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  • Former Angel Bobby Knoop humbled by Hall-of-Fame induction

    Whether he felt worthy or not, former Angels second baseman Bobby Knoop, who won three Gold Glove Awards and was selected to play in the 1966 All-Star Game, was inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame in a pregame ceremony Thursday. “It’...
  • Clippers sign forward Brandon Davies

    The Clippers have signed forward Brandon Davies to a partially guaranteed contract for training camp. Davies, who went undrafted this summer from Brigham Young, averaged 5.8 points and 4.0 rebounds in 15.8 minutes for the Clippers’ summer league...
  • Marion Bartoli, Sabine 'Boom Boom' Lisicki set for Wimbledon final

    Marion Bartoli, Sabine 'Boom Boom' Lisicki set for Wimbledon final
    WIMBLEDON -- It’s something of a cliché to discuss the obstacles that athletes have overcome to reach the pinnacle of their respective sports. Yet, if not for encountering difficulty along the way they might not have developed the determination that...
  • Marion Bartoli overpowers Sabine Lisicki for 2013 Wimbledon title

    WIMBLEDON, England — There's nothing conventional about Marion Bartoli on a tennis court. Her serve is anything but smooth. She pounds the ball with two hands from both sides, styled after Monica Seles. She can't stand still between points,...
  • Plant-based diets take root in U.S. among athletes, exercisers

    Plant-based diets take root in U.S. among athletes, exercisers
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - For Brendan Brazier it all started with a smoothie. The former Ironman triathlete and ultra-marathon champion said he decided to change to a vegan diet as a high school athlete hoping to turn professional. "I knew I had to improve,"...
  • L.A. Film Festival: 'Venus Vs.' filmmaker on tennis star-activist

    L.A. Film Festival: 'Venus Vs.' filmmaker on tennis star-activist
    This post has been updated. See bottom for details. Most people know Venus Williams for her ferocious backhand and overall power on the tennis court, but the 33-year-old athlete has also been an effective activist, specifically when it comes to the...
  • Andy Roddick to play for Springfield Lasers this summer

    Andy Roddick to play for Springfield Lasers this summer
    SPRINGFIELD, MO. — The Mylan World TeamTennis presented by GEICO completed its 2013 Marquee Player Draft earlier today. The Springfield Lasers, with the first overall pick of the draft, selected former World #1 and American tennis icon, Andy...
  • Spotted: Venus Williams puckers up to her Cuban hottie

    Spotted: Venus Williams puckers up to her Cuban hottie
    Looks like a match point to me.  Tennis champ Venus Williams was spotted canoodling with her boyfriend, Elios Pis, at the Sony Open Tennis tournament held through March 31 in Key Biscayne. The cute couple managed to sneek in a few kisses before...
  • Matt Harvey has torn ligament, could need Tommy John surgery

    Matt Harvey has torn ligament, could need Tommy John surgery
    Matt Harvey has a partially torn ligament in his right elbow, an injury the New York Mets' young ace hopes will not require surgery. Harvey and General manager Sandy Alderson both say they we're shocked when they were given the results of the MRI...
  • Sloane Stephens barely avoids upset by Mandy Minella

    Sloane Stephens barely avoids upset by Mandy Minella
    NEW YORK — Sloane Stephens, an Australian Open semifinalist and a rising American talent, survived a match full of errors in which she wasted two match points on her own serve but beat  Mandy Minella, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5), on Monday in a first-round U....
  • Antawn Jamison agrees to one-year contract with Clippers

    Antawn Jamison agrees to one-year contract with Clippers
    Free-agent forward Antawn Jamison told The Times on Monday afternoon that he’d reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Clippers for the veteran’s minimum of $1.4 million. Jamison, a 15-year veteran who spent last season with the...