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Los Angeles vows privately financed Olympics in 2024 bid

LOS ANGELES (AP) - With 97 percent of the venues in existence or already planned by private investors, organizers of Los Angeles' bid for the 2024 Olympics are promising a prudent and responsible approach to running the games that would be entirely privately financed.

February 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


NASCAR’S new charters create puzzling payouts for drivers

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - NASCAR's new charter system was introduced as a monumental moment in auto racing - a triumphant merger between a one-time dictatorship and a group of team owners finally organized enough to demand their fair share of the financials.

February 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Nike dumps Manny Pacquiao

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Manny Pacquiao's latest disparaging comments about gays have cost him a contract with Nike.

February 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Israel’s first NBA player’s breakout season

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) - When Omri Casspi was 13, his family took him on a Bar Mitzvah trip to the United States, the highlight of which was a visit to New York City where the Israeli youngster stood in front of Madison Square Garden and boldly vowed he would one day play there.

February 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


SF’s Bochy recovering from shoulder surgery

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Madison Bumgarner approached Bruce Bochy and jokingly offered his manager a big hug after an offseason apart.

February 17, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Chris Bosh resumes taking blood thinners

MIAMI (AP) - Chris Bosh is back on blood thinners to treat a clot that formed in his leg, the second straight year the Miami Heat forward has dealt with such a situation over the All-Star break.

February 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Lee goes to Charlotte in 3-team deal

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The Charlotte Hornets acquired veteran swingman Courtney Lee from the Grizzlies in a three-team trade that will help bolster the team's perimeter shooting and defense after losing Michael Kidd-Gilchrist for the season to a shoulder injury.

February 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Pistons acquire Harris from Magic

DETROIT (AP) - With a playoff spot within reach this year, the Detroit Pistons made a trade they hope will benefit them both now and in the future.

February 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Picking Olympic roster is tough task for US men’s basketball

TORONTO (AP) - In another Olympic sport, the U.S. might be dreaming of a gold-silver-bronze medals sweep.

February 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Goodell earned $34 million in 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell earned just over $34 million for 2014, according to the league's tax filing released Tuesday.

February 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Gibbs Racing looks to stay hot, end Daytona 500 drought

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Joe Gibbs has made it perfectly clear to his drivers: Even if they win every exhibition race at Daytona International Speedway, it's the Daytona 500 that matters most.

February 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Rousey thought about suicide after loss to Holm

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ronda Rousey says she had dark thoughts including suicide after she lost her bantamweight title to Holly Holm in Australia last year, her first defeat since joining UFC.

February 16, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Chase Elliott’s Daytona pole boosts expectations even higher

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) - Bill Elliott grabbed the microphone, faced reporters and blurted out "I'm the father."

February 15, 2016 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy and Fowler set for primetime match

For the first time in more than a decade, golf is getting another prime-time exhibition. Except this one will be live - under the lights.

February 15, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Heartbreaking finish at Pebble comes with optimism for Mickelson

PEBBLE BEACH (AP) - The 5-foot birdie putt to force a playoff at Pebble Beach spun out of the left edge of the cup, and Phil Mickelson couldn't believe it. He bent over and braced himself, the left hand on his knee and the right hand on top of the putter.

February 15, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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NHL luminaries praise All-Star Game’s 3-on-3 format

LOS ANGELES (AP) - When it comes to the NHL All-Star Game, less is definitely more.

January 30, 2017 | | Pro Sports


76ers rally without Embiid to beat Kings

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Joel Embiid can rest that achy knee. The woeful-turned-wonderful Philadelphia 76ers are winning without him.

January 30, 2017 | | Pro Sports


John Lynch follows similar path to GM role as Matt Millen

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Matt Millen couldn't help but chuckle about the similarities to his own career path when John Lynch was hired as general ...

January 30, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Lynch takes unusual path from field to booth to 49ers GM

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Ever since watching John Elway step into an NFL front office in Denver and build a Super Bowl champion, John Lynch was ...

January 30, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Casino mogul Adelson pulls out of stadium deal

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson pulled out of a deal Monday to build a $1.9 billion domed stadium for the Oakland ...

January 30, 2017 | | Pro Sports


49ers make surprise hire of John Lynch as general manager

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers made a surprise hire to fill their general manager void Sunday, hiring former NFL safety and Fox television ...

January 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Federer beats Nadal in epic Aussie final round

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - So here was Roger Federer, down a break in the fifth set in a Grand Slam final. Across the net was his ...

January 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Jon Rahm breaks through via thrilling back 9 at Torrey

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Jon Rahm of Spain added his name to the burgeoning list of young stars Sunday with his big game and a big ...

January 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Brittany Lincicome captures LPGA Tour opener in playoff

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) - Brittany Lincicome won the LPGA Tour's season-opening Pure Silk Bahamas Classic on Sunday in wind and some late rain, beating ...

January 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Bergsma unbeatable in women’s 1000 at Worlds speedskating

BERLIN (AP) - American skater Heather Bergsma claimed her fifth win from five in the women's 1000, while Ruslan Murashov won the second men's ...

January 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Gut crashes; Shiffrin ecstatic in 4th; Vonn content in 12th

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) - Lara Gut crashed, Mikaela Shiffrin was ecstatic after finishing fourth, while Lindsey Vonn was just happy to make it down ...

January 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Japan’s Watanabe sets world record

TOKYO (AP) - Japan teenager Ippei Watanabe set a world record in the men's 200-meter breaststroke with a time of 2 minutes, 06.67 seconds.

January 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


AFC holds on to defeat NFC 20-13 in Pro Bowl

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Andy Dalton completed 10 of 12 passes for 100 yards and engineered two scoring drives to help lead the AFC to a ...

January 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Curry out, but Warriors hold off Blazers behind Durant

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Kevin Durant had 33 points and 10 rebounds, and the Golden State Warriors overcame Stephen Curry's absence to hold off the ...

January 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Taylor-made move lands brothers, Jeff Gordon win

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - He's one of the top racers in America, and almost always overlooked, even on the day the boldest move of ...

January 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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