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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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Rowdy crowd greets NFL execs

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A loud and often rowdy crowd greeted NFL executives Tuesday as St. Louis Rams fans at a public hearing made their case ...

October 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Houston Texans release QB Ryan Mallett after travel gaffe

HOUSTON (AP) - Ryan Mallett finally ran out of chances in Houston and was released by the Texans on Tuesday.

October 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Opening shock: Escobar hits inside-the-park homer off Harvey

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Alcides Escobar's drive leading off the game hit off center fielder Yoenis Cespedes' leg and kept rolling and rolling and ...

October 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie gratified by success in year 4

ALAMEDA (AP) - After enduring three years of losing as he tore down and then tried to build back up the Oakland Raiders, general manager Reggie ...

October 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Mayweather Jr. buys $3.5M Bugatti car

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Floyd Mayweather Jr. isn't one to rest in retirement, not when there are $3.5 million sports cars to buy.

October 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Volquez loses father before World Series start

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The father of Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez died Tuesday in the Dominican Republic, shortly before his son took the mound to ...

October 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports

49ers trying to keep even keel

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Tomsula likened a recent team meeting to an "Italian dining room table."

October 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports

US women earn 3rd straight world title

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) - The gap is becoming a canyon. No matter the stakes, the year or the young women with the USA patch on their ...

October 28, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Warriors coach Steve Kerr expects to return this season

OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr is still experiencing symptoms caused by complications following back surgery this summer and isn't sure when ...

October 27, 2015 | | Pro Sports

NFL: Judge’s ruling for Tom Brady was ‘unfathomable’

NEW YORK (AP) - NFL lawyers told a federal appeals court in Manhattan on Monday that it was "unfathomable" that a judge could decide to lift ...

October 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Johnson rolls over defender, Cardinals beat Ravens 26-18

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Chris Johnson rolled his way to a big play, Joe Flacco couldn't quite respond with one of his own.

October 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Don Mattingly interviews for Marlins’ managerial job

MIAMI (AP) - Don Mattingly might not be on the sideline for long.

October 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports


NEW YOUR (AP) - Kevin Durant is back in uniform, LaMarcus Aldridge is back home in Texas and the Golden State Warriors are back intact.

October 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Fearsome Foursome: Mets’ young aces take on Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Anyone arriving a little early to a New York Mets game this season has probably witnessed "The Walk."

October 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Stopping new Mr. October: Royals face ‘comfortable’ Daniel Murphy

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Daniel Murphy took a meaty cut, then motioned to the batting practice pitcher to throw one a bit outside.

October 26, 2015 | | Pro Sports

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