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Steelers sign Tomlin through 2012, with option

Associated Press

Steelers sign Tomlin to extension

PITTSBURGH—The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed coach Mike Tomlin to a two-year contract extension through the 2012 season, with an option year in 2013.

The extension was expected because the Steelers’ policy has been to sign a coach before he begins the final season of a contract. Tomlin is only the [...]

Uecker back in the booth after heart surgery

Associated Press

Legendary announcer Bob Uecker is back in the booth following April heart surgery.

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Bob Uecker is back in the booth with a fixed-up ticker. His sense of humor never changed.

A fit and trim looking Uecker held a 30-minute press conference Friday to discuss his recovery from heart surgery.

“I’m ready to rock [...]

Bengals sign four-year deal with Brandon Ghee

By M.Bowman / Staff Contributor and Wire Reports

CINCINNATI—The Cincinnati Bengals have agreed to terms on a four-year deal with third-round rookie cornerback Brandon Ghee, from Wake Forest, according to a league source.

Wake Forest cornerback Brandon Ghee, a third-round pick, became the latest signee Friday and leaves the Bengals with four unsigned draft [...]

Reds (53-44) at Astros (39-56) Preview

STATS LLC

Starting Pitchers Cincinnati: Wood (0-1, 2.03 ERA) Houston: Norris (2-7, 6.09 ERA) 8:05 PM ET, July 23, 2010 Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas

Travis Wood pitched well enough to win in three of his first four major league outings, one of [...]

Rays (57-37) at Indians (40-55) Preview

STATS LLC

Starting Pitchers Tampa Bay: Niemann (8-2, 2.92 ERA) Cleveland: Carmona (9-7, 3.65 ERA) 7:05 PM ET, July 23, 2010 Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio

The Tampa Bay Rays have blossomed into an AL power, and they hold a comfortable lead in the [...]

MLB begins testing for HGH in minor leagues

Associated Press

NEW YORK—Major League Baseball implemented random blood testing for human growth hormone in the minor leagues on Thursday, the first professional sports league in the United States to take the aggressive step against doping.

The blood testing becomes part of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, which commissioner Bud [...]

Garrett out, Haden in as USC athletic director

Associated Press

LOS ANGELES—Southern California is cleaning house in its tarnished athletic department, throwing out much of what got the school in severe NCAA trouble.

Athletic director Mike Garrett and Reggie Bush’s Heisman Trophy are the first two items to go.

In a letter to school supporters Tuesday, incoming USC president Max Nikias said [...]

Miami and Notre Dame to renew rivalry

Associated Press

CORAL GABLES, Fla.—Miami and Notre Dame have agreed to renew a football rivalry that during the 1980s helped define each program and decide several national championships.

The Hurricanes and Fighting Irish will play Oct. 6, 2012, at Soldier Field in Chicago, then play a home-and-home starting in 2016 at South Bend, Ind. They [...]

Isringhausen agrees to Minor League deal

By M.Bowman / Staff Contributor and Wire Reports

CINCINNATI—Jason Isringhausen signed a minor league contract and will report to Class AAA Louisville. Isringhausen will take at least a couple of weeks to get ready.

The Reds signed right-hander Jason Isringhausen to a minor league contract Thursday. He will report to Triple-A Louisville Friday. Isringhausen [...]

Phillies beat Cardinals 2-0 in 11 innings

Associated Press

Yadier Molina #4 of the St. Louis Cardinals returns to the dugout after being thrown out against the Philadelphia Phillies at Busch Stadium on July 22, 2010 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Phillies defeated the Cardinals 2-0.

ST. LOUIS — The Philadelphia Phillies survived another poor offensive showing, just a bit too [...]