WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP) - Lindsey Vonn lived up to expectations and won the Olympic downhill Wednesday, and childhood rival and American teammate Julia Mancuso took a surprise silver medal.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The Portland Trail Blazers are picking up needed help on the interior, acquiring Marcus Camby from the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for guard Steve Blake and forward Travis Outlaw.
The team announced the trade on Tuesday. ESPN.com and Yahoo! Sports were the first to report the deal, which also includes cash going to the Clippers.
WEST VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - The roughly 20,000 fans who bought tickets to stand and watch the remaining events on Cypress Mountain are out of luck.
PARIS (AP) - A French judge has issued an international arrest warrant for U.S. cyclist Floyd Landis in connection with a case of data hacking at a doping laboratory, France's anti-doping chief said Monday.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - The XXI Olympic Winter Games begin Friday, and that's about the only thing certain about them.
Here's a look at five of the hottest United States athletes who will be spinning, skating and skiing for gold at the Winter Olympics:
NEW YORK (AP) - LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Kobe Bryant and most of the reigning Olympic gold medalists could be back in U.S. uniforms this summer.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - The scientist in charge of Vancouver's state-of-the-art doping lab says her staff already has tested more than 200 blood and urine samples from Olympic athletes.
Dr. Christiane Ayotte says the new facility at the Richmond Oval aims to process about 2,000 samples - 1,600 urine and about 400-500 blood samples - during the games, which open Friday.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Just like most of the entire country, Vancouver organizers are waiting for the moment when Canada finally wins its first Olympic gold medal on home soil.
Leading the medals table and topping it all off by winning the men's hockey gold on the final night of the games wouldn't hurt either.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Snow is still being trucked and flown in to Cypress Mountain in an effort to get the Olympic venues ready for the Vancouver Games, which open Friday.
The first event scheduled for Cypress Mountain is women's moguls qualifying on Saturday, with the finals to be raced later that day.
Former College of the Canyons pitcher Dana Eveland will get another opportunity in the big leagues.
Eveland was traded on Saturday from the Oakland Athletics to the Toronto Blue Jays for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - There's no denying that the Super Bowl is all about money, and lots of it.
Consider that advertisers will spend as much as $3 million to grab your attention during the football championship in hopes of convincing you to buy their products.
AT STAKE - National Football League Championship for the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
PARTICIPANTS - Indianapolis Colts (AFC) and New Orleans Saints (NFC). This the fourth appearance for the Colts and the first appearance for the Saints.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Scott McCarron is not backing away from his accusation that Phil Mickelson and other players are cheating if they use the Ping-Eye 2 wedges with square grooves.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Kurt Warner has called an end to one of the great storybook careers in NFL history.
The 38-year-old quarterback announced his retirement from the game on Friday after a dozen years in a league that at first rejected him, then revered him as he came from nowhere to lead the lowly St. Louis Rams to two Super Bowls, winning the first of them.
Valencia High graduate Danny Worth has shown that you can keep a strong-willed person down for only so long.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Former Hart Indians player James Shields and the Royals were undone by sloppy defense.
SEATTLE (AP) - Fomer Saugus Centurion Tommy Milone got his first loss of the season in the Athletics' 6-4 loss to Seattle Friday night.
Hart High graduate and Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer was added to the roster to start the second game of a doubleheader against the San Diego Padres.
There are things that Kyle Boller misses about playing professional football.
Alison Lee's foray into the top ranks of her sport came to a close on Sunday - at least for now.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Chris Sale knew he had to pitch his best Sunday with Hart High graduate James Shields starting for the Kansas City Royals.
Valencia graduate Alison Lee worked her way up the leaderboard on Saturday in the third round of the Kraft Nabisco Championship in Rancho Mirage.
A month before the Major League Baseball season began, Saugus High graduate and Oakland A's pitcher Tommy Milone saw the numbers game ahead and knew he might be a victim of it.
DETROIT (AP) - A quality opening-day start by Kansas City Royals pitcher and Hart graduate James Shields was spoiled by the Detroit Tigers' come-from-behind 4-3 win on Monday.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Kansas City ace and Hart High graduate James Shields allowed one hit in three scoreless innings and Mike Moustakas hit a three-run homer in the Royals' 6-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
Bubba Watson wasn't about to let another chance get away.
It appears at least one of two local golfers will get to play through the weekend at the Northern Trust Open.
Golden Valley first-year head baseball coach Gino Pomilia said there's no lying in his program.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The best score belonged to Stewart Cink. The best round belonged to Pat Perez. Tiger Woods didn't come close to claiming either Thursday in the Farmers Insurance Open, where the seven-time champion failed to break par in the opening round for first time in his career.
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