SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A great white shark thwarted a Northern California man's quest to become the first person to swim from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Farallon Islands.
The Marin Independent Journal reports (http://bayareane.ws/1I4DnQO ) Thursday that Corte Madera marathon swimmer Simon Dominguez was trying to swim about 28 miles Wednesday afternoon when his teen daughter, in a support boat, spotted a great white shark when he was just 3 1/2 miles from his goal....
OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Triple Crown winner American Pharoah has been made the overwhelming 1-5 favorite in a field of eight 3-year-olds for Sunday's $1.75 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park.
This will be American Pharoah's first race since he swept the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes and became the 12th Triple Crown winner and first in 37 years.
American Pharoah will leave from the No. 4 gate following Thursday's draw and be...
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have traded outfielder Brandon Moss to the St. Louis Cardinals. In return, Cleveland will receive minor league pitcher Rob Kaminsky.
The Cardinals haven't scored in 22 consecutive innings and Matt Holliday re-injured his right quadriceps Wednesday. It's the same injury that caused the seven-time All-Star to miss 31 games. The Cardinals lead the NL Central by 4 1/2 games over Pittsburgh.
OWINS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens have launched their eighth training camp under John Harbaugh, hopeful it begins a journey that ends with a deep playoff run.
A year ago, the Ravens had to deal with the pending suspension of running back Ray Rice for domestic abuse. The situation worsened when a video surfaced in early September showing Rice striking his then-fiancee in an elevator.
There are no such distractions at this camp. The focus...
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks have signed first-round draft picks Kristaps Porzingis and Jerian Grant.
The team announced the signings on Thursday. The 7-foot-3 Porzingis was the fourth overall selection in the recent draft and played professionally for Cajasol Seville in Spain the past three seasons. At the NBA summer league in Las Vegas this month, the 19-year-old averaged 10.5 points in four games.
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Southern California has been picked to win its first Pac-12 football title since 2008 in a preseason media poll.
The conference announced the poll results Thursday before the start of its media days.
The Trojans received 21 of 45 votes for the title, edging defending champion Oregon. The Ducks got 17 votes for the top spot and were picked to win the North division, while USC is favored to win the South.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — With a multi-billion dollar new broadcast rights deal set to kick in for the 2016-17 season, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says "it's a very good time" for the league right now — and, he stressed, the players too.
Silver said the new agreement with ESPN and TNT will have a "significant impact on the viability" of teams. That will likely see players seek much more in their next collective bargaining opportunity, possibly in 2017.