• At hot-for-Wimbledon, Venus Williams nears Serena showdown

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — Venus Williams is no longer the player she once was, on account of the passage of time and the day-to-day ups and downs of an energy-sapping condition. At age 35, 21 years removed from her first professional tournament, Williams still possesses a dangerous serve, along...

  • Cards' Garcia ruled out for Thursday, no DL move expected

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jaime Garcia has been pushed back again and won't start Thursday for the St. Louis Cardinals because of what the pitcher calls a mild left groin strain. The left-hander and the team are confident he won't be placed on the 15-day disabled list. Garcia could start early...

  • AROUND TOWN: Cowgirls & Cocktails turns the rodeo night pink

    by Linda.Navarro@gazette.com
    Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    It was the pinkest night of the rodeo season, save for this Thursday's "Think Pink Night" when cowboys in Komen pink shirts will take over at Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo. Leading the way was the eighth annual "Cowgirls & Cocktails" which drew let's-party women to the indoor arena at...

  • Sabres draftee Eichel signs entry level deal, leaving school

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Sabres draftee Jack Eichel signed his first professional contract on Wednesday, opting to skip his final three years of college eligibility. Buffalo selected the physical 18-year-old center No. 2 overall in last week's draft, picking a player who won the...

  • Reports: GM Jerry Dipoto quits after 3 1/2 years with Angels

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto says he has resigned, but the team is refusing to confirm his departure. Dipoto told the Los Angeles Times and the Orange County Register on Wednesday that he has quit after 3 1/2 years with the Angels, but manager...

  • The Latest: Electrical fire at Wimbledon sets off alarm

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): ___ 10:30 p.m. A Wimbledon spokesman says a small electrical fire broke out inside the Centre Court building on Wednesday, causing an evacuation after play had finished for the day. Johnny Perkins, a spokesman for the All...

  • Marlins' Jose Fernandez returns following 13-month layoff

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez says his long layoff was a life lesson, even if it was lousy for his career. Now he's back, saying he's a better person for having made the taxing, tedious recovery from Tommy John surgery. He'll pitch for the first time since May 9, 2014,...

  • Porcello's struggles continue, Blue Jays rout Red Sox

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    TORONTO (AP) — Even by the standards of his current wretched run, Rick Porcello hit a new low Wednesday. Justin Smoak homered from both sides of the plate, Mark Buehrle won his fourth straight decision and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Porcello and the Red Sox 11-2, ending Boston's...

  • Houston Texans lineman Brandon Ivory charged in burglary

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Houston Texans defensive lineman Brandon Ivory has been charged in what police describe as a residential burglary in Tuscaloosa. Authorities say the 23-year-old Ivory, a former Alabama standout, was arrested with another man Wednesday after two people said a...

  • Smoak hits 2 homers, Jays rout Red Sox 11-2 on Canada Day

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    TORONTO (AP) — Justin Smoak hasn't been a lineup fixture for the power-laden Blue Jays, but his latest performance should earn him a little extra playing time. Smoak homered from both sides of the plate, Mark Buehrle won his fourth straight decision and Toronto beat the Red Sox 11-2...

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