NEW YORK - Steroid-tainted stars Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa have been denied entry to baseball's Hall of Fame with voters failing to elect any candidates for only the second time in four decades.
Bonds received just 36.2 percent of the vote, Clemens 37.6 and Sosa 12.5 in totals announced Wednesday by the Hall and the Baseb
NEW YORK – The NHL is finally back, and this time it's official.
Nearly one week after a tentative labor deal was agreed to by the league and its players, the sides agreed to a required memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Saturday night that makes the lockout history.
Training camps will open Sunday, including the Ducks' a
CARSON – The Galaxy announced a multiyear contract extension for forward Robbie Keane on Wednesday, extending the Irish national team captain's stay with the two-time Major League Soccer champions.
The Galaxy also signed midfielder Juninho to a multiyear deal after three seasons on loan from Brazilian club Sao Paulo.
LOS ANGELES – For a third game in a row, Kobe Bryant took on the challenge of guarding the opponent's primary ball-handler. On Thursday, Bryant's assignment was chasing Dwyane Wade.
"He's only 34 (years old)," Mike D'Antoni said, playfully reminding everyone that Bryant is guarding younger players. "But we have to do that, and it w
Lakers center Dwight Howard did not suffer any additional damage to his right shoulder during Wednesday's loss at Memphis and has been cleared to play, the team announced Thursday.
Howard aggravated his right shoulder when he tried to fight through a screen by the Grizzlies' Rudy Gay with 2:21 left in the second quarter and did not retur
LOS ANGELES – Mike D'Antoni referred to the game of basketball Sunday morning using the words good, fun and beautiful ... when the ball moves around an offense.
The coach has been waiting for his Lakers to show better ball movement on a consistent basis. Even the return of Steve Nash didn't spark the sharing that D'Antoni expected,
NEW YORK – Major League Baseball says it is "extremely disappointed" about a new report that says records from an anti-aging clinic in the Miami area link Alex Rodriguez and other players to the purchase of performance-enhancing drugs.
Mike D'Antoni, Steve Nash's longtime coach in Phoenix, said he couldn't recall Nash ever missing one of two late-game free throws, much less both.
D'Antoni hinted that maybe it was the pressure of how important every victory is to the Lakers as they endeavor to enter the playoff picture that contributed to Nash missing both free throws S
Jerry Bengston took advantage of a defensive mix-up to score the go-ahead goal in the 79th minute, and Honduras rallied to beat the United States, 2-1, Wednesday in the opener of the final qualifying round for next year's World Cup.
Clint Dempsey put the Americans ahead in the 36th minute, but the Americans, using a new-look defense that
OKLAHOMA CITY – Kobe Bryant dribbled up the court left-handed and immediately fired in a 3-pointer. The next time the Lakers got the ball, Bryant did it again.
At the end of the Lakers' bench, Robert Sacre stretched his arms up and out and howled to the heavens: "Mamba!"
Bryant's shot-making despite an ulnar nerve contusion
ANAHEIM – Jonas Hiller faced only 18 shots in his first shutout of the season, Corey Perry scored in the first period and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Phoenix Coyotes 2-0 on Wednesday night for their ninth consecutive home victory.
The teams met for the third consecutive time in a five-day span, following a pair of 5-4 shootout victo
HEREDIA, Costa Rica – The Galaxy and Herediano played a scoreless draw in the first leg of their CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal on Thursday night.
Herediano's Ismael Gomez drew a penalty kick in the 87th minute, but knocked it off the crossbar. Gomez tumbled to the turf after minimal contact from Galaxy defender Sean Frankl
CARSON – Omar Gonzalez, Jose Villarreal, Robbie Keane and Jack McBean scored, and the Galaxy advanced to the CONCACAF Champions League final four for the first time by beating visiting Herediano, 4-1, Wednesday.
Gonzalez headed home a corner kick in the 18th minute, Villarreal held off two defenders to curl home a fine shot from 22
NEW YORK — NHL owners have made it official: The Detroit Red Wings and Columbus Blue Jackets are heading east.
The league announced Thursday that its board of governors approved a realignment plan that will be put into effect next season. The new format will feature two eight-team divisions in the Eastern Conference, and two seven-
Ducks announced Friday that they as acquired Toronto Maple Leafs center David Steckel in exchange for right wing and Lake Forest native Ryan Lasch and a seventh-round draft pick in 2014.
"Adding David Steckel gives us another big body and depth up the middle," said Ducks GM Bob Murray in a news release. "He comes highly recommende
The Ducks exploded for three goals in the second period and then held on for a 5-3 victory over Pacific-division rival San Jose Sharks Monday night at Honda Center.
It was the 12th consecutive home victory of the season for the Ducks, a franchise record.
The second-period outburst came minutes after the Ducks announced that forme
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – On a snowy night more suitable to slaloms than soccer, Clint Dempsey scored early in his first start as the American captain and the United States beat Costa Rica, 1-0, on Friday in a key qualifier for next year's World Cup.
Plows and shovels were used to clear the penalty areas, center circle and midfield st
According to a report from Reuters, the Costa Rica soccer federation plans to file an official protest with FIFA following their 1-0 World Cup qualifying loss against the United States during an extreme snowstorm on Friday night.
Plows and shovels were used to clear the penalty areas, center circle and midfield stripe as snow got heavier
SACRAMENTO – City officials reached a preliminary agreement Saturday night for a new downtown arena with an investment group that hopes to keep the Kings from moving to Seattle.
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson first announced the deal on his Twitter account. A few hours later, the city released the details of the non-binding term sh
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – Defender Joaquin Velazquez and striker Juan Agudelo scored midway through the second half to lead Chivas USA to a 4-1 victory over the Chicago Fire on Sunday.
Velazquez gave Chivas (2-1-1) a 2-1 lead on a header in the 73rd minute. He directed midfielder Edgar Mejia's long cross from the left side past goalkeeper
MEXICO CITY – Brad Guzan swatted away shot after shot and the Americans hung on for a 0-0 draw with Mexico on Tuesday night, earning only their second point in a World Cup qualifier at Azteca Stadium.
The tie moved the U.S. into third place in World Cup qualifying for the North and Central American and Caribbean region after three
Detroit Tigers starter and 2011 Cy Young Award winner Justin Verlander have agreed to a five-year contract extension that will be make him the highest paid pitcher in major league baseball history.
The club's official twitter account, according to cbssports.com, said the agreement is for a five-year extension through 2019 with a vesting
COLUMBUS, Ohio – His team appears destined to win the Pacific Division and with that comes a high seed in the Western Conference playoffs but the question is whether Ducks general manager Bob Murray will go all in on a Stanley Cup run.
Murray has been quiet as the days count down to Wednesday's trade deadline. He isn't saying much