A’s, Tigers, Cards embrace final day

By Ben Walker Associated Press Sonny Gray pitched Oakland into baseball’s last playoff spot. David Price delivered the AL Central crown...

Associated Press CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. — NASCAR driver Tony Stewart struck and killed a sprint car driver who was walking on a dirt track during a race in upstate New York on Saturday night. Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero said his department’s investigation is not criminal and that Stewart was “fully cooperative.” Povero said the driver […]

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre says it’s unfortunate the way things ended in Green Bay six years ago, but that he’s proud of his 16 years with the Packers and has no regrets. Favre, interviewed on WTMJ-AM on Friday, talked about his departure from Green Bay and recent efforts to soothe any […]

By Greg Beacham AP Sports Writer CARSON, Calif. – Landon Donovan says he is retiring from professional soccer at the end of the MLS season. The LA Galaxy forward is widely considered the best player in American history. The 32-year-old Donovan is the top goal-scorer in MLS history and the top scorer in U.S. national […]

Ray Guy made no secret of his love for his alma mater, Southern Miss, at the Hall of Fame induction. (AP Photo/David Richard)

CANTON, Ohio Pro Football Hall of Fame Induction weekend had crooked letters – in the form of Mississippi – written all over it. First and foremost, Ray Guy of Southern Miss became the first pure punter ever given pro football’s highest honor, Hall of Fame induction. “It’s been long, long overdue, but now the Hall […]

By Jennifer Kay and Tim Reynolds Associated Press MIAMI – The former clinic owner accused of selling performance-enhancing drugs to Alex Rodriguez has agreed to plead guilty in what prosecutors called a wide-ranging conspiracy to distribute steroids to both major league ballplayers and high school athletes. The charges filed Tuesday against former Biogenesis of America […]

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre will be inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame and have his jersey retired next year. Favre writes on his official website that it will be an honor to have his name placed among others such Bart Starr, Curly Lambeau, Ray Nitschke and […]

By Michael Marot AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS – Doctors say Paul George’s biggest battle is yet to come, and it may take a year or more before he returns to the Pacers lineup. One day after the two-time All-Star suffered a gruesome open tibia-fibula fracture on his right leg during a USA Basketball intrasquad scrimmage […]

Ray Guy waited nearly 20 years after being eligible to be voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

By Josh Dubow Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. – Ray Guy built a Hall of Fame career of making other people wait. Those anxious seconds for punt returners awaiting his booming kicks were nothing compared to the more than two decades Guy had to endure before finally getting the call that he was elected to the […]

By Noah Trister AP Baseball Writer 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. A person familiar with the trade, speaking on condition of anonymity because the deal was not yet announced, did not say for whom […]