Alex Wood improves to 10-0 in Dodgers’ 1-0 victory over D-backs

By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — If Alex Wood’s performance was an audition for a spot in the All-Star Game, and he...

Injured Olympian defies doctors to walk for his wedding

By PAT GRAHAM AP Sports Writer On good days, American high jumper Jamie Nieto can shuffle 130 steps without a cane or walker. It’s an important distance...

Jeff Gordon to lead Brickyard 400 field as pace-car driver

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jeff Gordon will get another opportunity to lead the Brickyard 400 field — and this time, he’s not planning to come...

Kluber strikes out 12 as Indians top Rangers 5-1

By STEVE HERRICK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Corey Kluber is moving into select company when it comes to striking out batters. Kluber allowed three hits and...

Dale Jr. farewell tour begins, but it isn’t goodbye

By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer  SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. had just completed a satisfying sixth-place finish at Sonoma Raceway when he...

Scott Dixon spoils Penske party to win at Road America

By GENARO C. ARMAS AP Sports Writer ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Scott Dixon spoiled Team Penske’s party at Road America. First, his Chip Ganassi Racing team...

Pitino outraged at NCAA penalties

By GARY B. GRAVES AP Sports Writer LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The NCAA didn’t feel Louisville went far enough with its self-imposed sanctions following a sex...

Clemens’ son among familiar names on Day 2 of MLB draft

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Another Rocket is headed to Toronto. The Blue Jays selected University of Texas first baseman Kacy...

Richard, Cordero lead Padres past slumping Reds 6-2

SAN DIEGO (AP) — When manager Andy Green came to the mound in the eighth inning, Clayton Richard thought his outing was over. Richard stayed...

Sabathia leaves with injury; Young rallies Angels past Yanks

By STEVE DILBECK Associated Press ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Just when CC Sabathia was pitching like an ace again, the big left-hander got hurt. Sabathia exited early...