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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


Venus upset by Keys 3rd round of Rogers Cu

MONTREAL (AP) - Sixth-seeded Venus Williams tumbled out of the Rogers Cup in the third round Thursday night, falling 6-1, 6-7 (2), 6-3 to 10th-seeded Madison Keys in an all-American match.

July 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


US hoops golden partnership forged by ‘lunch-bucket’ guys

CHICAGO (AP) - Nearly every time coach Mike Krzyzewski and USA Basketball boss Jerry Colangelo stage a reunion in their hometown, there's plenty of backslapping, a trophy gleaming in the background and the only thing they have to protect is their cocktails. This time around, it's about safeguarding the Olympic legacy the two built over more than a decade.

July 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Jaeger shoots record 12-under 58

HAYWARD (AP) - Stephan Jaeger shot a 12-under 58 on Thursday in the Web.com Tour's Ellie Mae Classic to match the lowest score in major tour play.

July 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Lee matches British Open record

WOBURN, England (AP) - Mirim Lee shot a 10-under 62 on Thursday to match the Women's British Open record and open a three-stroke lead in the major championship at tree-lined Woburn Golf Club.

July 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Dee Gordon returns from suspension

MIAMI (AP) - Dee Gordon walked into the Miami Marlins clubhouse four hours before game time and was greeted at his locker by a three-foot-high stack of boxes - bats, gloves, shoes and more, all new.

July 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Giants trade for All-Star Nunez

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants acquired All-Star infielder Eduardo Nunez from the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night in exchange for a minor league pitcher.

July 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Jimmy Walker opens with 65 at stifling PGA

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) - A drab year for Jimmy Walker took a turn for the worse two weeks ago at the British Open, when he stayed in what was dubbed the "frat house" at Royal Troon with Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas, Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson.

July 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Arsenal tops MLS All-Stars at Avaya

SAN JOSE (AP) - Didier Drogba hardly felt like celebrating his goal given the MLS All-Stars missed multiple late scoring chances that cost them their all-star game against Premier League power Arsenal.

July 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders game in Mexico City sells out in minutes

MEXICO CITY (AP) - The NFL says the Nov. 21 Monday night game in Mexico City between the Oakland Raiders and the Houston Texans has sold out within minutes.

July 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Vegas stadium backers aim for 2 finalist sites

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Developers who want to build a domed stadium for the Oakland Raiders in Las Vegas vowed to zero in on two potential sites within the next month as they face a tight timeline to lock in a real estate deal, government approvals and the NFL's blessing.

July 28, 2016 | MICHELLE RINDELS | Pro Sports


Putin slams discrimination as banned athletes join send-off

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin hit out at "discrimination" against the country's banned track and field athletes at a Kremlin send-off ceremony Wednesday for its depleted Olympic team.

July 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


US women’s hoops beat France

NEWARK, Del. (AP) - Elena Delle Donne had dreamed of playing basketball in the Olympics since she was little.

July 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Jets, QB Ryan Fitzpatrick agree to 1-year deal

NEW YORK (AP) - Fitz Magic has returned and - voila! - the New York Jets are heading into training camp with their starting quarterback under contract.

July 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Patriots report, prepare for 4 games without Brady

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick acknowledged on Wednesday that Jimmy Garoppolo will have to start the first four games of the season at quarterback and said the top priority of training camp would be to get the former backup ready.

July 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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New York team wins Little League World Series title

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - As Ryan Harlost stepped to the mound on Sunday, he took it all in.

August 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Fowler plays his way off Ryder team

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) - Rickie Fowler lost the lead, the tournament and a guaranteed spot on the Ryder Cup team.

August 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Patrick Reed wins Barclays

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) - Patrick Reed had a crystal trophy, a clear shot at the richest payoff in golf and a spot on the Ryder ...

August 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Vikings beat Chargers 23-10 in stadium opener

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Teddy Bridgewater was sharp in his return from a sore arm, completing 12 of 16 passes for 161 yards and a touchdown in ...

August 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Larson takes advantage of late restart for 1st Cup win

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) - During the last couple laps of his first Sprint Cup victory, Kyle Larson was emotional.

August 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Finlay and Meram score, Crew beat Quakes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ethan Finlay and Justin Meram scored and the Columbus Crew beat the San Jose Earthquakes 2-0 on Saturday night.

August 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Jutanugarn wins fifth LPGA title

PRIDDIS, Alberta (AP) - Five months after giving away a major championship with a late meltdown, Ariya Jutanugarn ran away with the Canadian Pacific Women's ...

August 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Triggs earns 1st win as A’s defeat Cards

ST. LOUIS (AP) - First Stephen Vogt delivered the lineup card to the umpires. Then he connected for a three-run home run that helped the Oakland ...

August 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Giants hit 4 homers to beat Braves

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Giants combined some unexpected power at the plate with a gritty outing from Madison Bumgarner to beat the Braves and finally ...

August 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kaepernick sitting thru anthem

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Defiant, and determined to be a conduit for U.S. change, Colin Kaepernick plans to sit through the national anthem for as ...

August 28, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Samardzija overcomes shaky start, Giants beat Braves

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jeff Samardzija and two relievers combined on a seven-hitter, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Atlanta Braves 7-0 on Friday night.

August 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Weaver gets 1st big-league win as Cardinals beat A’s

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Luke Weaver didn't have any big plans to celebrate his first major league win.

August 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Patrick Reed builds a 2-shot lead at Bethpage Black

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) - Patrick Reed's place in the Ryder Cup is looking better with each round at The Barclays, and so are his ...

August 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


US Open top seeds Williams, Djokovic coming off injuries

NEW YORK (AP) - Serena Williams is "starting to feel a little better." Novak Djokovic is "getting there."

August 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Bowman excited to fill in for Earnhardt again

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) - Alex Bowman should have plenty of fans this weekend at Michigan International Speedway in his return to NASCAR Sprint Cup racing.

August 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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