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Bolt brings light to a sport in peril

RIO DE JANERIO (AP) - Since he coasted to the 100-meter finish line in world-record time at the Bird's Nest eight years ago, Usain Bolt has been the smiling face of track and field. He has served as the anchorman of the Olympics - virtually the only reason any casual fan would pay attention to a sport that has orchestrated its own slow, sad, drug-infused downfall.

July 31, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Rain postpones NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) - Pocono CEO Brandon Igdalsky took refuge from the rain inside a garage stall that was being used as the site of the drivers meeting.

July 31, 2016 | | Pro Sports

4-run 7th costs A’s in loss to Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) - All it took was one bad play and one bad inning to derail the Oakland Athletics.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Raiders embrace new expectations Going into camp

NAPA (AP) - Coach Jack Del Rio walked off the field after the first training camp practice and was quickly asked about the "buzz" surrounding his Oakland Raiders team that might finally have the ingredients to end a 13-year playoff drought.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Cousins, Irving help lift US to ugly win

CHICAGO (AP) - Kyrie Irving scored 13 points, DeMarcus Cousins powered a dominant performance in the paint, and the United States pulled away from Venezuela for an ugly 80-45 exhibition victory Friday night.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports

49ers sign defensive lineman to 2-year deal

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers signed defensive lineman B.J. McBryde to a two-year deal Friday.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Mickelson makes cut, McIlroy going home

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) - Phil Mickelson walked off the first green with a disgusted look on his face, as if he'd thrown away any shot at making the cut in the PGA Championship.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Streb shoots 63 and joins Walker in lead

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) - In a major championship season of endless theater, the PGA Championship lived up to its end of the bargain Friday.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Padres starters Cashner, Rea to Marlins in 7-player deal

MIAMI (AP) - Buyers at the trade deadline for a change, the Miami Marlins believe they now have enough starting pitching to make a playoff push.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports

IOC board to review Rio final preparations

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Less than a week before the opening of the Olympics, IOC leaders will meet in Rio de Janeiro this weekend to review the final preparations for the games and deal with the fallout from the doping scandal that has led to the exclusion of more than 100 Russian athletes.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports

US women’s overwhelms Canada

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - Just after the United States routed Canada by 40 points, Geno Auriemma and his UConn greats posed for a group photo on the court.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Mirim Lee remains ahead in Women’s British Open

WOBURN, England (AP) - Mirim Lee followed her opening 10-under 62 with a 71 on Friday in the Women's British Open, leaving her a stroke ahead entering the weekend at tree-lined Woburn Golf Club.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Jeff Gordon willing to sub for Earnhardt

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) - Jeff Gordon weaved his way through a mob of fans outside the media center, all screaming for an autograph from a driver they thought would never again wear a firesuit.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Ellie Mae Classic leader follows record 58 with 65

HAYWARD (AP) - Stephan Jaeger backed up his record 12-under 58 with a 65 on Friday, giving him a five-stroke lead halfway through the Tour's Ellie Mae Classic.

July 29, 2016 | | Pro Sports

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

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McIlroy’s big East Lake pay day nets $11.53M

ATLANTA (AP) - Rory McIlroy holed two shots on the 16th hole at East Lake that made him a most unlikely FedEx Cup champion on Sunday.

September 25, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Sporting beats San Jose Quakes

SAN JOSE . (AP) - Kevin Ellis scored his first goal of the season in the 81st minute and Sporting Kansas City beat the Earthquakes 2-1 on ...

September 25, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Harvick wins at New Hampshire to advance to playoffs 2nd round

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) - Kevin Harvick has thrived as NASCAR's version of a Game 7 master, steeling his nerves and flourishing in those win-or-else ...

September 25, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Eagles remain unbeaten

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Carson Wentz threw for 301 yards and two touchdowns, a fierce defense shut down Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown and the Philadelphia Eagles ...

September 25, 2016 | | Pro Sports

NFL better served with suspensions than player fines?

NEW YORK (AP) - Hitting millionaires with fines that barely make a dent in their wallets doesn't measure up to the dents those players are ...

September 25, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Raiders tuning up porous defense

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jack Del Rio and his Raiders are busy tuning up a defense that has been as bad as their offense has been ...

September 24, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Carroll & Kelly reunite

SEATTLE (AP) - Chip Kelly and Pete Carroll overlapped for only one season as college coaches in the Pac-10. They've met only once since both ...

September 23, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Rookie Brissett, Blount lead Patriots past Texans

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Another week, another new quarterback, another win for the New England Patriots.

September 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Kelly: Kaepernick highlighting issue that needs addressing

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers coach Chip Kelly said Thursday that Colin Kaepernick's protest during the national anthem is bringing attention to an ...

September 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports

USA goes winless at World Cup

TORONTO (AP) - Left with nothing play for at the World Cup of Hockey, coach John Tortorella told his United States players to play a game ...

September 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Lombardi defends USA roster decisions

TORONTO (AP) - Dean Lombardi pounded the table and tried to explain it all.

September 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Dustin Johnson keeps right on rolling

ATLANTA (AP) - Dustin Johnson was in trouble from the start Thursday, just not for very long. The game feels easy for the U.S. Open ...

September 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Warriors’ Myers encouraged coach Kerr is healthy

OAKLAND (AP) - Bob Myers is encouraged by Golden State coach Steve Kerr's offseason progress with debilitating, post-surgery back problems that last year sidelined him ...

September 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Raiders DB recovering from concussion, expects to play

ALAMEDA (AP) - Raiders cornerback David Amerson is expected to play in Sunday's game against Tennessee, one week after suffering a mild concussion.

September 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports

Giants beat Padres to keep pace with Mets

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Fighting for a postseason berth, Jeff Samardzija and the San Francisco Giants finally figured out the pesky San Diego Padres.

September 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports

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