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Hall call: Thomas, Glavine and Maddux to enter shrine

Saturday, July 26, 2014

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – 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 that Thomas was ever anything except a huge star. For Thomas, the 6-foot-5, 240-pound former Chicago White Sox slugger known as the Big Hurt, life has … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Saturday, July 26, 2014

NFL Running back Lynch missing as Seahawks camp begins RENTON, Wash. – Marshawn Lynch was absent as expected when the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks … 0

With Nibali in command, Tour is about second place

Saturday, July 26, 2014

BERGERAC, France – Ramunas Navardauskas gave Lithuania and his American team a stage victory yesterday at the Tour de France. Now cycling’s great showcase is … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

BASEBALL Yankees get Headley from Padres for Solarte, DePaula NEW YORK – Trying to add offense at third base, the New York Yankees acquired Chase Headley from the San Diego Padres for infielder Yangervis Solarte and right-hander Rafael De Paula. The 30-year-old Headley can become a free agent … 0

Pyrenees please Nibali, Rogers in Tour Stage 16

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France – The Pyrenees yesterday lived up to their reputation for causing ups and downs at the Tour de France: A French rider climbed in the standings, an American went down, and an Australian rebounding from an … 0

Seahawks start atop AP Pro32 rankings

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

NEW YORK – The Seattle Seahawks start the preseason right where they ended last season, as the No. 1 team in the AP Pro32 NFL power rankings. In balloting by 12 media members who regularly cover the NFL, the top three teams in the AP Pro32 were the … 0

Source: Cavs to sign Andrew Wiggins to contract

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

CLEVELAND – Andrew Wiggins will sign his rookie contract with the Cavaliers. It’s still not clear if he’ll play for them. A person familiar with the negotiations said the Cavs will sign the No. 1 overall pick to … 0

CEO: Rivers to quit Clippers if Sterling stays

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

LOS ANGELES – The interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers testified yesterday that Coach Doc Rivers told him he will quit if Donald Sterling remains the owner of the team. CEO Richard Parsons made the statement at … 0

Navarro, Reyes homer as Blue Jays beat Red Sox, 7-3

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

TORONTO – Armed with his best curveball of the season, Toronto Blue Jays left-hander J.A. Happ shut down the surging Boston Red Sox. Happ pitched six shutout innings for his first victory in three starts, Dioner Navarro and … 0

Copeland pitches a beauty as Fisher Cats shut out Thunder

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Kevin Nolan’s single broke a scoreless tie in the sixth and Sean Ochinko provided insurance with a two-run double in the eight as the New Hampshire Fisher Cats beat the visiting Trenton Thunder, 3-0, last night. Fisher Cats starter Scott Copeland (6-7) matched a season high with eight … 0

Liverpool practices at Fenway for friendly vs. Roma

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

BOSTON – Liverpool Manager Brendan Rodgers said the team is moving on after Luis Suarez was sent Barcelona for a $130 million transfer fee. “He gave everything for Liverpool,” Rodgers said when asked if Suarez had let the … 0

Turner pitches Marlins past Braves

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Jacob Turner allowed two runs in his bid for a permanent return to Miami’s rotation and the Marlins knocked Mike Minor out of the game early in their 6-5 win over the Atlanta Braves. Donovan Solano had a career-high four hits and reached on a walk as Miami … 0

Concord’s Bonner returning to NBA champion Spurs

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Red Rocket is coming back to San Antonio. The Spurs announced yesterday that they re-signed Concord native and Concord High graduate Matt Bonner. Terms were not disclosed, but the veteran will return for a ninth season in … 0