Stories by Greg Beacham

Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016

Johnson will go on with fight despite brother's death

Two weeks after his brother killed himself , heavyweight mixed martial artist Tony Johnson will spend next weekend fighting in the main event of Bellator 161.
By Greg Beacham

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016

Tebow shows some power during baseball tryout

LOS ANGELES - Tim Tebow took his first big swings at a baseball career Tuesday, showing off a powerful bat and other developing skills during a workout in front of dozens of major league scouts ...
By Greg Beacham

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016

Juding in boxing could change after controversial decision

RIO DE JANEIRO - Heavyweight Evgeny Tishchenko's gold-medal victory over Vassiliy Levit in a widely criticized decision is likely to be a catalyst for change during the International Boxing ...
By Greg Beacham

Friday, July 29, 2016

Decision to include pro boxers in Olympics hasn't gone as planned

The International Boxing Association's high-profile scheme to entice prominent pros to compete in Rio de Janeiro hasn't worked.
By Greg Beacham

Sunday, July 24, 2016

New Warrior teammates lead Americans past China in exhibition

LOS ANGELES - Kevin Durant scored 19 points, Klay Thompson added 17 and the U.S. basketball team rolled to a second consecutive blowout exhibition victory, 106-57 over China on Sunday.
By Greg Beacham

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Lesnar vows to 'get to the bottom' of doping test

Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar was notified of a potential violation of the promotion's anti-doping policy from an out-of-competition drug test administered June 28.
By Greg Beacham

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Jon Jones off UFC 200 card after apparent doping violation

UFC interim light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has been notified of a potential doping violation, knocking him out of his bout with Daniel Cormier in the main event of UFC 200. 
By Greg Beacham

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

NHL will expand to Las Vegas; new team to start play in 2017

LAS VEGAS - The NHL is making a big bet on Las Vegas. The league will expand to Las Vegas for the 2017-18 season after awarding its 31st franchise to billionaire businessman ...
By Greg Beacham

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

NHL settles on Las Vegas for expansion

The NHL is ready to roll the dice on Las Vegas.
By Greg Beacham

Saturday, June 4, 2016

UFC 199 features double main event

Professional fighting has many forms, and the four men in the two title fights at UFC 199 are proficient in all of them.
By Greg Beacham

Friday, April 29, 2016

Welterweights look to revive their careers

CARSON, Calif. - Andre Berto's first meeting with Victor Ortiz was among the most thrilling fights in recent years, a back-and-forth brawl with multiple knockdowns and dramatic momentum swings ...
By Greg Beacham

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Rams aquire top pick in NFL Draft from Titans

OXNARD, Calif. - The Los Angeles Rams acquired the No. 1 overall pick from the Tennessee Titans, giving up six draft picks over the next two seasons in exchange for three choices.
By Greg Beacham

Bryant scores 60 points in final game

LOS ANGELES - Kobe Bryant went out with a Hollywood ending to his remarkable career. He scored 60 points in his final NBA game Wednesday night, wrapping up 20 years in the NBA with an unbelievable ...
By Greg Beacham

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Bryant is down to his final game

LOS ANGELES - Kobe Bryant is down to one last shot, and everybody knows he's going to take it.
By Greg Beacham

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Pacquiao fond of Wild Card

LOS ANGELES - Manny Pacquiao was hungry when he walked into the Wild Card Boxing Club 15 years ago. When he walked out this week, Pacquiao stepped onto an enormous bus with his glowering face ...
By Greg Beacham

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Hield helps Oklahoma make it to Final Four

Buddy Hield hit eight 3-pointers, and Oklahoma advanced to its first Final Four since 2002 with an 80-68 victory over Oregon on Saturday.
By Greg Beacham

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Johnson notches 77th career victory

FONTANA, Calif. - Jimmie Johnson pulled away in overtime to beat Kevin Harvick on Sunday for the Southern California native's record sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory at Fontana.
By Greg Beacham

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Drivers are amped about Fontana

NASCAR's new low-downforce package has already created excitement and thrills in the first four races of the new season, and Sunday's race at Fontana is expected to follow suit
By Greg Beacham

Friday, March 18, 2016

Dillon wins pole in Fontana

FONTANA, Calif. - Austin Dillon won the pole for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Fontana on Friday, claiming the spot for the first time this season at a top speed of 188.482 mph.
By Greg Beacham

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Keselowski wins at Las Vegas

Brad Keselowski passed Kyle Busch with five laps to go Sunday and surged to his second win in three years at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
By Greg Beacham
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