes homered twice and tied a career high with five RBIs before leaving with an apparent right thumb injury, and the Oakland Athletics held off the Houston Astros 9-7 on Wednesday night. The two-time reigning Home Run Derby champion hit a three-run drive in the second inning and a two-run shot in the fourth off Brad Peacock (3-7) for his 15th and 16th homers this season. Cespedes snapped a 25-game skid - matching his career high - since his last long ball June 19 against Boston. Cespedes was replaced in left field with the A's leading 8-1 in the seventh.
Wiggins questions price of Tour fame [BBC.co.uk Sports: July 24, 2014, 5:31 am]
Sir Bradley Wiggins says he sometimes wishes he had never won the Tour de France and Olympic gold in 2012.
Tigers acquire closer Joakim Soria from Rangers (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 24, 2014, 3:51 am]
NEW YORK (AP) -- The first-place Detroit Tigers have reinforced the back end of their shaky bullpen, acquiring closer Joakim Soria from the Texas Rangers for minor league pitchers Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel.
Tampa Bay beats St. Louis 3-0 behind Cobb (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 24, 2014, 2:48 am]
Alex Cobb struck out 10 and drove in a run with his first major league hit, leading Tampa Bay to a 3-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night, the Rays' seventh straight win. The Rays have won 25 of their last 36 games and are 13-4 in July. Tampa Bay completed its road trip at 5-0 and its eight-game road winning streak ties the franchise record set twice. The loss was the third straight for the Cardinals.

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NBA Soccer
James Harden: “Dwight and I are the cornerstones of the Rockets. The rest of the guys are role players.” [NBC Sports: July 24, 2014, 12:00 pm]
Rockets players certainly are giving Parsons plenty of bulletin board material.

Knicks waive another one of Phil Jackson’s former Lakers [NBC Sports: July 24, 2014, 5:00 am]
Shannon Brown joins Metta World Peace and Lamar Odom

Report: Ray Allen leaning toward signing with LeBron James’ Cavaliers [NBC Sports: July 24, 2014, 4:01 am]
Allen has already said an MRI comes first

Testimony ends in Sterling probate trial, closing arguments next week [NBC Sports: July 24, 2014, 2:59 am]
We know how this movie is going to end, Donald Sterling will lose the Clippers, we just don’t know how we will get there yet.

Mavs add Aminu after scrapping deal with Lewis (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 24, 2014, 2:38 am]
The Dallas Mavericks have reached a deal with free-agent forward Al-Farouq Aminu after scrapping a contract with Rashard Lewis because of a knee problem. Aminu's agent, Raymond Brothers, confirmed the agreement Wednesday. Aminu has career averages of 6.5 points and 5.5 rebounds in four seasons with the Los Angeles Clippers and New Orleans.

“Embarrassed” in LA, thrilled in Manchester: Reactions to 7-0 beatdown [NBC Sports: July 24, 2014, 11:45 am]
Almost 90,000 fans in Los Angeles watched Manchester United put an old-fashioned punking on their hosts. And then both sides reacted.

Mexican Aguirre named as new coach of Japan [Yahoo! Sports: July 24, 2014, 11:40 am]
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan has appointed Mexican Javier Aguirre as the new head coach of the national team.

First Brazilian returns to Shakhtar [BBC.co.uk Sports: July 24, 2014, 11:24 am]
Brazilian midfielder Fred returns to Ukrainian champions Shakhtar Donetsk after the club relocated to Kiev.

Man Utd 'not balanced' - Van Gaal [BBC.co.uk Sports: July 24, 2014, 11:23 am]
New Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal says his squad is imbalanced, despite beating LA Galaxy 7-0 on Wednesday.

Croatian FA to probe racism claims [BBC.co.uk Sports: July 24, 2014, 11:01 am]
Manchester City's claim an Under-21s player was racially abused is "baseless", say the club City walked off against.

NFL NHL
Chiefs, running back Jamaal Charles reach deal (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 24, 2014, 2:16 am]
Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles has agreed to a contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs. The six-year NFL veteran ran for 1,287 yards and 12 touchdowns last year to help the Chiefs reach the playoffs. He also had 70 catches for 693 yards and seven more TDs as Kansas City went 11-5 before losing to Indianapolis in an AFC wild-card game. ''It was important for us to keep him here in Kansas City long-term.'' Charles was expected to take part in the first practice scheduled for Thursday.

Johnny Be Good: Browns expect Manziel to behave (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 24, 2014, 2:07 am]
Cleveland coach Mike Pettine said he's not worried about the popular rookie's wild off-field behavior carrying into the season, and he's determined not to let any outside influences affect his decision in picking either Manziel or veteran Brian Hoyer to be his starting quarterback. Pettine, who will open his first training camp on Saturday, discussed Manziel, Pro Bowl wide receiver Josh Gordon's clouded situation and several other topics during an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday. Manziel, the former Texas A&M star nicknamed ''Johnny Football'' for his dazzling skills, made headlines throughout the offseason with his weekend partying. Pettine said he's aware of the photo, and during his recent vacation, he called Manziel to discuss the young QB's conduct.

Jerry Jones: Garrett not coaching for job (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 24, 2014, 1:02 am]
Jerry Jones doesn't like to repeat his good sound bites, so he found a new way to say Jason Garrett isn't coaching for his job. The Dallas Cowboys owner said Wednesday it wasn't a ''make or break'' season for Garrett, a year after opening training camp by declaring that last season wouldn't be ''Armageddon'' for his coach if the once-proud franchise missed the playoffs again. The Cowboys have identical endings to all three full seasons under Garrett, losing to NFC East rivals to finish 8-8 and miss the playoffs.

NFL suspends Jaguars WR Sanders 4 games (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 24, 2014, 12:56 am]
The NFL has suspended Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Ace Sanders without pay for the first four games of the season for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. The league handed down the punishment Wednesday, one day after Sanders disclosed it was coming and said he would not appeal. On a conference call with reporters Tuesday, Sanders said ''personal issues'' caused his misstep. He said he has ''been dealing with a lot of stuff, just with life and family and a lot of issues going on.'' A second-year pro from South Carolina, Sanders said he plans to seek counseling and not rehab.

AP source: Chiefs, Charles reach 2-year deal (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 23, 2014, 10:01 pm]
Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles has reached a two-year contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs. A person familiar with the contract said the deal will keep Charles in Kansas City through the 2017 season. The six-year NFL veteran ran for 1,287 yards and 12 touchdowns last year as the Chiefs reached the playoffs. He also had 70 catches for 693 yards and seven more TDs as Kansas City went 11-5 before losing to Indianapolis in an AFC wild-card game.

PHT Morning Skate: What to do with Niemi? [NBC Sports: July 24, 2014, 12:00 pm]
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Babcock on analytics: ‘I love the information’ [NBC Sports: July 24, 2014, 3:00 am]
Makes sense for a franchise that frequently favors puck possession.

Virginia Tech helmet study could ‘hit hockey like a ton of bricks’ [NBC Sports: July 24, 2014, 2:00 am]
Can the STAR system help reduce concussions?

Florida phases out ‘Lady Panthers’ [NBC Sports: July 24, 2014, 1:00 am]
They'll feature a "skating-only" ice crew next season.

Cory Sarich injured in cycling accident (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 24, 2014, 12:30 am]
DENVER (AP) -- Free-agent NHL defenseman Cory Sarich is recovering in a Calgary hospital after a cycling accident this week.

Baseball Golf
Cespedes hits 2 HRs, A's hold off Astros 9-7 (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 24, 2014, 5:45 am]
Yoenis Cespedes homered twice and tied a career high with five RBIs before leaving with an apparent right thumb injury, and the Oakland Athletics held off the Houston Astros 9-7 on Wednesday night. The two-time reigning Home Run Derby champion hit a three-run drive in the second inning and a two-run shot in the fourth off Brad Peacock (3-7) for his 15th and 16th homers this season. Cespedes snapped a 25-game skid - matching his career high - since his last long ball June 19 against Boston. Cespedes was replaced in left field with the A's leading 8-1 in the seventh.

Angels beat O's on bases-loaded walk in 8th (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 24, 2014, 5:22 am]
Kole Calhoun drew a bases-loaded walk from reliever Brian Matusz in the eighth inning after a tying RBI double by Erick Aybar, and the Los Angeles Angels pulled out a 3-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night. Jered Weaver (11-6) allowed two runs and six hits through eight innings, striking out six and walking none before the Angels recorded their major league-best 31st come-from-behind win. Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman allowed a run and five hits over six innings, stranded seven runners in scoring position and picked off another at second base before handing a 2-1 lead to Tommy Hunter. Josh Hamilton led off the eighth with a bloop single off Hunter (2-2) and came all the way around on Aybar's double to left-center.

Tigers acquire closer Joakim Soria from Rangers (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 24, 2014, 3:51 am]
NEW YORK (AP) -- The first-place Detroit Tigers have reinforced the back end of their shaky bullpen, acquiring closer Joakim Soria from the Texas Rangers for minor league pitchers Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel.

Pence drives in 3, Giants beat Phillies 3-1 (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 24, 2014, 3:37 am]
Hunter Pence drove in all of San Francisco's runs with a double in the ninth and Madison Bumgarner pitched eight scoreless innings to lead the Giants to a 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night. Bumgarner (12-7) gave up five hits while striking out six and walking none in a pitchers' duel with A.J. Burnett. It was the sixth win in seven games for first-place San Francisco, which moved two games ahead of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West. The Giants will look to sweep the four-game series on Thursday.

Tampa Bay beats St. Louis 3-0 behind Cobb (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 24, 2014, 2:48 am]
Alex Cobb struck out 10 and drove in a run with his first major league hit, leading Tampa Bay to a 3-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night, the Rays' seventh straight win. The Rays have won 25 of their last 36 games and are 13-4 in July. Tampa Bay completed its road trip at 5-0 and its eight-game road winning streak ties the franchise record set twice. The loss was the third straight for the Cardinals.

7 tied for early lead at Russian Open (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 24, 2014, 11:07 am]
MOSCOW (AP) -- Sweden's Rikard Karlberg is among seven players tied for the lead with five under par 67s midway through the opening round of the Russian Open in Moscow.

five players watch rbc canadian open (PGA) [Yahoo! Sports: July 23, 2014, 10:31 pm]
Let's be honest and say that the RBC Canadian Open has a tough spot on the PGA Tour schedule -- immediately after the Open Championship and immediately before the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and the PGA Championship. But let's also say this: The players in the field this week really want to be there as time is rapidly running out to nail down spots in the FedExCup playoffs. The Canadian Open returns this year to Montreal, where the very first Canadian Open was staged in 1904. ...

Horsfield, Crocker win at US Junior Amateur (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 23, 2014, 10:14 pm]
THE WOODLANDS, Texas (AP) -- Qualifying medalists Sam Horsfield and Sean Crocker won their opening matches Wednesday in the U.S. Junior Amateur at The Club at Carlton Woods.

Angel Yin advances in US Girls' Junior (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 23, 2014, 10:02 pm]
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- Qualifying medalist Angel Yin won her first-round match Wednesday in the U.S. Girls' Junior, beating Julie Luo 4 and 2 at Forest Highlands.

Snedeker boosted by coach change for title defense (Reuters) [Yahoo! Sports: July 23, 2014, 9:35 pm]
(Reuters) - Invigorated by his new swing coach Butch Harmon, Brandt Snedeker believes he is on the "right path" as he bids to return to the winner's circle at this week's Canadian Open in Montreal where he will defend the title. American Snedeker has not triumphed anywhere since he clinched last year's Canadian Open by three shots in Ontario but says he has renewed his appetite for the game over the past month while working with Harmon. "It's been a good switch," the fast-talking Snedeker told reporters while preparing for Thursday's opening round at Royal Montreal about his decision to part company with his previous swing coach, Todd Anderson.

Motor Sports Tennis
Schrader won't let age slow his racing days (NASCAR.com) [Yahoo! Sports: July 24, 2014, 4:34 am]
Though the Mudsummer Classic at Eldora Speedway marked Ken Schrader's first race of the year in any NASCAR national series, he's quick to point out that he's far from retired. "This is our 14th race in July," Schrader said Wednesday, the 23rd day of the month. Schrader, 59, looked right at home back in NASCAR, driving to a steady fourth-place finish in the second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event on the half-mile dirt track. Schrader retired from a career in NASCAR's top division that spanned parts of four decades after last season, but he's stayed occupied with plenty of recreational racing at short tracks across the country.

Dejected Larson feels 'stupid' after thrilling race (NASCAR.com) [Yahoo! Sports: July 24, 2014, 3:36 am]
Kyle Larson couldn't begin to estimate how many times he hit the wall during the course of the night on Eldora Speedway's dirt half-mile before his Turner Scott Motorsports entry finally succumbed to the damage. "I feel stupid.

Darrell Wallace Jr. wins Mudsummer Classic (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 24, 2014, 3:24 am]
Darrell Wallace Jr. won the Mudsummer Classic on Wednesday night on the dirt at Eldora Speedway for his second Camping World Truck Series victory of the year. Wallace took the lead from Kyle Larson on the final restart on the half-mile oval and held on for his third career series victory. He gave Kyle Busch Motorsports its eighth victory in the first 10 races of the season. In addition to Wallace, Busch has won in all five of his starts and Erik Jones also has won for the team.

Bubba Wallace dominates to win MudSummer Classic at Eldora [NBC Sports: July 24, 2014, 2:46 am]
Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr. and Kyle Larson put on a spectacular battle in the final 40-lap segment of Wednesday's second MudSummer Classic at Eldora Speedway, but it was Wallace holding on for the win.

Bubba Wallace dominates to win MudSummer Classic at Eldora (updated) [NBC Sports: July 24, 2014, 2:46 am]
Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr. and Kyle Larson put on a spectacular battle in the final 40-lap segment of Wednesday's second MudSummer Classic at Eldora Speedway, but it was Wallace holding on for the win.

Pospisil advances to Atlanta Open quarterfinals (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 24, 2014, 1:15 am]
ATLANTA (AP) -- Fourth-seeded Vasek Pospisil of Canada advanced to the Atlanta Open quarterfinals, beating Ukrainian qualifier Illya Marchenko 7-5, 6-3 on Wednesday.

Popisil advances to Atlanta Open quarterfinals (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 24, 2014, 12:02 am]
ATLANTA (AP) -- Fourth-seeded Vasek Popisil of Canada advanced to the Atlanta Open quarterfinals, beating Ukrainian qualifier Illya Marchenko 7-5, 6-3 on Wednesday.

Murray set to keep Mauresmo as coach [BBC.co.uk Sports: July 23, 2014, 11:58 pm]
Andy Murray is set to continue working with Amelie Mauresmo after his early Wimbledon exit as she joins his training camp in Miami.

Robredo, Cilic, Rosol in Umag quarterfinals (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 23, 2014, 8:32 pm]
UMAG, Croatia (AP) -- Defending champion Tommy Robredo beat fellow Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-4, 6-4 on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Croatia Open.

Cilic, Rosol in Umag quarterfinals (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 23, 2014, 5:00 pm]
Third-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia beat Dutchman Igor Sijsling 7-5, 6-3 on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Croatia Open. It was Cilic's fourth victory over Sijsling in as many encounters and the Croatian was dominant from the start. Cilic then broke in the 12th game on his second set point.


Man United buries Galaxy 7-0 in Van Gaal's debut

Manchester United's Danny Welbeck celebrates after scoring against the Los Angeles Galaxy during the first half of a friendly soccer match at Rose Bowl on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo)PASADENA, California (AP) — Manchester United made an impressive debut under coach Louis van Gaal on Wednesday night, with Wayne Rooney scoring twice late in the first half of a 7-0 friendly victory over the LA Galaxy.


LeBron James humbled by fans in Hong Kong

NBA star LeBron James speaks during a promotional event at a shopping district in Hong Kong as part of his China tour Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Earlier this month, James left the Miami Heat after four seasons and four trips to the NBA Finals and re-signed with the Cavaliers, where his career began. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)HONG KONG (AP) — LeBron James was honored by the appearance of hundreds of fans who clutched his jersey or held up life-size cutouts of his face at a store in Hong Kong on Wednesday.


Playful Pole wins Tour stage, as Nibali marches on

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, celebrates on the podium of the sixteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 237.5 kilometers (147.6 miles) with start in Carcassonne and finish in Bagneres-de-Luchon, France, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)PLA D'ADET, France (AP) — On the last of four Pyrenees ascents, Rafal Majka winked at a French TV camera and tugged playfully at a motorcycle's antenna.


US movie theaters to show Premier League games

NEW YORK (AP) — Movie theaters around the U.S. will show live English soccer games on their big screens on Saturday mornings. Majka wins short, steep Tour de France Stage 17

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, celebrates on the podium of the sixteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 237.5 kilometers (147.6 miles) with start in Carcassonne and finish in Bagneres-de-Luchon, France, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)PLA D'ADET, France (AP) — Poland's Rafal Majka led a late breakaway on the last of four tough climbs in the Pyrenees to win the 17th stage of the Tour de France on Wednesday, as Vincenzo Nibali took another step toward overall victory.


Pyeongchang's 2018 Olympic committee faced audit

FILE- In this Feb. 22, 2014 file photo, president of the Pyeongchang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics Kim Jin-sun attends a press conference during the 2014 Winter Olympics, in Sochi, Russia. Kim has resigned, saying new leadership is needed to complete preparations for the games. A former provincial governor, Kim was elected president of the Pyeongchang Organizing Committee (POCOG) in late 2011 after Pyeongchang won the right to host the Winter Olympics for the first time in South Korea. He was re-elected last year for another two-year term. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The organizing committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang has been under investigation over its preparations for the games, South Korean officials said.


AP source: Cavs to sign Andrew Wiggins to contract

CLEVELAND (AP) — Andrew Wiggins will sign his rookie contract with the Cavaliers. It's still not clear if he'll play for them. Seahawks start atop AP Pro32 rankings

NEW YORK (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks start the preseason right where they ended last season, as the No. 1 team in the AP Pro32 NFL power rankings. Selig still waiting on Tommy John report

Commissioner of Major League Baseball, Bud Selig, right, tours PNC Park with Pirates Chairman of the Board Bob Nutting, left, before a baseball game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Los Angeles Dodgers in Pittsburgh Tuesday, July 22, 2014. (AP Photo)PITTSBURGH (AP) — 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.


Jets eliminating paper season tickets

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets are doing away with paper tickets for season ticket holders and offering those fans a rewards plan for showing up regularly and behaving properly.
07/23/2014 06:03 PM
Sources: Bulls join Cavs in Love trade push
The Cleveland Cavaliers are firmly in the lead to acquire Kevin Love, but the Chicago Bulls are making a renewed push to get into the trade mix for the All-Star power forward, according to sources close to the process.
07/24/2014 12:19 PM
Falcons agree with WR White on 4-year deal
The Atlanta Falcons and veteran wide receiver Roddy White have agreed to terms on a four-year contract extension that runs through the 2018 season.
07/24/2014 11:39 AM
Source: Gordon to appeal suspension Aug. 1
Cleveland Browns star wide receiver Josh Gordon will appeal his one-year suspension in a meeting with NFL officials on Aug. 1, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
07/24/2014 07:06 AM
Cespedes has 2 HRs, 5 RBIs but hurts thumb
Yoenis Cespedes homered twice and tied a career high with five RBIs before leaving with an apparent right thumb injury, and the Oakland Athletics held off the Houston Astros 9-7 on Wednesday night.
07/24/2014 04:36 AM
Report: Allen leaning toward joining Cavaliers
Veteran guard Ray Allen is leaning toward returning for his 19th season and joining his former Miami Heat teammate LeBron James on the Cleveland Cavaliers, The Boston Globe has reported, citing an NBA source.
07/24/2014 07:47 AM
Rangers trade Soria to Tigers for prospects
The Texas Rangers traded closer Joakim Soria to the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night for two pitching prospects.
07/24/2014 07:00 AM
NCAA's top cop: Cheaters 'will be found out'
Jonathan Duncan understands that a perfect NCAA enforcement division won't catch every cheater in college sports. He still believes his team is getting the job done.
07/24/2014 01:55 AM
Don't speak: McGwire done with Canseco
Mark McGwire wants nothing to do with any reconciliation attempts by his former "Bash Brother" Jose Canseco.
07/24/2014 04:25 AM
Stoops bashes Saban's 'consolation' remark
Bob Stoops responded to Alabama coach Nick Saban's comments about the Sugar Bowl being a "consolation game" as quickly and decisively as the Sooners' did in last season's 45-31 upset of the Tide.
07/24/2014 11:17 AM
Glasgow 2014 day-by-day guide
07/24/2014 12:05 PM
Stimpson captures triathlon gold
England's Jodie Stimpson wins the first medal at Glasgow 2014 with victory in the women's triathlon.
07/23/2014 11:15 PM
The pros can wait, says London 2012 champion Adams
Olympic history making boxer Nicola Adams wants a Commonwealth gold to complete her medal set, writes Ben Dirs.
07/23/2014 03:12 PM
Wednesday's gossip column
Remy has Liverpool medical, Martinez working on Lukaku deal, Messi sounded out Arsenal, Campbell set for Palace switch, plus more.
07/24/2014 10:27 AM
Farah out of Commonwealth Games
Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah withdraws from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow because of illness.
07/24/2014 11:23 AM
Man Utd 'not balanced' - Van Gaal
New Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal says his squad is imbalanced, despite beating LA Galaxy 7-0 on Wednesday.
07/24/2014 11:05 AM
Miley sets new Commonwealth record
Scotland's Hannah Miley beats her own Commonwealth Games 400m individual medley record to reach the final at Glasgow 2014.
07/24/2014 12:06 PM
Flower to be England Lions coach
Former England coach Andy Flower will lead the Lions in their triangular series against New Zealand A and Sri Lanka A.
07/24/2014 11:01 AM
Man City racism claim investigated
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