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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


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


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Greinke to start for NL, Keuchel for AL

CINCINNATI (AP) - Picked to start the All-Star Game for the National League, Zack Greinke wasn't sure he wanted his wife to make the trek ...

July 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Middle relievers getting their due at All-Star Game

CINCINNATI (AP) - Darren O'Day can count his career saves on the fingers of both hands - only 10 digits needed to sum up his eight ...

July 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Don’t forget the old guys at the All-Star Game

CINCINNATI (AP) - A.J. Burnett sat at his table during the National League media session Monday wearing a white T-shirt that showed off his tattooed ...

July 13, 2015 | | Pro Sports


A’s Gray dominates Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) - With Sonny Gray at the top of his game, the Cleveland Indians were going to have a tough time on Sunday.

July 12, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Susac, Heston help Giants sweep Phillies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants, after being hampered by injuries and inconsistencies for months, are suddenly looking awfully healthy heading into the All-Star ...

July 12, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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


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