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Griner blossoming in WNBA after 1st year

PHOENIX (AP) - After a tough first season in the WNBA, Brittney Griner is blossoming into the player everyone thought she would be, all the while embracing her status as a role model for gay youth.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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


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Kershaw headed to 5th straight Game

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Clayton Kershaw is going to the All-Star Game in Cincinnati despite a .500 record in the first half for the NL West-leading ...

July 12, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic beats Federer for Wimbledon title

LONDON (AP) - A game away from a third Wimbledon championship and ninth Grand Slam title, Novak Djokovic sized up a 108 mph serve from none ...

July 12, 2015 | | Pro Sports


South Korea’s In Gee Chun wins US Open

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - In Gee Chun's modest goal for her first U.S. Women's Open was to enjoy every new experience.

July 12, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Spieth beats Gillis in Deere playoff

SILVIS, Ill. (AP) - Jordan Spieth made it a lot tougher on himself than it needed to be.

July 12, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Tour leader confident heading to Pyrenees

PLUMELEC, France (AP) - Race leader Chris Froome heads to the first mountain stages of the Tour de France in confident mood - and with an unexpected ...

July 12, 2015 | | Pro Sports


California Chrome is out of Arlington Million with injury

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) - California Chrome, who won the 2014 Kentucky Derby and went on to earn Horse of the Year honors, has a bruised ...

July 12, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Froome keeps out of trouble to lead Tour de France in week 1

FOUGERES, France (AP) - Staying in front has meant staying out of trouble so far for Chris Froome at the Tour de France.

July 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Spieth surges, but Thomas leads at John Deere Classic

SILVIS, Ill. (AP) - Four holes into Friday's second round, Jordan Spieth knew he was in danger of missing the cut.

July 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Royals’ Moustakas, Cardinals’ Martinez win final fan vote

NEW YORK (AP) - Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas and St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Carlos Martinez are going to the All-Star Game as winners ...

July 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Amy Yang charges to top spot

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - Amy Yang has experienced success at the U.S. Women's Open. Now, she wants the ultimate prize.

July 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Conor McGregor’s fateful moment highlights deep UFC 189 card

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Conor McGregor's boastful Irish charm and exceptional trash-talking skills have turned him into a UFC star, and his reward is a ...

July 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Clark, Bruin score as Houston beats San Jose

SAN JOSE (AP) - Will Bruin scored on a breakaway in the 81st minute and the Houston Dynamo beat the San Jose Earthquakes 2-0 on Friday ...

July 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Jeff Gordon seeks first Kentucky win in final season

SPARTA, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky Speedway gave Jeff Gordon a parting gift that would make a native of the commonwealth jealous - 24 bottles of its trademark ...

July 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Murray plays well, still loses to Federer at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) - It's not all that often that someone can play so well and still lose in straight sets.

July 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Dempsey Goal lifts US past Haiti for top finish in group

FOXBOROUGH, Massachussets (AP) - Clint Dempsey scored in the 47th minute to give the United States a 1-0 victory over Haiti in the CONCACAF Gold Cup ...

July 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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