August 01, 2014


A's give up slugger for Lester

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Oakland Athletics won the Jon Lester sweepstakes, acquiring the left-hander and outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Boston Red Sox for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes before Thursday's trade deadline.

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Cards rebound from ugly loss, 6-2

SAN DIEGO -- Shelby Miller and three relievers combined on a three-hitter, and Oscar Taveras hit a two-run homer for the St. Louis Cardinals, who beat the San Diego Padres 6-2 Thursday to avoid a three-game sweep.

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Price is right for Tigers

DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers have added another Cy Young Award winner to their star-studded rotation, acquiring Tampa Bay's David Price in a blockbuster deal Thursday.

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Golfer Johnson taking leave

AKRON, Ohio -- Dustin Johnson is taking a leave of absence from golf to seek help for "personal challenges," a swift end to his season that will keep him from playing the PGA Championship, the FedEx Cup playoffs and the Ryder Cup.

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Ask coach: Hogs deep in backfield

FAYETTEVILLE -- If Bret Bielema had the controversy at the Razorbacks' 21 other positions that he does at running back, Arkansas would be picked to win the Southeastern Conference West Division instead of finish last.

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Raiders owner talks with San Antonio

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis confirmed he has met with San Antonio officials but declined to disclose whether he has any interest in relocating the franchise to Texas.

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Cubs' catcher gets 'W' in marathon

CHICAGO -- Both the Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies ran out of relief pitchers in a marathon game. The Rockies then turned to a starter. The Cubs used a catcher -- and won.

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Summit Arena host to MMA card

Forty fighters from the South are scheduled to compete Saturday as Off the Chain Mixed Martial Arts presents its fifth event, "August Apocalypse," in Summit Arena.

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