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Mother of 2 makes NFL cheerleading at age 40

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - She hadn't done splits and high kicks since her cheerleading days in high school, but 40-year-old dance instructor Kriste Lewis set a lofty goal: to try out for the New Orleans Saints cheerleading squad, known as the Saintsations.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Durant, Rousey win top athlete honors at ESPYs

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kevin Durant won two ESPY Awards, including male athlete of the year, and mixed martial arts star Ronda Rousey earned female athlete honors, becoming the first UFC fighter to claim a trophy in the biggest category at the show honoring the year's best performances Wednesday night.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Jeter, Trout lead AL All-Stars

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation from fans and players during one more night on baseball's national stage, set the tone for the American League with a pregame speech and delivered two final All-Star hits.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wolves, Warriors restart Love talks

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Minnesota Timberwolves and Golden State Warriors have reopened trade talks for All-Star forward Kevin Love, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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


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Deron Williams signs with champion Cavaliers

CLEVELAND (AP) - After rattling off several reasons for signing with the Cavaliers, Deron Williams got around to the one that matters most.

February 27, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Mets minor leaguer Tebow hits 9 homers in batting practice

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) - Tim Tebow quickly got into the swing of spring training, hitting nine home runs in batting practice Monday during his ...

February 27, 2017 | | Pro Sports


UConn still No. 1 in AP women’s poll

NEW YORK (AP) - UConn remains the No. 1 team in The Associated Press women's basketball poll while the rest of the top five were ...

February 27, 2017 | | Pro Sports


NFL teams get jump start on franchise tags

Le'Veon Bell, Chandler Jones, Melvin Ingram and Kawann Short didn't have to wait until Wednesday's deadline to get franchise tagged.

February 27, 2017 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Despite cold Curry, Durant and Warriors beat 76ers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Stephen Curry is surrounded by stars with the Golden State Warriors. He's never needed them more than Monday night.

February 27, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Towns, Wiggins combine for 56 in Wolves’ win vs Kings

SACRAMENTO (AP) - With Minnesota's slow start to the season a distant memory, Andrew Wiggins firmly believes the Timberwolves are ready to make an anticipated ...

February 27, 2017 | | Pro Sports


49ers tender contracts to Purcell, Bradford

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers tendered one-year contracts to exclusive rights free agent nose tackle Mike Purcell and linebacker Carl Bradford on Monday.

February 27, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Kurt Busch wins Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Decked in Monster gear and chugging a tall boy of the energy drink as he was flanked by scantily clad models ...

February 26, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Giants’ Moore satisfied with first outing of spring

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - Matt Moore kept it simple in his first spring start for the San Francisco Giants.

February 26, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Injured Raonic withdraws as Sock wins Delray Beach Open

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Top-seeded Milos Raonic withdrew from the Delray Beach Open final Sunday after injuring his hamstring a day earlier, giving the title ...

February 26, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Pacquiao, Khan announce they will fight on April 23

NEW YORK (AP) - WBO world welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan say they have agreed to terms for a fight on April 23.

February 26, 2017 | | Pro Sports


DAYTONA 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Tony Stewart needed to retire to win the Daytona 500.

February 26, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Waltrip ends racing career with Daytona 8th-place finish

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Michael Waltrip ended his racing career exactly how he hoped.

February 26, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Thiem wins Rio Open on clay

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Dominic Thiem won the Rio Open on his favorite surface of clay Sunday in a tournament victory which he hopes will ...

February 26, 2017 | | Pro Sports


WBC heavyweight champ wins again

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Deontay Wilder has taken the first step toward claiming another heavyweight title belt by year's end.

February 26, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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