• USOC leaders stay course, stick with Boston's troubled bid

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — Leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee are sticking with Boston as a candidate for the 2024 Olympics, knowing full well that getting the city to the starting line in this contest could be as tough as actually landing the games. The USOC board met Tuesday to...

  • US heads to World Cup final with 2-0 win over Germany

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    MONTREAL (AP) — Carli Lloyd buried a penalty kick, Hope Solo got another shutout and the United States beat top-ranked Germany 2-0 on Tuesday night to advance to the title match at the Women's World Cup. Lloyd's penalty kick in the 69th minute went into the right side of the goal less...

  • Rusney Castillo rejoins Red Sox on standby for Ramirez

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    TORONTO (AP) — Rookie outfielder Rusney Castillo has rejoined the Boston Red Sox on a standby basis, just in case Hanley Ramirez's injured hand doesn't heal in the next day or two. Castillo joined the team in Toronto but wasn't added to the active roster for Tuesday night's game...

  • FIFA article draws criticism for referring to Morgan's looks

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    MONTREAL (AP) — Critics took aim at FIFA on social media Tuesday after FIFA.com referenced American forward Alex Morgan's looks in an article posted in advance of the United States' match against Germany in the semifinals of the Women's World Cup. The second sentence of the piece...

  • Third Utah State player released from hospital after crash

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Another player has been released from the hospital following a car accident that hospitalized four Utah State football players and a former softball player. The university updated defensive lineman Edmund Faimalo's status Tuesday afternoon. The Utah Highway...

  • Trying to make hitting skid disappear, Maddon hires magician

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hoping to make a hitting slump disappear, Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon tried a trick. Presto! He hired a magician. Known for his unusual, motivational and tension-cutting clubhouse activities while with the Tampa Bay Rays, Maddon thought a five-game losing streak...

  • Blackhawks trade Saad to Blue Jackets

    Updated: 15 min ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks said all along that Brandon Saad would be back next season. Right up until Tuesday afternoon. With contract talks at a stalemate on the eve of NHL free agency, the Stanley Cup champions parted with Saad in a seven-player deal with the Columbus...

  • Mackanin to remain Phillies' manager for rest of season

    Updated: 30 min ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies say Pete Mackanin will stay as their manager for the rest of the season. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. made the announcement Tuesday. Mackanin took over on an interim basis last Friday after manager Ryne Sandberg resigned. "It's a good...

  • Mets activate Daniel Murphy from DL

    Updated: 42 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets have activated Daniel Murphy from the 15-day disabled list, hoping the infielder will bring a much-needed jolt to an offense that has had major difficulties scoring runs. Murphy has been out with a left quadriceps strain since June 5. He will play...

  • Garcia questionable for Thursday, Belisle placed on DL

    Updated: 42 min ago

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals lefty Jaime Garcia is a question mark for Thursday's start, still struggling to return from a groin cramp in his last start. Manager Mike Matheny committed to John Lackey starting Wednesday against the White Sox but offered no further details on...

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