WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP) - After scoring a gold medal in women's downhill Wednesday afternoon, U.S. skier Lindsey Vonn competed for a second Olympic title Thursday in the slalom leg of the super-combined.
HOUSTON (AP) - The New York Knicks have acquired disgruntled guard Tracy McGrady and his massive expiring contract in a three-team swap with the Houston Rockets and the Sacramento Kings, a person with knowledge of the negotiations tells The Associated Press. The person spoke Thursday and requested anonymity because the deal has not been officially announced.
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.
Hart High graduate Tyler Glasnow has been lighting things up this season, and the Pittsburgh Pirates organization officially recognized him this week as their top minor league pitcher. Glasnow, who finished the season 9-3 with a 2.18 ERA and 164 strikeouts to 61 walks in 111 1/3 innings pitched, won the Pirates' minor league Pitcher of the Year award. The 19-year-old right-handed pitcher was drafted by the Pirates in the fifth round of the 2011 ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Royals ace and Hart graduate James Shields peered in at the Indians' Yan Gomes, who had stepped to the plate with two runners aboard in the fourth inning of a nip-and-tuck game between playoff contenders.
OAKLAND (AP) - Coaches often preach for their defenses to "fly around."
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots have placed running back and Valencia High graduate Shane Vereen on injured reserve with a designation to return. The move means Vereen must miss eight weeks before he is eligible to play in a game. He was injured in Sunday's 23-21 win over the Buffalo Bills. He had a small break in his left wrist and underwent surgery on Monday, Fox Sports reported. The Patriots said he missed ...
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - Former Valencia Viking Shane Vereen rushed for 101 yards and helped spark a late rally for the New England Patriots, who got by the Buffalo Bills 23-21 on Sunday thanks to a Stephen Gostkowski 35-yard field goal with 5 seconds left.