Pro Sports

Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn dies of cancer at 54

Gwynn had been on a medical leave from his job as baseball coach at San Diego State, his alma mater, since late March. Agent John Boggs said Gwynn died Monday at a hospital in suburban Poway.

St. Louis police records show mishandled evidence

A judge last week ordered the city police department to release some internal affairs reports as part of a public records lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri.

WORLD CUP WHAT TO WATCH: Ronaldo ready to take on Germany; U.S. vs Ghana

Jurgen Klinsmann's U.S. team is aiming to reverse its record against Ghana, which has ended the Americans' run at the last two World Cups.

Rough or not, Martin Kaymer was the star of this U.S. Open

The "Germanator" produced the second-lowest score in U.S. Open history (271) with an eight-shot victory in which he led by at least four shots over the last 48 holes.

Johnson makes it 3 of 4 with win in Michigan

After a slow start to the Sprint Cup season — by his standards — Jimmie Johnson appears poised for a run at yet another championship.

LA Kings celebrate Stanley Cup with parade, rally

A raucous contingent of fans lined Figueroa Street as the Kings rode nine double-decker buses and a flatbed truck about one mile to Staples Center. They showed off the Cup, the Campbell Cup and Justin Williams' Conn Smythe Trophy while confetti flew and fans gave a nonstop standing ovation to the champions.

Adams homers again as Cardinals beat Nationals 5-2

Matt Adams homered for the third straight game and Matt Holliday also went deep, helping the Cardinals to a 5-2 victory and series sweep Sunday over the Washington Nationals.

Royals' win streak at 7 after 6-3 victory

Salvador Perez hit a three-run homer and Kansas City completed a three-game sweep of the Chicago White Sox with a 6-3 win Sunday.

Kaymer closes out wire-to-wire US Open win

German Martin Kaymer turned the toughest test of golf into a runaway at Pinehurst No. 2 on Sunday to become only the seventh wire-to-wire winner in 114 years of the U.S. Open.

COMMENTARY: Things you need to know about the World Cup

The World Cup is underway, and there’s a lot of stuff fluttering about. People dressed like accordions, rioters in the streets, goal scorers on the fields and walruses in the dugout.

Didier Drogba comes on, inspires Ivory Coast to 2-1 win over Japan

Didier Drogba came off the bench to inspire Ivory Coast to a 2-1 comeback victory over Japan in a World Cup Group C match on Saturday.

Matt Adams' 3-run homer pushes Cardinals past Nationals

Matt Adams hit the go-ahead home run for the second straight game, connecting off Stephen Strasburg in St. Louis' three-run seventh inning, and the Cardinals beat the Washington Nationals 4-1 on Saturday night.

Duffy fans 9 as Royals beat White Sox 9-1

The Kansas City Royals' left-hander matched a career high with nine strikeouts and scattered five hits over seven-plus shutout innings in a 9-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday.

Mario Balotelli, Andrea Pirlo make Italy a tough World Cup out

Andrea Pirlo and Mario Balotelli are a study in contrasts on the football pitch. And off it.

Costa Rica upsets Uruguay in another World Cup shocker

For a second day running, this spectacular World Cup left everyone in awe. This time, it was Costa Rica that produced a huge upset.

Mario Balotelli's header leads Italy past England in World Cup group play

The often-volatile and often-brilliant Mario Balotelli was left unmarked at the far post and had plenty of space to head a cross from Antonio Candreva past goalkeeper Joe Hart for the winning goal.

LeBron with a simple message: 'Why not us?'

The Spurs are the 32nd team in NBA history to hold a 3-1 lead in the finals. All 31 of the previous teams have won the title.

It's the role players who have the Spurs rolling

Kawhi Leonard and Boris Diaw have been exactly what San Antonio needed in this matchup against the Miami Heat, and might be the two biggest reasons why the Spurs are one win away from their fifth NBA championship. The Spurs lead these finals 3-1, and will look to end Miami's reign in Game 5 at home on Sunday night.

Martin Kaymer leads after rough Day 2 at Pinehurst

After two days of lower-than-expected scores, Pinehurst No. 2 showed its bite at the U.S. Open on Saturday.

16 years later, Colombia returns to World Cup with 3-0 win against Greece

Colombia started its first World Cup campaign in 16 years in dazzling fashion and beat Greece 3-0 to open Group C on Saturday in front of a big, loud pro-Colombian crowd.