NBA ref Violet Palmer to marry longtime partner
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:24:47 -0400
Violet Palmer made her biggest call yet: The NBA referee will marry her partner of 20 years on Friday.
Comm Games athlete fined for assault on rival
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:07:06 -0400
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — An Australian medal-winning weightlifter was convicted Thursday of head-butting another competitor in the athletes' village and Australia's track and field coach was sent home for criticizing his top star — just as the country's 20-year domination of the competition appeared to be coming to an end.
Sorting out the claims after pipe break: Who pays?
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:10:23 -0400
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hundreds of cars submerged below murky water. A landmark basketball court, newly refurbished, showing signs of buckling. Soaked and stained carpets. An athletic track coated in mud.
Nadal out of 2 tournaments because of right wrist
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:21:46 -0400
Rafael Nadal withdrew Wednesday from U.S. Open tuneups in Toronto and Cincinnati because of a right wrist injury, putting in doubt his status for a title defense at the year's last Grand Slam tournament.
Amputee jumper won't contest team exclusion
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:12:32 -0400
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A German amputee long jumper will not contest the decision by his national federation to exclude him from the upcoming European Championships.
Cho to lead 2018 Olympics organizing committee
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 04:51:17 -0400
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.
Century-old pipe break points to national problem
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 02:17:42 -0400
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of California, Los Angeles, into a mucky mess points to the risks and expense many cities face with miles of water lines installed generations ago.
Pipe that spewed 20M gallons near UCLA shut off
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 02:03:38 -0400
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.
Tokyo governor defends venue relocation plans
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:29:00 -0400
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe on Wednesday defended his call to cut costs by relocating some venues for the 2020 Olympics, even if it threatens plans for having almost all the facilities close to the athletes village.
2018 Olympics organizers elect new president
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:04:32 -0400
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 a top official.
Athletics land ace Lester in trade with Boston
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:24:38 -0400
The Oakland Athletics acquired ace pitcher Jon Lester from the Boston Red Sox ahead of Thursday's trade deadline in a three-player deal that further bolsters their status as the World Series favorites. The Athletics, who lead Major League Baseball with a 66-41 record, dealt All-Star outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to Boston in order to land Lester and outfielder Jonny Gomes, according to a report on both team's websites.
Cardinals take Masterson from Indians ahead of deadline
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:20:38 -0400
(Reuters) - The St Louis Cardinals beefed up their rotation for the second half of the season by acquiring starting pitcher Justin Masterson from the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday. The Cardinals sent a minor league outfielder to the Indians in exchange for the 29-year-old right-hander on the penultimate day for Major League trades this season. Masterson, who was due to become a free agent at the end of the season, arrives in St Louis in the midst of a fairly disappointing campaign, posting a 4-6 record with a 5.51 ERA. The Cardinals (56-49) trail first-place Milwaukee by just two games in the National League Central and are locked in a heated divisional race.
Bosh officially re-signs with the Heat
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:14:50 -0400
(Reuters) - The Miami Heat on Wednesday officially confirmed the re-signing of nine-time All-Star forward Chris Bosh, nearly three weeks after the move had been reported by multiple media outlets. Bosh had opted out of his previous deal to become a free agent but decided to stay in Miami after the departure of fellow free agent LeBron James, who returned to his home state of Ohio by signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers earlier this month. "Chris Bosh is a two-time NBA champion and one of the most versatile big men in the league," Heat president Pat Riley said in a statement. "His unique skill set makes him one of the best players in the game today." Bosh, 30, averaged 16.2 points and 6.6 rebounds for the Heat last season and, with James and Dwyane Wade, was a member of the team's so-called 'Big Three' who won two NBA titles together.
Bosh officially re-signs with Heat
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:46:50 -0400
Chris Bosh made it official on Wednesday, inking a new deal with the NBA's Miami Heat that was reportedly worth $118 million over five years. After testing the free agent market, Bosh turned down a maximum offer from the Houston Rockets to return to Miami, even as superstar team-mate LeBron James opted to return from Miami to the Cleveland Cavaliers. "Chris Bosh is a two-time NBA champion and one of the most versatile big men in the league," said Miami president Pat Riley.