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Drug in Sharapova doping case used by Soviet troops in 1980s

MOSCOW (AP) - The drug at the center of Maria Sharapova's doping case, regularly given to Soviet troops in the 1980s to boost their stamina while fighting in Afghanistan, is normally prescribed for medical use for periods of four to six weeks.

March 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Sharapova owns up to failed drug test but still loses sponsors

MOSCOW (AP) - Nike and other sponsors swiftly distanced themselves from Maria Sharapova on Tuesday after the world's highest-earning female athlete outed herself as a longtime user of a recently banned drug.

March 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


FIFA match agent pleads guilty to corruption charges

NEW YORK (AP) - A Florida-based soccer consultant and match agent who was once licensed by FIFA pleaded guilty to money laundering and wire fraud conspiracy in a New York City court Tuesday, admitting that he paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to secure media and marketing contracts.

March 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


‘Megatron’ shuts down after 9 years

DETROIT (AP) - Calvin Johnson, one the most spectacular receivers in NFL history, retired from the Detroit Lions on Tuesday and rekindled memories of the way superstar running back Barry Sanders quietly stepped away from football.

March 09, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Jaguars land Broncos DL Jackson

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The Jacksonville Jaguars took the first step - a huge one - in rebuilding their defense Tuesday.

March 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Sharapova awaits sanctions after failing doping test

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Maria Sharapova's tennis career and Olympic hopes are in jeopardy, and she claims it's all because she failed to click on a link in an email that would have told her to stop taking meldonium.

March 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Illinois hires Lovie Smith to coach football team

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - In a conference where Jim Harbaugh's star power and Urban Meyer's national-title pedigree dominate the news, Illinois has become an afterthought and the headlines lately have been about the coaches who've been fired or accused of misbehavior.

March 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Eagles agree to trade running back Murray to Tennessee Titans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - DeMarco Murray will be leaving Philadelphia after only one season for Tennessee in a trade the Titans hope gives them the running threat they've lacked since releasing Chris Johnson, while the Eagles rid themselves of one of the contracts signed by former coach Chip Kelly.

March 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Giants’ Peavy better in 2nd start

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - San Francisco veteran right-hander Jake Peavy pitched much better in his second start, but the Texas Rangers rallied for a 6-5 victory Monday.

March 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Vogt blasts 2 home runs for A’s

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Stephen Vogt hit a pair of home runs and drove in four and the Oakland Athletics beat a Kansas City Royals split squad 6-4 on Monday.

March 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ellis, A’s look to improve IF

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Mark Ellis sprang out of the Oakland clubhouse just as he did during his rookie season.

March 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Funny, tearful farewell for Manning

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Peyton Manning got through the weekend thanks to hundreds of texts and calls from men he played against or alongside over his unparalleled 18-year NFL career.

March 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Pavelski scores in OT and Sharks edge Flames

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - Martin Jones kept the San Jose Sharks rolling on the road.

March 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Davis scores 31, Pelicans storm back to beat Kings

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Anthony Davis and the Pelicans refuse to give up on what has been a largely disappointing, injury-riddled season.

March 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Curry is first player to make 300 3s in a single season

OAKLAND (AP) - As all the records keep piling up for Stephen Curry, he is far from ready to pick a favorite.

March 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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Federer, Nadal drawn for Wimbledon final, 11 years after 1st meeting

LONDON (AP) - Like a couple of old friends gathering for a reunion, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal could face each other in the Wimbledon final ...

June 30, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Kang zeroes in on first pro win

OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. (AP) - Danielle Kang won back-to-back majors as an amateur yet she's never cracked the winner's circle in her half-dozen years ...

June 30, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Venus Williams sued by estate of man fatally hurt in crash

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Tennis star Venus Williams is being sued by the estate of a Florida man who died after a car crash police ...

June 30, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Bumgarner has uneven outing during rehab start

SACRAMENTO (AP) - San Francisco Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner allowed four runs and seven hits over 3 2/3 innings and had an uneven outing during ...

June 30, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Kevin Durant declines to opt into contract

OAKLAND (AP) - Kevin Durant declined to opt in for the second year of his contract with Golden State and will become an unrestricted free agent ...

June 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


New flag football league brings out former NFL stars

SAN JOSE (AP) - Terrell Owens and Chad Johnson ran pass patterns with big smiles on their faces visible throughout the stadium.

June 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Correa has 2 HRs, 4 RBIs to lead Astros over A’s

HOUSTON (AP) - Carlos Correa succinctly summed up his big day which led the Houston Astros to yet another win on Thursday.

June 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Olympic medalists turn nationals into impressive speed show

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - America's swimmers were on top of the world Thursday night.

June 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Experimental Germany beats Mexico reach final

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Just how much Leon Goretzka wanted to seize his opportunity in an experimental Germany squad became clear after only eight minutes against ...

June 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Free agency in the NBA looms, adding to frenzied offseason

MIAMI (AP) - Drama is never in short supply during NBA free agency.

June 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Pacquiao keeps low profile; Horn gets louder ahead of fight

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) - Manny Pacquiao kept a low profile, apparently at the insistence of local police, leaving opponent Jeff Horn to entertain a bigger crowd ...

June 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Venus Williams at fault in fatal crash

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Tennis star Venus Williams caused a car crash earlier this month that led to the death of a passenger in another ...

June 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Lingmerth leads Quicken Loans National

POTOMAC, Md. (AP) - David Lingmerth is one of a few players in the Quicken Loans National field with any memories to draw on at TPC ...

June 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


South Korea’s Hwang could earn $786,885 if he stays in majors

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jae-Gyun Hwang would earn $786,885 if he remains on the San Francisco Giants' major league roster for the remainder of the ...

June 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


MLB umpire rescues woman

PITTSBURGH (AP) - John Tumpane can't explain why he approached the woman as she hopped over the railing of the Roberto Clemente Bridge on Wednesday ...

June 29, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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