Chukars win brawl-filled game

Chukars outfielder Brandon Downes hits the ball deep into left field to bring two runners home and tie the score 2-2 during the fourth inning of Tuesday’s game against the Ogden Raptors at Melaleuca Field.

When Brandon Thomasson finally ended it with a double in the bottom of the 16th inning, Idaho Falls Chukars manager Omar Ramirez was sitting in the clubhouse.

ESPN suspends Smith for comments on abuse

FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009 file photo, Stephen A. Smith arrives at Spike TV's Video Game Awards in Los Angeles. ESPN says it has suspended sportscaster Stephen A. Smith, Tuesday, July 29, 2014 for a week because of comments about domestic abuse suggesting women should make sure they don't provoke attacks. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — ESPN has suspended outspoken sportscaster Stephen A.

Clippers eager for Sterling out, Ballmer in

With her attorney Pierce O'Donnell, right, Shelly Sterling, center, smiles as she talks to reporters after a judge ruled in her favor and against her estranged husband, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, in his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the NBA basketball team, outside Los Angeles Superior Court Monday, July 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

The NBA and the Los Angeles Clippers are ready to move on, even if Donald Sterling wants to keep fighting.

Tokyo governor defends venue relocation plans

Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe arrives at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan for a press conference in Tokyo Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Masuzoe has defended his call for a review of the venue plan for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, even if it threatens the proposal of having almost all the facilities close to the Athlete's Village. Tokyo won the right to host the 2020 Olympics with a promise to deliver a compact games with 28 of the proposed 33 competition venues within 5 miles (8 kilometers) of the village. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe on Wednesday defended his call to cut costs by relocating some venues for the 2020 Olympics, even if it threatens plans for having almost all the faciliti

Scott sees title contention for Lakers

Former Los Angeles Lakers players from left, Jamaal Wilkes, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Byron Scott, Earvin "Magic" Johnson with general manager Mitch Kupchak pose during a news conference to introduce Scott as the new Lakers head coach in Los Angeles Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Scott is the former head coach for New Jersey, New Orleans and Cleveland, reaching two NBA Finals with the Nets. He was the NBA's coach of the year in 2008. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Byron Scott was a key component of the Los Angeles Lakers’ Showtime teams, a smooth shooting guard with sizzling competitive fire.

Jones’ HOF induction adds to Seattle’s big year

FILE - In this May 9, 2014 file photo, former Seattle Seahawks linebacker Walter Jones, left, walks out on stage with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to announce the Seahawks pick for the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft in New York. Jones will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — As Walter Jones started going through names to give his induction speech at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, he constantly came back to his son Walterius.

NCAA may not be bumbling idiots after all

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2005 file photo, South Carolina's Stanley Doughty (55) celebrates with his teammates after stopping Central Florida from scoring during an NCAA college football game in Columbia, S.C. Doughty is one of the plaintiffs in a class-action head injury lawsuit working its way through federal court in Chicago. The NCAA and the plaintiffs announced a settlement on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Perry Baker, File)

Two down, one big one to go.

And with it a growing realization that maybe the people running the NCAA aren’t the bumbling idiots everyone has been making them out to be.

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