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All-Star game played under drug cloud

NEW YORK (AP) - Chris Davis knows power surges lead to suspicion in the 21st century. The debate has even trickled down to clubhouse banter.

July 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Union says drug bans likely not served this year

NEW YORK (AP) - The baseball players' association says any suspensions resulting from the sport's latest drug investigation likely won't be served until next year if the discipline is challenged before an arbitrator.

July 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Reds, Giants set for July 23 doubleheader in SF

CINCINNATI (AP) - The Cincinnati Reds will wear home uniforms and bat last, if needed, in the first game of a July 23 doubleheader at San Francisco.

July 17, 2013 | | Pro Sports


49ers sign punter, kicker Schmidt to 3-year deal

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have signed undrafted punter and kickoff specialist Colton Schmidt to a three-year contract.

July 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Cespedes steals show from All-Stars, wins HR Derby

NEW YORK (AP) - The Home Run Derby champion didn't even make the All-Star team.

July 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Boys of summer: Young phenoms hit All-Star game

NEW YORK (AP) - Flip on any highlight show and you're almost sure to see them, with those peach-fuzz faces and boyish features beneath their big league caps.

July 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Sir Nick can't resist another shot at Muirfield

GULLANE, Scotland (AP) - If given the option, Nick Faldo would prefer not to be standing over a putt to win the British Open.

July 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Real Madrid tops Forbes' most valuable teams list

NEW YORK (AP) - Real Madrid tops Forbes' list of 50 most valuable sports teams, with Manchester United and Barcelona holding the next two spots.

July 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Froome looks unbeatable in Tour de France quest

ENTRECHAUX, France (AP) - There appears to be little to stop Chris Froome from reaching the Champs-Elysees on Sunday in the yellow jersey and becoming the second straight British cyclist to win the Tour de France.

July 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Henry, Keane selected by MLS to play Roma

NEW YORK (AP) - The Major League Soccer team that will face Roma in the league's All-Star game will have an international flavor.

July 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Italian police raid Jamaican sprinters' hotel

ROME (AP) - Italian police confiscated unidentified substances Monday in a raid on the hotel where Jamaican sprinters Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson were staying after each tested positive for banned stimulants.

July 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


World Peace says he'll sign with Knicks

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Metta World Peace is coming home to play for the New York Knicks.

July 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


MLB OKs sex orientation harass policy

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Major League Baseball says it will bolster its policies against harassment and discrimination based on sexual orientation, according to a new agreement provided to The Associated Press on Monday.

July 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Selig insists 'This sport is cleaner than ever'

NEW YORK (AP) - With his staff pursuing yet another investigation into performance-enhancing drugs, Commissioner Bud Selig defended baseball's drug-testing program on the eve of the All-Star game and insisted "this sport is cleaner than it's ever been."

July 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Harvey to start All-Star game; Rivera to finish?

NEW YORK (AP) - The first and last pitch of the All-Star game could well be "New York, New York."

July 16, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Sparano meets with Raiders before bye

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders interim coach Tony Sparano met with his players for the first time since replacing the fired Dennis Allen, then sent them off for a four-day weekend.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Back where he started

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Alex Smith arrived in San Francisco with the pressure of being the No. 1 overall draft pick. He got called a draft bust, then turned the tide to win back those same fans who had booed him out of Candlestick Park.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Packers heavy favorites tonight

You might say the Minnesota Vikings are pondering a quarterbacking dilemma.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Extra innings boost audience for AL wild-card game

ATLANTA (AP) - Extra innings boosted viewership for the American League wild-card game.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s move on after stumbling to finish

OAKLAND (AP) - Support his big moves or not, Billy Beane made one thing perfectly clear: The Oakland Athletics' season probably would have ended sooner without Jon Lester a part of it.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Trout makes playoff debut when Angels host Royals

ANAHEIM (AP) - Mike Trout asked Albert Pujols for advice on his playoff debut before the Los Angeles Angels stepped into the October spotlight, and the veteran slugger with two World Series rings had some simple guidance for baseball's best young player.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tigers hope starters can outdo Orioles bullpen

BALTIMORE (AP) - The Detroit Tigers' starting pitchers in the first three games of the AL Division Series have a combined 329 wins, three Cy Young Awards and 35 games of postseason experience.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rookie managers Williams, Ausmus reach postseason

WASHINGTON (AP) - Matt Williams was in his 18th game as a major league manager, still learning on the job, when he went with his gut.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Royal pain: A’s lose in 12th inning

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Royals had waited 29 years to reach the postseason. They weren't going down without a fight.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Volquez looks to continue revival against Giants

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Edinson Volquez's renaissance began with a simple game of catch.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Raiders make Tony Sparano interim coach

ALAMEDA (AP) - Reggie McKenzie believes he put together a roster capable of competing for a playoff spot. When that roster got off to an 0-4 start and wasn't even competitive in two games, the Oakland Raiders general manager decided he needed to fire coach Dennis Allen.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Training camp essential for NBA’s new head coaches

OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers made an impromptu visit to Steve Kerr's office last week and couldn't stop staring at the walls.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wilhoite filling the injury void at linebacker

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Michael Wilhoite knows he had important shoes to fill whenever he takes the field.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Angels’ Hamilton says he’s OK for playoffs

ANAHEIM (AP) Los Angeles Angels slugger Josh Hamilton says he's feeling better and is ready for the playoffs later this week.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


NFL says Abdullah should not have been penalized

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The NFL said Tuesday that Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct when he dropped to his knees in prayer after an interception.

October 01, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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