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IOC explores legal options on banning all Russians from Rio

LONDON (AP) - With just over two weeks until the opening ceremony, Russia still doesn't know whether its athletes - all or even some - will be competing in the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. It may all come down to the lawyers.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Olympic tickets: Prices could drop for non-Brazilian buyers

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Sports fans living outside Brazil who bought tickets for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics early may be regretting it, having paid higher prices and add-on fees.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Giants sign P Drabek to minor league deal

BOSTON (AP) - The San Francisco Giants have signed former first-round pick Kyle Drabek to a minor league deal.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Dodgers’ Kershaw out for series vs Nats because of back pain

WASHINGTON (AP) - Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw won't pitch this week against Washington because of nagging back pain.

July 20, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Taillon hit in head by liner but stays in game

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pirates rookie pitcher Jameson Taillon was struck in the head by a line drive but remained in the game on Tuesday night.

July 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Russia’s participation in Rio uncertain

A scathing report outlining a state-sanctioned doping system in Russia prompted immediate calls for the nation's entire team to be sidelined from the Summer Games, raising the possibility that the Olympics could go on without a sports superpower for the first time since the 1980s.

July 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


‘People are scared of him’: Sagan wins any way he chooses

BERN, Switzerland (AP) - Peter Sagan can win practically any way he chooses: Breakaways, sprints, fearless downhill attacks, and now a bike throw at the line.

July 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Valentine’s buzzer beater gives Bulls title at Summer League

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Denzel Valentine put a thrilling finish on the NBA Summer League.

July 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Nationals’ Strasburg recaptures dominance with 13-0 start

WASHINGTON (AP) - Watching Stephen Strasburg on the mound in 90-degree heat, Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker recalled how he heard the right-hander would "wilt" in these situations.

July 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


American League-worst Twins fire general manager Terry Ryan

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota Twins owner Jim Pohlad's reverence for Terry Ryan has been evident for almost two decades, steadfastly supporting his general manager with a commitment uncommon in today's game.

July 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Former Cardinals exec sentenced to prison

HOUSTON (AP) - A federal judge sentenced the former scouting director of the St. Louis Cardinals to nearly four years in prison Monday for hacking the Houston Astros' player personnel database and email system in an unusual case of high-tech cheating involving two Major League Baseball clubs.

July 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Peyton? Retired. Coughlin? Resigned. Rams? In LA

Peyton Manning is retired. Tom Coughlin is gone. Heck, the Rams no longer are in St. Louis.

July 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Sharks re-sign forward Matt Nieto to 1-year contract

SAN JOSE (AP) - The San Jose Sharks have signed forward Matt Nieto to a one-year contract.

July 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Warriors a step closer to new San Francisco home

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Golden State Warriors are a step closer to relocating to San Francisco from Oakland.

July 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Graveman wins 5th straight to pace Athletics

OAKLAND (AP) - With three wins in four games since the All-Star break against two of the hottest teams in the majors, the Athletics are building some momentum.

July 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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Early mistake costs Athletics in defeat

CHICAGO (AP) - The Oakland Athletics made another costly mistake Sunday.

August 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


SF giants fall; slip out of 1st in NL West

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Noah Syndergaard and Jeurys Familia combined on a three-hitter and Yoenis Cespedes homered off Jeff Samardzija, leading the New York Mets over ...

August 21, 2016 | | Pro Sports


In Bolt’s shadow, US team keeps raking in medals

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - In the shadow of mighty Usain Bolt, Allyson Felix achieved something unprecedented in women's track and field Friday by winning ...

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Lochte’s apology is about as real as his story

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Ryan Lochte's apology was about as real as his story.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Graveman tosses 2-hitter, Davis homers as A’s rout White Sox

CHICAGO (AP) - Kendall Graveman was so dominant it left Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin searching for a clock.

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Cueto snaps winless skid and helps Giants beat Mets

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Johnny Cueto pitched seven effective innings and ended his six-start winless streak, and the San Francisco Giants broke away late from the ...

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Clark, Horst score; Dynamo win for 1st time since July 2

SAN JOSE (AP) - Ricardo Clark and David Horst scored and the Houston Dynamo won for the first time since July 2, beating the San Jose ...

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

August 19, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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