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49ers Linebacker Aldon Smith Suspended by NFL

August 29th, 2014
photo MGN/Santa Clara Sheriff's Dep. By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has been suspended for nine games by the NFL after a series of off-field legal issues. A...

Stewart says Ward’s Death Will Affect Him Forever

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August 29th, 2014
(AP Photo) ATLANTA (AP) -- Tony Stewart says the death of Kevin Ward Jr. will "affect my life forever" as he returned to the track for the first time since his car struck and killed the fellow driver during a sprint-car race in New...

Sara Errani Outlasts Venus Williams at US Open

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August 29th, 2014
photo MGN-Online By RACHEL COHEN AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- Two points from defeat, Sara Errani rallied to force a third-set tiebreaker and outlasted Venus Williams in a back-and-forth match at the U.S. Open. Errani won 6-0, 0-6,...

Giants Cap Undefeated Preseason with Win Over Pats

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August 28th, 2014
(AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) by TOM CANAVAN, AP Sports Writer EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Josh Brown kicked a 37-yard field goal with 38 seconds to play and the New York Giants capped their first undefeated preseason since 2006 with a 16-13...

Tony Stewart to Return to NASCAR Competition Sunday

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August 28th, 2014
(AP Photo/Derik Hamilton) by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer (AP) - Tony Stewart will return to Sprint Cup competition Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, ending a three-race hiatus after his car struck and killed a fellow driver...

NFL Increases Penalties for Domestic Violence

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August 28th, 2014
By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Pro Football Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- NFL players will be subject to a six-week suspension for a first domestic violence offense and banishment from the league for a second under a new policy outlined by Commissioner Roger...

USC Coach Says Josh Shaw Could Return After Lies

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August 28th, 2014
(AP Photo/Pasadena Star-News, Keith Birmingham, File) By GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian says he shares blame with the athletic department for publicizing cornerback Josh Shaw's bogus...

Blue Jays Respond with 5-2 Victory Over Red Sox

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August 27th, 2014
(AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young) TORONTO (AP) — Danny Valencia pumped a fist as he rounded first base, fired up after delivering a big home run for the struggling Blue Jays. Valencia had a pinch-hit, go-ahead, three-run homer in the...

Clippers Sign Doc Rivers to Five-Year Extension

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August 27th, 2014
(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Doc Rivers is staying with the Los Angeles Clippers for another five years. In Steve Ballmer's first big move since taking over as the new owner, he gave Rivers a contract extension through the...

NFL Upholds Year-Long Suspension of Browns’ Gordon

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August 27th, 2014
(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) CLEVELAND (AP) -- Josh Gordon's wait is over, and so is his 2014 season. Now the star wide receiver's career is in peril. The Browns learned Wednesday that Gordon's indefinite suspension by the NFL has been upheld and...

USC’s Shaw Admits He Lied About Sprained Ankles

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August 27th, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw confessed that he lied to school officials about how he sprained his ankles last weekend, retracting his story about jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew. The school swiftly...

Red Sox Catch Fire in 11th to Beat Blue Jays 11-7

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August 26th, 2014
TORONTO, Canada (WGGB) -- A back-and-forth game between the Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays came to a wild conclusion late Tuesday night. After taking a 4-4 tie into the 11th inning, both teams combined for 10 runs in the final frame. It was...

15 Year-Old American Bellis Upsets Cibulkova at U.S. Open

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August 26th, 2014
(AP Photo/Darron Cummings) NEW YORK (AP) -- American teen CiCi Bellis became the youngest player to win a U.S. Open match since 1996 -- almost three years before she was born -- when she stunned Australian Open runner-up Dominika...

Judge Grants Hernandez Bid to Suppress Evidence

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August 26th, 2014
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A judge has granted a request by former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez to suppress evidence from two cellphones and three iPads taken from his home in a search during a 2013 murder investigation. Bristol...

Buccaneers Trade for Patriots G Logan Mankins

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August 26th, 2014
by FRED GOODALL, AP Sports Writer TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers addressed a need to upgrade their struggling offensive line by obtaining six-time Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins from the New England Patriots for tight end Tim...