LONDON (AP) - Diana Taurasi and the U.S. women's basketball team open play Saturday against a team they just pounded by 54 points.
LONDON (AP) - South Korean archer Im Dong-hyun sees only blurred colors and lines when he peers toward the target about 76 yards away, arrow at the ready. It doesn't stop the legally blind Olympian from hitting the grapefruit-sized yellow center - again and again and again.
A dancing Anthony Ervin takes his hat off and jauntily tosses it at the camera, as the Hart graduate joins in the U.S. swimming team's video set to the ubiquitous song "Call Me Maybe."
What makes an Olympian? For the next two weeks in London, we'll get a chance to the see the finished product, as thousands of athletes take part in the highest level of competition on Earth in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. But every one of the athletes had to start somewhere. In a few cases, that somewhere was the Santa Clarita Valley. But what exactly does it take to go from somewhere to the center ...
Historians can trace some form of the Olympic Games back as far as 2,800 years. The Santa Clarita Valley didn't come into the picture until the last 28, when three former SCV athletes took part in the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. Former Canyon High player Cory Snyder and one-time College of the Canyons player Flavio Alfaro were both part of the 1984 U.S. Olympic baseball team, which took second place. No official medals ...
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Hanley Ramirez gave the Los Angeles Dodgers a good look at what he can bring to the table Wednesday night.
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) - The coach of Jeneba Tarmoh wishes the sprinter would have raced in a runoff against Allyson Felix instead of surrendering her spot.
UNIVERSAL CITY - Hopefully, the rest of the Pac-12 football teams enjoyed life without worrying about USC while it lasted.
UNIVERSAL CITY - USC Trojans senior quarterback Matt Barkley was tugged and pulled in every direction during Pac-12 Media Day at Universal Studios on Tuesday.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Will Smith pitched two-hit ball over seven innings in the longest of his five major league starts, Lorenzo Cain hit a two-run homer in the first, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-1 on Tuesday night.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Adam Wainwright tried bragging about his hitting prowess, and broke down laughing in mid-sentence.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Chad Billingsley strode to the mound feeling like a winner. Even though the Los Angeles Dodgers' right-hander was stuck on a five-start losing streak for a couple extra weeks while sidelined with elbow inflammation, he said there was no stewing before taming the St. Louis Cardinals for six innings in a 5-3 victory Monday night. "I don't even think about that," Billingsley said. "Your mindset is always getting ready for ...
ANAHEIM (AP) - Pinch-hitter Kendrys Morales delivered a rare three-run single in the eighth inning to help the Los Angeles Angels beat the Kansas City Royals 6-3 on Monday night.
NEW YORK (AP) - As the days wore on, Josh Wall started hoping that he'd at least get one opportunity to pitch before he was sent back to the minors.
Valencia's Alison Lee had it. She was 3-up on Australia's Minjee Lee, the world's eighth-ranked amateur player, after 30 holes at the U.S. Girls' Junior Championship on Saturday at Lake Merced Golf Club in Daly City, a victory in her grasp. But the Valencia High senior just couldn't hold on. On her final six holes, Lee made three bogeys and Minjee Lee closed in and closed out the Santa Clarita Valley's best girls golfer to ...
ANAHEIM (AP) - Rookie goalie Frederik Andersen won his sixth straight game to start his NHL career, making 35 saves in place of ailing Jonas Hiller, and the league-leading Anaheim Ducks extended their winning streak to five with a 3-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday night.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Ryan Getzlaf grabbed the three pucks wrapped in tape and held them up to his chest in the Anaheim Ducks' dressing room for a celebration nine seasons in the making.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Anthony Davis swatted away Pau Gasol's shot, quickly sprinted toward the other end of the court, took a pass from Eric Gordon and rolled in a driving layup as Jodie Meeks fouled him.
HOUSTON (AP) - Steve Blake hit a 3-pointer with 1.3 seconds remaining to lift the Los Angeles Lakers to a 99-98 victory over the Houston Rockets and Dwight Howard on Thursday night.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Hampus Lindholm scored his first NHL goal, Corey Perry got the tiebreaking goal right before the second-period buzzer, and the Anaheim Ducks stayed atop the league standings with a 5-2 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Wednesday night.
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) - A leadership vacuum may have contributed to the troubled relationship between Miami Dolphins offensive linemen Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito, which has left both players sidelined and the team in turmoil.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Nik Vucevic had 30 points - including six free throws in the final 23 seconds - and 21 rebounds to help the Orlando Magic hold on for a 98-90 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night.
DALLAS (AP) - Dirk Nowitzki's new pick-and-roll partner put on quite a show for the old one.
NEW YORK (AP) - Miguel Cabrera has a chance to repeat as AL MVP after being named one of three finalists for the award in voting by the Baseball Writers Association of America.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - J.J. Redick scored 19 of his 26 points in the first half to lead seven players in double figures, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat Houston 137-118 Monday night, handing the Rockets their first loss of the season in Dwight Howard's return to Staples Center.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Anaheim Ducks took nothing for granted on the last day of their longest road trip of the season.
HOUSTON (AP) - Houston coach Gary Kubiak collapsed leaving the field at halftime and was taken by ambulance to a hospital, and the Indianapolis Colts rallied for a 27-24 victory over the Texans on Sunday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Xavier Henry scored 18 points, Pau Gasol hit two tiebreaking free throws with 6 seconds remaining, and the Los Angeles Lakers, who lost all of a 21-point lead, beat the Atlanta Hawks 105-103 on Sunday night.
OAKLAND (AP) - Klay Thompson scored a career-high 38 points in a spectacular shooting performance, and the Golden State Warriors whipped the Los Angeles Lakers 125-94 in their much-anticipated season opener Wednesday night.
BOSTON (AP) - There hasn't been a party like this in New England for nearly a century.