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Tyson sees himself in Rousey’s UFC dominance

GLENDALE (AP) - Moments after Mike Tyson stepped into the Glendale Fighting Club, Ronda Rousey grabbed her judo coach and abruptly flung him onto the canvas with an enormous bang.

July 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Gasols to play in NBA’s 1st Africa game

NEW YORK (AP) - Gregg Popovich will coach Team Africa with captain Luol Deng, while brothers Pau and Marc Gasol will play for Team World in the NBA's first game in Africa.

July 17, 2015 | | Pro Sports


In year of parity, nearly every team has playoffs chance

NEW YORK (AP) - Clayton Kershaw looks around the major leagues and sees opponents convinced they can reach the playoffs.

July 16, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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


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Westbrook, Durant All-Star reunion off to awkward start

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant had plenty to say at their first All-Star appearance.

February 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


49ers hire Saleh as DC, Hightower as special teams coach

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have hired Robert Saleh as defensive coordinator and Richard Hightower as special teams coordinator for Kyle Shanahan's ...

February 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Jimmy Rollins eager to prove himself, earn spot on Giants

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Post-practice, Jimmy Rollins relaxed at his locker and added some orange shoelaces to his cleats, sharing with locker mate and San Francisco ...

February 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Former Diamondbacks manager Hale at home with A’s as coach

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - The day in early October when Chip Hale lost his job as manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks, he called his good friend ...

February 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Sam Saunders opens 2-shot lead at Riviera

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Wind, rain and the snap of a large tree limb were enough to stop play Friday in the second round of the ...

February 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Bowyer out to revive NASCAR career as Stewart’s replacement

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Clint Bowyer hasn't won a race since 2012, hasn't made the playoffs in three years and is coming off ...

February 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Pace of play, potential strike zone changes on baseball deck

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - Commissioner Rob Manfred says he can't offer a prediction on how likely it is that baseball will be altering the strike ...

February 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Iran defeats US at freestyle wrestling world cup

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's wrestling team Friday defeated the United States wrestling team to secure the gold medal at the Freestyle World Cup.

February 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Murray, Hield, lead World past US

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Jamal Murray and Buddy Hield each had moments when they caught the ball in the low post, only to dribble right out ...

February 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Oscar Schmidt finally gets a taste of the NBA ... sort of

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Oscar Schmidt finally dipped his toes in the NBA.

February 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Little big man: Isaiah Thomas a full-fledged All-Star

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Isaiah Thomas isn't even average.

February 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Gordon looking for dunk title, and Jones may be in his way

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Aaron Gordon is not giving any hints on what he'll do for an All-Star dunk contest encore.

February 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Russ and KD: Another weekend, another subplot awaits

The next time Russell Westbrook walks into a locker room to get dressed for a game, Kevin Durant will be there and donning the same ...

February 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Mayweather a whopping 25-1 favorite

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Bookies in this gambling city don't give Conor McGregor much of a chance should he ever meet Floyd Mayweather Jr. in ...

February 17, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Leigh Steinberg: Talking to Saskatchewan about Vince Young

Former NFL quarterback Vince Young's agent says he's talking to the Saskatchewan Roughriders about his client playing in the Canadian Football League.

February 17, 2017 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


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