RECENT SPORTS NEWS

  • Tigers acquire closer Joakim Soria from Rangers

    July 24, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) - The first-place Detroit Tigers reinforced the back end of their shaky bullpen Wednesday night, acquiring closer Joakim Soria from the Texas Rangers for pitching prospects Corey Knebel and Jake Thompson.

  • Man United buries Galaxy 7-0 in Van Gaal's debut

    July 24, 2014

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Manchester United made an impressive debut under coach Louis van Gaal on Wednesday night, with Wayne Rooney scoring twice late in the first half of a 7-0 victory over the LA Galaxy.

  • Baseball Capsules

    July 24, 2014

    SEATTLE (AP) - Bartolo Colon came within seven outs of a perfect game, giving up a single to Robinson Cano with two outs in the seventh inning, and the New York Mets held off a late rally to beat the Seattle Mariners 3-2 on Wednesday.

  • Williams wins 100 meters at world juniors

    July 24, 2014

    EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Incoming Florida State freshman Kendal Williams won the 100 meters at the IAAF world junior championships at Oregon's Hayward Field on Wednesday night, besting fellow American Trayvon Bromell.

  • Rookie MLB Kennard making early impact

    July 24, 2014

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Jon Beason turned around the New York Giants' defense last season. Jameel McClain was signed as a free agent in March.

  • Blatter, Emir of Qatar meet for labor rights talks

    July 24, 2014

    DOHA, Qatar (AP) - FIFA President Sepp Blatter has met with the Emir of Qatar to discuss improving migrant workers' rights in the 2022 World Cup host nation.

  • 7 tied for early lead at Russian Open

    July 24, 2014

    MOSCOW (AP) - Sweden's Rikard Karlberg is among seven players tied for the lead with five under par 67s midway through the opening round of the Russian Open in Moscow.

  • Mexican Aguirre named as new coach of Japan

    July 24, 2014

    TOKYO (AP) - Japan has appointed Mexican Javier Aguirre as the new head coach of the national team.

  • Suarez could make Barcelona debut against Madrid

    July 24, 2014

    MADRID (AP) - Luis Suarez could make his Barcelona debut against Real Madrid.

  • Austrians investigate disturbance at Israeli game

    July 24, 2014

    VIENNA (AP) - Federal and local law enforcement agencies in Austria are investigating an incident in which pro-Palestinian protesters stormed the pitch during a football match between an Israeli club and a French team.