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NCAA tweaks March Madness seeding rules

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The committee that puts together the field of 68 for the NCAA men's basketball tournament will have more flexibility to set the First Four and give No. 2 seeds more favorable matchups.

July 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


FIFA vote to be held Feb 26

ZURICH (AP) - Sepp Blatter had a good day at the office on Monday, even if a prankster tried to spoil it by showering the FIFA president with fake dollar bills at a news conference.

July 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Thrills, spills and telephone pole on Stage 16 won by Plaza

GAP, France (AP) - Two bright-yellow Tour de France arrows attached to a telephone pole were telling Geraint Thomas to veer sharp right.

July 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Beasley back hoping for 5th Gold Cup title

BALTIMORE (AP) - DaMarcus Beasley was content with his December decision to retire from the U.S. national team.

July 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


2 Spanish riders killed in motorcycle race

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Two Spanish racers were killed in a chain-reaction crash on the first lap of a World Superbike race.

July 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Morgan and Messi grace cover of FIFA 16

Lionel Messi will be joined by Alex Morgan on the cover of EA Sports' FIFA 16 video game.

July 21, 2015 | | Pro Sports


World champ fights off shark

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Knocked off his board by an attacking shark, three-time world champion Mick Fanning punched the creature before escaping unharmed during the televised finals of a world surfing competition in South Africa on Sunday.

July 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Former pitcher Mark Mulder wins tourney

STATELINE, Nev. (AP) - Mark Mulder won the American Century Championship on Sunday, holding off fellow former major league pitcher Eric Gagne by a point.

July 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Trainer: California Chrome to return to racing in 2016

DEL MAR (AP) - Trainer Art Sherman says California Chrome, winner of the 2014 Kentucky Derby and Horse of the Year, will return to racing next year.

July 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Kyle Busch races to 3rd win of year, moves closer to Chase

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) - Stuck in a hospital, Kyle Busch could only think about a comeback, not championship contention.

July 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Piercy wins Barbasol fpr 3rd PGA title

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) - Scott Piercy won the Barbasol Championship on Sunday for his third PGA Tour title, closing with a 6-under 65 for a three-stroke victory.

July 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Giants place Susac on disabled list

PHOENIX (AP) - The San Francisco Giants put catcher Andrew Susac on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right thumb before Sunday's game against Arizona.

July 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Maxwell hits HR, Pence has key hit as Giants win

PHOENIX (AP) - Even with his bullpen overworked the previous two days, Giants manager Bruce Bochy decided that there was no point in pushing ace Madison Bumgarner beyond five innings and 93 pitches on Sunday.

July 20, 2015 | | Pro Sports


Josh Reddick hits grand slam

OAKLAND (AP) - Jake Smolinski has made a big impression with his bat in less than 24 hours of his first home games for Oakland.

July 19, 2015 | Tamara Foreman | Pro Sports


US study banning headers only part of stopping concussions

AURORA, Colorado (AP) - A group of scientists checked a decade's worth of data about what causes concussions in U.S. high school soccer. Their conclusion: While a ban on heading would help decrease head injuries, what the game really needs is better enforcement of rules restricting all sorts of player-to-player contact.

July 18, 2015 | | Pro Sports


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Garcia reminded that time still on his side to win a major

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) - Henrik Stenson took his silver claret jug and headed straight for Switzerland to play in a charity event organized by Sergio ...

July 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Bumgarner, Giants fall to Reds for 9th loss in 11 games

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The way the San Francisco Giants are going these days, even a solid outing from their four-time All-Star and staff ace wasn ...

July 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Davis homers twice, Crisp goes deep

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Coco Crisp and Khris Davis got Oakland off to a quick start against Yu Darvish. Then came their big blows against a ...

July 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kevin Durant shines in first game at new home arena

OAKLAND (AP) - Cheered all night long by his basketball-crazed new fan base, Kevin Durant knocked down a 3-pointer on the Americans' first touch and slammed ...

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cain hits better than he pitches as Giants beat Reds

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Matt Cain hit a three-run homer during his first win in more than two months, and the San Francisco Giants beat the ...

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Gray area: 8 Ks, 1 bad inning as A’s win

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Sonny Gray had a season-high eight strikeouts and overcame one volatile inning, Josh Reddick drove in three runs and the Oakland Athletics ...

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Sean Doolittle plays impromptu shadow baseball with boy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - When a baseball-loving boy stopped Oakland reliever Sean Doolittle by chance Monday to check out the A's bandanna worn by the ...

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Padres keep rebuilding by trading Upton to Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) - Outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. was already in Toronto with the San Diego Padres when they traded him across the diamond to the Blue ...

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


New Cubs closer Aroldis Chapman arrives to a mixed

CHICAGO (AP) - Star closer Aroldis Chapman joined the Cubs on Tuesday, arriving to a mixed reaction in Chicago and saying he couldn't remember what ...

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Federer to miss rest of season

Associated Press

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


At least 105 Russian athletes banned so far

MOSCOW (AP) - At least 105 athletes from the 387-strong Russian Olympic team announced last week have been barred from the Rio Games in connection with ...

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Stoudemire retires from NBA

NEW YORK (AP) - Amare Stoudemire's greatest NBA success was in Phoenix, where as Steve Nash's pick-and-roll partner he was one of the NBA ...

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Veteran receiver Anquan Boldin joining Lions via free agency

DETROIT (AP) - Anquan Boldin is joining the Detroit Lions, according to messages on the free-agent receiver's Twitter account Tuesday.

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Seattle agrees to contract extension with coach Pete Carroll

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks and coach Pete Carroll have agreed on a contract extension, keeping the oldest head coach in the NFL locked ...

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Baltusrol is last chance for 2016 major for McIlroy, Spieth

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) - Rory McIlroy took stock of his game and the shots required at Baltusrol and reached a most logical conclusion Tuesday. He ...

July 26, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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