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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


Lefty lovin’ life

HOYLAKE, England (AP) - Phil Mickelson rolled long putts across the practice green in front of the Royal Liverpool clubhouse, some of them going in, most of them the right distance. He chirped to the caddie of Brandt Snedeker about their money game, a Mickelson tradition at the majors.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Scolari out as Brazil coach after World Cup failure

SAO PAULO (AP) - Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari resigned after the team failed to win the World Cup, the Brazilian Football Confederation said Monday.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Watson keeping tabs on Woods

HOYLAKE, England (AP) - U.S. captain Tom Watson had been looking forward to seeing Tiger Woods at theBritish Open to "tell him my feelings about him direct" about the Ryder Cup.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Germany basks in 4th title after 24-year wait

BERLIN (AP) - It's been a long wait, and now Germany is basking in its fourth World Cup title.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


3 lead men’s public links at 66

NEWTON, Kansas (AP) - Garrett Rank, Michael Colgate and Zane Thomas opened with 5-under-par 66s Monday for the first-round lead at the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Gatlin extends unbeaten streak in 100 meters

LINZ, Austria (AP) - Justin Gatlin stretched his season's unbeaten streak in the 100 meters to 10 races by trashing the 20-year-old best mark of the Gugl Games on Monday.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Dominant pitching taking center stage in Midsummer Classic

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Mike Matheny had quite the choice for the National League's All-Star starter.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Thompson, Cousins part of US roster

The Associated Press

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Family believes Stewart lost his temper in crash

The Associated Press

August 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Goodson gives Quakes win over Colorado

SAN JOSE (AP) - Clarence Goodson scored on a header early in the second half and the San Jose Earthquakes ended a six-game winless streak with ...

August 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Athletics lose to Orioles in 13 innings

BALTIMORE (AP) - In a disappointing season filled with frustrating defeats, the Oakland Athletics added one more lamentable loss to the ledger.

August 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


A 63, a Spieth rally and a storm delay at PGA Championship

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) - The second round of the PGA Championship offered a little bit of everything Friday.

August 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Farrell says he has ‘highly curable’ cancer

BOSTON (AP) - Fighting back tears, Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell said Friday that he had a "highly curable" form of cancer and has taken ...

August 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Giants get in the mix for Phillies’ Chase Utley

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants got into the mix for Chase Utley, making a trade offer to the Philadelphia Phillies after the second ...

August 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Gray’s back improves, hopes to start Monday

BALTIMORE (AP) - Athletics pitcher Sonny Gray could return from a nagging back injury as soon as Monday.

August 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NFL to players: no fighting

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The NFL warned teams about fighting during games in response to inter- and intra-team altercations that have erupted in training camp, including ...

August 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Serena Williams sweeps way into Toronto semifinals

TORONTO (AP) - Top-ranked Serena Williams advanced to the Rogers Cup semifinals Friday night, beating Italy's Roberta Vinci 6-4, 6-3.

August 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic beats Gulbis in Montreal

MONTREAL (AP) - Top-ranked Novak Djokovic survived two match points and rallied to beat Latvia's Ernests Gulbis 5-7, 7-6 (7), 6-1 on Friday night in ...

August 14, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Without mentioning Geno Smith, Enemkpali says he’s sorry

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) - Without mentioning New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith - the player he sucker punched - by name, linebacker Ikemefuna Enemkpali said he's ...

August 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Settlement discussions in NFL ‘Deflategate’ case continue

NEW YORK (AP) - For a second day Thursday, lawyers for the NFL and its players' union met separately with a federal judge to try to ...

August 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cotto, Alvarez finalize Nov. 21 bout in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Miguel Cotto and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez agreed Thursday to fight Nov. 21 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.

August 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Bowman nearing return to 49ers

SANTA CLARA (AP) - In a trying offseason for the San Francisco 49ers that featured a number of key losses, one star player's comeback is ...

August 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Baseball retains search firm to help prepare candidates

CHICAGO (AP) - Major League Baseball wants to help the top contenders for openings in baseball operations, especially women and minorities.

August 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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