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Nibali favorite to win Tour de France

BESANCON, France (AP) - With defending champion Chris Froome and two-time winner Alberto Contador out of the race, the path is wide open for Vincenzo Nibali to become the first Italian to win the Tour de France since the late Marco Pantani in 1998.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Dwyane Wade re-signs with Miami Heat

Dwyane Wade is staying with the Miami Heat, and his latest deal is designed to give both the player and the only franchise he's ever known some flexibility in the coming years.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Contador looks to Vuelta after Tour exit

MADRID (AP) - Former Tour de France champion Alberto Contador does not need surgery on his injured right leg and hopes to defy his doctors by racing in next month's Spanish Vuelta.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Saints confirm multiyear deal with Graham

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans Saints on Tuesday confirmed a multiyear contract with Jimmy Graham, ending a protracted holdout for the star tight end.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


A’s relish in the All-Star spotlight

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Oakland had a major league-high six players selected for the All-Star game, plus a seventh in recently acquired right-hander Jeff Samardzija, who would've been included on the NL side had he remained with the Chicago Cubs.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Selig says Rose could play All-Star role in 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Pete Rose may have a role to play in next year's All-Star game in Cincinnati despite his lifetime ban from baseball.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MLB appoints Billy Bean consultant for inclusion

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The burden of being gay became too great for Billy Bean to bear during his playing career, so he quit rather than seek support for his secret.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


With hitting down, should MLB lower the mound?

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Baseball has a problem: Clayton Kershaw, Aroldis Chapman, Felix Hernandez and all the other kings of the hill are just too good.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Derby king defends his crown

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Yoenis Cespedes knew how to pace himself in this rain-delayed home run derby, drawn out further by a new format.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hernandez vs Wainwright in All-Star game

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Seattle's Felix Hernandez will start Tuesday night's All-Star game for the American League and Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals will open for the National League.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Derek Jeter set for 14th and last All-Star Game

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Derek Jeter was an elite shortstop winning World Series championships not long after many of baseball's current greats were born.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


More than 26 million watch World Cup final in US

NEW YORK (AP) - Even without the home team involved, the World Cup final between Germany and Argentina set a television viewership record in the United States, capping a tournament that exceeded expectations for interest on both ESPN and Univision.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Alberto Contador out with fractured shin

PLANCHER-LES-MINES, France (AP) - After just 10 stages, the two pre-race favorites have crashed out of the Tour de France. And Vincenzo Nibali is wasting little time in showing that he's now the man to beat.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lefty lovin’ life

HOYLAKE, England (AP) - Phil Mickelson rolled long putts across the practice green in front of the Royal Liverpool clubhouse, some of them going in, most of them the right distance. He chirped to the caddie of Brandt Snedeker about their money game, a Mickelson tradition at the majors.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Scolari out as Brazil coach after World Cup failure

SAO PAULO (AP) - Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari resigned after the team failed to win the World Cup, the Brazilian Football Confederation said Monday.

July 15, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Bonds, Clemens likely to get boost from Hall vote changes

NEW YORK (AP) - Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and other tainted stars of the Steroids Era appear likely to get a boost in Hall of Fame ...

January 06, 2016 | | Pro Sports


New year on PGA Tour raises five questions

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) - Jordan Spieth spent the first official practice day of the new year in good company.

January 06, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Alvarez can earn $1.6M in bonuses under A’s deal

OAKLAND (AP) - Henderson Alvarez can earn $1.6 million in performance bonuses based on starts in addition to his $4.25 million salary as part ...

January 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Odds go out window for unpredictable playoffs

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The playoffs are here, and nobody seems to know what to make of them.

January 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Two-time Super Bowl winner Coughlin resigns as Giants coach

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - With the New York Giants facing a difficult decision on his coaching future after four straight years out of the ...

January 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kaepernick has torn thumb ligament on throwing hand

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has a torn ligament in the thumb on his throwing hand and surgery has been recommended ...

January 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Swinney confident star Lawson will play in title game

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says he is "very optimistic" All-American Shaq Lawson will play in the national title game against Alabama after ...

January 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Possible move hangs over Raiders

ALAMEDA (AP) - Heading into the offseason with uncertainty is old hat for the Oakland Raiders, who have had nine head coaches and 17 starting quarterbacks ...

January 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Green’s triple-double leads Golden State

OAKLAND (AP) - Draymond Green became the second Warriors player ever to post three straight triple-doubles and Golden State rolled to its 35th straight regular-season home ...

January 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cousins lead Kings past Thunder

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins had 33 points and a season-high 19 rebounds, and the Sacramento Kings took advantage of Kevin Durant being out of ...

January 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


49ers general manager staying

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York is retaining Trent Baalke with the idea that the general manager will hire a new coach ...

January 05, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Chiefs chair expects team will play in LA next season

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Chiefs owner Clark Hunt expects at least one NFL franchise to be play in Los Angeles next season, though he declined ...

January 04, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Butler tops Jordan’s record

TORONTO (AP) - For one half, Jimmy Butler was better than Michael Jordan.

January 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


It’s Clemson’s O-line vs. Alabama’s defensive front

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - Clemson's offensive line has conquered challenges all season. Its final one - and perhaps biggest - will come in the national championship ...

January 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


49ers fire first-year coach Tomsula after losing year

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jim Tomsula was fired by the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night after one disappointing season, with an announcement just more than ...

January 03, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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