Cain to meet with elbow specialist (Yahoo Sports) - SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Francisco Giants right-hander Matt Cain plans to meet with specialist Dr. James Andrews this week to get a second opinion on his injured elbow. AP source: Gordon hires attorney, plans defense (Yahoo Sports) - Josh Gordon has a new, high-profile teammate to help him fight the NFL. Facing an indefinite suspension for marijuana use, Cleveland's talented wide receiver has hired attorney Maurice Suh to represent him at his appeal hearing with the league this week, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. Suh, who helped Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman win an appeal for a suspension in 2012, will be with Gordon in New York on Friday, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the talks. England win five silvers in athletics - Laura Weightman, Laura Samuel, Will Sharman, Ashley Bryant and Nick Miller all win silvers on a thrilling night for England. Home nations win three golds in pool - Tevez father freed after kidnapping - The father of Argentine football star Carlos Tevez is freed after being kidnapped on the outskirts of Buenos Aires and held for eight hours. ESPN suspends Smith for comments on abuse (Yahoo Sports) - ESPN has suspended outspoken sportscaster Stephen A. Smith for a week because of his comments about domestic abuse suggesting women should make sure that they don't do anything to provoke an attack. Smith's commentary occurred during a discussion on ESPN2's ''First Take'' last Friday about the NFL's two-game suspension of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice following charges he assaulted his now-wife. The remarks attracted widespread attention, including a stinging rebuke online from a fellow ESPN personality. A day later, ESPN took action. England's Sharman & Samuel win silvers - England's Will Sharman wins silver in the 110m hurdles, and team-mate Laura Samuel does likewise in the triple jump. Grizzlies sign GM Chris Wallace to multi-year deal (Yahoo Sports) - Grizzlies controlling owner Robert Pera has removed the interim tag and named Chris Wallace as Memphis' general manager, signing him to a multi-year contract keeping him with the franchise. Wallace had been serving as interim general manager since a front office shake-up May 19. ''Chris has been at the forefront and a stable presence throughout some of the Grizzlies' greatest successes,'' Pera said in a statement. ''His strong bonds and experience, not only within the organization and NBA but also within the Memphis and Mid-South communities, make him the ideal fit to lead our basketball operations. P.J. Tucker faces 'extreme drunken driving' charge (Yahoo Sports) - Phoenix forward P.J. Tucker was charged with 'extreme drunken driving' two months before he signed a three-year, $16.5 million contract - $12.7 million guaranteed - with the Suns. Scottsdale police say Tucker had a blood alcohol level of .222 percent nearly three times the legal limit of 0.08 for operating a vehicle in Arizona. Tucker's Mercedes Benz was pulled over by a Scottsdale police officer on May 10. Tucker's attorney Melanie Beauchamp declined on Tuesday to comment on the arrest. Man facing charges for urinating on Modell's grave (Yahoo Sports) - Maryland authorities said Tuesday they will charge a man with disorderly conduct in a cemetery for allegedly urinating on the grave of former Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell. The man, who so far has been identified only as a Cleveland Browns fan, could face up to two years in jail and a $500 fine. ''Everyone who has buried a loved one has the right to believe that their final resting place will be treated with respect,'' Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger said in a written statement. Art Modell died in 2012 at the age of 87.

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Cain to meet with elbow specialist (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 30, 2014, 1:17 am]
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Francisco Giants right-hander Matt Cain plans to meet with specialist Dr. James Andrews this week to get a second opinion on his injured elbow.
AP source: Gordon hires attorney, plans defense (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 30, 2014, 12:10 am]
Josh Gordon has a new, high-profile teammate to help him fight the NFL. Facing an indefinite suspension for marijuana use, Cleveland's talented wide receiver has hired attorney Maurice Suh to represent him at his appeal hearing with the league this week, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. Suh, who helped Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman win an appeal for a suspension in 2012, will be with Gordon in New York on Friday, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the talks.
England win five silvers in athletics [BBC.co.uk Sports: July 29, 2014, 10:16 pm]
Laura Weightman, Laura Samuel, Will Sharman, Ashley Bryant and Nick Miller all win silvers on a thrilling night for England.
Home nations win three golds in pool [BBC.co.uk Sports: July 29, 2014, 9:59 pm]

Tevez father freed after kidnapping [BBC.co.uk Sports: July 29, 2014, 9:50 pm]
The father of Argentine football star Carlos Tevez is freed after being kidnapped on the outskirts of Buenos Aires and held for eight hours.
ESPN suspends Smith for comments on abuse (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 29, 2014, 9:43 pm]
ESPN has suspended outspoken sportscaster Stephen A. Smith for a week because of his comments about domestic abuse suggesting women should make sure that they don't do anything to provoke an attack. Smith's commentary occurred during a discussion on ESPN2's ''First Take'' last Friday about the NFL's two-game suspension of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice following charges he assaulted his now-wife. The remarks attracted widespread attention, including a stinging rebuke online from a fellow ESPN personality. A day later, ESPN took action.
England's Sharman & Samuel win silvers [BBC.co.uk Sports: July 29, 2014, 8:35 pm]
England's Will Sharman wins silver in the 110m hurdles, and team-mate Laura Samuel does likewise in the triple jump.
Grizzlies sign GM Chris Wallace to multi-year deal (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 29, 2014, 8:24 pm]
Grizzlies controlling owner Robert Pera has removed the interim tag and named Chris Wallace as Memphis' general manager, signing him to a multi-year contract keeping him with the franchise. Wallace had been serving as interim general manager since a front office shake-up May 19. ''Chris has been at the forefront and a stable presence throughout some of the Grizzlies' greatest successes,'' Pera said in a statement. ''His strong bonds and experience, not only within the organization and NBA but also within the Memphis and Mid-South communities, make him the ideal fit to lead our basketball operations.
P.J. Tucker faces 'extreme drunken driving' charge (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 29, 2014, 8:23 pm]
Phoenix forward P.J. Tucker was charged with 'extreme drunken driving' two months before he signed a three-year, $16.5 million contract - $12.7 million guaranteed - with the Suns. Scottsdale police say Tucker had a blood alcohol level of .222 percent nearly three times the legal limit of 0.08 for operating a vehicle in Arizona. Tucker's Mercedes Benz was pulled over by a Scottsdale police officer on May 10. Tucker's attorney Melanie Beauchamp declined on Tuesday to comment on the arrest.
Man facing charges for urinating on Modell's grave (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 29, 2014, 8:07 pm]
Maryland authorities said Tuesday they will charge a man with disorderly conduct in a cemetery for allegedly urinating on the grave of former Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell. The man, who so far has been identified only as a Cleveland Browns fan, could face up to two years in jail and a $500 fine. ''Everyone who has buried a loved one has the right to believe that their final resting place will be treated with respect,'' Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger said in a written statement. Art Modell died in 2012 at the age of 87.

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NBA Soccer
Durant says 2014 USA team better than 2010 version that won gold [NBC Sports: July 30, 2014, 1:44 am]
"That 2010 team was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. I think we have a team that’s even better.” —Kevin Durant

Report: Magic signing Peyton Siva to unguaranteed contract [NBC Sports: July 30, 2014, 12:50 am]
Orlando reportedly plans to send former Pistons point guard to D-League

No joke: Kings' Cousins hopes for Team USA shot (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 30, 2014, 12:00 am]
DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis have been joking with one another during the U.S. basketball team's first two days of practice, about which big man is better. The Sacramento Kings' 6-foot-11, 270-pounder, who has become one of the best centers in the game, is spending his third straight summer with the national team. ''It was a training camp situation, so it kind of prepared me for this,'' Cousins said after Tuesday's practice. I just have to go through the course and do what I can do and wish for the best.'' Cousins' talent speaks for itself, but USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo has been just as impressed with his perseverance toward the national team, and the maturity he's seen off the court, overcoming attitude issues many believe have limited his progress.

Kevin Durant knows you’re talking about his free agency but isn’t giving many clues. But he liked what LeBron did. [NBC Sports: July 29, 2014, 11:51 pm]
"I just tell everybody that I’m here in Oklahoma City, I love it here. Who knows what will happen.” —Kevin Durant on his 2016 free agency.

Kevin Durant knows you’re talking about his free agency but isn’t giving many clues. He liked what LeBron did. [NBC Sports: July 29, 2014, 11:51 pm]
"I just tell everybody that I’m here in Oklahoma City, I love it here. Who knows what will happen.” —Kevin Durant on his 2016 free agency.

Man U defeats Inter on penalties after 0-0 draw [Yahoo! Sports: July 30, 2014, 1:55 am]
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) -- Darren Fletcher converted the decisive fifth penalty opportunity in Manchester United's victory over Inter Milan after a scoreless draw Tuesday night in the second game for both teams in the International Champions Cup.

Premier League on tour, Tuesday roundup: United beat Inter in penalties [NBC Sports: July 30, 2014, 1:43 am]
Manchester United continued their success in the US with a third consecutive victory.

Sabella quits as Argentina coach: reports [Yahoo! Sports: July 30, 2014, 1:19 am]
By Luis Ampuero BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Alejandro Sabella, who steered Argentina to the World Cup final, has quit as national team coach with Gerardo Martino or Jose Pekerman in line to succeed him, Argentine media reported on Tuesday. The reports said Sabella, whose side lost 1-0 to Germany in the final at Brazil's Maracana, had told Argentine FA (AFA) President Julio Grondona of his decision not to stay on.

FC Dallas trades Jacobson to expansion New York [Yahoo! Sports: July 30, 2014, 1:15 am]
FRISCO, Texas (AP) -- FC Dallas has traded midfielder Andrew Jacobson to expansion New York City FC for a third-round pick in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft.

WATCH: Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Ibe sing Drake’s ‘Too Much’ [NBC Sports: July 30, 2014, 1:01 am]
Sturridge and Ibe step to the mic and hold their own.

NFL NHL
AP source: Gordon hires attorney, plans defense (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 30, 2014, 12:10 am]
Josh Gordon has a new, high-profile teammate to help him fight the NFL. Facing an indefinite suspension for marijuana use, Cleveland's talented wide receiver has hired attorney Maurice Suh to represent him at his appeal hearing with the league this week, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. Suh, who helped Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman win an appeal for a suspension in 2012, will be with Gordon in New York on Friday, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the talks.

Harris passes physical, will return to practice (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 30, 2014, 12:09 am]
The last of the Denver Broncos' defensive starters who missed the Super Bowl has been cleared to return to practice. Cornerback Chris Harris Jr., who tore his left ACL in the playoffs and underwent surgery after the season, passed his physical and was taken off the PUP list Tuesday. Second-year pro Kayvon Webster has been getting the bulk of the first-team snaps during the absence of Harris, who will ease back into the mix, doing individual and 7-on-7 drills at first. Harris' ligament wasn't completely torn when he got hurt against San Diego and the Broncos are optimistic he'll be able to return to the starting lineup by the season opener Sept. 7 against Indianapolis and resume his role as a leader on Denver's defense.

Jets' Pryor sits out, Amaro limited at practice (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 29, 2014, 8:25 pm]
CORTLAND, N.Y. (AP) -- New York Jets rookie safety Calvin Pryor sat out practice while he recovers from a concussion, although coach Rex Ryan says the first-round pick is ''making strides.''

Seattle's McCoy goes down with Achilles injury (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 29, 2014, 8:11 pm]
Tight end Anthony McCoy left Seattle Seahawks practice on Tuesday after being helped to a cart and the team fears he could have a serious Achilles injury to his left leg. Seattle coach Pete Carroll said the initial diagnosis is that McCoy's injury is significant and that it's on the opposite leg of a previous torn Achilles that cost him all of last season. McCoy injured the Achilles on his right leg during offseason workouts before the 2013 season. Left guard James Carpenter (calf) and linebacker Bobby Wagner (hamstring) were both pulled out of drills on Tuesday after feeling discomfort.

Romo to skip full-pad session for 1st time at camp (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 29, 2014, 8:05 pm]
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) -- Tony Romo will sit out a competitive practice for the first time at training camp as the Dallas quarterback continues to ease his way into playing shape coming off back surgery.

Yakupov switches to less enigmatic jersey number [NBC Sports: July 30, 2014, 2:02 am]
From 64 (mercurial) to 10 (gritty!)

Report: Sabres owner Pegula makes bid for NFL’s Bills [NBC Sports: July 30, 2014, 1:02 am]
Now battling Bon Jovi and Donald Trump!

Agent: Hayes ‘identified’ himself as ‘Hawk, but unlikely to sign [NBC Sports: July 30, 2014, 12:00 am]
"This has been a difficult decision for Kevin."

Cue the comeback: LaRose, ‘Canes agree to minor-league contract [NBC Sports: July 29, 2014, 11:01 pm]
After a year away from the game.

Gettin’ paid: Gardiner inks five-year, $20.25M extension with Leafs [NBC Sports: July 29, 2014, 10:04 pm]
Pretty nice pay bump for the 24-year-old rearguard.

Baseball Golf
Phillies beat Mets 6-0 behind Hamels, Utley (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 30, 2014, 1:56 am]
Cole Hamels pitched eight shutout innings and finally got some run support when Chase Utley hit a grand slam as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Mets 6-0 on Tuesday night. Gee left with the bases loaded and Josh Edgin came on for a lefty-lefty matchup. Utley drilled a 2-2 pitch into the upper deck in right field for his fifth career grand slam and first since 2010. Gee hit Ben Revere with a man on, then uncorked a wild pitch that put runners at second and third.

Leake leads Reds over Diamondbacks 3-0 (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 30, 2014, 1:55 am]
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Mike Leake pitched into the eighth inning and singled home a run - a rare commodity for the Reds these days - leading Cincinnati to a 3-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night.

Cain to meet with elbow specialist (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 30, 2014, 1:17 am]
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Francisco Giants right-hander Matt Cain plans to meet with specialist Dr. James Andrews this week to get a second opinion on his injured elbow.

Rockies activate 1B Morneau, LHP Logan from DL (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 29, 2014, 11:55 pm]
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Colorado Rockies have activated first baseman Justin Morneau and left-handed pitcher Boone Logan from the disabled list.

Alameda County approves A's lease extension (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 29, 2014, 11:43 pm]
The Alameda County Board of Supervisors has voted to approve a 10-year lease extension to keep the Athletics in Oakland. The board on Tuesday approved recent changes to the agreement between local officials and A's owner Lew Wolff. The deal already had been approved by the Oakland City Council and will become official once the Oakland Alameda County Coliseum Authority ratifies the changes.

Kristen Gillman leads Junior PGA (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 30, 2014, 1:13 am]
BRYAN, Texas (AP) -- Kristen Gillman shot a 5-under 66 on Tuesday at Miramont to top the girls' field in the Junior PGA Championship, and S.M. Lee, Luis Gagne, Triston Fisher and Parker Reddig shared the boys' lead at 68.

Open champion McIlroy not one to rest on his laurels (Reuters) [Yahoo! Sports: July 30, 2014, 12:09 am]
(Reuters) - Rory McIlroy embellished his status as one of the game's best players with his wire-to-wire win at the British Open nine days ago, but has put that behind him as he strives to achieve further goals before the end of this year. "I've obviously had a bit of time to reflect after the (British) Open and everything, but just decided I wanted to move on and move forward," world number two McIlroy told reporters at Firestone Country Club on Tuesday. So I definitely wasn't going to dwell on what I'd done at Hoylake (venue for the British Open). I've never won a World Golf Championship.

Ben Crane celebrates a PGA Tour win with a party (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 29, 2014, 11:52 pm]
Ben Crane won the St. Jude Classic in June, his first victory in three years and the fifth of his PGA Tour career. For all he knows, Crane might never win again. Winning on the PGA Tour is harder than ever, so Crane responded in a most appropriate way. ''I think people sometimes have no idea that, yes, I'm a PGA Tour golfer, but we struggle.

PGA Tour commissioner and Woods hope for big 2014 finish (Reuters) [Yahoo! Sports: July 29, 2014, 11:04 pm]
By Larry Fine PARAMUS New Jersey (Reuters) - Tiger Woods, battling back from a back injury, still drives fan interest and TV ratings and PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem is as keen as the former world number one himself that he has a big 2014 finish. "It's a year-long competition," Finchem said at media day for next month's playoffs opening Barclays tournament at Ridgewood Country Club. "It (an exemption) kind of muddies up the comparative nature of the competition." Woods is a massive 358 points outside the cut line for the four-event playoffs having played only five PGA Tour events this season, but he has two big chances to make up ground at venues where he has had great success. Then comes the Aug. 7-10 PGA Championship at Valhalla in Louisville, Kentucky, where Woods won the 2000 PGA crown.

Rory McIlroy ready to get back to work (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 29, 2014, 9:52 pm]
AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- Rory McIlroy has had his fun with the claret jug. Now it's time to put the British Open trophy away and get back to work.

Motor Sports Tennis
Latest news on Hamlin-JGR penalties (NASCAR.com) [Yahoo! Sports: July 29, 2014, 10:53 pm]
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JGR’s Brickyard penalties in line with similar ’08 penalty for Edwards, Roush [NBC Sports: July 29, 2014, 10:34 pm]
Carl Edwards, Jack Roush and crew chief Bob Osborne were severely penalized for a missing oil tank container lid after Edwards' win at Las Vegas six years ago.

Denny Hamlin’s team hit with big penalties after Brickyard infraction [NBC Sports: July 29, 2014, 9:41 pm]
No. 11 crew chief Darian Grubb suspended for six races, fined $125,000; No. 11 car chief Wesley Sherrill suspended for six races; Denny Hamlin loses 75 championship points, but still in position to make the Chase.

JGR to appeal heavy penalties against No. 11 team (NASCAR.com) [Yahoo! Sports: July 29, 2014, 9:38 pm]
NASCAR stripped Denny Hamlin 75 points and levied six-race suspensions against crew chief Darian Grubb and car chief Wesley Sherrill as part of penalties stemming from violations discovered in the car's firewall following Sunday's Sprint Cup Series event at Indianapolis, where Hamlin finished third. The violation falls under the heading of a P5-class infraction, according to the new NASCAR deterrence system. In a statement, JGR said it would appeal the penalties, but still begin serving the suspensions to Grubb and Sherrill beginning this weekend at Pocono Raceway. By beginning to serve the suspensions this week, the No. 11 team would be almost assured of having Grubb and Sherrill back on the pit box for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup opener at Chicagoland Speedway on Sept. 14.

Crew chief analysis: Inside No. 11 penalty (NASCAR.com) [Yahoo! Sports: July 29, 2014, 9:38 pm]
Editor's note: Chris Rice, competition director for RAB Racing, has joined NASCAR.com as a guest writer and crew chief expert for the 2014 season. Tuesday's ruling against Joe Gibbs Racing with a 75-point penalty for Denny Hamlin and a six-race suspension for crew chief Darian Grubb is easily the biggest penalty of the NASCAR season thus far. NASCAR is pretty tight on stuff that goes into the driver's compartment because that goes toward the safety side of it. I understand it from the NASCAR side of it, but from the team side of it, we look at it as pretty severe for what may have been wrong with it.

Ivanovic lone seeded player to win at Stanford (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 30, 2014, 1:51 am]
Ana Ivanovic has a new coach and a better outlook. The fifth-seeded Ivanovic won her first-round match in the Bank of the West Classic, defeating Sabine Lisicki 7-6 (2), 6-1 on Tuesday. ''My mentality has changed,'' Ivanovic said. I did that today in the tiebreak.'' She also hired Dejan Petrovic and was playing her first tournament with him.

Ivanovic lone seeded player to win (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 30, 2014, 12:34 am]
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -- No. 5 seed Ana Ivanovic won her first-round match in the Bank of the West Classic, defeating Sabine Lisicki 7-6 (2), 6-1 on Tuesday.

Safarova loses in 1st round of Citi Open (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 29, 2014, 10:03 pm]
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Top-seeded Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic lost to France's Kristina Mladenovic in the first round of the Citi Open on Tuesday.

Gstaad champion Andujar wins opener in Kitzbuehel (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 29, 2014, 5:16 pm]
Pablo Andujar beat Jurgen Melzer 6-3, 6-4 at the Kitzbuehel Cup on Tuesday, two days after earning his third career title in Gstaad. Melzer returned from a toe injury and played his first match since losing to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the first round at Wimbledon. Andujar will face Paolo Lorenzi of Italy in the second round. Lorenzi defeated two-time former champion Robin Haase 6-2, 6-3.

Lorenzi beats 2x former champ Haase in Kitzbuehel (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: July 29, 2014, 1:56 pm]
KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) -- Paolo Lorenzi of Italy downed two-time former champion Robin Haase 6-2, 6-3 in the first round of the Kitzbuehel Cup on Tuesday.


NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2004 file photo, Bloomington High School running back Adrian Arrington tries to clear a pile of Providence Catholic defenders during the Class 6A championship football game in Champaign, Ill. Arrington, who later went on to play at Eastern Illinois in Charleston, is the lead plaintiff in a class-action head injury lawsuit working its way through federal court in Chicago. The NCAA and the plaintiffs announced a settlement on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. (AP Photo/ Stephen Haas, File)CHICAGO (AP) — The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports' governing body touted as a major step forward but that critics say doesn't go nearly far enough.


ESPN suspends Smith for comments on abuse

FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009 file photo, Stephen A. Smith arrives at Spike TV's Video Game Awards in Los Angeles. ESPN says it has suspended sportscaster Stephen A. Smith, Tuesday, July 29, 2014 for a week because of comments about domestic abuse suggesting women should make sure they don't provoke attacks. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)NEW YORK (AP) — ESPN has suspended outspoken sportscaster Stephen A. Smith for a week because of his comments about domestic abuse suggesting women should make sure that they don't do anything to provoke an attack.


Jamaican wins 110 hurdles at Commonwealth Games

Andrew Riley, second left,of Jamaica, crosses the line to win the men's 110 meter hurdles from William Sharman, second right, of England, who was placed second and Shane Brathwaite, third right, who was placed third, in Hampden Park stadium at the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014, in Glasgow, Scotland, Tuesday July 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Andrew Riley won the 110-meter hurdles gold Tuesday to complement his teammate Kemar Bailey-Cole's 100-meter gold medal on the track at the Commonwealth Games, clinching both high-profile sprint races for Jamaica.


Vegas illegal betting suspects freed from custody

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A wealthy Malaysian businessman who was charged in a World Cup betting scheme has been let out of jail after his poker-star friends posted his bail and immigration officials cleared his release. Sailors to navigate dirty water in 1st Rio test

Austria's 49er class Nikolaus Resch, right, and Nico Delle Karth, train on the waters of Guanabaray bay between Niteroi and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 27, 2014. International sailors are gathering for the first test event of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, concerned about water pollution in Guanabara Bay that some have likened to a sewer. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Sailors, coaches and the mayor of Rio de Janeiro acknowledge the problem: Guanabara Bay, the venue for sailing at the 2016 Olympics, is badly polluted. Some liken it to a sewer.


Gstaad champion Andujar wins opener in Kitzbuehel

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) — Pablo Andujar beat Jurgen Melzer 6-3, 6-4 at the Kitzbuehel Cup on Tuesday, two days after earning his third career title in Gstaad. Commonwealth Games gets 1st doping case

FILE - This is a Friday, July, 25, 2014 file photo of Chika Amalaha of Nigeria, as she makes good lift during the women's 53 kg weightlifting competition at the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014, in Glasgow, Scotland. Amalaha won the gold medal in the event. The Nigerian weightlifting gold medalist Chika Amalaha has failed a doping test at the Commonwealth Games and has been provisionally suspended from the games. Commonwealth Games Federation chief executive Mike Hooper said Tuesday July 29, 2014 that Amalaha tested positive for diuretics and masking agents after being tested on July 25. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — In the first doping scandal of the Commonwealth Games, a 16-year-old female Nigerian weightlifter was provisionally suspended Tuesday after testing positive for banned substances.


Nigerian weightlifting winner fails doping test

Gold medalist Chika Amalaha of Nigeria, wraps herself in the national flag of Nigeria as she stands on the winners podium during the medal ceremony for the women's 53 kg weightlifting competition at the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014, in Glasgow, Scotland, Friday, July, 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The Commonwealth Games Federation says Nigerian female weightlifting gold medalist Chika Amalaha has failed a doping test.


NCAA settles head injury suit, will change rules

FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2004 file photo, Bloomington High School running back Adrian Arrington tries to clear a pile of Providence Catholic defenders during the Class 6A championship football game in Champaign, Ill. Arrington, who later went on to play at Eastern Illinois in Charleston, is the lead plaintiff in a class-action head injury lawsuit working its way through federal court in Chicago. The NCAA and the plaintiffs announced a settlement on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. (AP Photo/ Stephen Haas, File)CHICAGO (AP) — The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports.


APNewsBreak: NCAA settles head injury lawsuit

FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2004 file photo, Bloomington High School running back Adrian Arrington tries to clear a pile of Providence Catholic defenders during the Class 6A championship football game in Champaign, Ill. Arrington, who later went on to play at Eastern Illinois in Charleston, is the lead plaintiff in a class-action head injury lawsuit working its way through federal court in Chicago. The NCAA and the plaintiffs announced a settlement on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. (AP Photo/ Stephen Haas, File)CHICAGO (AP) — The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports, The Associated Press has learned.


07/29/2014 05:25 AM
Cabrera, Dickey help Jays trample Red Sox
Melky Cabrera and R.A. Dickey helped the Toronto Blue Jays romp past the Boston Red Sox 14-1 on Monday night.
07/30/2014 01:13 AM
Boeheim calls Rose 'most impressive' player
Bulls point guard Derrick Rose continues to open eyes in Team USA's training camp as he makes his way back from the torn meniscus in his right knee that cost him all but 10 games of the past season.
07/29/2014 09:56 PM
Sources: Gordon faults secondhand smoke
The legal team for Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon will argue in a hearing Friday that its client has disputed test results that were caused from secondhand marijuana smoke, according to sources.
07/30/2014 02:11 AM
Durant lauds LeBron's move, unsure of own
Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant congratulated LeBron James on his decision to return to Cleveland but says he's not sure if he'll play for his hometown Wizards when he becomes a free agent.
07/30/2014 02:42 AM
Pauley Pavilion court flooded as main breaks
A massive water-main break that flooded parts of UCLA's campus, including Pauley Pavilion, threatened to ruin the Bruins' home floor and do similar damage to other buildings Tuesday.
07/30/2014 12:20 AM
Police: Cards' Abraham passed out at wheel
An officer found John Abraham passed out behind the wheel of his black Dodge Challenger at around 4 p.m. ET June 29 at the intersection of an Atlanta suburb after he had left the Pink Pony strip club, according to a police report.
07/30/2014 12:56 AM
Lakers greats hail 'right guy' Scott as coach
Byron Scott says being the new coach of the Los Angeles Lakers is "a dream come true."
07/29/2014 10:55 PM
Man faces charges for Modell grave urination
Maryland authorities said Tuesday they will charge a man with disorderly conduct in a cemetery for allegedly urinating on the grave of former Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell.
07/30/2014 01:50 AM
Silva, Diaz return as main event for UFC 183
Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva will return to action Jan. 31 in a 185-pound contest against Nick Diaz at UFC 183 in Las Vegas.
07/29/2014 09:59 PM
Home nations win three golds in pool
England's Ben Proud, Wales' Georgia Davies and the England 4x100m medley team win swimming gold at the Commonwealth Games.
07/29/2014 04:11 PM
Liverpool sign striker Origi for £10m
07/29/2014 05:59 PM
England gymnasts win double gold
07/29/2014 07:21 PM
England make India batsmen struggle
James Anderson and Stuart Broad help England continue to dominate India on day three of the third Test at Southampton.
07/29/2014 06:15 PM
The Commonwealths boxer who had never been in a ring
Meet the boxer from a disappearing Pacific island nation who trains by using a punch bag hanging from a breadfruit tree.
07/29/2014 05:25 PM
Five-star McIntosh earns record haul
Jen McIntosh eclipses her mother's medal record to become Scotland's most successful female in Commonwealth Games history.
07/28/2014 10:51 PM
Glasgow 2014 day-by-day guide
Your essential guide to the must-see moments in the Commonwealth Games and a look at some of the biggest stars on show.
07/29/2014 04:32 PM
Rodriguez & Schneiderlin 'not for sale'
Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger says midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin and striker Jay Rodriguez are not for sale.
07/29/2014 10:16 PM
England win five silvers in athletics
Laura Weightman, Laura Samuel, Will Sharman, Ashley Bryant and Nick Miller all win silvers on a thrilling night for England.
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