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Famous Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner Passes Away 21

Posted: July 13, 2010 11:38 AM ; Updated: July 13, 2010 12:04 PM

NEW YORK (AP) -- George Steinbrenner, who rebuilt the New York Yankees into a sports empire with a mix of bluster and big bucks that polarized fans all across America, died Tuesday. He had just celebrated his 80th birthday July 4.

His death was the second in three days to rock the Yankees. Bob Sheppard, the team's revered public address announcer from 1951-07, died Sunday at 99.

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Ortiz Outslugs Ramirez for HR Derby Title 18

Posted: July 12, 2010 11:07 PM ; Updated: July 13, 2010 12:08 PM

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- David Ortiz believes his power swing is all the way back. After a big finish in the Home Run Derby, Boston's beloved slugger has a trophy to prove it.

Big Papi won his first derby title Monday night, hitting 11 homers in the final round to beat Florida's Hanley Ramirez at Angel Stadium.

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Spain Wins World Cup on Extra Time Goal 16

Posted: July 11, 2010 5:48 PM ; Updated: July 12, 2010 10:51 AM

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Exhaustion etched on their faces, fatigued bodies ready to betray them, the players knew just one goal would be enough to win the elusive World Cup for their nation.

As the clock ticked toward penalty kicks, the shivering crowd at Soccer City Stadium grew anxious.

Spain or the Netherlands would win its first championship if only someone could find the net.

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Rangers Acquire Ace Lefty Cliff Lee 13

Posted: July 09, 2010 4:40 PM ; Updated: July 09, 2010 4:50 PM

By Jon Heyman, SI.com

The Rangers have completed a deal with the Mariners for ace Cliff Lee only hours after a potential Yankees-Mariners trade fell through, sources said.

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LeBron Signs with Miami Heat 65

Posted: July 08, 2010 8:29 PM ; Updated: July 08, 2010 9:10 PM

LeBron James wanted to play with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. The only place that could happen was Miami.

Get ready, NBA: A superstar trio is born.

Ending weeks of silence and drama, the two-time MVP said on his ESPN special from Greenwich, Conn. on Thursday night that he's decided to join the Miami Heat and leave the Cleveland Cavaliers after an unsuccessful seven-year quest for the championship he covets.

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Bosh to Join D-Wade on Miami Heat 27

Posted: July 07, 2010 9:13 AM ; Updated: July 07, 2010 9:58 AM

MIAMI (AP) -- Chris Bosh has decided to join the Miami Heat and play alongside Dwyane Wade, two league sources confirmed to SI.com on Wednesday.

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Stoudemire Signs with Knicks 19

Posted: July 05, 2010 6:55 PM ; Updated: July 06, 2010 10:18 AM

NEW YORK (AP) -- Amare Stoudemire is headed to the New York Knicks, and both sides are hoping he's not coming alone.

The Knicks said Monday they intend to sign Stoudemire to a contract later this week when the free agent moratorium period ends. Stoudemire's agent, Happy Walters, said the deal is for the maximum allowed, which would be nearly $100 million over five years.

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