Pro Sports

Nick Saban's new deal worth nearly $7 million a year

A unanimous vote by the Alabama system trustees' compensation committee Tuesday made Saban's new 8-year, $55.2 million deal official nearly six months after the university announced the agreement.

Clippers owner Donald Sterling hit with lawsuit

The complaint filed Monday in Los Angeles County Superior Court alleges that Maiko Maya King's resistance to Sterling's "stream of racist and sexist taunts" caused him to retaliate against her and terminate her employment as his personal assistant and caretaker in May.

Dan Marino withdraws from concussion suit

Dan Marino's withdrawal costs the litigants a high-profile plaintiff. He was by far the best-known of 15 former players who filed a lawsuit in federal court in Philadelphia last week.

Sharapova, Djokovic advance to French Open semifinals

After beating one 20-year-old, Sharapova now faces another, 18th-seeded Eugenie Bouchard of Canada, who earned a semifinal spot for the second straight Grand Slam tournament.

Neymar leads Brazil to 4-0 win over Panama

Neymar's goal was the 200th of his career, and 31st with the national team. Despite his solid performance, he said he still has to improve for the World Cup.

Danny Duffy, Royals keep Cardinals down 6-0

Danny Duffy worked six innings of one-hit ball after a pair of poor outings and Alex Gordon homered to start a three-run seventh for the Kansas City Royals in a 6-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night.

Vulnerable? Bad back? Nadal keeps winning in Paris

Despite a balky back and other issues, Rafael Nadal is still the favorite at the French Open.

Heat locking in on Finals, not what summer brings

How the Heat fare in their NBA Finals rematch with the San Antonio Spurs might dictate what happens in July, when LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade can become free agents if they choose.

Selfies can't fix NASCAR attendance woes

Selfies are all the rage in every age group, and in NASCAR the ability to snap a shot with the stars is just another perk in the fan-friendly sport. However, despite these promotion gimmicks, racetracks continue to struggle with a lack of attendance from fans.

A look at Stanley Cup finals between Kings, Rangers

Here's a quick look and analysis of the upcoming Stanley Cup Finals featuring the New York Rangers and the Los Angeles Kings.

5 things to look for Tuesday at the French Open

If Novak Djokovic wins Tuesday, he would reach his sixth semifinal at Roland Garros; in the Open era, which began in 1968, only Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have made it that far in Paris more often.

Phil Jackson fined $25,000 for tampering with Fisher

Knicks President Phil Jackson has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for a tampering violation involving veteran guard Derek Fisher.

Gambler says he wasn't involved in insider trading with Phil Meckelson

A federal official briefed on the investigation told The Associated Press the FBI and Securities and Exchange Commission are analyzing trades Phil Mickelson and Billy Walters made involving Clorox at the same time Carl Icahn was attempting to take over the company. When Icahn's intent became public, the stock price jumped.

Cardinals blanked by Giants 8-0

Lance Lynn gave up seven runs, four earned, and eight hits in 3 1-3 innings. He walked four and struck out two.

Guthrie loses again as Blue Jays beat Royals 4-0

Jeremy Guthrie (2-5) lost his fifth straight decision, allowing two runs and eight hits in seven innings.

Rematch time: Spurs vs. Heat in NBA Finals

For the first time since 1998, the NBA Finals is a rematch. San Antonio and Miami will decide the league's champion for the second straight season, the Spurs earning their spot Saturday night by beating Oklahoma City 112-107 in overtime in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals.

Toronto trounces Kansas City after Blue Jays post 7-run 1st inning

Toronto's booming offense made life easy for Marcus Stroman in his first major league start as the Blue Jays used a seven-run first inning to rout the Kansas City Royals 12-2 on Saturday.

Michael Wacha stays warm, shuts out Giants despite rain delay

Weather could have dampened Michael Wacha's strong outing, but he kept his stuff between breaks and led the St. Louis Cardinals to a shutout win.

Nadal blames bad back for slow serves at French Open

Eight-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal said back pain is slowing him down.

NBA owners to vote on Clippers sale, Sterling sues

Donald Sterling won't get to fight for his Los Angeles Clippers in front of NBA owners next week. His only chance now is in court.