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Ivy League changes rules for kickoffs

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - The Ivy League will use an experimental rule this season to move kickoffs to the 40-yard line and touchbacks to the 20-yard line in an effort to reduce concussions and further promote the safety and welfare of its student-athletes.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Valenzuela loses license bid

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Former Kentucky Derby-winning jockey Patrick Valenzuela has lost his bid to ride in California for now.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Froome extends Tour lead

FINHAUT-EMOSSON, Switzerland (AP) - Nairo Quintana was expected to celebrate Colombia's national holiday with a major offensive in the Alps that would see him close in on Tour de France leader Chris Froome.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Popovich, US basketball get head start on 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Mike Krzyzewski is working with his team when suddenly Gregg Popovich enters the gym with his own guys looking to play ball.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Potato chips helps Hammel’s cramps

CHICAGO (AP) - Jason Hammel says potato chips have helped end chronic cramping issues. Now the Chicago Cubs right-hander has enough salty snacks to last the rest of the season.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Record-setting year for draft class

NEW YORK (AP) - Major league teams have spent a record $267.95 million on signing bonuses for players drafted last month, a 7.4 percent increase from last year's final total of $249.38 million.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ortiz hits 3-run homer, Boston beats San Francisco

BOSTON (AP) - Jake Peavy showed he hasn't lost his sense of humor since his year with the Boston Red Sox.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Athletics rally from 3 down to beat Astros

OAKLAND (AP) - Marcus Semien scored from second base on Josh Reddick's two-out infield single in the 10th inning to lift the Oakland Athletics to a 4-3 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders sign cornerback Amerson to 4-year extension

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have signed cornerback David Amerson to a four-year contract extension.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Woods out of PGA as rehab continues

Tiger Woods withdrew from the PGA Championship, the first time he will go an entire year without playing a major.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Lefty chasing the other Nicklaus mark

TROON, Scotland (AP) - Tiger Woods isn't the only player chasing Jack Nicklaus in the majors.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Now or never for Quintana at Tour de France

BERN, Switzerland (AP) - As the Tour de France heads toward the Alps, Nairo Quintana and Alejandro Valverde have only a few opportunities left to try and derail Chris Froome's bid for a third title in four years.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


UFC: Brock Lesnar also failed fight-night doping test

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The UFC says heavyweight Brock Lesnar failed a second doping test in a sample taken on the night of his victory over Mark Hunt at UFC 200.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Doi and Cornet advance in BOTW Classic

STANFORD AP) - Fifth-seeded Misaki Doi and No. 7 seed Alize Cornet each needed three sets on Monday night to advance to the second round of the Bank of the West Classic.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Stephens upset, Querrey advances at Citi Open

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sam Querrey advanced despite not having his giant-slaying best. Sloane Stephens didn't have any of her best and is going home.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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Johnson pulls off stunner over Spieth in Northern Trust

OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. (AP) - In a FedEx Cup playoff opener that felt like a heavyweight bout, Dustin Johnson delivered back-to-back blows to beat Jordan ...

August 27, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Elliott has preseason cameo before Cowboys rally by Raiders

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Ezekiel Elliott has made his preseason cameo.

August 27, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Newgarden races to 4th IndyCar win of 2017

MADISON, Ill. (AP) - Josef Newgarden bumped past Penske teammate Simon Pagenaud and drove away to his fourth IndyCar series victory of the season Saturday night ...

August 27, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Mayweather, McGregor savor fight

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Conor McGregor was drinking Irish whiskey and acting like he had won. Floyd Mayweather Jr. was reminiscing about his early days as ...

August 27, 2017 | | Pro Sports


49ers’ first-string running game struggles in preseason

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers haven't been able to get off the ground with their first-string running game.

August 26, 2017 | | Pro Sports


49ers release LB Ahmad Brooks after 8 seasons with team

SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have released outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks after eight seasons with the team.

August 26, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Mayweather, McGregor make weight for fight

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Floyd Mayweather weighed in at a trim 149 1/2 pounds Friday for his boxing showdown with Conor McGregor, who also made ...

August 26, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Raiders set for preseason peeks at key players

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - A long and eventful preseason comes down to this for the Dallas Cowboys: a handful of plays for Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott ...

August 26, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Judge KO’s class-action case from Mayweather-Pacquiao fight

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A federal judge in California knocked out a class-action lawsuit Friday that had been filed on behalf of fight fans and pay-per-view ...

August 26, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Jaguars owner says he’s open to signing Kaepernick

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan says he would be open to signing free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

August 26, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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


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