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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


Watson keeping tabs on Woods

HOYLAKE, England (AP) - U.S. captain Tom Watson had been looking forward to seeing Tiger Woods at theBritish Open to "tell him my feelings about him direct" about the Ryder Cup.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Germany basks in 4th title after 24-year wait

BERLIN (AP) - It's been a long wait, and now Germany is basking in its fourth World Cup title.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


3 lead men’s public links at 66

NEWTON, Kansas (AP) - Garrett Rank, Michael Colgate and Zane Thomas opened with 5-under-par 66s Monday for the first-round lead at the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Gatlin extends unbeaten streak in 100 meters

LINZ, Austria (AP) - Justin Gatlin stretched his season's unbeaten streak in the 100 meters to 10 races by trashing the 20-year-old best mark of the Gugl Games on Monday.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Dominant pitching taking center stage in Midsummer Classic

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Mike Matheny had quite the choice for the National League's All-Star starter.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Dodgers place Kendrick on DL

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed second baseman Howie Kendrick on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained left hamstring and ...

August 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Red Sox closer Uehara out for season

BOSTON (AP) - Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara will miss the rest of the season with a broken right wrist.

August 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Blue Jays take momentum into series with Oakland A’s

TORONTO (AP) - When Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor felt the energy inside Rogers Centre during David Price's debut for the Toronto Blue Jays, it ...

August 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Los Angeles proposes $4.1B budget for 2024

LOS ANGELES (AP) - If the city of Los Angeles becomes the U.S. candidate for the 2024 Olympics after Boston's recent drop from contention ...

August 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy declares himself to be 100 percent for PGA

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) - Rory McIlroy says he's 100 percent and his game appears to be in order.

August 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Gordon’s farewell tour hits snag at Watkins Glen

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Perhaps Jeff Gordon should have known what was to come this season, his final as a NASCAR driver, when he crashed on ...

August 11, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Chargers slam San Diego’s latest stadium proposal

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The city and county's updated plans for a new $1.1 billion stadium were immediately trashed by the Chargers, making it ...

August 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Houston Dynamo defeat Quakes

HOUSTON (AP) - Alex scored in the 77th minute and the Houston Dynamo outlasted the short-handed San Jose Earthquakes 2-1 on Saturday night.

August 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kerber outlasts hard-hitting Pliskova

STANFORD (AP) - Angelique Kerber pushed away any post-match fatigue or tired legs and relished yet another championship.

August 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Spieth closes with 66 in final round before PGA

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - If the rest of the year is any indication, Jordan Spieth is trending in the right direction heading to the final major ...

August 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


1985: Kevin Wentworth leads NorCal golf team at Junior Cup

Thirty years ago, on August 7, 1985, the Northern California team, led by the solid play of Manteca's Kevin Wentworth, tied for top honors ...

August 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Pro Football Hall of Famer Frank Gifford passes away

NEW YORK (AP) - From the football field to the broadcast booth, Frank Gifford was a star. And a winner.

August 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Fan hits NY player throwing back ball

NEW YORK (AP) - A teenage fan at Yankee Stadium showed off quite an arm Sunday - at the expense of All-Star outfielder Brett Gardner.

August 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Valencia powers A’s to win over Astros

OAKLAND (AP) - His new teammates can only shake their heads. Danny Valencia, acquired off waivers a week ago, continues to impress.

August 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Giants shut down by Arrieta in loss

CHICAGO (AP) - Buster Posey and the San Francisco Giants capped a rough road trip with a difficult weekend in Chicago.

August 10, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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