Jesse Jackson: LeBron's 'slam dunk for justice is needed'


CHICAGO (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson said on Monday he's deeply insulted by a Fox News host's "attack" on Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James and thanked the basketball All-Star for standing up for what he believes in.


Joey Votto eager for Reds to turn corner, start winning


GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Joey Votto had one of his best seasons — good enough for second in the National League MVP voting — but Cincinnati lost more than 90 games yet again. The first baseman is yearning for the Reds to get back to a level when he's playing for more than acclaim.

  • Written by By GARY SCHATZ , Associated Press

Goosen must likely qualify to return to Shinnecock for Open


PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Retief Goosen one-putted the last six holes to win his second U.S. Open title at Shinnecock Hills in 2004. He has not been back to the storied club on Long Island since that day, and he probably won't go back unless he qualifies.

  • Written by By DOUG FERGUSON , AP Golf Writer