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Ivy League changes rules for kickoffs

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - The Ivy League will use an experimental rule this season to move kickoffs to the 40-yard line and touchbacks to the 20-yard line in an effort to reduce concussions and further promote the safety and welfare of its student-athletes.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Valenzuela loses license bid

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Former Kentucky Derby-winning jockey Patrick Valenzuela has lost his bid to ride in California for now.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Froome extends Tour lead

FINHAUT-EMOSSON, Switzerland (AP) - Nairo Quintana was expected to celebrate Colombia's national holiday with a major offensive in the Alps that would see him close in on Tour de France leader Chris Froome.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Popovich, US basketball get head start on 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Mike Krzyzewski is working with his team when suddenly Gregg Popovich enters the gym with his own guys looking to play ball.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Potato chips helps Hammel’s cramps

CHICAGO (AP) - Jason Hammel says potato chips have helped end chronic cramping issues. Now the Chicago Cubs right-hander has enough salty snacks to last the rest of the season.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Record-setting year for draft class

NEW YORK (AP) - Major league teams have spent a record $267.95 million on signing bonuses for players drafted last month, a 7.4 percent increase from last year's final total of $249.38 million.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ortiz hits 3-run homer, Boston beats San Francisco

BOSTON (AP) - Jake Peavy showed he hasn't lost his sense of humor since his year with the Boston Red Sox.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Athletics rally from 3 down to beat Astros

OAKLAND (AP) - Marcus Semien scored from second base on Josh Reddick's two-out infield single in the 10th inning to lift the Oakland Athletics to a 4-3 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders sign cornerback Amerson to 4-year extension

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have signed cornerback David Amerson to a four-year contract extension.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Woods out of PGA as rehab continues

Tiger Woods withdrew from the PGA Championship, the first time he will go an entire year without playing a major.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Lefty chasing the other Nicklaus mark

TROON, Scotland (AP) - Tiger Woods isn't the only player chasing Jack Nicklaus in the majors.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Now or never for Quintana at Tour de France

BERN, Switzerland (AP) - As the Tour de France heads toward the Alps, Nairo Quintana and Alejandro Valverde have only a few opportunities left to try and derail Chris Froome's bid for a third title in four years.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


UFC: Brock Lesnar also failed fight-night doping test

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The UFC says heavyweight Brock Lesnar failed a second doping test in a sample taken on the night of his victory over Mark Hunt at UFC 200.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Doi and Cornet advance in BOTW Classic

STANFORD AP) - Fifth-seeded Misaki Doi and No. 7 seed Alize Cornet each needed three sets on Monday night to advance to the second round of the Bank of the West Classic.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Stephens upset, Querrey advances at Citi Open

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sam Querrey advanced despite not having his giant-slaying best. Sloane Stephens didn't have any of her best and is going home.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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Mariners bolster staff, get RHP Mike Leake from Cardinals

SEATTLE (AP) - The Mariners acquired right-hander Mike Leake from the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday for minor league infielder Rayder Ascanio as Seattle tries to ...

August 31, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Carr recalls boost 4th preseason game gave him as rookie

ALAMEDA (AP) - Derek Carr will most definitely spend Thursday night on the sideline, wearing no pads and cheering his Oakland Raiders teammates on in the ...

August 31, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Raiders sign Seth Roberts to 2-year extension

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have signed wide receiver Seth Roberts to a two-year contract extension through 2019.

August 31, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Trout, Pujols, Pennington rally Angels over A’s

ANAHEIM (AP) - Mike Trout went 4 for 4 with a homer and scored four times in his return to the lineup, Albert Pujols connected twice ...

August 31, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Wood homers and helps pitch Padres to win over Giants

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Travis Wood homered and pitched into the fifth inning, Jose Pirela also went deep and the San Diego Padres beat the San ...

August 31, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Steelers acquire Vance McDonald from 49ers

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin scouted Vance McDonald before the 2013 NFL draft and liked what he saw from the big tight end ...

August 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Padres beat Giants behind Perdomo

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Manuel Margot and Jabari Blash homered to back Luis Perdomo's six innings of solid pitching as the San Diego Padres beat ...

August 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Cron’s 2 home runs power Angels to win over Athletics

ANAHEIM (AP) - C.J. Cron hit two homers, including a three-run drive in the first inning, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Oakland Athletics ...

August 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Astros, Rangers emotional and distracted

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - A.J. Hinch conceded it was difficult to concentrate on baseball.

August 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Stanton’s 18th HR in August ties ML record

WASHINGTON (AP) - Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton has tied the major league record with his 18th home run in August, bashing his 51st of the ...

August 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Castillo’s homer leads Rawhide to win over Ports

STOCKTON (AP) - Henry Castillo hit a three-run home run in the second inning, leading the Visalia Rawhide to a 10-5 win over the Stockton Ports ...

August 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Filia, Walton lift Modesto over Lake Elsinore

MODESTO (AP) - Eric Filia homered, doubled and singled twice as the Modesto Nuts beat the Lake Elsinore Storm 4-2 on Tuesday.

August 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Raiders rookie Conley practices for 1st time since June

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders finally got their first-round draft pick on the practice field when cornerback Gareon Conley passed his physical and was taken ...

August 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Eric Dickerson signs 1-day deal to retire with the LA Rams

THOUSAND OAKS, (AP) - Eric Dickerson has signed a one-day contract to retire as a member of the Los Angeles Rams, reuniting the famous running back ...

August 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Isaiah Thomas says “I am not damaged” in ESPN interview

CLEVELAND (AP) - All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas believes he will fully recover from a right hip injury that has threatened to void his recent trade ...

August 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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