• Baseball Capsules

    August 19, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) - Chris Carter snapped a ninth-inning tie with a colossal three-run homer, extending his second-half power surge and sending the Houston Astros to a 7-4 victory over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night.

  • Cubs outlast Giants 2-0 in rain-shortened game

    August 20, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) - Anthony Rizzo slammed a two-run homer, Tsuyoshi Wada pitched five strong innings, and the Chicago Cubs beat the San Francisco Giants 2-0 on Tuesday night in a game that was halted after 4 1/2 innings because of unplayable field conditions following rain at Wrigley Field.

  • Age no opponent for some of NFL's veteran stars

    August 20, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) - There's something stunning happening on Michael Vick's head.

  • UEFA investigates Italian soccer head over racism

    August 20, 2014

    NYON, Switzerland (AP) - UEFA has opened a disciplinary investigation against the new Italian football federation president over an alleged racist comment.

  • FIFA rejects Barcelona appeal against transfer ban

    August 20, 2014

    ZURICH (AP) - FIFA has rejected Barcelona's appeal against one-year transfer ban as punishment for repeatedly breaching transfer regulations in signing youth players.

  • UCI picks France to host 2015 track worlds

    August 20, 2014

    AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) - Cycling's governing body has awarded the 2015 Track World Championships to the new national velodrome in France.

  • 5 things to know before the Belgian Grand Prix

    August 20, 2014

    PARIS (AP) - The intense title battle between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg continues at the Belgian Grand Prix this weekend, as the Formula One championship resumes following a summer break with Rosberg leading his Mercedes teammate by just 11 points.

  • UEFA fines Ukrainian club Dnipro for hooliganism

    August 20, 2014

    NYON, Switzerland (AP) - UEFA has fined Ukrainian club Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 50,000 euros ($66,500) for the hooligan behavior of its fans during a Champions League qualifying match against FC Copenhagen.

  • CAS rejects Kreuziger appeal to race in Vuelta

    August 20, 2014

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - Sport's highest court has dismissed Roman Kreuziger's request to start the three-week Spanish Vuelta on Saturday while suspected of doping.

  • Gaines, Kresse to receive Lapchick Awards

    August 20, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) - Naismith Hall of Famer Clarence ''Big House'' Gaines, who won 828 games in 47 years at Winston-Salem State, and John Kresse, who led the College of Charleston to an NAIA championship and four NCAA Division I tournament appearances, have been selected as the 2014 recipients of the Lapchick Character Award.