Sports

Sports Billy Butler and Athletics reach 3-year deal Billy Butler and Athletics reach 3-year deal
Always looking for a middle-of-the-lineup hitter, Oakland announced the deal Wednesday to bring in Butler. He provides manager Bob Melvin another player who can contribute at multiple positions.
Sports No. 11 UCLA has clear path to win Pac-12 South No. 11 UCLA has clear path to win Pac-12 South
The Bruins struggled to keep their poise early on this season under the weight of enormous expectations but they enter Saturday's crosstown showdown against No. 24 Southern California back in control of the Pac-12 South.
Sports Air bag system approved for World Cup ski races Air bag system approved for World Cup ski races
Perhaps if Lindsey Vonn had a big cushy air bag to fall on when she tore two ligaments in her right knee she wouldn't have missed the Sochi Olympics.
Sports NFL suspends Peterson for at least rest of season NFL suspends Peterson for at least rest of season
Adrian Peterson's future with the Minnesota Vikings dimmed further Tuesday, with the NFL suspending the star running back without pay for at least the rest of the season.
Sports Bakersfield Blaze relocation plans hit snag Bakersfield Blaze relocation plans hit snag (Video)
The Bakersfield Californian newspaper reports that land negotiations for a new stadium in Salinas are not going well, which means the Blaze could stay in Bakersfield through at least the 2016 season.
Sports Harvick wins Homestead to claim 1st championship Harvick wins Homestead to claim 1st championship
Harvick staked his claim as the best in Sprint Cup, using a relentless dash through the field in the closing laps to win Sunday's season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.