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Pro sports more gay-friendly as NFL, other athletes speak out

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - NFL punters are only seen on fourth down and heard from less than that. But with Minnesota voters weighing whether to ban gay marriage this fall, Vikings punter Chris Kluwe has emerged as a high-profile gay rights champion - and a symbol of changing attitudes toward homosexuality in the sports world.

September 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


National League capsules

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jon Jay hit a go-ahead RBI double during a three-run 12th inning and the St. Louis Cardinals split of a four-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, beating them 5-2 on Sunday and regaining undisputed possession of the second NL wild card spot.

September 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


American League capsules

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Matt Wieters hit two solo home runs and Endy Chavez had four hits to help the Baltimore Orioles beat the Oakland Athletics 9-5 on Sunday and remain within a game of the New York Yankees in the AL East.

September 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Reds to host Angels in 1st interleague opener

LOS ANGELES (AP) - One of baseball's traditional home openers will have an innovative twist next season.

September 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Keselowski takes Chase opener, points lead

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) - Brad Keselowski began the season with a bit of goofiness, posting on Twitter during a red-flag stoppage at the Daytona 500.

September 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Shin wins Women’s British Open by 9 shots

HOYLAKE, England (AP) - Jiyai Shin avoided mistakes in miserable weather conditions Sunday to cruise to a record nine-stroke victory in the Women's British Open.

September 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Williams, Washington win 2nd straight WTT title

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Venus Williams helped Washington catch up, then beat Coco Vandeweghe in a last-game tiebreaker as the Kastles completed their second straight undefeated championship WTT season with a 20-19 victory over Sacramento on Sunday.

September 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


No progress as Day 1 of NHL lockout comes

NEW YORK (AP) - Die-hard hockey fans might need to invest in some classic NHL games on DVD.

September 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Wondolowski, Gordon lead Earthquakes over Chivas

CARSON (AP) - Chris Wondolowski scored on a penalty kick in the first half and Alan Gordon added a goal in the second to lead the San Jose Earthquakes over Chivas USA 2-0 Saturday night.

September 17, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Gore looking for another good performance vs Lions

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers are benefiting from the stellar start of running backs Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter.

September 15, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Wisniewski to start at center for Raiders

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland center Stefen Wisniewski has no doubt that running the ball early and effectively is critical if the Raiders are to avoid going 0-2 for the first time since 2007.

September 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Cespedes delivers home run with sore right wrist

OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics hardly needed any additional motivation for this key September series with playoff implications. Then injured pitcher Brandon McCarthy showed up in the clubhouse before the game.

September 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Egan-Jones cuts US debt rating to AA- from AA

NEW YORK (AP) - Egan-Jones, an independent credit-research firm, downgraded its rating on U.S. government debt to AA- from AA on Friday, citing the Federal Reserve's plans to try to stimulate the economy.

September 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


Raiders Cap

OAKLAND (0-1) At MIAMI (0-1)

September 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


49ers try to stop another top passer in Stafford when they face Lions

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The overwhelming consensus on San Francisco's elite defense is that Calvin Johnson is the best wide receiver the 49ers will face. And perhaps the best there is, period.

September 14, 2012 | | Pro Sports


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Additions made to All-Star teams

NEW YORK (AP) - Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Sale and Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo were voted by fans onto the rosters for Tuesday's All-Star game, and Los Angeles Angels shortstop Erick Aybar will replace Kansas City outfielder Alex Gordon.

July 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


All-Star catcher Molina out 8-12 weeks

ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis Cardinals All-Star catcher Yadier Molina will undergo surgery Friday to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb and could miss the rest of the season.

July 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Despite woes, Argentines united in World Cup

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Soccer has once again emerged as the patriotic touchstone that unites Argentines as they teeter on the precipice, this time threatened by a debt crisis, soaring inflation and the scandal-plagued end to a 12-year political dynasty that has polarized the nation.

July 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Once again, World Cup gloom for Netherlands

SAO PAULO (AP) - Another World Cup, another sad story for the Netherlands.

July 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Giants spoil Hammel’s debut

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - As awful as the San Francisco Giants have played for most of the last month, they are back in an enviable position: first place in the NL West.

July 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Argentina reaches World Cup final after PK shootout

SAO PAULO (AP) - The World Cup's second semifinal was supposed to put the silky skills of Lionel Messi and Arjen Robben in the spotlight. Instead, a goalkeeper and two rock-solid defenses stole the show.

July 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


LeBron meets with Riley

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Pat Riley made his pitch. And now, LeBron James wants time to think.

July 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Kobe would welcome Scott, ’Melo

SANTA BARBARA (AP) - Kobe Bryant feels great, would welcome Byron Scott as coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, would love to play alongside free agent Carmelo Anthony and is pleased with the moves of the team's front office so far.

July 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Yankees place Tanaka on DL

CLEVELAND (AP) - The New York Yankees' battered rotation may have suffered the most crucial loss of all.

July 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Sterling calls wife a pig after testimony

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A raging Donald Sterling denounced his wife, her lawyers and the NBA from the witness stand Wednesday, saying he will never sell the Los Angeles Clippers and vowing a lifetime of lawsuits against the league.

July 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Cavaliers clear way for James with trade

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) - The Cavaliers have cleared a path for LeBron James to return to Cleveland.

July 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Popovich agrees to extension to stay with Spurs

The Associated Press

July 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Au revoir, Froome: Tour champ drops out

ARENBERG, France (AP) - An injured wrist was just too much for Tour de France champion Chris Froome, in one of the most memorable and crash-marred stages in recent race history.

July 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Frustrations mount for Giants

OAKLAND (AP) - With 57 victories, the Oakland Athletics have their most wins ever before the All-Star break and lead the majors by a long shot. They still have five more chances to boost that number, too.

July 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Germany routs Brazil to reach World Cup final

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) - With Neymar out injured, just about everyone in Brazil knew it would be tough against Germany.

July 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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