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Logano holds off Harvick for crucial win

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) - Joey Logano gave Ford a Sprint Cup sweep in Michigan - and enabled team owner Roger Penske to celebrate a victory in his home state.

August 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


California bats come alive at LLWS

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - Offense is what led Chula Vista, Calif., to the Little League World Series, and the West champions finally put their big bats on display Sunday.

August 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Bolt finishes worlds with another gold

MOSCOW (AP) - Usain Bolt stumbled on the track, even almost fell down.

August 19, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Smith struggles as 49ers rally past Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh sought out Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith on Friday night, warmly greeting him on the field before their preseason game.

August 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Brees starts strong, Saints down Raiders

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Drew Brees will need some unproven receivers to emerge this year, and could not help but be encouraged by way rookie Kenny Stills and second-year pro Nick Toon came through against the Raiders.

August 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


A’s hold on for 1st win over Indians in 5 tries

OAKLAND,(AP) - Oakland Athletics catcher John Jaso is likely to be sidelined another three to four weeks and perhaps for the remainder of the season as he recovers from a lingering concussion.

August 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


A’s hold on for 1st win over Indians in 5 tries

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Stephen Vogt can really fly. Especially for a catcher, as he cheerfully points out.

August 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Pence powers Giants to 14-10 win over Marlins

MIAMI (AP) - With a score that resembled a football game more than baseball, the San Francisco Giants came out on top with their best offensive performance of the season.

August 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Phillies fire manager Manuel, promote Sandberg

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - With Charlie Manuel seated to his left, Ruben Amaro Jr. broke down in tears after announcing he fired his manager.

August 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


A-Rod returns at Yankee Stadium, boobirds in force

NEW YORK (AP) - Alex Rodriguez got booed in pregame introductions, booed when his picture was put up on the video board and booed again when came to bat in the first inning.

August 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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August 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Chiefs’ Smith gets to square off against ex team

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Alex Smith treads carefully when subject of the San Francisco 49ers is broached. He politely talks about the positive days he spent with them, and then seems to usher along the conversation whenever their divorce is brought up.

August 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Jenkins not concerned about preseason slow start

SANTA CLARA, (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers don't seem too concerned with wide receiver A.J. Jenkins' slow start to the preseason.

August 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Freiman, Gray help A’s beat Astros 5-0

OAKLAND, (AP) - Sonny Gray has been hearing the comparisons since his high school days in Tennessee. The references to Tim Hudson, another right-hander with a slight build and a big arm.

August 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Nationals’ win streak ends, 4-3 to Giants

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Washington homestand that began with three losses to Atlanta was about to culminate in a six-game winning streak and the Nationals at .500 for the first time since mid-July.

August 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Criminal charge possible for Stewart in Ward death

Tony Stewart could still face criminal charges for running down Kevin Ward Jr. with his sprint car, even if the three-time NASCAR champion didn't mean to kill Ward, hurt him or even scare him.

August 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


1st place Royals? Better start to believe it

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - When the Royals rolled out of bed Tuesday morning and glanced at the standings, they saw something that hadn't been the case since many of them were in junior high school.

August 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Selig eager to step aside and introduce successor

BALTIMORE (AP) - Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig is looking forward to writing a book, teaching history and taking it easy when he retires this winter.

August 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tigers P Verlander has right shoulder inflammation

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Justin Verlander's sore right shoulder will likely force him to miss at least one start, the latest setback for the reeling Detroit Tigers.

August 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders-Cowboys practice gets heated

OXNARD (AP) - The joint practice between the Oakland Raiders and Dallas Cowboys went just about how the coaches scripted it Tuesday with high intensity in an emotional environment.

August 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Pai supports repeal of NFL TV blackout rules

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Ajit Pai called the NFL's television blackout rules "outdated," and urged his fellow Federal Communications Commission representatives to vote in favor of having them repealed to address fan concerns.

August 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Steve Ballmer becomes owner of LA Clippers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Clippers moved on from months of ugliness Tuesday, with Steve Ballmer officially becoming the team's new owner in a record $2 billion sale that ousted Donald Sterling as the NBA's longest-tenured owner.

August 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Seahawks say Lynch assault accusation ‘bogus’

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks say accusations that star running back Marshawn Lynch was involved in an assault and damage of personal property are "bogus."

August 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic gets ragged start in Cincy title quest

MASON, Ohio (AP) - Novak Djokovic had a ragged start in the one tournament that has always eluded him.

August 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Jon Jones injured, UFC title fight moved to Jan. 3

LAS VEGAS (AP) - UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has injured his leg, forcing the postponement of his title fight with Daniel Cormier to Jan. 3.

August 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MLB Capsules

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Royals won their eighth straight game and took over the AL Central lead Monday night when Yordano Ventura outdueled Sonny Gray during a 3-2 win over Oakland Athletics.

August 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ravens, 49ers take off the pads for final practice

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens decided it would be wise to practice without pads Monday.

August 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders break camp after three weeks

NAPA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders broke training camp Monday and prepared to head south for a pair of joint practices with the Dallas Cowboys.

August 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s muster 3 hits, fall short in loss to KC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Josh Reddick plucked the ball from his glove after Omar Infante's single in the first inning Monday night and tried to routinely return it to the infield.

August 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Royals get Willingham from Twins for minor leaguer

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Royals bolstered their offense Monday by acquiring outfielder Josh Willingham from the Minnesota Twins, a move the long-suffering franchise hopes will help them end a playoff drought that stretches back nearly three decades.

August 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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