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CFP moving New Year’s Eve games

The College Football Playoff has abandoned a plan to play most of its semifinals on New Year's Eves after television ratings tumbled last year, moving the dates of future games to ensure they will be played either on a weekend or a holiday.

July 28, 2016 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Venus upset by Keys 3rd round of Rogers Cu

MONTREAL (AP) - Sixth-seeded Venus Williams tumbled out of the Rogers Cup in the third round Thursday night, falling 6-1, 6-7 (2), 6-3 to 10th-seeded Madison Keys in an all-American match.

July 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


US hoops golden partnership forged by ‘lunch-bucket’ guys

CHICAGO (AP) - Nearly every time coach Mike Krzyzewski and USA Basketball boss Jerry Colangelo stage a reunion in their hometown, there's plenty of backslapping, a trophy gleaming in the background and the only thing they have to protect is their cocktails. This time around, it's about safeguarding the Olympic legacy the two built over more than a decade.

July 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Jaeger shoots record 12-under 58

HAYWARD (AP) - Stephan Jaeger shot a 12-under 58 on Thursday in the Web.com Tour's Ellie Mae Classic to match the lowest score in major tour play.

July 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Lee matches British Open record

WOBURN, England (AP) - Mirim Lee shot a 10-under 62 on Thursday to match the Women's British Open record and open a three-stroke lead in the major championship at tree-lined Woburn Golf Club.

July 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Dee Gordon returns from suspension

MIAMI (AP) - Dee Gordon walked into the Miami Marlins clubhouse four hours before game time and was greeted at his locker by a three-foot-high stack of boxes - bats, gloves, shoes and more, all new.

July 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Giants trade for All-Star Nunez

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants acquired All-Star infielder Eduardo Nunez from the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night in exchange for a minor league pitcher.

July 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Jimmy Walker opens with 65 at stifling PGA

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) - A drab year for Jimmy Walker took a turn for the worse two weeks ago at the British Open, when he stayed in what was dubbed the "frat house" at Royal Troon with Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas, Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson.

July 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Arsenal tops MLS All-Stars at Avaya

SAN JOSE (AP) - Didier Drogba hardly felt like celebrating his goal given the MLS All-Stars missed multiple late scoring chances that cost them their all-star game against Premier League power Arsenal.

July 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders game in Mexico City sells out in minutes

MEXICO CITY (AP) - The NFL says the Nov. 21 Monday night game in Mexico City between the Oakland Raiders and the Houston Texans has sold out within minutes.

July 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Vegas stadium backers aim for 2 finalist sites

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Developers who want to build a domed stadium for the Oakland Raiders in Las Vegas vowed to zero in on two potential sites within the next month as they face a tight timeline to lock in a real estate deal, government approvals and the NFL's blessing.

July 28, 2016 | MICHELLE RINDELS | Pro Sports


Putin slams discrimination as banned athletes join send-off

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin hit out at "discrimination" against the country's banned track and field athletes at a Kremlin send-off ceremony Wednesday for its depleted Olympic team.

July 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


US women’s hoops beat France

NEWARK, Del. (AP) - Elena Delle Donne had dreamed of playing basketball in the Olympics since she was little.

July 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Jets, QB Ryan Fitzpatrick agree to 1-year deal

NEW YORK (AP) - Fitz Magic has returned and - voila! - the New York Jets are heading into training camp with their starting quarterback under contract.

July 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Patriots report, prepare for 4 games without Brady

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick acknowledged on Wednesday that Jimmy Garoppolo will have to start the first four games of the season at quarterback and said the top priority of training camp would be to get the former backup ready.

July 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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Graveman goes 7 but A’s offense sputters in loss

HOUSTON (AP) - Kendall Graveman gave the Oakland Athletics another solid outing Tuesday night.

August 31, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Indians, Athletics agree to trade Coco Crisp

CLEVELAND (AP) - Coco Crisp is headed back to his first baseball home.

August 31, 2016 | | Pro Sports


D’backs beat Cueto and Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Even when he lacks his best stuff, Diamondbacks ace Zack Greinke usually has enough to beat the Giants.

August 30, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kap taking stand by sitting

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - From the White House to San Francisco police union headquarters, Colin Kaepernick's name came up Monday as his decision to sit ...

August 30, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Manaea injured again in A’s loss to Astros

HOUSTON (AP) - Sean Manaea left in the fourth inning with another injury, and things went downhill after that for the Oakland Athletics.

August 30, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Earthquakes fire longtime GM Doyle

SAN JOSE (AP) - The San Jose Earthquakes fired longtime general manager John Doyle on Monday, replacing him with technical director Chris Leitch on an interim ...

August 30, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders look to shore up run defense before start of season

ALAMEDA (AP) - After watching DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry run through his first-team defense with relative ease during the third exhibition game, Oakland Raiders coach ...

August 30, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Love has many choices for Ryder squad

NEW YORK (AP) - Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III has four weeks to find four players to fill out his U.S. team, and there ...

August 30, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic overcomes ailing arm

NEW YORK (AP) - Novak Djokovic double-faulted, then shook his right arm and grimaced.

August 30, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Vinci wins in US Open return

NEW YORK (AP) - A couple of days before she returned to the site of her stunning upset of Serena Williams at the 2015 U.S ...

August 30, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Larson cherishes long-awaited victory

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Kyle Larson first took off his steering wheel and hung it out the window as he did celebratory burnouts. Then he ...

August 30, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Broncos name Siemian as starting quarterback

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Trevor Siemian couldn't be rattled.

August 30, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Chargers sign rookie Joey Bosa to 4-year deal

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Defensive end Joey Bosa ended his monthlong holdout Monday when he signed a four-year contract with the San Diego Chargers.

August 30, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cardinals CB questions amplified by loss of Jenkins

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - The Arizona Cardinals lost another preseason game, but more significantly, lost one of the three players who were vying to start at ...

August 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Mariota, Carr both sharp in Titans’ win over Raiders

OAKLAND (AP) - Marcus Mariota and Derek Carr look ready for the season to start after a successful preseason dress rehearsal.

August 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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