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Rob Manfred elected next MLB commissioner

BALTIMORE (AP) - Rob Manfred was elected baseball's 10th commissioner Thursday, winning a three-man race to succeed Bud Selig and given a mandate by the tradition-bound sport to recapture young fans and speed play in an era that has seen competition increase and attention spans shrink.

August 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Stewart sitting out Michigan after dirt-car death

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Tony Stewart will not race Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, skipping a second straight NASCAR Sprint Cup race since striking and killing a driver in a dirt-track race at a small New York track.

August 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Two lead at LPGA

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) - Lexi Thompson and South Korea's Meena Lee shot 6-under-66 on Thursday to share the first-round lead in the LPGA Championship, the fourth major championship of the season.

August 14, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Controversy, on clouds Giants’ 7-run rally

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Depending on the clubhouse, the response to the latest overturned call at home under baseball's expanded replay system was as debatable as the rule itself.

August 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Vargas twirls 3-hit shutout against A’s

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Jason Vargas tossed a three-hitter for his sixth career shutout, Omar Infante hit a two-run homer and the Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland Athletics 3-0 on Wednesday night.

August 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ Ian Williams taking steps toward return

SANTA CLARA (AP) - After three years and six NFL games, San Francisco nose tackle Ian Williams finally got his first pro start.

August 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Candidates make pitches ahead of vote

BALTIMORE (AP) - The three candidates in Major League Baseball's first contested election for a new commissioner in 46 years made presentations to the 30 teams Wednesday, a day ahead of the vote.

August 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Yu Darvish on DL with inflammation in right elbow

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Yu Darvish will miss at least a couple of starts for the Rangers because of right elbow inflammation.

August 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Woods pulls out of US Ryder Cup consideration

Tiger Woods removed himself from consideration for the Ryder Cup team Wednesday evening with a clear message that he is not healthy enough to play.

August 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Federer gets 300th Masters win in Cincy

MASON, Ohio (AP) - Roger Federer had another big moment. Those seem to happen for him a lot in Cincinnati.

August 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tottenham signs Seattle’s Yedlin to 4-year deal

TUKWILA, Washington (AP) - Seattle Sounders and U.S. national team defender DeAndre Yedlin has signed a four-year deal with Tottenham but will remain in the United States through the remainder of the Major League Soccer season.

August 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NBA busy on Christmas

NEW YORK (AP) - LeBron James will play his first game since rejoining the Cleveland Cavaliers at home Oct. 30 against New York, then return to Miami for the first time on Christmas.

August 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Report: Ward’s father says ‘no reason’ for crash

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - The father of the driver run over and killed by Tony Stewart told The Syracuse Post-Standard that "there's no reason for" the crash that led to his son's death.

August 13, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s end Royals’ win streak at 8

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Oakland Athletics' combination of Jon Lester and Josh Donaldson was too much for the Kansas City Royals.

August 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants extend game but fall in 10th inning

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gordon Beckham hit an RBI single with two outs in the 10th inning and the Chicago White Sox beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 on Tuesday night after blowing a two-run lead in the ninth.

August 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Attacks at 49ers, Angels’ stadiums raise concerns

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Brawls at the San Francisco 49ers' and Los Angeles Angels' stadiums over the weekend have left a football fan and a baseball fan hospitalized in serious condition, raising calls for increased safety at major sports venues.

October 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A Giant mistake

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants' remarkable 10-game postseason winning streak ended on one bad throw by their best pitcher.

October 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wilson leads penalty-prone Seahawks by Skins 27-17

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - How's this for a frustrating hat trick: Percy Harvin had three touchdowns called back because of penalties.

October 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders return to work under new coach

ALAMEDA (AP) - With four straight losses to open the season and the head coach having already been fired, there are plenty of negatives to dwell on for the Oakland Raiders.

October 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NFL notes

HGH testing finally begins in NFL

October 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rookies, newcomers making mark on postseason

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - One by one, the camera panned over the faces of the Kansas City Royals, who had lined up along the first-base line for introductions before Game 3 of their AL Division Series.

October 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Phelps suspended for 6 months after DUI arrest

Michael Phelps' comeback took a major hit on Monday, with USA Swimming suspending the 18-time Olympic champion for six months and forcing him to withdraw from next year's world championships.

October 07, 2014 | By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Pro Sports


NBA extends television deals with ESPN and TNT

NEW YORK (AP) - The NBA and its television partners couldn't wait to extend their contracts.

October 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bullpen fails Dodgers in 3-1 loss to Cardinals

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Los Angeles Dodgers got more than expected from Hyun-Jin Ryu. Maybe they should have let the lefty go a little deeper.

October 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bail revoked over cocaine for MLB scandal figure

MIAMI (AP) - The former owner of the clinic at the center of Major League Baseball's recent performance-enhancing drug scandal had his bail revoked Monday because of recent positive tests for cocaine use.

October 07, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Fake punt keys win

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The day began with another round of questions about the relationship between Jim Harbaugh and his players. It ended with him putting a lot of trust in them to make a big play.

October 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants know there’s no guarantee with 2-0 lead

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Giants know how realistic it is to rally in the playoffs.

October 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Orioles beat Tigers for ALDS sweep

DETROIT (AP) - A runaway title in a division of behemoths, then an unexpected sweep against a trio of Cy Young winners.

October 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Royals beat Angels for ALDS sweep

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Royals waited nearly three decades to return to the postseason. Now that they're here, they want to stick around for a while.

October 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


USA women beat Spain to win world championship

ISTANBUL (AP) - Maya Moore scored 18 points and the U.S. beat Spain 77-64 to win its second straight gold medal at the women's world championship Sunday.

October 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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