Pyeongchang's 2018 Olympic committee faced audit
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:55:38 -0400
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The organizing committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang has been under investigation over its preparations for the games, South Korean officials said.
AP source: Cavs to sign Andrew Wiggins to contract
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:50:15 -0400
CLEVELAND (AP) — Andrew Wiggins will sign his rookie contract with the Cavaliers. It's still not clear if he'll play for them.
Seahawks start atop AP Pro32 rankings
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:27:00 -0400
NEW YORK (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks start the preseason right where they ended last season, as the No. 1 team in the AP Pro32 NFL power rankings.
Selig still waiting on Tommy John report
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:06:29 -0400
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Baseball commissioner Bud Selig is "anxious" to look at the recommendations of a team of top orthopedists who are studying the uptick in elbow injuries among pitchers.
Jets eliminating paper season tickets
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:18:25 -0400
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets are doing away with paper tickets for season ticket holders and offering those fans a rewards plan for showing up regularly and behaving properly.
Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:38:22 -0400
NEW YORK (AP) — Experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a new, large-scale national survey.
A's agree to 10-year lease to stay in Oakland
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:13:06 -0400
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Athletics have agreed to a 10-year lease extension to stay in Oakland, the team and city officials announced Tuesday.
Mercury win 13th straight, clinch playoff berth
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 01:21:14 -0400
SEATTLE (AP) — Diana Taurasi isn't focused on winning streaks. She's just trying to get the Phoenix Mercury to keep improving.
CEO: Clippers coach to quit if Sterling stays
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:14:43 -0400
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers testified Tuesday that coach Doc Rivers told him he will quit if Donald Sterling remains the owner of the team.
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Sterling files new suit amid Clippers collapse fears
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:40:57 -0400
Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling filed a new lawsuit Tuesday as testimony continued in a probate trial on the validity of a $2 billion deal to sell the NBA team. A mess that began in April when recordings of Sterling making racist comments to his would-be girlfriend led to his being banned from the NBA for life by league commissioner Adam Silver, lingers on -- even as an August 15 deadline approaches to complete the deal, or risk having the offer withdrawn. The league began proceedings to strip ownership from Sterling before he gave wife Shelly the power to make a sales deal. She struck a $2 billion pact with former Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer, only to have Sterling file a lawsuit challenging the validity of the forced sale.
Athletics make 10-year Oakland stadium lease deal
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:11:10 -0400
The Oakland Athletics announced a 10-year lease extension deal with the city council to continue playing Major League Baseball games at the team's 48-year-old home ballpark. The Alameda County Board of Supervisors will meet next Tuesday to consider the deal but are expected to approve the plan that will ensure the team remains in Oakland. "We are pleased to hear today that the A's owners are agreeing to the terms the City Council approved last week for a 10-year lease extension," Oakland mayor Jean Quan and city council president Pat Kernighan said in a joint statement.
Cavaliers gain salary room for possible Love deal
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:08:30 -0400
A salary-dumping deal by the Cleveland Cavaliers could help the new NBA team of superstar LeBron James swing a deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves for star center Kevin Love. The Cavaliers obtained guard John Lucas III and forwards Malcolm Thomas and Erik Murphy from Utah for second-year guard Carrick Felix, a second-round pick in next year's NBA Draft and $1 million.
L.A. Clippers would lose players if Sterling stays: CEO
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:15:06 -0400
By Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Los Angeles Clippers could face an exodus of players, sponsors, fans and their coach if embattled owner Donald Sterling is still associated with the team, Richard Parsons, the franchise's interim chief executive, said on Tuesday at a trial over the NBA team's $2 billion sale. Parsons, the former Time Warner CEO who was installed by the NBA to run the Clippers in May, testified that the team would likely lose profitability and its overall value if sponsors, one of its top revenue streams, leave because of Sterling. "We have a bunch of sponsors who are sitting at the edge of the pool and they don't want to go into the water," Parsons told Los Angeles Superior Court a day after failed settlement talks between Sterling, 80, and former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, who won the bidding for the team.