Escobar, Twins bat around twice, pound Tigers 20-6 (Yahoo Sports) - Eduardo Escobar got a career-high five hits, including a homer and a triple, and the Minnesota Twins batted around twice in a 20-6 rout of the Detroit Tigers on Friday night. Danny Santana had a homer and four RBIs and Oswaldo Arcia and Trevor Plouffe also homered for the Twins, who scored six runs in the second inning and nine in the sixth to drop the Tigers to 2 1/2 games behind Kansas City in the AL Central race. Ian Kinsler led off the game with a homer for Detroit, but the team with the vaunted starting pitching staff was reduced to using infielder Andrew Romine on the mound in the eighth inning. Smyly throws 2-hitter, Rays blank Blue Jays (Yahoo Sports) - Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon called Drew Smyly's first career complete game ''artistic.'' More like a masterpiece. Smyly pitched a two-hitter and retired the final 19 batters, leading the Rays over the struggling Toronto Blue Jays 8-0 on Friday night. It was just obvious.'' Evan Longoria homered, doubled, singled and drove in three runs, and Wil Myers also homered as the Rays began a stretch of 26 straight games against AL East opponents with a comfortable win. After Steve Tolleson's two-out single in the third, Smyly didn't permit another runner. Nationals' 10-game win streak ends, Giants romp (Yahoo Sports) - The Washington Nationals' winning streak ended at a team record-tying 10 games Friday night when rookie Joe Panik hit his first major league home run and sent the San Francisco Giants to a 10-3 romp. Tim Hudson and four relievers quieted bats of the Nationals, who apparently don't have an inexhaustible supply of comeback wins and last-at-bat heroics. Javier Lopez, Jean Machi, Sergio Romo and Juan Gutierrez finished the job for the Giants, who have won six of eight. The Nationals' winning run had become suspense baseball theater at its best, always with a happy ending for the team in red and white. AP Source: Machado 'probably' having knee surgery (Yahoo Sports) - A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado will ''probably'' have season-ending surgery on his injured right knee. The person spoke to the AP on Friday under condition of anonymity because there was no official confirmation of Machado's plans. The Orioles began the day with a nine-game lead in the AL East, the biggest division margin in the majors. Machado is hitting .278 with 12 home runs and 32 RBIs in 82 games. US beats Puerto Rico 112-86 in hoops exhibition (Yahoo Sports) - Stephen Curry scored 20 points and the U.S. Derrick Rose came off the bench for the Americans, who used 12 of their 16 players and are expected to cut at least a couple of them on Saturday before departing for Spain. They will play a final exhibition game there against Slovenia and will need to have their final 12-man roster set the day before their Aug. 30 opener against Finland. Green-Beckham to sit at OU after NCAA decision (Yahoo Sports) - Dorial Green-Beckham will not be allowed to play for Oklahoma this season after the NCAA denied the school's request for a waiver that would have made the talented receiver eligible to play right now. Green-Beckham transferred to Oklahoma after being dismissed by Missouri in April after several run-ins with the law during his two years at the school. NCAA rules require players to sit out a season when they transfer from one FBS school to another, but Oklahoma requested a waiver to allow Green-Beckham to play this season on the grounds he was ''run-off'' the team at Missouri. While at Missouri, Green-Beckham was charged in October 2012 with marijuana possession, and later pleaded guilty to trespassing. Reports: Machado to get season-ending knee surgery (Yahoo Sports) - Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado will soon have season-ending surgery on his injured right knee, according to multiple reports, a major blow to the team with the biggest division lead in the majors. The Orioles began the day with a nine-game margin in the AL East. Machado is hitting .278 with 12 home runs and 32 RBIs in 82 games. Slugger Chris Davis, Jonathan Schoop and Ryan Flaherty also have played third base for Baltimore this year. Boston's Farrell: Castillo is "exciting, athletic" (Yahoo Sports) - BOSTON (AP) -- Red Sox manager John Farrell calls outfielder Rusney Castillo ''an exciting, athletic player.'' Selig hasn't changed outlook about Rose (Yahoo Sports) - CINCINNATI (AP) -- As his term winds down, baseball Commissioner Bud Selig hasn't changed his outlook on Pete Rose's lifetime ban for gambling. McIlroy fights back in play-offs -

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Italian skier Moelgg injured, could miss season (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: August 21, 2014, 2:32 pm]
BRUNICO, Italy (AP) -- Italian skier Manfred Moelgg could miss the entire Alpine skiing season because of serious right leg injury.

Italian skier Moelgg injured, could miss season (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: August 21, 2014, 2:32 pm]
BRUNICO, Italy (AP) -- Italian skier Manfred Moelgg could miss the entire Alpine skiing season because of serious right leg injury.

Italian skier Moelgg injured, could miss season (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: August 21, 2014, 2:32 pm]
BRUNICO, Italy (AP) -- Italian skier Manfred Moelgg could miss the entire Alpine skiing season because of serious right leg injury.

Italian skier Moelgg injured, could miss season (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: August 21, 2014, 2:32 pm]
BRUNICO, Italy (AP) -- Italian skier Manfred Moelgg could miss the entire Alpine skiing season because of serious right leg injury.

Italian skier Moelgg injured, could miss season (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: August 21, 2014, 2:32 pm]
BRUNICO, Italy (AP) -- Italian skier Manfred Moelgg could miss the entire Alpine skiing season because of serious right leg injury.

Italian skier Moelgg injured, could miss season (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: August 21, 2014, 2:32 pm]
BRUNICO, Italy (AP) -- Italian skier Manfred Moelgg could miss the entire Alpine skiing season because of serious right leg injury.

Italian skier Moelgg injured, could miss season (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: August 21, 2014, 2:32 pm]
BRUNICO, Italy (AP) -- Italian skier Manfred Moelgg could miss the entire Alpine skiing season because of serious right leg injury.

Italian skier Moelgg injured, could miss season (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: August 21, 2014, 2:32 pm]
BRUNICO, Italy (AP) -- Italian skier Manfred Moelgg could miss the entire Alpine skiing season because of serious right leg injury.

Italian skier Moelgg injured, could miss season (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: August 21, 2014, 2:32 pm]
BRUNICO, Italy (AP) -- Italian skier Manfred Moelgg could miss the entire Alpine skiing season because of serious right leg injury.

Russian Starykh banned for two years for doping (Reuters) [Yahoo! Sports: July 16, 2014, 5:53 pm]
Russian Irina Starykh, who won the women’s 7.5-km sprint at the 2013 European biathlon championship, has been banned for two years for doping, the International Biathlon Union (IBU) said on Wednesday. "Irina Starykh is ineligible to compete for a period of two years, commencing from December 23, 2013," the IBU said in a statement. "All Irina Starykh's competition results obtained from the date the sample was collected are struck off with the resulting consequences." The case can be appealed within 21 days at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

Slovenia probes Mae's Olympic qualifying races (Reuters) [Yahoo! Sports: July 11, 2014, 1:55 pm]
By Marja Novak LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - Four Slovenian officials have been suspended for 'irregularities' in Alpine ski races used by pop violinist Vanessa Mae to qualify for the Sochi Winter Olympics, the national skiing association said on Friday. "We discovered there were a number of irregularities in the competition in which Vanessa Mae qualified," Slovenian Ski Association head Jurij Zurej told Reuters on Friday. "We have no indication whatsoever that Vanessa Mae or any other skier would be involved in those irregularities," said Zurej, who added that the matter had been placed in the hands of the local police.

4 suspended for rigging Vanessa-Mae results (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 11, 2014, 10:03 am]
Four Slovenian ski officials were suspended Friday for allegedly rigging the results of pop violinist Vanessa-Mae to help her qualify for the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Competing in Sochi for Thailand as Vanessa Vanakorn, using the surname of her Thai father, she finished a distant last among the 67 racers who completed the two runs in the Olympic giant slalom. To earn enough points to be eligible for the games in February, she had to compete in official races in Sweden, Norway, Slovenia and Switzerland. The Slovenian Ski Association said Friday it found evidence indicating that the races it hosted in January were ''fixed at the behest of Thai ski officials to meet her qualifying criteria for Sochi.'' The Slovenian association president, Jurij Zurej, said the suspected irregularities included falsification of times and rankings.

Slovenia: Violinist's pre-Sochi ski results rigged (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 11, 2014, 8:34 am]
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) -- Slovenia has suspended four of its ski officials for allegedly rigging the results of pop violinist Vanessa-Mae to help her qualify for the Sochi Winter Olympics.

Kasper re-elected president of world ski body (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: June 6, 2014, 12:10 pm]
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Gian Franco Kasper of Switzerland has been re-elected unopposed as president of the International Ski Federation.

FIS picks Are, Sweden to host 2019 Alpine worlds (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: June 5, 2014, 5:18 pm]
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- The International Ski Federation has chosen Are in Sweden to host the Alpine skiing world championships in 2019.

Schleper returns to slopes, will ski for Mexico (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: June 2, 2014, 9:38 pm]
Sarah Schleper has one stringent rule around her house these days: The family must speak in Spanish and that even applies to her 1-year-old daughter, who's quickly learned to say ''Hola!'' Just a way for the longtime American skier to become more fluent in the language of her recently adopted country. The Colorado skier just became a citizen of Mexico, where her husband is from. The International Ski Federation signed off on her decision to compete for Mexico, too, approving her release from the U.S. squad. ''I love the United States - it is an honor and a privilege to be born here, so many people want that, but it feels amazing to be a dual citizen of Mexico.

2-time Olympic ski champ Maze hires coach Ghirardi (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: May 23, 2014, 12:09 pm]
MARIBOR, Slovenia (AP) -- Two-time Olympic champion Tina Maze has added Italian coach Valerio Ghirardi to her team for the next World Cup season.

Vonn, Woods lean on each other through rehab (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: May 13, 2014, 8:22 pm]
DENVER (AP) -- Lindsey Vonn and Tiger Woods are leaning on each other as they come back from injuries.

Komissarova appeals for financial help to continue treatment (Reuters) [Yahoo! Sports: May 12, 2014, 3:06 pm]
Russian freestyle skier Maria Komissarova, who suffered a broken back during a training session at the Sochi Olympics, is appealing for financial help to continue her treatment and rehabilitation.  \"I am training in a clinic in Spain and the doctor gave me a 90 percent chance that I would be able to stand on my legs again, when others did not even give me a one percent chance,\" the 23-year-old Komissarova wrote on her Instagram page on Monday. \"Those who care about my destiny, I am asking you for financial help. I need in the region of 27 million roubles ($765,000).\" The Russian freestyle skiing Federation said last week on its website (www.ffr-ski.ru) that Komissarova's treatment could be \"paid for by the charity fund 'Ostrova' (Islands) and direct donations to Maria through her website (www.maria-komissarova.com).\" Komissarova, who was left paralyzed from the waist down after a fall during training on Feb. 15, had already spent two months in Germany undergoing a series of operations.

Former world slalom champion Pranger retires (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: May 9, 2014, 9:01 am]
INNSBRUCK, Austria (AP) -- Austrian slalom skier Manfred Pranger says he is retiring, five injury-marred years after winning the world title.





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