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Tech leaders urge Silver to consider moving NBA All-Star

NEW YORK (AP) - Technology industry leaders have urged NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to move the All-Star Game out of Charlotte unless a North Carolina law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people is repealed "in very short order."

July 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports


5-time NBA champion Tim Duncan retires after 19 seasons

Tim Duncan never wanted the spotlight, only the trophies. He never wanted the endorsements, only the camaraderie. He never wanted the accolades, only the collective achievement.

July 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Different exits, same Hall of Fame future for Kobe, Duncan

First Kobe Bryant, now Tim Duncan. A two-decade chapter of NBA history has closed.

July 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Spieth skipping Olympics, latest star golfer to withdraw

TROON, Scotland (AP) - Golf waited 112 years to get back into the Olympics. The top four players in the world are waiting a bit longer.

July 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports


MLB scraps plans to play in London in 2017

SAN DIEGO (AP) - London is not calling for Major League Baseball next year.

July 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Day motivated by failure to get name on claret jug

TROON, Scotland (AP) - Jason Day is more motivated by failure than success, which helps explain how he reached No. 1 in the world.

July 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Dour games, joy for underdogs at violence-marred Euro 2016

PARIS (AP) - The Portuguese party had just begun when a message briefly flickered on the Stade de France big screen: "Merci pour tout, Michel."

July 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports


UFC sold for $4 billion, White stays on to run promotion

LOS ANGELES (AP) - In less than 16 years, the UFC has grown from a money-losing company in a widely reviled sport into a global entertainment property worth $4 billion.

July 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cubs celebrate 1st half as San Diego reminds of painful past

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Goose Gossage keeps a bottle of Weibel Vineyards champagne with "Cubs" on the label perched on a shelf in his pantry, a reminder of when Chicago arrived in San Diego needing one win to reach the 1984 World Series and wound up crushed yet again.

July 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Chris Sale, Johnny Cueto to start All-Star Game

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Chris Sale can admit it now: He was a little too in love with the strikeout.

July 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Stanton beats defending champ Frazier in Derby

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Giancarlo Stanton wore out Petco Park with a record display of power in the All-Star Home Run Derby on Monday night, peppering every landmark from the left field corner to center field.

July 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Draymond Green faces misdemeanor assault claim

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green was arrested on a charge of misdemeanor assault and battery over the weekend near the Michigan State campus, police said Monday.

July 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Newgarden earns IndyCar win in Iowa

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) - Josef Newgarden had made a habit out of finishing second at Iowa Speedway.

July 10, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Doubled up. Felix finishes 4th, no chance for Olympic double

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Allyson Felix had the star power to change the Olympic schedule.

July 10, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Penalty on Nordqvist delivers US Women’s Open to Lang

SAN MARTIN (AP) - Just when it seemed as if the U.S. Women's Open would come down to the final hole of the three-hole playoff, a rules violation changed everything and helped deliver Brittany Lang her first major title.

July 10, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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Kaepernick’s protest of ‘rogue cops’ extends to socks

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick says he has been wearing socks depicting police officers as pigs in protest of "rogue cops ...

September 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Brady plays a half in Patriots’ preseason finale

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - With a "Deflategate" suspension days away, Tom Brady played the first half in the New England Patriots' preseason finale against ...

September 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Gordon seeking more success at Darlington

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) - Jeff Gordon had long planned to be at Darlington Raceway this weekend, largely to greet fans and answer questions about his ...

September 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Choi leads LPGA Manulife Classic

CAMBRIDGE, Ontario (AP) - Chella Choi ended up on top of the LPGA Manulife Classic leaderboard Thursday at windy Whistle Bear when Belen Mozo unraveled with ...

September 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


2 cups at stake this month

NORTON, Mass. (AP) - The Ryder Cup is a month away and Phil Mickelson already has identified a big problem with the American team.

September 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Murray wins as rain pounds closed roof

NEW YORK (AP) - When heavy rain began pelting the closed roof at Arthur Ashe Stadium, Andy Murray couldn't pick up the usual sounds of ...

September 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Seahawks close exhibition season with win over Raiders

OAKLAND (AP) - Ryan Robinson returned an interception 42 yards for a touchdown to lead the Seattle Seahawks to a 23-21 victory over the Oakland Raiders ...

September 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kaepernick kneels for anthem in49ers’ win over Bolts

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Colin Kaepernick passed for 103 yards after kneeling alongside teammate Eric Reid during the national anthem before the San Francisco 49ers' 31-21 ...

September 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Giants fall after Cubs rally late

CHICAGO (AP) - It was a familiar feeling for Jeff Samardzija. He pitched before a charged crowd at Wrigley Field, and his team lost.

September 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Reid joins Kaepernick in kneel during anthem

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Colin Kaepernick and San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid kneeled during the national anthem Thursday night, continuing the quarterback's preseason protest ...

September 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Late appeal moves NFL concussion case to Supreme Court

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A last-minute appeal in the NFL concussion case, filed by the son of an all-star and civil rights activist, has sent the proposed ...

September 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


CHICAGO (AP) — Tommy La Stella wanted to share his story with teammates on the Chicago Cubs. From La

NEW YORK (AP) - NFL stars James Harrison, Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers can start the regular season without having the specter of a league investigation ...

September 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


La Stella returns to Cubs, addresses team about absence

CHICAGO (AP) - Tommy La Stella wanted to share his story with teammates on the Chicago Cubs. From La Stella's perspective, they were the only ...

September 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Indians acquire OF Coco Crisp for pennant drive from A’s

CLEVELAND (AP) - Coco Crisp's season has improved dramatically, and now the Indians hope he can upgrade theirs, too.

September 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raonic loses to qualifier Harrison at US Open

NEW YORK (AP) - The cramping became so debilitating, Milos Raonic said, he couldn't grip his racket properly.

September 01, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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