RECENT SPORTS NEWS

  • China's Li Na pulls out of US Open because of knee

    July 31, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) - Two-time major champion Li Na pulled out of the U.S. Open on Thursday because of a knee injury she said has bothered her for several months.

  • Cubs C Baker enjoys spotlight after first win

    July 31, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) - John Baker's No. 12 was still in the pitcher's column on Wrigley Field's hand-operated scoreboard when the journeyman catcher returned to the ballpark on Wednesday.

  • Pipe that spewed 20M gallons near UCLA shut off

    July 31, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Work crews have stopped the last of the water gushing from a 30-inch pipe near the University of California, Los Angeles some 30 hours after it burst.

  • Baseball Capsules

    July 31, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Matt Kemp singled in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning, Zack Greinke struck out a season-high 13 and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Wednesday night for their season-best fifth straight victory.

  • Glazers set to raise $150m by selling Man U shares

    July 31, 2014

    Manchester United's American owners are set to raise around $150 million by selling more of their shares in the club on the New York Stock Exchange.

  • Cho to lead 2018 Olympics organizing committee

    July 31, 2014

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Cho Yang-ho, the South Korean business tycoon who led Pyeongchang's successful bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics, will take charge of the local organizing committee following the sudden resignation of the previous president.

  • Amputee jumper won't contest team exclusion

    July 31, 2014

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - A German amputee long jumper says he will not contest the decision to exclude him from the upcoming European Championships.

  • Goffin beats top-seed Kohlschreiber in Kitzbuehel

    July 31, 2014

    KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) - David Goffin of Belgium won the last five games to complete a 6-3, 7-5 win over top-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber in the second round of the Bet-at-Home Cup on Thursday.

  • NBA ref Violet Palmer to marry longtime partner

    July 31, 2014

    Violet Palmer, the first woman to referee an NBA game, says she will marry her longtime female partner this week.

  • Lexus signs 2-year deal to sponsor Colorado race

    July 31, 2014

    DENVER (AP) - Lexus has signed a two-year contract to sponsor the USA Pro Cycling Challenge as part of a move by the luxury automaker to get more involved with the sport on a global basis.