UCLA will replace flooded Pauley Pavilion floor
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:34:23 -0400
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The famed hardwood court at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion will be replaced because of damage caused when 20 million gallons of water cascaded onto campus from a broken water main, the school announced Friday.
Williams, Ivanovic reach Bank of West quarters
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:25:35 -0400
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Venus Williams feels like the hometown girl when she plays at Stanford even though she grew up in Southern California and currently resides in Florida.
Ukraine, Russia spar over soccer in Crimea
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:30:15 -0400
MOSCOW (AP) — Five months after the annexation of Crimea, Russia and Ukraine are now squabbling over soccer clubs in the region.
Teen weightlifter stripped of Commonwealth gold
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:15:47 -0400
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — A 16-year-old Nigerian weightlifter was stripped of her Commonwealth Games gold medal on Friday because of a positive doping test, a case that raised concerns about how such a young athlete had access to banned substances.
Russia takes in Crimean clubs, Ukraine upset
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:08:44 -0400
MOSCOW (AP) — Football clubs from the Crimea region annexed by Russia will play in the Russian leagues this season.
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Fri, 01 Aug 2014 03:00:42 -0400
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Another decent start for Woods at Firestone
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:20:19 -0400
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Tiger Woods made six birdies to account for his mistakes and opened with a 2-under 68 at the Bridgestone Invitational on Thursday, still four shots behind Marc Leishman of Australia, who shot 64 on a perfect day for scoring at Firestone.
Repairing burst Los Angeles main could take days
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 03:30:09 -0400
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Repair crews on Thursday were shoring up a giant hole in the middle of Sunset Boulevard caused by a ruptured pipe, as officials at the water-logged University of California, Los Angeles, continued to assess damage from the 20 million gallons that inundated the campus.
NBA ref Violet Palmer to marry longtime partner
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:24:47 -0400
Violet Palmer made her biggest call yet: The NBA referee will marry her partner of 20 years on Friday.
Comm Games athlete convicted for assault on rival
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:09:17 -0400
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — An Australian medal-winning weightlifter was convicted Thursday of head-butting another Commonwealth Games competitor in the athletes' village and Australia's athletics coach was sent home for criticizing his top star — just as the country's 20-year domination of the competition appeared to be coming to an end.
Pacers, US star George suffers major leg injury
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 23:57:50 -0400
Indiana Pacers star Paul George suffered an apparently severe lower right leg injury on Friday in a United States intra-squad scrimmage in preparation for the Basketball World Cup. The injury was bad enough that the exhibition at the Thomas and Mack Center was immediately halted and George was quickly hospitalized. George landed and his leg buckled horribly near the basket stanchion after he had fouled James Harden on a drive early in the fourth quarter. Harden immediately doubled over in shock upon seeing the injury to his US team-mate and medical personnel, US coach Mike Krzyzewski and members of George's family attending the game moved to comfort the stricken player.
Watney increases lead to three points in Reno
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:24:15 -0400
(Reuters) - Nick Watney was unable to replicate his sizzling form of the first round but did enough on Friday to stretch his overnight lead to three points after the second round of the Barracuda Championship in Reno, Nevada. I'll just try to keep my head down and stay focused on where I'm at." Former U.S. Open champion Geoff Ogilvy of Australia was alone in second place, after carding a 70, with American Wes Roach (69) in third, on 22 points. New Zealand's Tim Wilkinson (71) and American Tommy Gainey (68) were tied for fourth on 21 points.
Golf-Watney increases lead to three points in Reno
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:17:45 -0400
Nick Watney was unable to replicate his sizzling form of the first round but did enough on Friday to stretch his overnight lead to three points after the second round of the Barracuda Championship in Reno, Nevada. I'll just try to keep my head down and stay focused on where I'm at." Former U.S. Open champion Geoff Ogilvy of Australia was alone in second place, after carding a 70, with American Wes Roach (69) in third, on 22 points. New Zealand's Tim Wilkinson (71) and American Tommy Gainey (68) were tied for fourth on 21 points.
PGA Tour says Johnson absence 'voluntary'
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:06:17 -0400
The US PGA Tour said that golfer Dustin Johnson's leave of absence was voluntary, and not a suspension by the tour for a failed drug test. "With regard to media reports that Dustin Johnson has been suspended by the PGA Tour, this is to clarify that Mr Johnson has taken a voluntary leave of absence and is not under a suspension from the PGA Tour," the statement said. The report said Johnson was previously suspended for the 2012 season but as is common with PGA Tour disciplinary action the ban was never made public. While the PGA Tour denied suspending Johnson, its statement did not specifically address the veracity of the reports that Johnson had tested positive for recreational drugs.