GHENT, Belgium - Gert Steegmans won the second stage of the Tour de France on Monday with an inspirational victory in his home country, avoiding a late crash that slowed many riders and left them with scrapes and bruises.
SAN FRANCISCO - With Barry Bonds sitting out, this derby was dry - and Vladimir Guerrero was San Francisco's home run king for a day.
By BERNIE WILSON AP Sports Writer SAN DIEGO - It wasn't a good afternoon for left-handed starters at Petco Park. David Wells was ejected in the fourth inning for arguing balls and strikes, and Atlanta's Jo-Jo Reyes didn't last much longer in his big league debut. The San Diego Padres beat the Braves 8-5 Saturday behind home runs by Mike Cameron and Khalil Greene and some nice contributions from new left fielder ...
WIMBLEDON, England - Improbable as this Wimbledon title might have seemed, Venus Williams knew it could happen.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Kyle Busch saw several cars clustered around the inside lane and another one crawling along in the outside lane.
SAN DIEGO - Andruw Jones seems to have a better time hitting at Petco Park than the home team does. Jones hit another big homer at San Diego's downtown ballpark and had three RBIs, and Buddy Carlyle pitched eight strong innings against his former team as the Atlanta Braves beat the Padres 7-4 on Friday night.
LOS ANGELES - Sometimes when Chipper Jones hears his name mentioned alongside some of the baseball's legendary figures, he has a difficult time believing how much he's accomplished. Dale Murphy probably doesn't.
SURRY, Va. - A property owned by Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick was used as the ''main staging area for housing and training the pit bulls involved'' in an alleged dogfighting operation, according to court documents.
LOS ANGELES - Andruw Jones homered, Chipper Jones and Brian McCann added RBI singles and the Atlanta Braves defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-2 on Wednesday night to stop a three-game losing streak.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves say the results of an examination on John Smoltz's sore right shoulder may not be known until Monday.
ATLANTA - Mary McElroy says she knows that some refer to Georgia State's opening months of its fundraising drive for a possible football program as only ''baby steps.''
LOS ANGELES - Matt Kemp drove in the go-ahead run for the second game in a row, pulling the Los Angeles Dodgers back into a virtual tie for first place in the NL West.
LOS ANGELES - Matt Kemp had three RBIs including, a tiebreaking two-run homer, and first-time All-Star Russell Martin had a career-high four hits to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Atlanta Braves 8-2 Monday night. Derek Lowe and John Smoltz (9-5) were in a duel through five innings, with the score 1-1. Lowe, who threw 104 pitches, left after the Braves opened the sixth with singles by Chipper and Andruw Jones. Joe Beimel (2-1) ...
ATLANTA - John Smoltz and Brian McCann are heading back to the All-Star game. The Atlanta Braves player who may be having the best season of all was left out Sunday.
MIAMI - Josh Willingham had a career-best five hits, including a game-ending single in the 10th inning that gave the Florida Marlins a 6-5 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Sunday. Miguel Olivo tied it with a leadoff homer against Braves closer Bob Wickman in the bottom of the ninth. Yunel Escobar's two-run single off Kevin Gregg with two outs in the top half gave Atlanta a 5-4 lead. Jeremy Hermida hit a long homer ...
ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Chris Kirk was at his best when the wind was at its worst Friday in the McGladrey Classic. Kirk rolled in a 40-foot birdie putt from off the green, chipped in from nearly 60 feet for birdie on another hole and wound up with another 4-under 66 at Sea Island to take a one-shot lead going into the ...