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  • Angels' weaknesses might be exposed

    April 10, 2013 5:56 AM 166

    Loss of ace Jered Weaver is one of several issues afflicting the Angels, who are off to a slow start again. Jered Weaver jogged out of the dugout, serenaded with applause from every corner of the stadium. This was a happy time, or at least it was supposed to be. Weaver dared not extend a handshake to a teammate, or a fist pump to the fans. He held his left arm gingerly

  • Phoenix Suns at Dallas Mavericks

    April 10, 2013 5:26 AM 147

    While the odds are against them, the Dallas Mavericks are still alive in the Western Conference playoff race. A matchup against the struggling Phoenix Suns should only help their chances. The Mavericks go for a four-game season sweep and 11th consecutive home win over the Suns, who try to avoid an 11th straight loss Wednesday night. Occupying 10th place

  • Michigan QB throws 'terrible' first pitch

    April 10, 2013 3:54 AM 130

    Michigan Wolverine quarterback Denard Robinson threw out the first pitch at Tuesday's Detroit Tigers game — well, "kind of," announcer Mario Impemba said as Fox Sports Detroit showed the throw bouncing about 10 feet in front of home plate. "Looked like his feet might have got tangled up just a little bit," color commentator Rod Allen added. Was it because

  • Bud Selig to create task force on blacks in baseball

    April 10, 2013 1:30 AM 166

    Major League Baseball, alarmed by its historic low 7.7 % of African-American players on opening-day rosters this season, will announce the creation of a formal task force Wednesday to help reverse the decline, three MLB executives told USA TODAY Sports. The executives spoke on the condition of anonymity because Commissioner Bud Selig has yet to announce

  • Jets Sign Dawan Landry

    April 10, 2013 1:26 AM 211

    The Jets’ secondary has swapped Landry brothers. To fill the void at safety created when LaRon Landry left for Indianapolis, the Jets signed his older brother Dawan, who spent the last two seasons in Jacksonville. A seven-year veteran, Dawan Landry, 30, immediately becomes the most experienced player at a position that also lost Yeremiah Bell and Eric Smith

  • Kovalchuk Practices, First Time Since Injury

    April 10, 2013 1:04 AM 194

    It's hard to find a more desperate team in the NHL these days than the Devils. Since their best player, right wing Ilya Kovalchuk, sustained a shoulder injury March 23 against the Florida Panthers, the Devils have lost seven straight games and dropped to ninth in the Eastern Conference—which would leave them out of the playoffs altogether one season

  • Yankees’ Derek Jeter making strides in returning from offseason surgery on injured ankle

    April 9, 2013 11:40 PM 149

    Manager Joe Girardi optimistic about progress the Captain has made at Spring Training complex in Tampa, but Jeter not ready for game action just yet. CLEVELAND — Derek Jeter took what Joe Girardi called a “big step” on his way back to the Yankees Tuesday, finally running on a baseball field. In the first step in what figures to be a month-long process

  • Robert Griffin III Jersey: Rookie QB's Jersey Is Top Seller, Sets NFL Record

    April 9, 2013 10:35 PM 252

    By Jason Hall | Apr 09, 2013 06:28 PM EDT Washington Redksins quarterback Robert Griffin III set the single-season jersey sales record on Monday for top-selling NFL player jerseys, according to NFLShop.com. Exact sales numbers from April 1, 2012, to March 1, 2013 were not revealved. Griffin's No. 10 jerseys beat out Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning's

  • Seahawks will sign Brady Quinn

    April 9, 2013 10:11 PM 145

    Posted by Michael David Smith on April 9, 2013, 6:06 PM EDT The Seahawks had been looking for a backup quarterback since trading Matt Flynn to the Raiders last week, and Quinn was believed to be their favorite of the players they had considered, a group that also included Matt Leinart. Quinn started eight games for the Chiefs last season and did not play well, with just two touchdown

  • NASCAR's Jimmie Johnson, wife expecting second child

    April 9, 2013 9:02 PM 197

    There's one more reason why 2013 already is a year to remember for Jimmie Johnson. The five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion announced Tuesday on Twitter that he and his wife Chandra are expecting their second child. "We are so happy to share news that we're having another baby in September," Johnson tweeted. "Genevieve is so excited to be a big sister