Several local teams have final tune-ups before heading down stretch.
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. - Brek Shea scored his first international goal off a feed from Landon Donovan in the 82nd minute Tuesday night to give the United States a 1-0 victory over Costa Rica and the top spot in its Gold Cup group.
NEW YORK - The NFL is looking into Tom Brady's leg-up slide that hit Ravens safety Ed Reed in the AFC Championship Game.
MADRID - Rafael Nadal's return to competition has been delayed by a stomach virus.
Johnny Manziel ran for almost 1,700 yards and 30 touchdowns as a dual-threat quarterback his senior year of high school at Kerrville (Texas) Tivy.
Detroit right-hander Anibal Sanchez, who had a 1.77 ERA in three postseason games, was thought to be the No. 2 free agent pitcher behind Zack Greinke.
DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers agreed Friday to a five-year, $80-million deal with right-handed pitcher Anibal Sanchez, according to agent Gene Mato.
CLEVELAND - The Arizona Diamondbacks completed a big trade and a big signing Tuesday.
Even today, 50 years later, you can run your finger down the long-ago records of the exemplary Arizona Wildcats golf program, 1935-2012, and not find a single entry of the 1962 Wildcats, as if they didn't exist.
TORONTO - The stalled talks between the NHL and the players' association finally got a jump-start.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The United States rebounded from a loss at Jamaica in World Cup qualifying, beating the Reggae Boyz 1-0 Tuesday night as Herculez Gomez curled a free kick in the 55th minute.
Former Arizona Wildcat and current PGA professional Jim Furyk will represent the United States in the 2012 Ryder Cup matches, U.S. captain Davis Love III said Tuesday.
Tracy Davis, 35, a Tucson case worker, became a handball star in Brooklyn, N.Y., before relocating here. "I grew up poor, but in handball all you needed was a ball ... and that's how I got started."
It has never been a novelty to see a national champion play handball at Tucson Racquet & Fitness Club. In fact, it's a novelty if you don't see one.
STANFORD, Calif. - Josh Nunes is Stanford's new starting quarterback.