Players elect new executive director
Michele Roberts has watched basketball for as long as she can remember. It was an easy choice growing up in a home with one TV and two older brothers....
NCAA settles head-injury suit
CHICAGO — The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports’ governing body touted as a major step forward but that critics say doesn’t go nearly far ...
Yanks hold off Rangers
ARLINGTON, Texas — Brett Gardner had four hits to go with a tremendous sliding catch and the New York Yankees held on for a 12-11 victory at Texas on Tuesday night in spite of J.P. Arencibia’s seven RBIs. Gardner had a leadoff homer and ...
Twins pick up undrafted arm ‘out of nowhere’
SAN FRANCISCO — In one of their craziest scouting experiences, the Minnesota Twins have reached a deal with a 24-year-old pitching prospect who has thrown 100 mile per hour fastballs but has never been drafted....
Stacked farm system offers Cubs hope
DES MOINES, Iowa — It’s tempting for Chicago Cubs fans to pay as much attention to Triple-A Iowa as the struggling big league club. Iowa’s lineup is a daily reminder that Chicago’s future might be as bright as any team in baseball....
Woods facing two big weeks that shape rest of season
AKRON, Ohio — The landmark at Firestone Country Club is among the most popular in America, a massive water tower in the shape of a golf ball on a tee. Tiger Woods has reason to see only a big ATM....
Bradford facing another year of scrutiny in newest season
ST. LOUIS — It’s become a rite of training camp for Sam Bradford. Every summer, he deals with the oversized burden of living up to getting picked first overall in 2010. The St. Louis Rams quarterback is not surprised that once again, he’s ...
Tang making a splash on state level
The Sooner Swim Club has produced a long string of great athletes in Norman. Norman North has won back-to-back state championships and senior Justin Wu owns several state records and last week qualified for the U.S. National swim meet. The ...
Big 12 could fill NCAA’s vacuum; make the discipline calls, too
It doesn’t look good for Joe Mixon. Though his attorney, Kevin Finlay, said the most ballyhooed prospect of the Sooners’ most recent recruiting class “instinctually defended himself against further harm,” it just doesn’t ...
Judge rules against owner Donald Sterling, but lengthy saga far from over
LOS ANGELES — Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling lost his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer....
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