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Hunter returns to Twins; Medlen, Beachy let go

NEW YORK (AP) - Torii Hunter is returning to the Minnesota Twins, and injured Atlanta pitchers Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy have been tossed into the free-agent market along with San Diego shortstop Everth Cabrera and New York Mets outfielder Eric Young Jr.

December 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MLB umpire Dale Scott comes out as gay

NEW YORK (AP) - Dale Scott figures he'll hear plenty of foul language from angry hitters next season. Such is life for a Major League Baseball umpire.

December 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


The search is on for Rory McIlroy’s contemporary rival

WINDERMERE, Fla. (AP) - Jordan Spieth took a big step in Australia for his confidence and career. It was a mere baby step, however, toward being a legitimate rival to Rory McIlroy.

December 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Garber: MLS needs to perform better financially

MLS Commissioner Don Garber says the league is not performing as hoped financially and its franchises are combining to lose more than $100 million annually.

December 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Woods returns with an eye to the past

WINDERMERE, Fla. (AP) - Tiger Woods is making his latest comeback in golf with an eye to the past.

December 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


76ers fans hold out hope for as losses mount

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Harvey Pollack is the last original NBA employee, the man who scribbled "100" on a piece of paper for Wilt Chamberlain to hold in the classic 1962 snapshot of his record scoring game.

December 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


TCU jumps over Florida St into 3rd in playoff rankings

TCU moved up to No. 3 in the final College Football Playoff rankings before the teams are selected to play in the national semifinals, becoming the latest team to jump past undefeated Florida State.

December 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Gordie Howe hospitalized after another stroke

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Hockey Hall of Famer Gordie Howe has suffered his third stroke since late October and was hospitalized early this week, his daughter said Tuesday.

December 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ray Rice tells ‘Today’ show he had ‘one bad night’

Ray Rice says that an NFL team "would have to be willing to look deeper into who I am and realize that me and my wife had one bad night."

December 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders try to move on from lopsided loss

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders found the perfect tonic for the team's most lopsided loss in more than a half-century: the schedule.

December 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


New A’s 3B Lawrie ready to stay healthy

OAKLAND (AP) - More than worrying about the daunting task of trying to replace All-Star Josh Donaldson or dwelling on the shock of being traded from Toronto, Brett Lawrie is embracing the idea of staying healthy as he joins the Oakland Athletics.

December 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Long history of political gestures in sports

The "Hands-up. Don't shoot!" gesture that five St. Louis Rams made during pregame wasn't the first time athletes have used their platform to make political statements.

December 02, 2014 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Pro Sports


Jim Harbaugh prepares to ‘get it right’

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jim Harbaugh won't say whether he has spoken to San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York since the owner took to Twitter on Thursday night about a performance that "wasn't acceptable," or if they have even recently discussed his coaching future with the franchise.

December 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Mariners, Cruz nearing contract

SEATTLE (AP) - The Mariners are on the verge of landing the right-handed slugger they were seeking for the middle of their batting order.

December 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Thierry Henry leaving NY Red Bulls

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) - Thierry Henry is leaving Major League Soccer after 4½ seasons, unable to lead the New York Red Bulls to the team's first championship.

December 02, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Giants center Richburg 1st player ejected under new rule

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - New York Giants center Weston Richburg became the first NFL player ejected under a new rule after drawing two unsportsmanlike ...

September 25, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Oakland Raiders beat Titans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Assured at least a split in consecutive road games, the Oakland Raiders learned in a trip to Tennessee that their high-flying offense ...

September 25, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Seattle DE says 49ers better off with Kaep

SEATTLE (AP) - Just as the Seattle Seahawks' offense got going, they're back wondering if another injury to Russell Wilson will return them to the ...

September 25, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Golfing great Arnold Palmer dies at age 87

PUTTSBURGH (AP) - Arnold Palmer brought a country club sport to the masses with a hard-charging style, charisma and a commoner's touch. At ease with ...

September 25, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders’ D has allowed franchise record yardage

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders are giving up yards like this franchise has never done before, leaving plenty for coach Jack Del Rio to ...

September 25, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Giants blow 6-run lead before beating Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) - As much as the San Francisco Giants have been through since the All-Star break, with all the blown leads and the offensive ...

September 25, 2016 | | Pro Sports


A’s break out of slump, top Texas to avoid sweep

OAKLAND (AP) - Jharel Cotton is off to a historic start to his career with the Oakland Athletics.

September 25, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Pouille beats Thiem to win Moselle Open

METZ, France (AP) - Lucas Pouille clinched his first career title on Sunday, beating top-seeded Dominic Thiem of Austria 7-6 (5), 6-2 to win the Moselle ...

September 25, 2016 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy’s big East Lake pay day nets $11.53M

ATLANTA (AP) - Rory McIlroy holed two shots on the 16th hole at East Lake that made him a most unlikely FedEx Cup champion on Sunday.

September 25, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Sporting beats San Jose Quakes

SAN JOSE . (AP) - Kevin Ellis scored his first goal of the season in the 81st minute and Sporting Kansas City beat the Earthquakes 2-1 on ...

September 25, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Harvick wins at New Hampshire to advance to playoffs 2nd round

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) - Kevin Harvick has thrived as NASCAR's version of a Game 7 master, steeling his nerves and flourishing in those win-or-else ...

September 25, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Eagles remain unbeaten

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Carson Wentz threw for 301 yards and two touchdowns, a fierce defense shut down Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown and the Philadelphia Eagles ...

September 25, 2016 | | Pro Sports


NFL better served with suspensions than player fines?

NEW YORK (AP) - Hitting millionaires with fines that barely make a dent in their wallets doesn't measure up to the dents those players are ...

September 25, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders tuning up porous defense

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jack Del Rio and his Raiders are busy tuning up a defense that has been as bad as their offense has been ...

September 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Carroll & Kelly reunite

SEATTLE (AP) - Chip Kelly and Pete Carroll overlapped for only one season as college coaches in the Pac-10. They've met only once since both ...

September 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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