Stories by Beth Harris

Friday, Oct. 21, 2016

Cubs close in on World Series

LOS ANGELES - Former Augusta GreenJacket Jon Lester pitched seven sharp innings, Addison Russell hit a tiebreaking homer and the Chicago Cubs moved one win from their first World Series trip in 71 ...
By Beth Harris

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016

Cubs' bats come alive in Game 4

LOS ANGELES - Anthony Rizzo, Addison Russell and the rest of the Chicago Cubs' bats broke out in a big way.
By Beth Harris

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016

Hill mows down Cubs

LOS ANGELES - Fourteen months removed from independent ball on Long Island, Rich Hill pitched the Los Angeles Dodgers into a 2-1 NL Championship Series lead.
By Beth Harris

Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016

Lynx force decisive game in WNBA Finals

LOS ANGELES - Maya Moore scored 31 points and Minnesota's defense held Nneka Ogwumike and Candace Parker in check to help the Lynx beat the Los Angeles Sparks 85-79 on Sunday night and force a ...
By Beth Harris

Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016

Parker-led LA Sparks on brink of first championship title since '02

LOS ANGELES - For their first 11 years, the face of the Los Angeles Sparks was Lisa Leslie. Three-time WNBA MVP. Eight-time All-Star. Two league championships.
By Beth Harris

Friday, Oct. 14, 2016

Sparks take 2-1 lead in WNBA Finals

LOS ANGELES - Candace Parker scored 24 points, Nneka Ogwumike added 21, and the Los Angeles Sparks knocked off the Minnesota Lynx 92-75 on Friday night to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five WNBA ...
By Beth Harris

Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016

Utley keeps Dodgers alive

Chase Utley singled home the tiebreaking run with two outs in the eighth, and Los Angeles avoided elimination Tuesday with a 6-5 victory over the Washington Nationals that forced a deciding Game 5 ...
By Beth Harris

Monday, Oct. 10, 2016

Nationals on brink of wrapping up series

LOS ANGELES - Jayson Werth always wanted to hit a home run out of Dodger Stadium when he played two seasons in the venerable ballpark. His latest attempt came close with a 450-foot blast into the ...
By Beth Harris

Friday, Aug 19, 2016

Lochte issues apology for his behavior

RIO DE JANEIRO - U.S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte apologized Friday for his behavior surrounding an incident at a Rio de Janeiro gas station, saying he should have been more "careful and candid" ...
By Beth Harris

Friday, Aug 12, 2016

Manuel hopes gold medal will inspire more black swimmers

RIO DE JANEIRO - When she was 11, Simone Manuel came home and asked her mother a question: Why weren't there more people who looked like her in swimming? Mom didn't have an answer.
By Beth Harris

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Homer-happy Dodgers rout Braves

LOS ANGELES - Yasmani Grandal hit a three-run homer, Corey Seager added two more home runs, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 12-6 Sunday to complete a three-game sweep with ...
By Beth Harris

Friday, May 6, 2016

Nyquist isn't generating much buzz for a Kentucky Derby favorite

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Go ahead and pity Kentucky Derby favorite Nyquist. He has the unenviable task of following in the hoof prints of Triple Crown champion American Pharoah, and so far isn't getting ...
By Beth Harris

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Mor Spirit lives in shadow of American Pharoah

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Bob Baffert feels under the radar with his latest horse at the Kentucky Derby. All anyone wants to talk about is American Pharoah, last year's winner, and not this year's entry, ...
By Beth Harris

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Nyquist's trainer isn't worried about an unlucky draw

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Doug O'Neill was all smiles after early 3-1 favorite Nyquist drew the No. 13 post for the 142nd Kentucky Derby.
By Beth Harris

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Undefeated Nyquist headlines Kentucky Derby

A year after American Pharoah thrilled the sports world by winning horse racing's first Triple Crown in 37 years, here comes Nyquist.
By Beth Harris

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Clippers lose Griffin, Paul to injuries

LOS ANGELES - Blake Griffin is out for the rest of the playoffs after aggravating his left quadriceps tendon and Chris Paul had right hand surgery Tuesday, leaving the Los Angeles Clippers without ...
By Beth Harris

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Tournament director quits after criticizing women pros

LOS ANGELES - The tournament director of the BNP Paribas Open who said women's pro tennis players "ride on the coattails of the men" resigned Monday night, ending his 29-year association with the ...
By Beth Harris

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Tournament director: women 'ride on coattails of men'

The tournament director of the BNP Paribas Open criticized the WTA Tour on Sunday, saying women's pro tennis players "ride on the coattails of the men" while describing them as "physically ...
By Beth Harris

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Danzing Candy upsets Mor Spirit in Derby prep race

Danzing Candy led all the way to win the $400,000 San Felipe Stakes for 3-year-olds by two lengths, upsetting 8-5 favorite Mor Spirit in the Kentucky Derby prep Saturday at Santa Anita.
By Beth Harris

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016

CBS will unveil new technology for Super Bowl 50 broadcast

PASADENA, Calif. - The Super Bowl is turning 50, although the game played next month on America's informal national holiday will hardly be showing its age because of new gadgetry CBS Sports is ...
By Beth Harris
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