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Nationals acquire lefty reliever Rzepczynski from Athletics

WASHINGTON (AP) The Washington Nationals acquired reliever Marc Rzepczynski from Oakland on Thursday, giving the NL East leaders another lefty in the bullpen.

August 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Vegas stadium backers down to 2 top sites for Raiders

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Backers of a proposed NFL stadium said they've whittled their list to two sites just west of the Las Vegas Strip and refuse to accept any less than $750 million in public funding toward the project, which they hope will soon be home to the Raiders.

August 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders QB Derek Carr happy to take risks in preseason

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Derek Carr is a bit of a risk-taker by nature when it comes to playing quarterback in the NFL. He isn't afraid of throwing a ball into coverage if he thinks his receiver has a good chance of winning a one-on-one battle with the opposing defender.

August 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Moore loses no-hitter with 2 outs in 9th, Giants top Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - After losing his no-hit bid with one out to go, Matt Moore just smiled.

August 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Clinton says Trump will ‘make America hate again’

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Hillary Clinton said Thursday that Donald Trump has unleashed the "radical fringe" within the Republican Party, including anti-Semites and white supremacists, dubbing the billionaire businessman's campaign as one that will "make America hate again."

August 25, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Federer looked into ways to play either Olympics or US Open

NEW YORK (AP) - Maybe Roger Federer could play the Olympics and skip the U.S. Open. Or sit out the Rio Games and make it to New York.

August 25, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Swimmer Feigen apologizes for ‘serious distraction’ in Rio

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. swimmer James Feigen apologized for the "serious distraction" he and three teammates caused at a gas station during the Rio Olympics, saying he omitted facts in his statement to police.

August 25, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Playoffs begin with eye toward PGA Tour player of the year

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) - The Olympics are over. The Ryder Cup in on the horizon.

August 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Solo suspended from US soccer team

CHICAGO (AP) - U.S. women's goalkeeper Hope Solo was suspended Wednesday for six months by U.S. Soccer for disparaging comments about Sweden following the Americans' early departure from the Rio Olympics.

August 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


With no deal, Chargers withdraw offer to first-rounder Bosa

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Joey Bosa's holdout turned ugly Wednesday when the San Diego Chargers pulled their contract offer to the first-round draft pick and said they'll restructure a new deal that would reflect him playing less than a full season.

August 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


White Sox ballpark changing name to Guarantee Rate Field

CHICAGO (AP) - Maybe the Chicago White Sox will change their luck by changing the name of their stadium.

August 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ledecky hands medals to Harper, throws out first pitch

WASHINGTON (AP) - One by one, swimmer Katie Ledecky handed her Olympic medals to Bryce Harper. Four gold medals and one silver from the Rio Olympics sat in the hands of the reigning National League MVP.

August 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Roberts convinces Segedin to take 1-day paternity leave

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dodgers outfielder Rob Segedin is going on paternity leave after exiting in the eighth inning Tuesday night to be there for the birth of his son.

August 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kaepernick ready for 1st preseason appearance

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Colin Kaepernick is on track to make his first appearance of the preseason for San Francisco on Friday night against the Green Bay Packers after his tired shoulder made it through a full week of practice without any limitations.

August 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Sen. Reid wants Raiders in Vegas

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Sen. Harry Reid says he's a big fan of efforts to lure the NFL's Raiders to Las Vegas but is keeping mum on whether he thinks taxpayers should help foot the bill for a new football stadium.

August 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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Sean Smith faces assault charge

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith has been charged with beating his sister's boyfriend last month, Los Angeles prosecutors said Thursday.

August 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Cutler debuts in Dolphins defeat

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - Jay Cutler ran onto the field with the Miami Dolphins for the first time, and the fans greeted their new quarterback ...

August 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Nationals owner Mark Lerner had cancer, leg amputated

WASHINGTON (AP) - Washington Nationals owner Mark Lerner said Thursday night in a letter to a Washington Post columnist that he had cancer and had his ...

August 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Manfred working on pace of play

CHICAGO (AP) - Major League Baseball is having conversations with the players' association over possible rule changes designed to speed the pace of play, and Commissioner ...

August 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Broncos, 49ers QBs capitalizing on opportunity to start

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Paxton Lynch now gets his chance to seize the starting quarterback job for the Denver Broncos.

August 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Samardzija strikes out 6 as Giants beat Phillies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hunter Pence had to holler at Denard Span mere inches ahead of him on the bases to run harder because otherwise he ...

August 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Rookie LB Foster limited by injury to right shoulder

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers rookie linebacker Reuben Foster has a mild AC joint sprain in his surgically repaired right shoulder.

August 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Raiders working on long to-do list for LV stadium

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Oakland Raiders and the public entity that oversees the team's proposed stadium in Las Vegas sought to to forge ahead ...

August 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Marshawn Lynch avoids questions about anthem

NAPA (AP) - Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch spoke to reporters Thursday for the first time in training camp and avoided questions regarding his decision ...

August 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Alex Gordon’s single in 9th lifts Royals

OAKLAND (AP) - The Kansas City Royals could have headed home with another squandered late-inning lead and far less momentum as they prepare for an important ...

August 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Stanton has 2 hits but no homers, Marlins beat Giants

MIAMI (AP) - Giancarlo Stanton paused in his pursuit of a hallowed home run number, acknowledged he's shooting for 61 and said he finds baseball ...

August 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Raiders’ offensive line moves forward with holdout Penn

NAPA (AP) - Raiders offensive line coach Mike Tice hasn't spent much time wondering if or when left tackle Donald Penn will end his holdout.

August 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Von Miller returns to scene of Super Bowl MVP

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Von Miller had some pretty good flashbacks when he arrived at Levi's Stadium for the first time since winning the Super ...

August 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Steinbrenner, Torre like Jeter with Marlins

CHICAGO (AP) - Derek Jeter won five World Series during a 20-year run with the New York Yankees. He piled up 3,465 hits and made ...

August 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Seahawks sign Tramaine Brock to help secondary

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - Now that charges have been dismissed in his legal case, new Seattle Seahawks cornerback Tramaine Brock must wait to see if the ...

August 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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