Vin Scully to return for 66th season in LA in 2015 (Yahoo Sports) - Vin Scully is staying in the booth for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The announcement was made by in Korean, Spanish and English by players Hyun-Jin Ryu, Yasiel Puig and Justin Turner on the Dodger Stadium video board in the second inning of Tuesday night's game against Atlanta. Orioles beat Angels 7-6 in 12 innings (Yahoo Sports) - BALTIMORE (AP) -- Manny Machado homered off Cory Rasmus leading off the 12th inning to give the Baltimore Orioles a 7-6 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night. Cobb strikes out 12, Rays win 5-1 (Yahoo Sports) - ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Alex Cobb struck out 12 in eight innings and Ben Zobrist drove in two runs Tuesday night, leading the Tampa Bay Rays to a 5-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. It was the Rays' 11th win in 12 games. 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.

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NCAA puts Henderson State on probation (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 29, 2014, 5:01 pm]
The NCAA has placed Henderson State on two years of probation and fined the school $2,500 for rules violations that included a coach offering a loan to a prospective athlete, exceeding phone contact limits and holding impermissible tryouts and practices. The Division II school in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, self-imposed several penalties in 2012 after an inquiry into possible violations. Henderson State's self-imposed probationary period ended May 1, but the NCAA extended that through July 2016. The NCAA didn't name them.

Indiana women's basketball coach resigns (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 25, 2014, 4:52 pm]
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- Indiana women's basketball coach Curt Miller resigned Friday after just two seasons, citing health and family reasons.

Lady Vols coach wants a stronger finishing touch (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 21, 2014, 8:43 pm]
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. ''I think our team needs to have a little bit more togetherness,'' the Tennessee coach told The Associated Press.

Gail Goestenkors quits WNBA job, enters hoops hall (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 21, 2014, 6:18 pm]
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 power, guiding the Blue Devils to four Final Four appearances and seven straight seasons with at least 30 wins. ''It epitomizes the business of women's basketball.

Leslie headlines 2015 women's Hall of Fame class (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 19, 2014, 8:03 pm]
Four-time Olympic gold medalist Lisa Leslie headlines the 2015 women's basketball Hall of Fame induction class announced Saturday.

Trial date moved in ex-Lady Vols officials' suit (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 18, 2014, 12:01 am]
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The trial date for a lawsuit filed by former Tennessee associate director of sports medicine Jenny Moshak and two ex-Lady Vols strength coaches against the university has been moved to June 23, 2015.

Lady Vols' Massengale eager for comeback (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 15, 2014, 9:36 pm]
Tennessee is preparing to welcome back a senior point guard while monitoring the status of an ailing post player. Ariel Massengale is looking forward to returning for her senior season after missing the final 16 games of the 2013-14 season with a head injury. Massengale, who also underwent offseason surgery on her right knee, says she's hoping to be 100 percent by the start of the school year next month. While Massengale awaits her return, sophomore center Mercedes Russell is recovering from offseason surgery to her right foot.

UCLA's Holiday retires due to head injuries (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 15, 2014, 9:36 pm]
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- UCLA guard Lauren Holiday is ending her college basketball career after just 12 games over two seasons because of repeated head injuries.

Former Duke guard Alexis Jones going to Baylor (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 8, 2014, 3:49 am]
WACO, Texas (AP) -- Alexis Jones is going to Baylor after starting every game she played at Duke the past two seasons.

US wins women's U17 title, beating Spain 77-75 (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 6, 2014, 11:54 pm]
Lauren Cox scored 20 points and blocked eight shots to help the United States beat Spain 77-75 in the women's under-17 world championship game Sunday. They have big girls inside, so I just had to work hard.'' Asia Durr of Douglasville, Georgia, had 17 points and four assists, and Arike Ogunbowale of Milwaukee added 15 points and eight rebounds. The United States was 7-0 in the tournament and is 23-0 overall in the biennial event that started in 2010.

US women edge Spain 77-75 to win U17 world title (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 6, 2014, 9:40 pm]
PILSEN, Czech Republic (AP) -- Lauren Cox had 20 points, 12 rebounds and eight blocks to lead the U.S. women's team to a 77-75 victory over Spain in the gold medal game of the under-17 world championship on Sunday.

Texas Tech basketball player suspended for fight (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 4, 2014, 8:33 pm]
Texas Tech guard Amber Battle has been suspended for a month for her involvement in a fight with a football player at the university's recreation center. The school says the senior is ''suspended from competition for the entire month of November.'' Battle also says in Friday's statement that she ''initiated first contact'' in the fight with freshman defensive back Nigel Bethel II during a pickup basketball game last weekend.

Duke's Alexis Jones to transfer closer to home (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 1, 2014, 1:07 am]
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Duke point guard Alexis Jones says she will transfer to be closer to home as she recovers from a knee injury.

Ex-Texas Tech player could face aggravated charge (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: June 30, 2014, 10:18 pm]
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- A former Texas Tech football player faces felony assault charges after he was accused of hitting one of the school's women's basketball players at the university's recreation center.

Ex-UTSA coach Rae Rippetoe-Blair killed in crash (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: June 29, 2014, 9:45 pm]
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Rae Rippetoe-Blair, the former UT-San Antonio women's basketball coach who set a school record for career wins, has died in a motorcycle accident on an Austin freeway flyover ramp. She was 52.

Cronan retiring confident about Lady Vols' future (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: June 27, 2014, 8:43 pm]
Retiring Tennessee women's athletic director emeritus Joan Cronan believes the school will withstand the adversity it's encountered since consolidating its men's and women's athletic departments. ''That logo stands for so much,'' Cronan said. Tennessee athletics is recreating how it looks, but I think the Lady Vols will still be a vital part of it.'' Cronan was the Tennessee women's athletic director from 1983-2012, building one of the nation's most respected women's athletics programs.

UConn basketball star Stewart vies for Honda Cup (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: June 27, 2014, 5:21 pm]
NEW YORK (AP) -- Connecticut basketball star Breanna Stewart is among 12 finalists for the Honda Cup as the nation's top female college athlete.

USC to offer 4-year football, hoops scholarships (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: June 23, 2014, 5:46 pm]
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Southern California athletic director Pat Haden announced Monday that the school will now offer four-year scholarships to scholarship players on the football team and in the men's and women's basketball programs.

Griffith savors Hall induction she never expected (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: June 15, 2014, 1:19 am]
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Yolanda Griffith is savoring a Women's Basketball Hall of Fame induction that she never expected to arrive.

Summitt receives award from Annie Oakley Society (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: June 13, 2014, 2:14 am]
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Former Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt has received a lifetime achievement award from the Annie Oakley Society.

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