AP source: Rockets acquire Timberwolves' Brewer

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Houston Rockets made a move to bolster their depth on the perimeter on Friday, landing veteran swing man Corey Brewer from the Minnesota Timberwolves....

2 Armstrong associates settle lawsuit with Landis

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Two of Lance Armstrong's longtime business partners have agreed to pay the federal government $500,000 to settle a whistleblower lawsuit filed by a former teammate, Floyd Landis....

1 thing even Rahm can't fix: Da Bears

CHICAGO (AP) -- Rahm Emanuel traded Washington politics for the City of Big Shoulders because here, at least, he figured he could actually fix things....

AP sources: Pads to obtain Middlebrooks from BoSox

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The Padres have agreed to obtain third baseman Will Middlebrooks from the Boston Red Sox for catcher Ryan Hanigan, two people with knowledge of the deal said Friday....

Rays, Padres, Nats complete 11-player trade involving Myers

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- The Rays, Padres and Nationals finalized an 11-player trade Friday that sent 2013 AL Rookie of the Year Wil Myers from Tampa Bay to San Diego and outfielder Steven Souza Jr. from Washington to the Rays....

Marathon runner Jeptoo's 'B' sample positive

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Marathon runner Rita Jeptoo's "B" sample tested positive, Kenya's athletics federation said Friday, confirming an earlier test that found traces of a banned performance enhancer....

Sponsors pay big bucks to join college bowl games

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Ready! Set! Hut, hut: This holiday season's blitz of college football bowl games will feature a reshuffled roster of corporate sponsors spending millions to thrust their names in front of fans watching on TV and in the stands....

Gold medalist Michael Phelps pleads guilty to DUI

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps avoided jail time on Friday when a judge placed him on probation for pleading guilty to a drunken driving charge for the second time in 10 years. The punishment came with a warning....

Jerry Sandusky is denied $4,900-a-month pension

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has lost a legal battle to restore his $4,900-a-month pension, a benefit that was canceled two years ago after he was sentenced for child molestation....

Padres to acquire OF Justin Upton from rebuilding Braves

ATLANTA (AP) -- With the focus firmly on the opening of their new stadium, the Atlanta Braves dealt away slugger Justin Upton and made it clear that contending next season is not their primary goal....