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Griner blossoming in WNBA after 1st year

PHOENIX (AP) - After a tough first season in the WNBA, Brittney Griner is blossoming into the player everyone thought she would be, all the while embracing her status as a role model for gay youth.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Mother of 2 makes NFL cheerleading at age 40

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - She hadn't done splits and high kicks since her cheerleading days in high school, but 40-year-old dance instructor Kriste Lewis set a lofty goal: to try out for the New Orleans Saints cheerleading squad, known as the Saintsations.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Durant, Rousey win top athlete honors at ESPYs

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kevin Durant won two ESPY Awards, including male athlete of the year, and mixed martial arts star Ronda Rousey earned female athlete honors, becoming the first UFC fighter to claim a trophy in the biggest category at the show honoring the year's best performances Wednesday night.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Jeter, Trout lead AL All-Stars

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation from fans and players during one more night on baseball's national stage, set the tone for the American League with a pregame speech and delivered two final All-Star hits.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wolves, Warriors restart Love talks

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Minnesota Timberwolves and Golden State Warriors have reopened trade talks for All-Star forward Kevin Love, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lew Wolff willing to re-examine new Oakland ballpark

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Athletics owner Lew Wolff is willing to re-examine whether it would make sense to build a new ballpark at the site of Oakland Coliseum.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


British Open: a new golf course, a new Tiger Woods

HOYLAKE, England (AP) - Tiger Woods was an hour into his practice round Tuesday at the British Open when he stood on the fifth tee with a foreign object in his hand.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Nibali favorite to win Tour de France

BESANCON, France (AP) - With defending champion Chris Froome and two-time winner Alberto Contador out of the race, the path is wide open for Vincenzo Nibali to become the first Italian to win the Tour de France since the late Marco Pantani in 1998.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Dwyane Wade re-signs with Miami Heat

Dwyane Wade is staying with the Miami Heat, and his latest deal is designed to give both the player and the only franchise he's ever known some flexibility in the coming years.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Contador looks to Vuelta after Tour exit

MADRID (AP) - Former Tour de France champion Alberto Contador does not need surgery on his injured right leg and hopes to defy his doctors by racing in next month's Spanish Vuelta.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Saints confirm multiyear deal with Graham

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans Saints on Tuesday confirmed a multiyear contract with Jimmy Graham, ending a protracted holdout for the star tight end.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s relish in the All-Star spotlight

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Oakland had a major league-high six players selected for the All-Star game, plus a seventh in recently acquired right-hander Jeff Samardzija, who would've been included on the NL side had he remained with the Chicago Cubs.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Selig says Rose could play All-Star role in 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Pete Rose may have a role to play in next year's All-Star game in Cincinnati despite his lifetime ban from baseball.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MLB appoints Billy Bean consultant for inclusion

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The burden of being gay became too great for Billy Bean to bear during his playing career, so he quit rather than seek support for his secret.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


With hitting down, should MLB lower the mound?

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Baseball has a problem: Clayton Kershaw, Aroldis Chapman, Felix Hernandez and all the other kings of the hill are just too good.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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IndyCar drivers find comfort in getting back to work

SONOMA (AP) - IndyCar drivers got back to work Friday, climbing into their cars as a distraction - albeit a temporary one - from their grief over Justin ...

August 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Stewart claims he didn’t see man on track before fatal crash

NEW YORK (AP) - NASCAR star Tony Stewart said he didn't see a driver walking on a dirt track in upstate New York last year ...

August 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Raiders still seeking backup running back

ALAMEDA (AP) - With a starting running back that hasn't had more than 100 carries in a season since entering the NFL, the Oakland Raiders ...

August 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Tomlinson lines game-winning single as Giants beat Cardinals

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Rookie Kelby Tomlinson lined a bases-loaded single up the middle with one out in the ninth against previously unbeaten Kevin Siegrist, and ...

August 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Giants put Cain on DL with elbow nerve irritation

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Giants right-hander Matt Cain was put on the 15-day disabled list Friday with irritation in his pitching elbow and received a cortisone ...

August 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Goldschmidt homers in D’backs’ win over A’s

PHOENIX (AP) - Pinch-hitter Aaron Hill's double produced the go-ahead run in the seventh inning off Oakland ace Sonny Gray, Paul Goldschmidt homered and the ...

August 29, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Past, future rivals await Serena

NEW YORK (AP) - Serena Williams could play an All-American U.S. Open.

August 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Spieth stumbles at start of Barclays

EDISON, N.J. (AP) - The start of the FedEx Cup playoffs brought out the worst score from Jordan Spieth in three months.

August 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Americans add 2 golds at worlds

BEIJING (AP) - Allyson Felix and Christian Taylor were out of their comfort zones at the world championships.

August 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Wilson to be honored in Sonoma

SONOMA (AP) - Justin Wilson's race car will be back on track for the IndyCar season finale.

August 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Barry Bonds loses collusion case

NEW YORK (AP) - An arbitrator has ruled against Barry Bonds in a collusion case stemming from his final season in the majors.

August 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Manfred talks safety, another fan hurt

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A woman was injured by a foul ball at a Philadelphia Phillies game Thursday night, hours after the Major League Baseball commissioner was ...

August 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Moore fighting for spot with Raiders

ALAMEDA (AP) - Despite being one of Oakland's best defensive players his first two years in the NFL, Sio Moore is just fighting for a ...

August 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Moore fighting for spot with Raiders

ALAMEDA (AP) - Despite being one of Oakland's best defensive players his first two years in the NFL, Sio Moore is just fighting for a ...

August 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Tomlinson’s 1st homer a grand slam for Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Rookie Kelby Tomlinson wasn't sure how to react when his grand slam was replayed on the stadium video board. Veteran Marlon ...

August 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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