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  • UCLA DT Kenny Clark stands tall among Pac-12’s best players

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA defensive tackle Kenny Clark is an unlikely fixture on lists of the 10 best players in the Pac-12. He has one sack and 9 1/2 tackles for loss in two…

  • After injuries, Tre Madden ready to run again for No. 8 USC

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Whenever Tre Madden got discouraged while he sat out two of the past three seasons with injuries, his Southern California teammates stepped in with positive thoughts and uplifting wishes. Now that…

  • Latest on US Open: Bouchard has 1st win streak since March

    NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local): 8 p.m. Eugenie Bouchard has a winning streak for the first time in nearly six months. Bouchard, the 2014 Wimbledon runner-up, has…

  • Autopsy: Football player shot by police had drugs in system

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A black college football player killed by a white police officer likely used a synthetic psychedelic drug and marijuana prior to the deadly confrontation at a Texas car dealership, according…

  • SEC’s title hopes may rest on an influx of new starting QBs

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Southeastern Conference has gone two whole years without winning a national title. In this part of the college football world, that seems like an eternity. Whether the drought ends this season…

  • Sony, back in the crosshairs, defends ‘Concussion’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly a year after the devastating hacking attack that leaked thousands of emails, Sony Pictures Entertainment again finds itself trying to justify its own inner dealings, this time over the upcoming…

  • Williams puts aside slow start to reach 3rd round of US Open

    NEW YORK (AP) — This was, in just about every measurable way, an up-and-down performance by Serena Williams, filled with double-faults — 10 in all — and two dozen other unforced errors. With her bid…

  • Emails show nuances to ‘Concussion’ controversy, NFL fears

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leaked emails about the fact-based football drama “Concussion” paint a complicated picture of the internal dealings between Sony executives, lawyers, external consultants and filmmaker Peter Landesman in the early stages of…

  • Pregame.com Line

    Thursday Major League Baseball National League FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at WASHINGTON -250 Atlanta +225 Pittsburgh -145 at MILWAUKEE +135 San Francisco -125 at COLORADO +115 Los Angeles -125 at SAN DIEGO +115 American League…

  • Pitt quarterback Voytik eyeing expanded role for Panthers

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chad Voytik isn’t offended by the term “game manager,” though the Pittsburgh quarterback might be the only one. He’s cool with the label as the guy whose main job is to hand…

  • UND joins NDSU in paying cost of attendance for all sports

    GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — The University of North Dakota is joining its in-state Division I counterparts in providing stipends to all of its scholarship athletes. UND announced Wednesday it would pay players in all…

  • Mardy Fish makes new memories at US Open in final match

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mardy Fish’s last U.S. Open memory will be of the Louis Armstrong Stadium crowd roaring for him. Failing to serve out the match, his legs cramping badly at the end —…

  • NHRA Schedule and standings

    Feb. 5-8 Winternationals, Pomona, Calif. (TF-Shawn Langdon, FC-Matt Hagan, PS-Jason Line) Feb. 20-22 CARQUEST Auto Parts Nationals, Phoenix (TF-Tony Schumacher, FC-Matt Hagan, PS-Rodger Brogdon) March 12-15 Gatornationals, Gainesville, Fla. (TF-Spencer Massey, FC-Ron Capps, PS-Greg Anderson,…

  • IndyCar Schedule and standings

    March 29 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Fla. (Juan Pablo Montoya) April 12 Grand Prix of Louisiana, Avondale (James Hinchcliffe) April 19 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, Calif. (Scott Dixon) April 26 Honda…

  • NASCAR Camping World Truck Schedule and standings

    Feb. 20 NextEra Energy Resources 250, Daytona Beach, Fla. (Tyler Reddick) Feb. 28 Hyundai Construction Equipment 200, Hampton, Ga. (Matt Crafton) March 28 Kroger 250, Martinsville, Va. (Joey Logano) May 8 Toyota Tundra 250, Kansas…