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June 29, 2015 - 4:14pm
1 day 6 hours ago

Former star golfer Peter Oosterhuis says he has early onset Alzheimer's disease.

The 67-year-old Oosterhuis went public with the news in Golf World's digital magazine Monday with hopes it can bring attention and raise money toward finding a cure.

Oosterhuis is a six-time Ryder Cup player from England who became part of the golf broadcast team for CBS Sports. He announced this year he was stepping away from television work.

He...

June 29, 2015 - 4:05pm
1 day 7 hours ago

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Dara Torres has no regrets about the way her swimming career ended.

She was back in Omaha on Monday to promote the 2016 U.S. Olympic Swim Trials, which will be held at the CenturyLink Center for the third straight time.

The five-time Olympian ended her competitive career in Omaha in the 2012 trials. At age 45 she finished fourth in the 50-meter freestyle and was nine-hundredths of a second away from making the U.S. team....

June 29, 2015 - 4:04pm
1 day 8 hours ago

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Mike Matheny has zero interest in scanning the daily statistics that show just how efficiently the St. Louis Cardinals have dealt with the opposition.

Matheny prefers players ignore it, too. He wants them to focus on keeping the franchise with the majors' best record rolling by grinding out at-bats, grinding out innings, briefly savoring results and moving on.

Even without ace Adam Wainwright, the Cardinals' 2.61 ERA leads the majors...

June 29, 2015 - 4:04pm
1 day 8 hours ago

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis Grizzlies first-round draft pick Jarell Martin says he has a stress fracture in his foot that will prevent him from playing in any summer league games.

Martin and second-round pick Andrew Harrison were introduced Monday. Martin says he "overworked my body" throughout the pre-draft process.

Martin says: "We'll see when we get back how things are going, but overall I'm getting better. It is very tough, but we've got to...

June 29, 2015 - 4:00pm
1 day 8 hours ago

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Les Miles says he has dismissed defensive tackle Trey Lealaimatafao from the team because of his recent arrest on allegations of hitting a woman outside a bar after she tried to stop him from robbing her unconscious boyfriend.

The redshirt freshman has not played for LSU. He turned himself into authorities June 18, two days after the alleged late-night incident.

Miles quickly suspended Lealaimatafao after his arrest...

June 29, 2015 - 3:58pm
1 day 8 hours ago

MONTREAL (AP) — Michael Sam is praising the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage throughout the country.

He says he has no plans to marry yet because he's focused on football. But he calls the decision "freaking awesome" and says he's proud to be an American.

Sam is the first openly gay player drafted by the NFL. He deflects any credit for changing American attitudes toward gay rights, adding the credit belongs to those who have worked...

June 29, 2015 - 3:46pm
1 day 8 hours ago

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco is staying upbeat despite a lengthy slump.

Polanco is hitting .234 on the season and .195 in June heading into Tuesday's game at Detroit. Manager Clint Hurdle says opposing pitchers have made adjustments in their approach to Polanco this season and now it's time for Polanco to battle back.

Polanco arrived in the majors with a splash last summer but has struggled with consistency during...

June 29, 2015 - 3:41pm
1 day 8 hours ago

DALLAS (AP) — Former Stanley Cup-winning goalie Antti Niemi has signed a three-year contract with the Dallas Stars.

The deal Monday came two days after Dallas acquired Niemi's contract rights from San Jose for a seventh-round pick during the draft and two days before the goaltender would have become an unrestricted free agent.

Niemi won all 16 postseason games for Chicago in 2010 when the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup title. He went to San Jose as a...

June 29, 2015 - 3:34pm
1 day 8 hours ago

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Fresno State has scheduled future football games against Alabama, UCLA and Minnesota.

Athletic director Jim Bartko said Monday that the Bulldogs will visit Alabama on Sept. 9, 2017, and UCLA on Sept. 18, 2021. Fresno State will also play a home-and-home series against Minnesota with a road game in 2018 and the Gophers coming to Fresno in 2019.

These games fill up Fresno State's nonconference schedule through 2018. That includes...

June 29, 2015 - 3:25pm
1 day 8 hours ago

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings have terminated Mike Richards' contract, claiming the forward committed a "material breach" of its terms.

The Kings announced their newest tactic Monday in their attempt to get out from under Richards' enormous deal.

The Kings refused to say why they're terminating Richards' deal, which carries an annual salary cap hit of $5.75 million through 2020.

Los Angeles placed Richards on...

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