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Lawsuit: DirecTV’s ‘NFL Sunday Ticket’ is illegal monopoly

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - DirecTV's exclusive right to broadcast certain NFL games is an illegal monopoly that raises costs for bars and restaurants, a San Francisco bar says in a lawsuit against the league and the satellite TV provider.

July 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


New California law recognizes cheerleaders as employees

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has approved legislation recognizing California's professional cheerleaders as employees who are entitled to minimum wage and overtime.

July 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Spieth trying to look at British Open as another event

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) - With a chance to match history at the home of golf, Jordan Spieth is trying to make the British Open feel like just another event.

July 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Dollars and sense: In the NBA, money is exploding

LAS VEGAS (AP) - To understand how the business model of NBA salaries is unlike ever before, consider the cases of Reggie Jackson, Khris Middleton and DeMarre Carroll.

July 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Trade talks highlight 2nd half of season

The Cardinals are really good, the Phillies are really bad, and then there's everyone else.

July 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Caitlyn Jenner accepts Ashe Courage Award

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Caitlyn Jenner accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs on Wednesday night while urging acceptance for others who are transgender.

July 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Sky protects Froome’s Tour lead as Majka wins Stage 11

CAUTERETS, France (AP) - Tour de France leader Chris Froome understands those who harbor doubts about his dominant performances in a sport long marred by doping. Maybe, he says, it's time to bring in an independent specialist to test his body and help prove that he's riding clean.

July 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Most franchise tagged players reach long-term deals

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs ended up with a big bargain the last time they signed Justin Houston. This time, it's the star linebacker who's cashing in.

July 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


US soccer chief felt ‘discomfort’ during soccer proceedings

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Soccer Federation chief executive Dan Flynn said Wednesday he had no direct knowledge of bribery or kickbacks exchanged by FIFA officials but experienced moments of "discomfort" during meetings.

July 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Mom blames football helmet in death of high school player

RIVERSIDE (AP) - The mother of a high school football player who collapsed during a game in Southern California has filed a lawsuit blaming his helmet for his death.

July 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cuba advances with win over Guatemala

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Maikel Reyes missed Cuba's first CONCACAF Gold Cup pool play game due to visa problems. He made sure his country didn't miss reaching the quarterfinals, though.

July 15, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Trout homers leading off, and AL top NL

CINCINNATI (AP) - Mike Trout flashed the skill that puts him at the front of baseball's new generation, just moments after four of the all-time greats had just walked off the field.

July 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Tiger awaits St. Andrews, insists he’s not ‘buried and done’

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) - Winless in nearly two years, Tiger Woods at least has experience on his side at St. Andrews.

July 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Playoff changes likely in NBA, moratorium mulled

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Changes to the NBA playoffs are almost certainly coming.

July 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Froome uses mountains to take control of Tour de France

LA PIERRE-SAINT-MARTIN, France (AP) - Over the earpiece tucked below his helmet, Chris Froome's team sent word that his panting Tour de France rivals were struggling in the thinning air of the high Pyrenees, on the first skyward climb of this year's race.

July 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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4-run 7th costs A’s in loss to Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) - All it took was one bad play and one bad inning to derail the Oakland Athletics.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders embrace new expectations Going into camp

NAPA (AP) - Coach Jack Del Rio walked off the field after the first training camp practice and was quickly asked about the "buzz" surrounding his ...

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cousins, Irving help lift US to ugly win

CHICAGO (AP) - Kyrie Irving scored 13 points, DeMarcus Cousins powered a dominant performance in the paint, and the United States pulled away from Venezuela for ...

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


49ers sign defensive lineman to 2-year deal

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers signed defensive lineman B.J. McBryde to a two-year deal Friday.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Mickelson makes cut, McIlroy going home

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) - Phil Mickelson walked off the first green with a disgusted look on his face, as if he'd thrown away any ...

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Streb shoots 63 and joins Walker in lead

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) - In a major championship season of endless theater, the PGA Championship lived up to its end of the bargain Friday.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Padres starters Cashner, Rea to Marlins in 7-player deal

MIAMI (AP) - Buyers at the trade deadline for a change, the Miami Marlins believe they now have enough starting pitching to make a playoff push.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


IOC board to review Rio final preparations

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Less than a week before the opening of the Olympics, IOC leaders will meet in Rio de Janeiro this weekend to ...

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


US women’s overwhelms Canada

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - Just after the United States routed Canada by 40 points, Geno Auriemma and his UConn greats posed for a group photo on ...

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Mirim Lee remains ahead in Women’s British Open

WOBURN, England (AP) - Mirim Lee followed her opening 10-under 62 with a 71 on Friday in the Women's British Open, leaving her a stroke ...

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Jeff Gordon willing to sub for Earnhardt

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) - Jeff Gordon weaved his way through a mob of fans outside the media center, all screaming for an autograph from a ...

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ellie Mae Classic leader follows record 58 with 65

HAYWARD (AP) - Stephan Jaeger backed up his record 12-under 58 with a 65 on Friday, giving him a five-stroke lead halfway through the Web.com ...

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


CFP moving New Year’s Eve games

The College Football Playoff has abandoned a plan to play most of its semifinals on New Year's Eves after television ratings tumbled last year ...

July 28, 2016 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Venus upset by Keys 3rd round of Rogers Cu

MONTREAL (AP) - Sixth-seeded Venus Williams tumbled out of the Rogers Cup in the third round Thursday night, falling 6-1, 6-7 (2), 6-3 to 10th-seeded Madison ...

July 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


US hoops golden partnership forged by ‘lunch-bucket’ guys

CHICAGO (AP) - Nearly every time coach Mike Krzyzewski and USA Basketball boss Jerry Colangelo stage a reunion in their hometown, there's plenty of backslapping ...

July 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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