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Putin slams discrimination as banned athletes join send-off

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin hit out at "discrimination" against the country's banned track and field athletes at a Kremlin send-off ceremony Wednesday for its depleted Olympic team.

July 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


US women’s hoops beat France

NEWARK, Del. (AP) - Elena Delle Donne had dreamed of playing basketball in the Olympics since she was little.

July 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Jets, QB Ryan Fitzpatrick agree to 1-year deal

NEW YORK (AP) - Fitz Magic has returned and - voila! - the New York Jets are heading into training camp with their starting quarterback under contract.

July 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Patriots report, prepare for 4 games without Brady

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick acknowledged on Wednesday that Jimmy Garoppolo will have to start the first four games of the season at quarterback and said the top priority of training camp would be to get the former backup ready.

July 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Questions abound on offense, defense for Super Bowl champs

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Super Bowl champs begin training camp Thursday with major questions on both sides of the ball, beginning with who will be the one throwing it.

July 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Manfred: More rule changes needed to improve pace of play

MIAMI (AP) - MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred says more rule changes are needed to improve the pace of play, and one proposal under consideration is a limitation on relief pitching changes in an inning or a game.

July 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Garcia reminded that time still on his side to win a major

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) - Henrik Stenson took his silver claret jug and headed straight for Switzerland to play in a charity event organized by Sergio Garcia. It turned out to be the perfect occasion to deliver an important message to the host.

July 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Bumgarner, Giants fall to Reds for 9th loss in 11 games

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The way the San Francisco Giants are going these days, even a solid outing from their four-time All-Star and staff ace wasn't much help.

July 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Davis homers twice, Crisp goes deep

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Coco Crisp and Khris Davis got Oakland off to a quick start against Yu Darvish. Then came their big blows against a hard-throwing reliever to clinch the fourth series in a row for the Athletics.

July 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kevin Durant shines in first game at new home arena

OAKLAND (AP) - Cheered all night long by his basketball-crazed new fan base, Kevin Durant knocked down a 3-pointer on the Americans' first touch and slammed home a dunk the very next time down the floor.

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cain hits better than he pitches as Giants beat Reds

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Matt Cain hit a three-run homer during his first win in more than two months, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Cincinnati Reds 9-7 on Tuesday night.

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Gray area: 8 Ks, 1 bad inning as A’s win

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Sonny Gray had a season-high eight strikeouts and overcame one volatile inning, Josh Reddick drove in three runs and the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 6-3 on Tuesday night.

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Sean Doolittle plays impromptu shadow baseball with boy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - When a baseball-loving boy stopped Oakland reliever Sean Doolittle by chance Monday to check out the A's bandanna worn by the pitcher's dog, the little guy got an impromptu opportunity to play shadow baseball with a big leaguer.

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Padres keep rebuilding by trading Upton to Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) - Outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. was already in Toronto with the San Diego Padres when they traded him across the diamond to the Blue Jays.

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


New Cubs closer Aroldis Chapman arrives to a mixed

CHICAGO (AP) - Star closer Aroldis Chapman joined the Cubs on Tuesday, arriving to a mixed reaction in Chicago and saying he couldn't remember what management told him about off-field expectations and behavior.

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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Giants center Richburg 1st player ejected under new rule

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - New York Giants center Weston Richburg became the first NFL player ejected under a new rule after drawing two unsportsmanlike ...

September 25, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Oakland Raiders beat Titans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Assured at least a split in consecutive road games, the Oakland Raiders learned in a trip to Tennessee that their high-flying offense ...

September 25, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Seattle DE says 49ers better off with Kaep

SEATTLE (AP) - Just as the Seattle Seahawks' offense got going, they're back wondering if another injury to Russell Wilson will return them to the ...

September 25, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Golfing great Arnold Palmer dies at age 87

PUTTSBURGH (AP) - Arnold Palmer brought a country club sport to the masses with a hard-charging style, charisma and a commoner's touch. At ease with ...

September 25, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders’ D has allowed franchise record yardage

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders are giving up yards like this franchise has never done before, leaving plenty for coach Jack Del Rio to ...

September 25, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Giants blow 6-run lead before beating Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) - As much as the San Francisco Giants have been through since the All-Star break, with all the blown leads and the offensive ...

September 25, 2016 | | Pro Sports


A’s break out of slump, top Texas to avoid sweep

OAKLAND (AP) - Jharel Cotton is off to a historic start to his career with the Oakland Athletics.

September 25, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Pouille beats Thiem to win Moselle Open

METZ, France (AP) - Lucas Pouille clinched his first career title on Sunday, beating top-seeded Dominic Thiem of Austria 7-6 (5), 6-2 to win the Moselle ...

September 25, 2016 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy’s big East Lake pay day nets $11.53M

ATLANTA (AP) - Rory McIlroy holed two shots on the 16th hole at East Lake that made him a most unlikely FedEx Cup champion on Sunday.

September 25, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Sporting beats San Jose Quakes

SAN JOSE . (AP) - Kevin Ellis scored his first goal of the season in the 81st minute and Sporting Kansas City beat the Earthquakes 2-1 on ...

September 25, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Harvick wins at New Hampshire to advance to playoffs 2nd round

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) - Kevin Harvick has thrived as NASCAR's version of a Game 7 master, steeling his nerves and flourishing in those win-or-else ...

September 25, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Eagles remain unbeaten

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Carson Wentz threw for 301 yards and two touchdowns, a fierce defense shut down Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown and the Philadelphia Eagles ...

September 25, 2016 | | Pro Sports


NFL better served with suspensions than player fines?

NEW YORK (AP) - Hitting millionaires with fines that barely make a dent in their wallets doesn't measure up to the dents those players are ...

September 25, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders tuning up porous defense

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jack Del Rio and his Raiders are busy tuning up a defense that has been as bad as their offense has been ...

September 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Carroll & Kelly reunite

SEATTLE (AP) - Chip Kelly and Pete Carroll overlapped for only one season as college coaches in the Pac-10. They've met only once since both ...

September 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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