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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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Iwakuma’s gem ends AL no-hitter drought

SEATTLE (AP) - After years of waiting, the drought finally ended thanks to the Seattle Mariners' Hisashi Iwakuma.

August 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Gray misses start, A’s fall to hot Jays

TORONTO (AP) - Sonny Gray's sore back forced the Oakland A's to juggle their rotation, and cost them a chance to send their staff ...

August 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Vogelsong outduels Strasburg, Giants win

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco answered right back after Yunel Escobar hit the game's first pitch for a home run, Ryan Vogelsong settled in ...

August 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Relived Bonds moves on after case dropped

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Legally cleared at last, Barry Bonds is unconcerned with everybody else's thoughts on his career or credentials: He's a Hall ...

August 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Mowins doing play-by-play for Raiders

NAPA (AP) - Beth Mowins has spent her accomplished career as a play-by-play announcer trying to tell the story, not be it.

August 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Fishing is not for everyone

One of my greatest fishing challenges is taking someone out for the first time. It's so crucial that they catch a fish and have ...

August 13, 2015 | JAROD BALLARDO | Pro Sports


Dustin Johnson again sets pace early

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) - Rory McIlroy was nervous about his game. Jordan Spieth was frustrated with his putting.

August 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Judge puts NFL on hot seat

NEW YORK (AP) - A federal judge put the NFL on the defensive Wednesday over its four-game suspension of Tom Brady, demanding to know what evidence ...

August 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Bills claim Enemkpali from Jets

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) - Rex Ryan won't excuse linebacker Ikemefuna Enemkpali for a sucker punch that broke quarterback Geno Smith's jaw in the ...

August 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


USOC optimistic LA will bid for 2024

The Associated Press

August 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Home teams sweep for 1st time

The Associated Press

August 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Baseball owners meet in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) - No panic for Hal Steinbrenner. No overt level of concern, either.

August 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


The battle at the top with McIlroy, Spieth

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) - Rory McIlroy faces a different set of questions from the last time he played, and he had answers for most of them.

August 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Finals rematch on Christmas, more player rest ahead

The Associated Press

August 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cooper plays down exhibition debut

NAPA (AP) - Amari Cooper is willing to let other people get excited about his exhibition debut for the Oakland Raiders.

August 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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