|Rothschild makes pitch
Rays manager puts onus on his starters to "step up" after 9-7 loss to Boston puts Tampa Bay 8 games under .500.
Elbow bruised, closer day-to-day
BOSTON -- Roberto Hernandez's right elbow appeared bruised but not broken after he was struck by a batted ball in Sunday's game.
Gooden finally visits N.Y.
BOSTON -- Dwight Gooden will have another homecoming at Yankee Stadium tonight.
Williams can seegreat things ahead
After eight seasons of blinking while watching the pitcher's wind-up, hoping to pick up the spin of the ball and trying not to think about the annoyed umpire behind home plate as he repeatedly stepped out of the batter's box to try to get his contact lenses adjusted, Bernie Williams is, umm, looking good.
Lakers leading L.A. renaissance
Los Angeles, in nearsighted pro sports history, pretty much had it all. Dodgers were strong, with Tommy Lasorda crowing. Angels got to be pretty good, if never heavenly, before Gene Autry went up there.
Downs comes back on, off track
After a bad start, Tampa Bay Downs winds up with a record handle and a solid showing by its graduates who ran at Churchill Downs over the weekend.
Zo, defense turn up Heat down the stretch
Knicks don't make basket in final 5:34, Mourning doesn't miss in final minute.
Heat does not fear a summer breakup
MIAMI -- The Heat heard the question all season. After three straight disappointing playoff exits, is this the last chance the current collection of players has of winning a league title?