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Mother of 2 makes NFL cheerleading at age 40

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - She hadn't done splits and high kicks since her cheerleading days in high school, but 40-year-old dance instructor Kriste Lewis set a lofty goal: to try out for the New Orleans Saints cheerleading squad, known as the Saintsations.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Durant, Rousey win top athlete honors at ESPYs

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kevin Durant won two ESPY Awards, including male athlete of the year, and mixed martial arts star Ronda Rousey earned female athlete honors, becoming the first UFC fighter to claim a trophy in the biggest category at the show honoring the year's best performances Wednesday night.

July 16, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Jeter, Trout lead AL All-Stars

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation from fans and players during one more night on baseball's national stage, set the tone for the American League with a pregame speech and delivered two final All-Star hits.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Wolves, Warriors restart Love talks

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Minnesota Timberwolves and Golden State Warriors have reopened trade talks for All-Star forward Kevin Love, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lew Wolff willing to re-examine new Oakland ballpark

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Athletics owner Lew Wolff is willing to re-examine whether it would make sense to build a new ballpark at the site of Oakland Coliseum.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


British Open: a new golf course, a new Tiger Woods

HOYLAKE, England (AP) - Tiger Woods was an hour into his practice round Tuesday at the British Open when he stood on the fifth tee with a foreign object in his hand.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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


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Blackhawks draw on history, experience in Final

CHICAGO (AP) - Jonathan Toews remembers his first postseason series in 2009, and the emotions that went along with each game. These days, the playoffs are a much different experience for the captain of the Chicago Blackhawks.

June 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Carr returns to practice from finger injury

ALAMEDA (AP) - Ever since he was big enough to throw a football, Derek Carr has done just that any chance he could get.

June 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Davidson to changes number due to Curry’s popularity

DAVIDSON, N.C. (AP) - Stephen Curry is one of the most popular players in the NBA.

June 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Stanford star Morris gets his chance with US national team

STANFORD (AP) - The tattoo was his mother's idea about five years ago.

June 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Burzaco turns himself in to Italian police

MILAN (AP) - An Argentine businessman who was indicted by U.S. authorities in connection to the FIFA corruption case turned himself in to Italian police on Tuesday.

June 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Rapinoe’s goals push US past Aussies

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) - For her second goal of the night against Australia, U.S. midfielder Megan Rapinoe channeled Lionel Messi.

June 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


LeBron, Cavs recover after tying Finals

CLEVELAND (AP) - Once LeBron James tied up the NBA Finals with another one of his virtuoso postseason performances, his legs were in knots.

June 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Top 3 picks all shortstops in historic MLB Draft

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) - Shortstops were a big hit leading off the Major League Baseball draft.

June 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Cleveland believes it can end title drought

CLEVELAND (AP) - High above downtown, there's no visible evidence of a painful 51-year professional sports championship drought - the longest for any major U.S. city.

June 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Hedman helps Tampa Bay take lead against Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) - Victor Hedman had two assists for Tampa Bay while playing stout defense on Chicago's top forwards and the Lightning beat the Blackhawks 3-2 in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday night.

June 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Owners aim to capitalize on Triple Crown win

NEW YORK (AP) - American Pharoah's owners and thoroughbred racing now have a new race to run: A race to capitalize on the horse's Triple Crown victory before the excitement fades away.

June 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Serena halfway to 2015 Slam

PARIS (AP) - Serena Williams was only a few hours' removed from her second major trophy of 2015, putting her halfway to a true Grand Slam, when she expressed a wish for a particular outcome in the following day's men's final at the French Open.

June 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


US Open a homecoming for Putnam

The Associated Press

June 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


MLB honors college pitcher who donated bone marrow

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) - The best ovation of Jason Boulais' career came a month after his final pitch.

June 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


MLB to re-evaluate fan safety after Fenway accident

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) - Major League Baseball plans to re-evaluate fan safety at stadiums following the serious injury to a woman at Fenway Park last week.

June 09, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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