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Thomas, Maddux, Glavine highlight Hall of Fame inductees

Frank Thomas is one of the most physically imposing players ever inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. However, the 6-foot-5 slugger was the only one of six inductees reduced to tears during Sunday's ceremony.

NBA roundup: Lakers, Scott still working on deal

Byron Scott said in a television interview that he is the new coach of the Los Angeles Lakers but the team insisted that an agreement has not yet been reached.

Report: Colts release Rainey for violating team rule

The Indianapolis Colts waived running back Chris Rainey on Monday.

Vikings sign Rudolph to extension

The Minnesota Vikings signed tight end Kyle Rudolph to a contract extension, the team announced Sunday.

Game roundup: Santana, Indians avert sweep in K.C.

First baseman Carlos Santana completed a huge series, homering twice and driving in four runs as the Cleveland Indians routed the Kansas City Royals 10-3 Sunday to prevent a four-game sweep.

Gordon relishes 'important victory' at Brickyard 400

Nearly 21 years to the day of his first triumph in the inaugural Brickyard 400, Jeff Gordon rallied to earn a record fifth Brickyard victory Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Sabres sign F Adam

The Buffalo Sabres signed forward Luke Adam to a one-year, two-way contract on Sunday.

Boy with inoperable tumor gets birthday wish

New England Patriots players sang "Happy Birthday" to a 6-year-old boy with an inoperable brain tumor Saturday.

Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France

Vincenzo Nibali became only the sixth man in history to win all three of cycling's major tours as he sealed victory in this year's Tour de France on the Champs Elysees Sunday.

More bad luck for Hamilton in F1 qualifying

If Lewis Hamilton is to win a fifth Hungarian Grand Prix, he'll need something akin to a miracle.

That's because he'll start well adrift of the pack after the back of his Mercedes caught fire in qualifying -- the second consecutive Saturday he's suff...

Bolt ready to compete at Commonwealth Games

An athlete who didn't even compete at the Commonwealth Games was the star attraction Saturday in Glasgow.

Nibali all but guaranteed Tour de France win

With the last day of the Tour de France usually uneventful as it relates to changes in the overall lead, Saturday marked the last realistic opportunity someone could catch Vincenzo Nibali.

Mitsui's bat stays hot despite Osprey struggles

The Missoula Osprey have struggled through the first half of their season this summer, but one of the birds' bats has not slowed down at all this year.

Lynch a no-show at Seahawks' camp

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch officially started his contract holdout Friday by not attending the first day of training camp in Renton, Washington.

Ohio State band accused of sexualized culture

The Ohio State University Marching Band, known for entertaining fans at sporting events with hypnotic formations choreographed to music, was also known among university insiders for a culture that facilitated sexual harassment, a report says.

Report: Lakers offer coaching job to Scott

The Los Angeles Lakers offered Byron Scott their head coaching job, according to ESPN.com.

Report: Cavs still leader to land Love

Even though the Cleveland Cavaliers cannot trade No. 1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins before Aug. 23, they remain the front-runner to acquire Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star power forward Kevin Love in a trade, ESPN.com reported Friday.

Capitals sign Australian F Walker

The Washington Capitals signed forward Nathan Walker to a three-year, entry-level contract, the team announced Friday.

Navardauskas makes history at Tour de France

His Garmin-Sharp teammate saw victory snatched from his grasp in heartbreaking fashion earlier in the Tour de France but Ramunas Navardauskas made sure there was to be no repeat on a rain soaked 19th stage Friday.

49ers TE Davis not holding out

San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis -- the first in NFL history to post multiple 13-touchdown seasons -- reported back to the team on time, ending his holdout after missing the team's minicamp.

Team USA surprised Blake Griffin bowed out

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin decided to pass on playing the U.S. national team at the FIBA World Cup of basketball in August and Washington Wizards guard John Wall reportedly was added to the roster.

Seahawks' Lynch expected to hold out

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch plans to hold out during training camp, former teammate Michael Robinson said Thursday.

Saints say all's well with Graham

New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis and coach Sean Payton don't anticipate any animosity from Jimmy Graham this season after they testifield against the tight end at a hearing to determine his position for contract purposes.

Chris Paul: Clippers players might walk out

With the future of the Los Angeles Clippers' ownership tied up in court, guard Chris Paul said Thursday that the team's players might boycott the start of the upcoming season if Donald Sterling still owns the club.

Astros face union grievance over top pick

The Major League Baseball Players' Association filed a grievance against the Houston Astros after they failed to sign No. 1 overall pick Brady Aiken before last Friday's deadline, according to multiple reports Thursday.

MLB roundup: Mariners add Morales in trade

The Seattle Mariners acquired first baseman/designated hitter Kendrys Morales from the Minnesota Twins on Thursday in exchange for right-handed relief pitcher Stephen Pryor.

NHL roundup: Canadiens, Eller reach agreement

The Montreal Canadiens and forward Lars Eller agreed to terms on a four-year contract, the team announced Thursday.

Washington QB Miles suspended for opener

Washington quarterback Cyler Miles has been suspended for the team's season opener against Hawaii, the school announced Thursday.

Brickyard provides element of unpredictability

The Brickyard is the home of champions. Or is it?

Former Wrangler named to Military All-Star baseball team

Former Deer Lodge Wrangler Michael Lowery has been named to the U.S. Military All-Star team 'Heroes of the Diamond'

Zootown excited to host Western Regional tournament

On the softball diamonds this weekend, Missoula will be busy with Senior Little League action. The Western Regional Tournament starts up tomorrow morning in Missoula.

Allen could join LeBron in Cleveland

Ray Allen is reportedly leaning toward returning for his 19th season in the NBA to continue as a teammate of LeBron James with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Jags' Blackmon arrested, admits to smoking blunt

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon was arrested in Edmond, Oklahoma, on Wednesday and charged with possession of marijuana, according to multiple reports.

Report: Browns' Gordon to appeal suspension

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon will appeal a pending one-year suspension in a meeting with NFL officials on Aug. 1, according to an ESPN report.

Texas WRs charged with sexual assault

Arrest warrants were issued Thursday for University of Texas wide receivers Kendall Sanders and Montrel Meander, who are charged with criminal sexual assault stemming from an incident July 22.

Ravens' Rice suspended two games

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has been suspended for the first two games of the regular season by the NFL following his offseason arrest on an assault charge stemming from an incident with his fiancee, according to ESPN.

Tigers bolster bullpen with Soria trade

Texas Rangers' reliever Joakim Soria is headed to the Detroit Tigers in a trade for pitching prospects Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel.

Lewis fails physical; Mavs sign Aminu

Forward Rashard Lewis failed his physical with the Dallas Mavericks, who planned to sign him to a one-year deal worth the veteran's minimum.

Gruden: RG3 'hands down' Redskins' best QB

Jay Gruden is not leaving any room for interpretation. The Washington Redskins' rookie head coach said Robert Griffin III is the starting quarterback.

Game roundup: Colon, Mets stymie Mariners

Bartolo Colon showed the rookie a thing or two about pitching on Wednesday when the 41-year-old New York Mets right-hander flirted with a perfect game before beating the Seattle Mariners and 21-year-old phenom Taijuan Walker 3-2.

Defenseman Sarich injured in cycling accident

Cory Sarich, a 15-year NHL defenseman who is an unrestricted free agent, was in stable condition Wednesday after being in a cycling accident Monday, the Colorado Avalanche confirmed Wednesday.

Capital standout McKenzie Johnston commits to Lady Griz

Last week, Helena Capital standout McKenzie Johnston received one of the biggest phone calls of her life. The caller was Montana Lady Griz head coach Robin Selvig.

Seahawks WR Rice retires

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday.

RB Charles gets extension from Chiefs

Running back Jamaal Charles reached an agreement on a contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs on Wednesday as the team reported for training camp.

MLB suspends Padres' Maybin 25 games

San Diego Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin was suspended 25 games without pay after testing positive for an amphetamine in violation of Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

Bulls include McDermott in Love offer

First-round pick Doug McDermott and two previous first-rounders -- Taj Gibson and Nikola Mirotic -- are part of the Chicago Bulls' trade offer to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Kevin Love according to NBA reporter Chris Sheridan.

Rafal Majka proves King of the Mountains

When two-time winner Alberto Contador was forced to quit the Tour de France after a painful crash the outlook looked bleak for the Tinkoff-Saxo team but since his departure a new star has emerged in Polish rider Rafal Majka.

The 24-year-old was a last...

Ravens bracing for Rice absence

The Baltimore Ravens are still waiting to hear from the NFL regarding a potential suspension for running back Ray Rice following a felony aggravated assault case this offseason.

NASCAR Driver Capsules, July 23

Capsules for the top 20 drivers in the Sprint Cup standings, plus five additional drivers of note.

Eagles OT Johnson suspended four games

Second-year offensive tackle Lane Johnson will miss the first four games serving a suspension for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances.