MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - There he was, mouth agape, roaring like a Highlands warrior in full battle cry in "Braveheart."
The force from Andy Murray's lungs seemed to add heft to the forehand winner he hurled down the line. The match turned there - in the fifth game of the second set - and it would not be long before the 22-year-old Scot was on his way to the Australian Open final.
NEW YORK (AP) - NBA commissioner David Stern planned to meet with Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas on Wednesday and an announcement on the full length of Arenas' indefinite suspension could follow.
NBA spokesman Mike Bass confirmed the meeting to The Associated Press.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders hired Hue Jackson as offensive coordinator on Tuesday, hoping the man who helped develop Joe Flacco in Baltimore can do the same for JaMarcus Russell.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Washington Wizards guard Javaris Crittenton has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor gun charge - 10 days after teammate Gilbert Arenas pleaded guilty to a felony gun charge.
After just one full season, Hart High graduate Michael Montgomery has been rated by Baseball America as the Kansas City Royals' top prospect.
Montgomery, who is preparing to report for the Royals' minor league camp in Surprise, Ariz. on Feb. 26, said he won't let the honor get to his head.
Brock Lesnar is ready to resume training to defend his UFC heavyweight title after a serious intestinal problem derailed his career and endangered his life.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - Chan Gailey was hired by the Buffalo Bills on Tuesday, getting a second chance to prove himself as an NFL coach and inheriting a team that has missed the playoffs for 10 straight years.
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) - Jose Offerman was banned for life by the Dominican winter league for throwing a punch at an umpire during an argument on the baseball field.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Washington Wizards star Gilbert Arenas pleaded guilty Friday to carrying a pistol without a license in the District of Columbia, a felony conviction that could jeopardize his future in the NBA.
Arenas pleaded guilty to a single count of violating the city's strict gun laws as part of a plea bargain in D.C. Superior Court. He will remain free at least until his sentencing March 26.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Offensive coordinator Norm Chow is staying at UCLA, rebuffing overtures from Lane Kiffin to return to Southern California.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Blake Griffin's first season with the Los Angeles Clippers is over before it even began.
NEW YORK (AP) - Mark McGwire finally came clean Monday, admitting he used steroids when he broke baseball's home run record in 1998.
The day after Hart High graduate and boxer Said El Harrak lost his first professional fight, he told friends he was through.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Washington, D.C., Police Chief Cathy Lanier says she expects the investigation into Washington Wizards star Gilbert Arenas bringing guns into the team's Verizon Center locker room to wrap up within a few days.
NEW YORK (AP) - Andre Dawson was elected to Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame on Wednesday in his ninth try, while Bert Blyleven and Roberto Alomar fell just short of earning the sport's highest honor.
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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