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US beats Spain in men’s basketball, will play for gold

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Gone was the all-offense, all-action play that turned the last two gold-medal games into classics.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


US beats Italy for gold in women’s water polo

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Ashleigh Johnson and KK Clark joined a couple of Brazilian dancers for a samba lesson. Maggie Steffens grabbed an American flag for the party on the pool deck. One by one, the players draped their gold medals around the neck of grieving coach Adam Krikorian.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ramirez-Stevenson Olympic final could be boxing classic

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The two most successful nations in Olympic boxing history somehow haven't faced each other with a gold medal on the line in 20 years.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Volleyball classic: US men lose 5-set semifinal to Italy

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Max Holt did a little bit of everything. At the net, digging balls from just off the floor, finishing points with big, leaping swings.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Devastating loss for champion US wrestler Jordan Burroughs

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - U.S. wrestler Jordan Burroughs came to the Rio Olympics expecting to build a legacy so great he could transcend his sport.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


California prepares for season-opening trip to Australia

BERKELEY (AP) - Before California coach Sonny Dykes could even think about designing a game plan for the season opener against Hawaii, he had to devise a strategy to deal with playing a game on the other side of the world.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Howard, Zimmerman cleared of drug allegations

NEW YORK (AP) - Philadelphia's Ryan Howard and Washington's Ryan Zimmerman have been cleared by Major League Baseball of allegations they used banned performance-enhancing substances.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


NBA chooses New Orleans for 2017 All-Star Game

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans after taking the midseason event out of North Carolina because of a state law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Si Woo Kim shoots Wyndham-record 10-under 60 to take lead

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Si Woo Kim and Lucas Glover had putts for 59 on another low-scoring day in the Wyndham Championship.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


MLB may consider limits on pitching changes

HOUSTON (AP) - Limiting pitching changes, restricting defensive shifts, altering the strike zone and installing pitch clocks are among the ideas Major League Baseball may consider as it undertakes a multiyear review of the game that could include the sport's most radical changes in decades.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Steelers’ Harrison willing to talk PEDs after NFL’s deadline

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is willing to meet with the NFL to discuss an alleged link to performance-enhancing drugs - but only five days after a deadline the league has imposed while threatening him and three other players with indefinite suspensions.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


US beats France 86-67, advances to women’s basketball final

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - It's rare to see the U.S. women's basketball team struggle during the Olympics. Then again, they've had Sue Bird running the show for over a decade.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Giants place Cain on 15-day disabled list with sore back

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Giants right-hander Matt Cain has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Giants finally get some offense in win over Mets

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner had stymied the New York Mets over the years with his pitching. This time, the Giants' ace turned the tables and delivered the big blow with his bat.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


49ers QB Colin Kaepernick resumes throwing during practice

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Colin Kaepernick threw dozens of passes on the side during the 49ers' joint practice Thursday with the Denver Broncos, signaling the quarterback's return from a sore passing shoulder.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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Julian Edelman injured in Patriots’ win

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - Julian Edelman limped off the field with an injured right knee, putting a damper on strong performance from Tom Brady and ...

August 26, 2017 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy able to play, wanting to win as FedEx Cup starts

The Associated Press

August 26, 2017 | | Pro Sports


In Gee Chun leads in Canada; Brooke Henderson survives cut

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - In Gee Chun took the lead Friday in the Canadian Pacific Women's Open, and Canadian star Brooke Henderson did just enough ...

August 26, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Goldschmidt, Greinke lead D-backs past Giants

PHOENIX (AP) - Paul Goldschmidt hit a three-run home run and the Arizona Diamondbacks held on to beat the San Francisco Giants 4-3 on Friday night ...

August 26, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Davis homers twice to power Athletics past Rangers

OAKLAND (AP) - Khris Davis hit a go-ahead homer leading off the seventh after his tying solo shot in the fourth, and the Oakland Athletics beat ...

August 26, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Tigers’ Cabrera banned 7 games, Yankees’ Sanchez 4 for fight

NEW YORK (AP) - Two of baseball's biggest hitters were suspended Friday after taking some menacing swings with their fists.

August 26, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Yankees break with uniform tradition

NEW YORK (AP) - Batting cleanup and playing right field: All Rise.

August 26, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Bills McCoy says Kaepernick is too much of a distraction

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - Bills running back LeSean McCoy isn't surprised Colin Kaepernick has had difficulty finding a job. And thinks it has ...

August 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Cowboys’ Elliott likely to make preseason debut

FRISCO, Texas (AP) - Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott appears set for the only game he is expected to get until his suspension over a domestic ...

August 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Raiders expect Penn to see some action

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders Pro Bowl left tackle Donald Penn is expected to get on the field for at least a few plays this week ...

August 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


California baseball fans, players have common enemy: gulls

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Like any player, San Francisco Giants outfielder Denard Span worries about hitting nasty curveballs and losing fly balls in the sun. But ...

August 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Benches clear 3 times, 8 ejections for Tigers, Yankees

DETROIT (AP) - Detroit slugger Miguel Cabrera and Yankees catcher Austin Romine wrestled on the ground near home plate during the first of three bench-clearing incidents ...

August 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Bookies will lose millions if McGregor knocks out Mayweather

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Conor McGregor is making a lot of wise guys nervous in this gambling city.

August 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Newton perfect in preseason debut

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Cam Newton was perfect in his preseason debut.

August 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Floyd Mayweather is money, and this should be easy money

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Floyd Mayweather Jr. was a winner the day he signed the contract to come out of retirement to fight Conor McGregor in ...

August 24, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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