Aug 26th, 2012
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Angels each sat a star in the hopes of keeping them healthy for rest of the season.
Miguel Cabrera and Albert Pujols were not in the lineup because of injuries Sunday in the Angels-Tigers series finale, giving them two days off because both teams are off Monday.
Cabrera played in Detroit’s first 126 games this season. The third baseman has a sore right...
Aug 12th, 2012
LONDON (AP) — A runner named Kiprotich winning the Olympic marathon? Hardly a surprise.
That he was the one from Uganda and not Kenya? Major surprise.
Stephen Kiprotich rounded a corner with three miles left and simply took off, turning the last mile into a victory lap as he easily captured the marathon Sunday, along with the first medal for Uganda at the London Games.
“People didn’t expect Uganda....
Aug 10th, 2012
Dwight Howard’s departure from Orlando is nearly complete.
The All-Star center could be a member of the Los Angeles Lakers as soon as Friday, pending NBA approval of a four-team, eight-player trade also involving Denver and Philadelphia.
A person familiar with the details says a conference call has been set up Friday with team representatives and league officials.
Teams are required to get league approval...
Aug 7th, 2012
LONDON (AP) — Now that’s more like it.
Mick Jagger has dropped by Olympic Stadium to watch some track and field, providing relief to celebrity-watchers who worried that the world’s biggest sporting event has been a little lacking in star power — off the field, that is.
The Rolling Stones singer, who was photographed Monday chatting with London organizing committee chief Sebastian Coe at the...
Jul 28th, 2012
LONDON (AP) — U.S. coach Mike Krzyzewski expects the road to gold to be much bumpier for the men’s Olympic basketball team than four years ago in Beijing.
Although heavily favored to win the 12-nation tournament, the superstar-studded Americans will face a talented tournament field loaded with NBA players.
On Sunday, the U.S. opens pool play against France, a squad led by speedy San Antonio Spurs point...
Jul 28th, 2012
LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II toured London’s Olympic heartland Saturday hours after she surprised a worldwide audience by starring as the newest Bond Girl.
The queen got a bird’s eye view of the Olympic Park complex atop the 377-foot (115-meter) Orbit sculpture beside the stadium, where on Friday night she officially opened the 2012 Games. Her husband, Prince Philip, and London Mayor Boris...
Jul 21st, 2012
LONDON (AP) — The athletes and the Olympic torch have arrived in London — and so has the party.
For those keener on celebrity-spotting or dancing the night away than medal counting, the British host city has plenty of action to offer during games time. Away from the track and field, Hollywood royalty such as Brangelina and Nicole Kidman will be rubbing shoulders with diplomats and businessmen at the city’s...
Jun 26th, 2012
Kentucky and North Carolina appear headed for an NBA-first during Thursday night’s draft.
The two marquee college basketball programs each will likely have four players selected in the first round, starting with UK’s Anthony Davis — the all-but-certain No. 1 overall pick.
If that happens, it would be the first time two schools accounted for eight first-rounders — possibly in the first 20 picks —...