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Froome crashes but keeps yellow

SAINT-GERVAIS-LES-BAINS, France (AP) - If Chris Froome wins the Tour de France on Sunday, it won't have been an easy ride to the Champs Elysees.

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Venus Williams reaches semifinals

STANFORD (AP) - Top-seeded Venus Williams reached the Bank of the West Classic semifinals, beating 17-year-old wild-card entry CiCi Bellis 6-4, 6-1 in an all-American match Friday night.

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Ken Griffey Jr and Mike Piazza set to enter Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - When they were drafted nearly three decades ago, one was on everybody's baseball radar, the other a blip at best, picked almost as an afterthought in the final round thanks to a recommendation by an important family friend.

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


IAAF upholds ban for Russian track team

LONDON (AP) - Now that Russian track and field athletes have failed in their effort to have their Olympic ban overturned, it's up to the IOC to decide whether to kick the entire Russian team out of the games that begin in Rio de Janeiro in 15 days.

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


WNBA fines 3 teams, players for shirts

NEW YORK (AP) - Social activism is coming at a cost for WNBA players.

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


NBA moving 2017 All-Star game

The NBA is moving the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte because of its objections to a North Carolina law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people.

July 22, 2016 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Cibulkova advances at Stanford

STANFORD (AP) - Second-seeded Dominika Cibulkova beat Urszula Radwanska 7-6 (3), 6-3 on Thursday to advance to the Bank of the West Classic quarterfinals.

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Froome widens gap in Tour de France

MEGEVE, France (AP) - Take it from cycling great Eddy Merckx: nobody can beat Chris Froome in this Tour de France.

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Johnson co-leads Canadian Open

OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) - Dustin Johnson made a 10-foot eagle putt on the par-5 18th hole Thursday for a 6-under 66 and a share of the Canadian Open lead with Luke List.

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Stars ready to tee off in Tahoe

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Leave it to Charles Barkley to capsulize the challenges he and others will face atop the Sierra this weekend trying to keep their golf balls in the fairway, away from the galleries and out of the water during the 27th annual American Century Celebrity Golf Championship at Lake Tahoe.

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Gray struggles again A’s fall to Rays

OAKLAND (AP) - Sonny Gray hoped he had turned a corner when he snapped a long losing streak in his first start after the All-Star break. His second start after the break put him right back where he was in a frustrating first half.

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Green case could be resolved before Rio

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - An attorney for Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green says a misdemeanor assault-and-battery charge from a confrontation near the Michigan State campus could be resolved before the U.S. basketball team competes in the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


49ers have QB competition with Kap, Gabbert

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Colin Kaepernick is back following three surgeries and last season's benching, determined and ready to prove himself as a starting quarterback again. Blaine Gabbert insists he is prepared to keep the San Francisco job going into this season.

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Rising Raiders have high expectations

ALAMEDA (AP) - After 13 straight seasons without a winning record, playoff berth or even much hope most years, the Oakland Raiders head into training camp this year with an unfamiliar burden: expectations.

July 22, 2016 | | Pro Sports


QB questions the last thing teams need in training camp

One of the last things an NFL team needs when it enters training camp is uncertainty at quarterback. They all want an Aaron Rodgers, Eli Manning or Cam Newton behind center.

July 20, 2016 | BARRY WILNER | Pro Sports


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Jamaica scores early, holds off Canada

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Jamaica got an early goal from Shaun Francis and led the rest of the way, holding off Canada 2-1 in the quarterfinals ...

July 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Freeze resigns as Ole Miss football coach

Mississippi football coach Hugh Freeze resigned Thursday after university officials found a "pattern of personal misconduct" that started with the school's investigation into a ...

July 21, 2017 | The Associated Press | Pro Sports


Froome has one hand on Tour win No. 4

COL D'IZOARD, France (AP) - On the highest mountain-top finish of the 104th Tour de France, in a rocky moonscape where the air thins, only ...

July 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Alex Bowman to replace Earnhardt Jr.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Dale Earnhardt Jr. got the replacement he wanted. Alex Bowman got his dream job.

July 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


An All-American start to the British Open

SOUTHPORT, England (AP) - The wind off the Irish Sea pushed away the rain clouds and bathed Royal Birkdale in sunshine, Stars and Stripes.

July 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Biting criticism for El Salvador players for gnawing on US

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Pushing and shoving? Of course. Pinching? Borderline. But biting? Retired stars Landon Donovan, Alexi Lalas and Steve McManaman said lengthy suspensions are needed ...

July 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Pizarro’s goal gives Mexico win over Honduras

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - A goal by Rodolfo Pizarro just over three minutes into the game was all the offense Mexico could muster but it was ...

July 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Bumgarner loses in first home start since April

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - It used to be a Madison Bumgarner start meant the San Francisco Giants almost assuredly would find the win column.

July 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Sandoval to sign minor league deal with Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Brandon Belt expects Panda-monium in San Francisco once more.

July 21, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Martinez hurts hand in D’backs debut

CINCINNATI (AP) - J.D. Martinez bruised his left hand while striking out Wednesday night, forcing him out of his debut with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

July 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Recent additions embolden Yankees

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The New York Yankees have ignited their playoff drive with a bold trade.

July 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Crawford picks Timberwolves over Cavs, Warriors

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - At 37 years old and having never played in the NBA Finals, Jamal Crawford certainly could have gone ring chasing when he received ...

July 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Griffin says decision to remain with Clippers is a “no-brainer”

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Blake Griffin was back in his usual place, front and center on a Clippers stage.

July 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Godoy’s own goal gives Costa Rica win over Panama

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Anibal Godoy headed David Guzman's free kick into his own net in the 77th minute, giving Costa Rica a 1-0 victory over ...

July 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


Mexico coach Osorio says clubs blocked top players

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio says he was denied top players for the CONCACAF Gold Cup's knockout rounds because "our bosses ...

July 20, 2017 | | Pro Sports


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