Woods halts birdie drought but 9 back

(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):

12:30 p.m.

Tiger Woods has finally ended his birdie drought at the U.S. Open.

Angels designate RP Allen for assignment

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The Los Angeles Angels designated Cody Allen for assignment Saturday, a day after the veteran relief pitcher gave up four runs in a 9-4 loss to Tampa Bay.

The 30-year-old Allen was signed to a one-year, $8.5 million contract in January after seven seasons with the Cleveland Indians. The Angels recalled right-hander Taylor Cole from Triple-A Salt Lake City. (MORE)

Morton suffers first loss in 22 starts

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Charlie Morton lost for the first time in 22 starts and Los Angeles hit three homers to lead the Angels to a 5-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday.

The loss was Morton's first since Aug. 11, when he was pitching for Houston against Seattle. He struck out nine in six innings, giving up four runs on five hits. (MORE)

Kings buy out rest of D Phaneuf's deal

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Kings have bought out the final two years of defenseman Dion Phaneuf's contract.

The Kings made the move Saturday. (MORE)

OJ tweets he has 'getting even to do'

LOS ANGELES (AP) O.J. Simpson launched a Twitter account with a video post in which the former football star said he's got a "little gettin' even to do."

Simpson confirmed the new account to The Associated Press on Saturday, saying in a phone interview while on a Las Vegas golf course that it "will be a lot of fun." (MORE)

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