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UFC / MMA: UFC on FOX 12 results – Robbie Lawler stays Robbie Lawler, but Matt Brown impresses in defeat
(PhatzRadio / MMA) — At least now we know what it takes to make Robbie Lawler smile. He might walk around looking like an Easter Island statue most of the time, but all you have to do is punch him in the face a few ti...
MLB Roundup: Reds beat Nationals 1-0, end 7-game losing streak
CINCINNATI (AP) — Johnny Cueto struck out nine in seven innings on Saturday, and Brayan Pena singled through a drawn-in infield for the only run, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 1-0 victory over the Washington Nationals that ended a seven-game ...
Golf Roundup: Jim Furyk moved into position for his third Canadian Open victory
MONTREAL (AP) — This guy was so close to winning at the British Open last week but it was Rory’s weelend. But Jim Furyk moved into position yesterday for his third Canadian Open victory, shooting a 5-under 65 on Saturday ...
NASCAR: Ty Dillon wins at Indy for first career Nationwide victory
(PhatzRadio / USA Today) — INDIANAPOLIS — Kyle Busch looked like he had been punched again by Richard Childress. Whatever the reason for his disgusted demeanor, Busch was bristling after losing Saturday’s ...
WNBA Roundup: Griner leads Mercury to 15th straight victory
PHOENIX (AP) Old Detroit Pistons ”Bad Boy” Bill Laimbeer and his New York Liberty tried to rough up the streaking Phoenix Mercury – with little success. Brittney Griner scored 18 points and the Mercury tied the seco...
MLS / World Soccer Roundup: Sporting Kansas City beat Toronto FC 2-1 on Saturday night. / World Soccer Scores
TORONTO (AP) — Substitute Jacob Peterson scored in the 80th minute to help 10-man Sporting Kansas City beat Toronto FC 2-1 on Saturday night. The former Toronto midfielder took advantage of Toronto’s inability to clear a defl...
Boxing: Golovkin KOs Geale to retain WBA middleweight title
NEW YORK (AP) — Gennady Golovkin was a hit in his first appearance at Madison Square Garden. If Golovkin has his way, he will get another attempt at fighting in the big arena against another Madison Square Garden regular —...
Cycling: Nibali set to win Tour, with 2 Frenchmen on podium
PERIGUEUX, France (AP) — Finally cracking broad smiles after weeks of no-nonsense racing, Vincenzo Nibali confirmed he will win the Tour de France after another impressive ride in a dramatic penultimate stage on Saturday. Nibali all but ensured ...
Tennis Recap: Haase beats defending champ Youzhny at Swiss Open
GSTAAD, Switzerland (AP) — Robin Haase advanced to the semifinals of the Swiss Open by beating defending champion Mikhail Youzhny 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 Friday in a rematch of last year’s final. The top-seeded Russian saved six match ...
Horse Racing Roundup: Filly Untapable draws comparisons to Rachel Alexandra
(PhatzRadio / USA Today) — Asked the last time Winchell Thoroughbreds raced a filly against males, David Fiske paused to reflect. “I’m not sure if we ever have,” said the Winchell family’s ...
NASCAR: Juan Pablo Montoya back at Brickyard for Sprint Cup race
(PhatzRadio / AP) — INDIANAPOLIS — Juan Pablo Montoya waltzed back into the Sprint Cup Series at Michigan International Speedway brimming with confidence and predicting he could win while racing part time in NASCA...
Penn State Scandal: Joe Paterno feared wrongly accusing Sandusky
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno told his son the day after his firing that he hadn’t informed the coaching staff about allegations Jerry Sandusky may be a child molester because he w...
NBA’s offseason losers
Give And Go is a recurring feature in which Ben Golliver and Rob Mahoney bat an NBA topic du jour back and forth. On Thursday, we examined the NBA’s biggest offseason winners. Today’s topic: the losers. 1. Which team was ...
MLB: Tampa Bay Rays earned their eighth straight victory, beating the Boston Red Sox 6-4 on Friday night.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — David Price won his sixth start in a row, Evan Longoria hit a three-run double and the Tampa Bay Rays earned their eighth straight victory, beating the Boston Red Sox 6-4 on Friday night. The Red Sox lost their fourth...
MLB – Hall of Fame: Thomas, Glavine and Maddux enter shrine
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Frank Thomas was always driven to excel, and that sure served him well. “I was never that blue-chip prospect,” he said. “I had to outwork my opponents.” Hard to imagine now Thomas was ever anything except ...
Golf Roundup: Furyk, Petrovic share Canadian Open lead
MONTREAL (AP) — Two-time winner Jim Furyk birdied two of his last four holes Friday in the Canadian Open to match the Royal Montreal record at 7-under 63 and tie Tim Petrovic atop the leaderboard. The 44-year-old Furyk, the 2006 wi...
WNBA Roundup: Augustus scores 17 points, Lynx beat Stars 88-78
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Seimone Augustus scored 17 points in her return from a knee injury and the Minnesota Lynx beat the San Antonio Stars 88-78 on Friday night for their sixth straight victory. After missing eight games and th...
World Soccer Roundup: FIFA rejects calls to strip Russia of World Cup / World Soccer Scores
GENEVA (AP) — FIFA rejected calls to move the 2018 World Cup from Russia, saying the tournament “can achieve positive change.” Some lawmakers in Germany want the hosting rights reviewed because of Russia’s alleged involvement...
Cycling: With Nibali in command, Tour is about second
BERGERAC, France (AP) — Ramunas Navardauskas gave Lithuania and his American team a stage victory Friday at the Tour de France. Now cycling’s great showcase is reduced to this — the race for second place behind Vincenzo Nibali. The Italian, ...
MLB – Hall if Fame: On eve of Hall of Fame induction, Braves ponder legacy
(PhatzRadio / MLB / USA Today) — The Susquehanna River runs through the village of Cooperstown, N.Y., and if this is the heart of baseball, surely an artery will be flowing this weekend into Georgia. This 1.6 squa...
Golf: Ryder Cup, FedExCup huge questions on an unsettled Tiger Woods 2014 schedule
(PhatzRadio / SB Nation) — Tiger Woods’ back injury not only put him on the shelf for three months in the middle of the season, but also put him behind the eight ball for qualifying for the biggest events in the ...
College Football: Ohio State marching band chief fired after probe
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University fired the director of its celebrated marching band Thursday after determining he ignored a “sexualized” culture of rituals including students being pressured to march in their underwear and partici...
Aaron Hernandez Murder Investigation: Judge denies Hernandez request for dismissal
A judge has rejected a motion by lawyers for Aaron Hernandez to dismiss charges stemming from the 2013 slaying of a Boston man whose body was found near the former New England Patriot player's home. Aaron Hernandez Murder Investigation: Judge deni...
UFC / MMA: Alexander Gustafsson out at UFC 178, Daniel Cormier now meets Jon Jones / Weekend Sch.
(PhatzRadio / MMA) —- The rematch will have to wait, but UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones (20-1 MMA, 14-1 UFC) still has a big fight on the horizon. UFC officials today announced a training injury has f...
NBA: No. 1 pick in draft now can’t be traded for 30 days
CLEVELAND (AP) — Andrew Wiggins has an NBA home. Maybe a temporary one. The Cavaliers signed the No. 1 overall draft pick Thursday, a deal that prevents Wiggins from being traded for 30 days. Wiggins has been linked to a possible blockbuster tra...
Cycling: Nibali wins Stage 18, closes in on Tour victory
ARGELES-GAZOST, France (AP) — Vincenzo Nibali crushed everyone on the last mountain leg of the Tour de France on Thursday, all but ensuring he will be crowned champion when the race ends in Paris in three days. On the big, final climb of Stage 1...
MLB Roundup: Athletics beat Astros
(PhatzRadio / AP) — OAKLAND, Calif. — Brandon Moss hit a grand slam and the Oakland Athletics gave Jeff Samardzija more run support Thursday than he has had all season in a 13-1 victory over the Houston Astros. ...
NFL suspends Ravens running back Ray Rice for two games
(PhatzRadio / AP) — The NFL is suspending Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice two games under the personal conduct policy for an altercation that left his then-fiancee (now wife) unconscious in an Atlantic City...
Golf Roundup: Tim Petrovic and Michael Putnam shared the first-round lead in the Canadian Open on Thursday
MONTREAL (AP) — Tim Petrovic and Michael Putnam shared the first-round lead in the Canadian Open on Thursday, shooting 6-under 64 in sunny, breezy afternoon conditions at rain-softened Royal Montreal. The 47-year-old Petrovic was t...
NASCAR returns to Brickyard
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Dale Jarrett loved his win so much he had to celebrate it with a kiss. His impromptu smooch with the bricks in 1996 has blossomed into a tradition for drivers of all series when they win at the famed Brickyard. It’s time to...
WNBA Roundup: Charles helps Liberty beat Storm in OT
SEATTLE (AP) Tina Charles always makes sure she puts herself in the right spot for a rebound just in case teammate Cappie Pondexter misses a last-second shot. Charles broke a tie with a putback after Pondexter missed with 23 s...