Maria Sharapova suspended for 2 years for failed drug test

LONDON (AP) — Maria Sharapova was suspended Wednesday for two years for failing a drug test, labeled "the sole author of her own misfortune" because she hid regular pre-match use of a newly banned substance from anti-doping authorities and members of her own entourage.

  • Written by CHRIS LEHOURITES, AP Sports Writers HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Sports Writers

More sponsors keep backing Sharapova despite 2-year ban

VIENNA (AP) — Two more sponsors reinforced their support of Maria Sharapova on Thursday, one day after the five-time Grand Slam champion was banned for two years for doping.

  • Written by ERIC WILLEMSEN, Associated Press

Moss homers twice, Cardinals roll over Reds 12-7

CINCINNATI (AP) — Brandon Moss doesn't know if he can hit balls harder than the two he hammered at Great American Ball Park on Wednesday night.

He doesn't care, as long as they go out.

  • Written by MARK SCHMETZER, Associated Press

Rutherford's rapid makeover paying dividends for Penguins

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tasked two summers ago with rebooting a franchise whose window for success around stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin appeared to be closing, Jim Rutherford didn't tinker. He gutted.

  • Written by WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer