Pro Sports

James makes Cavs better, now East more wide open

LeBron James' move to the Cavaliers shakes up an Eastern Conference that's now without a true favorite.

Loew needs a title to prove he is a winner

Germany needs to beat Argentina in Sunday's World Cup decider to finally make Joachim Loew a winner.

Lucroy to start in Molina's place; Kinsler makes AL team

Milwaukee's Jonathan Lucroy will replace injured St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina as the National League's starter for Tuesday night's All-Star game.

Sabella: 'Perfect game' required against Germany

 Describing the Germans as "very powerful" physically, mentally and tactically, Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella said Saturday that there's no room for error.

Inbee Park has 1-shot lead at Royal Birkdale

Inbee Park has a chance to become only the seventh woman to win four of the LPGA's majors.

AP Sources: Bosh agrees to max deal with Heat

Chris Bosh is staying in Miami, agreeing Friday to a five-year contract that will be worth about $118 million, said two people familiar with the deal.

LeBron James says he's returning to Cavaliers

James told Sports Illustrated Friday that he's decided to go home. It's a move that would have seemed unfathomable four years ago, after the venomous fallout that followed his decision to leave Cleveland for the Miami Heat.

Cardinals claim catcher Kottaras after Molina injury

The St. Louis Cardinals claimed veteran George Kottaras off waivers from the Cleveland Indians on Friday, which bolsters their catching position following the injury to Yadier Molina.

Tigers rout Royals 16-4

Everybody in Detroit's lineup had at least one hit and scored one run, the season-best offensive onslaught spurring the Tigers to a 16-4 rout of the Kansas City Royals in the opener of their four-game series Thursday night.

The indecision: Making a free agency choice proves difficult for LeBron James

When it comes to LeBron James, all that's certain is this: One fan base is about to feel scorned, and other is about to feel absolute joy.

Miami or Cleveland?

The same choice he faced four years ago is the one facing the four-time NBA MVP now.

Volquez leads Pirates to 9-1 win over Cardinals

Volquez compiled with those simple instructions, tossing a complete game six-hitter to win his fourth straight start in a 9-1 victory.

Former minor league players sue MLB over low salaries

Aaron Senne and former minor-league players in each of the 30 big-league organizations are suing Major League Baseball, alleging violations of federal wage and overtime laws in a case some legal observers suggest has significant merit.

All-Star catcher Molina out 8 to 12 weeks

The team estimated Molina could be sidelined eight to 12 weeks. He's hoping to make it back in seven or eight weeks.

Once again, World Cup gloom for Netherlands

Reflecting their gloom, the Dutch squad began its preparations for Saturday's third-place match against host Brazil under dreary gray skies in Sao Paulo on Thursday, a day after a painful penalty shootout loss to Argentina in the semifinals ensured another missed opportunity.

Brazil's misery worsens with Argentina in final

After beating the Netherlands in a shootout Wednesday, Brazil's football archrival is now tantalizingly close to winning the World Cup for the first time since Diego Maradona lifted the trophy in 1986.

Clippers trial put on hold past Tuesday deadline

Donald Sterling has vowed never to sell the team and he's trying to block his wife's single-handed deal with former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Attorneys for Shelly Sterling have accused his side of stalling tactics.

Chicago approves Cubs' plans to renovate Wrigley Field

A city commission unanimously approved the Chicago Cubs' massive renovation project that includes a Jumbotron and six other electronic signs.

Despite woes, Argentines united in World Cup run

The country's World Cup semifinal victory over the Netherlands in a penalty shootout unleashed a collective catharsis on Buenos Aires' streets Wednesday night the likes of which Argentines have rarely seen in recent times.

Germany's Howedes comfortable facing Messi

Hoewedes has been used as left back by Germany coach Joachim Loew during the tournament and the Schalke defender is likely to be the one assigned to stopping Argentina star Lionel Messi's runs on the right wing.

Phelps a bit miffed that he's not going faster

Phelps will get a final tuneup before the two biggest events of the year when he competes in a special meet at the University of Georgia, going against Ryan Lochte and several of the world's top swimmers.