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NASCAR’S new charters create puzzling payouts for drivers

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - NASCAR's new charter system was introduced as a monumental moment in auto racing - a triumphant merger between a one-time dictatorship and a group of team owners finally organized enough to demand their fair share of the financials.

February 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Nike dumps Manny Pacquiao

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Manny Pacquiao's latest disparaging comments about gays have cost him a contract with Nike.

February 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Israel’s first NBA player’s breakout season

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) - When Omri Casspi was 13, his family took him on a Bar Mitzvah trip to the United States, the highlight of which was a visit to New York City where the Israeli youngster stood in front of Madison Square Garden and boldly vowed he would one day play there.

February 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


SF’s Bochy recovering from shoulder surgery

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Madison Bumgarner approached Bruce Bochy and jokingly offered his manager a big hug after an offseason apart.

February 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Chris Bosh resumes taking blood thinners

MIAMI (AP) - Chris Bosh is back on blood thinners to treat a clot that formed in his leg, the second straight year the Miami Heat forward has dealt with such a situation over the All-Star break.

February 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Lee goes to Charlotte in 3-team deal

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The Charlotte Hornets acquired veteran swingman Courtney Lee from the Grizzlies in a three-team trade that will help bolster the team's perimeter shooting and defense after losing Michael Kidd-Gilchrist for the season to a shoulder injury.

February 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Pistons acquire Harris from Magic

DETROIT (AP) - With a playoff spot within reach this year, the Detroit Pistons made a trade they hope will benefit them both now and in the future.

February 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Picking Olympic roster is tough task for US men’s basketball

TORONTO (AP) - In another Olympic sport, the U.S. might be dreaming of a gold-silver-bronze medals sweep.

February 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Goodell earned $34 million in 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell earned just over $34 million for 2014, according to the league's tax filing released Tuesday.

February 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Gibbs Racing looks to stay hot, end Daytona 500 drought

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Joe Gibbs has made it perfectly clear to his drivers: Even if they win every exhibition race at Daytona International Speedway, it's the Daytona 500 that matters most.

February 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Rousey thought about suicide after loss to Holm

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ronda Rousey says she had dark thoughts including suicide after she lost her bantamweight title to Holly Holm in Australia last year, her first defeat since joining UFC.

February 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Chase Elliott’s Daytona pole boosts expectations even higher

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) - Bill Elliott grabbed the microphone, faced reporters and blurted out "I'm the father."

February 15, 2016 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy and Fowler set for primetime match

For the first time in more than a decade, golf is getting another prime-time exhibition. Except this one will be live - under the lights.

February 15, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Heartbreaking finish at Pebble comes with optimism for Mickelson

PEBBLE BEACH (AP) - The 5-foot birdie putt to force a playoff at Pebble Beach spun out of the left edge of the cup, and Phil Mickelson couldn't believe it. He bent over and braced himself, the left hand on his knee and the right hand on top of the putter.

February 15, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Playoff race resumes

TORONTO (AP) - The All-Star Game is over, a few more days off await before play resumes and what's commonly called the second half of the NBA season is about to begin.

February 15, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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Moore pitches into 8th, Giants beat Phillies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Matt Moore took a one-hitter into the eighth inning and picked up his first win in nearly two months as the San ...

August 18, 2017 | | Pro Sports


We need Kaepernick more than ever in troubled times

It's been a terrible week in America.

August 18, 2017 | PAUL NEWBERRY | Pro Sports


Saints’ Te’o reconnects with Chargers pals in joint practice

COSTA MESA (AP) - Manti Te'o has been surrounded by friends while his New Orleans Saints held two joint practices this week with the Chargers ...

August 18, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Erik Jones wins 1st Cup pole in critical Bristol race

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) - Erik Jones' timing was perfect for first career pole in the NASCAR Cup Series - at Bristol Motor Speedway, where he's fighting ...

August 18, 2017 | | Pro Sports


US sweeps Solheim Cup fourball matches, takes 3-point lead

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The favored Americans found themselves trailing Europe after a sluggish start to the Solheim Cup.

August 18, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Armour, Simpson share 2nd-round lead in Wyndham Championship

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Ryan Armour shot a career-best 9-under 61 on Friday for a share of the lead with Webb Simpson after two rounds ...

August 18, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Pliskova sweeps into Cincinnati semis

MASON, Ohio (AP) - Defending champion Karolina Pliskova pulled off a doubleheader sweep Friday at the Western & Southern Open, reaching the semifinals by winning a pair ...

August 18, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Smith, Locklear lead wave of new faces

ANAHEIM (AP) - Technically, Ragan Smith never stepped foot on the floor as a competitor at the 2016 Summer Olympics as the star-studded U.S. Olympic ...

August 18, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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


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