Ailing trainer trying to help Manny Pacquiao reach a new level

LOS ANGELES - Freddie Roach's hip is killing him, and his sternum feels like somebody dropped an anvil on his chest. He took a shot to the chin the other day, and it knocked him across the ring onto the far ropes...

Royals manager Ned Yost insists team is not to blame for string of fights

...were thrown during a fight that lasted a couple of minutes."With two or three scrums going on you're always worried about somebody getting hurt," Yost said. "I found myself at the bottom of one of those piles. It's not fun being down there."Chicago...

Pete Rose allowed to take part in All-Star Game activities

...specific penalties. The reason those rules exist is that gambling is corrosive in a number of ways, including raising the specter of somebody of not doing everything they can to win. Steroids ? a very, very different kind of issue."

Mets win 11th in a row to tie team record

...fist pump after his bases-clearing double to right."I feel like in each ballgame, no matter what happens, I feel like somebody's going to come through. And it's a really cool feeling to have," Murphy said. "It's a lot of fun in here right...

Floyd Mayweather Jr. maintains he's better than Muhammad Ali was

...Klitschko said. "I think people call the king the king, not the king (who says) 'I'm the king.' So people make others somebody that he is or that he's not. So that's people's opinions."While Mayweather's place in history might be in debate...

SC lawmaker proposes firing squad added to execution list

...with the bill after hearing about South Carolina running out of the drug."I don't know how humane it is to electrocute somebody," he said in an interview with The Associated Press. "There's obviously cases where lethal injection drugs have not worked...

Rants & Raves

...He got very little recognition and he did finish in second place. Tiger Woods finished way down the line and he got much more recognition. I think that is prejudice on somebody's paper and Mickelson deserves more credit than he got.

Championship format changes give injured, ill drivers more flexibility

...the rain delay ended."He was honest with me. He said, 'I'm not 100 percent,'" Gibbs said. "But you don't want somebody, an athlete like that, getting in a car like that. So as we talked it over, I just said, 'Hey, look, let's don't...

Breaking Free: The men making the change

...program apart from others he's worked through."It's not somebody who's been through college and got a lot of degrees in psychology...to this day in a motel room, drugged up somewhere, ruining somebody's life along with my own. I'm lucky not to be dead...

City Ink: Second lunch with mayor gives me more to share

...change where animals are concerned.'" ONLY A DOG COULD BE THIS LOYAL TO SOMEBODY WHO TREATED HIM SO BAD: On the subject of animals, there's a young male dog somebody dropped off at the bridge down the road who's wandering around in the pouring...