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Vegas stadium backers aim for 2 finalist sites

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Developers who want to build a domed stadium for the Oakland Raiders in Las Vegas vowed to zero in on two potential sites within the next month as they face a tight timeline to lock in a real estate deal, government approvals and the NFL's blessing.

July 28, 2016 | MICHELLE RINDELS | Pro Sports

Putin slams discrimination as banned athletes join send-off

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin hit out at "discrimination" against the country's banned track and field athletes at a Kremlin send-off ceremony Wednesday for its depleted Olympic team.

July 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports

US women’s hoops beat France

NEWARK, Del. (AP) - Elena Delle Donne had dreamed of playing basketball in the Olympics since she was little.

July 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Jets, QB Ryan Fitzpatrick agree to 1-year deal

NEW YORK (AP) - Fitz Magic has returned and - voila! - the New York Jets are heading into training camp with their starting quarterback under contract.

July 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Patriots report, prepare for 4 games without Brady

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick acknowledged on Wednesday that Jimmy Garoppolo will have to start the first four games of the season at quarterback and said the top priority of training camp would be to get the former backup ready.

July 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Questions abound on offense, defense for Super Bowl champs

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Super Bowl champs begin training camp Thursday with major questions on both sides of the ball, beginning with who will be the one throwing it.

July 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Manfred: More rule changes needed to improve pace of play

MIAMI (AP) - MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred says more rule changes are needed to improve the pace of play, and one proposal under consideration is a limitation on relief pitching changes in an inning or a game.

July 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Garcia reminded that time still on his side to win a major

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) - Henrik Stenson took his silver claret jug and headed straight for Switzerland to play in a charity event organized by Sergio Garcia. It turned out to be the perfect occasion to deliver an important message to the host.

July 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Bumgarner, Giants fall to Reds for 9th loss in 11 games

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The way the San Francisco Giants are going these days, even a solid outing from their four-time All-Star and staff ace wasn't much help.

July 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Davis homers twice, Crisp goes deep

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Coco Crisp and Khris Davis got Oakland off to a quick start against Yu Darvish. Then came their big blows against a hard-throwing reliever to clinch the fourth series in a row for the Athletics.

July 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Kevin Durant shines in first game at new home arena

OAKLAND (AP) - Cheered all night long by his basketball-crazed new fan base, Kevin Durant knocked down a 3-pointer on the Americans' first touch and slammed home a dunk the very next time down the floor.

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Cain hits better than he pitches as Giants beat Reds

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Matt Cain hit a three-run homer during his first win in more than two months, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Cincinnati Reds 9-7 on Tuesday night.

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Gray area: 8 Ks, 1 bad inning as A’s win

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Sonny Gray had a season-high eight strikeouts and overcame one volatile inning, Josh Reddick drove in three runs and the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 6-3 on Tuesday night.

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Sean Doolittle plays impromptu shadow baseball with boy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - When a baseball-loving boy stopped Oakland reliever Sean Doolittle by chance Monday to check out the A's bandanna worn by the pitcher's dog, the little guy got an impromptu opportunity to play shadow baseball with a big leaguer.

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Padres keep rebuilding by trading Upton to Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) - Outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. was already in Toronto with the San Diego Padres when they traded him across the diamond to the Blue Jays.

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports

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Raptors’ 11-game winning streak stopped by Thunder

TORONTO (AP) - Russell Westbrook had 37 points, 14 assists and 13 rebounds for his fifth straight triple-double, Steven Adams scored 25 points and the Oklahoma ...

March 18, 2018 | | Pro Sports

Kucherov scores 2 as Lightning tops Oilers

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Nikita Kucherov scored twice to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 3-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday.

March 18, 2018 | | Pro Sports

Del Potro edges Federer

INDIAN WELLS (AP) - Juan Martin del Potro keeps surprising himself.

March 18, 2018 | | Pro Sports

Martin Truex Jr. grabs 1st win of NASCAR season

FONTANA (AP) - Martin Truex Jr. saw nothing but clean air and green flags down the stretch in his first victory of the new NASCAR Cup ...

March 18, 2018 | | Pro Sports

Lucroy getting to know new A’s teammates, signs

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Jonathan Lucroy's first spring training game in an Oakland Athletics' uniform didn't stand out in the box score. He went ...

March 18, 2018 | | Pro Sports

Raiders trade returner Patterson to Patriots

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders are trading star kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson to the New England Patriots.

March 18, 2018 | | Pro Sports

The last roars are for Rory McIlroy at Bay Hill

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The connection Rory McIlroy had with Arnold Palmer was strong even before he delivered a Sunday charge that would have made the ...

March 18, 2018 | | Pro Sports

Inbee Park wins Founders Cup

PHOENIX (AP) - Inbee Park spoiled Laura Davies' bid to become the oldest winner in LPGA Tour history, pulling away from the 54-year-old Englishwoman on Sunday ...

March 18, 2018 | | Pro Sports

Twins Polanco suspended 80 games for PED

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco has been suspended for 80 games after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance, a big blow to a ...

March 18, 2018 | | Pro Sports

Bruins sign US Olympic star Donato to entry-level deal

BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Bruins have signed Ryan Donato to a two-year, entry-level deal and say the U.S. Olympic star could play for them ...

March 18, 2018 | | Pro Sports

Raiders add help at cornerback with deals for Melvin, Wright

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders added some needed help at cornerback, agreeing to contracts with free agents Rashaan Melvin and Shareece Wright on Friday.

March 16, 2018 | | Pro Sports

Injured Warriors play short, don’t have enough against Kings

OAKLAND (AP) - Buddy Hield made three free throws over the final 27.5 seconds, Willie Cauley-Stein had a late dunk and the Sacramento Kings won ...

March 16, 2018 | | Pro Sports

QBs cashing in _ except for the unwelcome Kaepernick

As free agency kicked off the start of a new football season, the NFL sent a clear message to anyone paying attention:

March 16, 2018 | | Pro Sports

Kane scores 4 goals to lead Sharks past Flames

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - Evander Kane scored four goals to lead the San Jose Sharks past the Calgary Flames 7-4 on Friday night.

March 16, 2018 | | Pro Sports

UMBC stuns Virginia to make NCAA history

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Jairus Lyles couldn't suppress a smile, knowing that a school known more for chess than hoops had finally made it ...

March 16, 2018 | | Pro Sports

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