NBA summer of reunions for coaches, players

LAS VEGAS (AP) — When Mike Brown first got into coaching in the early 1990s, veteran Bernie Bickerstaff would pull him aside for little chats on climbing the ladder in the NBA. One lesson stood out more than any other."He told me, 'Young buck, don't ever burn any bridges in this business or in life,'" Brown … [Read more...]

New faces gather for Team USA camp

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jerry Colangelo and Mike Krzyzewski arrived in Las Vegas with a group of 28 players ready to participate in a four-day camp that will mark the beginning of preparations for next summer's World Cup in Madrid.LeBron James isn't on the list. Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony and Kobe Bryant aren't … [Read more...]

Dodgers OF Kemp expected to miss at least 3 games

TORONTO (AP) — Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp is expected to miss the three-game series against the Blue Jays after spraining his left ankle.Out of the lineup for 11 games with a sore left shoulder, Kemp came off the 15-day disabled list before Sunday's 9-2 win over the Washington Nationals. He went 3 for 4 … [Read more...]

Cabrera injured, Scherzer beats White Sox 7-3

CHICAGO (AP) — Max Scherzer outpitched Chris Sale in a marquee matchup of All-Star starters, and the Detroit Tigers overcame Miguel Cabrera's injury to beat the Chicago White Sox 7-3 on Monday night.With one out in the bottom of the fifth inning, Cabrera was replaced at third base by Don Kelly. The 2012 AL … [Read more...]

Your Top Plays for Today

Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide--BASEBALL MVP BRAUN BANNED FOR THE SEASON IN DOPING SCANDALTwo-time National League MVP Ryan Braun is banned for the remainder of the season for an undisclosed doping infringement, sparking disgust among fellow players. --SPRINT STAR … [Read more...]

Braun suspension: What you need to know

In question-and-answer form, this is a look at the issues and implications of Major League Baseball's suspension of Ryan Braun:____Q: WHY WAS RYAN BRAUN SUSPENDED?A: Braun was suspended following MLB's investigation of Biogenesis of America, a closed Florida anti-aging clinic accused in Miami New Times and … [Read more...]

Ryan Braun accepts 65-game drug suspension

NEW YORK (AP) — Ryan Braun stood on a spring training field and proclaimed he was innocent of using banned testosterone."I would bet my life," he said back then, "that this substance never entered my body at any point."Seventeen months later, he accepted a 65-game suspension from baseball and admitted, "I am … [Read more...]

Barcelona picks Argentine Gerardo Martino as coach

Gerardo Martino, a relatively unknown Argentine league coach, reached an agreement Tuesday to coach a Barcelona team led by Lionel Messi that is one of great clubs in soccer history.Martino will be given a two-year contract, the team said. He is expected to travel from Argentina to sign the contract and be … [Read more...]

Barcelona picks Gerardo Martino as coach

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona reached an agreement Tuesday to sign Gerardo Martino as coach for two seasons, replacing Tito Vilanova.The club said it will specify plans for the Argentine's arrival in Barcelona "in the coming hours." Martino is expected to travel from Argentina to sign a contract and be … [Read more...]

LeBron James wins 3 trophies at ESPY Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James padded his trophy collection, receiving three at the ESPY Awards, including male athlete of the year for helping the Miami Heat win a second straight NBA championship.James also won in the championship performance and NBA player categories, completing a sweep of the three … [Read more...]