July 3, 2015

Teenage switch hitting international prospect Leodys Taveras agrees to deal with Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP)_ The Texas Rangers have agreed to terms on a $2.1 million deal with switch-hitting teenager Leodys Taveras, one of the top international free […]
July 3, 2015

Kyle Gibson goes 8 sharp innings, pair of RBI triples send Twins to 2 0 victory over Royals

By Dave Skretta THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ Kyle Gibson threw eight innings of four-hit ball, Danny Santana and Eduardo Escobar had RBI triples, […]
July 2, 2015

Bangladesh rolling out rookie pacer Mustafizur against South Africa in 1st T20 on Sunday

DHAKA, Bangladesh _ South Africa will find out in its opening tour match on Sunday what all the fuss is about Bangladesh sensation Mustafizur Rahman. Mustafizer, […]
July 2, 2015

Tiger Woods hopes to avoid missing cut in consecutive tournaments for 1st time in 21 years

By John Raby THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. _ In its infancy, The Greenbrier Classic was friendly to first-time winners and re-energized the careers […]
July 2, 2015

Usain Bolt’s struggle with injury and poor form is “just a phase,” says teammate Asafa Powell

PARIS (AP)_ Usain Bolt‘s Jamaica teammate Asafa Powell believes the world record holder’s struggle with injury and poor form is “just a phase” and not the […]
July 2, 2015

Top ranked Serena Williams wins another one, reaches 3rd round at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) _ The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): ___ 8:55 p.m. Two down, five to go. Serena Williams won again at Wimbledon on Wednesday, advancing […]
July 1, 2015

Golf makes the turn: Halfway through the year a rivalry takes shape while Tiger Woods vanishes

By Doug Ferguson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The No. 1 player in golf already has three wins in 2015, including a World Golf Championship, and he has […]
July 1, 2015

Wimbledon Lookahead: Zverev, 18, tries to join Djokovic, Murray; Williams sisters play singles

By Howard Fendrich THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON _ Since 2006, only five teenagers have managed to reach the men’s third round at Wimbledon _ and three […]
July 1, 2015

Cricket’s governing body suspends United States after report raises ‘significant concerns’

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados  (AP) _ The International Cricket Council board has unanimously suspended the membership of the USA Cricket Association. World cricket’s governing body said it acted Friday after […]
July 1, 2015

Usain Bolt picks up injury and pulls out of Diamond League meetings

PARIS _ Slowed by an injured left leg, Usain Bolt withdrew Tuesday from this month’s Diamond League meetings in Paris and Lausanne, dealing a blow to […]
July 1, 2015

Jamaica anti doping agency starts collecting blood samples to test athletes

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Jamaica’s anti-doping agency announced Monday that it has started collecting blood samples to test athletes on the […]
June 26, 2015

Cavs get younger in draft, J.R. Smith hits free agent market, LeBron active in team’s plans

By Tom Withers THE ASSOCIATED PRESS INDEPENDENCE, Ohio _ Not only did the Cavaliers not pick first in the NBA draft, they traded their only first-rounder […]