Lance Armstrong's attorneys say illegal government leaks of grand jury information have sullied the cyclist's reputation, and have asked a court to order federal agents to discuss their contacts with the media.
In a 20-page notice of alleged violations filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, lawyers for the seven-time Tour de France winner cited more than a dozen articles in many media outlets from May 2010 through last month about an ongoing grand jury investigation into whether Armstrong used performance-enhancing drugs in violation of U.S. law.
The cyclist's attorneys argue that only someone in the government could be responsible for the leaks, and a judge should order the government to explain why it should not be held in contempt. In a last resort, the lawyers said, the court could force journalists to reveal their sources.
Armstrong's lawyers accused the Associated Press, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Sports Illustrated and CBS' "60 Minutes" of reporting illegally leaked information.
Responding to the notice, Lou Ferrara, AP's managing editor for sports, said: "The AP has been aggressive in covering this important story. AP reporters will continue to pursue the truth. This action will not stop us."
U.S. loses water polo opener
The U.S. men's water polo team lost to Germany, 9-7, in its opening game at the FINA World Championships in Shanghai. The U.S. team, which trailed 5-0 and 6-1 before rallying to close the gap, will play Italy on Wednesday.
The Ducks signed defenseman Mathieu Carle to a one-year contract worth $726,000 in the NHL or $62,500 in the American Hockey League. They acquired him from Montreal last week for defenseman Mark Mitera.
U.S. Open qualifier Beau Hossler and Will Starke shot four-under-par 68s to share a one-stroke lead at the U.S. Junior Amateur at Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton, Wash.
The 16-year-old Hossler, from Mission Viejo, is coming off a victory at last week's Callaway World Junior Tournament in San Diego. He also tied for fourth at the Sahalee Players Championship this month in Seattle.
Starke, 17, from Chapin, S.C., had the only bogey-free round on the 7,133-yard Olympic Course.
The field of 156 players will be trimmed to 64 after Tuesday's second round of stroke play.
Reggie Bush's family has taken back a copy of his 2005 Heisman Trophy from a San Diego sports museum.
The San Diego Hall of Champions said it returned the trophy to the family Friday and declined to comment further.
The museum received the trophy from the family in March but never displayed it.
The Heisman Trust stopped recognizing Bush as the winner after an NCAA probe concluded that Bush and his family accepted improper benefits from would-be sports agents while Bush was still playing for USC. Bush later relinquished his title to it.
Former NFL quarterback Jim McMahon and two others were injured when a limousine crashed through a fence south of Reno, the Nevada Highway Patrol said.
The Highway Patrol said the accident happened about 2 p.m. on U.S. 395.
The limo, owned by Bell Limousine of Reno, was heading north when it left the four-lane highway, crashed through a wire fence, over a culvert and into a pasture, Trooper Mike Edgell said.
"Right now he's in a lot of pain," Edgell said of McMahon. He described McMahon's injuries as "non-incapacitating," and it wasn't immediately known if he would be admitted to a hospital.