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MLB Announces Mets as 2013 All-Star Host
NEW YORK (AP) -- Major League Baseball has announced the 2013 All-Star game will be hosted by the New York Mets at Citi Field.
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New Effort Filed to Free OJ in Nev.
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A new lawyer for O.J. Simpson is making another effort to gain the former football star's release from Nevada state prison, where he is serving nine to 33 years for kidnapping and armed robbery in a 2007 encounter with sports memorabilia dealers in Las Vegas.
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Big Ten Rejects On-campus Sites for Playoff
CHICAGO (AP) -- Big Ten officials have rejected on-campus sites for a potential four-team national college football playoff, preferring to keep the Rose Bowl and other traditional bowls venues intact.
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Forman Says Bulls Will Pick Up Thibodeau's Option
CHICAGO (AP) -- General manager Gar Forman says the Chicago Bulls will exercise their contract option for next season on coach Tom Thibodeau and will try to negotiate a new deal.
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Doctor: Bulls' Derrick Rose Out 8-12 Months
CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose faces a recovery of eight months to a year in his recovery from knee surgery.
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Tigers Hit 3 HRs in 8-run Rally in 6th, Top Chisox
CHICAGO (AP) -- Miguel Cabrera, Ryan Raburn and Austin Jackson homered during an eight-run rally in the sixth inning Tuesday and the Detroit Tigers beat the Chicago White Sox 10-8.
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Cardinals Avoid Winless Homestand, Beat Cubs 7-6
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Yadier Molina hit an RBI single off Cubs closer Rafael Dolis with two outs in the ninth inning and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 7-6 Tuesday, avoiding a sweep and an 0-5 homestand.
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Kyrie Irving Named NBA's Top Rookie
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) -- Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving is the NBA's Rookie of the Year, winning the award with the same ease as he dribbled past defenders this season.
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Lawmakers Ask NFL to Reconsider Saints Penalities
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- The Louisiana Legislature is asking the NFL to reconsider the penalties imposed on the New Orleans Saints because of its bounty program.
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Cutler: Thumb Fine, Ready to Return
CHICAGO (AP) -- Quarterback Jay Cutler says his right thumb is fine and he can't wait to return to lead a significantly upgraded Bears offense.
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Rams' Dome Plan Seeks Roof Panel that Would Open
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Rams' plan to improve the Edward Jones Dome calls for a roof panel that would open slightly to allow more natural light.
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Reliever Jesse Crain Activated by White Sox
CHICAGO (AP) -- Reliever Jesse Crain has been activated from the 15-day disabled list by the Chicago White Sox, who designated left-hander Eric Stults for assignment.
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Viciedo Drives in 4 Runs as White Sox Top Tigers
CHICAGO (AP) -- Dayan Viciedo homered and hit a go-ahead two-run single to finish with four RBIs, helping the Chicago White Sox rally for a 7-5 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night.
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Dempster Still Winless but Cubs Beat Cardinals 6-4
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Alfonso Soriano singled in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and the Chicago Cubs sent the St. Louis Cardinals to their fourth straight loss at home with a 6-4 victory on Monday night.
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Cardinals Recall Sanchez, Release Romero
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Cardinals have recalled right-handed reliever Eduardo Sanchez from Triple-A Memphis and released struggling lefty J.C. Romero.
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Kuchar Comes Up Clutch at Sawgrass
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- The only complaint about Matt Kuchar was not winning enough. He picked up a big one Sunday in The Players Championship.
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Bears Agree to Deals with 7 Rookie Free Agents
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears have agreed to contracts with seven rookie free agents, including quarterback Matt Blanchard of Division III Wisconsin-Whitewater.
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Surging Royals Beat White Sox 9-1
CHICAGO (AP) -- Jeff Francoeur hit his first homer of the season, pinch-hitter Johnny Giavotella had a big two-run double and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 9-1 Sunday.
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Cubs Beat Brewers 8-2 to Avoid Sweep
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Ian Stewart hit a solo homer and scored the go-ahead run on an error, helping the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 8-2 Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep by their division rivals.
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Braves Beat Cardinals 7-4, Complete Sweep
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Jason Heyward ended a 10-pitch at-bat with a bases-clearing double in third inning, helping the Atlanta Braves give rookie Lance Lynn his first loss and beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-4 Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.
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US Sweeps Canada to Earn Trip to London
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- The U.S. men's volleyball team is headed back to the Olympics.
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Johnson Gives Hendrick Motorsports 200th Victory
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) -- Jimmie Johnson broke free on a restart three laps from the end in the Southern 500 and held on Saturday night to give Hendrick Motorsports its 200th Sprint Cup victory.
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Na Takes a 1-shot Lead at Players Championship
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Kevin Na rolled in a 15-foot birdie putt on the final hole Saturday for a 4-under 68 and a one-shot lead at The Players Championship.
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Rams Minicamp Features 'Big Name' Longshots
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Jake Long's kid brother didn't bother staying close to the phone during the NFL draft. Neither did Bobby Hebert's son.
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Beachy, Bourn Lead Braves to 7-2 Win Over Cards
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Brandon Beachy pitched six innings of one-run ball and helped himself with an RBI single, Michael Bourn added a solo homer and the Atlanta Braves beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-2 Saturday night.
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Hochevar Works 7 Innings as Royals Top ChiSox 5-0
CHICAGO (AP) -- Luke Hochevar allowed three hits in seven shutout innings Saturday night and the Kansas City Royals scored three first-inning runs off Chris Sale to beat the Chicago White Sox 5-0.
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Maysonet Hits Grand Slam as Brewers Beat Cubs 8-2
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Shaun Marcum pitched seven strong innings and Edwin Maysonet hit his first career grand slam Saturday to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 8-2 win over the Chicago Cubs.
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Cubs Place Marmol on DL with Injured Hamstring
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs placed right-hander Carlos Marmol on the 15-day disabled list because of an injured hamstring.
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Bulls Star Rose Undergoes Surgery to Repair ACL
CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose has undergone surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
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AP Source: James Wins 3rd NBA MVP Award
MIAMI (AP) -- A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that Miami's LeBron James will be announced Saturday as the NBA's MVP, the third time he's won the award in the past four seasons.
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