BASEBALL NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez will be suspended Monday, likely through the 2014 season, as part of Major League Baseball's latest drug investigation but can play while he appeals, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press.
NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez will be suspended Monday, likely through the 2014 season, as part of Major League Baseball's latest drug investigation but can play while he appeals, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press.
Major League Baseball informed the New York Yankees on Sunday that A-Rod will be suspended for his links to a clinic accused of distributing banned performance-enhancing drugs, the person said, speaking on condition of anonymity because no statement was authorized.
The Yankees weren't told the exact length of the suspension, though they were under the impression it will be through the 2014 season, the person said. The Yankees star could get a shorter penalty if he agrees to give up the right to file a grievance and force the case before an arbitrator, the person added.
A suspension from Monday through 2014 would add to 214 games, and an unsuccessful appeal could stretch serving the penalty into 2015.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Tiger Woods played safe and smart with a big lead, parring 16 holes in an even-par 70 to coast to a seven-shot victory at the Bridgestone Invitational for his eighth win at the event — matching the PGA Tour record he shares for victories in a single tournament.
After a second-round 61 in which he flirted with 59, Woods ended up at 15-under 265 to easily beat defending champ Keegan Bradley and Henrik Stenson.
Woods' mastery at Firestone allowed him to again match Sam Snead's PGA Tour record for wins in an event.
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Stacy Lewis finished a marathon Sunday with exquisite birdies on the last two holes of the Old Course to close with an even-par 72 and win the Women's British Open by two shots.
On the par-4 17th, the famous Road Hole, Lewis drilled a 5-iron that tumbled onto the green and settled 3 feet below the cup for a birdie to reach 7 under and give her a share of the lead when Na Yeon Choi three-putted the 14th hole from about 80 feet. Lewis then made a 25-foot birdie putt on No. 18 to finish at 8-under 280.
Inbee Park's bid to become the first pro golfer to win four straight majors in one season ended early — very early. Park closed with rounds of 74-78 to finish 14 shots behind.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Gary Woodland holed a 58-foot chip from the rough for one of his four birdies and got up-and-down to save par five times to win the Reno-Tahoe Open for second PGA Tour victory.
BLAINE, Minn. (AP) — Tom Pernice Jr. birdied the final two holes for a one-stroke victory over Jeff Sluman and Corey Pavin in the 3M Championship.
CANONSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Ben Martin won the Mylan Classic for his second Web.com Tour title of the year, shooting his third straight 4-under 67 for a five-stroke victory.
ROLAND, Ark. (AP) — U.S. Public Links champion Jordan Niebrugge and Sean Dale were tied playing the ninth hole when the Western Amateur final was suspended because of threatening weather.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Art Donovan, the lineman whose hilarious stories about his football career enabled him to maintain his popularity long after his election into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, died Sunday night. He was 89.
Donovan made a name for himself as a feisty defensive tackle for the Baltimore Colts, helping the team to world championships in 1958 and 1959. He also spent single seasons with the New York Yanks and Dallas Texans in a career that lasted from 1950 through 1961.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Eagles receiver Riley Cooper has been sent threatening messages after a video of him making a racial slur became public.
The team said Sunday that Riley informed the club of the threats and did not know who made them. Cooper was fined by the Eagles after his slur became known Wednesday. He left the team Friday to seek counseling.
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — ESPN says the NCAA is investigating whether Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel was paid for signing hundreds of autographs in January.
Citing unidentified sources, ESPN's "Outside the Lines" said the Heisman Trophy winner signed items in exchange for a five-figure fee during his trip to Miami for the BCS championship game.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Missy Franklin claimed her record sixth gold medal of the world championships Sunday night, swimming the leadoff leg for the Americans in the 400-meter medley relay. Franklin gave the U.S. a slight lead in the backstroke, and her teammates — Jessica Hardy, Dana Vollmer and Megan Romano — made it look easy from there.
The winning time was 3 minutes, 53.23 seconds.
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Kasey Kahne got the jump on Jeff Gordon off the final restart with two laps left and pulled away to win at Pocono Raceway.
Kahne had the car to beat for the final half of the 400-mile race until a late caution bunched up the field. Gordon, his Hendrick Motorsports teammate, took the lead and seemed poised to win his first race of the season. After the final caution, Kahne was strong enough this time off the restart in the No. 5 Chevrolet.
Gordon finished second on his 42nd birthday. Kurt Busch, Ryan Newman and Dale Earnhardt Jr. rounded out the top five.
LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Charlie Kimball slipped by Simon Pagenaud with 18 laps remaining and pulled away to win the Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio.
Racing in a backup car after wrecking in practice Saturday morning, Kimball beat Pagenaud to the finish line by more than 5 seconds for his first career IndyCar victory. Pagenaud held on for second. Dario Franchitti was third, followed by Will Power and Ryan Hunter-Reay.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Juan Martin del Potro solved John Isner's big serve and pulled away for a 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 victory in the Citi Open final, winning his third championship and 14th consecutive match in Washington.
CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Sam Stosur won the Southern California Open for her first title in nearly two years, beating top-seeded Victoria Azarenka 6-2, 6-3.