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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


Derby king defends his crown

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Yoenis Cespedes knew how to pace himself in this rain-delayed home run derby, drawn out further by a new format.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hernandez vs Wainwright in All-Star game

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Seattle's Felix Hernandez will start Tuesday night's All-Star game for the American League and Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals will open for the National League.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Derek Jeter set for 14th and last All-Star Game

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Derek Jeter was an elite shortstop winning World Series championships not long after many of baseball's current greats were born.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


More than 26 million watch World Cup final in US

NEW YORK (AP) - Even without the home team involved, the World Cup final between Germany and Argentina set a television viewership record in the United States, capping a tournament that exceeded expectations for interest on both ESPN and Univision.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Alberto Contador out with fractured shin

PLANCHER-LES-MINES, France (AP) - After just 10 stages, the two pre-race favorites have crashed out of the Tour de France. And Vincenzo Nibali is wasting little time in showing that he's now the man to beat.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Mickelson promises prepared US team

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) - Two days before the Ryder Cup, Phil Mickelson went back 12 years to drive home a point that the Americans are prepared ...

September 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Calhoun homers to help Angels complete sweep

ANAHEIM (AP) - The Los Angeles Angels saw one of their future stars make strides but may have lost their biggest star for the last days ...

September 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cowboys’ Bryant has hairline knee fracture, outlook unclear

FRISCO, Texas (AP) - Dez Bryant could be joining Tony Romo on the sidelines again, just like a year ago when Dallas slid from first place ...

September 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Stewart weary as he tries to race his way into 2nd round

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Tony Stewart is at peace with however his final season in NASCAR comes to an end.

September 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Sorry Tiger, some things are only for players in Ryder Cup

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) - The first awkward moment for Tiger Woods at the Ryder Cup came when he lined up to get into the U.S ...

September 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Probe of jetty sought amid services for Marlins’ Fernandez

MIAMI (AP) - Somber Miami Marlins players and personnel escorted a hearse carrying the body of star pitcher Jose Fernandez from the team's ballpark Wednesday ...

September 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cubs reward Epstein with 5-year extension

CHICAGO (AP) - Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts had dinner with president of baseball operations Theo Epstein in Arizona around the start of spring training.

September 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Banned Rose appeals to Hall of Fame for eligibility

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Pete Rose is appealing directly to baseball's Hall of Fame to restore his eligibility, arguing the lifetime ban he agreed to ...

September 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Giants can’t score behind Samardzija, lose to Rockies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jeff Samardzija is going to prepare as if he might pitch a potential wild-card playoff game Monday and stay ready in case ...

September 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Piatti has goal and assist, Impact beat Earthquakes

MONTREAL (AP) - Matteo Mancosu set up first-half goals from Dominic Oduro and Ignacio Piatti and the Montreal Impact beat the San Jose Earthquakes 3-1 on ...

September 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Third down woes hurt Gabbert, 49ers offense

SANTA CLARA (AP) - NFL quarterbacks talk about the importance of staying on schedule, making at least small gains on first and second down in order ...

September 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Posey, Pence go back-to-back as Giants beat Rockies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Buster Posey homered for his 1,000th hit, Hunter Pence went deep one batter later and the San Francisco Giants beat the ...

September 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Giants acquire Beckham from Braves

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants are taking no chances as they chase a playoff spot in the final week of the season.

September 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Marte, Nolasco lead Angels over A’s

ANAHEIM (AP) - Rookie Jefry Marte hit his first career grand slam in a seven-run fourth inning Tuesday night and the Los Angeles Angels beat the ...

September 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Europeans motivated by trying to beat ‘best team’ assembled

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) - Davis Love III said he was only trying to illustrate why his U.S. team should play with more swagger in the ...

September 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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